Nora Aunor’s statue is not missing

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte–The man-sized statue of singer-actress Nora Aunor was earlier reported “missing” from its location at the famous Paoay sand dune tourist spot in Brgy. Suba, this town.

Residents said they were puzzled on the sudden disappearance of the Aunor statue.

“It was detached from its pedestal and we don’t know its whereabouts”, they added.

As negative speculation spread like wildfire, Gov. Imee Marcos quickly spoke on local TV news saying that the statue was temporarily taken by the artist in-charge and brought to Manila to upgrade it.

Local officials recently built the statue in honor of Aunor who shot her Himala movie at the sand dune during the Marcos regime.