Girls are swooning over this new social media sensation, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte.
The first time I saw this guy is in one of the photos during the Duterte-Cayetano kick-off rally in Tondo, Manila on February 9, 2016. I didn’t know him I just thought he was one attractive local rock band member.
The second time was when he campaigned for his father in Hongkong with Robin Padilla on February 21, 2016. I was watching the videos and scanned the photos. I thought this guy has the bearing.
Then my facebook friend posted some photos of him labeling him as his crush. I said why not, and I spent the whole night googling about him and found only tidbits.
In one of the few posts I found is a forum which bores the title ,”Ang yummy naman ng isang anak ni Duterte,” (One of Duterte’s son is hot or literally delicious) showing the same picture as below.
And then, nothing more.
Disappointed. I slept late and woke up until the middle of the morning.
Why would I spend time googling about this person, I don’t know, and should not matter?
First, he is Rodrigo Duterte’s son. We all know Digong, the political rock-star future president of the Philippines.
Second, he is a hunk and a divergent. He is covered with tattoos. He wears a lip ring. He looks as bad-ass, uncanny just like his siblings Sara Duterte-Carpio and Paolo Duterte.
Third, I saw him shirtless with his surf on a beach on a facebook post and I spent the afternoon today searching for the post to my deepest regret. It is gone.
And since I’m not the type of person who gives up easily.
I have it now.
Fourth, I heard him speak in front of different audiences many times but the last two in a more mature audience and I am impressed. This guy is well-spoken and he doesn’t bring any notes (just like, you know who).
Baste was a private person until the 2016 presidential elections when he was tasked to do the rounds to campaign for his father as his sister and brother also have important things to attend to in Davao City.
But as soon as he went public, girls are drooling over the macho Baste Duterte (who wouldn’t?). You see he does not really have the ultra-mestizo good looks like actors have but he has the x-factor. That factor which is unexplainable. The ruggedly handsome, no fuss look. He has a lot of charisma, much like his dad and he can literally draw a crowd and the girls of course. Whoever picked him up to be his father’s youth representative is doing a good job.
But I am sorry to tell you that at the age of 28, Baste already has two kids, a five year-old love-child and now a two-year-old son with his current live-in surfer partner (ouch!).
He was the typical student who didn’t do well in class and was sent by his father to Manila to straighten up and finished high school in San Beda where his sister also studied law. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in Ateneo de Davao. He passed the San Beda Law School entrance exam but his father, Digong knows, that it is not for him. He did not pursue law and instead followed his passion in surfing and ventured into the recycling business.
He plays the guitar and the drums and sings as well. I just learned that last night (March 20, 2016), after the presidential debate, he entertained a huge crowd with two rock songs at Cebu Coliseum and I am a little bit peeved that I cannot find any link tonight.
Whatever happens, Baste has a good future ahead of him, he has the genes and the charm to make it in whatever career he ventures.
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