It has been 30 years since Regine Velasquez – Alcasid took her first uncertain steps towards stardom and she is celebrating in a big way. The Filipino Songbird is coming out with a new album and staging a grand solo concert, both of which are titled R3.0.
R3.0, the concert will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena and will feature a retrospective of her biggest hits, new recordings and popular oldies that are close to her heart. R3.0, the album will do likewise. This is a three-volume set with new versions of her big sellers, versions of her personal favorites; and original compositions by Filipino composers.
R3.0 marks Regine’s return to Viva, which was the site of many of her successes as a singer and actress. It was at Viva where she recorded her first album in 1987, which included her first big hit “Urong Sulong” and her first movie theme song, “Isang Lahi” for Gabi Na Kumander. This was followed by other hits like “On The Wings Of Love,” “Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang,” “Dadalhin Kita,” “Ikaw,” and many more.
She got her big break as an actor in the now classic Viva movie Wanted Perfect Mother opposite Christopher de Leon, which also gave her the big hit “You Are My Song.” This was followed by box-office blockbusters like Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw with Robin Padilla, Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon with Richard Gomez, for which she was named Box-Office Queen by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation, and opposite Aga Muhlach, for which she was named Best Actress in Comedy at the Enpress Awards. Aside from all these, Velasquez-Alcasid is also one of the country’s leading concert artists, who has performed all over the world from legendary venues like the Carnegie Hall in New York to the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, who was born in Malabon began her career by joining amateur singing contests. Trained by her father Gerry Velasquez, she went on to win the Grand Prize in Ang Bagong Kampeon, a talent show on television, when she was 14 years old. Thirty years later, married to singer/composer Ogie Alcasid and mother of one, she has attained success beyond her wildest dreams.
Join Regine in celebrating this 30-year milestone with R3.0 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Oct. 21.
For ticket inquiries call VIVA Live – Concerts at 687-7236:
Zanjoe Marudo, Joey Marquez and Cesar Montano joined the 10th Mayor Abalos Golf Cup on June 30, at Wack Wack Golf & Country Club.
The Mandaluyong Golf Club, Inc., with the special participation of SM Super Malls, San Miguel Corporation and DDT Konstract, Inc., and in cooperation of Wack Wack Golf & Country Club held the “10th Mayor Abalos Golf Cup” on Friday with a double shotgun tee off at 6:30 a.m. and 12 nn, at the West Course.
The celebrities, apart from Zanjoe Marudo and Joey Marquez, included Cesar Montano, Vandolf Quizon and Epy Quizon.
This golf tournament was one of the major activities lined up for the birthday celebration of Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita A. Abalos.
It is an annual event that aims to support the advocacies and programs of Ciara Marie Foundation, Inc., a charitable institution that provides health care services, educational assistance to qualified members the community and further extends various assistance to the displaced families who were victims of fire accident and other natural calamities.
Councilor Charisse Marie Abalos-Vargas is the chairperson of the foundation.
The event counted AMA Computer College, DMCI Homes, PLDT, Leisure and Resorts World Corporation as Platinum Sponsors, while the Gold Sponsors were Rockwell Land, The Address @ Wack Wack, St. Francis Square Holdings, Expedition Construction Corporation, United Laboratories, Greenfield Development Corporation, Globe Telecom, Alexa Trading & Construction Corporation, Robinsons Land Corporation, Megawide Builders, Vista Land, Shangri-LA Properties, Champion-PEPMACO; and the Silver sponsors were Manuela Corporation, Guevent Investment Development Corp., Amaia Skies Shaw, Monolith Construction, Bingo Mania, Land Bank of the Philippines, Market Place Shopping Mall, Tracsom Builders, S & R Membership Shopping, Sumometrics Industries, California Chemicals Corporation, Asian International Auctioneers IPM Cosntruction Corporation, Norkis Group of Companies, Hotel Sogo, Davies Paint 121 Cosntruction and Southforbes by Cathay Land.
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