These days, movies and TV shows are no longer just the indicators of a star's success.
With the unstoppable growth and prevalence of social media, her/his reach and influence on the cyberspace have become equally important.
And given Facebook's popularity as a platform, a bigger fan base would mean having more leverage over the others.
How? Because it simply increases the star's visibility on everyone's feed, especially if the fans are active users.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists down the top ten most liked female celebrities on Facebook, which, according to socialbakers.com, has 498.4 million Filipinos who are active users.
Note that "likes" show the support for page and want updates, and it shows up on the "Interests" tab of a fan's profile.
It is different from "follow," which only wants updates from the page.
The numbers and order are based on the figures as of today, March 7.
Erich Gonzales: 9,156,306 likes
Erich co-manages her Facebook page, which features inspirational quotes and photos from her travels.
Jennylyn Mercado: 9,402,103 likes
The verified account of the actress is being managed by the Jennylyn Nation, which created the page in August 2009.
Interestingly, she has 9.2M followers.
Cristine Reyes: 9,748,232 likes
Momprenuer Cristine maximizes her Facebook reach by promoting her latest ventures.
She also loves posting adorable videos of her two-year-old daughter Amarah.
Kim Chiu: 11,395,588 likes
Kim's fans collate everything and anything about their chinita princess.
Yeng Constantino: 12,049,085 likes
The rock star princess' page is a platform for her current obsessions, musings, and happenings.
Sarah Geronimo: 13,159,581 likes
Sarah has an admin to keep all of her fans updated through her official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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Toni Gonzaga: 13,353,597 likes
Toni’s loyal fans created her fan page in March 2009, using it as a bulletin for the Kapamilya stars' projects and eventually a virtual diary of Baby Seve’s day-to-day adventures with his mom.
Anne Curtis: 13,868,097 likes
One of the first to dive into the social media sphere, Anne's Facebook page and Instagram account have the same content, which covers OOTDs, endorsements, travels, and fitness.
Marian Rivera: 14,525,678 likes
The page, which has 14,416,166 followers, compiles photos and videos from the actress’ day-to-day events, and aims to share “good vibes always.”
Angel Locsin: 15,548,469 likes
Even if her page got hacked and became inactive for a year, it has managed to generate 15.5 million likes.
Angel announced its official return to Facebook early this year.