MANILA, Philippines - Carol Banawa takes a break from her life as a wife and mother in the United States to come home to the Philippines to record an album under Star Records.
PUSH.com.ph was at Banawa’s contract signing with Star Records attended also by the label’s head Malou Santos, Managing Director Annabelle Regalado Borja, and Banawa’s manager Biboy Arboleda. The album, to be produced by singer-composer Aiza Seguerra, will feature mostly revivals plus 2 original songs.
“Na-miss ko kasing kumanta and mag-record ng album. So I called up Ms. Annabelle and suggested this project. Ang main reason ng pag-uwi ko is for my father. My parents are still here. My dad is not well matagal na and I want him to meet ‘yong apo niya, my daughter. Since puwede naman akong mag-stay ng one or 2 months, naisip ko na ring gumawa ng album. Natuwa naman ang Star Records,” she said.
There will still be discussions if Banawa will also do acting projects in ABS-CBN, but she said that, for now, her top priority is her album.
She also shared that her decision to come to the Philippines for a while with her daughter and record an album has the blessing of her husband, a military man based in the US.
“May blessing naman itong project na ito ng husband ko. Ang request lang niya is makabalik kami sa States for his birthday. Two years ago na rin kasi namin siyang hindi nakakasama sa birthday niya. Two years ago he was in Iraq, and last year I was in Arizona kasi doon ako nag-school,” said Banawa, who took up nursing.
Banawa began her career in show business as one of the child stars in “Ang TV.” She went on to become a top-selling recording star. She acted in a few TV dramas and in the movie “Tanging Yaman.” She left showbiz when she got married in 2003 and moved to the US.
Now that she’s back, Banawa said she is looking forward to having a reunion with some of her showbiz friends.
“Puro text lang kami ngayon. Alam nilang nandito na ako. Ka-text ko sina Kaye (Abad), Rica (Peralejo), Nikki (Valdez), Camille (Prats). Gusto nga naming mag-reunion kasi halos lahat sa amin may mga asawa at anak na. Gusto namin ng playdate para magkalaro ‘yong mga anak namin. Masaya kung kaming mga ‘Ang TV’ kids dati mag-get together. Masaya na ‘yong mga mommies,” she said