Regine Velasquez opened up about the challenges that her family faced last year amid the lockdown brought about by the pandemic.
Regine shared that the passing of Ogie Alcasid's father, Herminio Alcasid Sr., was one of the biggest challenges that they had to go through as a family.
"Medyo lost kami noon. Kasi biruin mo ilang buwan 'yon na okay siya. Kasi they were just in the house and then suddenly he went out one time and then that was it," Regine shared in an interview in Magandang Buhay.
According to the Asia's Songbird , the last time Ogie saw his dad was in March last year.
"That was the last time he saw him. And then when he passed away, wala na; nong nagkasakit, wala na as in hindi na niya nakita at all," she said.
After opening up the painful experience, Regine then shared a piece of advice to the viewers.
"I know that there are some people who don't believe na totoo ang COVID. I suppose some of the people would say that kasi hindi pa nila na-experience first-hand, alam mo yon?"
"Minsan kasi may mga bagay na hindi natin papaniwalaan only because hindi natin na-experience first-hand. Pero kapag nangyari sa inyo, doon mo lang masasabi na totoo talaga," she stated.
The Kapamilya singer added that it is vital that we remain vigilant against the virus and protect ourselves at all times.
"Sa akin although medyo open tayo ngayon, still be safe out there. Hugas ng kamay, magsuot ng face shield, ng mask o kung ano ang puwede niyong gawin. Mag-vitamins. Alam niyo ako hindi ako nagba-vitamins nung kabataan ko pero ngayon as in religiously I take my vitamins talaga. Exercise will help also and have fresh air," she said.