On February 23, JC Regino, son of April Boy Regino, detailed why he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.
At the media conference for his latest ‘GMA Music’ single ‘Idolo,’ Regino said he has always been passionate about music like his father.
He narrated, “Bata pa lang po ako, mahilig na po talaga ako sa music, mga elementary ganon po, tapos noong nakikita ko po si Daddy na nakakapag saya ng tao, sumusulat ng awitin, lalo po ‘yung nag-grow ‘yung passion ko sa Music.”
So when he reached the age of 14, he learned how to compose songs; a God-given talent he likes to share.
He then clarified that he feels more proud than pressured to be his father’s son and live up to April Boy Regino’s name.
He couldn’t deny the pressure although instead of thinking of this as something negative, he’d always reflect on how proud he is of being the son of “the” April Boy Regino. He said, “Kaya kapag sinasabing daddy mo pala si April po, tuwang-tuwa po ako, masayang masaya po ako.”
He also recounted his memorable bonding moments with the late OPM artist.
“‘Yun nga po ‘yung bonding moments namin ‘yung pag-vivideoke po tsaka ‘yung pagsulat ng kanta, kasi si Daddy po talaga, ano po kami niyan, magkaibigan, magbarkada, magka-co-worker, tapos mag-ama. Kaya po lahat ‘yan, lahat po ng criteria na lagi po kaming magkasama. Paglabas namin ng bahay, kami ng lagi dalawang magkasama, pag-uwi namin kami pa rin po magkasama. Pag bonding, kami pa rin po magkasama. “
Similarly, he recalls his father’s advice: to put 100% of yourself into whatever you do.
He then shared his emotional message for his late father, who passed away in November 2020.
“Tsaka mag-isa na lang ako kasi sabi niya dati, ‘Wala tayong iwanan. Kahit anong mangyari.’ ‘Yun nga po nanghina na po siya, so ayun Dad, I miss you so much, mahal na mahal ko po kayo. As in walang makakahigit sa inyo bilang ama.”
Regino furthered, “Kaibigan at barkada, maraming salamat po dahil pinalaki ninyo po akong mabuti at may takot sa Diyos, at may pagmamahal sa musika. Maraming salamat po, sa tulong ninyo po, at sa pinamana ninyo pong talento sa talino, kabaitan, maraming salamat, Kayo po talaga ‘yung idol ko.”
As for his latest single, JC Regino’s ‘Idolo’, released under GMA Music, is already available for streaming on all music platforms.