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Date Posted: 05/03/10

Emotional Visit to Bansalan, Davao del Sur (April 28, 2010)

By: Arturo Valdez

7:30 AM - 28 April 2010
Departed Kiamba enjoying the hospitality of Mayor Rom Falgui although Team practically had no sleep last night 'cause we motored and condoles with Dr. Ted on his sister's wake back in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. In spite her terminal illness, Zeny met us in Gen San and last in Digos City April 8-9. We're on our way now to Kalamansig after our Balangays 'men-on-rails' farewell to PG 340 going back to Glan, Sarangani. PG 323 has taken over escorting and assisting us to Kalamansig 55 NM. Monsoon wind is changing. Hardly any wind. Hope to reach port before dark.

About 4 kms south of the coastline of Sultan Kudarat the swirling silhouette of a rough seas can be seen by the naked eye. That's the result of the change of monsoon wind - Habagat causing some concern when we cross the vast Moro Gulf from Kalamansig to Olutanga. Last March, the seas was calmer. I have to check with the locals the sea condition this time if we will cross tomorrow. Or we may hug the coastline making stop over in Polloc, Maguindanao. Will check once we dock in Kalamansig.

Message from Dr. Ted after the Team's visit:
Thank you very much for dropping by at my sister's wake. Though you want to surprise me, the popularity of BALANGAY is widespread that the contacts of the contacts of your contacts in the blog accidentally and enthusiastically informed me. But has great impact to me and my sister's husband who will cherish the moment when the Team stood on the line with us particularly in our grieving moments. I am always proud to have you as my Team and MY REMAINING FAMILY here on Earth. Safe voyage, cultural and historical HEROES.

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