MANILA, Philippines – Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez took home the top prize at the 2019 Aliw Awards, being named Entertainer of the Year at the awards night on December 17.
It's the third time that Regine is receiving the top title – she was also named Entertainer of the Year in 2007 and in 2009.
Regine also won the award for Best Collaboration in a Concert, for her show Iconic with Sharon Cuneta. They shared the award with Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha, who won for their show Timeless Classics.
Regine celebrated the win on Instagram, saying it was a "highlight" of her 30 years in the industry.
View this post on Instagram Maraming salamat sa pagkakataong makasama ka. Isang pangarap na bituin lang para sakin pero nangyari. Thank you so much ate @reallysharoncuneta for the opportunity to be with you on stage but more than that I thank you for your friendship. Hindi pa rin ako makapaniwalang friendship kita Sabi ko nga sayo highlight to ng buong 30 years ko congratulations ate I love you #iconic Congratulations din kay kumare kong Lani at kumpare kong Martin A post shared by reginevalcasid (@reginevalcasid) on Dec 17, 2019 at 8:19am PST
Meanwhile, Lea Salonga won Aliw's inaugural People's Choice Award. She also brought home the award for Best Actress in a musical for her turn as Mrs Lovett in Atlantis Theatrical's production of Sweeney Todd. (WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Not While I'm Around' from 'Sweeney Todd')
Here's the full list of 2019 Aliw Awards winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Hall of Fame