April Boy Regino
April Boy Regino was born in a railroad side shanty in Caloocan City and is the fourth of eight children of Regino and Lucena Bariso Regino. Becoming the breadwinner of the family at age ten, April Boy decided to join every amateur singing contest there is. From then on he has been honing his talents, futher nurturing it in Japan. Returning to the Philippines, April Boy tries his hand on composing via the song Sana’y Laging Magkapiling written and dedicated to Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion (who was an item by that time). Various recording companies rejected this very first composition. His mother came into the picture and produced the song for his son. In a short span of time, Sana’y Laging Magkapiling received the Gold Record Award, and then the platinum, and so on. Destiny, luck and sheer talent all contributed to the phenomenal success of April Boy Regino, bringing back the solo artist in the main stream. He was dubbed as the Platinum Star then as the Jukebox King for his obvious fame. His songs became ubiquitous, his concerts and shows all over the country continue to sell. Now, he is to be known as the New Idol of the Masses (or simply Idol).