Clockwise from top left: Tirso Cruz III in “Bekikang”, Fernando Poe, Jr. in “Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko,” Joseph Estrada in “Ang Tanging Pamilya,” Dolphy in “Home Along Da Riles,” Dolphy in “Daddy o, Baby o”


As Father’s Day rolls around, iWant TV pays tribute to dads of all personalities, portrayed comically by iconic Filipino actors. Watch these real-life dads play memorable characters on iWant TV this June, and look back on all the different ways fathers show their love for their children.


  1. The Kengkoy Dad, portrayed by Dolphy in “Home Along Da Riles the Movie”

Like Mang Kevin Cosme in this iconic series-turned-movie, this Pinoy dad keeps his family at ease by keeping his sense of humor even in times of hardships. When a suitor attempts to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage, his response is: “Hihingiin ang kamay ng anak ko? Bakit?! Ooperahan ba yon? Puputulin?”


  1. The Astig Dad, portrayed by Fernando Poe, Jr., in “Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko”

Otherwise known as the scary, intimidating dad who’s super protective, very street smart, and tough. In the movie co-starring Judy Ann Santos, the legendary FPJ as Badong portrays this type of dad perfectly. He comes to the rescue every time his daughter needs him, even if it’s to beat up a bunch of bullies by himself, because that’s how he shows his love.


  1. The Torpe Dad, portrayed by “Dolphy in Daddy o, Baby o”

Many Pinoy men are torpe not just when it comes to love. Dolphy plays Mario, who adopts a strong-willed child, forming a strong bond with her and successfully matching her problem-child tendencies with affection. However, when it comes to dealing with women and people out of his comfort zone, Mario (like most torpe dads) would prefer remaining in the background shyly.


  1. The Iron-Fist Strict Dad, portrayed by Joseph Estrada in “Ang Tanging Pamilya”

This kind of dad is all too familiar for many Pinoys today. Joseph Estrada plays the father of Toni Gonzaga, who is to be married to her online LDR boyfriend. This kind of dad is usually the traditional type who will never give up his daughter to a stranger—much less someone she met online. Mahigpit dads usually take a lot of convincing, wooing, and patience before they let their beliefs change because they believe the old-school methods of parenting are best.


  1. The Malambing Dad portrayed by Tirso Cruz III in “Bekikang”

Tirso Cruz III portrays the more modern Pinoy dad who supports his kids with whatever they decide—even if means their son is gay. Tirso Cruz plays the dad of Beki, a man who has known that he’s gay since childhood. He has no problem showing his soft side, and is supportive but protective Beki, even making sure that his child can defend himself against the inevitable bullies.
Catch these iconic actors in these classic movies this month on iWant TV and celebrate all the different kinds of dads this Father’s Day.


Also available this June are past and current episodes of ABS-CBN’s series. Catch Box Office King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in the much-awaited new series “La Luna Sangre,” starting July 19 with episodes airing both on TV and on iWant TV.


Joining the famous loveteam are superstars like Angel Locsin, John Lloyd Cruz, and Richard Gutierrez, as well as Ina Raymundo, Victor Neri, Joross Gamboa, Sue Ramirez, Hannah Ledesma, Tony Labrusca, Mikayla Ramirez, Bryan Santos, and Michael Agassi.


“La Luna Sangre” is the third installment in the series that began with “Lobo (2008)” starring Angel and Piolo Pascual, then followed by “Imortal” Angel and John Lloyd two years later.


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