One of the myths involving Regine Velasquez is the belief that her father, Mang Gerry, used to dunk her in a drum full of water.
According to rumors circulating in the '90s, Regine's father Mang Gerry would dunk her in a drum filled with water, as a way of training her to develop a power-belting voice.
When PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Regine and Sharon Cuneta about the myths or rumors about their career that they want to debunk, Regine explained the truth behind this unusual technique used by her father.
Regine said with a laugh, "Ako, yun, na nilalagay ako sa drum. Hindi naman kasi sa drum!"
Asia's Songbird then asked Sharon, "You know that story na nilulublob ako ng tatay ko?"
Regine admitted that it is true that her late father used to submerge her underwater, but not in a drum.
She said in jest, "Sa dagat! Hindi naman sa drum kasi!"
Sharon said, "Sa movie yun, ha? 'Babae ka o lalaki?' Sa drum siya nilulublob, pagtayo niya, sabi niya, 'Sirena!'"
Regine continued, "Hindi, kasi ang dami kong nakikilala na in-ano daw sila, trinain ng tatay nila pero sa drum. Nakakatawa naman yung sa drum!"
Sharon quipped, "Nilunod!"
As for Sharon, she said that she does not have to debunk any rumor, since all of the rumors and intrigues about her were all dispelled eventually.
The Megastar answered with a smile, "Parang wala naman, kasi lahat naman ng iniintriga sa akin na-disprove later, e, parang lumabas din yung totoo.
"Lahat naman ng dumadaan kapag hindi, totoo lumilipas, or lumalabas talaga. Nothing to debunk."
Regine and Sharon are set to share the stage in a concert titled Iconic, which will be held on October 18 and 19 at the Araneta Coliseum.
REGINE AND SHARON'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
During the Q&A, PEP.ph asked Regine and Sharon about the highlights of their careers.
Regine, who started performing in the late '80s, considers her concert with Sharon as a highlight, along with her concert with Vice Ganda in February 2019.
The Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya talent believes her career is experiencing a second wind.
"Me, you know, I consider this concert and working with Mega as one of my highlights.
"Kasi alam mo, nandito ako sa career ko na akala ko, natapos na siya, parang natapos na.
"So, I consider this part of my career or my life as a second wind, and it's so wonderful to be able to start it with a concert with Vice first and then, of course, now, with Mega.
"Parang ang gara. Parang super highlight ito sa akin. I mean, hanggang ngayon, hindi ako makapaniwala."
Sharon agreed by saying, "Same, kasi totality, hindi lang yung ang galing niya kumanta.
"No, she's Regine Velasquez, e. It's the totality, the person or the persona, this is Regine. It's such an honor for me. This is a real highlight."
Talking about her whole career, which she started in the early '80s, Sharon pointed out that her struggles in the past helped mold her into what she is now.
"In my whole career, everytime I was honored with something, siyempre that's been a highlight.
"But also, I think nakatulong, nakakatulong sa pagiging unforgettable rin sa isang artista or performer, yung mga dinadanaang mahirap sa buhay, tapos bumabangon.
"I think, that's so inspirational kasi lahat tayo, may pinagdadaanan, every now and then, na masakit na pangyayari, malungkot.
"So, maganda yung may nakikita kang, 'Siya, kinaya niya, so kakayanin ko rin.'
"I think hindi namin sinasadya pero nakapagbigay kami ng lakas ng loob at saka inspirasyon sa mga fans namin."