In a “TV Patrol” report on July 20, friends of the veteran actress said that Nora decided to postpone her homecoming due to some details that have not yet been finalized.
“Iginiit ng matatalik na kaibigan ni Ate Guy na sina German Moreno at Suzette Ranillo na ipagpapaliban ni Nora ang pagbalik sa Maynila dahil may kailangan pang plantsahin sa mga detalye ng comeback project ni Guy. Nakatakdang gawin ni Nora ang pelikula tungkol kay Emilio Aguinaldo at isa pang TV show,” entertainment anchor Mario Dumaual said.
With this, the guessing game resumes as to when Nora Aunor would return to the country. As reported, the actress did not arrive at Los Angeles airport to board PAL flight 103 to Manila scheduled on July 19, 10 p.m.
Fans and media personnel actually waited in vain at the airport to see the veteran actress off en route to the Philippines.
“Everybody’s waiting for her comeback,” Liberty Salazar said in a news clip report on “TV Patrol,” July 20.
The “TV Patrol” report also said that Nora’s name was included in the July 21 Manila arriving passenger’s manifest.
Meanwhile, friends of the veteran actress shared their concern for Nora, who’s been living in the US for eight years now.
“Kung anuman ‘yung mga sakit ng ulo na binibigay niya sa mga producers noong araw, baka… bigyan natin ng chance,” makeover guru Fanny Serrano said.
Writer Chito Alcid feels Nora should change her attitude towards work. “‘Yung utak niya idiretso niya. Maging professional [siya] so she can be a productive person dahil nag-iisa siyang Superstar,” he said.
In her recent interview during a despedida party put together for her by friends in the US, Nora shared how she misses her fans in the Philippines.
“‘Yung mga fans, alam nila ‘yon, nasa puso at nasa isipan ko lang ‘yon. Alam nila ‘yon. Lalo na’t uuwi ako… hay naku, sarap,” she said.
The “TV Patrol” report said that the Philippine Airlines staff would not divulge if Nora had re-booked her flight to July 27.
News of Nora’s return to the country reached feverish pitch when a despedida party in her honor was reported on “TV Patrol” on July 18. “Actually kaya ako babalik sa Pilipinas dahil sa kapatid ko at sa mga anak ko,” she said on abs-cbnNews.com.
“Ayaw ko na sanang lumabas kung tutuusin. Hindi, walang biro, pero nakaka-miss din ‘yong ginagawa mo noon dati bilang artista,” the multi-awarded actress added.