Regine Hosts Cooking Show ‘Sarap Diva’

It is often said that the food you cook becomes tastier if you sing while you are cooking.

If this is so, then Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will become the best cook in the world.

During the press launch of her new TV show on GMA-7, she sang first, then made a demonstration of her cooking skills. She shared later to the audience what she cooked - some kind of a noodle recipe which tasted good indeed!

Her cooking show, entitled "Sarap Diva," will start airing this Saturday, and every Saturday thereafter, at 10:45 a.m. before "Eat Bulaga."

Music of course will be a regular part of the show. Regine's brother-in-law, musical director Raul Mitra, will join the show which is directed by Treb Monteras II.

"I have always been cooking in the house especially after I got married," Regine revealed. Did Ogie love her cooking? "Definitely, yes," Regine also said. "Everything I cooked is always his favorite."

"I would admit though that I am not an expert cook," Regine explained. "So, what would I be doing in the show? I will invite excellent chefs and ask them about their expertise. The audience and I will therefore learn together."

Coming up also in "Sarap Diva" are celebrities who love cooking.

Interestingly enough, her son, Nathaniel James a.k.a. Baby Nate will also be given a special participation in the show, and so with her pet dog, George.

Regine is busy singing in "Party Pilipinas," and hosting too her first magazine talk show "HOT T.V." And today, at 10:45 a.m. on GMA-7, we shall find Regine in the kitchen cooking while singing or singing while cooking via "Sarap Diva."

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Dr. Belo Shares Leadership Insights

Dr. Vicki Belo will be one of the guests of honor and speakers in this year's conference to be conducted by the Institute of Internal Auditors-Philippines (IIA-P). This was announced by IAP President Juancho B. Robles.

In her speech entitled "Perception vs. Reality," Dr. Belo will talk about how to enhance and effectively harness image to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a company's operation. The 65th annual conference of IIA-P will be held in Boracay Island on Oct. 23-25.

Some of the other speakers are Paul J. Sabel, VP for Professional Development, IIA-P; Jayr O. Batiles, B3 manager, Group Internal Audit, Procter & Gamble.

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2012 Auditions For MBC

National Choral Competition

It will be a showdown of the best choirs in the metropolis when the Mega-Manila auditions for the 2012 MBC National Choral Competitions unfold at the Star Theater on Oct. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to determine the children's choirs and outstanding vocal ensembles for the Open category which will take part in the competition proper scheduled on Dec. 3-7 at the Star Theater.

R100,000 are at stake for the children's division winner while the open category champion chorale will receive R150,000.

For guidelines and registration forms, e-mail siouxstar@gmail.com.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Oct. 6, go to Mrs. Ma. Victoria Araneta Concepcion, Letty M. Talag, Elena Chiongbian Young, Lou Bonnevie, Susan Joven, Carmen Dy-Liacco, Rosario Agustin, Jiggy Cruz, Lilibeth Josue, Marivic Tengco, Cory Gayon, Dona Rosario Savillano Ablan, Sonia Domingo Sadsad, Chef Joey Carbon, and Queen of Jazz Annie Brazil... Happy wedding anniversary to Manny and Lulu Geslani...

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