With a baby with hubby Ogie Alcasid
on the way, Regine Velasquez
is on break from work for health purposes. Despite keeping a low profile the past few months, however, Asia's Songbird
proves that she still reigns supreme in the vocal category as she wins Female Network's 25 Best Filipina Singers poll
Congratulations to Ms. Regine Velasquez
who, after 31 days of voting, garnered 144,673 of the 265,909 votes cast (54.40%). This chart-topping, multiplatinum artist is the Philippine Association of the Record Industry's Best Selling Artist of All Time
, a fact that is unsurprising considering her clean yet strong vocals and timeless appeal.
Want to know how the rest of the Pinay divas fared in our poll? Scroll through the gallery below for the complete ranking. What do you think about the results, FNites? Which female singer would have topped your own list?(Photo of Charice courtesy of 143/Reprise; photo of Bituin Escalante courtesy of PEP.ph and STAGES; all other photos courtesy of PEP.ph)