MANILA, Philippines – Top-rating variety show “ASAP 2012” welcomed singer Zsa Zsa Padilla back to the show on Sunday.
|Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla returns to 'ASAP'
This after Padilla and daughter Zia Quizon took a leave to take care of the ailing Comedy King Dolphy until he died last July 10.
The show’s mainstays, led by Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera, serenaded Padilla by singing Dionne Warwick and Friends’ “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Padilla was then joined by Quizon on stage as they sang a duet of “The Glory of Love.”
Padilla said she terribly missed her “ASAP” family after she was gone from the show to attend to the needs of Dolphy, her partner for 23 years.
“It feels so great to be back here, I missed my ‘ASAP’ family. Thank you very much for having Zia and I here again,” she said.
Quizon, for her part, said: “It just feels great to be back at work and here, which is like our second home na.”
Aside from doing a song number, Padilla also showed her tattoo, which is placed near her left wrist, as a tribute to her long-time partner.
Padilla said in her tweet last week that she decided to get inked to immortalize Dolphy on her skin.
|Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla shows off her tattoo as a tribute to long-time partner Dolphy
“Every time I sing, I want people to remember. It's very personal to me, it says ‘Lovey.’ Penmanship po niya iyan,” she said.
Before Padilla, Dolphy's grandchildren and sons, including Vandolph, have also decided to get a tattoo in remembrance of Dolphy.
Vandolph had his tattoo on his left arm, showing an image of Dolphy praying.
Vandolph's older brother, Dino, also got a tattoo of Dolphy’s face on both his arms while Boy 2 got a praying Dolphy tattoo.