It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate and remember the contributions that our fathers have given in our lives. We all know that the father’s role in the family is vital, but it goes beyond the task of being the sole breadwinner. Apart from setting the foundations in the family, he helps his wife mold the children physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Today Magandang Buhay hosts Karla Estrada, Melai Cantiveros and Jolina Magdangal are joined by Senator Kiko Pangilinan and Dingdong Avanzado, to tackle on how life is being a parent to their daughters.
OPM singer Dingdong Avanzado shared that being the protective father that he is to his and Jessa Zaragoza’s daughter Jayda, he had to put a lot of effort of being involved in social media, despite having his reservations at the beginning. “Sa totoo lang, just to keep up and to find out also anong mga ganap. At lalo na kay Jayda, we have to be there,” he explained.
Jayda admitted that her father is quite strict with her, and stressed that there are times when they don’t get along, particularly when it comes to some work-related issues. “Sa career ko ‘pag minsan, ‘yung creative decisions in music. Pero I try to see his point of view po,” she told the MB momshies. But she also said that her dad is her mentor, and one of the most important people in her life.
In another part of the interview, Jayda was asked about her current relationship with Darren Espanto, to which the teen replied that they are just good friends. “He’s very special to me in that sense na malapit po kami sa isa’t isa. He’s a very close friend of mine,” she divulged. Her father reiterated that his daughter and Darren have always been friends, even way back. “Even before Jayda entered show business, naging kaibigan na sila ni Darren,” he stated.
Dingdong said that seeing his daughter grow up is something that he has to accept, and stressed that he is ready for it. “For me, iniisip ko ‘yun. Pero natanggap ko na lumalaki ‘yung anak ko eh,” he confessed.
Jayda decided to surprise her father and sang for him. Dingdong was very overwhelmed and grateful to his daughter for her sweet gesture. According to Dingdong, the song of Jayda was very special to him because he wrote it. “‘Yung kinanta ni Jayda it’s a song I wrote called “Daddy’s Days.” It’s really meant for Father’s Day. And that was the first recording that Jayda did when she was 8 years old. So it means a lot na kinanta niya ‘yan,” he told the hosts.