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‘4 Kings and a Queen’ veteran singers weigh in on ‘divisive’ 2022 polls

From left: Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuniga, Pops Fernandez, Marco Sison and Hajji Alejandro

From left: Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuniga, Pops Fernandez, Marco Sison and Hajji Alejandro

This 12 months’s presidential elections was one of the vital “intense” in latest reminiscence, Marco Sison mentioned. However after all of the “divisiveness” it brought about amongst individuals, now there must be a “therapeutic course of.”

“That is the primary time I’ve skilled an intense election. There was divisiveness, it’s true. We have now our personal beliefs and our personal ideas. As an individual, an artist and a citizen of this nation, I supported somebody based mostly by myself ideas. However after the election, there needs to be a therapeutic course of,” he mentioned at a press convention for the eight-city US live performance tour “4 Kings and a Queen.”

Mounted by Amore Leisure, the sequence of reveals—which kicks off on June 25 in California and ends on July 17 in Hawaii—options fellow “Hitmakers” Hajji Hajji Alejandro, Nonoy Zuñiga and Rey Valera, in addition to particular visitor Pops Fernandez.

“Let’s give one another an opportunity to heal and recuperate,” Marco added. “After which let’s work collectively and assist one another.”

Frayed relationships

Nonoy lamented that individuals’s political variations have sadly resulted in not just a few frayed relationships. “It wasn’t simply the politicians who had been preventing. Supporters, followers and even households have been preventing and parting methods, due to their preferences. I hope it didn’t have to return to that,” he mentioned.

Scrolling by his Fb feed, it wasn’t unusual, Nonoy associated, to see individuals arguing.

“So many individuals are preventing. The issues you recognize really occurred could also be totally different from what they consider in. The dialogue will simply drag on,” he identified. “Let’s respect one another’s alternative. Sa’yo ’yan, sa’kin ’to, buddies pa rin tayo. I’m nonetheless buddies with individuals who voted for various [candidates].”

Hajji, then again, tried to remain apolitical. “You possibly can’t please everybody. You’re mechanically slicing your followers in half. Issues get polarized,” he mentioned.


Rey has had his share of interactions with numerous politicians by the years. And if there’s one factor that caught with him, it’s this: “On the finish of the day, you may be stunned—sila-sila din ang nag-uusap-usap at nagkakamayan. However the supporters under them will proceed preventing.”

“Take a look at Gloria Arroyo and Erap (Estrada), magkakasama na ngayon. However there was a sure time after we had been protesting (Edsa II),” he recalled.

And though he did obtain invites to participate in political campaigns, Rey refused, worrying that displaying his leanings would have an effect on his present on TV5, the videoke sport present “Sing Galing.”

“I transferred from ABS-CBN to TV5, together with workers who had been retrenched. I felt such as you even have the accountability to assist them throughout the pandemic,” he mentioned. “As a result of once you go to at least one aspect, sigurado might galit na sa’yo.”

In the meantime, Pops burdened that each Filipino desires the identical factor: “A greater Philippines. “We would like enchancment, however we now have forgotten that we’re all Filipinos… Nawala ‘yung respect for each other. Persons are preventing as a result of some really feel their alternative is healthier than others,” she mentioned. “We have now one purpose. I hope we don’t combat.” INQ

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