CEBU CITY (Visayas News digital, August 22) - A veteran comedian-turned politician in the Visayas, most popularly known as "Teban Escudero," died of cardiac arrest on August 21, 2019. Julian Daan in real life was 74.
"Teban's name became a byword among the ordinary people in Visayas and Mindanao during a longer-staying radio drama aired over DYHP Cebu City and simulcast all over Mindanao, popularly known as 'Esteban Escudero' with his long time comic duo Goliat - Allan Nacorda in real life.
The radio drama series became a hit early in the morning as it tells the daily grind of life among Filipinos coupled with the comic antic of both comedians.
Teban and Goliath show became popular as both Julian and Allan regularly visited many barangay during fiestas and Christmas as per invitations of politicians all over Visayas and Mindanao.
Prior to his death, Teban or Julian Daan was a three-term duly elected board member Cebu Province before he was also elected as City Councilor of Talisay City, Cebu Province in 2016. He ran for his second term in the last midterm elections and he also won the same position as City Councilor until his last breath.
Teban is indeed an icon in the Visayan radio drama and his comic antic would remain in the hearts of the millions of fans in Visayas and Mindanao.
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