With my work shift ending at 10AM and the call time for the Bloggers Conference with Vilma Santos set also at 10AM, I was literally trying to fly as I trekked from Eastwood to ABS-CBN earlier today. Hoping that the celebrated Star for All Seasons would go overtime from her guesting on KrisTV to promote her movie, I was texting random people time and again to make sure that I would still make it.
I was five minutes away with moderate traffic in the vicinity of Sgt. Esguerra when I was informed that Vilma had just arrived at the venue, so I had my camera ready even before I got off the cab. I ran (no kidding) past the PA's with the list of invited bloggers barely pointing out my name on the list.
Ate Vi was surrounded in a packed room when I arrived but I managed to squeeze in right in front to take a couple of shots. My intent was this. Get a photo of Vilma Santos so I can post it along with the one I took of Nora Aunor.
I had already taken a photo of the other great actress of our time and it would just be an injustice if I am not able to take one of her greatest showbiz rival, especially now that they are both back in the movie making business. With that quest completed, I am looking forward to a time when these two great actresses can again work together (maybe even pose together) and show this generation why they are both legends in their own right.
The Healing marks Vilma's 50th year anniversary in showbiz and will be shown in theaters nationwide on July 25th. Will post more about the fun blog-con and more photos from the event soon.