Syd Hartha opens up about alleged abuse by Marcus Adoro

Syd Hartha opens up about alleged abuse by Marcus Adoro

Syd Hartha has opened up about her history of alleged abuse from her father Marcus Adoro, guitarist of the Eraserheads.

On Thursday (09/12), the 17-year-old singer-songwriter took to social media to share a conversation between her and her abuser, whom she referred to by his nickname Makoy.

"Sa labing limang taon ng buhay kong wala siya upang gumanap na ama sa akin, sobrang dami kong tanong tungkol sa kanya at wala na akong ibang ginusto kundi makilala yung iba ko pang mga kadugo at syempre, malaman ang pakiramdam na makasama siyang sinasabi nilang tunay kong ama," Syd Hartha writes, explaining how her birth father was not present in her life for 15 years. She says that she had many questions about him and wanted to get to know him and her other relatives, as well as knowing the feeling of being with her real father.

The 'Ayaw' singer expounds that she will never forget all the kinds of abuses she'd faced from him. “Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan iba’t ibang klase ng abuso na dinanas ko sa kanya. Kaya pala ako nilalayo ng nanay ko at iba pang mga kamag-anak ko sa kanya. Kaya pala."

The news follows the revelation of stories of physical abuse shared by actress Barbara Ruaro, Adoro's former partner. While she did not name her abuser, the Kung Paano Siya Nawala actress released a statement on social media that she "never accused Marcus of taking drugs nor have I mentioned his name in any of my posts."

In August, Syd Hartha released her powerful single 'Ayaw', a song about taking a stand against abuse and harassment.

Read Syd Hartha's full statement here:


If you are experiencing abuse and in need of immediate assistance, please contact the following hotlines:

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Batasan  Pambansa Complex, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (02)931-8101 to 07

DSWD –NCR Ugnayan Pag-asa Crisis Intervention Center
Legarda, Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 734-8639/ 734-8654/ 734-8626 to 27

Philippine National Police (PNP)
Camp Crame, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 723-0401 to 20

PNP-Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC)
Camp Crame, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 410-3213

NBI-Violence Against Women and Children Desk (VAWCD)
Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel. No.: 523-8231 to 38 / 525-6028