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WATCH: Pilita Corrales surprised by family with advance 79th birthday party

/ 04:49 PM August 21, 2018

Turning a year old got a little sweeter for veteran songstress Pilita Corrales, as she was given a surprise treat by her loving family.

Asia’s Queen of Songs looked very much delighted when her brood gathered for an advance birthday party in a Quezon City restaurant. Corrales’ daughter Jackie Lou Blanco captured the moment in a video and shared it to their fans through her Instagram page yesterday, Aug. 20.

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Corrales, clad in a black outfit, had her mouth open in awe, and laughed when she saw the surprise. The singer also pointed to one of her dear friends Conchita and gave her a hug.

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Yes, we managed to surprise my Mom on her birthday which is next to impossible. Lagi kaming nahuhuli. Haha! Well, not this time😀 Thank you to @janinegutierrez @jessicacdg @lmjdgutierrez @diegogutz08 @aradabao @getyourfrikon @angrykendy @monchinggutz @pilarcinderella for making it possible. Thank you to our loved ones who were there. Thank you to all her friends and loved ones abroad who sent their video greetings. You made my Mom so happy❤️ Thank you to @pioskitchen , Chef Chin and her husband Mon for their beautiful place and sumptuos food. It was indeed a night of great food, songs and so much love❤️❤️❤️ We love you Mamita❤️❤️❤️

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“Yes, we managed to surprise my Mom on her birthday which is next to impossible,” Blanco wrote.
Lagi kaming nahuhuli (We always get caught). Haha! Well, not this time.”

Blanco also thanked family members such as brother Ramon Christopher and his children Janine and Diego for coming to the party.

Another family member Cindy Corrales also shared the same video, this time from a different angle. She wrote that is has been a while since she saw her “Tita P” (aunt P) “flash her fanciest smile.”

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“How does one please a señorita? How does one silence the critic in the queen?” Cindy asked. “I guess you’ve achieved that, @jackielou.blanco!”

Pio’s Kitchen, where the party was held, shared a photo of Corrales and Blanco dining at the restaurant. The post read: “Today we had the honor of meeting an icon in the industry but more than that, a mother, Mamita to all her apos (grandchildren), a sister, aunt and friend to many. ”

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Today we had the honor of meeting an icon in the industry but more than that, a mother, Mamita to all her apos, a sister, aunt and friend to many. Her mere presence is simply a captivating energy to begin with! Even my kids refused to leave the party! We are simply enthralled by you Ms. PILITA!✨ Just to witness your family and the love that's abounding, the night seems so magical! Thank you for your trust Ms. @jackielou.blanco! For choosing our home for this epic night to all of us here in Pio's! Thank you for your wonderful, wonderful family! Thank you for allowing us to share in your joy! Happy birthday po Tita Pilita! Wishing you wholeheartedly, another lifetime if possible! A person who is incredibly well loved. 🎉🎂❤️🎊 #HappyBirthdayPilitaCorales #ManilasPrivateDiningPaellaRestaurant

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Fans and friends greeted Asia’s Queen of Songs a happy birthday, with some greetings coming from fellow celebrities such as Dawn Zulueta, Maritoni Fernandez and Gina Alajar. They lauded the singer for her enduring beauty and youthful spirit.

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@jackielou.blanco

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@jackielou.blanco

Image: Screengrab from Instagram/@jackielou.blanco

Fans can expect that while she’s turning 79 tomorrow, Aug. 22, there’s no stopping Corrales from still hitting those high notes and singing her beautiful songs. JB

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