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Sumang gets surprised

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Manuel Sumaguid III got the surprise of his life after friends and teammates organized a birthday party for him.

Lady Eagle Ponggay Gaston led Sumang to a room filled with good friends, much to the delight of the Blue Eagles’ defensive ace.

I am so blessed to have this relationship with my friends who I know will always be there for me. Special shoutout to my bestfriend @theresegaston for gathering all of my friends on the special day of my life. ✨ You are truly a blessing to my life and I am so lucky that I am also a part of your life, as your bestfriend/brother 🕺🏽 and thank you also to the people who helped Therese to plan this party!! You know who you are guys 😘😝 I am still in awe with the surprise which I feel that I don’t deserve but still I am very grateful for. 🙏🏽 These are the people who turned from strangers to friends, and now have become a part of my family 🤝 These are the people that really define what FRIENDSHIP is for me. 🌈 I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!! #20teen

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In the IG post, Sumang thanked everyone who helped put the party together, especially close friend Therese Gaston.

For those unfamiliar with him, Manuel Sumanguid is the foundation of the Blue Eagles’ backline defense and a major fixture in the 4-peat seeking champions’ campaign.

Belated, Sumang!