Yearning to reconnect with his Filipino roots, Ric left Japan and went to the Philippines. He played in a few clubs singing until he was discovered by the VICOR record company. His first hit, “Kahit Konting Pagtingin”, was an immediate favorite and launched his career as a Filipino recording artist. Performing many television shows and concerts local and overseas.
At the time Ric’s career took off the trend in the Philippines had shifted back to English original Filipino songs. He collaborated with Levi Celerio, Odette Quesada, Bodjie Dasig, Gerry Paraiso and Amado Trivino.
Ric’s recorded two original albums, namely Segreto, followed by Man of the Hour. Since then there have been several compilation albums.
These are the many songs he released during his career that continue to be enjoyed by many of his fans and listeners.