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Batman and Miss Jebs (UPDATED)

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She calls him “Batman.” He calls her “Miss Jebs.” Together, they make up one of local showbiz’s most-talked about teen loveteams. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla—better known to the public as Kathniel—have given viewers many kilig moments on ABS-CBN’s Growing Up, where they play volleybelle Ella and bad boy Patrick, respectively.

Last November 23, Daniel sent me a message on BlackBerry Messenger to say that he and Kathryn would be in the ABS-CBN compound later that day to tape an appearance on the Sunday late-night talk show Gandang Gabi Vice. After reading Daniel’s message, I thought of making them answer a survey with fun, quirky questions designed to show how much they really know about each other.

I typed up a questionnaire on my laptop, printed it out and went downstairs to their dressing room. When I entered, Daniel high-fived me while I said hello to Kathryn and her mom. After I exchanged pleasantries with them—and after I got the go-ahead from their road manager, Star Magic’s Abigael Angco—I sat down with Kathryn and Daniel and told them about this blog and what I had in mind. The former was all for it, but the latter joked, “Ano? Magsusulat nanaman ako? Parang test sa school lang, ah!” But he agreed to do it anyway. Hehe.

It was so funny when I handed each of them a pen and told them to get started. They answered the questions in record time, bickering playfully while doing so. More laughter ensued when I had them exchange papers and write comments on each other’s answers. But I think I’ve rambled enough—check out the scans of their papers below. (FYI, Kathryn used a blue-ink pen and Daniel used one with black ink.)

I think the fact that Kathryn and Daniel poked fun at each other while filling out the survey means they’re very comfortable with each other, which spells good things for the future of their loveteam. Below are a few photos of Kathryn and Daniel in their dressing room, hard at work on the survey.

Watch out for Kathniel’s future projects, and of course, more Kathniel posts on this blog in the future. ;)

Did you like this feature? Should I do more surveys with other loveteams? Sound off in the comments!

Written by Julian Mauricio

December 6, 2011 at 8:31 PM

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  1. Yes.yes.yes! super nice blog po! can’t wait for more kathniel blogs. thank you po!:)))) Btw, ano po yung Ms. Jebs?:)))

    Kristine Maelyn S. Baria

    December 6, 2011 at 8:49 PM

  2. ang cute..hehehe…sna my part 2…

  3. Such a very promising pair. Thanks Julian! Cute Kids and undeniable chemistry. They will go a long way pag naalagaan. Hope to see them in Star Studio Mag too. :) More power to you blog.


    December 6, 2011 at 9:14 PM

  4. Thanks for this! Gaaaaaaaah :)


    December 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM

  5. i really love these two! they are very promising. i am able to watch them in growing up every once in a while and i can say that they really have an effortless chemistry! thank you for featuring this loveteam! :) kudos to your blog!

    Bernice Morales

    December 6, 2011 at 9:20 PM

  6. nice… heheheh


    December 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM

  7. sna madami pa kayong updates bout sa knilang dlwa.


    December 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM

  8. super kulits ehh.. hahahhahahahahah

    Nhix Coyoca

    December 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM

  9. Cute <3 more kathniel blogs pa po.

  10. Cuteeee!!! Next Big Loveteam ng Abs! Effortless chemistry. More feature


    December 6, 2011 at 10:08 PM

  11. Cooleeet! Bakit Miss Jebs? Hahaha.
    Cutie pies! Hope to have their own teleserye yung mala Kimerald na teleserye na kasama pa si Erich. Build up nyo to, may future. :)

    karla domingo

    December 6, 2011 at 10:10 PM

  12. LOVE IT po! :)) survey more pa po! ang kilig kasi nila eh..hehhee :)


    December 6, 2011 at 10:16 PM

  13. cute..more updates pa po plsss…and thanks for having this.. more powers!

    gladys unabia

    December 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM

  14. nice po.. more updates sa kathniel po.. thanks for having this,, and godbless.ang cute nila

    gladys unabia

    December 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM

  15. thank you Julian for posting this cute interesting stuff about KathNiel. super like! more! more! :))..Their loveteam is really promising, chemistry is undeniable and effortless and it’s good to know that even off-screen they’re comfortable with each other. more power to you. :)


    December 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM

  16. thank you Julian for posting this cute interesting stuff about KathNiel. super like! i hope in the coming months they will be featured in star studio :)..Their loveteam is really promising, chemistry is undeniable and effortless and it’s good to know that even off-screen they’re comfortable with each other. more power to you.


    December 6, 2011 at 10:21 PM

  17. didnt know that both of them are left handed. <3 i agree, can really tell how close and comfortable they are, which is good.

    thanks for this, and this is really a good idea.

    hope to see more KathNiel updates here in your blog. will bookmark your wordpress and will stalk. thanks again. ^^


    December 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM

  18. ahaha . am cute niLa . qrabe muchh . :) i Labb kathniel pOreberr . wahh . :)

    hazel anne

    December 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM

  19. OMG. I lalalalove KathNiel! They’re sooooo bagay!

    Super thank you po for this! :)


    December 6, 2011 at 11:52 PM

  20. ohmygahhhd!…super kilig..thank you so much for doing this post about kathniel : ) sana next time sa magazine naman sila mafeature : )

  21. Baket miss jebs? Anung sulat sa nickname ni kath sa paper ni daniel Miss E___? Anu yan?


    December 7, 2011 at 12:05 AM

  22. wow! So kilig! The fact that kahit na offcam eh, effortless parin talaga magpakilig! Haha! So, I just read this and I was so KILIG na!! hahaha! :))) Thanks for posting this po!! :))) Their chemistry is undeniable and effortless po talaga and even off-screen they’re comfortable with each other! :D SURVEY MORE PA PO! :)))) #KV


    December 7, 2011 at 12:16 AM

  23. wow! So kilig! The fact that kahit na offcam eh, effortless parin talaga magpakilig! Haha! So, I just read this and I was so KILIG na!! hahaha! :) )) Thanks for posting this po!! :) )) Their chemistry is undeniable and effortless po talaga and even off-screen they’re comfortable with each other! :D SURVEY MORE PA PO! :) ))) #KV


  24. wow ! this is so nakakakilig. hehe :)) thanks poh for this, hope more kathniel updates pa..
    keep it up KATHNiEL <3 .

    Jaded Radz

    December 7, 2011 at 1:24 AM

  25. Thanks for the blog feature! I love love love this pair! It’s really nice to see that they are very comfortable with each other! Wishing for more kathniel projects! They are oozing with awesome chemistry that you can’t teach artists<3


    December 7, 2011 at 5:01 AM

  26. Cute :””””>

    Maricris Adriano

    December 7, 2011 at 6:58 AM

  27. tnx:) so nice so cute !! :) mukang nagbibiruan tlga lagi ung dalawa :)

    • nkk in love tlaqa sxana waq ka unq maq hhwaly ahh wish coeh sxa inyonq dalwa maq katluyan ka u at happy lqi at sxana succesfull anq qot to bilive :)
      <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


      May 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM

  28. YEY…thank you so much!! reading your blog made my day!!
    SUUPPPEEEERR CCUUUTTEEE!! i hope to read more blogs about kathniel from you…. :))

    i also hope you can blog about gerald anderson or kim chiu, or both of them as KIMERALD!! thanks again… more power!! :))

    Geselle Ortega

    December 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM

  29. wahahahaha .. parehas kmi kaliwete …… hays .. kakakilig ..


    December 7, 2011 at 9:04 AM

  30. More blogs pa po :) It’s very interesting and kakakilig :)

    Carla DUlig

    December 7, 2011 at 9:37 AM


  32. I love the creativity and spontaneity of all this! I’m twice their age but (gasp!) a total fan! I’m totally in love with their on-screen chemistry (gotta love Patrick and Ella) and their blossoming friendship offcam. I’ve read their answers about 3 different times now, and I smile every time. Part of the thrill is not knowing exactly what they mean, but you just know that what they have right now must be very good to make them put that many smileys! They’re like two little kids with a secret language, like best friends who’ve accumulated a hundred inside jokes in no time. Looks like Kath and DJ thoroughly enjoyed this. Good on you for coming up with this. This was a real treat for us fans, and I think you’ve just spoiled us :) You’re going to have to come up with something just as good or better than this ;) I am sure Kathniel will provide the “kilig” effortlessly. Thank you!

    Jang S. (@drawingstars)

    December 7, 2011 at 10:46 AM

  33. Please! Gawa pa po kayo ng maraming surveys! Please.. yung mas personal! Hahahaha:)) Two thumbs up for a great job! God bless:))

    Kimberly Pedrosa

    December 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM

  34. Wow! Thanks mucho for this blog. It really made my day just by reading this and also because it’s about my favorite loveteam — KathNiel. <3 i've never been this fanatic till I watched the two on Growing Up. They really look cute together, and the undeniable and effortless chemistry is what makes their loveteam the best. Thanks muchoo again. More KathNiel pls? (:


    December 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM

  35. why JEBS po ?


    December 7, 2011 at 2:42 PM

  36. sna next time may blog den for JAMLI. thanks po :) anyway, thanks dito. super kinilig ako. :)


    December 7, 2011 at 2:50 PM

  37. ang cute2..hehe..ung last pic, repapeepzz!!!heheheeh….


    December 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM

  38. Super like! <3 this proves na comfortable talaga sila sa isa't isa! :))) look oh, kulitan pa ♥ WE WANT PART 2!!! =)))

    Ana Salinas (@imanasalinas)

    December 7, 2011 at 5:44 PM


    Ana Salinas (@imanasalinas)

    December 7, 2011 at 5:45 PM

  40. Hi. I am a big fan of Kath and Daniel. They are UNDENIABLE.

    I would also love to write about them. I met Daniel already because I am a musician. He is a very gentle and kindhearted soul. I bet Kath knows about how warmhearted Daniel is. He doesn’t seem to feel that fans are fans but friends. Kath and Daniel are both good kids.My compliments to their parents. Hope they will be given projects that will enhance their talents and their UNDENIABLE CHEMISTRY.


    December 7, 2011 at 8:53 PM

  41. nakakatuwa naman po. ang cute cute nila. sana marami pa kaung ifeature about them. super love namin ang kathniel e. THANK YOU po tlga. napasaya nyo po kaming mga fans.


    December 7, 2011 at 9:03 PM

  42. make more! :”)))))

  43. yes love it!!!!! can you make more blogs about them :D thanks

  44. Kath and Dj are just so adorable. I love the fact that their comfortable with one another <3

    Some may say that Kath is a jejemon, and is very plain compared to Julia,, But that's what I love about Kathryn. The masses can relate to her. She's the girl next door, down to earth and what sets her apart frm the rest is that she dresses and acts her age. No diva "im an artist" air at all. She's a very simple girl that everyone can relate to. Perfect role model. Kath offers no gimmicks, just pure talent and raw sincere emotions. This young lady has a bright future ahead of her!


    December 8, 2011 at 9:22 PM

  45. nakakakilig talaga,,,,,,,,,,,i love kathniel,,,,,,dj @ miss jebs,,,wah,,,,,can you make more blogs about them <3<3<3<3:):):):)thanks,,,,,wah,,,,,,wah,,,

    gelzs villarin

    December 8, 2011 at 9:55 PM

  46. hi po sa inyo


    December 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM

  47. super nice!!!! nakita co.. sumisilip ci DANIEL sa paper ni KATHRYN heheheheh!!! nize..:))


    December 9, 2011 at 4:23 PM

  48. sna meron den blog for JAMLI and JAMICH :) thanks po :)


    December 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM

  49. yeeee <3 yun pla yung ginagawa nila. ang kulit nila oh.. haha :) sana marami pa po ! :)

    carmela zjaxissx

    December 10, 2011 at 9:22 AM

  50. ang sweet! waiting for part 2, hehehe..
    i love kathniel…

    victoria clet

    December 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM

  51. over sa ka-sweetan!
    waiting for part 2.. :D
    i love KathNiel!

    victoria clet

    December 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

  52. sana marami pa .. :)


    December 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

  53. cute naman nila :)
    Sana po gawa kayo ng survey para sa Kimerald!!!! :D sure po game na game si kuya Ge! :)


    December 15, 2011 at 11:54 AM

  54. sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much bagay sila to the max :))


    December 17, 2011 at 5:26 AM

  55. Magkatuluyan na sana sila! Please lang! =))))


    January 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

  56. opo . sana s\din ang partner ni kath sa you’re always in my heart ay si DJ! marami po ang may gusto sa KATHNIEL! hindi po sa KATHQUEN! :))))))))))) no offense :))))))))))))))))))))


    January 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

  57. […] I put up Batman and Miss Jebs—my first blog post about Kathniel, the tandem featuring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla—I […]

  58. I never knew na left handed pala si DJ and
    Parehas kami. (:
    Thanks to ur blog. (:

    Jade Reonal

    January 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

  59. salamat ne2 :D i love it BATMAN AT JEBS! hahahaha


    January 23, 2012 at 3:57 PM

  60. ang kulit ni dj !! tara kain na !! hahahahah

    Denise Ilaw

    January 28, 2012 at 3:55 PM

  61. this is my comments ! thx for all !

    Eleonor Cerasuolo

    February 3, 2012 at 5:38 AM

  62. hehe ang cute naman ng #KathNiel :)) Thumbs Up xD sna mkita ko na kau in person unta kau dto sa SM Rosario sa Cavite ha.. Love you :*** I MiSS Gr0WING up na :(( @imdanielpadilla loves @bernardokath

  63. tnx sa mga infos abt kathniel.. love u sir julz!!!

  64. ILOVE KATHNIEL ang sweet nla grabe

    roseann (@RoseannDime25)

    November 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

  65. Are they both left handed po?


    November 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM

  66. Please hve some survey for kathniel please???

    Analiza Amantillo

    January 18, 2014 at 5:30 AM

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