Regine Velasquez (born April 22, 1970) is a Filipino singer and
actress. Her career began with wins in the television talent show Ang
Bagong Kampeon in 1984 and the Asia Pacific Singing Contest in 1989. Her
1987 debut album Regine was guided by Viva Records executive Vic del
Rosario and producer Ronnie Henares. With PolyGram Records, she achieved
commercial success in Asia with her albums Listen Without Prejudice
(1994), My Love Emotion (1995), and Retro (1997). Velasquez played the
female lead in the romantic comedies Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw (2000), Till I
Met You (2006), and Paano Kita Iibigin (2007), and in the primetime
television series Forever in My Heart (2004), Diva (2010), I Heart You,
Pare! (2011), and Poor Señorita (2016). She won a Star Award for
playing an intellectually disabled woman in the anthology series
Maalaala Mo Kaya (2001) and a Golden Screen Award for playing a
document forger in the comedy Of All the Things (2012). (This article
is part of a featured topic: Overview of Regine Velasquez.).
Today's selected anniversaries:
Anglo-Persian forces combined to capture the Portuguese
garrison at Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf.
The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of a two-cent coin,
the first U.S. currency to bear the phrase "In God We Trust".
About 600 prisoners of the Jasenovac concentration camp in the
Independent State of Croatia revolted, but only 80 managed to escape
while the remainder were killed by the Ustaše regime.
Flammable cargo exploded at a railway station in Ryongchon,
North Korea, killing at least 54 people and injuring more than a
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (rare) A subdiscipline of agronomy (the science of utilizing animals,
plants, and soils) and of soil science which addresses the influence of
edaphic (soil-related) conditions on crop production for optimizing it.
2. (chiefly Canada) The science and art of agriculture.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Further escalation of the war, whether by accident or design,
threatens all of humanity. Raising the alert of Russian nuclear forces
is a bone-chilling development. The prospect of nuclear conflict, once
unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility. … It’s
time to stop the horror unleashed on the people of Ukraine and get on
the path of diplomacy and peace. I have been in close contact with a
number of countries — including China, France, Germany, India, Israel
and Turkey — on mediation efforts to bring an end to this war. The
appeals for peace must be heard. This tragedy must stop. It is never
too late for diplomacy and dialogue. We need an immediate cessation of
hostilities and serious negotiations based on the principles of the UN
Charter and international law. We need peace. Peace for the people of
Ukraine. Peace for the world. We need peace now.