If her fans could wish something big for their idol, Superstar Nora Aunor, on her recent 64th birthday, it would have been for her to be able to sing again. It’s welcome news for all her fans and other music aficionados that the internationally acclaimed actress is now seriously pursuing treatment for her throat problem.
Aunor, who was feted with a birthday party at Century Hall, Quezon City Circle, is undergoing a series of therapy sessions with Kitchie Molina after undergoing throat check-ups both here and abroad. Doctors told her that her vocal cords were undamaged from the bungled cosmetic surgery she went through in Japan in 2010. Aunor is thankful to senior broadcast journalist “Kuya” Daniel Razon and televangelist “Brother Eli” Soriano of Ang Dating Daan for helping her.
Aunor was named Best Film Actress of the Year at the 8th Cinemalente Media and Film Festival of ICCT Colleges, a tertiary education provider with campuses in Rizal province. Paulo Ballesteros was Best Film Actor of the Year.
Also, Aunor was invited to grace the 2017 ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia to present the AIFFA Lifetime Achievement award to Malaysian pioneer filmmaker Tan Sri Lakshmanan Krishnan. She was the recipient of the same honor in 2015.
Aunor’s two indie films, Arturo San Agustin’s Kabisera and Roderick Cabrido’s Tuos made it to Pasado’s (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) list of 12 Best Films of 2016. A film about mother’s love entitled Immaculada, by Arlyn de la Cruz of the controversial film Bubog, is in the planning stage
Baron Geisler’s “pissing in the face” scene in Bubog, caused the Professional Artist Managers, Inc. (PAMI) to impose sanctions on De la Cruz, inhibiting all artists from accepting projects involving her. De la Cruz, who isn’t managed by any member of PAMI, was accused of failing to exercise control on the set that could have prevented the incident.
Aunor, who has Adolf Alix Jr.’s Laro in the can, got indirectly involved in another controversy involving a “dog-killing” scene in Alvin Yapan’s MMFF 2016 entry Oro, a film Aunor was tapped originally to star in.
Images: Erickson de la Cruz III
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