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Regine Velasquez talks ‘Do Re Mi’ remake and ‘Freedom’

Alexa Villano
Regine Velasquez talks ‘Do Re Mi’ remake and ‘Freedom’

REMAKE. Regine Velasquez says she's game to remake or do a follow-up to 'Do Re Mi.'

Screenshot from Regine Velasquez Alcasid Instagram

Regine is set to stage a digital concert, 'Freedom,' on February 14

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid admitted she isn’t sure if Viva is interested in remaking or creating a sequel to the 1996 movie Do Re Mi, which she starred alongside Donna Cruz, and Mikee Cojuangco.

Hindi ko nga alam. Ang daming nagtatanong sa akin ng question na iyan. Magkaka-part 2 ba?” Regine said during the digital press conference for her concert Freedom on Tuesday, January 26.

(I don’t know. A lot of people have been asking me about it if there will be a part two.)

Hindi ko alam kung meron plano ang Viva, hindi ko din alam kung interesado ba sila at least i-remake ng ibang artista. But it would be a good thing kasi para nagkaroon siya ng cult following yung Do Re Mi.”

(I don’t know if Viva has plans and I don’t know if they are interested in remaking it with other actors. But it would be a good thing because Do Re Mi developed a cult following.)

Do Re Mi, directed by Ike Jarlego Jr ,tells the story of 3 women – Donnette, Reggie, and Mikki who come from different backgrounds but have one thing in common: their love for music. The film is considered one of the best musical comedy films of the ’90s.

Freedom concert

For Valentine’s this year, Regine will stage the digital concert Freedom, which fans can watch on

When asked about the title of the digital concert, Regine said: “Marami siyang meaning sa akin ngayon (It has a lot of meanings) because of this pandemic that happened. Parang we all want to be free, we want to be able to go out, do what we used to do – go to work, eat in a restaurant without being afraid of contracting whatever… free of fear, freedom from anxiety,” she said.

But personally, freedom means since I have been doing the online show – hindi naman sa nagsawa ako sa mga laging kong kinakanta – pero medyo I want to do something else. I wanted to be given that freedom of singing whatever I want,” she said.

(But personally, freedom means that since I’ve been doing online shows – not that I’m tired of singing my usuals – but I want to do something else. I wanted to be given the freedom of singing whatever I want.)

She also shared that she wanted to be free of people’s expectations in her performances.

Kasi pag masyadong mataas yung expectations ng tao, hindi ko na nasusurprise. So parang iyon yung pakiusap ko sa mga tao, na ibaba ng kaunti yung mga expectations natin para kahit papaano ma surprise,” she said.

(Because when people have so many expectations, it’s hard to surprise them. So I’m asking everyone to lower their expectation a bit so it’ll be easier to pull off a surprise.)

Freedom is directed by Paolo Valenciano with musical direction by Raul Mitra. For tickets, fans can log on to –

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.