Queen of All Media and presidential sister Kris Aquino, TV host Willie Revillame, comedian Michael V, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo, matinee idol Piolo Pascual, and Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz were cited by the BIR as role models worth emulating by Filipino taxpayers.

Photo: Noel Orsal (Kris Aquino, Michael V., Piolo Pascual, and John Lloyd Cruz); Melo Balingit (Willie Revilame); Sany Chua (Sharon Cuneta); Allan Sancon (Sarah Geronimo)

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released its list of Top 500 Individual Taxpayers for 2010.

The list includes prominent names in the local entertainment industry.

Based on the list, writer/director/film producer Carlo J. Caparas is the highest-paid and top taxpayer among those in showbiz.

Caparas ranked No. 3 overall, behind business magnates Vicente Lao and Rolando Hortaleza.

He had a total taxable income of P205.3 million for which he paid P65.6 in taxes.

THE STARS. Queen of All Media and presidential sister Kris Aquino is at No. 17 with a total taxable income of P101 million, for which she paid P32.3 million in taxes.

TV host Willie Revillame placed 21st on the list. The Wil Time Bigtime host had a total taxable income of P82 million and paid P26.5 million in taxes.

Comedian Michael V. (Beethoven Bunagan in real life) is at No. 40—having a total taxable income of P65.5 million for which he paid P20.9 million in taxes.

Megastar Sharon Cuneta ranked 58th with a total taxable income of P52 million for which she paid P16.6 million in taxes.

Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is at No. 67. The singer-actress paid P14.8 million in taxes from her total earnings of P46.4 million.

Matinee idol Piolo Pascual placed 76th. He had a total taxable income of P40.8 million and paid taxes amounting to P13 million.

Kapuso primetime queen Marian Rivera is at No. 86 with a total taxable income of 37.2 million for which she paid 11.8 million in taxes.

Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz placed 95th on the top list. He had a total taxable income of P34.2 million for which he paid P10.9 million in taxes.

Dramatic actress Claudine Barretto is at No. 99 with a total taxable income of P33.4 million; she paid P10.6 million in taxes.

NETWORK EXECS. TV executives also figured prominently on the list.