Today, September 11, is the National Grandparents Day. For years, we have witnessed grandfathers and grandmothers in different teleseryes that in one way or another, remind us of our own lolos and lolas. They have taught us different life lessons that we will always remember in our hearts. As we celebrate their special day, let us list down 10 grandparents in Kapamilya teleseryes that we all learned to love like our own.
1. Julian "Lolo Juls" dela Cruz (Juan dela Cruz, 2013)
Eddie Garcia portrayed the role of Lola Juls in the action fantasy-drama primetime series “Juan dela Cruz”. He was the father of Amelia (Mylene Dizon) and the biological grandfather of Juan (Coco Martin). He wasn't aware of his grandson's existence at first.
2. Conchita "Mamang" dela Paz (Be Careful With My Heart, 2012-2014)
Divina Valencia played the role of Mamang in the romantic-comedy daytime series “Be Careful With My Heart”. She was the caring mother of Teresita (Sylvia Sanchez) and the grandmother of Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Kute (Aiza Seguerra). In the series, she peacefully died while sleeping, which devastated her family and loved ones.
3. Nenita “Momsie” Viray-Javier (Dream Dad, 2014-2015)
Gloria Diaz portrayed the role of Momsie in the comedy-drama primetime series “Dream Dad“. She was the kind mother of Baste (Zanjoe Marudo) and the adoptive grandmother of Baby (Jana Agoncillo). She took care of Baby at home when her son was busy with work.
4. Eliseo “Popsie” Javier (Dream Dad, 2014-2015)
Ariel Ureta played the role of Popsie in the comedy-drama primetime series “Dream Dad“. He was the hardworking father of Baste (Zanjoe Marudo) and the adoptive grandfather of Baby (Jana Agoncillo). He helped his wife Nenita take care of Baby at home when their son was busy with work.
5. Pacita "Lola Pachang" Magtoto-Fausto (On The Wings Of Love, 2015-2016)
Nanette Inventor portrayed the role of Lola Pachang in the romantic-comedy primetime series “On The Wings Of Love”. She was the supportive mother of Tita Jack (Cherry Pie Picache) and the grandmother of Clark (James Reid) and Jigs (Albie Casiño). She owned the furniture company where Clark worked when he decided to move to the Philippines for Leah (Nadine Lustre).
6. Rita "Lola Gets" Dionisio (Tayong Dalawa, 2009)
Gina Pareño played the role of Lola Gets in the romance-drama primetime series “Tayong Dalawa”. She was the compassionate mother of Marlene (Cherry Pie Picache) and the grandmother of JR (Gerald Anderson) and Ramon (Coco Martin). She served as a pillar of strength for her daughter and grandsons, especially Ramon, in times of trouble.
7. Pacita “Mamay” Angeles (Ningning, 2015-2016)
Sylvia Sanchez portrayed the role of Mamay in the comedy-drama daytime series “Ningning”. She was the sympathetic mother of Dondon (Ketchup Eusebio) and the grandmother of Ningning (Jana Agoncillo). When Ningning’s mother, Lovely (Beauty Gonzalez), passed away, Mamay took care of her grandchild who was slowly losing her eyesight.
8. Flora “Lola Kap” Borja-de Leon (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, 2015-present)
Susan Roces portrays the role of Lola Kap in the action-drama primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”. She is the insightful grandmother of Ador and Cardo (Coco Martin) and she also takes care of Onyok (Simon Pineda) and Makmak (McNeal Briguela). As the Kapitana, she makes sure that everything is in order and she also teaches life lessons, especially to Onyok and Makmak.
9. Delfin “Lolo Delfin” Borja (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, 2015-present)
Jaime Fabregas plays the role of Lolo Delfin in the action-drama primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”. He is the thoughtful grandfather of Ador and Cardo (Coco Martin) and the brother of Lola Flora. He may be a strict police chief superintendent or general but he is also a reliable confidant of Cardo whenever he has problems.
10. Gloria “Mommyla” Guerrero-Alegre (The Greatest Love, 2016-present)
Sylvia Sanchez portrays the role of Gloria/Mommyla in the melodrama daytime series “The Greatest Love”. She plays the devoted mother of Amanda (Dimples Romana), Andre (Matt Evans), Paeng (Arron Villaflor) and Lizelle (Andi Eigenmann) and the grandmother of Z (Joshua Garcia). She does everything to keep her family intact and protect her loved ones from the all the pain and struggles that she went through.
Happy Grandparents Day to all the lolos and lolas all over the world!