May 3, 2011, 10:26am
Fortunately for her numerous fans, this does not at all mean that she would quit her flourishing career; she just feels it is time to explore the other sides of her that nobody has seen: a housewife, a homemaker and, hopefully soon, a mother.
“I started my career when I was sixteen,” she explains. “I have been working for 25 years so I feel that now is my time to settle. Nagawa ko na lahat for my family so ako naman ngayon.”
The last statement couldn’t be truer. Although Regine considers herself very independent and tough, underneath is a conservative and religious individual who deeply values her family upbringing as the groundwork for her success. That’s why she reciprocates her blessings in every way she can.
Simply yet smartly, that’s how Regine sums up her childhood upbringing. Her father helped her train her voice by having her sing while neck-deep in the waters off Southern Leyte where she grew up. Her mother also helped her by teaching her how to move on stage and interpret songs; and she nurtured Regine’s budding talents in other ways as well.
“Even though we were not well off, marunong dumiskarte ang nanay ko,” she proudly says. “She made sure she gave us nutritious food and plenty of milk to drink. Laging may gulay at gatas akong iniinom kaya hindi ako sakitin.”
This habit has stayed with Regine all these years. That’s why she gives her support to the Laki Sa Gatas Nutrition Education Advocacy, which promotes among kids and their parents the importance of proper nutrition along with good education to turn their lives for the better and help them attain their ambitions.
The campaign – one of many being endorsed by the philanthropically inclined celebrity – reaches out to public school students and their moms all over the country, sharing the need to take on nutritious and affordable habits.
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