Idol ng Masa, Coco Martin, truly became an idol and icon of children as he topped the list of Male Makabata Awardees in the 18th Anak TV Awards.
From 2009 to 2013, he has been consistently recognized by Anak TV Seal Awards with the Makabatang Alagad ng Telebisyon (Most Child-Friendly) or Makabata Star. And in the recently-awarded 18th Anak TV Awards, he was voted as the “Top Male Anak TV Makabata Star for 2015“. Per MJ Felipe/ABS-CBN News Showbiz, the Idol ng Masa received the highest scores and votes from students, teachers, parents.
Coco Martin with his co-awardees at the 18th’ Anak TV Awards:
He was thankful and warmed by the recognition of being an inspiration to children:
In his Instagram posts, he takes time to give thanks and to acknowledge his reach to children:
Even his current top-rating teleserye, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, is becoming a good influence and encouragement to the younger viewers:
“Ang sarap sa pakiramdam na muling nababalik ang tiwala at pag-mamahal ng mga kabataan sa ating kapulisan!”
“Anak TV honors the choices made by thousands of Filipino jurors after a year-long assessment of television programs. The association of TV networks also recognizes personalities selected as worthy of emulation by children by inducting them into the Roster of Makabata Stars. The iconic seal on Philippine television, Anak TV, is bestowed by parents, teachers, NGOs and other sectors of society on television programs which, in their estimate, are wholesome and child-safe. It is a seal not found anywhere else in the world, Anak TV being a movement that flourishes only in the Philippines.” -http://entertainment.inquirer.net/189905/anak-tv-honors-child-friendly-tv-programs-and-stars