|Born||December 3, 1989 (age 27)
Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
|Occupation||Actress and Student|
|Parent(s)||Verano and Helen Lusterio|
|Awards||Best Child Actress and Best Supporting Actress|
Rebeca Lusterio or Bikay for short, made an abrupt transition to show business when was cast in the movie Muro-Ami in 1999. For her role, she was hailed as the Philippines best child actress by the FAMAS and STARS Awards.
Five years after, she was wowed viewers with her role in the Visayan movie Panaghoy sa Suba (The Call of the River), a romantic film shot in Bohol with Visayan dialogues with English subtitles, during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
Bikay is the fourth among five children of a poor couple. Her father, Verano, is a fisherman; while her mother, Helen, makes souvenir items out of seashells which she and Rebecca sell at the Alona Beach (Panglao). Bikay and her family temporarily stayed in a P600 rented house in Tawala, also in Panglao. They left Balicasag for greener pastures.
In 2004, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran offered a full-scholarship to Bikay. She is now a 4th year Masscom student. Bikay commutes from Bacoor (Cavite) to the Letran campus in Intramuros during school days.
Bikay finally got her degree in AB Communication Arts 27 April 2010 as a scholar of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila.
Awards and achievements
Lusterio won five awards and one nomination.
|2005||Gawad Urian Awards||Best Supporting Actress
(Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres)
|Panaghoy sa Suba
(The Call of the River)
|2004||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2000||FAMAS Award||Best Child Actress||Muro Ami||Won|
|Star Awards for Movies||Star Award Child Performer of the Year||Won|
|New Movie Actress of the Year||Won|
|1999||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Child Performer||Won|
- She appeared in a musical video prepared by the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation headed by SK National President Jane Censoria Cajes. The musical video pays tribute to the young Boholano achievers in the Bohol Youth Week on May 26, 2008.
|2004||Panaghoy sa Suba||Bikay|
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2004". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1999". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.