By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales

Kim Chiu feels very elated with her recent victory: she was adjudged as the winner in the Best Single Performance by An Actress category in the recently concluded 32nd PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) Star Awards for Television.

I’m simply happy and proud with this recognition. Actually, it’s for my performance in the drama show ‘Ipaglaban Mo’ in which I appeared during its fourth anniversary episode. The program also bagged the Best Drama Anthology trophy so everybody in the production is glad,” she says.

It’s the charming Kapamilya’s maiden acting trophy for an “Ipaglaban Mo” episode.

“That’s why it’s very special to me! It’s the first time that my acting was recognized by an award-giving body and I didn’t expect that it will be this overwhelming. Yes, I can’t explain the feeling. All I know is I’m very happy.

“I’m grateful to the support of the production team. Imagine, it’s my first time to do ‘Ipaglaban Mo’ and coincide it with the fact that it was their fourth year anniversary presentation. My victory really means a lot. Definitely, it’s one unforgettable moment in my career!”

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Actually, Kim didn’t expect to win that night.

“Yes, I’m happy with the nomination. I was really surprised when my name was called.

Earlier in the proceedings, I accepted the Hall of Fame award for ‘ASAP.’ I was just puzzled why they didn’t allow me to go home yet.

“They told me there would still be a spiel or something. So, I stayed. In a little while, my name was already called as the winner. I was really clueless as to what was going to happen. As I’ve said, it was one unforgettable moment in my life!”

Meanwhile, her movie “One Great Love” under Regal Entertainment is an official entry in the forthcoming Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Oh yes! That’s another development which adds happiness to my heart at present. We were selected as one of the main entries in the prestigious film festival which the public always look forward to every Christmas. Again, the feeling is simply overwhelming.

“Before the official announcement, I was very nervous and excited at the same time. It’s good that the movie made it to the list of official entries. I was very happy hearing the announcement. It’s one good material from Regal Entertainment and is a perfect Christmas treat to the public. Hope they will support it,” states Kim.

The chinky-eyed actress has only good words to her co-workers for the said project.

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“My leading man, Dennis Trillo is quiet but is a very deep and good actor. The same holds true with JC de Vera who is a splendid thespian as well. Our director is no less than Eric Quizon who’s fun to work with.

“The film is a bit daring and has a mature theme. It’s about love among people my age who aren’t married yet. It’s simply relatable and avid movie buffs will surely enjoy it!”
Interestingly, how’s her love life with Xian Lim?

“It’s pretty much okay. It’s smooth-sailing. We’re happy,” ends Kim.