The wife of Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia, Jaya, has spoken up about Jamir’s untimely death on Thursday, November 26.
She held a Facebook live video on Friday afternoon, November 27, with the intention to share the complete story surrounding Jamir’s passing. However, she visibly struggled to do.
“Patawad mga kaibigan. Gusto ko sana ikwento ang buong pangyayari, akala ko kaya ko! pero mahirap pala,” she wrote in the caption. “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.”
In the video, she expressed how she wanted people to remember Jamir as a kind and selfless person who “didn’t deserve” the allegations and “fake news” that she said were deliberately spread about him to pull him down. She did not specify what she was referring to and did not name any names, but it’s been previously reported that there is a current issue surrounding Slapshock’s disbandment that was allegedly due to tensions between band members.
“Hindi niya deserve ang nangyari sa kanya. Sinira siya ng mga taong inggit, pero hangng sa huling hininga Kayo padin ang prinotektahan niya. Sinalo niya lahat ng paninira at pananakit niyo. Nakatanaw ang Panginoon sa ating lahat. Alam ko makakamit niya din ang hustisya,” Jaya shared.
“LALABAS DIN ANG KATOTOHANAN! Hindi habangbuhay maghahari-harian ang kasamaan niyo.”
At the end of her video, she thanked loyal fans of Slapshock for all their support throughout the 23 years.
The following day after Jaya’s Facebook live, Slapshock bassist Lee Nadela also broke his silence to mourn Jamir’s death and to respond to Jaya’s accusations that he believes were directed to him and bandmate Jerry Basco after they had both proposed the disbandment last October 2020.
“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 began on his post.
“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.”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Jamir was found lifeless at his home in Brgy. Sangandaan, Quezon City from an apparent suicide. He was allegedly declared dead on arrival at Metronorth Hospital. He was 42-years-old at the time of his passing.
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