The members of Parokya ni Edgar pose with their new album at a press conference on Monday. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA -- Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda is already planning his future with girlfriend Neri Naig, months after their sex video went viral on the Internet.
"Ako ever since planado ko na 'yon talaga," Miranda said during a press conference for their new album on Monday.
"Siyempre when you are in a relationship, you always want to think na this would be it. So yeah there's a plan," he said.
Miranda said he and Naig have moved on from the controversy, which broke last August.
"She is a strong girl. She took it hard but when you are surrounded with people who love you, it makes everything easier," he said as he lauded his girlfriend.
"Totoo 'yon, we just laughed about it. It's not that we don't take it seriously but that's how you should handle it, not make a big deal out of it," he stressed, saying that the whole episode was reminder for people to be more responsible.
Miranda reported that he will return to NBI on Tuesday to follow up on the case.
The veteran rocker earlier filed a formal complaint at the National Bureau of Investigation to track down the person who uploaded the video on the Internet.
Miranda had claimed that a thief had ransacked his room and managed to steal a hard drive that contained the private video, among other files.
"I can't talk about it because it's a criminal case," explained Miranda, who said he will be spending Christmas with Naig in Dubai.
Business as usual
In the interview, Miranda said the controversy has not affected his profession as a band vocalist.
"The fans of music they don't care about showbiz issues. Even the friends that we are surrounded with as in hindi siya naging isyu. Napag-usapan, napagtawanan lang, 'oy ayos yung sa video' tapos. The people who are making it a big deal, we don't care about them," he said.
Miranda's bandmates also showed their support by just laughing at it.
"Honestly sa mga kabanda ko they just laughed at it, we all do. It's a serious issue, it's a criminal case, but we try not to take things seriously," he said.
Meanwhile, Miranda said he supports Naig's decision to return to showbiz.
"Honestly, all the offers were there before the incident happened. After that she didn't want to work muna but ;yung mga TV stations na they ask her, parang sinasabi nila na, 'We don't care about that we want you to be in the show no matter how big or small the role is.' They were all very supportive just like our friends they didn't make an issue out of it," he said.
Currently, Miranda and his band Parokya ni Edgar are celebrating their 20th year in show business with the launch their anniversary album "Bente."
Part of the proceeds from the album will be given to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda.