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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.

Apr 7, 2010

Regine Velasquez decides not to endorse any politicians

REGINE VELASQUEZ is getting offers to endorse politicians and do ads with them but it's her personal decision not to accept anyone. "Sa showbiz work ko pa lang kasi, grabeng hectic na ang sked ko," she says. "We got really busy putting up 'Party Pilipinas' and we're glad that generally, positive naman ang feedback. Then I tape four times a week pa for my GMA kantaserye, 'Diva'. Tinatapos din namin ang movie with Aga Muhlach for Viva kaya di na talaga puede tumanggap ng iba pang work."

Regine spent the Holy Week in Amanpulo in Palawan with Ogie Alcasid. "Doon ako naka-rest ng husto. Talagang there was just the two of us. Walang relative o alalay na kasama kaya nasarili namin ang isa't isa kasi very secure din ang place."

She's happy with "Diva" as she gets to sing in it. "Sa ibang soaps ko kasi before, kinalawang ang boses ko sa tagal ng di ko pagkanta. E, dito, singer ako, so gamit na gamit ko talaga ang boses ko."

"Diva" continues to enjoy high ratings. As Sam, she got even uglier after the murder attempt on her and she was hit by a rake. Even the nuns in the convent (Mitch Valdes, Pinky Amador, Radha, Scarlett), who saved her and take care of her, can't help but notice how unsightly she has become. She pities herself when she looks in the mirror. She befriends Stevie (Nikki Bagaporo), the blind girl who's one of the kids who rescued her when she nearly got killed, as plotted by Lady (Rufa Mae Quinto). She later helps the nuns how to sing well as they're often out of tune and this helps attract more parishioners to their church.