Last week, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez flew to the US along with their son Nate to perform as part of the ASAP Las Vegas show last November 5. During their trip, the couple also made sure to celebrate Nate’s 11th birthday last November 8 with a festive dinner party in Beverly Hills, California.
In the November 8 episode of Magandang Buhay, Regine shared how she felt about Nate turning a year older.
“I feel grateful kay Lord for giving me such a wonderful son. He's such a good boy, he's very smart and he loves everyone. Hindi siya namimili ng taong kakausapin niya kahit anong age, kahit anong estado ng buhay mo, basta makikipag-usap siya. At siyempre mahal na mahal niya ang aming dalawang lola. So I'm very proud of you sweetheart.”
Ogie also gave a birthday message to his son during the same episode.
“You have become really, really strong in mind and in heart and we are very proud of you. Your mom and I are very proud of you. You know, before you were born, mom and I prayed, 'God give us a son.' He gave us you. That's why we called you Nathaniel—a special gift from God. And you are gift, Nate. I hope you continue to be the good person that you are, the humble person that you are, the loving person that you are. I know that you will go places. I know that you will do everything so that you will please God and for that I'm very proud of you. I love you very much and I take pride in saying that you are my son.”
On Ogie’s Instagram account, the popular singer-songwriter also shared funny moments between him and his son while shopping at a mall in the US.
Through the comments section, Nate also received well wishes from some of his parent’s good friends in the industry like Gary Valenciano, Erik Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Jed Madela, Melai Francisco, Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, Gab Valenciano, Gian Magdangal, and Troy Laureta.