Homesick: Longing for family, Santillan moved to tears after La Salle win

first_imgSantillan, who finished with 18 points and five rebounds, said he last saw his parents and siblings in December of 2017 in Cebu while it was this February that he last saw wife Alicia Mae and baby Aiden Lucas.What hurts most for Santillan is that he missed his son’s first words and first birthday last June 27.“I haven’t heard my son Lucas Aiden’s first words and I also missed his first birthday,” said Santillan whose wife and kid are now in Hawaii since both are citizens of the United States.Santillan, though, is thankful for his coaches and teammates who became his de facto family here in Manila while his real ones are far away from him.“It’s a good thing that my teammates are here and my coaches who also became father figures are here and that makes my home sickness a little more bearable,” said Santillan.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Santi Santillan has always been a picture of near stoicism for De La Salle throughout the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, rarely showing emotion be it in celebration or in misery.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum And yet that wall of passivity eventually crumbled on Wednesday when Santillan burst in tears after their 84-77 victory against National University at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Santillan broke down in tears after longing for his wife, child, and family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just want to see them in person,” said Santillan in Filipino as he wiped his tears away. “All this sacrifice is for them, and I just dedicate every game to them.”“My homesickness became my motivation because I’m the only one here.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Demetrious Johnson says winning ONE title would be ‘icing on the cake’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Community events for the weekend of Aug 13

first_img Friday, Aug 12, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 08.00 PM “Falling Down the Well” PerformanceOn the Rocks Theatre & Performances , Art & Culture Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Remedies Lounge Karaoke NightRemedies Lounge Music Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 AM – 11.00 AM Active Star Summer CampEcole Central Elementary School Sports & Fitness Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 12.00 PM – 03.00 PM Leisure Pool Summer Theme Week – OlympicsNorth Peace Leisure Pool Children & Family , Youth , Community , Sports & Fitness Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 – Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 01.00 PM – 03.00 PM M.J. Domet – Book TourCentral Emporium Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 Last Race Day at Taylor SpeedwayTaylor Speedway Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 8th Annual Photo Scavenger HuntVisitor Centre Children & Family , Community , Art & Culture Monday, Aug 8, 2011 – Friday, Aug 12, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Goalie SchoolPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Typecenter_img Friday, Aug 12, 2011 08.00 PM Steve Brockley and Co. at Egan’sEgan’s Pub Music Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Hitting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Shooting ClinicPomeroy Sport Centre Children & Family , Youth , Sports & Fitness Below is a list of events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For a full list, visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events or the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre. Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 – Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 North Peace Alumni Hockey School Elite ProgramPomeroy Sport Centre Youth , Sports & Fitness – Advertisement –last_img read more