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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 27, 2016

Daniel Padilla Turns 21 And Is Out To Prove That He's Still The Most Popular Young Actor Today

TOP ABS-CBN YOUNG ACTOR DANIEL PADILLA celebrated his 21st birthday last Tuesday. He can no longer definitely be called a Teen King as he’s now of age. His ka-love team, Kathryn Bernardo, hosted an asalto for him to greet him, with the surprise birthday party attended by their family members and close friends. Kathryn even prepared a beautiful fireworks display to celebrate Daniel’s coming of age. Before this, their many fans clubs also organized their own advanced birthday celebrations for Daniel.

DJ’s birthday comes at a time when his supremacy as the top Kapamilya actor is now being challenged by James Reid, whose stock definitely got a big boost when he and Nadine Lustre admitted that they really have a romantic relationship not just on but also off camera. Some folks even say the JaDine love team has overtaken the popularity of the Kathniel love team of Daniel with Kathryn Bernardo. And some quarters also say that his own mom, Karla Estrada, has more projects than him and is now also more famous than him.

But of course, ABS-CBN won’t allow this to happen as Daniel and Kathryn are their homegrown talents managed by their Star Magic, whereas James and Nadine are actually properties of Viva Artists Agency who are just doing shows on ABS. After their hit show, “Pangako Sa’Yo”, Kathniel will now do a big movie featuring them in more mature roles, to be directed by top Kapamilya director Olivia “Inang” Lamasan. This will be about OFW’s in Spain and will be filmed on location in Barcelona no less.

Not only that, Daniel will definitely stage another big concert at a big venue before the year is over. He’s had big concerts before at the Araneta Coliseum and MOA Arena that were sold out affairs. Let’s see if his detractors are correct in declaring that his popularity has waned or he remains be on top of the game and can still fill up the venue of his newest gig.