Sarah Lahbati explained on her Twitter account that she is leaving the Philippines and to continue studying in Switzerland because of misunderstanding with the people handling her career.
“@prince_reimon: @ricorobles @sarahlahbati @pepalert buntis siguro yan...” -could it? I doubt it tho,we can always ask? #ricochismoso #
— RICO ROBLES (@ricorobles) January 3, 2013
In her official Twitter account on Thursday January 4:
Sarah Lahbati. Photo taken from Lahbati's Twitter page.
Lahbati, who is half-Swiss, said she and her family decided that it will be good for her to return to Switzerland and continue her studies.
She joined a TV talent search contest in 2009.
"Because of all of this uncertainty and stress, my family and I decided that I go back to Switzerland and study there. This does not mean that I will be gone from the industry and craft that I love. Just a breather from all the chaos. Nakakalungkot na umabot pa sa ganito. But I'm also excited to study. I trust God's plans for me," Lahbati said on Twitter.
"To all my friends and supporters, I'd like to thank you for the love and loyalty you've given me. I've been very blessed last year and I'm grateful to all of you but unfortunately you will be seeing less of me this year for reasons that are hard to explain through Twitter," she added.
"I've had misunderstandings with the people who are handling my career. I am still thankful to them for the efforts they have shown in the past but now I feel neglected and my back is against the wall. Therefore I have to do something," Lahbati tweeted.
She also clarified that she decided to sign with Royal Artists, the talent management firm of Annabelle Rama, the mother of her boyfriend Richard Gutierrez, because she needs someone who can "protect" her.