MANILA -- Yeng Constantino on Wednesday expressed her support for her embattled "Philippine Dream Academy" batchmate Jay-R Siaboc, who surrendered to police on Tuesday for using illegal drugs.
Siaboc, who finished first runner-up to Constantino in the 2006 talent search, was one of the more than 200 drug suspects who surrendered to Toledo Police operatives as part of the anti-drug campaign "Oplan Tokhang."
"Una sa lahat, maganda 'yung desisyon na ginawa niya dahil gusto niyang magbago na ng buhay. Pangalawa 'yung realidad ng political will ni Digong (Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte) makikita mong 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," Constantino said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday afternoon.
Together with the other users and pushers who surrendered in the city, Siaboc signed an oath to stop using illegal drugs.
"Tama 'yung ginawa mong desisyon at kasama mo kami sa likod mo diyan," Constantino said in a message to Siaboc.
"Gusto mong magbagong buhay, alam namin. We will back you up with prayers at sana ay magka-connect tayo para magka-usap tayo very soon," she added.