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From ‘ASAP’ mainstays to ‘semi-regular’ talents?

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The Divas, namely KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Kyla, and Angeline Quinto, have put an end to rumors on why several artists — even themselves — do not “appear regularly” on the newly-reformatted “ASAP Natin ‘To.”

We caught up with the four at the press conference of their upcoming back-to-back concert with American R&B vocal group Boyz II Men. Produced by Wilbros Live, “Boyz II Men With Divas Live In Manila” happens on Dec. 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Angeline explained that most of them are now-labeled “semi-regular artists.”

THE DIVAS

THE DIVAS

No, they are not complaining, Yeng added.

“I think it is their (management) way of giving chance to others. They want to cater to all the artists, it’s like… (having a schedule),” she said.

BOYZ II MEN

BOYZ II MEN

“ASAP Natin ‘To” has been airing for weeks now, and yet, several concerns still trigger queries from fans and critics alike.

A number of onlookers noticed the absence of those considered pillars of the show, including Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera and Toni Gonzaga, among others.

Adding fuel to the matter was Zsa Zsa posting a cryptic quote card on social media, a day before the first episode of “ASAP Natin ‘To” aired.

It read: “I acted like it wasn’t a big deal, when really it was breaking my heart.”

Several netizens quickly associated the post to her alleged exclusion from the Sunday variety show. Apparently, she neither entertained nor answered any and all speculations.

ZSA ZSA Padilla

ZSA ZSA Padilla

Amid the issue, the Divine Diva once again took to social media and insisted she harbors “no bitterness” in her heart.

The post was accompanied by a photo of her in Lucban, Quezon, where she and partner Conrad Onglao are building a farmhouse-resort which they aim to become “a destination of sorts in 2020.”

She also revealed they named it after her mother’s given name, Casa Esperanza.

Zsa Zsa wrote, “I never saw the beauty of my name until others pointed out that it is Spanish for “hope.”

“It’s beautiful, right? Something that we all should always have — hope in keeping our dreams alive, hope in people, hope in the future of our children and hope each act of kindness brings happiness to others.

“I am not yet in a position to say much and answer all of your questions but this much is true: Be strong and move on. Harbor no bitterness in your heart. Be thankful. Love and peace to everyone.”

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