- A throwback video of Regine Velasquez recently circulated online
- The video showed that in one performance of the singer, she "freestyled" the lyrics of Beyonce's "Listen"
- A 2012 report showed how Asia's Songbird explained her condition of being dyslexic and how she was bullied because of it
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Regine Velasquez is one of the most-respected singers in the Philippines. In fact, she's one who can really belt out high notes.
However, a throwback video of Regine showed that she had to freestyle Beyonce's "Listen," as reported previously in KAMI.
Some netizens stated that Regine is dyslexic, which was why she has a hard time reading the lyrics of the song.
One netizen commented that, "Hmm.. May dyslexia kasi yan si Miss Regine. Yung mga binabasa niya dapat nakabaliktad words non or letters ata. Napanood ko na kasi yan ng live. Tas yun nga pala yung reason."
In 2012, a report in GMA revealed that the singer is dyslexic.
According to the same report, the National Center for Learning Disabilities stated that dyslexia is a "language processing disorder [that] can hinder reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes even speaking.”
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So it must be the reason why Regine V had a hard time reading the lyrics of the song.
Below is an excerpt from the report of GMA. This is the explanation of Asia's Songbird herself back in 2012.
["Ang sabi ng guest ni Oprah [Winfrey], yung D at B niya, baligtad.
“Tapos noong college na siya, for some reasons, hindi siya maka-spell.
“May isa pa akong pinanood… mahilig ako manood ng History Channel. Meron sila study about it.
“Sabi ko, sounds so familiar.
“Noong araw naman, walang ganyan. Ang alam lang nila, hindi ka marunong magbasa.
“The whole time, I didn't know what it was.
“I have a feeling na I already have that kasi name-mention na ‘yan sa akin.
“Sabi ko, parang may ganyan ako.
“Parang hindi ako makapaniwala na I have such good memory and I can't spell. There has to be something wrong.
“Kailan lang ako nakaka-spell dahil sa text.
“But, ang weird, sometimes I can spell the hard words, but I can't spell the word tongue."
“Nang mapanood ko 'yon, parang bumalik ako sa grade school. Parang nag-tunnel ako.
“Naalaala ko lahat na akala nila, akala ng nanay ko, malabo yung mata ko.
“Kasi kapag tsine-check nila yung book ko, kasi tuturuan ako ng nanay ko, hindi nila mabasa yung isinusulat ko.
“Kinokopya ko lang sa blackboard, hindi nila maintindihan.
“Sabi nila, malabo ang mata ko kaya inilagay ako sa unahan, sa first row.
“Kaya pala hindi nila mabasa, bali-baligtad yung letters B at D ko and I remembered that. Hindi nila ma-distinguish ang B at D ko.
“Then later on, I found out, I have problems with numbers.
“Memoryado ko yung mga number na 1, 2, 3... pero hindi ako maka-memorize ng telephone numbers. Mahirap mag-memorize.
“Babasahin ko ang script, so nakabisado ko kung paano isinulat.
“Pero kapag inilagay mo sa prompter at iba ang pagkakasunud-sunod, hindi ko na mababasa 'yon."
"Binu-bully ako noong grade school… especially in high school.
“I didn't like school very much.
“Close to traumatic experience sa akin kaya yung school, hindi ko masyadong na-enjoy
“I have a good memory at ito ang coping mechanism ko—I would listen noon sa plaka ng four times at kabisado ko na.
“Sinasabi ng tatay ko na ang galing-galing ko. Matalino raw ang anak niya."]
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