And his innate talents in singing and stand-up comedy during Bulagaan was recognizedand he eventually became a regular host of Eat Bulaga; even handling his own segmententitled "Allan nose (knows) best".In his 11 year-stay in Eat Bulaga, his greatest challenges ever done for the show waswalking from Tape office (Quezon City) to the church of Antipolo City (estimateddistance: 16.8 km) and performing in the E.B. Babes: Bebot division competition.Aside from Eat Bulaga, Allan K is also hosting "All-Star K" The 1 Million VideokeChallenge" together with Singer & Hosts Jaya Ramsey.
Velasquez is the first child of Teresita and Gerardo Velasquez, born in Tondo, MetroManila, Philippines on April 22, 1970. Her family moved to Hinundayan, Southern Leyte,where Velasquez studied at the Hinundayan Central School.Music figured largely in her early development; her father sang to the children FrankSinatra songs and her mother accompanied family sing-alongs on guitar. Her fathertrained her voice by having her sing while submerged neck-deep in the ocean; hermother taught her how to move on stage and interpret songs. Before she could read, herfather taught her song lyrics. At six, Velasquez participated in a nationally-televisedamateur singing competition, The Tita Betty's Children's Show. Her piece, "Buhat NangKita'y Makilala" ("Since I Met You"), won third place and "youngest contender."Velasquez joined more singing competitions in small towns around the country. By nine,Velasquez and her family had moved to Balagtas, Bulacan, where she studied atBalagtas Central School. She later studied at St. Lawrence Academy, where she wonVocal Solo and Vocal Duet for her school at the annual BULPRISA (Bulacan Private SchoolAssociation) competition. Her parents saved money on competitions by designing andsewing her gowns using materials at hand and fabric from old gowns. Regine also suffersfrom dyslexia which makes it difficult for her to read lyrics and learn new songs. Buteven with this learning handicap, her raw talent and sheer determination helped her winthe top prize in 67 of approximately 300 competitions.At fourteen, Velasquez entered the senior division of Ang Bagong Kampeon, a nationally-televised singing competition, hosted by Bert "Tawa" Marcelo and Asia's "Queen of Songs", Pilita Corrales. Her father suggested that she audition with "Saan AkoNagkamali" ("Where Did I Go Wrong"). She won for eight straight weeks and became thefirst grand champion of the show. The show's musical director, Dominic Salustiano,suggested her winning piece, George Benson's "In Your Eyes." She won a contract withOctoarts, recording the single "Love Me Again" as "Chona Velasquez," her nickname. Shethen joined the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), an organization of Filipino singers, performing in music lounges all over Metro Manila. Members of OPMhelped her out by giving her industry advice and by lending their gowns for herperformances.
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Isinilang si Francisco Balagtas sa Panginay, Bigaa (ngayo’s Balagtas), Bulacan noongAbril 12, 1788. Ang mga magulang niya ay sina Juan Balagtas at Juana de la Cruz. Kilala