Imelda Papin

Imelda Papin is a Filipino singer and one of the bigger names in the Philippine music industry. Dubbed the "Sentimental Songstress", Imelda Papin is responsible for songs such as "Bakit (Kung liligaya ka sa piling ng iba)" and "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig". Papin was born on January 26, 1956 at Presentacion, Camarines Sur. She started her career in a remote fishing village of the province. Wishing a singing career, she joined a couple of regional singing contest until she was eventually driven to Manila. She attended Bitaogan Elementary School, St. Brigette High School, University of the East and the University of Hawaii, where she received a BS Commerce with a major in Management. Papin recorded her first album containing the song "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" which became a hit among local radio stations. She followed her success with more singles that topped the charts. Papin went to Las Vegas and managed to revive her career. She became a regular performer in the city and became an instant celebrity. She became the first Filipino artist to host a three-hour telethon on Channel 18 in Los Angeles, California. Currently, she is hosting a television program on LA-18 called Imelda Papin in America. Her radio program is a two-hour program called the “Imelda Papin Voice of the Heart Radio Show” on KLAV 1230 AM (Talk of Las Vegas). In 1995, she ran against Luis Villafuerte, Sr. and Jose Bulaong for governor of the province Camarines Sur but was defeated by Villafuerte. In 1998, she was elected as vice governor, a post she held for two terms. In 2004, she ran as congresswoman in the province's fourth congressional district but she lost to incumbent Representative Felix R. Alfelor Jr. In 2010, she ran for Senate in the Philippines under the Bangon Pilipinas party, but she lost. In 2013, the Commission on Elections disqualified her from running as congresswoman in the Legislative district of San Jose del Monte City in the province of Bulacan due to lack of residency but reversed its decision on April 25. She went on to lose the election.

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