Non-showbiz dads of Kapamilya stars

Dads try their best to be the sturdiest foundation that the whole family can fully depend on. They may not be usually expressive of how they feel towards the people they love, but they’re able to show it through their actions. Whether it is pushing us to do better or cushioning our falls from mistakes, our beloved fathers make sure that they are there for us.

And for some Kapamilya stars, it’s their dads who have been one of their main sources of strength as they go on with their journey in the demanding and complicated world of show business. Although it’s an unfamiliar territory for them, these dads to the stars do everything that they can in order to show their unwavering support for their famous kids.

With all the sacrifices and hardwork they do, as well as with how they raised their brood into admirable and prolific people, Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com thinks that they, too, deserve to shine as bright as their children. As we pay tribute to the most beloved and special men in our lives this Father’s Day 2023, let’s meet the awesome non-showbiz dads of our favorite Kapamilya stars in this gallery!

 

Francine Diaz and Daddy JM

The Dirty Linen actress couldn’t be more grateful for her hardworking and supportive Papa JM, who, together with her Mama Merdick, has been there for her since Day 1. From being an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), he obliged himself to become the personal driver and assistant of Francine, who chauffeurs her to her shoots and other trips, as her showbiz career took off a few years ago.

And recently, she marked Father’s Day early by dedicating an Instagram post to him in which she said: “There's nothing more precious than the love and sacrifice of a father to his daughter! Maraming salamat Pa for all the hardwork, unconditional love and support!”

 

Kathryn Bernardo and Daddy Teddy

While the Asia’s Superstar may be living an amazing life as one of the most bankable and illustrious actresses in the country, but she has remained down-to-earth like her “ever so simple papa” Teddy Bernardo, who we only seldom see in her social media posts. In Kathryn’s exclusive interview with him on her YouTube channel in July 2020, we’re able to get a glimpse of their beautiful relationship.

 

Ivana Alawi and Daddy Samier

Those who have been watching her vlogs surely knows how tightly bonded Ivana is to her Mama Alawi. But not many people know that she was actually also close to her Daddy Samier when he was still alive. In her previous Magandang Buhay interviews, she recounted their tear-jerking last moment together before he passed away in December 2018, when his Moroccan father expressed his support to her showbiz career.

He may be gone for years now, but his memories with them are still alive in her. In her recent vlogs chronicling their vacation in Bahrain, Ivana looked back on some of their fondest memories together when she was still a kid and they were still residing there.

 

Angelica Panganiban and Daddy Mark

Just in case you do not know yet, Angelica only met her Daddy Mark Charlson in 2010 after being able to find him on Facebook. Although their reunion took decades before it happened, but the time they lost didn’t matter as they immediately connected and bonded upon finding and seeing each other. Angelica also had the chance to meet her relatives in the paternal side, who all welcomed her with open arms.

 

Julia Montes and Daddy Martin

Another Kapamilya star who got to meet her father only later in life is Julia. She got reunited with her Daddy Martin Schnittka in 2016 with the help of her fans, who connected her with his paternal cousin Michelle. Since then, they’ve been doing everything they can in order to bond and make up for all the time they lost apart, which they usually do via video call.

In 2017, her German dad and his family went back here for their first-ever vacation together in Palawan, then Julia stayed in Germany for quite some time for her to get to know more her paternal side of the family.

 

Angel Locsin and Daddy Angelo

With how tightly bonded she is to her Daddy Angelo, we can say that Angel is the biggest celebrity daddy’s girl that we know. Aside from taking good care of him, especially since he got blind, Angel disclosed during her Gandang Gabi Vice guesting in 2019 that she bought a beach property in Zambales to fulfill one of her longtime promises to her father.

Since they have a special bond, her husband Neil Arce actually proposed marriage to her on Father’s Day of 2019, out of respect to his now-father-in-law.

 

Nadine Lustre and Daddy Ulysses

We can all agree that Nadine is one of the most well-loved public personalities we know. Aside from her mesmerizing beauty, we also admire her tenacity and strong values, which seemingly come from her Daddy Ulysses. Even though Nadine has already grown up and have a life of her own, their closeness has seemingly remained the same through.

Attesting to that were when she celebrated her 28th birthday in 2021 with her current boyfriend Christophe Bariou and her parents in Siargao, which photos were shared by Daddy Ulysses on Facebook. And early this year, he also proudly flexed on social media the trophies received by her daughter from various award-giving bodies for her exceptional performance in the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Deleter.”

 

Kim Chiu and Daddy William

Kim’s Daddy William has been there to raise and take care of her and her other siblings, and lead them into becoming who they are at present. He has instilled to them the values of love, acceptance, and forgiveness growing up, so there’s no wonder that all of them are successful in their respective lives.

In their Magandang Buhay appearance in 2017, Daddy William imparted that there are still times when the It’s Showtime host receives reprimand from him occasionally.

 

Seth Fedelin and Daddy Richard

Those who have been following Seth ever since his Pinoy Big Brother Otso days are certainly aware how close he is to his father. When his Daddy Richard suffered from stroke a few years ago, the Dirty Linen actor unhesitatingly stepped up to help provide for and take care of their family.

And now that he’s already earning from the slew of projects he does, Seth isn’t only able to give his family a comfortable life, but also gifted his Daddy Richard a brand-new car and motorcycle that they’ve been dreaming of to have.

 

Alexa Ilacad and Daddy Guy

Another father of a celebrity that we really don’t see that much is Alexa’s Daddy Richard, who she described as supportive, seloso, and protective. She fondly said about her dad during her Tonight With Boy Abunda guesting a few years ago, “He’s not super strict, although he can be. He’s super seloso like ‘pag tingin niyang may guy na may gusto sa akin, ina-assume lang po niya ‘May gusto sa’yo ‘yan.’ But it’s so cute. We both love music.”

While we haven’t seen much of her dad on her IG, but it seems that the two of them are very close since she still a baby, and their favorite bonding activity together are their jamming sessions – based on her Father’s Day tribute for him in 2017.

 

Darren Espanto and Daddy Lyndon

Not much is also known about Darren’s relationship with his Daddy Lyndon, but seeing his Father’s Day post for him in 2021, we can say that they’ve been close ever since he was still a baby. Even though their family have to be apart most of the time since his parents and younger sister Lynelle are based in Canada, while he’s here in the Philippines, their bond has remained tight.

In fact, Mommy Lynelle revealed during their Magandang Buhay guesting in 2019 that it was his dad who accompanied the D’ Total Performer during the filming of the top-grossing KathNiel film “The Hows of Us” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for a month.

 

Arjo, Ria, Gela Atayde and Daddy Arturo

Having esteemed veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez as wife and well-loved actors Arjo and Ria as kids (with his third child Gela following suit), there’s definitely no way for the Atayde patriarch to hide from the limelight. We may not see him that much onscreen, but we can see the unwavering support Daddy Art has for each member of his family, which is reflected by their success.

We could get a glimpse of his kids’ beautiful relationship with him through their touching and funny tributes for him on social media.

Happy Father’s Day, Kapamilya!

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Francine Diaz with her ever-supportive Papa JM.

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Francine Diaz with her ever-supportive Papa JM.

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Daddy JM personally takes care of Francine by driving for her to and from her teleserye and other project shoots.

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Daddy JM personally takes care of Francine by driving for her to and from her teleserye and other project shoots.

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Kathryn with her hardworking father, Daddy Teddy Bernardo.

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Kathryn with her hardworking father, Daddy Teddy Bernardo.

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Kathryn described her dad as "my ever so simple papa."

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Kathryn described her dad as "my ever so simple papa."

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Ivana Alawi with her Moroccan father, Samier Al-Alawi.

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Ivana Alawi with her Moroccan father, Samier Al-Alawi.

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He was able to express his support for Ivana’s blooming acting career then before passing away in 2018.

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He was able to express his support for Ivana’s blooming acting career then before passing away in 2018.

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Angelica Panganiban with her father, Mark Charlson.

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Angelica Panganiban with her father, Mark Charlson.

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Thanks to Facebook, Angelica was able to find and get reunited with him in 2010 after two decades.

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Thanks to Facebook, Angelica was able to find and get reunited with him in 2010 after two decades.

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Julia Montes with her father, Martin Schnittka.

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Julia Montes with her father, Martin Schnittka.

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They had the chance to go on a quick escapade in Palawan.

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They had the chance to go on a quick escapade in Palawan.

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Angel Locsin with her father, Angelo Colmenares.

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Angel Locsin with her father, Angelo Colmenares.

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To fulfill one of her promises to him, Angel previously shared that she bought a beach property in Zambales.

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To fulfill one of her promises to him, Angel previously shared that she bought a beach property in Zambales.

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Nadine Lustre with her father, Ulysses.

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Nadine Lustre with her father, Ulysses.

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She may be turning 30 this year and have been living a life of her own, but Nadine has remained close to her dad.

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She may be turning 30 this year and have been living a life of her own, but Nadine has remained close to her dad.

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Kim Chiu with his father, William Jr.

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Kim Chiu with his father, William Jr.

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Before becoming our Chinita Princess, she’s one of her Daddy William’s princesses first.

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Before becoming our Chinita Princess, she’s one of her Daddy William’s princesses first.

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Seth Fedelin with his Papa Richard and Mama Marga.

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Seth Fedelin with his Papa Richard and Mama Marga.

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Seth also gifted his father a motorcycle that he could use for his daily errands.

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Seth also gifted his father a motorcycle that he could use for his daily errands.

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Alexa regards him as “my first love” and “the man who will never break my heart.”

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Alexa regards him as “my first love” and “the man who will never break my heart.”

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Daddy Guy has been very much supportive of all Alexa’s pursuits.

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Daddy Guy has been very much supportive of all Alexa’s pursuits.

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A young Darren Espanto with his Daddy Lyndon.

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A young Darren Espanto with his Daddy Lyndon.

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As we all know, her parents are both overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Canada, where they’ve been residing for many years now.

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As we all know, her parents are both overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Canada, where they’ve been residing for many years now.

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Daddy Art has apparently been getting used to it as his spotted in several star-studded gatherings along with his wife Sylvia Sanchez and kids Arjo, Ria and Gela Atayde.

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Daddy Art has apparently been getting used to it as his spotted in several star-studded gatherings along with his wife Sylvia Sanchez and kids Arjo, Ria and Gela Atayde.

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Having four members of his family in showbiz, there’s definitely no way for the Atayde patriarch to escape the limelight.

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Having four members of his family in showbiz, there’s definitely no way for the Atayde patriarch to escape the limelight.

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