The devout Christian also shared that he prayed for guidance for his son.He also went on to credit both Gab and Tricia for overcoming many struggles.
We thank him and his management for coming over for a worthy cause,” event chairperson Puan Sri Sylvia Merican said. Valenciano is expected to perform his chart-topping songs and showcase his talent for the guests during the benefit dinner-concert.
The event is spearheaded by a volunteer committee chaired by Puan Sri Sylvia and her husband, Tan Sri Othman Merican, in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The multi-talented musician, singer-songwriter, actor, producer and dancer built one of the most notable and long-standing recording careers in the Philippine music landscape which spans 33 years.
To date he has released over 32 albums in the Philippines and internationally.
Renowned for songs that both lyrically and musically appeal to a wide range of audiences, and over several generations, Mr.
"I had to apologize to him because there were times that I felt even before they got married that perhaps, Gab was trying to keep up with the Joneses," recounted Gary in the interview.
"Because Jericho Rosales got married, other friends of Paolo got married, Paolo got married, and now Gab was left behind." "So when they finally did get married, even before that, I would look at my son Gabriel all the time and just watch him," he continued, adding that he knows he has to trust his son to know what he wants.
(WATCH: Gary Valenciano shares 3 most embarrassing concert moments) This year, he had an entire lineup of up-and-coming as well as seasoned musicians to join him on stage: Katrina Velarde, Lara Maigue, Jimmy Marquez, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, RJ dela Fuente, Bullet Dumas, Timmy Pavino, Mitoy Yonting, Janice Javier, and his very own daughter, Kiana Valenciano. Or should you even tamper with it at all or just leave it as is?
"One of the things I say in the concert, when you reinvent a song, there are questions that come into one's mind. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler "It's a delicate balance," he said, "but if a song is a hit, many times, you just wanna leave it as is." "Unless it's a song that you've done so many times in the recent past that you know people are already expecting, 'Ah, he's gonna do the same song.' "But if you twist it a bit with certain, maybe, different people that you wanna do it with, or maybe make a production out of it, then for sure, that's something that people will latch onto also." His concert wasn't just a giving the next generation a platform to shine, though.
Gary said that working with them gave him a chance to be challenged, too – a testament to his generosity and commitment to nurturing talent.
As much as he's ready to share his talent, he has recognized that mentoring is really a two-way street.
The concerned dad revealed why he thinks it didn't work out between his son Gab and blogger/model Tricia Centenera.