Hitmaker Marco Sison on staying young, Bohol quake, and his political career

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 5, 2013

GLENDALE, Calif–One of the Philippines’ original hitmakers can still pack a house at 56-years-old. Marco Sison still has what it takes; serenading the crowd with well-loved classics.

“When you go out there and sing, you give 110% it’s always like that. On staying young, I don’t drink…I seldom smoke. I live in the province so there’s less stress,” Sison said.

With almost 40 years in showbiz and another album on the way, he said there’s no slowing him down. Completely focused on music the former councilor said he’s staying out of the political arena for now.

“I’m not closing my door when it comes to politics. Politics can wait. I’m focused on singing and on my new album,” he quipped.

Sison’s mother hails from Bohol and said like many kababayans, he, too has been concerned with the recent earthquake that struck the Visayas region, killing over 200 earlier this month.

“Tubigon, where she’s from, was affected. I’ve been trying to call my relatives there. There was no electricity there before I left so I couldn’t reach them. I’m hoping they’re okay,” Sison said.

Sison said he had to miss out an invitation to do a benefit show for the earthquake victims as he was en route to the U.S. where his sons live.

But he expressed that he hopes to join other earthquake relief concerts when he returns.

You may contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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