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'Stop being blinded': Why Eraserheads fans want Marcus Adoro excluded from the reunion concert

By AYIE LICSI Published Sep 20, 2022 8:39 pm

After Eraserheads announced a reunion concert, fans were excited to see the band back together again. But not everyone was thrilled about guitarist Marcus Adoro returning to the stage with his bandmates.

Fans brought to light the abuse allegations against Adoro by his former partner Barbara Ruaro and his daughter Syd Hartha in 2019.

"Address the issue first. Di pwedeng ganun na lang. 2019 pa ang issue but the damage is done. I am an Eheads fan myself pero hindi ako fanatic. Let's call them out. Make the abuser pay," said one user on Facebook.

"Stop being blinded just because we love them as a band. Marcus Adoro is CLEARLY an abuser who doesn't deserve the limelight anymore. Malala ang pinagdaanan ng anak nya under him just for us to sweep everything under the rug because he's a member of a band we love, wrote another netizen on Twitter.

Another user called for the band to remove Adoro from their upcoming December concert.

On Facebook, one user called out the other band members for their silence on the allegations.

"May sinabi ba mga kabanda niya tungkol dun? Ano na ba nangyari diyan? Cecelebrate ba natin yan?" they wrote. "Ready ba tayong pag-usapan yan? Gets ko naman, ang sakit sa ulo lalo na kung mahal mo ang musika nila. Maganda siguro ma-address muna ito ng Eheads."

In 2019, Syd Hartha and Ruaro opened up about the alleged abuse they experienced at the hands of Adoro without directly naming him.

Ruaro posted photos of bruises she incurred, adding she was a victim of domestic violence, psychological, verbal, and sexual abuse.

Meanwhile, Syd Hartha opened up about how her father, who was absent for most of her life, allegedly physically hurt her in front of her friends and when her mother's back was turned.

The two thanked Eraserheads fans who remembered the abuse allegations in the midst of the excitement over the reunion concert.

"Salamat sa mga di nakalimot," Hartha tweeted.

"Thank you to every single person who chose not to turn a blind eye. Thank you for praying with us and for us. Thank you for making sure that we feel your massive support, whether we know each other personally or not," Ruaro said.

If you are, or if you personally know someone being abused during this time of health emergency, don’t hesitate to seek help to stop the abuse.

The Philippine Commission on Women has shared important contact details if such abuses were to occur:

POLICE/INVESTIGATION ASSISTANCE

PNP Hotline: 177
Aleng Pulis Hotline: 0919 777 7377
PNP Women and Children Protection Center
24/7 AVAWCD Office: (02) 8532-6690
Email address:[email protected]/[email protected]/avawcd.wc[email protected]

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)
Hotline: (02) 8929-9436 local 106, 107, or 159 (local “0” for operator)
(+62) 9393233665
Email address:[email protected]

REFERRAL SERVICES

Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their
Children
Mobile numbers: 09178671907 | 09178748961
Email address:[email protected]