‘Teban’ to be buried on Saturday, Aug. 31

SAYING FAREWELL. Allan “Goliat” Nacorda, Julian Daan’s long-time creative partner and half of the popular comedic duo “Teban and Goliat,” could not believe that the man whom he called Papa Django was gone. Nacorda was first heard in one of Daan’s radio dramas, “Teban Loves Lorna,” back in 1980. (SunStar Photo/Alan Tangcawan)

THE late Talisay City councilor and well-known radio and stage personality Julian “Teban” Daan will be buried in Talisay City on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

But before Daan is laid to rest, fans and supporters will have a chance to pay their final respects at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on Monday, Aug. 26.

Lester Daan, one of Daan’s two sons, said a one-day wake will be held at the Capitol

Social Hall. Daan was a Provincial Board member for 18 years.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Daan’s body will be brought to his house in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City.

On Saturday, Daan’s remains will be brought to the St. Joseph Parish in Barangay Tabunok for the requiem mass and to the Talisay City Hall for a short dedication organized by city employees and his colleagues.

After the activity, Daan’s remains will be brought to a private cemetery in Barangay Cansojong for the burial.

For some of Daan’s fans, the late councilor’s antics on the radio had been a fixture in their daily lives.

Anita Tuban, 63, a resident of the City of Naga, said she visited Daan’s wake last Thursday, Aug. 22, to pay her last respects.

Tuban said she had been a fan of Daan since she was in her teens and related that the late comedian’s radio dramas had been sources of enjoyment for her family.

“Buntag, mao na among mamat-an, ug mao sad among matulgan sa una ang radyo nga magtingog. Ug dili gyud ma-kompleto ang among adlaw nga dili mi kadungog sa tingog ni Teban. Bisan gani karon, akong mga apo hilig og TV, (pero) naa gyud ko akoang radyo (His voice was the first thing we heard in the morning and the last thing we heard in the evening. Our day wouldn’t be complete if we couldn’t hear Teban’s voice. Even now, I still have my radio even though my grandchildren prefer to watch TV),” Tuban told Superbalita Cebu. “Makawa man gud sa problema ang iyang pakatawa. Pasalamat sad gyud mi niya. Mingawon mi sa iyang mga joke (His jokes helped us forget our problems. I really thanked him for that. We will miss his jokes).” / (from FMD of Superbalita Cebu/JKV)


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