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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.

Dec 11, 2020



PRINCESS VELASCO is dubbed as the Acoustic Princess as she’s  best known for doing cover versions of popular songs in her very own acoustic style. 

She has recently released her new single with GMA Music, a Christmas song titled “The New Born King”, and she has now just given birth at Makati Med to a new baby girl, who she called Sara Bella. 

This is her first daughter with Dr. Mark Rosario, who she married in 2013. They have two other kids, both boys, named Kobe and Milo. “We’re so happy God granted our prayers for a baby girl this time,” she says.

Princess says her new song, “The New Born King”, is very close to her heart as it was first composed by her 81-year-old dad, Alfredo Velasco, back in 1964. 

But it was only during the lockdown that he got to finally complete it. Princess decided that producing this song, together with her friend Mic Llave, will be a nice gift for her beloved dad. 

“I don’t live with my father anymore,so I miss him and worry about him, more so since the lockdown started. So when he sent this song that he wrote more than 50 years ago, and asked me to sing it, I figured it would be a nice gift to him to record it and have it produced for GMA Music. 

"I asked my friend Mic Llave to arrange it, and I recorded it right at home. I sang it the way it was arranged - which is full of life and joy! I made sure to smile while singing it, because the message of the song is really about celebrating the birth of Jesus.”

Through ‘The New Born King,’ Princess would like her fans to remember the night Jesus was born and how the bright shining star guided the Three Kings to the manger. 

It also serves as a reminder that even if this year has been hard on all of us, we still look forward to celebrating the true joy of Christmas – the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

‘The New Born King’ is now available for streaming on YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, and across all other digital platforms worldwide.