Manuel Silos

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Manuel Silos (born 1 January 1906, date of death unknown)[1] was an award-winning Filipino film-maker from the 1920s through the 1950s. He began his career by making silent movies together with his brothers. As a bodabil (vaudeville) actor and comedian, Silos used the stage and screen name Santo Tulia. He appeared in romantic-comedy films such as Victory Joe in 1946, Puppy Love in 1956, and Tuloy and Ligaya (literally "Bliss Continues") in 1958. He became known for his FAMAS-awarded film Biyaya ng Lupa ("Blessings of the Land"). In 1979, Silos received the Natatanging Gawad Urian. In 1985, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP).[2]


  1. ^ Focus on Filipino films: a sampling, 1951-1982, p.33
  2. ^ "Manuel Silos",