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What Regine and Gary V want to leave behind as their legacy

What Regine and Gary V want to leave behind as their legacy

Gary Valenciano (left) and Regine Velasquez

We’re meant to share our experiences. We don’t need these to die with us,” mentioned singer-actress Regine Velasquez when requested about her views on mentoring the youthful era of native performers.

Regine not too long ago renewed her contract with broadcasting community ABS-CBN. The occasion was streamed on-line in a program known as “Kapamilya Robust 2022,” which additionally featured different skills, akin to Gary Valenciano, Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, Zanjoe Marudo, Sam Milby, Jolina Magdangal, Ronnie Alonte and Loisa Andalio renewing their contracts with the Kapamilya community.

The occasion additionally coincided with the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Star Magic, ABS-CBN’s expertise administration arm.

“What’s the purpose of studying all these items if we’re not capable of share with different folks and allow them to be taught. We had been as soon as like them. We’ve additionally gone by way of mentoring. It’s great that the younger ones are additionally keen to hearken to us,” mentioned Regine, dubbed “Asia’s Songbird.”

Coronary heart

“These children, they arrive to us as a result of they’re to hearken to our story, to what we’ve skilled throughout our time, though issues again then had been very totally different,” added Gary, who joined Regine in a digital Q&A session after signing his contract. “We did one thing proper prior to now that defined why we’re nonetheless a part of the trade so far. This has loads to do with the center.”

For example, Gary recalled how he would mentor “The Voice Philippines” alumnus Darren Espanto. “He’s very fashionable now however he nonetheless goes to me for suggestions, not to develop into extra in style however to lengthen his profession. These are the issues the place I do know I will help,” Gary identified. “The youthful ones, particularly those that go up on the ‘ASAP Natin ’To’ stage with us, deserve a lot extra. They should up their recreation, particularly since they’re now seen all over the place and the stage is now as huge as their telephones. You may as properly carry out your greatest since you’re reaching extra folks than ever earlier than.”

When requested to share what’s in retailer for her within the coming months as a Kapamilya, Regine mentioned: “I hope to work with Gary in a live performance once more, and even with Lea (Salonga)—we’ve by no means carried out this reside earlier than and that might be wonderful. I’ve already been receiving requests from supporters to do that, however I feel solely ABS-CBN can mount one thing like this. It’s good that we’re slowly being allowed to come back out and collect. I’ll be having a live performance with Mega (Sharon Cuneta) in June. It’s a dream come true for me as a result of Sharon is one among my idols.”

She added: “I’ve solely been a Kapamilya for 4 years. Marami pa akong ibibirit. I’m excited for that. The probabilities are infinite. With the quick time I’ve been right here, I already go to work with lots of people I love like Vice Ganda, Sarah (Geronimo) and Ate Sharon.”

She is presently a visitor cohost within the morning journal present “Magandang Buhay.” “That is solely till Karla (Estrada) comes again. I’m having such a beautiful time working with (cohosts) Jolina (Magdangal) and Melai (Cantiveros). We’d snicker a lot collectively that it doesn’t really feel like work for me. I’m joyful to have been given the chance to do a morning present once more. I form of missed it,” she mentioned.

As for Gary, he mentioned he has come to a degree in his profession when he’s already considering of “what I can depart behind, my legacy. Lots of the issues I shall be doing will pertain to that.”

Gary then cited a few of his advocacies. He’s the ambassador of the app pray.com. “It is a good factor as a result of Filipinos are very prayerful. There shall be new content material popping out very quickly. I’ll inform the story of Joseph and his brothers. I’m enjoying all their voices,” he beamed. “I even have an ongoing advocacy whereby I meet college students of various universities on-line. I share my life with them and sing some songs.”

Excursions, live shows

He added: I nonetheless shall be happening tour. I feel my physique can nonetheless take just a few extra years. I can nonetheless carry out particularly for folks within the Center East, the place I’ve been getting a lot help all through the years. I’ll proceed to go on the market. In fact, I’ll be engaged on a serious live performance right here within the Philippines, after we’re lastly allowed to do face-to-face. You’ll know extra about that in time.”

He additional mentioned: “At this level in my profession, I’m now keen to do new issues, like collaborating with different artists to create extra songs. I got here up with one final 12 months. I’d be thrilled to do extra, particularly if it’s for trigger.”

To budding songwriters, Gary mentioned: “Not all singers are capable of write songs, so I extremely encourage you to only carry on writing. Your dream to provide you with a track might not come to cross in a 12 months, nevertheless it may occur later with an artist you by no means anticipated. It could possibly be that the singer hears it in passing and finds that he likes it, after which it will definitely turns into what it’s meant to be. Don’t be discouraged. When you really feel that you just’re going nowhere, simply hold writing. There’s a time, place and cause for every part that you just do.”

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