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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 16, 2011

Bossa Nova Sitti Navarro on meeting her Muslim dad who left them when she was an infant

WHEN BOSSA NOVA Queen Sitti Navarro had a show in Tawi-Tawi on April 25, she didn’t know she’ll not only get reacquainted with her Muslim roots but also meet her long lost dad who broke up with her mom when she was only about a year old. “I know he’s Muslim but my mom raised me as a Catholic,” she said. “I don’t even know how he looks kasi I didn’t see any picture of him as I was growing up. But I never felt incomplete kahit wala akong dad as my mom raised me in a very loving atmosphere. It was my first cousin introduced me to my father. I had some apprehensions before we came face to face with each other but when he was finally in front of me, it hit me that this is one person I can actually call my Papa and that I actually loved him even if I grew up without him. Call it lukso ng dugo or a case of frazzled nerves, basta I felt no negative feelings or bitterness towards him. I also met my half-siblings mga anak niya in his new family and we look alike. Ang saya-saya ko!”

Sitti remains busy as part of “ASAP Rocks”. She performs every Wednesday 8:30 PM at The Establishment at the Fort Entertainment Complex in Global City, doing shows back to back with Joey G of Side A, no cover charge. For reservations, call 8449093 and 8446364. For inquiries about Sitti, call Backroom at 4351108 and 4351120 or email at backroomtalents@pldtdsl.net.