When in Davao: Durian, pomelo a must for Ruffy Biazon
The foul odor of the fruit is actually comforting for him.
Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon never visits Davao City without dropping by the Magsaysay Park Fruit Market to get a fill of pomelo and durian. More than indulging on the sweet taste, the politiko feels nostalgic whenever these fruits are in sight — or within smell, to be exact.
This traces back to his father, then-Marine Commander Ruffy Biazon and the 1980s insurgency in Mindanao.
“My father would only come home a few days a month, the rest of which he spent in Davao City where soldiers and policemen were gunned down indiscriminately by rebel hit men. Understandably , we were constantly anxious about his safety, always wondering if he will come home alive or in a box. Our consolation is that he comes home every month and along with him he brought back fruits from Davao City—-pomelo and durian,” the politiko shared.
“Because of that, I associated the smell of durian with the pleasant thought that my father was home, alive and well.”
What a touching tale!