Malou Santos’s 60th birthday celebration was well-attended by her closest friends in the industry.
As she reaches another milestone in her life, Malou Santos had an advanced celebration for her 60th birthday which was a simple but classy affair attended by her closest friends from inside and outside showbiz. Led by her elder sister Charo Santos-Concio, the event’s short but meaningful program showed Malou’s growing up years before she entered ABS-CBN. Toni Gonzaga was one of the hosts while those who performed at the program included Sharon Cuneta, Vice Ganda, Gary Valenciano, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Bryan Santos, Badji Mortiz, Camille Mortiz, and Francis Concio.
Celebrity couples spotted together at the party included Xian Lim and Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo, and A Love to Last stars Ronnie Alonte and Julia Barretto. Angel Locsin also arrived sporting her shorter, chic hairstyle. The rumored Darna star says she is busy preparing this year for another exciting role. One of the early birds to the party, Zsa Zsa Padilla said there’s no truth she has already applied for a marriage license with her on-and-off again boyfriend Conrad Onglao. Lorna Tolentino arrived with eldest son Rap Fernandez who is the father of LT’s first granddaughter Tori.
Some celebrity guests shared their birthday wishes for the Star Cinema head.
“Kung bakit ako nandidito ngayon dahil kay Tita Malou. Ang laking pasasalamat ko at ng pamilya ko sa kanya at sa ABS-CBN. Acting awards, good projects, dahil din sa kanya yun. Hindi lang siya mentor, nanay, kaibigan. Wala ata akong pinagdaanan sa buhay ko at naging problema na hindi ako tumakbo sa kanya. Sa 60 parang nakuha na niya lahat di ba? Sana lang maalagaan niya yung health niya. Kasi grabe yung pagka-workaholic niya. Dire-diretso meeting niya sa isang araw at sana makapagpahinga siya dahil deserve niya. At huwag sana siya magsawang tumulong sa mga kagaya namin, nagbibigay siya ng trabaho sa ating lahat.”
“Na-meet ko si Tita Malou nung in-offeran niya ako ng contract sa Star Cinema way back eight years ago. Siguro good health. I think everyone in the business is wishing for that kasi siyempre ang hirap sa panahon ngayon magkasakit. Ang hirap din ma-stop yung trabaho mo dahil nagkakaron ka ng sakit so basically that’s it. Good health."
“Siyempre the best of health, more success, joy and happiness, and more love and laughter in her life. At saka siyempre more box office hits para happy siya (laughs)."
“Wish ko talaga kay Tita Malou is good health and of course non-stop blockbuster hits for Star Cinema for her. And peace of mind.”
“To continue to produce and produce and produce more, more films. She’s such a blessing and a value to Philippine cinema and I’m happy to be invited to celebrate 60 years of her wonderful life and 60, 70 more years. Happy Birthday Tita Malou!”
“Good health siyempre and sana maging happy siya lagi."
“Siyempre first of all good health and more blessings and continue lang yung lahat ng na-achieve niya. Congratulations and more power."
“Sana maging mas maging successful pa siya, good health. I hope to work with her soon.”
Senator Kiko Pangilinan
“Well I wish her happiness, good health, more success, and more successful films."
Zsa Zsa Padilla
“I know that she’s very, very hardworking so I wish that she would take time also out of her busy schedule to enjoy life and take vacations. More vacations probably for her.”
“Thank you sa lahat. You’ve been one of the greatest titas that I can ask for and yung love mo, although sometimes very tough, alam ko it comes from a place that’s very dear to your heart kaya at the end of the day very grateful ako and I love you. My wish is that she finds peace in everything that she’s accomplished sa industriya. I know she’s a very hardworking and industrious woman. And she continues to challenge herself and set the bar higher and higher as she accomplishes things. Sa totoo lang, she’s accomplished more than anybody would have expected her to. We’re very proud of her. I don’t think she’s ready to let go of her job yet but I think finding closure to that job and walking away from it and leaving it in better hands than when she first came to it."
“For somebody who has everything, I wish her good health and more opportunities to help aspiring artists. Alam natin na she’s very instrumental in all aspects, in music, in movies, ang dami niyang natulungan so siguro yun lang. Continuous blessings na ma-she-share niya sa lahat ng aspiring artists at sa amin din na mga artista na nandiyan na sa industriya. Inner peace din of course."