- Chito Miranda, Batang 90’s singer-song writer, is one of the founding members and lead singer of the band ‘Parokya ni Edgar’
- Parokya ni Edgar Silvertoes inspiration was the girl they hated way back in College
- Chito compared the Batang 90’s to a millennial
Following his performance of ‘Silvertoes’ during a show last May 4, Chito Miranda weighed in on who between Batang ‘90s and millennials are much more sensitive.
Chito is known for his crazy antics each time he sets foot on stage during shows. He cracks witty jokes and leaves his loyal fans twitter-worthy quotes and hugot-filled Instagram sayings.
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Last Saturday, during the 10th-anniversary event of Ingram Micro Philippines held at the Circuit Makati, the Filipino band ‘Parokya ni Edgar’ performed some of their greatest hits in front of thousands of attendees.
Fans of the band applauded and started cheering when Chito lauded Batang ‘90s or kids and teenagers who grew up in the ‘90s after his performance of “Silvertoes” for being much more tolerant when it comes to songs with explicit lyrics.
“Nothing against millennials—mga sensitive. Pare, nung nilabas namin itong kanta namin na ‘to noong 1998, pare walang na-offend. Alam niyo kung bakit? Tayong mga batang ‘90s, we don’t get offended by songs. Can you imagine kung ngayon namin nilabas ‘yan? Lalo na sa Twitter. Iba na ang away ngayon. ‘Ay ang sama ng kanta. Suntukan tayo,’ eh,” the Parokya ni Edgar frontman said.
“Anyway, nothing against millennials. Kung na-offend kayo, sorry. Pero sa mga batang ‘90s, alam natin matitibay mga dibdib natin,” he added.
Back in 2013, Chito shared in his Facebook account how a girl he and Parokya Ni Edgar bassist and drummer Dindin Moreno hated back in college became the inspiration for the song.
“Nung nasa UP pa kami ni Dindin, may tinatambayan kami na pinagtatambayan din ng isang pandak na babaeng maitim at pangit na nakaka-asar yung ugali (okay lang naman na di sya maganda eh, pero pangit kasi ugali nya…I should know kasi I’ve known her since high school),” he wrote.
He then went on: “English ng english ng slang tapos SOBRANG LOUD (papansin)! Tapos dikit ng dikit sa magagandang girls para ‘in’ siya. Laging naka silver nail polish yung toe nails nya (kahit parang hinlalaki naman lahat at magkakagalit yung mga daliri nya sa maitim nyang paa!) Kaya siya tinawag ni Dindin na ‘Silvertoes.’ Dun ako na-inspire isulat yung kanta…sa sobrang pagkaka-irita ni Dindin sa kanya.”
Aside from being one of the praised singer-song writers, Chito is also admired and serve as inspiration to couples on how she treats and treasure her wife and family.
In 2014, Chito married actress Neri Naig twice, in a civil ceremony on December 13 and a formal wedding in Tagaytay the following day. Ever since he started his relationship with Neri, he remained faithful and supportive to his wife.