Charo Santos-Concio Receives Fleur-de-lis Award from St. Paul University

ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer (CEO) Charo Santos-Concio was recently conferred the Fleur-de-lis Award, the highest form of honor given to outstanding graduates of St. Paul University Manila.


According to St. Paul University Manila president Sister Ma. Evangeline Anastacio, Santos-Concio was cited for her outstanding achievements in the field of television and unwavering loyalty to her alma mater.

“Charo is a true inspiration to the Paulinian community because of her exemplary achievement in her field and her commitment to uplift the human spirit through the creation of meaningful dramas and public service programs on television,” said Anastacio about Santos-Concio, who graduated with a degree in communication arts cum laude from St. Paul University Manila in 1976.

Santos-Concio said her love for and fascination with media started even when she was a young girl. And while studying at St. Paul, she worked part-time as a voice talent and a host of a noontime show at a radio station.

“My passion to get into the media industry never died. I realized that I could actually serve my country through media,” said Santos-Concio. “At ABS-CBN, I’m doing what I love to do and have always wanted to do, which is to tell stories that inspire, inform, and empower people. And this award means so much to me because more than anything, it is an affirmation that I have had success by simply doing what I love.”

Prior to her Fleur-de-lis Award, Santos-Concio bagged three international honors in 2014 for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments as the president and CEO of the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate.

Santos Concio won the Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand category at the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business; the Gold Stevie Award for the Woman of the Year category for all Asia-Pacific nations (except Australia and South Korea) at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards; and was named Asian Media Woman of the Year by ContentAsia, a premier information resource that covers the entertainment media industry across Asia-Pacific region.

Santos-Concio, who completed an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University, was appointed CEO in January 2013. Prior to this, she was ABS-CBN’s president and chief operating officer since 2008. She was previously the head of Channel 2 Mega Manila Management.

Onscreen, Santos-Concio hosts ABS-CBN Channel 2’s longest-running drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” She began her career in the company as a television production consultant in 1987 after working as a line producer for BanCom, Audiovision, Vanguard Films, Regal Films, and Vision Exponents. She also worked as a film production manager for the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines.

7 Comments on Charo Santos-Concio Receives Fleur-de-lis Award from St. Paul University

  1. eh di WOW ang expression ng mga TUNGAW! HAHAHA.. cheap award na naman hahaha..

  2. Kapuso asan na? magsasara na ba kayo? hahaha!!! xD

  3. Bitter kami mga kapuso puro kasi FLOP ang aming palabas at movie. huhuhuhuhuhu ;P

  4. To Rhodora X and Briggs // January 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm //

    Most people are not stupid. We know what’s not good for us. Do you think we are absorbing the bad traits of these people, ofcourse not. We’re clinging on them because of their good side.

    Be positive. Stop the hate.. hate of yourself. Get a life and together let’s focus on what’s good to everyone.

  5. Vice Ganda // January 30, 2015 at 1:44 pm //

    To rhodora x eh di wow!!

  6. Rhodora X RETURNS // January 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm //

    by Rhodora X 

    In an essential need for entertainment, the masses are easily gravitated to Kapamilya station, a network known for luring evils out of its lair. Their charisma is basically absent but hard work and mindless elbowing to where they are right now simulates success, therefore allowing them to be an almost indestructible TV figures.

    They have the phenomenal VICE GANDA, the uncouth and uncultured prick whose ‘kabastusan’ is record-breaking and in a short span of time elevated him to a pedestal made of chalk. 

    ANNE CURTIS, the ‘lasengga’ bully who seems nice and all when she’s sober but takes on a fierce character when inabriated and wage a private war with her own demons is still very visible on TV.

    KRIS AQUINO, who hungers for attention and buys people to drum that up is tolerated because of the power that she can play up on anyone.

    KORINA SANCHEZ, still the biggest JOKE in the broadcast industry, who is also a domestic helper beater is best known for her nasty remarks and distributing cheap and poor-quality slippers to sectors she blandly calls ‘MAHIHIRAP.’

    I cannot digest the reason why we all have to eat their news garbage and spew out more trash for ourselves. Are we all held hostage to these insane characters making millions out of a cretinous curiousity of sorts?!

  7. pipitsugin awards!

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