A few months ago, I was honored to hear the Asia’s Songbird, herself, Regine Velasquez.
Uhm, disclaimer, this is a bit overdue. This has been in my drafts before I set off to the UK but I never had the chance to press the Post button. However, I just have to put this out to show my gratitude to PLDT, they’ve let me experience a breathtaking night, perfect for a music lover like me.
As part of the then ongoing tour for PLDT’s The Regine Series, the diva serenaded a hundred or so Cebuanos at SM City Cebu – Northwing.
There were a few contests and trivia before the songbird went on stage. But when it was time, the whole Northwing just erupted with screams of excitement and joy. As someone who grew up listening to Regine’s songs, it was overwhelmingly amazing.
You know a singer is really good if she’s belting songs while sitting. She was impeccable that night!
Regine serenaded us with a few chitchats in between songs but it was impressive how she can sing around 15 songs and still belt as good at the end as she did when the show started.
We were watching (and I was sitting behind) with a few celebrities. Regine’s beau, Ogie Alcasid, who shared a song with Regine on stage, everyone’s favorite Hanggang Ngayon; Anna Fegi, Medyo Maldito, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina, Miss Universe 2014 Top 10 Finalist MJ Lastimosa. And seen on stage, Donna Cruz, who was Regine’s co-star in the 1996 film DoReMi. They shared a few intimate moments, just like how old friends see each other again and then both sang I Can, something that 90′s kids actually remember.
We were joined by Christian Bautista, himself. Goodness, he sounds just like his recorded songs. I was highly impressed by the way he handled the audience, going around the sitting area and hugging screaming fans. In fact, I could’ve grabbed him as he was an arm’s length away from me. But that would be entirely creepy.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was Regine singing Usahay without difficulty at all, not even the pronunciations.
During the finale, Regine was joined by the singing contestants held before the main event.
I wore denim with denim that day, I was quite pleased about it. But I’ll recreate this look and see if I can emphasize more about this trend.
Here’s something from PLDT Home, themselves:
Salamat kaayo, Cebu!
To thank Cebuanos for the unwavering support for and loyalty to PLDT Home, the highly anticipated Cebu leg of the Regine Concert Series was held at SM City Cebu where the one and only Asia’s Songbird and PLDT Home ambassador Regine Velasquez gave a world-class musical performance to a full house audience. The concert also featured impeccable musical direction by no less than Raul Mitra and supporting performances by world-class crooner and TV personality Christian Bautista, among other celebrity guests.
“PLDT Home has always been at the forefront of digital innovations and multimedia content offerings, and we want Cebu to be the first to experience the smart Home,” PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “This is our way of thanking them for their invaluable trust and for making us their number one choice for their broadband, digital and multimedia needs.”
For more information about their digital suite of products and services, visit pldthome.com.