VILMA WINS BEST ACTRESS PLUM AT BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL
Manila, Nov. 16, 1999 Here is a much-deserved birthday gift for Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos: she has just won the Best Actress award at the just-concluded Brussels International Film Festival for her portrayal as a single mother in Star Cinema's Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa. The film’s director, Chito Roño, was named Best Director in the same event.
“Bata, Bata” was Vilma's only movie for 1998. It was shown four months after she was elected Lipa City Mayor.
Before it went to Brussels, Bata, Bata won for Vilma the Best Actress trophy at the Urian Awards, the Star Awards and the Film Academy Awards.
She could have also won the FAMAS award, but as a member of the FAMAS Hall of Fame, Vilma is disqualified from competing in the FAMAS Best Actress category.
The story was written by Lualhati Bautista, also the author of the controversial “Sutla,” starring Priscilla Almeda.
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