Santos' political career started in 1998 when she was elected mayor of Lipa City in Batangas province. After winning three consecutive three-year terms as city mayor, Santos ran for and won the position of provincial governor in 2010.
Each of the following movie screen captures represent a decade in Santos' in show business:
|1966: As Imee Marcos in Iginuhit ng Tadhana: The Ferdinand Marcos Story|
|1977: As the dancer Czarina in Burlesk Queen|
|1984: As the titular nun-turned-activist in Sister Stella L.|
|1998: As the headstrong mother Lea Bustamante in Bata, Bata ... Paano Ka Ginawa?|
|2000: As Josie, the returning Overseas Filipino Worker, in Anak|
(Picture Credits: 777 Film Productions, IAN Film Productions, Regal Films, Star Cinema, Sky Internet)