- Yeng Constantino said Jay-R Siaboc did the right thing when he surrendered to the police
- Siaboc was among the 528 drug suspects who surrendered on July 12
- He admitted he’s using drugs but denied he was selling them
- Constantino assured Siaboc of her support and hopes they can talk soon
- Siaboc was the runner-up behind Constantino in the 2006 edition of Pinoy Dream Academy
Singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino was surprised when she heard the news about her Pinoy Dream Academy (PDA) batchmate Jay-R Siaboc, who was among the 528 drug suspects who surrendered to the Toledo City, Cebu police on Tuesday, July 12.
Siaboc confessed to using drugs but denied he was selling them. He also promised to stop using illegal drugs. He also signed a waiver and agreed to be monitored by the police.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, July 13, Constantino was visibly shocked when she was informed about what happened to Siaboc but managed to express her support to the latter’s decision.
She said:”Una sa lahat, maganda yung desisyon na ginawa niya dahil gusto niya na magbago na ng buhay. Pangalawa, yung realidad lang ng politcal will talaga ni Digong, makikita mo na ganito ang effect na mismong ‘yung mga taong alam nila na may mali silang ginagawa, sila na ‘yung kusang nagsasabi na ayaw na nila nito, ayaw na nilang gumamit ng droga.”
[First of all, he did the right thing because he wanted to change for the better. Secondly, we can really see that the political will of President Duterte has this kind of effect. We can see that the people who know they’ve done something wrong a coming out and surrendering themselves because they want to quit using drugs.]
Constantino is hoping that she can find a way to connect with Siaboc and told him that she’ll back him up with prayers.
She said: “Tama ‘yung ginawa mong desisyon at kasama mo kami sa likod mo diyan. Gusto mong magbagong buhay, alam namin. (You did the right thing and we’re behind you on this We know that you want to change.) We will back you up with prayers at sana ay magka-connect tayo para magka-usap tayo very soon (and I hope we can connect and talk very soon).”
Siaboc was the runner-up behind Constantino in the 2006 edition of Pinoy Dream Academy. The two of them released a duet of the “Rivermaya” original song “Himala”. He is also known for his hit songs “Hiling” and “May Tama Rin Ako”.