Father’s Day 2021: Kapamilya stars share their fondest memories with their dads

Warning: Nakaka-senti! This video of Kapamilya stars sharing their fondest memories with their dads will make you want to reminisce, too.

Fathers are our first childhood superheroes and buddies. And the days we spent with them growing up will be tucked in a special place in our hearts. To celebrate Father’s Day, Kapamilya stars take a sweet, nostalgic trip down memory lane to relive their fondest memories with their dads.

Watching his dad persevere for the family, Cris Villanueva learned early that a man is responsible for providing for his kids. He has a loving relationship with his dad but he rarely bonded with him growing up, thinking a father’s time is better spent working for the family. Thankfully, they were able to make it up before his dad passed. At that time, Cris was already married and his dad was a retired man, thus the latter would often visit his home to spend time with him and the grandkids.

Cris shared that his father loved babysitting his kids. “He would look after my youngest daughter, take her to school. He would stay with me and at night, we would have beer together. That was a good six or seven, or ten years na ganu’n kami. Ginugol niya lahat ng oras niya sa amin until the day he passed.”

Manuel Chua will remember his father as a wise man and through their meaningful talks.

As a kid, Janine Gutierrez used to watch her father, actor Monching Gutierrez’s race car events every weekend. She can still remember how it made her feel excited, nervous, and proud.

Enrique Gil experienced a magical childhood– literally, because his father worked as a magician. Then, he would bring Enrique to his gigs so he can watch and sometimes participate in the magic shows. “Kami ng brother ko, kami ang alalay ng magician on the side, helping him with the next tricks, with the props. It was pretty cool.”

Liza Soberano threw a grand Jamaican birthday party for her dad and he got drunk from a game, so much he really “enjoyed” the night. “The whole night he was dancing with Eruption, with Jeff Tam. He broke his polo and he really went crazy. He enjoyed himself and everybody enjoyed watching him, too.

Shared interests always spell good bonding times. Zaijian Jaranilla and his dad are both computer geeks, which is why they have lots of gaming memories.  

The Magandang Buhay momshies also honor their fathers’ impact on their lives. Beach trips in the province remind Melai Cantiveros of her father’s love, of his effort to make them happy despite their simple life, “Kahit walang baon, pang-entrance lang ang meron kami basta makaligo kami sa dagat at mapa-happy niya kami okay na.”

Dad’s cooking is always hearty and special. Jolina Magdangal feels happy each time Daddy Jun makes his specialty ‘ginisang sardinas’ for breakfast. When she got heartbroken during her younger years, Daddy Jun was also the first to bring her comfort, “Binulungan niya si Mommy, ‘Huwag mo nang pagalitan, masakit ang puso niya.” Hindi ako makapaniwala. Imbes na broken-hearted, sumaya tuloy ang puso ko sa narinig ko sa kanya.”

Raised by a single mother, Karla Estrada had a happy childhood with her uncles who acted as father-figures to her. She only met her biological father when she was 18 and that moment would have to be her fondest memory of him. “Hindi ma-explain ang pakiramdam. ‘Ay, ganito pala ang feeling ng may Tatay ka.’ Iba pa rin yung alam mong yan ang ama mo.”

A father has an undeniable impact on his kid’s passion and hobbies. Gab Lagman has his father to thank for his passion in basketball. He remembers playing and attending basketball clinics with him and watching his father’s games when he was young. Mitoy Yonting also credits his dad for being supportive of his love for singing and he will never forget the day he received a home karaoke from him.

Klarisse De Guzman will treasure her and her dad’s food trips. They also love going to the mall and watching movies. Aljon Mendoza has fond childhood memories of “swimming sa sapa” or river with his father.   

Meryll Soriano never had a dull moment with her father, comedian-TV host Willie Revillame. Besides the laughtrip moments, she also loves seeing Willie enjoy being a ‘lolo.’ “Kitang-kita ko na gustong-gusto niya yung relasyon niya with my babies. Nakita ko na he is into it. ‘Yung pagiging grandfather niya, bago ‘yun sa akin kasi hindi ko siya nakikita na ganun ka-attached. Gustong-gusto niyang makita ang baby, mahawakan, naglalaro sila,” shared Meryll. 

On the other hand, Meryll credits her Japanese stepdad, Papa Guchi, for her happy childhood. “Kasi siya ang nagpalaki sa akin. Siya ang nagturo sa akin ng lahat, sinasamahan niya ako sa taping, coach ko siya sa swimming, tinuruan niya ako ng gymnastics. Kumbaga, lahat. Growing up, siya ang kasama ko lagi.”

In the short time he spent with his dad, Jake Zyrus felt protected, supported, and loved.  His singing career has started at that time, hence the strict diet for healthy vocals.

But when he’s with his father, he can happily eat cold desserts or anything he likes. “Siya ‘yung kunsintidor. Pinapakain niya ako ng ice cream tapos kami lang dalawa. He’s that person na ‘Tara, sige, isa lang naman just make sure na walang ebidensya na makikita.’ Those moments, alam ko na I was having my own superhero. Yung memories na yun made me feel na nagkaroon akong normal childhood.”

Memories with our dads are always worth remembering – to warm our hearts a little and keep the fatherly love forever. For Father’s Day celebration, why not recreate these fond memories?