Kim Chiu, James Yap are's Newsmakers of the Year

Basketball star James Yap. Photos by Dakila Angeles

( On March 27, announced the first batch of winners in the portal's search for the brightest names in showbiz to make The Pep List 2013. Actress-comedienne Ai-Ai de las Alas hosted this event.


Actress Kim Chiu and basketball star James Yap made it as the 2013 Newsmakers of the Year from a poll conducted between May 17, 2013, and February 28 this year, generating more than 18 million votes. The poll is conducted in partnership with's official independent auditor partner firm, Punongbayan & Araullo Associates.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon and comedy queen Ai-Ai de las Alas


"Our year-long goal is to come up with a list, which we hope will become the reliable showbiz meter," explained editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon.


Kim Chiu also won the title of TV Female Star of the Year , alongside Vic Sotto who was named TV Male Star of the Year.


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ABS-CBN's Ina, Kapatid, Anak was voted Primetime Teleserye of the Year.


Multiawarded actress-singer Nora Aunor and comedian, writer, and composer Joey de Leon were recognized as Showbiz Treasures of the Year.


The Teen Stars of the Year Awards went to Elmo Magalona and Julie Anne San Jose, while the Male and Female Child Stars of the Year went to child actor Renz Valerio and eight-year-old TV host and actress Ryzza Mae Dizon, a.k.a. "Aling Maliit."


Xian Lim and Lovi Poe are the FAB Award winners. The surprise OPM Artist of the Year is Daniel Padilla (check out's 10 Amazing OPM Remakes).



OPM Artist of the Year Daniel Padilla


The Pep List is aimed at recognizing the brightest and most celebrated personalities in the showbiz industry. has sustained its distinction for the past six years as the premier entertainment portal, generating a monthly average of 50 million pageviews since the portal's launching in 2007.



The entire roster of winners of The Pep List 2013 will be honored at the May 20 awards ceremony to be co-presented by SM Parisian at the Solaire Resort and Casino, the official venue partner of

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