Unique Salonga finally breaks his silence about leaving IV of Spades
His exit from IV of Spades has left many fans heartbroken. But finally, to address fans, Unique Salonga has ended his silence.
The band’s former vocalist said he first checked his social media account, where he saw fans expressing their disappointment about him leaving the group. Salonga said this in a new post on Twitter yesterday, May 8.
Salonga said, “Maraming naghahanap ng sagot kung ano ba talaga ang dahilan at bakit pa ba raw ako umalis kung kailan naging matunog na ang pangalan namin.” (Many are looking for answers about the real reason why I left, at a time when our band has become famous.)
He wrote further, “Sa mga nagtatanong kung bakit, manigas kayo… sa tuwa. Kasi malalaman niyo rin ‘yan kung kating kati ka talaga sa katotohanan at puwede mo rin naman kasing matuklasan sa sarili mong paghahanap. Exercise na rin sa pag-iisip.”
(To those asking why: up yours. But cheers! Because you will find out eventually if you’re really itching for the truth, and you may also discover it by yourself. It’s also like an exercise for the mind.)
Salonga also had this to say to people waiting for the truth to come out: “Kaya sa mga naghihintay lang dyan at umaasa sa mga lantang balita na nanggaling sa mga lantang utak, uulitin ko: Manigas kayo.”
(So to those who are only waiting and relying on rotten news from rotten heads, I’ll repeat: up yours.)
The vocalist continued to be playful with his statements: “Baka nagtataka kayo kasi puwede ko naman kayo diretsuhin. Baka sabihin niyo nagsusungit din ako kasi mayro’n akong pinagtatakpan.” (Maybe you’re wondering, because I can actually be frank about this. Maybe you’ll say I’m holding grudges because I’m hiding something.)
Finally, he expressed his gratitude to fans and told them to not lose hope despite his departure. He said, “Marami pa kayong mararating at sigurado akong mahaba pa ang lalakbayin niyo para hanapin kung ano ba talaga kayo tulad ko.” (You still have a lot to achieve and a long way to go to find yourselves, like me.)
He also made sure to thank his former bandmates Zild Benitez, Blaster Silonga and Badjao De Castro, whom he considers as friends. The vocalist was also grateful to his and his former bandmates’ parents.
“Ganito palang pakiramdam kapag ipinapakita mong may pakiaalam ka sa tao pero hindi mo naman pala talagang sinasabi sa kanila,” Salonga noted. “Ang hirap talagang pumasok sa showbiz ‘no?”
(So this is how it feels when you show that you care for someone but you’re not really telling them. It’s really hard to enter showbiz, right?)
The former frontman also mused about how hard it is to turn one’s back on things that one has worked hard for, especially when it’s something that keeps you alive. To this, he even managed to joke, “Uy, hindi pera tinutukoy ko rito ah.” (Hey, I’m not talking about money here, okay?)
In the end, he thanked his fans again and promised to see them in the new chapter of his life. JB
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