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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 April 1970Manila, Philippines
Birth NameRegina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez
Nicknames Regz
Chona
Asia's songbird

Mini Bio (1)

Regine Velasquez was born on April 22, 1970 in Manila, Philippines as Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez. She is an actress, known for Poor Señorita (2016), Paano kita iibigin (2007) and Urduja (2008). She has been married to Ogie Alcasid since December 22, 2010.

Spouse (1)

Ogie Alcasid (22 December 2010 - present)

Trivia (15)

Introduced in The Untouchable Family (1988).
First recorded song was Love Me Again under Octo-Arts in 1986 as Chona Velasquez. It got cold response.
At early elementary age, Regine joined various singing competitions in provinces around the country. Out of 200 competitions she entered, she won 67 of them.
She credits her singing talent to her father, who would submerge her in water up to her neck and have her do vocal exercises to strengthen her voice.
At 14, she joined Bagong Kampeon, a television contest featuring the singing talents of Filipinos. She qualified with "Saan Ako Nagkamali", chosen by her father, and won with "In Your Eyes". The prize was a record deal from Octo-Arts.
In her guesting at the talk-show Penthouse Live on February 16, 1986 after her first single flopped, host Martin Nievera' suggested Ms. Velasquez to use the more glamorous name Regine, instead of her then name, Chona. Show producer Ronnie Henares also offered to manage her career which she accepted.
Her father resigned from his job as a construction estimator to fully attend to his daughter's career in 1986.
Although she was born in Manila, Philippines, Regine is popularly known to be from Bulacan where she grew up. Her family also stayed in Hinundayan, Southern Leyte where she spent her elementary years.
First child of Teresita and Gerry Velasquez.
First joined an amateur singing contest at age 6, performing "Buhat Nang Kita'y Makilala." As she could not read at that time, her father would sing it to her and she would memorize the lyrics. She lost that contest, but was given a special award for the brave performance.
Sister, Cacai, is also a professional singer.
Put up recording company Indiemusic, with sister Cacai Velasquez and brother-in-law Raul Mitra, and beau Ogie Alcasid.
Sister-in-law of Raul Mitra, husband of sister Cacai.
She mostly directed her own concerts, music videos and TV shows.
Son, Nathaniel James, with Ogie Alcasid (November 2011).

Personal Quotes (3)

As a performer, I feel sad for artists who miss out on opportunities to earn because of these foreign acts. Sadly, we find ourselves competing against them.
I know that Pinoys would rather watch these foreign artists, because they could always see locals perform some other day, anyway.
Seeing them perform contributes to my growth as a singer, as an audience member and as a Filipino. I just think there should be balance. The number of foreign productions coming over should be regulated, the way it's done in Japan, Indonesia and India.

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