Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera was requested by no less than the Cambodian head of government at the 31st ASEAN Summit, which will be held from November 11 to 14 in Manila.
Marian shared during the opening of a Kultura branch in SM Makati, she couldn’t refuse or decline the invitation despite her unfamiliarity with how ASEAN would go, since she has no prior experience being involved in such events.
“We are invited to the state dinner na mag-wewelcome sa Prime Minister ng Cambodia at ng Presidente ng Myanmar on Saturday sa Clark, Pampanga. Excited ako makilala sila dahil ang sabi sa amin ay tinatangkilik nila ang mga shows ko sa GMA, lalu na sa bansang Cambodia,” she said.
[We are invited to the state dinner that welcomed Prime Minister of Cambodia and the President of Myanmar on Saturday in Clark, Pamapanga. I am excited to meet them because I have been told that they watch GMA shows especially in Cambodia.]
“Isang privilege na maimbitahan sa ganun to represent the shows na talaga namang proud na proud akong nagawa ko throughout the years,” she added.
[It’s a privilege to be invited like that, to represent our shows which I am really proud to have been a part of throughout the years.]
Marian said that her past soap operas have been aired in Cambodia.
“Pinapalabas ang soap ko dun…pinalabas kasi dun yung Marimar, and Dyesebel, so ngayon ata ay Carmela,” she said.
[My soap operas were aired in Cambodia. Marimar and Dyesebel were aired there and I think, now, Carmela]
She added that the invitation flattered her despite her apprehension.
“Nakakataba nga ng puso, sabi ko nga nahihiya ako pumunta kasi di naman ako sanay sa ganung klaseng event. Pero bakit naman hindi ko pagbibigyan na makita nila ako,” she said.
[My heart flutters. I said I’m shy to attend because I’m not used to attending such events. But why will I say no when they want to meet me.]
The list of attending world leaders for the 31st ASEAN Summit has yet to be released.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is believed to be the one to represent the country during the event.