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Filipino Surfer Made Headlines Again After Saving a SEA Games Athlete

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Remember that famous Filipino and Dutch couple from 2017? This couple named Roger Casugay and Dutch national Lisa Verweij made waves when they paraded their love affair after meeting in La Union. People couldn’t believe that a woman as beautiful as Lisa will like Roger. But according to the couple, they fell in love as in a short amount of time. Lisa even mentioned that she liked him after a few days of meeting him.

photo via Roger&Lisa | Facebook

The two met when Lisa hired Roger to teach her to surf. Roger is an expert surfer. Since La Union is gifted with spectacular beaches, living there would mean someone can become very good at surfing. The province, like Siargao, has good waves perfect for surfing. So, many foreigners frequent it to learn about the sport.

photo via Roger&Lisa | Facebook

But, what made Roger famous once more is for saving an Indonesian national in the recent SEA Games. The athlete almost died but Roger who is also an athlete, representing the Philippines, saved his life. Roger became a hero for many especially for Indonesians and sports enthusiasts. Most of all, Filipinos look up to him for his bravery. The House of Senate even made a resolution saluting the Pinoy surfer.

photo via Roger&Lisa | Facebook

They honored Roger for saving Arip Nurhidayat. The senators responsible for the resolution are Senators Christopher Bong “Go” and Nancy Binay. Nurhidayat had a hard time riding his surfboard. The waves were rolling during the men’s longboard surfing competition. He fell from his surfboard so Roger helped saved him from drowning.

photo via Roger&Lisa | Facebook

Don’t underestimate Roger for he is not only the apple of the eye of Lisa. He is also a hero for many Filipinos and a good surfer. As for his love story with Lisa, the two are still very much in love. Proof of this is the pictures of the two shares on their Facebook page. Lisa even joins him when he goes to surfing competitions.

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