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EXCLUSIVE: Gerald Anderson surprised by warm reception on magazine cover with Kim Chiu

Gerald reiterates that the reunion is really aimed at giving back to the solid fans of their tandem

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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4/6/2017 5:27 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Gerald Anderson surprised by warm reception on magazine cover with Kim Chiu


040617-Gerald1_PUSH.jpgGerald Anderson is happily surprised that fans and celebrities are appreciating his latest magazine cover with returning love team Kim Chiu.

The Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin stars are on the cover of Metro Magazine’s April Body Issue which was released the other day.

“I think ‘yung pinost ko ang pinakamarami atang likes sa Instagram ko eh,” Gerald started in an exclusive interview with Push at the fundraising anniversary dinner of his K9 Search and Rescue organization The Gerald Anderson Foundation on Wednesday evening.

He continued, “So nakakatuwa siyempre. May isang post ka nakita ko na pinagtabi ‘yung dati naming cover. So makikita mo ang difference ng mga itsura namin. Siyempre ‘yung mga bumili noon ay bibili rin ng bago.”

Gerald was pertaining to his 2009 cover shoot with Kim for the same magazine.

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Gerald reiterates the main goal for the Kimerald reunion.

“Eh ‘yun naman ang goal ko eh, para pasayahin ‘yung mga fans namin ni Kim dati. Something like gusto ko mag-give back,” he said.

The actor is currently working with Kim on their reunion soap Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin along with Coleen Garcia and Jake Cuenca.

“Nakakatuwa kasi ipapalabas na ‘yung show namin malapit na and napaka-exciting nung pagbabagong mangyayari,” he said. “Maraming adjustments pero at the end of the day sobrang masaya ako kasi ipapalabas na.”

Gerald is confident about the output of their project. The last time that Kimerald worked together was in 2012 for the film 24/7 In Love.

The Gerald Anderson Foundation

Meanwhile, Gerald remains in awe that his foundation has reached its first year.

“Nakakataba talaga ng puso ‘yung mga nag-support kasi akala ko ‘yung nag-open si Tito Gary [Valenciano] parang ‘Ay wala ng tatalo dito!’ Hindi naman sa natalo but ‘yung support na nakita mo. Tapos si Tito Martin [Nievera] pa, wala akong masabi sobra,” he said.

Gerald’s fundraising dinner saw performances not only from the Concert King but also from Piolo Pascual, Rayver Cruz, EA Guzman, Zeus Collins, Young JV and Sam Milby.

“Grabe siya sobrang struggle talaga. Na-overwhelm ako sa hirap sa ganitong klaseng foundation,” shared Gerald.

Having conquered that phase, Gerald now hopes to be able to do more with their foundation in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard. 

“Future plan ko talaga is ‘yung K-9 Hospital ng Philippine Coast Guard at pinangako ko talaga na ako ang pupuno ng laman nun from this dinner,” he said.

The actor-athlete admitted, though that his new goal won’t come easy.

“Hindi biro kasi mahal ang mga gamit kasi ‘yung ibang gamit galing sa abroad. Kasi papano tayo ililigtas ng mga K-9 kung sila mismo hindi naalagaan ng maayos,” said Gerald.

He added, “Ito ang nagiisang pet hospital ng buong Armed Forces natin. Kaya nakaka-motivate rin na gawin.”

For donations and other form of assistance for The Gerald Anderson Foundation, simply visit their website geraldandersonfoundation.org or their official Facebook page