MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Xander Ford is missing. According to Star Image Artist, the talent agency handling the internet sensation, they had to cancel two events since the singer has disappeared. He was last seen in Cavite on November 23.
In a new statement posted on Saturday at 1am, Star Image Artist Management said they deleted the post regarding “Emz” and, after a long talk with her, they decided to look for Xander together.
“We have deleted the post about Ms. "Emz" after having conversation with her and clarified the issue allegedly hiding Xander from us and his family. The talk lasted for almost an hour and we have proven her innocence and decided to join together to help find Xander giving her full cooperation.”
The management also clarified the involvement of an Emps Albano, saying he became part of the preliminary investigation after his name was mentioned in a Bio live video. He is also helping the group look for Xander, who was last seen in Cavite.
Two videos of Xander have also been making the rounds in the internet. In the video, he said that he fine and just wanted to rest. When reached by Rappler for comment, the user said that he himself is unsure where the videos came from.
In a previous statement, they said that they received information that a certain woman named Emz was reportedly keeping him. The post has since been deleted.
"We got an information from a reliable source that Xander Ford is being hidden by a certain "Emz" at her private place in Paliparan Cavite. May this serve as a FINAL WARNING to the people who want to hide Xander from his Family and his management, you will surely face LEGAL implications."
Formerly known as Marlou Arizala, Xander Ford became a viral sensation after his cosmetic surgery procedures were documented on the show Rated K, hosted by Korina Sanchez in September. (READ: Ex-Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala unveils new look, new name)
He was a former member of the Hasht5, a group that was often bashed online. He went solo in 2016.