MANILA, Philippines -- A raving crowd of "Noranians" flocked to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday night to personally give their well-wishes to their Superstar as she left for the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
Veteran actress Nora Aunor rushed past entertainment media on standby at the lobby entrance of NAIA to her waiting fans, who grew to an enthused horde upon the Superstar's arrival at the airport.
Aunor was seen reaching out to her long-time supporters, dubbed the "Noranians," and even engaged a number in an embrace.
"Ipapanalangin ka naming manalo," one Noranian was heard as saying.
The veteran actress is now in Venice, Italy to attend its annual film festival, where two films in which she stars are participating.
Thirty years since it first hit theaters, the Ishmael Bernal classic "Himala" will be screened in restored high definition quality at the annual filmfest program "Venizia Classici."
Aunor's latest film, "Thy Womb," is one of the competing entries in the Main Competition Section of the Venice filmfest, and is also among the 18 contenders for the Golden Lion award, the highest prize given to a film at the yearly gathering in Italy.
"Muli't muli, nagpapasalamat ako sa mga fans, na hindi sila nakakalimot, kaya lagi kong sinasabi, kung ano 'yung pagmamahal nila sa 'kin, doble 'yung pagmamahal ko sa kanila," Aunor said.