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Get to know David Licauco, who plays the internet's favorite red flag in 'Maria Clara at Ibarra'

Fans of "Maria Clara at Ibarra" just could not resist David Licauco as the "sinaunang red flag" Fidel.

Even though his character holds some misogynistic and classist opinions, many have fallen in love with him thanks to David's boyish charm.

If you're one of those who have stalked his social media accounts to know more about the Kapuso actor, don't worry because we got you!

Here are some of the things you need to know about this chinito heartthrob.

1. He is Julie Anne San Jose's leading man in 'Heartful Cafe'

Before "Maria Clara at Ibarra," David starred opposite Julie Anne San Jose in GMA-7's 2021 romantic comedy series "Heartful Cafe."

He played Ace Nobleza, an ambitious entrepreneur who invests in the cafe owned by Heart Fulgencio (Julie Anne).

Incidentally, Barbie Forteza also made an appearance as his girlfriend in the series!

2. He worked with Barbie Forteza in 'Mano Po Legacy: The Family Fortune'

David's chemistry with Barbie in "Maria Clara at Ibarra" is one of the reasons the fans love him so much.

But before they were Fidel and Klay, the two worked together in "Mano Po Legacy: Family Fortune" earlier this year.

In the series, David played Anthony Chan, the eldest legitimate son of Edison Chan and expected heir to the family business. Barbie played Steffy, a Binondo girl who gets involved in the world of ultra rich Chinoys.

3. He has four food businesses

Aside from being an actor, David is also a entrepreneur. He owns four food businesses, including a restaurant named Kuya Korea.

He is a hands-on owner who does his bit in the kitchen, such as managing the orders and preparing food himself!

His other businesses are a cafe, a health food line, and a comfort food restaurant.

4. He plays basketball

David studied business management from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and also played as a shooting guard for its varsity team, the CSB Blazers.

Despite his busy schedule as an actor, his love for hoops did not disappear and he still plays basketball from time to time.

The sport is part of his workout habits and is one of the reasons he is able to improve his focus on work.

5. He is generous with his abs photos

David takes care of his physique very well and does not shy away from showing off the results of his hard work on social media.

While Fidel is always covered up in "Maria Clara at Ibarra," David generously shares images of his abs and ripped muscles through his workout photos and videos.

No wonder everyone is ready to be a flag pole for this red flag!

—MGP, GMA News