After ABS-CBN failed to get a new franchise, many questioned whether Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid regretted her decision to switch networks.
Recently, in a virtual interview on #LivewithG3, she clarified that she did not regret returning to ABS-CBN since she was able to work again with her former colleagues and was able to venture into something new.
She said, “Not at all. Kapag nga tinatanong ako, ‘do you regret it?’ I don’t. I will never regret anything.”
“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 anymore because of the whole GMA-ABS thing. I just wanted to experience that,” she added.
She further said that ABS-CBN helped maximize her singing capability especially when she became part of the afternoon variety show ASAP.
She said, “When I came back to ABS-CBN, I was given ‘ASAP.’ I became part of this whole family na in the beginning I thought I would have a hard time but then they just welcomed me with open arms. Everybody just welcomed me and I had a wonderful time.”
“Before the pandemic, I was able to experience it naman, eh. Ang dami kong nagawa before, hindi na nga nabigay ‘yung renewal ng ABS, marami naman akong nagawa. Also, in a way parang nabuhayan ako ulit kasi, first of all, I was singing, parang na-maximize ulit ang pagiging singer ko because I was doing ‘ASAP’ every single week. Like in one show, I would sometimes have three numbers. So, that’s a lot. And I was so looking forward to performing every Sunday,” she added.
It was in 2018 when Regine decided to transfer to the ABS-CBN network. Since then she became part of the Sunday variety show ‘ASAP’ and is still actively performing. She also served as a judge in ‘Idol Philippines.’