Asia’s songbird shares her three best-kept secrets for modern parents!

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Ariel brand ambassador Regine Velasquez-Alcasid talks about her parenting journey

Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, may have so many awards and recognitions to her name, but that doesn’t spare her from the challenges that ordinary parents face.

As a first-time mom, Regine’s toughest challenge is something that many mothers can relate to – balancing work and taking care of the family. “The toughest challenge I faced as a first-time mom is being able to balance my time between my work and taking care of Nate. I literally had to reduce my workload so I could give my full attention to our child and in keeping our household intact in terms of day to day errands, doing chores, laundry, and more! I’m sure most parents would relate to this” she shares.

By far, it’s been a learning journey for Regine, who was recently named as Ariel Philippines’ brand ambassadress, but the challenges have enriched her life both as a mother and as a professional. She discovered that parenting is one of life’s greatest joys, providing wonderful moments to be savored.

Regine shares three insights for other moms who know the joys and challenges of having a career while raising a family at the same time.

Learning through experience

For Regine, nothing can make you more knowledgeable about parenting than being there for your child. “Reading books and listening to the advice of mothers are important but learning through experience would be best too. Listening to your child as he/she grows develops that intimacy that you can nurture,” she says.

Regine even shared a personal experience she encountered, “In my case, Nate loves to play outdoors. Sometimes he comes back inside the house full of sweat and dirt. I used to find this as a challenge, but I learned the hard way not to stop him and just let him experience the joys of childhood. That’s why I’m happy to have Ariel as my partner in this. Bye amoy pawis at kahit anong dumi!”

Inject fun and excitement into daily activities

Laughter makes everything light, so find ways to bring in some fun moments into routine activities so that these could become opportunities for bonding. Even daily chores like doing the laundry can have fun components that involve all family members. “I remember this one time where I wanted Nate to learn about the importance of doing household chores at an early age, so I started creating games out of doing the laundry! It came to a point that if I tell him it’s time for laundry, he automatically runs to pick up our laundry detergent — Ariel, of course!”

Find smart solutions for everyday problems

Let’s face it, everyday problems can bog us down. The best way to deal with these is to go for smart solutions specific to your concerns.

For instance, Regine finds stinky and dirty clothes a real dampener, not only for herself, but most especially for little Nate. For clothes that reek of malodor or kulob, she turns to Ariel. With its innovative and superior cleaning power, Ariel effectively fights off tough stains and malodor on clothes in just one wash.

“Out of all household chores, doing the laundry used to be the most time-consuming, especially with multiple washes whenever there were tough stains. With so much time spent on chores, I had less hours in the day with Nate. But now with Ariel, I am confident that my family’s clothes will be clean and fresh with minimal effort, so I can spend more quality time with my boys.”

As a powerhouse mom, Regine turns to Ariel, a powerhouse brand, to ensure that she can be the best that she can be – whether at home or at work.

Check out Regine’s newest commercial with Ariel Philippines at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5qUBFcR_uU .

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#GerifiedPH: A Sweet-Sarap Afternoon with Regine and Nate

Started this post with OPM Classic Songs including Pangako by Regine Velasquez playing in the background and in the end, watched Regine’s Pangako Ikaw Lang (2001) movie with Aga Muhlach!

Learning that Ms. Regine and her son Nate is the new mommy-baby tandem endorsers of Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti and having the honor to grace the press launch, the first thing that came in my mind is a wish to see her sing live again! My latest performance of Ms. Regine was at the Morissete is Made concert, and their duet was the highlight of the night.

And Jollibee didn’t disappoint! Ms. Regine and Nate was introduced by host Ms. Christine Babao and they entered the stage singing in the tune I Can.

Group shot.jpg(From L-R) Jollibee Brand Engagement Manager Cat Triviño, Brand Manager Kat Silvoza, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and her son Nate Alcasid, Marketing Director for Flagship products Cathleen Capati, Brand Engagement Officer Celina Tan.

Newest Jolly Spaghetti endorsers Regine and Nate Alcasid share their most sweet-sarap moments They captured our real lives! Asias Songbird gushes about new Jollibee ad.

With an illustrious entertainment career spanning three decades, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid has done almost everything, including chart-topping singles and albums, blockbuster movies, high-rated TV shows, and sold-out concerts. But for the Asia’s Songbird—one of the very few who’s successfully juggled being a singer, actress, record producer, and TV host—there’s one role she loves best: being a mom to her six- year-old son Nate.

Regine and Nate—who love to spend time just talking to one another about anything and everything under the sun—are the newest members of the Jollibee family and the stars of the latest heartwarming Jolly Spaghetti TV ad.

In the commercial, Regine revisits a familiar scene—a full concert auditorium with thousands of adoring fans—with a sweet-sarap surprise backstage for Nate. The ad goes on to show us special everyday moments between mother and son, with Regine narrating how being a mom has shed new light on day-to-day situations.

This is not the first time Regine and Nate worked on an endorsement together, but she believes that this one with Jollibee is the most special. “The storyboard is so touching and very personal. It shows my different roles as Regine, but it also shows that my greatest one is being a mom, which is the most difficult yet most fulfilling role I have to play,” Regine shared.

Just like real life Upon first review of the storyboard, Regine said: “Umiyak talaga ako. I said, “pinag-isipan talaga nila.” I’ve never done anything like this, a commercial that celebrates my being a career woman and a mom.”

Asia’s Songbird also shared that this Jollibee ad is inspired by her real life and her thoughts about being a mom. “In the ad, there’s a line where I say “sa lahat ng kinantahan ko, ikaw lang ‘ang nakatulog.” That’s true talaga! He really sleeps whenever I sing to him. It’s like they captured our real lives!” she said.

Another scene in the commercial that made Regine emotional is when she sings the lines “Pangako magmula ngayon, tayong dalawa ang magkasama,” which is lifted from one of her platinum hits Pangako.” This song holds special meaning to the songstress as it was composed by her husband Ogie Alcasid.

Sweet-Sarap bonding moments

Since she gave birth to Nate in 2011, Regine has slowed down her professional life to spend more time with her son. The first seven years are the most crucial to a child’s development, as studies show, and the Songbird is determined to make the most of it. One of their favorite bonding activities is to talk to each other before bed. “He always has a lot of kwento for me at night,” Regine said. “He would always say, “Mommy, last kwento,” but this last story would go on for 20 minutes! But honestly, that’s the highlight of my day. He really loves talking.”

“We also play with toys but they’re not really toys,” Nate shared. “It’s called amenities!” “He loves hotel supplies like toothbrushes,” Regine explains. “So one time when I was traveling, I brought everything back home to him. He was so happy, akala mo binigyan ko ng special gift. To him, it was really special because he knows I remembered him. I then realized, you can buy your child all the toys you can think of, but what they really want is more time with you.”

Regine’s realization is not lost on Nate, who—despite his parents’ celebrity status—prefers simple bonding activities like going on picnics and playing with Regine and Ogie. To make these bonding moments even sweeter and more fun, there’s always the sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti to bring more flavor to the Alcasid family’s special time together.

“When it’s time for merienda, he would say “I want one Jolly Spaghetti, two Chickenjoy legs, and two fries.” When I’m not at home, he would ask to order Jollibee and pay for it with his own money! Hindi niya ako hihintayin!” Regine candidly shared.

“The Jolly Spaghetti is so yummy!” the six-year-old exclaimed. “It’s sweet and cheesy and I can eat a lot of it!”

It’s no wonder why Nate—and other Pinoy kids—love Jolly Spaghetti. The al dente noodles are topped with Jollibee’s unique sweet-sarap sauce, meaty hotdog slices, and a generous sprinkling of grated cheese.

“The Jolly Spaghetti’s unique sweet-sarap flavors have always had a distinctive place in the hearts of Filipino kids and kids-at-heart, because moments spent with loved ones over a plate of Jolly Spaghetti are made sweeter, more fun, and more special,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Marketing Director. “Regine and Nate’s story is not only heartwarming but also relatable to millions of Filipinos.” Jollibee Brand Manager Kat Silvoza talks about the sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti and how it has delivered countless sweet-saya moments na walang katulad to thousands of Filipino families throughout the decades.lcasid takes a photo with his favorite Jollibee.

Some of the netizens’ reaction to this Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti TVC: Sweet Sarap na Walang Katulad with Regine and Nate Alcasid:

Why does Jollibee always have to play on our heartstrings? This is endearing. It’s like saying, fame is nothing compared to the joy of having you in my life. – Mark Lee Gatchalian

So simple yet so meaningful. It’s true that being a good mother is the biggest accomplishment a woman can have in life. Like in Regine’s story, she’s already a queen and the most iconic Filipina singer before she became a mother but it only proves that more than all the praises, achievement and awards she received, it’s Nate who fulfilled her life completely. Nate is the reflection how good is Regine being a mother as she and Ogie raised him very well with God as the foundation. Kudos Jolibee! – Cruz Julius

I’ve seen many TVCs for Jollibee, but this one is such a heart warming, sweet and very realistic . . . Thank you ms. Regine and Nate. Thank you Jollibee – Ronald Lagan Bacaltos

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As for Dabibot and Kulayot, I just let them have Jolly Spaghetti because its one of our Jollibee drive-thru favorites paired with a chicken joy for lunch or a regular crispy fries for meryenda.

Jolly Spaghetti is a good source of energy that is particularly important for growing active children. Topped with cheese for calcium and meaty hotdog as source of protein!

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Like Regine and Nate, make your family bonding moments more special with the sweet-sarap na walang katulad Jolly Spaghetti. The Jolly Spaghetti Solo retails for only P50.00* and the Jolly Spaghetti Family Pan (good for four to five persons) for P199.00*. Both are available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru.

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