María Rosario Navarro "Charo" Santos-Concio (born October 27, 1955), (Tagalog: [ˈtʃaɾɔ ˈsɐntɔs ˈkɔnʃo]), is a Filipino media executive and actress. She is the host of Maalaala Mo Kaya, the longest-running television drama anthology in Asia. From 2012 to 2016, she was the chief executive officer of ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest entertainment and media conglomerate in the Philippines. She is chief content officer and president of ABS-CBN University. Santos-Concio plays a role in TV and film production in the Philippines.[1]

Charo Santos
Santos-Concio in 2014
President, ABS-CBN Corporation
In office
March 3, 2008 – December 31, 2015
Preceded byEugenio Lopez III
Succeeded byCarlo Katigbak
Personal details
María Rosario Navarro Santos

(1955-10-27) October 27, 1955 (age 68)
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Cesar Rafael Concio Jr.
(m. 1982; died 2023)
Alma materSt. Paul University Manila
OccupationChief Content Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation
President of ABS-CBN University
host for Maalaala Mo Kaya
film and television producer

On March 3, 2008, she was promoted as the fifth president of ABS-CBN Corporation and in charge of the company's total business portfolio, taking over from interim president Eugenio López III. She took over as CEO after López retired on December 31, 2015.[2]

Career edit

Santos-Concio was first noticed by the media as Baron Travel Girl in 1976. She also worked as a production assistant with the pre-martial law in Radio Philippines Network.

In the 1980s, Santos-Concio produced a number of films such as Oro, Plata, Mata and Himala under the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. She also was 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 three Gawad Urian nominations for The Woman Who Left, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak, and Itim.

In 1987, while working for Regal Films, she was invited to join the new ABS-CBN, which had reopened on September 14, 1986. Santos-Concio was promoted from Production Manager, to Program Director to Executive Vice-President. She is credited in the production of several phenomenal television series of ABS-CBN including Esperanza, Mula Sa Puso, Pangako Sa 'Yo, and Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. 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 Santos-Concio with the Manuel de Leon Award for her work in the industry.[3] 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.

On January 1, 2016, Santos-Concio stepped down as President and CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation and was succeeded by Carlo Katigbak, the Chief Operating Officer of the company at that time. She's currently the Chief Content Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation and the President of ABS-CBN University.

Awards and recognitions edit

  • 2015 Fleur-de-lis Award, St. Paul University Manila
  • 2014 Female Makabata Star, Anak TV Awards
  • 2014 Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand category, Stevie Awards for Women in Business
  • 2014 Asian Media Woman of the Year, ContentAsia
  • 2014 Woman Achiever for Tourism and International Understanding, 24th SKAL Tourism Personality Awards
  • 2014 Woman of the Year for the Philippines, 1st Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
  • 2014 FitzGerald Belfry Lifetime Achievement of The Year, 94th Las Familias Unidas FitzGerald Awards
  • 2013 OFW Gawad Parangal, Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anak ng Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc. (KAKAMMPI)
  • 2013 Anak TV Seal Award, Anak TV Awards
  • 2013 Golden Wheel Award for Corporate Media Management, Rotary International District 3780 and the Quezon City government's The Rotary Golden Wheel Awards
  • 2013 Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Lifetime Achievement Award, 21st Golden Dove Awards
  • 2013 25-year Service Award, ABS-CBN Corporation's Kapamilya Awards, 2013 Tourism Award (For Media Broadcast), Rotary Club of Manila's 9th Tourism Awards
  • 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Sa Sining ng Telebisyon, 10th Gawad Tanglaw Awards
  • 2012 Outstanding Paulinian, St. Paul University Manila
  • 2011 Female Makabata Star, Anak TV Awards
  • 2011 Woman Super Achiever Award, CMO Asia's Woman Super Achiever Awards
  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Screen TV Awards
  • 2011 Gawad Parangal, Quezon City Government's Gawad Parangal
  • 2010 CEO Communication Excellence in Organizations Award, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) CEO Excel Awards
  • 2010 Anak TV Seal Award, Anak TV Awards
  • 2007 Manuel de Leon Award, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Awards
  • 2007 Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award, 21st Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television
  • 1978 Best Actress for the film “Itim,” Asian Film Festival

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Network
1991–2022 Maalaala Mo Kaya Herself / narrator ABS-CBN
Kapamilya Channel
1997–1999 Esperanza Isabel Bermudez-Salgado ABS-CBN
2010 May Bukas Pa Virgin Mary
2018 Since I Found You Elvie Capistrano
2019–2020 Starla Lola Tala
2022 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Ramona Kapamilya Channel
2023–present FPJ's Batang Quiapo Matilde "Tindeng" Asuncion

Film edit

Year Title Role Ref.
1976 Itim Teresa
1977 Tisoy!
1978 Camerino
1979 High School Circa '65
Boy Kodyak
Sino'ng pipigil sa pagpatak ng ulan? Ikuko Susuki
Ang alamat ni Julian Makabayan
Durugin si Totoy Bato
1980 4 na Maria
Aguila Atty. Monica Salvación "Sally" Llamas de Águila [4]
Disco Madhouse Maya
Kakabakaba Ka Ba? Melanie
Pag-ibig na Walang Dangal
Brutal Clara
1981 Kontrobersyal Mers Madsen
Dakpin si Pusa
Lukso ng Dugo Aklang
Kisapmata Milagros Carandang
1982 My Juan and Only Aklang
1984 Hindi mo ako kayang tapakan Anna
Mga Batang Yagit
Hindi mo ako kayang tapakan Doña Anastacia "Anna" Hernandez vda. de Tuazon
1985 Uhaw Na Uhaw
1987 Batas sa aking kamay
Paano kung wala ka na? Doris
1989 Wanted: Pamilya Banal Lorena Banal
1990 Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak Rowena Guatlo [5]
Island of Desire
Kapag langit ang humatol Dorina
1991 Dinampot Ka Lang sa Putik
Kailan Ka Magiging Akin Leila [6]
1992 Alyas Ninong: Huling kilabot ng Tondo
1993 Ms. Dolora X [7]
1994 Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie Narrator [8]
1999 Esperanza: The Movie Isabel Salgado [9]
2016 The Woman Who Left Horacia Somorostro / Renata [10]
2018 Eerie Mother Superior Alice [11]
2019 The Mall, The Merrier Herself
2021 Whether the Weather is Fine Norma [12]

Notes edit

^ ^ Santos-Concio's full name is unclear as her birth was registered prior to July 1956 birth registration where the middle name or maternal family name was implemented.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "ABS-CBN". Archived from the original on June 11, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO APPOINTED CEO OF ABS-CBN CORPORATION". Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Charo Santos-Concio appointed CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation". Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Abellon, Bam V. (November 12, 2019). "The drama behind Aguila: Walkouts, diva turns and confrontation on the set of FPJ's best film". ABS-CBN News. ANCX. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Charo Santos-Concio becomes CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation". December 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "Charo Santos-Concio Reunites With Judy Ann Santos on a TV Project".
  7. ^ "Filipina Hero, Charo Santos-Concio: The Superwoman". Archived from the original on June 4, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Santos-Concio is new ABS-CBN president". The Philippine Star.
  9. ^ "Charo Santos-Concio reunites with Judy Ann Santos for this TV project". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  10. ^ "Charo Santos deserves Oscar nod for 'Ang Babaeng Humayo,' US film critic says". ABS-CBN News.
  11. ^ "LOOK: 'Eerie' starring Bea, Charo makes world premiere in Singapore". ABS-CBN News.
  12. ^ "WATCH: 'Kun Maupay Man It Panahon' releases first trailer". Rappler. July 15, 2021. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
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External links edit

Preceded by ABS-CBN Chief Executive Officer
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by ABS-CBN President
March 3, 2008 – December 31, 2015
Succeeded by