The partner of Jamir Garcia has spoken for the first time about the death of the late Slapshock frontman.
Jaya Garcia went live on Facebook as she opened up about the death of the rock artist who took his own life recently.
According to Jaya, she came forward to tell her story particularly to defend her partner and clear things out.
“Gusto ko sana ikwento ang buong pangyayari, akala ko kaya ko pero mahirap pala. Gusto ko lang sana talaga ipagtanggol si Jamir at linawin ang lahat. Pero mas naramdaman kong mas magiging masaya siya kung aalalahanin na lang natin ang masasayang nagawa niya,” Jaya wrote in the caption.
While she did not mention the names of the two individuals whom she kept referring to in the video as having destroyed Jamir, Jaya said the late member of the heavy metal band protected them up until his death.
“Hindi niya deserve ang nangyari sa kanya. Sinira siya ng mga taong inggit pero hanggang sa huling hininga kayo pa din ang prinotektahan niya. Sinalo niya lahat ng paninira at pananakit niyo. Nakatanaw ang Panginoon sa ating lahat. Alam ko makakamit niya din ang hustisya. LALABAS DIN ANG KATOTOHANAN! Hindi habangbuhay maghahari-harian ang kasamaan niyo,” she stated.
Watch the full video below:
Last October, The Daily Tribune released a series of exclusive reports detailing the brewing problems between members of the band at that time.
Slapshock guitarist Lee Nadela, for one, revealed that the group decided to disband after 23 years following an alleged series of anomalies which included unauthorized cash withdrawals and misappropriation of talent fees.
Hours after Jaya went live, Lee wrote a lengthy Facebook post stating how “deeply saddened” he is over the death of Jamir despite their differences.
“I am deeply saddened over the tragedy that happened to my friend and bandmate Jamir Garcia. We may have had differences, pero mas mahaba at mas marami kaming mabuting pinagsamahan for 23 years. Mahal ko siya na parang kapatid at nalungkot ako na ito ang pinili niyang paraan. God knows wala sa isip ko na sa ganito hahantong ang lahat,” he wrote.
He went on to address Jaya’s statements and questioned why he and fellow Slapshock member Jerry Basco are being accused of Jamir’s death.
“Regarding Jaya’s Facebook video post yesterday, please don’t accuse me and Jerry Basco of wrongdoing, when we were just speaking out the truth and the injustice done to us. Huwag mo sanang gawing galit ang lungkot na nararamdaman nating lahat, at ipasa ang galit sa amin o maghanap ng sisisihin dahil wala naman talagang nakakaalam ng tunay na dahilan kung bakit nagawa ni Jamir ‘yun,” he wrote.
Lee added that they will answer all the accusations thrown against them and present evidence to court to counter what he referred to as “baseless accusations.”
“Jaya, ang mga binitiwan mong salita against us ay walang basehan, either tinatago mo ang katotohanan or wala kang alam at all sa nangyari sa band namin. We will answer all your baseless accusations and refute it with concrete evidence, na dapat sa korte ipepresenta. Kung sinasabi mong may evidence ka rin na hawak, sabay nating ilabas. Expect an answer from us. But for now, with all due respect to Jamir and family, we will mourn his passing. Rest in Peace, pare, Jamir,” he said.
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