The four superstars of the music industry in the Philippines— Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Regine Velasquez, and Ogie Alcasid— did some reminiscing during their press conference for Foursome last January 11.
Martin began, “Ogie and Regine, now as professionals and as a married couple have really… I mean its better that they are doing this now.
"Back in our day, everything was under the microscope.
"I don’t see or sense or feel any competition between the two of them, like Pops and I.
"I was Pops’ number one fan. I’m a supporter.”
Martin said he also admires the singing couple because of their "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" personalities.
"I like how they showcase on television, how they register in the public eye yung talagang… 'eto lang kami, 'eto lang, oo alam ko sikat ako, sikat siya, alam kong sikat kami."
Ogie threw in, “Can we go back, way way back in time? And did you know that my first television appearance was with… Martin and Pops together?
"You know what, I think that was 1988, January 15, 1988."
The other three were amazed that Ogie still remembered the date.
Ogie added, “I’ve always looked up to them ever since. So you can now imagine the feeling that I have right now that I’m performing… on one stage with these two people.
"Well, they inspired me since I was four years old.”
Chuckles filled the room.
The Songwriter continued to tell more things about the Concert King.
“I think Martin could sing forever... He would sing anywhere, any time, any place because that’s his life and that’s admirable.
"Nung binigyan siya ng Panginoon ng boses, talagang tinotoo niya, kaya now, that’s what I call unwasted talent. So kudos!”