Sabaldan: VMP, our next-generation knight in shining armour-A A +A
Sunday, September 1, 2013
SERGEI Mikailovic Alepko Sabaldan may have the eyes of his Filipino dad but the very sympathetic stares are unmistakably Natasha, the mother from Khabarovsk of the Russian Federation.
The last time I saw the two-year-old boy was in my Fb post riding in a motorized banca going to Paradise Island of Igacos, Sergei being sandwiched by his Dabawenyo dad and Russian granddad. The retired colonel of the Russian Army and Sergei's Babushka took a respite with their Dabawenyo family for two years in a row, having tested the Kadayawan culture and the equally famous Davao durian. The unique photo impressions in my FB prompted me to register my comment of 49 percent Russian and 51 percent Pilipino referring to Sergei, the Russian Bisdak.
Michael, his dad was that boy Sergei more than three decades past that I used to bring with me to work and a climb to Shrine Hills of Matina where I originally employed multi-tasking as stand-by spinner, bullet news announcer and news writer of DXSS-FM and the erstwhile SBN GMA-7.
Their own love story went a happy ending in simple marriage rites in Davao City following a whirlwind courtship in Tokyo where the duo attended an international convention of Nippongo teachers.
We are not totally anti-foreigner as long as you do not look like a controversial British-Australian caught in a traffic jam with the Vice Mayor of Davao City.
In the court, the cliché would be Experience vs Youth. But Experience, like most persuasive Caucasians like him having an experience brushing with the law should avoid messing up with our young, especially if that young man happens to be Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte. We may be young but behave and do not add fire to your words because this is not only the Philippines. This is Davao City.
We have long been allergic to the face and oratory of foreign domination. Maybe, if we are in Russia, the equation would be the reverse. Sa ibang bansa nga Pilipino na ang sinagasaan o nirape Pilipino pa ang may sala.
Here, we issue our own brand of fairness, justice and equality. And we decide on our own fate not any foreign orator or legionnaire judging us on our fitness.
Just a step closer to becoming the mayor of Davao City, nobody among us have shown greater interest in maintaining safety and security than VMPaolo Duterte himself.
Peace runs in our blood. Young and agile as he could be, anywhere you go in Davao, we want Paolo Duterte to be our next-generation knight in shining armor.
It is easier to be at the San Juan Arena with Ivy Remulla on deck at the SVL Open Conference because there is no traffic in the air than to be in Tagum City to see Ebon Lycha, the Ivy Remulla of Batang Pinoy volleyball games.
I was already 12 kilometers on the way to Tagum when I had to turn back not only for fear of overheating a reliable "colt" but more so of bumping another British-Australian in the traffic jam.
As the original heartthrob of the Davao City NHSGVT, one thing that I would never allow anyone to mess up with my agile looks is for one Caucasian to suspect me of being a kidnapper in the headlines.
Meanwhile, our congratulations and thanks to PSC Chairman Ritchie Garcia and Gov. Rodolfo Del Rosario for giving our child athletes all over Mindanao a chance of a lifetime. The chance to be recognized and showcase their talents and skills in sports had a very successful 5-day competition in Tagum City last week.
Batang Pinoy Beat: Reduce D Risk. – RDR
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 02, 2013.