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Aiza, Charice all set to conquer hearts

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AIZA Seguerra photo: EDWIN BELOSILLO

Aiza Seguerra’s mom, Tita Caring, and I once chided Aiz and my dalaGAY, IC, “to join forces” and give us a grandchild. Our kids shrieked in unison: “Ewww!”

The former child wonder has metamorphosed into an acoustic sensation. Aiza is all set to conquer the Big Dome on Sept. 28 with Charice in “Power of Two: The Unbreakable Tour” (for tickets, call 911-5555). Together, they promise to showcase music with no boundaries as they inspire us to embrace our choices in life.

Kudos, Aiz! Gay pride is something you wear so well.

Here’s my tête-à-tête with Aiza:

How will you and Charice manage not to upstage each other in “The Power of Two?”

To begin with, we don’t sing songs of the same genre, so it’s impossible for us to upstage each other.

What can fans expect from your concert?

This concert is about empowering people. There will be songs about that. Otherwise, it’s simply a night of pure enjoyment and great music.

In what ways are you better than Charice?

I’d like to believe that since I’m older than she is, I’ve been through more experiences. And that gives me a deeper reservoir of emotions to draw from when I interpret a song.

What advice did you give Charice after her coming out?

Stay strong.

Would you be open to a lesbian’s version of “My Husband’s Lover” and what message would you like it to impart?

Yup. It should show that, whether it’s a  same-sex relationship or heterosexual, we all go through the same cycles of love and pain. The form may be different but the essence is the same.

What makes your relationship with your girlfriend work?

Communication. Understanding. Trust. Honesty. We give each other the benefit of the doubt and above all, love.

What’s your advice to gays who still have not come out of the closet?

Just don’t use other people to “cover” their closet.

Is it easier to compose a song when you’re happy or when you’re sad?

It’s easier when I’m sad. Composing a song is my way of venting. I turn my loneliness into something creative.

What’s your advice to child stars like Ryzza Mae Dizon?

To just enjoy and not let success go to their heads.

What’s your message to “Little Miss Philippines” [winners]?

Sleep more and take vitamins to make you grow taller.

What’s your song for yourself these days?

“Feels Like Home”

How would you like to be remembered?

As someone who, when she sang, shared [with others] her heart and soul.

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PERSONAL: Terima kasih to my dear “sisters” Jiji Fernandez and Iza Pascual for my unforgettable prebirthday celebration in Bali, Indonesia. It’s one for the books. Love you both like family!

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  • bangopuwet

    Charuce and Aisa are not role models for the youth. Their frequent guesting on TV and other shows will greatly affect the mind of the youth who will think that it is good to be lesbians and gays. You were born female by the power of God and inasmuch as you dislike being girls, you are committing sins before HIM.

    • observer

      Nagtatanong lang po … What is your basis for saying that being gay or lesbian is a sin? I’d guess you’ll say it’s the Bible (Leviticus 18:22, among others). If so, then what do you make of the fact that the same source (i.e., the Bible) says that eating shellfish is a sin (Leviticus 11:12), as well as wearing clothes that are not of the same fabric (Deuteronomy 22:11)? It is also the same book that says, parents should kill their children if the latter disobey the former (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). And so on, and so forth …
      If your source of what is sinful has inconsistencies (when taken literally), then should you not entertain the possibility that being gay or lesbian, in the general scheme of things, is not sinful, per se?
      Mag-isip-isip kung may time. Salamat.

      • jat2x

        Sumasagot lang po….Wala pong inconsistencies ang Bible. Ang binanggit mong mga talata (Lev. 11:12; Deut. 22:11; 21:18-21) ay utos ng Diyos para lamang sa bayang Israel (nang ito ay bayan pa Niya). Ang mga utos na ito ay wala nang bisa nang dumating ang panahong Cristiano. Pero nananatili pa rin ang pagbabawal ng Diyos sa homosexuality hanggang ngayon (Romans 1:26-27; I Cor. 6:9-10).Salamat po.

      • bangopuwet

        Greatly said kabayan. I admire these two as entertainers but when they started cutting their hairs like men, when they had tattoos in their arms and bodies and when they started living in with the same sexuality, that to me is not following the teachings of God. That is my opinion and I stand by it.

      • mnlmad

        You are an asshole(definitely hindi mabango)!

    • discusxym1b0c21

      “…will greatly affect the mind of the youth….” – they will be held accountable for this.
      it is interesting to note how very militant these people are and I wonder what their long range agenda is, the moment their numbers increase.

    • Bluebeat

      Its not like they want people to have sex-changes. They’re still proud of being women even though they don’t like men so your statement about “You were born female by the power of God and inasmuch as you dislike being girls” doesn’t make sense because they still like being girls just not the stereotypical feminine ones who stay in the kitchen or dress like lolitas.

    • drimmmmer

      Kung maka-righteous naman si atey!! pero ang name-sung mejo vulgar… tigilan!!!!

    • efriend

      You are more popish than the Pope! “I will never understand how anyone will judge someone he has never met!” – Archbishop Tutu

  • ikulong

    for sure dudumugin yan ng mga tomboy. pompiyangan na. hehehe

  • RiverHorse

    it’s like doing a number 2… everybody does it but no one of sound mind would do it in public. in short, if you’re gay DON’T DO YOUR SH!T IN PUBLIC! huwag magkakalat. marami nang klaseng pollution sa mundo, pati ba naman social pollution gusto nyo pa dagdagan?!

    • observer

      Hate is also a form of “social pollution”. Let’s be consistent, kapatid.

      • RiverHorse

        it’s not hate. it’s frustration with regards to the way they want things done. would you take a dump in public? i won’t.

      • observer

        You are equating being gay/lesbian with “taking a dump in public”; isn’t that hateful?

      • RiverHorse

        it’s a figure of speech. if you take offense with the allegory, it’s your problem not mine. don’t be paranoid.

      • observer

        Figure of speech notwithstanding, it is undeniable that you are equating being gay/lesbian to something unsavory. In my “paranoid” and humble opinion, that is hateful.

      • RiverHorse

        it’s not being gay or lesbian which not agreeable. it’s FORCING EVERYBODY to think it is acceptable which is SICK! like i said, KEEP YOUR SH!T TO YOURSELVES.

      • observer

        How is “everybody” being “forced” to accept something that, in your opinion, is sick? Being exposed to something (e.g., TV show, concert, etc.) does not automatically mean that one has to accept it. End of the day, we come up with our own conclusions and make our own decisions, ‘di ba?

      • RiverHorse

        you don’t call PUSHING FOR THE LEGALIZATION of gay/lesbian marriages as FORCING? you got your head unscrewed, haven’t you?!

      • observer

        Not really, on both counts.
        1. Pushing for an issue (same-gender marriage, etc.) does not automatically mean or guarantee that the issue have to be accepted by everyone; otherwise, it is forcing the issue. Pushing for an issue (or advocacy, if you wish) involves dialogue and engagement. No one is forced to accept it, unless the majority agrees with the issue. Or, in a constitutional democracy, the issue is deemed to be consistent with the law of the land. Last time I checked, the Philippines is a constitutional democracy.
        2. I’m quite sure my head isn’t unhinged; I’m not the one doing the name-calling, isn’t it?

      • RiverHorse

        thank you for proving my point. you’re not only paranoid, you have a very high sense of entitlement. common traits for gays and lesbians.

      • observer

        If I may ask, where in my comments have I displayed “a very high sense of entitlement”? Also, why do you say that gays and lesbians have “a very high sense of entitlement”? I hope we can continue to have a respectful exchange of thoughts and opinions.

      • RiverHorse

        i don’t have to tell you. you just have to reflect and face reality as it is, not your version of it.

      • observer

        On that note, I guess the conversation has ended. Thanks!

      • RiverHorse

        hahahaha! can’t accept reality for what it really is, can you? that’s the entire point.

      • observer

        I guess the conversation hasn’t ended. I thought it did because you didn’t want to answer my questions. Rather, you wanted me to “reflect and face reality”, which I just did on my own. So, what is the reality that I cannot accept?

      • RiverHorse

        figure it out. and you can do that without telling it to everybody else. we already know you are narcissistic.you all are.

      • observer

        Thanks, and peace!

      • RiverHorse

        yeah.. peace, huh? you cannot give what you do not have, bozo!

      • BCon

        RiverHouse – Take it easy. Just remember, nobody is safe from homosexuality. You might wake up one day to find one of your sons or one of your grandsons is one of this you call “pollution”. Life likes to play tricks, you know.

      • RiverHorse

        whoa, emotional transference?! it does not automatically mean that if it happened to you it will happen to me. that’s not gonna happen with my family. we are firmly grounded in reality.

      • Diepor

        Why cant everybody have the same rights?

      • RiverHorse

        because not everybody is of sound mind. get it?!

      • Diepor

        You are hateful.

      • RiverHorse

        nah… you just have a high degree of paranoia.

      • boboposter

        Hate is natural, being gay isn’t. Alin ang pollution ngayon?

  • brunogiordano

    “15 April 2013 – Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and declared that religion, culture and tradition can never be a justification for denying them their basic rights.”

    INFO for LGBT HATERS.

    • RiverHorse

      what basic right is being denied to these people?

    • bangopuwet

      Their basic rights are not being denied. What is being criticized is the way they transformed themselves into a different persona by having tattoos in their arms and bodies, hair shortened to look like a man and their actions seemingly telling us they’re no longer women but men.

      • efriend

        Mind your own business. Period.

  • kilabot

    society and the human body are alike.
    the body can get sick
    with colds, cough, diarrhea, vd, std…
    resulting in uncontrolled
    mucus, phlegm, feces, pus, lice…
    representing the perverts
    of a sick society.

  • Cue_Vas

    The band’s instruments are mostly cymbals.

    • just_and_equitable

      haha

  • pinoydin

    Aiza, Charice parehong “ewww” !!!

  • pakialamera_i2

    Pinagsama ang isang TOTOONG SINGER at isang NAGKU-KUNWARING SINGER.

  • archerfan

    deep inside nanghihinayang kayo kasi ganyan lumabas mga anak nyo.

  • Francine Langit

    Love them both. Haters, get lost.

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