Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez
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Ogie Alcasid defends Regine Velasquez over ‘clams’ issue
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - April 25, 2019 - 2:12pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya singer Ogie Alcasid defended his wife Regine Velasquez from news anchor Ben Tulfo after the “Bitag” host lambasted the “Asia’s Songbird.” 

In a Facebook live session, Ben criticized Regine on her remarks on Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin’s statement on the harvesting of clams by Chinese vessels on Scarborough Shoal.   

"Ang mensahe ko sa ‘yo, Regine Velasquez, next time you open your mouth, think. Make sure na may laman ang utak mo," Ben said.

In his Twitter account, Ogie came to his wife’s defense.  

“Sir @bitagbentulfo . I offer my cheek to you. After you have maligned my wife I ask that you focus on me. She is after all a lady. God bless you sir,” Ogie wrote. 

Ben then replied to Ogie’s tweet:  “I am not here to hurt anyone. I am talking with sincerity and truthfulness. this is a serious issue. Tell your wife to focus in her career. Please, not Foreign relations and issues. I do respect you and your wife.”

“Thank you for your reply and your sincere advice. I respect your view on these matters also. God bless always,” Ogie replied. 

Last weekend, Regine criticized the DFA secretary after he said that no one will go to war for just clams. 

"Ang akala ko pa naman matalino ka. Ako ay simpleng tao lamang na may simpleng pagiisip. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food (sinisira) nila ang ating karagatan!!!!" Regine said. 
 

BEN TULFO OGIE ALCASID REGINE VELASQUEZ
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