Regine Velasquez made her first talk show appearance in ABS-CBN via the Sunday late-night program Gandang Gabi Vice yesterday, October 28.
According to Vice, GGV became the official show to welcome new and returning Kapamilya talents.
This is also the reason why he was tasked to give Regine her ID as a Kapamilya.
He explained, "Kasi ang Gandang Gabi Vice, parang naatasan ito.
"Sa dinami dami ng programa sa ABS, ito ang naatasang programang sumalubong ng mga bumabalik na Kapamilya at ng mga bagong Kapamilya.
"Kaya naman noong sinabi sa akin, 'O yung ate mo ay Kapamilya na at sa 'yo mage-guest, ikaw na magbigay sa kanya ng ID.'"
Vice then gave Regine a pretend ID obviously bigger than a real ID.
The photo that was used showed Regine doing the Korean finger heart.
As he gave Regine the ID, Vice told her, "Pero baka mapawalang bisa yung ID mo. Kasi nakasign ka pa rin ng Kapuso, ate!"
Regine's former network, GMA-7, is popular for using the rainbow heart symbol as the station's identity, which is why celebrities under its stable are called Kapuso.
Regine then told Vice, "Yan lang yung picture na meron ako, papapictorial muna ako."
Vice later gave Regine her real ID and access card to use in the ABS-CBN premises.
Last Friday, October 26, ABS-CBN business unit head Lui Andrada uploaded a video of Regine using her ID for the first time.
Regine was even heard telling a marshall, "Hindi na ako illegal, pards!"
ATTEMPTED GUEST APPEARANCES IN GGV
During the episode, Regine admitted she felt overwhelmed by her guest appearance in Gandang Gabi Vice.
Regine told Vice, "You don’t know how happy I am to actually be here. Tinitignan kita kasi parang ang tagal ko nang gustong mag guest dito sa GGV, parang na ooverwhelm ako Vice, I’m so happy."
Vice, on the other hand, has been vocal in saying that he really wanted Regine to guest in his show since its premiere in 2011.
"Nagsisimula pa lang ang programang ito wala akong ibang iniisip na gusto kong makasama sa entabladong ito kung hindi ikaw."
During their sit-down interview, Vice told Asia's Songbird, "I am the happiest today, hindi ako mapakali, makatulog, ang tagal ko kasing pinapangarap ito pero at nangyayari na siya ngayon."
Regine then revealed that she had been attempting to guest in Gandang Gabi Vice even during her Kapuso days.
"I am very happy. Like I said, di ba, parang ilang beses akong nag-a-attempt na gusto kong mag-guest?
"And I’m just so happy that I’m finally here.
"Alam mo kanina, tinitignan kita noong habang nandiyan ka na, sabi ko totoo na nga, andito na ako sa GGV."
Vice disclosed, "Kasi ilang beses naming napag-uusapan, tuwing magkikita kami, sasabihin niya, 'Huy, pwede ako mag-guest ngayon!' kasi patapos na yung kontrata niya. Libre siya, free siya.
"Tapos biglang maabutan na yung kontrata niya.
"Pero ito, this is the perfect moment."
Regine agreed by saying, "This is the perfect moment kasi Kapamilya na talaga [ako].
After both of them reminisced about the shows that Regine did in ABS-CBN during the 1980s, Vice then shared his realization:
"Para siyang Kapamilya na nag-OFW lang 'tapos bumalik kasi tapos na yung kontrata niya sa Dubai at sa Abu Dhabi kaya nandito na siya."