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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 18, 2022



KUH LEDESMA, POPS FERNANDEZ and JAYA are together for the first time in the concert “3 Divas” at the Special Events Center of the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at Coachella Valley, Southern California on November 12, with Vic Enteng Perez as showrunner.

Kuh says: “This concert is power packed as we have matured as singers and individuals and we are all believers in the Lord. We have prepared something really exciting for the audience. 

"When I did ‘Power of Two’ with Jaya, that’s when I just broke up with my husband, di ko kayang kumanta so I asked that our show be postponed because of all the pain and the betrayal. 

"But when we did our show, ang ganda lumabas ng repartees namin and ng aming hugots. The Lord has done so much in Jaya’s life. I saw the change in Jaya in her walk with the Lord. We have become sisters in Christ.”  

Pops says: “I’ve already toured the US with Kuh in the ‘Divas to Divas’ concert some years back but first time ko with Jaya, so I’m excited and I hope the audience will like what we’ll do together and of course, what us three independent women will do for them in one show. 

"It will show them how we have evolved as performers and as friends. Actually, when I was first told I’d perform with Kuh then, sabi ko, what, I will do a show with Kuh? She was already a big name then. 

"Parang hindi ko yata kaya. But amazingly, our show did so well. We did 20 to 30 shows all over the U.S. She’s a single mom like me and I learned a lot from her. Pati sa business she’s so hands on kaya ang yaman-yaman niya.”

Jaya says: “I feel so honored to be performing and bonding with Kuh and Pops as I know I will learn a lot more from them. It’s a good time for me to watch them together and be blessed by their presence. 

"I’ve performed with Kuh before and through the years, I’ve learned so much from her and our relationship became even better.

"Pops and I, we always make chika as part of Hanash Girls, ako and her with Regine Velasquez and Zsa Zsa Padilla and we have a great time bonding with all of them via zoom. It helped us during the pandemic to ease our anxiety from covid.” 

We tell them we were there when they were launched. Kuh left Music & Magic in 1978 and went solo, with the late Bibsy Carballo introducing her to us in her office then in Herran. 

She hit it big with “Dito Ba?”, the theme song in Vilma Santos’ blockbuster movie shot in Amsterdam, “Miss X”.  

Pops was introduced by Sen. Tito Sotto to a handful of writers in 1985 and she was just then a wisp of a girl. 

She went on to do hits like “Little Star” and “Just Say You Love Me” and hit it big on TV in “Penthouse Live” with Martin Nievera. 

Jaya was introduced by Pilita Corrales and Danny Tan as a Viva singer in 1995 and she made lots of hits like “Wala Na Bang Pagibig”, “Dahil Tanging Ikaw” and “Laging Naroon Ka”. 

"We asked the three of them if they’d be singing each other’s songs in “3 Divas”. 

“That’s an excellent idea but siguro we will do it when we go on tour,” says Pops. 

“Right now, we’ve prepared a lot of production numbers, duets, then the three of us, and solo numbers of 20 minutes each of us. If ever, I’d like to sing Kuh’s ‘Dito Ba’ and kay Jaya, ‘Wala na bang Pag-ibig?’”

Ticket Prices for the show are $128, $108, $88, $68 and $48, on sale at VP ENTERTAINMENT  702-8569723,

 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Box Office or online.

There will be 3 buses picking up guests from OC, LA and San Diego areas. Buses are for ticketed guests attending the concert only. No exceptions. Guests will be charged an additional $10 for using the bus. 

All buses will leave exactly at 1PM on Saturday November 12, 2022 at the pick-up areas and return exactly at 10:30PM from the casino on the same day. 

One bus is at Tambuli Supermarket Parking Lot in L.A., another at Tambuli Supermarket Parking Lot in Cypress, and last bus at Lucky Seafood Supermarket Parking Lot in San Diego. 

Ticket Redemption: Guests can redeem their tickets at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Total Rewards Center for $10 per ticket. 

This special show is sponsored by ISkin Med Spa in Beverly Hills, Miskin Med DSpa in Rancho Cucamonga, Asian Journal and IwantTFC.