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Martin Nievera says he was 'one of the most bullied people in school’

Martin Nievera celebrates 34 years in the business with a benefit concert for Leukemia patients

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Cristina Malonzo-Balane

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05/24/2016 11:29 AM
Martin Nievera says he was 'one of the most bullied people in school’
052416-Martin_PUSH.jpgOn Tonight with Boy Abunda, Concert King Martin Nievera revealed he is “OC” (Obsessive Compulsive). According to Martin, when he checks into a hotel, “kung baduy yung furniture tinatanggal ko, iniiwan ko lang sa hallway. Kung pangit yung arrangement. Some frames over the bed are crooked, I cant sleep. If the door doesn't close properly, I can’t sleep. If the drawer doesn't close, I can’t sleep.” 

Another revelation about him is that he was bullied as a child. “I was one of the most bullied people in school because I wore a belt and shoes. Because they thought belt and shoes meant mayaman ka, tapos artista yung daddy ko… I would get beaten up for my lunch money, so my twin sister Vickie would defend me in school. The following day mas nabugbog ako because nadefend ako ng babae.”

Host Boy Abunda complimented Martin for his generosity saying that, “generosity sets Martin apart” and that Martin is not afraid to share his talent. Martin will be having a US Tour entitled Martin Was Here to celebrate 34 years in the business and to a benefit concert for patients diagnosed with Leukemia.

Martin said, “I love what I do Boy, I really do. I will sing at a drop of a hat. There are no big gigs, there are no small gigs for me.”