MANILA — It is by no means too late to satisfy your dream — that’s the present mantra of movie star eye physician Minguita Padilla as she launched her new debut recording at age 62.
A collaboration with veteran composer Vehnee Saturno, “Aalagaan Ka” marks Padilla’s return to the social scene after her loss within the latest senate elections.
“I used to be requested what I wished to say to my nation. I answered with a music. A love music on many ranges,” Padilla instructed ABS-CBN Information Thursday.
“It’s my phrases set to poetry and music by Vehnee Saturno and I sang it! Lots of people do not know that since I used to be 14, I have been singing in our church music ministry,” associated Padilla, who additionally underwent voice classes in her youth.
“I actually like to sing, so it s by no means too late to satisfy your dream!”
Padilla dug deep into her coronary heart to create the music. “Hugot talaga kasi probably the greatest methods to heal a damaged coronary heart is to handle others,” she mentioned.
“And solely a love that’s true, that won’t betray, that may endure, will help heal a coronary heart that’s afraid to like and belief once more, as a result of it has repeatedly been damage by damaged guarantees,” she added.
A part of the proceeds of “Aalagaan Ka,” which is now on YouTube and Spotify, will profit the Eye Financial institution program, Padilla’s long-running advocacy in restoring sight to the blind.
The households of the late artists Jay Ilagan, Miko Sotto, and AJ Perez had been amongst those that donated their eyes for corneal transplants for blind recipients of the Eye Financial institution.
“I all the time inform the recipients to wish for his or her donors. It’s one of many biggest items you can provide,” Padilla mentioned in a earlier ABS-CBN Information interview about her marketing campaign to encourage eye donations.
“Lahat tayo mamamatay, give it some thought. You possibly can go away a legacy of imaginative and prescient to any individual blind.”
Padilla is mum a few rumored forthcoming appointment within the well being portfolio within the present administration, given the one-year ban within the appointment of personalities who misplaced within the 2022 polls.
For now, she’s going to sing and hopefully full an album of inspirational and love songs.