After making history this year by starring in the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” Kathryn Bernardo is on to other recognitions.

At the recent 9th EdukCircle Awards, two accolades were given to the 23-year-old actress, and these were Most Influential Female Actress and Most Influential Female Endorser of the Year.

“Naniniwala ako na influence comes with great responsibility. So, sana with these awards, I can make use of that influence to inspire more people lalong lalo na ‘yung mga kabataan,” she said in accepting the trophies.

“Sana sa mga pelikula na ginagawa namin, sa mga teleseryes, marami kayong matutunan at maraming maraming salamat dahil sinusuporthan niyo hanggang ngayon ang Pelikulang Pilipino. Sana hindi kayo magsawa and congratulations din sa lahat ng mga nanalo ngayon.”

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KATHRYN BERNARDO and Daniel Padilla (Instagram/@starmagicphils

Kathryn’s on-screen partner and real-life boyfriend, Daniel Padilla, was also recognized as Most Influential Male Film Actor and Most Influential Male Endorser of the Year.

The 24-year-old actor-singer said: “Lagi pong masarap sa pakiramdam na pumunta rito.. Mabuhay po kayo mga kapatid. Marami pa tayong gagawin na mabubuti para sa mundong ito,” he said.

Other celebrities who were recognized included Darren Espanto (Male Music Artist of the Year, Most Outstanding Teen Artist of the Year, Most Influential Concert Performer of the Year); Judy Ann Santos (Most Influential Female Celebrity Endorser of the Year); and Robi Domingo (Best Male Reality Show Host of the Year).

Founded by chairman of EdukCircle International Center for Communication Studies (ICCS) Director Alexander M. Baltazar, the EdukCircle Awards aims to recognize personalities who have contributed to the Philippine television. Jury includes deans, academic chairs, and officials from different schools within the country.

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