MANILA, Philippines – He may be well past his teens but actor Robin Padilla is still the favorite celebrity among young Filipinos, a new study revealed.
According to “The Teen Research Unlimited (TRU) Study: 2012 Philippine Edition,” which was presented to the media on Wednesday, the 42-year-old Padilla is the favorite TV/movie star among Filipino teens, ages 12-19 years old.
Padilla is also tops among young Filipino adults, ages 20-24.
Abegail Barcelona, associate research director for the TRU study, noted that during the survey period of June-July 2011, Padilla was starring in the hit ABS-CBN primetime action series “Guns and Roses” with Bea Alonzo.
Award-winning actor Coco Martin, 30, debuted at No. 2 among both teens and young adults in the survey.
Barcelona attributed Martin’s high ranking to his hit ABS-CBN primetime drama series “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.”
Kapamilya stars dominated the Top 5 favorite stars among Filipino teens and young adults.
Among teens, actress Kim Chiu and Angel Locsin tied for fourth place, while singer-actress Sarah Geronimo was at No. 5. Chiu didn’t place on the survey of young adults.
Actress Marian Rivera was the only non-ABS-CBN star on the list. Rivera was at No. 3 for both teens and young adults.