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Will Vilma Santos be named National Artist for Film?

Fans of Ate Vi continue to push for the star’s recognition

Danielle Aquino
Danielle Aquino

8/12/2017 in News
Will Vilma Santos be named National Artist for Film?

The group Vilma Santos Solid International, Inc., or VSSI, has once again submitted Vilma Santos-Recto’s name in the nominations for National Artist for Film.

“Salamat sa inyo. Salamat talaga,” Vilma said to her devoted fans for the nomination.


Vilmanians from all over put in a lot of effort for their idol’s nomination because they strongly believe that the Star For All Seasons is deserving of the title due to the success of all her films and her valuable contribution to the industry.


Jojo Lim, president of VSSI, shared in an interview with PEP that he informed the Star For All Seasons of this news at the group’s 35th anniversary celebration at Tramway restaurant, Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

He shared that Vilma had this to say: “I truly, truly appreciate it. Pero sabi ko nga, alam mo naman ako sa malaking natutunan ko na sa buhay ko sa pelikula at dito rin sa pulitika, talagang if it is meant, it’s meant. ‘Pag hindi natupad, it’s not meant, ganoon lang yun. Kasi kapag hindi nangyari, ibig sabihin merong mas magandang mangyayari. Ngayon kapag nangyari, it’s meant, ganu’n lang yun.”


She also recognized all the hard work the group put into the nomination because she knew everything had to be well-documented.

Vilma has confirmed that she will be attending the 2017 Star Awards for Movies of the Philippine Movie Press Club, Inc. (PMPC) on September 3 as she will be awarded a special award.