On the seventh death anniversary of her father Gerry Velasquez, Regine Velasquez shared just how much she was missing her parent in her Instagram post last February 3.
She wrote, “7 years today. Missing you very much. I miss seeing your face in the crowd whenever I have a concert. And for some weird reason I would always see you kahit di ko alam san kayo naka upo. Concert na naman na wala ka I miss you papa. Please get your ticket via @ktx.ph malay mo umabot dyan steaming world wide baka kasama hangang heaven. I love you papa GoodNate”
It was Regine’s father who encouraged her and started giving her vocal training at the age of six when the Velasquez family was still residing in Southern Leyte. Mang Gerry was known for his unorthodox vocal training methods like immersing his eldest daughter neck-deep in sea water in order to strengthen her for singing.
Gerry Velasquez died of cardiac arrest after losing a battle with recurring pneumonia in 2014. Last year, Regine and her mom Teresita visited her father’s grave on his birthday October 16. He would have been 83 years old.
This month, Regine, also known as “Asia’s Songbird” prepares for her first digital concert this year called Freedom happening on February 14, Sunday.