“Maybe I need to come out quarterly dito sa IG.”
Aiza Seguerra, the chairperson of the National Youth Commission, shared a post on his Instagram last December 20 calling for his family, friends, and fans to acknowledge his chosen gender preference. He also asked that he be called “Ice” from now on.
“I am a TRANSGENDER MAN,” the recording artist wrote. “Ibig sabihin, pinanganak man akong may vagina, I identify myself as a man.”
"PLEASE REFRAIN from calling me ATE, TITA, SIS, NINANG, SENYORA, MA'AM, at ang favorite ko sa lahat, MADAME. Huwag din po gamitin ang she, her, at kung ano pa,” he continued.
Ice added that he is open and willing to explain being a transman to anyone who didn’t understand and reached out to him.
Ice publicly came out as a transman in August 2014. He is happily married to Liza Diño, chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.