Tatay Sustiano Erojo
Tatay Sustiano Erojo

A fulfillment of a promise. This was one of the highlights in this morning’s convocation when Mayor Judy Chin Amante personally turned-over the P40,000 worth mountain bike to Tatay Sustiano Erojo, an 81-year old duathlon athlete from Barangay Calibunan.

Tatay Sustiano is an active member of the Cabadbaran City Bikers Club and still joins cycling races competing against much younger bikers. His story has earned the respect and admiration by other local athletes who are inspired by his story. He was joined by their president, Mr. Glenn Alburo and other club members to witness the turn-over.

A few months back, Mayor Amante had her first encounter of Tatay Sustiano and was touched by the passion of the old man to the said kind of sport considering his age. Seeing the man’s dilapidating bike due to its oldness, Mayor Amante promised Tatay Sustiano that she will have a new bike soon. And came the day that the lady mayor fulfilled the promise she made to the humble athlete.

Other witnesses to the inspiring moment are the members of the Sannguniang Panlungsod headed by Vice Mayor Rey G. Jamboy and all the city employees.