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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman bonds with relatives over Chinese food, thanks them for teaching him to speak Bikol

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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman spent some time with his aunts and uncle recently and bonded with them over Chinese food.

Lagman also took the opportunity to thank them for something they did that he still cherishes to this day.

In a Facebook post, Lagman said his aunts and uncles from his mother’s side were the ones who helped the family to learn to speak and write in the Bikol language.

It was the language he grew up with, he said.

He studied Filipino when he was in prep, and learned English when he was in elementary school.

But he is most proud of his mother tongue, the Bikolano language!

“Bonding over authentic Chinese food at MU XIANG YUAN 慕香园中式美食饭馆 Milk Tea Coffee Shop & Chinese Cuisine with my late mom’s younger sisters (aunties Isa Corcoran, Mildred Santos, Agnes Burce-Carranza), auntie Beta Cenabre Burce and uncle Milo.

Hermana mayora Krisel Lagman and Julia Lagman Luistro followed suit. Xie xie, chef James V Tan for cooking your signature dishes for us.

An mga tiya asin mga tiyo ko sa mother’s side (Almojuela asin Burce) kan sakong familia an nakatabang nin marhay sa samuyang magturugang na mas makaukod magtaram asin magsurat kan pinakamagayon na lenguahe–an Bikol. Bago ako mag-preschool, ini sana an aram kong tataramon. Nakaukod ako mag-Filipino kan prep na ako. English, in my elementary years. Among the languages i speak, it’s my mother tongue that i am most proud of.

So happy my aunts and uncles have decided to vacation in the place where they were all born and raised-—Albay Beautiful,” Lagman posted.

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