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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 29, 2016

Songwriters Ogie Alcasid, Rey Valera & Louie Ocampo Together For The First Time In 'Kanta Ko, Panahon N'yo' Concert At KIA Theatre

OGIE ALCASID left for Japan last Thursday night with wifey Regine V and their son so they can take Nate to Disneyland and Disneysea. Before they left, he first attended the presscon of his concert for Viva’s Songwriters Series, “Kanta Ko, Panahon N’yo”, with Rey Valera and Louie Ocampo to be held at Kia Theatre on Friday, December 2. This is the first time the three of them are all sharing the same concert stage and it’s in celebration of 50 years of Original Pilipino Music that coincides with the golden anniversary of Vicor Music established by Boss Vic del Rosario who later put up Viva Entertainment in 1981.

Louie started as a teenage organ prodigy in the late 70s and is now one of the most sought after musical directors in the industry. Rey Valera has been in the music business for 40 years as a hit songwriter and is also a best selling recording artist. Both Louie and Rey has four kids. Louie has three girls and the youngest is a boy. Patricia is 24 and Roberta is 23, now both working in Sydney, Australia. Isabel is 19 and Quito is 14 and they still live with Louie. Rey’s eldest is a boy then come three girls. All of them now have families of their own and have given Rey 5 grandchildren.

Which of their songs are the most popular and the top money earner?

Rey: “Most popular is ‘Kung Kailangan Mo Ako’ and the biggest earner is ‘Pangako Sa’Yo’. It was used as the title song of ABS-CBN in a soap for two years at dahil sa kita roon, naipagawa ko ang bahay ko. Tapos, ginamit sa movie ni Sharon Cuneta, then ginamit uli sa soap at nakabili ako ng bagong lote.”

Louie: “Most popular is ‘Tell Me’ and biggest earner is ‘Ewan’.”

Ogie: “Most popular is ‘Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang’ and top earner is ‘Kailangan Kita’ sung by my wife.”

They’ll open their concert with the three of them doing a production number of their hit songs, then they will sing each other’s songs. Rey will sing “Tell Me”, Louie will sing Rey’s “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo” and Ogie will sing “Pangako Sa’Yo”. Each of them will then go solo with their respective guest. Rey’s guest is Vina Morales. Louie has Martin Nievera and Ogie, who else but his wife Regine.

Directed by GM Sampedro with Louie as MD, tickets range from P1,800 to P4,000 and you can get them at Ticketnet 911-5555, Viva Live at 687-7236, sponsored by PBO, Viva TV, TMC and Dok Manok as food sponsor.