February 18, 2018, 5:58 am
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Moira reveals bout with anorexia

Popular singer Moira de la Torre admitted in an interview with TV host Korina Sanchez that she suffered from anorexia when she was a teenager.

Anorexia  is described as a serious disorder in eating behavior, primarily of young women.

Moira has overcome the disorder and at 24, she looks fit and healthy. She has made waves for singing the country’s top hit, “Titibo Tibo.” She also gives a hauntingly beautiful rendition of “You Are My Sunshine,” the theme song of Bela Padilla and Carlo Aquino’s film, “Meet Me in St. Gallen.”

Right now, she is busy preparing for her first concert, “Tagpuan,” at the Kia Theater on February 17.

But do you know what her ultimate dream is?

She wants to be able to achieve even just a fraction of what her Lola Sylvia la Torre achieved in her more than five-decade reign as “Kundiman Queen.”

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Kim Chiu will not mind doing another project – as long as it’s a good one –with former sweetheart Gerald Anderson. The two have just wrapped up work on ABS-CBN’s morning soap, “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin,” which reunited the ex-couple ten years after their much talked-about falling out.

“Time truly has a way of healing wounds. In the months that we worked on ‘Ikaw Lang …,’ hindi man muling na-tighten ang relasyon namin, at least, masasabi kong, civil na kami towards each other,” said Kim.

They will next be seen on the big screen – but with different partners. Kim is preparing for a movie with comedian Ryan Bang, while Gerald is shooting a movie with former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.

When it comes to the personal lives of the guys who were linked to her, Kim is tightlipped. She neither commented on Gerald’s closeness with Bea Alonzo nor talked about Xian Lim’s decision to sign a five-year contract with Viva Artists Center.

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As a producer, Joyce Bernal considers herself blessed, not lucky.

 “Luck may have played a part sa kasalukuyang nangyayari sa akin, lalo’t sa new venture ko as a film producer pero sasabihin kong mas lamang ang pagiging blessed ko,” explained Bernal, who is also a successful editor and director.

Joyce Bernal co-owns Spring Films with Cornerstone Management head Erickson Raymundo and actor Piolo Pascual. They are behind many outstanding productions, including “Kita Kita” and the currently showing “Meet Me in St. Gallen,” which is making a killing at the tills.

“I may not necessarily be a prayerful person. But I never forget to thank Him for whatever blessings I receive, malaki man ito o hindi.”

 “Meet Me in St. Gallen,” just like “Kita Kita,” is co-produced by Spring Films with Viva Films, which was the company that gave Joyce her first break as a film editor and director.

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We noted that she has no follow-up project after the highly successful “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad,” which holds the record as the highest-grossing Filipino film. 

Not true, she said. “Sa totoo lang, may gagawin kaming project nina Piolo (Pascual), pati na ni Robin (Padilla) about the Marawi siege. At ang kikitain ng movie, gagamitin namin, para sa ilang mahahalagang projects for Marawi and its people,” she told us. “Sana, we will be properly guided by the Lord in this endeavor namin. Tulungan n’yo rin kami sa dasal.”

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Karla Estrada considers it a wise investment putting up the Queen Mother Beauty Salon.

She was tagged as “Queen Mother” because of the popularity of her son Karla Estrada – who some years back was the “Teen King.” 

“Hindi sa pagyayabang, we are doing brisk business,” said Karla, “Lalo pa nga at marami ngayon sa mga babae ang beauty conscious. But more than that, what I appreciate about this business is the chance na makapagbigay ng trabaho [sa] mapalalaki o babae man, basta marunong sa business ng pagpapaganda.”

She also has ventured into the food business, just like Daniel, who has several restraurants. 

“May ilan na akong food stalls dito sa Quezon City na ipinatayo,” said Karla, “Well, no need to tell you na okay din ang outcome. Kasi, you can never go wrong kung tungkol sa food at pagpapaganda ang business. Lalo kung ma-a-afford ito ng mga simpleng empleyado.”

Karla is also having a grand time as host of ABS-CBN’s morning talk show, “Magandang Buhay,” with Melai Cantiveros and Jolina Magdangal.
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