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Regine Velasquez appeals against those using son’s identity online

/ 04:30 PM December 16, 2021
Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez (Image: Instagram/@reginevalcasid)

Regine Velasquez expressed her dismay against those who are using her son Nate’s identity on various social media pages and appealed to the public to stop doing so.

The singer, known as Asia’s Songbird, expressed concern about her 10-year-old son’s privacy on her Instagram page yesterday, Dec. 15. Nate is Velasquez’s child with fellow singer Ogie Alcasid.


“Hi guys. Makikiusap sana ako na kung may makita kayong mga account sa pangalan ni Nate, please help me report them. Actually, marami [nang] accounts ang ginawa for Nate sa Facebook [at sa Instagram] na walang [pahintulot] namin,” she told fans.

(Hi guys. I am requesting that if you ever see an account with Nate’s name, please help me report them. Actually, there are many accounts made for Nate on Facebook and Instagram without our permission.)


Velasquez said the public may use photos of her son that she posts on social media, but she does not think it is fine for others to make accounts bearing Nate’s name.

“You can post naman his pictures kasi nga, like I said, once ma-post hindi na talaga mapipigilan. I guess hindi ako masyadong comfortable sa mga gumagawa ng accounts para sa kanya,” she said.

(You can post his pictures because, like I said, once it has been posted we can no longer stop it. I guess I’m just not so comfortable with those making accounts for him.)

Velasquez pointed out that she is only protecting Nate, and since her child is not a celebrity she is very disappointed with the said accounts.

“[Please], if you guys don’t mind, stop [now],” she requested the public. “If you guys noticed, I hardly post his pictures na kasi nga binibigyan na namin siya ng privacy (now because we are giving him privacy).”


Velasquez lamented that even if she does allow Nate to have his own social media accounts, he can no longer use his name because other people have already used it as a username, as stated on her Twitter page, also yesterday. She also admitted that she felt like the public had “exploited” photos of her son.

“[For] the longest time, hindi ko [magamit] ‘yung sarili kong pangalan dahil ginamit n’yo na (I cannot use my own name [online] because you already used it,” she noted. “I just don’t want him to experience that. I also don’t want people exploiting my [pictures] of him.”

Velasquez also pointed out that though Nate has his own YouTube account, it is being supervised by her and Alcasid along with other content producers.

“[It’s] with our supervision, ok. That’s his, not someone using his name and stealing my [pictures],” she said.

Velasquez and Alcasid tied the knot in December 2010. Velasquez gave birth to Nate via cesarean section in November 2011.  /ra


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