Imelda Papin recalls moments with Rico J. Puno: Nanligaw naman ata

SHE SAID she is definitely serving her constituents in Bicol (Camarines Sur) again under the PDP-Laban banner.

The forever will be known Jukebox Queen Imelda Papin shared with us that she does not regret sacrificing a lot of things when she decided to be back in the Philippines and delve into politics.

“Naniniwala kasi ako na kapag ang Panginoon na ang gumagabay sa mga ginagawa kong desisyon sa buhay at ‘yun naman ang gusto mong gawin, hindi ka naman manghihinayang sa pupuntahan mo. I was living the life in Las Vegas. Marami rin akong shows doon. I gave that up. It was a matter of choice. I can go back naman anytime. But for now, gusto ko uli magsilbi sa aking mga kababayan sa CamSur.”

And she really lived the life of the famous in the US of A. She had a house there. Eight (8) luxury cars. And more.

“Ngayon, dalawa na lang. Iniwan ko na muna ang fame doon. My daughter Maffi lives there. Mas pinipili ko na to stay here.”

And here, she met people who got her to be part of the Forever Healthy Products Family as an endorser of their ImuRegen Supplements.

Short for Immunity and Regeneration,  Mel feels that this is the best time to share to the people, especially to her colleagues in the business the health product.

“Marami na ang nagkakasakit at may sakit sa mga kasama natin. At marami rin naman na ang nagpatotoo sa paggamit nila nito na gumanda ang takbo ng kalusugan nila. Yes, nasabi na namin ito noon kay Rico (Puno). Siguro kung mas maaga-aga kahit paano nakatulong din.


“ImuRegen is a dietary nucleotide. Ito ‘yung building blocks ng ating DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) and RNA (RiboNucleic Acid). Kailangan ng ating katawan billions of these any time a cell divides to make a new copy of DNA. Which also makes proteins. Na responsable rin sa maraming bagay sa ating katawan. Ang Nucleotides are building blocks for DNA synthesis.”

At the launching of ImuRegen, the guests were made to drink the sample (ImunPlus), an effervescent tablet which has the black currant, raspberry grapefruit, green tea lemon, orange lemon and tropical fruit.

She admits she and her family are close with the original Jukebox King.

“Kami talaga ni Rico ‘yung biniyayaan ng titulo during our time kaya madalas na kami nagkakasama sa mga shows. Kung nagka-relasyon kami? Nanligaw naman ‘ata. Parang gano’n. M.U. ba? Kasi panay palipad-hangin lang naman. Pero sorry, Pareng Rico, ha. Alam naman niya na dahil nga napaka-lapitin niya sa chicks, ayaw ko naman ‘yun. Kaya rin siguro tumagal ang friendship namin. And one thing na masasabi ko about him eh, napakabait niyang tao talaga. Mabiro lang. Mahilig sa green jokes. Pero alam naman natin na parte ‘yun ng style niya as a performer.”

This time, Mel says that love has to take a backseat.

Her focus is set on the tasks she has to take on in the campaign trail apart from the projects she has to look to as the Actors’ Guild and Showbiz Alliance President respectively.

“To be able to do all those things, kelangan muna maging healthy. Kaya big help ang pag-take ko ng ImuRegen everyday.”


OUR good friend Nick Vera Perez introduces his NVP1WORLD Entertainment.


Nominated as Best New Male Recording Artist in the recently concluded PMPC 9th Star Awards for Music, as Warner Music Digital Artist, he has opened his very own high end talent and production course agency.

Springing from humbleness and simplicity, his aim is to elevate Filipino American talents in Chicago where they are need to be.

He admires real and raw talents. He has pulled them as one in his probationary periods for three years under his total supervision with training on vocals, on personality development and social ethics decorum.

He has recruited good hearted talents who never knew they all had these simple things in life. In what is looking for.

Front lining the group is Hannah Pawlak. She was discovered when she sang Bruno Mars’ Music Grenade in an event Nick hosted, The VDance Fever Club. NVP as head host of the VDance Fever club.


NVP heard and listened to Hannah’s vocal quality and found her eligible to be on the NVP team. She currently leads the role of Princess AVIA, the blue fairy princess of “Fairyland Ville Heavens” in a Christmas spectacle NVP  is spearheading as a Holiday Concert this December 16 to be held at the Park West Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

Top notch Hollywood stars perform there.

Marking her way higher, Hannah is bound to be chosen as one of Chicago Nightingales’ Teen Ambassadors. This will happen on November 27 which NVP is also hosting.

NVP turned 45 and has been actively recruiting real talents around Chicago and nurturing them to be stars.

Come November 10 at the Hyatt Regency Ohare, NVP will be honored as the VIA (Vision, Intelligence/Insight, Achievements) Man Of The Year 2018 by the Chicago Philippine Reports TV, which is the highest award of the night.

He is also celebrating his 45th bday at the latter part of the event where he will give the local press press from 12 Chicago Magazines and TV portals. Eager to ask him and his talents questions on this hyped NVP1WORLD, NVP is just so ready to answer everything they ought to know about his new talents.

As part of his way of giving back to the community, NVP will perform Christmas classics to the audience in a red carpet show on December 16 as mentioned earlier at the apark west Theater.

Clients from all over the USA will flock to watch and celebrate Christmas the best way possible with strings of hymns from the one and only NVP with his other chosen talents. His bestfriend Olivia St guests and is now part of his array of his talents whom he plans to give solo show come Fall 2019’s Liyab concert.

Meanwhile, this Christmas concert is a fundraiser for his three charities under the umbrella of NVP1Smile World.

Focused on helping, this extravaganza will feature Irelyn Ariana as Princess Azia, Rozz Daniels as Princess Sasa, and special appearances by Kimberly Ferguson from Baltimore, Maryland, Darryl Sanceda, Shyla Kosanam as Princess Illumina, and Sophia Traxler, current Little Miss Oak Creek 2018. Special guest is Derek Tokarzewski, the current Mr. United Nations 2018 and Ms Kristy Decheva, current Miss Illinois Earth USA 2018.

NVP is thankful for the blessings in what he calls a fruitful year.

NVP will be back in Manila in May 4, 2019 for his Campus and Mall Tours for his album digitally distributed by Warner Music, “I Am Ready.”

You may follow NVP in his social media accounts: on Facebook, IG and Twitter.

As he would say, “Follow and be blessed.”

Who knows? We may get the chance to meet his talents like Hannah very soon!

(Entertainment editor: JOSH MERCADO)

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