PHOTO CREDIT: @therealangellocsin IG & @ellacolmenares IG
How much does Angel Locsin love her father, Angelo Colmenares? Enough to buy him a beach property.
On Magandang Buhay, the actress recounted how strict her dad used to be, especially when it comes to boys and dating. In fact, he would listen in on her phone calls. If she tried to ask him to stop, he would accuse her of keeping secrets. So, there became a rule that she can’t take calls pass seven o’clock. When she does, she can only stay on the line for five minutes. “’Wag mo na lang ako tawagan. Magkita na lang tayo sa school,” Angel eventually decided.
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Despite his firm hand, she is still grateful for everything he has done. He tried his best to give her a happy childhood, “Kahit hindi naman namin kaya nung time na ‘yun.” Now, she feels that it is her turn to make sure that her father is happy. “Siguro, in return, bilang anak kung anong kaya kong ibigay,” she explained.
Unfortunately, the one thing she can’t give him is his sight. “’Yun ‘yung reason ko kung ba’t rin ako nag-stay sa showbiz noon,” Angel admitted. She wanted to save up enough to get his eyes treated. But it was too late. The doctors no longer recommend pushing through with surgery because it is too risky.
“Siya okay na. Ako na lang ‘yung hindi,” Angel confessed. A part of her still wishes that he would see her success, “Kilala ng buong Pilipinas mukha ko, pero daddy ko hindi niya alam.” But he is updated. He may have lost his sight, but he manages to find a way to be part of her life. “Hindi siya nagkulang,” she stated.
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Their father and daughter bond is truly special. And we are lucky because we have these photos to give us a glimpse of their love.