Coco Martin is one of the Philippines’ biggest stars – because he’s an everyman

Coco Martin is a Filipino everyman. In person, he’s shorter than you’d expect. Disarming; he’s also trim, handsome (but not too handsome) with an empathetic smile and warm eyes. When you meet him, he’s immediately familiar. He could be the mechanic from down the road, the kindly hospital orderly or the overseas foreign worker. Nondescript. Ordinary, but trustworthy.Meanwhile, the Philippines is three years into President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in office and is fast approaching the all-important…