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Chito Miranda on going on tour without his family: ‘Siguradong madedepress ako kahit lunurin pa nila ako sa salapi’

Frontman of rock band Parokya Ni Edgar Chito Miranda shared that he almost recently cancelled their U.S. tour after finding out that his wife Neri Naig and unico hijo Miggy will not be able to come to the trip.

BY PAULEA BENOZA

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2/3/2019 10:22 AM
Chito Miranda on going on tour without his family: ‘Siguradong madedepress ako kahit lunurin pa nila ako sa salapi’


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Having gone on many tours since the rise of his band Parokya Ni Edgar in the late 90s, one would expect for frontman Chito Miranda to already get used to the rhythm of his work by now. 

But, as recently admitted by the singer, it’s always a hard time for him whenever he has to leave behind his family for work, especially when it involves flying to different countries for shows and staying there for a few days—sometimes, even a whole month. 

Last Saturday, Chito took to social media to reveal that he almost recently cancelled the band’s US tour scheduled in March after finding out that his wife Neri Naig and unico hijo Miggy will not be able to come.

“Neri just informed me na di daw siya makakasama sa US Tour namin kasi ang dami niya masyadong work at kelangang asikasuhin this March, and kaya lang ako pumayag na mag-US tour was because isasama ng producer namin si Neri at si Miggy para di ko sila ma-miss,” wrote the 42-year-old rock star on Instagram.

“And that is the only reason why I hate going on tours: namimiss ko talaga sila ni Miggy,” he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mabuhay ang OPM! Rakenrol🤘🏻😎 We get paid to do what we love doing, without having anyone to tell us what to do. OPM is not dead. It simply evolved into something bigger and better. It has grown into something that is no longer dependent on mainstream media, at dahil dun, wala nang paki ang mga banda kung papatok ba sa masa o hindi yung mga kanta nila. Ang priority nalang ng mga banda ngayon ay ang gumawa ng magagandang kanta na sang-ayon sa trip nila regardless kung sisikat o hindi. And obviously, sa dami ng fans ng mga bagong banda, mukhang nagwowork naman yung ginagawa nila. Dec Ave, Ben&Ben, Gracenote, I Belong To The Zoo, IV of Spades, Autotelic, Silent Sanctuary, Franco, Udub, UDD, etc...these bands fill up stadiums and school gyms by simply creating and playing their own songs without having the need to be seen on tv. If you think OPM is dead, I'm sorry pero nastuck ka lang talaga siguro sa mundo na nakasanayan mo...kasi sa mundo namin, buhay na buhay ang OPM. At tulad ng mga nanood sa gig namin ng Dec Ave at ni Shanti Dope sa Bulacan kagabi, mukhang hindi rin sila naniniwala na OPM is dead.

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Currently away from their home in Tagaytay to attend shows this weekend, Chito said that he couldn’t help but get heartbroken at the thought of leaving his wife and kid for a whole month. 

Siguradong madedepress na naman ako nyan sa tour kahit lunurin pa nila ako sa salapi,” he said. 

According to Chito, he was already set on not going — he has already informed his bandmates about his plans and they were nothing but supportive. That is, until Neri knocked some sense into him by telling him that she and their son will do just fine with him away.

Sabi [ng bandmates ko], kung di ko trip, ok lang sa kanila kung di na kami tumuloy. Pero syempre yung management namin ang nataranta at nagmroblema bigla, kasi nag-down na yung producer at nagbebenta na sila ng tickets. Sabi ko sa staff namin, ako na ang bahala mag-explain sa social media dahil nakapag-decide na ko,” he said.

Tinext ko si Neri and told her na di na kami tuloy sa US. Tinawagan nya ako and asked me kung bakit, at kung ano ang problema. She laughed and calmed me down. Sabi nya lang ‘Ano ka ba?! Kay mo ‘yan! Mag-enjoy ka lang dun! Okay lang kami ni Miggy, mabilis lang yan!’ And just like that, naging okay na ‘ko,” he added. 

Although he’ll surely be missing his family, Chito said that his wife’s assurance was enough for him to convince to go to the show anyway. 

“I'm sure na mamimiss ko pa rin sila once we go on tour next month, pero Neri has a way of soothing my soul by making things light, and by reminding me that everything is and will be ok,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hay naku, Miggy! Ang dami mong kalokohan! 😂 Ginagaya nya sa lollipop kung paano manigarilyo yung Lolo nya! Unahan ko na yung mga magagaling na netizens: di ko po kinukunsinte na manigarilyo ang anak ko. Ako nga mismo, tumigil eh. "Pretend" lang po yan. Ambaduy naman ng childhood nyo kung di kayo at least once nag-pretend na magsigarilyo nung mga bata kayo hahaha! Anyway, miss na miss ko na 'tong kolokoy na 'to!!!😭❤ ang hirap hirap talaga. OA na kung OA, pero kanina, muntik ko na ipa-cancel yung US Tour namin this March. Una, Neri just informed me na di daw sya makakasama sa US Tour namin kasi ang dami nya masyadong work at kelangang asikasuhin this March...and kaya lang ako pumayag na mag-US tour was because isasama ng producer namin si Neri at si Miggy para di ko sila ma-miss, and that is the only reason why I hate going on tours...namimiss ko talaga sila ni Miggy. I love playing with my band, but I hate being away from my family. Tapos nung Thurs, pag-alis ko ng Tagaytay, nakaramdam ako ng sobrang lungkot kasi narealize ko na 5 days akong mawawala sa bahay dahil tuluy-tuloy ang mga tugtog namin this weekend...at naisip ko, kung 5 days pa lang, nalulungkot na ko, paano pa kaya ang isang buwan? Siguradong madedepress na naman ako nyan sa tour kahit lunurin pa nila ako sa salapi. So kina-usap ko mga kabanda ko, and told them na hindi ko kaya, and they were cool about it. Sabi nila, kung di ko trip, ok lang sa kanila kung di na kami tumuloy. Pero syempre yung management namin ang nataranta at nagmroblema bigla, kasi nag-down na yung producer at nagbebenta na sila ng tickets. Sabi ko sa staff namin, ako na ang bahala mag-explain sa social media dahil nakapag-decide na ko. Tinext ko si Neri and told her na di na kami tuloy sa US. Tinawagan nya ako and asked me kung bakit, at kung ano ang problema. She laughed and calmed me down. Sabi nya lang "ano ka ba?! kaya mo yan! mag-enjoy ka lang dun! ok lang kami ni Miggy...mabilis lang yan!", and just like that, naging ok na ko. I'm sure na mamimiss ko pa rin sila once we go on tour next month, pero Neri has a way of soothing my soul by making things light, and by reminding me that everything is and will be ok.❤

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