Del was raised in Cebu (Philippines), of a Chinese mother and a Fillipino/Spanish father, who separated when he was just 5 years of age, so he ended up being raised by his mother. He is an only child, although he has a half-brother and half-sister from his father's subsequent re-marriage.
Due to a set of circumstances which he will outline on Orange Ribbon on Wednesday night, Del ended up being offered a recording contract with a major recording label, which resulted in him settling in Manila for most of the past 10 years. But he did not like the "show business" side of the industry. He preferred to just be able to sing at venues, hotels etc., and not have to worry about all the associated PR and "sales" activities associated with marketing record albums etc.
As a result of a later change of agents he gained a series of assignments (most of around 6 months...) singing at a number of well-known international 5-Star hotel venues in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and latterly Korea.
There is much, much more to Del's story, including his meeting with his current Austraian partner. So you will need to listen in to Orange Ribbon this coming Wednesday evening (20th January, 2010) at 8:00pm where we will hear about a very interesting life from a very gifted and talented singer.
Orange Ribbon, 8:00pm every Wednesday, on JOY 94.9FM in Melbourne, or you can listen in "live" over the internet by going to http://www.joy.org.au/ and clicking on the "Listen Now" icon at the top of the page.