Regine Velasquez’s father dies


THE father of Asia’s songbird Regine Velasquez died on Monday after he was rushed to the hospital. He was 76.

The singer confirmed her father’s death on her Instagram account.

“The leader of the band, Mang Gerry, joined his creator 1:39 p.m. today. Thank you for praying for him all [this]time that he has been fighting for his life. God bless you all,” the singer posted.

Condolences from close friends in show business poured in, including Regine’s bestfriend Jaya, who revealed the news an hour before Velasquez released her official Instagram post.

It was Mang Gerry who trained Regine. He was always known to be a stage father, but he stayed away from the limelight throughout her career.


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