LOOK: Eddie Mesa, 'the Elvis Presley of PH,' turns 80

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Posted at Feb 20 2019 01:12 AM

Eddie Mesa, known as 'the Elvis Presley of the Philippines,' sang 'Jailhouse Rock' at his 80th birthday party last Monday. Cherie Gil's Instagram

Eddie Mesa marked his 80th birthday by doing what he does best --singing the songs of music legend Elvis Presley. 

An Instagram Stories photo taken and shared by his daughter, actress Cherie Gil, saw Mesa playing a guitar and singing "Jailhouse Rock" for the audience at his party last Monday.  

It was just one of the images Gil shared from the celebration, which included a selfie with her father. She wrote as the caption: "Happy 80th birthday dad! The one and only EDDIE MESA!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mesa is known as "the Elvis Presley of the Philippines," mainly from his days as the impersonator of the American icon. 

In 2017, Mesa, as he promoted an upcoming concert of his that year, opened up about the biggest regret he had in life --that he did not get to spend more time with his grandchildren as they grew up.