Charo Santos-Concio

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Charo Santos-Concio
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Born(1955-10-27) October 27, 1955 (age 58)
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
EducationHarvard University
OccupationMaalaala Mo Kaya Host
President and CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation
Actress
Film and television producer
Years active1970-present
Spouse(s)Cesar Rafael Concio, Jr.
ChildrenFrancis and Martin Concio
ParentsDr. Winifredo Santos and Nora Navarro-Santos
 
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Charo Santos-Concio
Charo Santos Concio - President of ABS-CBN Corporation.JPG
Born(1955-10-27) October 27, 1955 (age 58)
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
EducationHarvard University
OccupationMaalaala Mo Kaya Host
President and CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation
Actress
Film and television producer
Years active1970-present
Spouse(s)Cesar Rafael Concio, Jr.
ChildrenFrancis and Martin Concio
ParentsDr. Winifredo Santos and Nora Navarro-Santos

Maria Rosario Santos known as Charo Santos-Concio or Charo Santos (born October 27, 1955) is a Filipina television executive, host, actress, and film producer who hosts the network's longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. She is the President of ABS-CBN Corporation, and plays a powerful role in TV and film production in the Philippines.[1] On March 3, 2008, Ms. Charo Santos-Concio was promoted as 5th president of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and in charge of the company's total business portfolio, taking over from interim president Eugenio Lopez III.[2]

Personal life[edit]

María Rosario is the second of six children born to Winifredo Santos, a physician, and Nora Navarro. She followed eldest sister Suzanne, and preceded Malou, head of Star Cinema; Joey, their only brother; Mae, who is an executive producer for ABS-CBN; and Millette Mortiz, the wife of actor, writer, and director Edgar Mortiz. Santos is married to businessman Cesar Rafael Concio, Jr. and together they have two sons, Francis and Martin, and two granddaughters.

She studied an advanced management course at Harvard University.[3], and had previously won Miss San Beda and became a muse for the San Beda Red Lions, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Career[edit]

Charo was first noticed by the media as Baron Travel Girl in 1976. She also worked as a production assistant with a pre-martial law ABS-CBN.

In the 1980s, Charo produced a number of films such as Oro Plata Mata and Himala under the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. She also served as the creative force behind the productions of Vanguard Films and Vision Films before moving to Regal Films.


She established herself as an award-winning dramatic actress early in her career, winning the trophy for her performance in Mike de Leon’s Itim during the 1977 Asian Film Festival. She was critically acclaimed for her performance in Lino Brocka’s 1990 film Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak which won several awards including a Best Director FAMAS for Brocka. Santos has also won four FAMAS Award nominations. She obtained two Best Actress nominations for Pag-Ibig na Walang Dangal (1980) and Kontrobersiyal (1981) and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (1990) and Ms. Dolora X (1993). She also earned two Gawad Urian nominations for Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak and Itim.

In 1987, while working for Regal Films, she was invited to join the new ABS-CBN, which had re-opened in September 1986. Santos-Concio was promoted from Production Manager, to Program Director to Executive Vice-President. She was credited in the production of several of ABS-CBN’s films including Home Along the Riles, Esperanza and Pangako Sa ‘Yo during this period. Her film background played an important role in the creation of Star Cinema. She is also behind the longest-running Philippine TV drama anthology program Maalaala Mo Kaya, which she has hosted since it premiered in 1991.

On December 26, 2007, the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) awarded Charo Santos-Concio with the Manuel de Leon Award for her work in the industry.[4] On March 1, 2008, she was appointed as the 5th President of ABS-CBN, making her the first woman president of the media conglomerate and the Lopez Group of Companies.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ She will take over as ABS-CBN CEO after the current CEO retires on December 31, 2012.[2]
  3. ^ "Charo Santos-Concio is new ABS-CBN President". Business World Online. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ http://abscbnpr.com/charo-santos-concio-appointed-ceo-of-abs-cbn-corporation/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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