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Meet Gabby Abshire
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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.

Gabby Abshire

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
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.

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PoPo

Gabby’s mother shot herself in a motel room in the Midwest, USA. She was
pregnant, and the circumstances of her death were suspicious. Jack has
13 other children he lost to protective custody, and he never bothered
paying any support for them before running away to the Philippines.
Anyone more interested in this family should contact law enforcement in
the US and ask about Jackie Leroy Abshire.

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Smith

Gabbys real mom did not die from an illness…the writer of this article should have checked his/her facts first. She was killed and Jack took off with Gabby immediately after. He took Gabby from his real friends and family and I bet Gabby doesn’t know what really happened to his real mom.

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CVS Reply:

who are you?

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Celtichammer

his mother did not die from an illness. she killed herself
 

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wentapaheel

jack and jing LMAO

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Bre

Cute and smart na bata! Bibo! He really speaks tagalog fluently! He is bilingual! Good for him! Mukhang maganda rin ang pagpapalaki sa kanya. He calls his stepmom, “Mama”, like his real mom. His stepmom must be  loving, smart, patient and wonderful ! Saludo ako sa yo, Jing!  Nice blog CVS!

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Muffingel

Cute kid! The step-mum did a phenomenal job! Nakakatuwa but it’s quite sad that most filipinos seem to be proud that their kids don’t even speak tagalog nor understand it even if they grew up here. Such a shame really… Good on ya Gabby but most of all well done to the Mum!

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Jiki Lim

nakakatuwa siya, sobra! tama bang naluluha ako? I admire his step-mom who home-schooled him! 

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He could speak tagalog better than my nephews and nieces…who all grew up here. 🙂

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Lol I saw him on tv and everyone at home was super excited cos he’s from Milwaukee! (from all places pa, ano ba yan)

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CVS Reply:

i actually posted this for you 🙂

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S’ya nga yung napanood ko sa TV! He’s truly a remarkable kid. His love for the Filipino language is spectacular!

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Catman38ph

admirable.  we should all speak tagalog like him

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he’s so cool. he speaks more tagalog than me and he’s full AMERICAN. 

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Galing nya managalog!  Cute kid huh!

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Aww how cute naman this kid and his story. 🙂 I don’t want noon time shows na, patulog na ako nun. LOL. But nice naman for this. 🙂

~Chai
http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com

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