Charice happy to land back in LA for world tour

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

March 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES – With a small army of fans who call themselves “Chasters” and The Voice finalist Cheesa Laureta, international singing sensation Charice Pempengco and her music producer Troy Laureta received a warm welcome at Los Angeles International airport on Wednesday night.

“I’ve been back here many times, but it feels like the first time and I’m very thankful to all the Chasters that are here tonight,” Charice said, adding that she had been through a lot over the last few months. “I want to thank them for all the support.”

Charice is in town for a series of concerts, including a typhoon Yolanda benefit at Madison Square Garden on March 11 with a star studded lineup that includes Jessica Sanchez, Apl de Ap, Jennifer Hudson, and Filipino Oscar winning composer Robert Lopez.

“This will be the first big show again, like after all the challenges that happened to me the past few months, so I’m very excited,” she said.

Charice did not arrive with partner Alyssa Quijano. She says Quijano, whom she has admitted to wanting to eventually marry, will join her in Canada later this month. When asked if a wedding is in the near future, following the footsteps of her friends Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino, the former Glee star said she’ll be working first to build for their future.

Music producer Troy Laureta will join Charice in New York next week before she brings her world tour to Canada and Australia.

There’s no word yet if Charice’s godmother, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, will attend her shows. But Charice says she will at least meet up with another Oprah product, Dr. Oz, at next week’s New York benefit.

You can contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • Vilma
    8 March 2014 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Hi! Thanks a lot to Mr. Steve Angeles for your report about Charce. I’m one of her diehard fan of her. But unfortunately I haven’t meet her yet. I discover Charice during her guesting on Ellen show, since then I follow her through you tube. To Charice thank you so much . You are my inspiration. You make me happy when I’m sad just watching and listening to you sing is a joy.you are very talented person, gift from god. Strong, hardworking , patience, courageous etc. Love you so much. Hope to see you in person someday..

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