Gawad Plaridel 2005 awarded to Vilma Santos
Rosa Vilma Santos (2005, Film)
Ms. Rosa Vilma Santos received the second U.P. Gawad Plaridel in 2005. She was chosen for her consummate artistry in crafting and creating her varied cinematic roles; her courage in choosing roles which bring to the public attention an astounding range of female experiences whose stories have the effect of raising or transforming the consciousness of women; her commitment to truth in playing maverick characters which dared to speak the truth in a period of intense political repression and reprisal; and for her brilliant career which saw her grow from popular icon to professional actor through self-discipline and tireless honing of her craft, thereby becoming a role model for fellow actors in the industry.