Erik Santos is, without a doubt, among the greatest singers in the local entertainment scene. Ever since his triumphant stint in the ABS-CBN reality singing competition Star In A Million in 2003, he has been an omnipresent figure on television for he’s been an ASAP mainstay since then, charming us with his handsome looks and magnificent vocal prowess. Besides, he’s also the voice behind the LSS-inducing and heart-rending anthems of some of our favorite Kapamilya teleseryes and movies, thus, his moniker “King of Teleserye Theme Songs.”
But for sure, there are people out there who are probably wondering who Erik is every time he’s not on-stage or on-cam. He may not post a lot about her personal life on social media nor talk about it in his interviews, yet we’re able to get a glimpse of how he is as a son and brother to his family in one of his recent guestings in Magandang Buhay, wherein his younger sister Hadiyah surprised him.
“Si Kuya po, medyo strict kasi ‘yan sa akin kasi bunso nga po. Pero supportive at napaka-understanding din naman,” she stated when asked how the 39-year-old crooner is as an older brother. He may be protective towards her, yet she’s very thankful for everything that he’s done for her by saying, “Thankful po ako sa kanya sa palaging pag-guide sa akin, sa pagbibigay ng mga advice. Sobra ko pong nararamdaman ‘yong care niya para sa akin.”
Unlike her kuya who posts a lot on Instagram, Hadiyah seems to be not the type who’s into social media as only a few photos can be currently found on her personal account. However, in some of his uploads dedicated to her or their family – which are mostly snaps of their travels and dates -- we’re able to discover that she is just 17 years old. Thus, there’s definitely no wonder why Erik is so protective of her!
Another thing that we found out about her is that she also sings so well like her kuya. In fact, they had the chance to sing together on the ASAP Natin ‘To stage and serenaded us with their duet of the Ben&Ben hit “Kathang Isip” in September 2019.
Check out some of the lovely photos of Erik and Hadiyah in this gallery that showcase their admirable sibling bond!