In the kilig serye “Got To Believe,” our cutie champ Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) grew up isolated, with her mom Juliana (Carmina Villaroel)’s strict, overprotective, and borderline helicopter style of parenting. But at least there was his Dad, Jaime (Ian Veneracion), who provided the fun parts and the support he badly needed especially when he entered the crucial world of adolescence.
This Toplist rolls with a scene from Joaquin’s childhood days where he would often play a one-on-one basketball match with Jaime. The curious little boy was fascinated with magic and carnivals. He invited his parents for a family bonding at that place he described as Disneyland’s poor imitation. Of course, Juliana, perennially worried over the kid’s safety, was agitated with the idea. But not Jaime who’s always been generous and open to what makes Joaquin happy.
While the young Joaquin was undergoing continuous medical tests due to a bullet stuck in his brain, it was Jaime who gave him much-needed boost. His father’s presence was the antidote to his fears. Joaquin felt safer and braver with Jaime by his side.
Jaime was a big help as Joaquin transitioned from childhood to teenage period. He was there to help solve the growing-up issues – from choosing the right college course and university to dilemmas about ladies. Jaime was there to listen. These topics, after all, weren’t foreign to his ears.
If not for Jaime backing up his dreams, Joaquin wouldn’t be able to apply for his preferred course at the Malaya University. Not that he wanted to imitate his dad, but Joaquin wished to pursue a career in engineering, and not the business management path that Juliana has laid down for him. So, Jaime had to go underground and away from Juliana’s knowing to enrol Joaquin in his dream school.
Jaime always made it a point to upsize his young man by praising his good decisions and achievements, and always telling him how proud he is of his courage. But he isn’t the type of dad who would blindly spoil his son to bits. Apart from being Joaquin’s hero and buddy, Jaime is also the voice of reason in Joaquin’s life.
Jaime makes sure to give Joaquin enough freedom to be his own man while being a capable ‘support system’ and disciplinarian. And Jaime always fighting on the same side with Joaquin proves us that father and son tandems always win.