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Derrick begs to be taken seriously as a singer

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JUST A THOUGHT: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

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SEXY AND SINGING: Young actor Derrick Monasterio, son to 70s actress Tina Monasterio, doesn’t find it odd that he goes half-naked in many of his scenes on a running drama series at the same time that he croons love songs in malls and on TV while promoting a new album.

His handlers at GMA believe such diversity in his activities work in the young man’s favor. Derrick himself is comfortable with his fast growing image, that of a sexy young hunk who dabbles in acting and singing.

Singing, he says, is his first love, more than acting. He started early, as a member of a school choir. He recalled that he even joined several singing competitions in school.

Given the chance to record an entire album of seven songs, Derrick jumped at the opportunity before GMA Records could back out. The result is this self-titled album.

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GIVE HIM A CHANCE: At the media launch, Derrick performed his carrier single “Give Me One More Chance”.

Other cuts in the album are a version of Gary Valenciano’s “Kailangan Kita,” and a rock track titled “Batobalani.”

Worthy of attention is a duet between Derrick and Hannah Prescilla of an old OPM, “Kailangan Mo, Kailangan Ko”.

Currently, Derrick is part of the hit afternoon prime series “Hanggang Makita Kang Muli” and “Vampire ang Daddy Ko.”