Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


‘Batang Mabolo’ celebrates Sudan Daniel’s life with mural in Cembo

After over a decade in the country, Sudan Daniel has definitely touched a lot of hearts. 

He left his mark in San Beda, in Titan, and in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3. Besides those, he also embraced his role as a ‘Batang Mabolo.’

So when the 33-year-old American passed away last Saturday, Christian Garcia, a former workmate of his at Titan, immediately gathered his group, got his paintbrush, and created a mural to celebrate the life of Daniel.

“We met Su when he moved to our place. He was very kind to everyone – a very respectful man,” shared Garcia. “Then a few years later, I quit my profession for a while and worked with him at Titan, albeit a different department.

“That made our bond stronger. We offered free basketball clinics here in Makati, and Su was one of the coaches and trainers. That’s why all the kids love him and greet him whenever they saw him.”

The mural is located in a court in Cembo, Makati, and is parallel to the flat Daniel used to live in.

It only took a couple of days for Garcia to finish the project. Since then, fans have placed flowers and candles as offerings.

For Garcia, this won’t be just a temporary painting – it will be a permanent fixture in the street court of Cembo.

“He was family to the community. His memory should always be here, and stories about him should always be told to the next generation in our community.”

#ReadMore  Voice of Chooks 3x3 Sudan Daniel, 33, passes away
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Santi Santillan took different paths before joining forces in the 2020 season of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3. Munzon,...


Former San Beda head coach Frankie Lim was not alone in feeling devastated after learning of the passing of Sudan Daniel last Saturday. The...


Only a select few have had the honor of having their jersey retired in varsity sports. In San Beda, the only number that has...

3x3 Basketball

Sudan Daniel has definitely touched a lot of lives. A 6-foot-7 American, Daniel was active in both basketball and the local hip-hop scene. And...

3x3 Basketball

It will definitely feel different once the 2021 season of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 rolls around. Gone is one of the voices who gave life...


There are few friends whom one just knows would be lifers. And Sudan Daniel was one for the Semerad twins.  Back in 2009, David...

3x3 Basketball

San Beda great and voice of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Sudan Daniel (December 17, 1987-December 26, 2020) has passed away, Saturday. He was just 33...