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Regine sets a good example

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VELASQUEZ. Empowered “probinsyana.”

Lulu Dayao, media observer, recalls her first encounter with Regine Velasquez: “What happened during Regine Velasquez’s 25th anniversary concert brought back memories and a realization of how far she’s come as a performer.

“Sometime in 1986, a colleague and I met with Ronnie Henares. We needed help in identifying the suitable celebrity for a sexuality program for responsible adolescents. The chosen celebrity would perform with Menudo in a music video, then go on a roadshow covering several schools in Metro Manila.

“Henares intimated that one of his new talents, Regine Velasquez, was a terrific singer. For two nights, we watched Regine perform. Nobody could out-sing her—and I was hooked!

“We didn’t get to work together, but I kept track of Regine. At one point, I felt disappointed when she started developing some affectations—but, it was just a phase, and I was relieved!

“I like the fact that the once timid Bulakeña has matured. I like how she laughs out loud spontaneously, and how she speaks her mind.

“Regine is a good example of a probinsyana empowered the right way. The way she carried herself at her concert last week was clear proof: She chose not to give up even when her voice faltered! She is a whiff of fresh air at a time when we need it most!”

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  • KpTUL

    Regine has no choice but to give a free concert, otherwise it would be a rip off for paying customers. You do not need to make a big fuss out of it. It was the right thing to do for the paying fans. Painting colorful pictures by exaggerating her gesture to several miles of its face value is like writing short fiction stories for kids. Come on ! Cant you find something else to write ? I suppose you can be creative at some point . 

    • bbguevara

      Malabo ang free concert, since it is premised on the condition that Regine will be able to get a free venue. Magkakalimutan na lang yan. I guess that statement was merely for damage control until the issue dies down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003086051215 Princess Alesha Bedra Hong

      hahahaha nag-iba ka pa ng pangalan tapos ikaw rin mag-re-reply…..malaking kang tae…si regine masaya ikaw dukhang mahirap!

  • bbguevara

    Sorry , but I disagree. Am sure her fans came to watch and hear her sing that niight. I’m also sure,as a professional singer , with years of experience , she would know beforehand if her voiice was there. The honorable and professional thing to do was to cancel the concert. Stop making excuses for her thru media hype. Her paying fans deserves an apology and their money back.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Santiago/1289739169 Carlos Santiago

      what a callous and irresponsible comment. who would like to be embarrassed in public? if regine knew she won’t be able to perform why go through a horrific predicament? it was what she did after the disaster that endeared her to her fans, to me. 

      • bbguevara

        I guess you were one of the more gullible fans of Regine who loyally watched the show. Try that with a foreign audience and she will be booed out of the theater, like Whitney Huston in her fading years.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BRVRIILCCVQ5NCCEQ7GV6ZIFIE RT

        there were alot of foreigners who watched the show.  they were all seated at the patron area.  and i was surprised they too, did not leave and continuously clapped and cheered the real DIVA.

      • bbguevara

        Oo na, they probably got complimentary tickets.
        I’ll just wait in the news , if matutuloy yung promised free concert ni Regine. Although I strongly doubt it because the free concert is premised on , if Regine can get a free venue. Ano ba yan??? Magkakalimutan na lang yan. If your happy her performance , good for you. Am just tired of the media hype in trying to save Regine ‘s reputation. She should have known during rehearsals ikung kaya niya. Unless she did not rehearse at all, which would be worse for her.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003086051215 Princess Alesha Bedra Hong

        at halatang wala kang alam sa concert ni regine kung ano talaga ang nangyari basta may masulat..pweh!

         pagod ka na? di tapusin mo na buhay wala namang kwenta eh..masyado kang inggeterang palaka

      • bbguevara

        Carlos: ” if regine knew she wont be able to perform , why go through a horrific predicament?” Well, it would have been more horrible for her reputation and financially painful to refund the audience if she cancelled the show.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Santiago/1289739169 Carlos Santiago

        whitney houston had problems which led to her early demise. people did not boo her for losing her voice but for her erratic behavior. even then people sympathized with her. bbguevara you are just being righteous. there is no unwarranted controversy and uproar on what happened to regine. there was no deception to the public. ‘accidents happen’. why being mean, bbguevara?

    • batangsulpok

      Dapat kay Regine ay tumigil na siya sa mga paawa-awa effect, panay pa ang pa-interview sa TV na kung talagang maysakit siya, di magpahinga?  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003086051215 Princess Alesha Bedra Hong

       palibhasa di ka fan ni regine..kung kilala mo si regine kahit paos sya she can still do a two-hour concert without sacrificing the quality of the show…kaya  malakas loob..it was a misfortune na grabe yung virus….di ka na nga bumili maangal ka pa..ka kang buhay? wawa ka naman

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXMEPPIZA7BVMFDSK2U63JMTUQ Ricardo

    so far, I havent heard a fan complaining about the concert and about the kind of voice that she had then. Kung meron man, negligible lang compare to those who were happy about the concert. But I heard some who are just bashers or who hasnt gone to the concert. I think it;s her best concert to date. We witnessed the Regine minus her voice and yet we realized that we still loved her without it. We did not hear the usual voice that she used to have that made us admire her. But we heard her heart sincerely spoke to us-her fans & friends. And that I think sets her a good example.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

      ogie, ikaw ba yan?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

    I agree with bbguevara. Parang alam na nga nila ang mangyayari, kasi automatic ang announcement ng repeat ng concert. Sana hindi na lang itinuloy. Tapos sobra pa ang drama nina Mr. & Mrs. Alcasid hanggang ngayon para hindi magalit ang mga tao. Nakakairita na! I used to like the couple. But now, parang ayaw ko na sa kanila. I can smell something fishy sa ginawa nila.

    • batangsulpok

      Isa pa, bakit dala-dala pa ang anak nilang isang taon pa lang sa concert ay alam na ni Regine na masama ang pakiramdam niya at namamalat ang boses, paawa effect ba?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003086051215 Princess Alesha Bedra Hong

       for sure cherrie isa kang malaking tae….hindi ka naman bumili ng ticket pero ang dami mong satsat..wag inggitera …

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

        Anong kainggit-inggit kay Regine? Ang boses niyang parang iniipit na lata pag tumitili? Ang mga retoke niya? si Ogie? Kung si Ariel Rivera pa yan, maiinggit ako! Hahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Santiago/1289739169 Carlos Santiago

    people are simply insatiable and of different breed. some enjoy being cruel just for the heck of it. even in fateful moments like what befell to regine who lost her voice in a concert. what a shame!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OV52HITJPMWQKZYH4UNKAGYZ3M Cherrie

      It is NOT what happens to a person but how one handles it that matters! Misfortune could come anytime, and people just have to always do the right thing. No shortchanging, sabi nga ng ibang observers!!! The reason for the batikos - some people simply take things more intelligently than the others. May mga Pinoy pa ring nag-iisip!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXMEPPIZA7BVMFDSK2U63JMTUQ Ricardo

       Parang ganito lang yan. Hindi ka na nga bumili ng produkto dahil di mo ito gusto at di mo ito pinaniniwalaan, ikaw pa itong reklamador at maraming sinasabi. haha
      tao nga naman. mas reklamador pa kesa sa mga dumalo ng concert.
      If i’m so sick, tired & irritated of Regine stuffs (o kung sino pang celebrity pa yan) & if i dont believe her, i would not bother listen, read & comment about it. as simple as that.



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