MANILA – Regine Velasquez acknowledged her husband Ogie Alcasid for all the efforts he poured into making her online birthday concert a success.
Speaking during the fourth episode of “One Voice Pilipinas” on Sunday, Velasquez said Alcasid was the one who made sure her show ran smoothly at least from their end at home.
“Gusto ko lang i-flex 'yung asawa ko. Akala nila dahil ako lang 'yung nakikita nila sa Facebook, akala nila ako lang 'yun pero actually siya lahat 'yung gumawa. Siyempre may kasama kaming production team pero wala sila dito sa bahay. He’s the only one with me doing all the technical things to make the show run smoothly,” she said.
“My husband had to figure it out. My husband had to press whatever button. Actually siya rin 'yung nag-concert tapos siya din 'yung nag-update kung magkano ang nalikom na halaga,” she added.
For his part, Alcasid said he would do it a thousand times again if Velasquez would need to do more online concerts in the future.
“Siyempre there’s enough stress already when you perform right? Wala na ngang tao dito, kami kami na lang. We will do it for our wives,” he said.
The concert, which was filmed from the couple's home and which lasted nearly three hours Saturday night, featured Velasquez’s hits, medleys, covers of classics such as Eraserheads' "With a Smile," and guest appearances from her son Nate and Broadway star Lea Salonga.
The Facebook stream also showed birthday messages, and a tribute to Bantay Bata 163, its initiatives, and founder, the late Gina Lopez.
The donations were coursed through the ABS-CBN Foundation, and will mainly benefit Bantay Bata's programs outside its coronavirus relief efforts, including the Children's Village, which houses rescued abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Velasquez's livestreamed birthday concert raised more than P4.2 million for Bantay Bata 163.