Published: Monday 05 December, 2016

Ogie Alcasid’s Daughter, Leila, to Live in PH Starting 2017

Leila Alcasid, Ogie’s daughter with Michelle Van Eimeren, will move to the Philippines in 2017. Leila will be living with Ogie and Regine Velasquez to bond with her Filipino family.

Ogie and Leila Alcasid

Ogie and Leila Alcasid. (PHOTO: Ogie Alcasid Instagram)

“As of January 2017, I will be living and learning and growing in Manila, bonding with my wonderful family that so far I have only gotten to see every few months. While I’ll miss my beautiful mother, step-father and sister back home, comfort lies in the fact that travelling is our thing; i.e. I know they’ll visit soon enough and join me in relishing in the greatness of the Philippines,” Leila Alcasid announced on her blog.

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Leila is 19 years old, the older of the two daughters of Ogie Alcasid and Michelle Van Eimeren, Miss Universe Australia 1994. The couple met when Miss Universe 1994 was held in Manila, and the rest is history.

Leila was born in the Philippines but moved to Australia when she was around four years old. Michelle and Ogie have since divorced but Alcasid still regularly visits Australia to be with his daughters. Both Ogie and Michelle have since remarried but have remained friends. Very good friends, in fact. Even their new spouses.

It is obvious from Leila’s blog that she misses the Filipino side of her family, and wants to get to know her roots and bond with her Pinoy relatives, especially her half-brother Nate, Ogie and Regine’s son.

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“Visiting Manila every so often over the years has afforded me the opportunity to peek into the vibrant Filipino culture and the kind people that it consists of– an opportunity I will forever be grateful for,” Laila wrote.

“However, with 14-and-a-half years in Australia beating the time I had in Manila, learning about the other half of where I come from is a necessity.”