When Joseph Bitangcol was interviewed by Push at the backstage, he expressed that he's happy seeing her former flame for three years before Dara flew back to Korea in 2007. He said "I'm happy especially that I'm also with our other SCQ friends. She's still the same, she's still good in speaking Tagalog and you can really feel her love for the Philippines."
When he's asked if he feels awkward talking to Dara again, he answered, "No awkwardness because before she became what (perhaps K-Pop star)...we've seen each other so many times so w e're okay. We just feel awkward in sharing stories. but we're friends."
Joseph gave his final message to Dara saying, "More blessings to come and I hope that she won't change because that's what (referring to her bubbly personality) her Filipinos fans loved about her and more success." Dara is dubbed as the 'Pambansang Krung-Krung ng Pilipinas' because of her crazy but entertaining acts.