INQUIRER ENTERTAINMENT: OGIE WRITES SONG FOR BABY NATE


MANILA,
NOVEMBER 16,
2011
(INQUIRER) By: Dolly Anne Carvajal Philippine Daily Inquirer - Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez are savoring the joys of parenthood now that they have brought their baby boy, Nathaniel James, home. “Sarap ng feeling! Baby Nate is adjusting well. I wrote a song for him called ‘Aking Anak’,” Ogie relates. “That’s for my two baby girls, too.”

When will his daughters come over from Australia to see their little brother? “I still have to finalize family plans,” he says. “Probably by mid next year, my three kids will meet. I will see my daughters after Christmas.”

Will he and Reg allow Nate to join show biz or do commercials? “It doesn’t matter what’s in store for his future,” he says. “What’s important is for him to be raised as a God-fearing child.”

A few days after Nate was born, the proud parents turned over three brand new classrooms to the community of Adiangao in Camsur. The Kapuso school building is the first to be financed by the Ogie and Regine’s Celebrity Ukay-Ukay held last summer. Their next Ukay project will be on Dec. 9-18 at the Noel Bazaar at the PICC Forum.

As Ogie and Reg celebrate Christmas with their little angel Nate, they will also play angels to the less fortunate. Blessing begets blessing!

Concert tour

I am super excited about my first trip to Dubai. I have been invited by a concert producer, Jonathan Gulmatico, who has given many Pinoy talents a chance to shine in the UAE. He is mounting the show of Luke Mejares (produced by Monteswati Events Management Co., in cooperation with Club Seven and Park Regis Kris Krin Hotel) dubbed as “Simply Irresistible Concert Tour 2011” on November 25 and 26 at 11 p.m. at Club Seven Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel. Tickets are at 60 dirhams (www.clubsevendubai.com).

I am looking forward to bonding with our kababayans at the concert. I can’t wait to feel like an Arabian princess for a few days. Oh my Dubai!

Rumored departure

Many of my followers on dollyannec@twitter.com have been badgering me about DJ Mo’s plans to quit his TV and radio shows. They say he has been hinting about it on the air.

A friend of his told me that Mo is selling some of his cars and other properties. Is he disposing his stuff in preparation for his rumored departure? I still have to corner Mo about this.

Will he just be taking a long vacation to spend more time with his sick daughter Moira in the United States or is he leaving show biz for good? I remember Mo telling me that one of his biggest dreams is to buy an apartment in the Central Park area of New York. Has his dream finally come true?

If he is really leaving, he will surely be missed. He is irreplaceable in the biz. It’s such a joy and privilege to be cohosting “Paparazzi” with him.

Whatever his decision is, I hope he finds what he is looking for. Thank you for the friendship, Mo. We’ve had our minor differences but as I got to know you a little more, I’ve come to realize that beneath your fearlessness is a little boy who just needs to be understood and loved more.

Fun run

Antismoking advocate Cesar Montano leads the “Kick The Habit 2: Love and Run to a Healthy Lifestyle” on Nov. 26 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Assembly is 4 a.m. while the run starts at 6 a.m. The fun run has four distances—1k, 3K, 5K and 10k. Call 0927-733034 or 719-0184. Run for your (healthier) life!

PERSONAL: Kudos to our kababayan, Jon Vista, who continues to make waves as one of the PR wizards of Marina Bay Sands Singapore. E-mail wateringholeshangrila@yahoo.com

FROM MANILA BULLETIN

Ogie on Baby Nate: 'Guwapo!'By ROWENA JOY A. SANCHEZNovember 10, 2011, 3:48pm

Ogie and Regine will soon share photos of their Baby Nate with the publicMANILA, Philippines - Though he couldn't really tell if his baby, Nathaniel James, resembles him or his wife Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid proudly described his first son as good-looking.

"Talagang I was so happy and so pleasantly surprised na o, ang guwapo ng anak namin. Siyempre baby 'yan eh, paglabas, titingnan mo, aba talagang wow, mistisuhin, maputi. I think he has Regine's fine features, but I think he has my head," the actor-composer laughingly told "24 Oras" in an interview aired Nov. 9.

The veteran Kapuso said Regine's birthing via caesarean section on Nov. 8 was unexpected since she was only supposed to have a check-up. However, her doctor had told her to stay as her water had already lessened.

Still, Ogie knew "for a fact na malapit na 'to. Pero hindi ko naman inaasahan na 'yung gabing 'yun din."

"So nasa set ako ng 'Daldalita' sabi niya, 'Hon, ooperahan na ko.' Sabi ko, 'Ha?!' So siyempre, I was trying to be in control and okay, compose myself. But you can never be composed. Alam 'to ng mga tatay," he recalled, chuckling.

He rushed to the hospital, making it there on time to still be able to document the moment Baby Nate came out. Ogie likewise enthused that Regine's operation went smoothly.

"I could see real happiness, excitement and deep joy sa mukha ng asawa ko. Priceless 'yon, 'yung unang tinginan nila, nakunan ko 'yon," he added.

The showbiz power couple will share photos of Baby Nate when the right time comes, added the "Unang Hirit" report, even as Ogie and Regine request for understanding from their supporters for keeping the pictures private for now.

"Kukunsultahin ko muna and aking boss. Pag may go signal na kay boss, sige, siyempre pipiliin pa niya 'yon, ‘di ba?" said Ogie, with "boss" apparently pertaining to Regine.

In his Twitter, Ogie shared some more precious moments recently with whom he calls his "wifey" and their Baby Nate.

"Got hungry after baby ante's (sic) last breastfeed:) haha, I meant after the baby fed, ako naman nagutom."

"Truly moving to see a baby bond with mother through breastfeeding. Priceless," read his tweets on Nov. 10.


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