While they did not raise us, we look up to these men from our favorite Kapamilya teleseryes because they exemplify what it means to be a father. They can be cool and casual when expressing their love, or affectionate, expressive, and full of wisdom. Either way, we love them because they impart important lessons every time we welcome them into our homes.
On this list, we pay tribute to the special men in our lives by highlighting the endearing characteristics of our favorite Kapamilya teleserye dads.
CARDO OF “FPJ’s ANG PROBINSYANO”
He might be tough against corrupt officials, but when it comes to his family, Cardo (Coco Martin) knows when to loosen up and show his tender side. Despite losing his son in a tragic accident, the well-loved police officer has served as a father to the kids he adopted from his missions and loved them like they were his own. As the head of their family, he also sets as an example of being a noble citizen by doing good to others.
MARCIAL OF “THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER”
An honorable military official, Marcial is committed to his duty and the country that he serves. He is also a loving husband to Corazon (Eula Valdez) and a devoted father to her adoptive daughter Jessie (Ryza Cenon). However, after finding out that his long-lost daughter Arabella is Rhian (Angel Locsin), he has gone to great lengths to protect her, even if it means losing his military position and reputation.
CARLOS OF “KADENANG GINTO”
A dedicated father, Carlos (Adrian Alandy) always makes an effort to keep his family intact despite the conflicts that arise among them. His daughter Marga (Andrea Brillantes) might often misunderstand his strict ways, but Carlos only does it keep her on the right path. He is also a hardworking man, and poured his blood and sweat into putting up a car repair shop to provide for his family.
EMIL OF “SINO ANG MAYSALA?: MEA CULPA”
Emil’s (Boboy Garavillo) heart of gold was what made him adopt Juris (Bela Padilla), who was left an orphan when she was a teenager. He has always supported his daughter’s every decision, but although he loves Juris with all his heart, he does not coddle her nor ignore her errors. With his principles still intact, he has been forcing Juris to return Leyna to her biological mother Fina (Jodi Sta. Maria) because he believes it is the right thing to do.
DON ROMAN OF “LOS BASTARDOS”
Don Roman (Ronaldo Valdez) used to be despised by his sons, but later on gained their love and trust after he showed them he was willing to make up for all the mistakes he committed in the past. He tirelessly bridged the gap among his sons and reunited them so they could be a complete family. Even when problems come their way, they are more united than ever to face them, with the patriarch’s overflowing love as their foundation.