Moira dela Torre clears up joining 'Marcos Fest'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) — Singer Moira dela Torre drew flak for performing in a festival commemorating the 101st birthday of then President Ferdinand Marcos, but said she did not know it was an event for the so-called former dictator. 

In a tweet Saturday, Dela Torre said she was invited to perform in an "Ilocano Millennial Night" concert in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, without knowing it was officially called the "Marcos Fest." 


This comes after the event's Facebook page promoted the September 11 concert featuring Dela Torre as its headline act.


The post ired several netizens on Twitter, calling the singer a "disappointment".




Dela Torre proceeded to explain that her participation in the concert was a result of miscommunication. She stressed that she was not "a Marcos apologetic."

"I performed for the people of Ilocos and NOT for Marcos," her tweet said. 


The singer also blamed the event producer for deliberately omitting the concert's name in the invitation. 

"It was the producer who failed to give us all the information. I think he purposely left that out to keep us from not accepting the event.... which makes me even angrier," she said. 


Dela Torre rose to fame for her songs "Malaya" and "Titibo-Tibo."