Regine Velasquez also known as the “Asia’s Songbird” is one of the greatest singers of our time. She’s a singer, actress and record producer. Regine gained her fame by winning several singing contests, including the 1984 “Ang Bagong Kampeon”. She also represented the Philippines and won the 1989 Asia-Pacific Song Contest. She also gained fame with the release of “Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang” from her self-titled album released in 1987.
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Through time, the “Asia’s Songbird” produced many hit songs and received different awards over the years. We all know how great she is as a singer. She has influenced a lot of singers these days and changed the life of many people. She also entered the acting career where she starred in many different films and appeared in many TV series and shows. Several films that she starred includes “Pik Pak Boom, Elvis and James 2, Wanted: Perfect Mother, Do Re Mi, Honey Nasa Langit na Ba Ako?, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, and Pangako Ikaw Lang”.
Recently, fans and netizens were shocked with the news that the Asia’s Songbird transferred network and is now officially a Kapamilya. Different reactions and mixed emotions were expressed by fans. Upon transferring she stated, “Para sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa akin maraming maraming salamat sa pagtatanggol nyo sakin naging kasama ko kayo sa lahat ng pinagdadaan ko. Sana wag kayong magsawa.”
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Several posts from her instagram account shows how she is now working in Kapamilya Network. Her new projects consist of singing the theme song of an upcoming series, the awaited station id of ABS-CBN network, a singing show and, a sitcom. Some of Regine’s actor friends reacted and gave statement supporting the transfer of the Asia’s Songbird to Kapamilya network. Janno Gibbs, a former Kapuso star now also Kapamilya, has said, “We did a movie here sa Viva. So, malaking part din siya ng career ko. And I’m happy for her, alam kong matagal na siyang hinihintay ng (Channel) 2.” With all the negative criticism regarding the issue, her friend Arnell Ignacio said, “Saan mo ba lalagay si regine sa programa ng 7 sige nga? Saan mo siya pakakantahin na programa ng 7?” Regine stated that she decided transferring on her own and that she will do whatever she wants.
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Moreover, Regine’s former co-Kapuso actress, Marian Rivera stated her reaction regarding the issue saying the she could not hide her sadness over the decision of the Asia’s songbird to leave the Kapuso network after 20 years, and also the friendship and closeness they built in the network. Marian Rivera also stated, “Well, wala din ako sa posisyon para sagutin yan, dahil hindi ko din alam kung anong rason ni ate kung bakit siya lumipat.” She also added, “Ang importante diyan, kung saan siya mahalaga, kung saan siya magiging masaya doon siya. Kasi bilang ako, bilang kaibigan ko siya at ninang namin siya eh nirerespeto ko kung ano ang desisyon niya.”
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