Former member of Universal Motion Dancer Norman Santos denies receiving help from former group mate

A former member of the popular ’90s dance group Universal Motion Dancers (UMD) who’s now hospitalized because of his health condition denied that he is receiving help from his former groupmate.

In an interview with Abante, Norman Santos revealed that he was not receiving any support from UMD.

Norman, who’s now hospitalized because of a health condition related to his Kidney also said that he’s not being invited anymore to the latest performances of the group.


Wowie de Guzman, James Salas, Jim Salas, Gerry Oliva, Marco McKinley and Norman were part of UMD that became popular during the ’90s and became rival of Manoeuvres and Streetboys.

“Dati kinukuha pa nila ako kapag may guesting, ngayon hindi na. Lagi nalang silang apat na magkakasama niyan, kung mapapansin niyo lahat ng guesting nila. Yung kambal, si Wowie at si Gerry,” Santos said.

“Pag wala si Gerry, minsan tatlo lang sila, si Wowie at ‘yung kambal. Pero kami ni Marco, outcast na,” he added.

Norman was referring to the issue that happened during a reunion concert in 2020, claiming that the talent fee he received was unfair.


He accused James of being behind the low talent fee he received.

According to him, James told him that the producer only set a very limited budget for the concert, but he discovered later on that his former groupmate was allegedly not telling the truth.

“Nagbigay siya ng sariling presyo na ito lang ‘yung budget [ng producer] pero nung sinabi na sakin ni boss na magkano ‘yung talent fee namin, eto lang ‘yung nakuha ko, nagulat siya,” said Norman.


He was told that he was not supposed to receive a low talent fee because the producer knows his condition.

As of writing members of UMD have yet to give a response to the claims of Norman.


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