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Ogie Alcasid is touched that wife Regine Velaquez wants to use his last name

Ogie Alcasid feels more inspired to work because of the love he gets from Regine Velasquez.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

2/5/2011 12:26 AM
Ogie Alcasid is touched that wife Regine Velaquez wants to use his last name


Ogie Alcasid has been in a happy mood ever since he and Regine Velasquez had their church wedding. During the press conference for the launch of the movement called KLIK or Kulturang Lahi Inuuna Ko, Ogie revealed that he and Regine still have many cheesy moments. "Ako 'lsquo;yung sobrang cheesy talaga. Sabi nga nakakahiya na raw kami kasi ang tatanda na namin pero parang pa kaming teenagers. Siguro kasi wala pa kaming baby kaya all we have is each other. Everyday we text na 'lsquo;I miss you'rsquo; and 'lsquo;Sana umuwi ka na.'rsquo; Hindi mo talaga maaalis sa sistema mo 'lsquo;yan."

Ogie also talked about how he was so touched when his wife has decided to be addressed from now on as Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. He shared, "Actually, nalaman ko lang 'yan nung nakita ko. 'Aba! Regine Velasquez-Alcasid ka na pala! Ang suwerte mo, ha!' I was touched by that gesture. I didn't know that. Alam ko kasi maraming mga artista, 'lsquo;di ba, pag nag-asawa sila, ginagamit pa rin nila 'yong kanilang stage name? Well, desisyon ng honey ko 'yon and 'yon ang gusto niya. Pero I'm touched."

Aside from being a singer, actor, and composer, Ogie is also busy with his duties as the president of the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mangaawit or OPM. With all the love that he is getting from his wife, Ogie said he is now more inspired to work most especially in the efforts of OPM to address the problems currently faced by the local music industry.'nbsp; KLIK, a program born out of the partnership between OPM and Taguig 2nd District Congressman Freddie R. Ti'ntilde;ga, pushes for the integration of Pinoy music in the basic education curriculum to encourage students to appreciate homegrown music and for them to eventually compose their own songs.

According to Ogie, "Natutuwa ako kay Congressman Fred Ti'ntilde;ga at sa lahat ng mga congressman who are taking a pro-active stance in introducing, you know, studying OPM, studying Philippine music for the youth. Para naman maibalik natin ang pagmamahal sa kultura natin. Nakakatuwa, and this is just the start."

After granting interviews to reporters, Ogie immediately left the press conference and headed to Malaca'ntilde;ang for his oath-taking as 'lsquo;Convenor for the EDSA People Power Commission.'rsquo; He was tasked by President Benigno 'lsquo;Noynoy'rsquo; Aquino III to draft a program to teach the value of the historic EDSA Revolution to the youth of today. "Our job, first of all, is to organize the festivities on February 25. Sana magkasama-sama ang lahat ng Kapamilya, Kapuso, at Kapatid for that special event. And it doesn't just stop there. Kailangan po gumawa kami ng mga programa within six years, I suppose, para maibalik natin sa kabataan ang diwa ng EDSA. Kasi siyempre, 25 years ago, ang kabataan natin, hindi naman nila alam kung ano ang nangyari sa EDSA. Hindi nila alam kung ano ba ang EDSA (Revolution). Tabaho namin through music and entertainment na ibalik ang diwa ng EDSA."

Ogie'rsquo;s work for the President has garnered various reactions and criticisms, but singer-composer explained that he just wants to do a good job in the service of our country. "Ako'rsquo;y sundalo lang. I'rsquo