Sunday, March 2, 2008
Charice Pempengco explain How She Lost Her PassPort
Charice Pempengco loses passport to Bukas Kotse Gang
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When robbers strike, not even the country's pride is spared. This is what international young star-singer Charice Pempengco learned the hard way after she lost her passport and other valuables to suspected Bukas Kotse Gang members while eating dinner in Calamba, Laguna Wednesday night.
Pempengco said she and her mother, Raquel, had stopped for dinner at Tuding's Restaurant in Calamba with their driver and helper. After 30 minutes, they returned to their Toyota Hi-Ace van (XGM-508) and were suprised to discover that her mom's black Lacoste bag was missing.
Pempengco said the bag contained two mobile phones (p910i and T610), passports, ATM card and the keys to their house.
She said they immediately went to a police station and reported the incident. An unidentified witness said he saw three men circling the area before the robbery.
Pempengco is now asking the public to help her recover their passports, which would allow her to continue guesting in concerts overseas. "Just please return the passports, not the cellphone or the other things but just the passports," Pempengco begged.
Pempengo has scheduled guest appearances on ABS-CBN variety show ASAP '08 this Sunday and in Wowowee on March 15 and 17.
Pempengco, who turns 15 this May, was first discovered after placing third in ABS-CBN talent competition "Little Big Star."
She earned raves when she appeared in US talkshow "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where she sang "And I am Telling You" from the musical Dreamgirls.
After her performance the studio audience gave her a standing ovation while host DeGeneres remarked: "You're amazing." Degeneres also gave Pempengco an iPod after learning that she had lost hers during her flight to the US.