Michelle van Eimeren's daughter back in PH with dad Ogie

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Posted at Feb 19 2017 10:38 PM

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MANILA -- Michelle van Eimeren and Ogie Alcasid's daughter Leila has returned to the country to spend more time with her father, and to know more about the country.

The 19-year-old said she decided to go back to the Philippines after her last vacation.

"When I came last July for a holiday, I was really drawn to the idea of coming here, and my mom was kind of the one who planted the idea in my head. She saw how much I was enjoying myself and how much I felt at home, so she said, you can come here if you want, nobody's stopping you," Leila told "Rated K."

The move was difficult for the two, especially since Leila considers her mother as her best friend.

"It was difficult for her because she was going to miss me, and I was going to miss her. We're not used to not seeing each other everyday. It was difficult in that way but in terms of letting me go and encouraging me to go, she had no difficulty because she was being supportive," Leila said.

Leila is currently studying Filipino and having voice lessons to improve her singing voice.