Richard Carpenter -the brother of Karen Carpenter of the hitmaker band in 70’s The Carpenters, is in the Philippines to support her upcoming Valentine launch new International Album from Viva Records of Claire dela Fuente. She is dubbed as “The Karen Carpenter of the Philippines” due to the similarity of her voice to that of Karen.
Now that Richard is in the country, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo enjoyed his songs and even sing with him during Carpenter’s visit to the Malacanan Palace. Richard serenaded the president with Claire dela Fuente on Valentine’s Day. Cabinet members and media were also invited on that event.