This would make a great reality show—if only they would stay in the Philippines.
Gabby Abshire is a 10-year-old American boy from Milwaukee, who moved to the Philippines at age four when his father, Jack, decided to marry a Filipina named Jing from Angono, Rizal.
Jack and Jing met through a mutual friend one year after Gabby’s mother died from an illness.
It was stepmother Jing who home-schooled Gabby and taught him the basics in Tagalog before the boy learned to speak fluently through his playmates.
Jack and Jing Abshire on holidays
A big fan of Eat Bulaga‘s Vic Sotto, Gabby tweeted with comedian Allan K, who finally invited him to go on the show.
Last May 11, 2012, Gabby got to meet “Bossing” Vic Sotto.
Since then, the boy has been tapped as a semi-regular on Eat Bulaga before his family packs up and moves to Thailand.
Jessica Soho tells us more about the boy.