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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.

Sep 8, 2016

Regine Velasquez On Show She Feels About Hubby Ogie Alcasid's Daughter From Australia, Leila, Living With Them By Next Year

REGINE VELASQUEZ visibly lost weight when she showed up at the launch of PLDT HOME’s Smart Watch which her son Nate is endorsing. “Before kasi, I was taking steroids for my throat kasi laging may inflammation at may acid reflux ako,” she says. “E, steroids cause weight gain, so you look bloated. When I stopped the steroids, ayun, pumayat ako.”

She’s dubbed by PLDT Home as the Millennial Mom who can work and take good care of her children at the same with the help of modern technology. “PLDT Home has products and services designed to give working moms like me peace of mind kahit nasa labas ka. First is through the Fam Cam home monitoring system that allows parents to check on their kids left at home while they’re in the workplace. With the Smart Watch naman, I can call my son Nate and talk to him, check on him as he can directly answer through his watch when it’s connected to their Telpad or smart phone. With the Smart Watch, which has many uses, kids can take photos, play music and record voice messages. Gusto ko ang Smart Watch as it can really help us bond better as a family and you can get it for only an additional P199 per month.”

This is Nate’s fourth endorsement. Will he eventually join showbiz? “I don’t know. Crush niya sina Marian Rivera, Maine Mendoza and Solenn Heussaff, but he loves the weather and he wants to be like Mang Tani raw, the weatherman.”

How does Nate feel about being a PLDT Home endorser? “I’m happy. Thank you, PLDT,” he replies.
Does he feel he’s now famous like his parents? “Yes!”

Regine says the PLDT people didn’t have any problems with Nate when they shot their TV commercial. “He’s really so nice to work with. When I told him you have to behave, talagang he behaved all throughout the shoot. Even when he said, Ma, I’m tired na, I told him to just do one more shoot, you smile, at smile pa rin siya. He really listens to instructions and follows them so I’m so proud of my son.”

Does she feel any apprehensions about Ogie Alcasid’s eldest daughter, Leila, staying with them by next year? “None, we get along fine and she really likes me. Actually, kami ni Ogie, we worry more for Michelle kasi I’m sure mami-miss niya yung anak niya na ngayon lang mapapalayo sa kanya. But she says she really likes Leila to stay with us to get to know more about her dad and Leila is excited because she really wants to bond and spend time with her brother. Kasi baka lumaki raw si Nate na hindi siya kilala.”

Will Leila join showbiz? “I don’t know. She’s very pretty. Pero kung para sa akin, huwag na lang. Kasi ibang panahon ngayon and I’m very protective. Hindi mo kasi masabi, e. So I’d rather na sana, huwag na lang siyang mag-showbiz.”

What’s her next project at GMA-7 after “Poor Senorita”? “As of now, wala pa. Next year na uli. I still have naman ‘Sarap Diva’ which I host every Saturday.”

For more information about the PLDT Telpad and Smart Watch, visit pldthome.com/telpad/smarwatch.