Despite all the issues that surround ABS-CBN, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez bared she has no regrets with her decision to return home to the distressed media giant two years ago, saying it had been her wish to return and work for the people that she used to work with.
When asked about her sentiments during her appearance in entertainment writer G3 San Diego’s vlog last 23 September, the Kapamilya star revealed that she will never regret moving back to the company in October 2018.
Regine’s return to the network stirred controversy in the entertainment scene especially after the singer and actress has been with GMA for two decades and was considered as one of its prime talents. The announcement came as a surprise to many in the industry.
“It was my decision to go back to ABS, because I wanted to experience something else, something new. I wanted to work with the people that I used to work with before. But was not able to because of the whole GMA, ABS-CBN thing. So, I just wanted to experience that. Before the pandemic, I was able to experience it naman,” she stated.
Her moving back to ABS-CBN landed her as the main host for ASAP Natin ‘To and a judge for singing competition Idol Philippines. She was also able to lend her vocals to some teleseryes’ theme songs among other singing gigs.
Asia’s Songbird also revealed how she felt alive again when she moved back to ABS-CBN and shared her excitement with the live shows. She also disclosed that one of the things that she wanted was to sing for the company before its shutdown.
Regine is among showbiz’s A-listers who have been actively sharing their talents to raise funds for vulnerable communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. During her birthday concert in April, Regine was able to raise P4.2 million for Bantay Bata 163, a social welfare program of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation.