‘Asia’s Songbird’ delivers in promised repeat showBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Regine Velasquez’s silver anniversary concert was indeed lovelier the second time around.
“Asia’s Songbird” kept her promise to make up for the initial staging of her 25th Silver concert last November, which was cut short after she lost her voice.
Reg did not disappoint her avid fans who came back in full force to cheer her on. Her hubby, Ogie Alcasid, was obviously very proud of Reg last Saturday night.
“I admire my wife for her extreme faith that both the first and repeat concerts were part of her journey with God,” beamed Ogs. “It is really by His grace that all of it was possible. Obviously, setting up the concert was a Herculean task for (her sister-manager) Cacai (Mitra) and Reg but God provided the means. I am only a husband and my role at all times is to support my wife, which I try to do with my utmost best.”
He is equally proud of their son, Nate. “He is so adorable. He now walks and pretends that he can talk like an adult. Reg sings ‘Angel of Mine’ to him. I sing all kinds of songs to him. He already loves to sing—at least that’s what it sounds like.”
A few hours after “Silver Rewind,” Regine posted a pic of sardines and red eggs on her Instagram account with this caption: “Salamat sa lahat ng nanood ng ‘Silver 2.’ Yehey, natapos na rin. Puwede na lumafang Lola n’yo kaya lumafang na tayo. Diva mode off, ‘Lola’ mode on.”
Come Valentine’s Day, Ogie and Regine will be singing duets again. “For the first time, we will have a concert with Martin (Nievera) and Pops (Fernandez),” Ogie said. “It’s called ‘Foursome.’ The audience can expect wonderful love songs, wisecracks and the vocal arrangements that we have always wanted to do.”
Ogie and Regine make music and love go together well.
Derek Ramsay is all revved up for his new telerserye on TV 5, “Kidlat” (Monday to Friday, 6:45 p.m.).
In what ways is he like the superhero he’s portraying? “I like helping people and I want to get things done right,” he says.
He considers his parents his personal heroes because “they are the source of my strength.”
On the super power he wishes to have, he says: “It would be cool to be able to teleport because I love exploring new places. This year, one of my immediate plans is to visit Alaska.”
Wherever Mr. Kidlat goes, people get awestruck. Eskimo girls, better be ready!
Dindong Dantes has been very visible in the shows of ABS-CBN lately. Is it just for the promo of Star Cinema’s “One More Try” or is the MMFF Best Actor being lured to move to the Kapamilya network?
“I have no plans of switching networks,” Dong clarifies. “I am thankful to my home network GMA 7 for allowing me to do a project with ABS again. And I am also grateful to ABS for making me feel so welcome. I wish there is no network war but that’s a given already. Being able to work with stars from both networks has taught me a lot about the biz and its inner workings.”
Dong’s appeal knows no boundaries. He shines wherever he’s planted!
Catch John Lapus, Phillip Lazaro, Kim Idol, Michelle O’Bombshell and Petite as they take centerstage in Viva Concert’s “Queers of Comedy” with their special guest, Allan K on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Music Museum. Experience a night of pure laughter with these divine comedians. (For tickets, call 891-9999 or 687-7236.)
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