LOOK: Ex-couple Kaye Abad, Chito Miranda share tight hug

by Shiela Reyes, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Mar 27 2014 11:43 AM | Updated as of Mar 27 2014 10:20 PM

Loud cheers as former couple Kaye Abad and Chito Miranda hug on stage at the Myx Music Awards 2014. Miranda received the award for his band, Parokya Ni Edgar, which won 'Favorite Group' at the event. Photo by Sany Chua for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA – Former lovers Kaye Abad and Chito Miranda drew loud cheers from the audience as they shared a tight embrace on Wednesday night at Myx Music Awards 2014.
Abad and fellow actress Jodi Sta. Maria were the presenters for the Favorite Group award which was won by Miranda's band, Parokya ni Edgar.
Abad, who announced the winner in the said category, was not able to hide her happiness when she read the name of the OPM band.
“Parokya ni Edgar talaga oh! Sabi ko sayo Chits eh,” the newly single Abad told her ex-boyfriend, who is currently in a relationship with actress Neri Naig.
Going up on stage to receive the trophy, Miranda offered both Abad and Sta. Maria an embrace.
The audience cheered and teased both Abad and Miranda as they hugged.
Miranda then thanked all those who voted for their band for the Favorite Group award.
“Sabi ko kahit hindi kami nakalagay na winner, basta i-announce lang ang Parokya ni Edgar [okay na]. Nagpapasalamat kami na si Gloc ay hindi kasama sa Favorite Group kundi natalo din kami malamang,” he said in jest.
“Anyway, salamat sa lahat ng bumuto. Lahat ng pagbibili ng boto ginawa namin. It proves na nagtatagumpay ang vote buying sa Pilipinas,” Miranda joked.
Aside from winning Favorite Group, Parokya ni Edgar was also recognized as this year’s Magna Awardee.
The Magna Award is given to an an "icon [who has] shaped the image and the sound of music, not only in the Philippines, but also in countries far beyond our shores. This awardee stands as concrete proof of what a Filipino musician can be."
Speaking to ABS-CBN News after the event, Abad said she and Miranda have been friends for a long time now.
“Magkaibigan na magkaibigan na kami. Natutuwa nga ako na sobrang napag-uusapan na namin lahat. Okay naman. natutuwa ako na ako yung nag-present sa kanila. Nagjo-joke pa kami kanina na kahit hindi sila yung nasa envelope, sila yung babanggitin ko. Eh sila naman talaga,” she said.
Asked there are still feelings to rekindle, Abad simply said: “Hindi. Masaya na si Chito. Masaya din ako. Walang laman [ang puso]. Single ako ngayon, not yet ready to mingle. Maybe next month.”