Regine proud of Sarah's achievements

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2012 07:40 PM | Updated as of Jul 24 2012 04:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez only has good words for Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo, who is celebrating her 24th birthday later this week.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Sunday, Velasquez said she is truly proud of Geronimo, adding that she has already come a long way since she won “Star For A Night,” which Velasquez hosted.

Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez

Velasquez said Geronimo is such a nice person and deserves her success.

“Si Sarah isa sa napakabait na taong nakilala ko. Anak-anakan ko din, hanggang ngayong naga-I love you sa akin kapag nagte-text. She would visit me. I’m really very happy and very proud of you, Sarah. Ang layo na ng narating mo in a very short time, ang bilis. Congratulations, happy birthday,” she said.

Velasquez’s husband Ogie Alcasid, on the other hand, said he is amazed at Geronimo’s accomplishments at such a young age.

“Hard to believe kasi, no? It’s incredible. God has gone to her, to her career, her family. It’s also because Sarah is a mabait na tayo. She’s a very giving person. Sarah, congratulations, happy birthday sa iyo,” he said.

Velasquez also gave her unsolicited advice to Geronimo when it comes to love.

“Sa akin parang hindi hinahanap eh. Kasi habang hinahanap mo, iba ang nakikita mo, iba ang natatagpuan mo,” she said.

Velasquez said Geronimo just has to pray for it, so God would hear the desires of her heart.

“Ibibigay sa 'yo ni God kung sino ang dapat sa 'yo pero kailangan mo ring ipagdasal. Ako kasi dinasal ko eh. Alam naman na ni God kung ano ang hinaing ng mga puso natin. Minsan gusto lang niya madinig eh. Darating siya doon, bata pa naman siya,” she said.