Exploring the colorful Filipino-Chinese culture, Kapamilya series Love Thy Woman follows the story of Wong patriarch Adam (Christopher de Leon) who applied fairness and equal compassion to his two daughters from different women. And as we celebrate the Father’s Day, here’s a Toplist dedicated to Adam’s unique yet equally compelling story of fatherhood.
Adam’s predicament began when he impregnated Kai (Sunshine Cruz), the captivating singer who kept him company amidst a marital problem with Lucy (Eula Valdez). Despite the brewing conflict, Adam opted for what he believed was right – to keep Kai and their kid, while raising his first family with Lucy. His children grew up to be equally beautiful and intelligent.
The diverse polygamous set-up, of course, breeds issues like jealousy between the two families. This is why Adam makes sure to always act as the mediator in times of trouble. His obligation is to fulfil his paternal role to eldest Dana (Yam Concepcion) and youngest Jia (Kim Chiu) with equal love and attention, and while keeping the peace around all of them. Adam’s top parenting rule is simple – no playing favorites!
When Dana got pregnant out of wedlock with boyfriend David (Xian Lim), the dutiful father provided comfort than anger and discrimination. He promised to help Dana raise the child because no matter what happens, they are a family and they would always have each other’s back. The pregnancy even fostered sweeter moments between them. “We can’t bring back time but we can always make a better next time,” Adam told his first family.
A bigger fire ensued when Jia had an affair with her older sister’s husband. Jia and Kai decided to leave and start anew in Singapore, so to avoid complicating the events, apart from Jia’s attempt to save her face from inexorable humiliation. In the midst of the entire hullabaloo within the family, Adam sifted through the situation and weighed both sides equally. He was there to listen and not to judge his younger child, while making sure his eldest won’t be neglected. “Hindi ko hahayaan na masaktan ulit ni Jia si Dana pero anak ko pa rin si Jia,” he told Lucy.
Adam always makes it a point to be present in both Dana and Jia’s lives, to be there whenever his daughters are in trouble, and to always give their needs. “Kaya kong kalimutan ang sarili ko pero hindi ko kayang kalimutan ang sarili kong anak, “ he once said. Adam loves his two daughters with an equal love and embracing heart because they are both his flesh and blood.