Kris Aquino is one of the highest paid celebrities and taxpayers for 2010

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.


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.

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TV5 CEO and president Ray Espinosa leads the pack at No. 13 with a total taxable income of P114.1 million for which he paid P36.5 million in taxes.

GMA Network Inc. chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon is at No. 36, with a total taxable income of P69.3 million for which he paid P22 million in taxes.

TV5 chairman Manuel "Manny" V. Pangilinan placed 43rd having had a total taxable income of P62.8 million for which he paid P20 million in taxes.

GMA Network Inc. president and COO Gilberto "Jimmy" Duavit, Jr. is at No. 45 with a total taxable income P61.5 million and he paid P19.6 million in taxes.

TAPE Inc. chairman Antonio Tuviera ranked 59th with a total taxable income of P51.9 million for which he paid P16.5 million in taxes.

ABS-CBN Corp. chairman and CEO Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III is at No. 248 with a total taxable income of P18.4 million and paid P5.8 million in taxes.

OTHER CELEBS. Other celebrities and personalities who are also on the list are:

Kim Chiu (No. 131) - total taxable income of P33.7 million; paid P9.3 million in taxes

Boy Abunda (No. 134) – total taxable income of P29 million; paid P9.2 million in taxes

Manny Pacquiao (No. 135) – total taxable income of P504.5 million; paid P9.1 million in taxes

Bea Alonzo (No. 151) - total taxable income of P25.8 million; paid P8.2 million in taxes

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (No. 211) – total taxable income of P19.9 million; paid P6.3 million in taxes

KC Concepcion (No. 229) - total taxable income of P18.9 million; paid P6 million in taxes

Jericho Rosales (No. 236) – total taxable income of P18.7 million; paid P5.9 million in taxes

Dingdong Dantes (No. 237) – total taxable income of P18.7 million; paid P5.9 million in taxes

Ai-Ai delas Alas (No. 319) - total taxable income of P16.6 million; paid P5.3 million in taxes

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Gerald Anderson (No. 336) – total taxable income of P16.1 million; paid P5.1 million in taxes

Carmina Villarroel (No. 357) - total taxable income of P15.5 million; paid P4.9 million in taxes

Chris Tiu (No. 370) – total taxable income of P15.3 million; paid P4.87 million in taxes

Mel Tiangco (No. 379) – total taxable income of P15.1 million; paid P4.8 million in taxes

Maria Ressa (No. 451) – total taxable income of P13.3 million; paid P4.2 million in taxes

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