True Faith refused to play at campaign rallies four times, frontman Medwin Marfil reveals | Inquirer Entertainment

True Faith refused to play at campaign rallies four times, frontman Medwin Marfil reveals

/ 04:03 PM April 07, 2022
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True Faith vocalist and songwriter Medwin Marfil disclosed that the band had repeatedly refused offers to play for a political group’s campaign events, reiterating that they are “kakampinks.”

Marfil revealed that True Faith had received and turned down four offers to play at the campaign rallies of the Uniteam, led by presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Sara Duterte-Carpio, as per his Twitter page last Sunday, April 3.

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The musician said this to refute stand-up comedian Eric Nicolas’ claim that he was performing at the political group’s rallies for free.

“Not believable. Kahit na nag-declare na kami na kakampink ang True Faith, we’re still being offered to play sa for Baby M,” Marfil said.  (Not believable. Though we declared that True Faith is kakampink, we’re still being offered to play for [Bongbong Marcos].)

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Marfil added that while the band was in Borongan, Eastern Samar, their manager got a call asking if they would be willing to play for Uniteam, which he called “Unitik-tik.”

“[Pang-apat] na ata na offer ‘yun. We refused, of course. May bayad [po],” he told fans. (I think that was the fourth offer. We refused, of course. There was a fee.)

True Faith is an alternative rock band known for such hit songs as “Perfect,” “Huwag Na Lang Kaya” and “Dahil Ikaw.” The band first gained prominence in the 1990s amid the rise of other Filipino bands such as The Eraserheads, Rivermaya and Color It Red.  /ra

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