Anne Curtis, Catriona Gray, other celebrities post old photos of their dads on Father's Day

by Nikko Tuazon
Jun 17, 2019
(Left) Anne Curtis posts this favorite photo of herself and her dad, a huge supporter of her dream to become a singer. (Right) The once and future Miss Universe Catriona Gray in the arms of her dad, Ian Gray, in whose heart she will always be his "little girl."
PHOTO/S: @annecurtissmith / @catriona_gray on Instagram

Father's Day has officially ended, but social media are still filled with dads in the center of souvenir family photos.

Filipinos celebrated Father's Day 2019 on Sunday, June 16.

Celebrities also took to social media to honor the special men in their lives.

Here's a list of local stars who paid tribute to their dads with their adorable throwback photos:


Catriona Gray, arguably one of the most influential Miss Universe titledholders, remains her dad's "little girl at heart."

On Sunday, Catriona paid tribute to her dad, Ian Gray, and uploaded on Instagram her baby photo with him.

She wrote, "Happy Fathers Day to my papa bear and all the amazing fathers out there!

"Thank you daddy for always being such a strong role model for me, and for always giving your all for our family.

"I would not be the woman I am today if not for you - but I'll always be your little girl at heart. I love you!"

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In previous interviews, Catriona proudly declared that she's a Daddy's Girl.

The Miss Universe royalty spent most of her childhood in Australia before moving to the Philippines to pursue a career in modelling.


Actress/entrepreneur KC Concepcion greeted her dad Gabby Concepcion in an Instagram post.

In the photo, Gabby was seen holding KC when she was still a baby.

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She wrote, "I’m waiting for the day I can see my future husband hold our own child this way

"But for now, I want to greet my papa @concepciongabby a Happy Father’s Day!

"Thank you for always calling me on any ordinary day, for making up for lost time, and taking the time to ask a genuine 'how are you?' I love you"

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The 34-year-old also greeted and expressed her gratitude to her second dad, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.

KC wrote, "From one 'adopted' daughter to another - let’s celebrate the dads who CHOSE to be our dads this father’s day.

"Happy Father’s Day to you @kiko.pangilinan - these photos remind me of the priceless support and encouragement you’ve given me, from teaching me how to read the dictionary, to a detailed whiteboard lecture on how to budget money, to attending my charity events, and the launch of my own jewelry brand.

"Thank you for providing in all the ways you do, and for representing family. I love you"

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On Father's Day, It's Showtime host Anne Curtis uploaded on Instagram her favorite photo of herself with her dad.

The Kapamilya actress may not be the best singer in the country, but her dad defintely thinks so.

She wrote, "Happy Father’s Day to my gentle giant.

"This will always be my favourite photo of us as it shows how supportive my dad has always been of following my biggest dreams - and making me believe I was the best singer in the world.

"Love you Father Dearest! Happy Father’s day to all of your dads and my daddy followers.

"I pray for your health and happiness. God Bless all of you!"

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Restaurateur Rey Ongpauco received warm greetings from her daughter Heart Evangelista on Father's day.

Heart uploaded a throwback photo of herself with her dad and wrote, "Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there, but most especially to the first man I’ve ever loved, @rey_ongpauco! ? #throwback"


ABS-CBN actor Elmo Magalona paid tribute to his late father Francis Magalona on Father's Day.

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Francis passed away due to multi-organ failure in March 2009 after a long battle with leukemia.

In an Instagram post, the 25-year-old Kapamilya talent admitted to missing his dad and recalled his best features.

He wrote, "Pa, Happy Father’s day I’m thankful for all the little & simple, yet powerful memories you left behind.

"To this day I still wonder what the world would be like if you were still around.

"Will always remember to be as ambitious, as imaginative, as grateful, as humble and as loving as you. Please know that. Love u"

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Kapuso actor Rayver Cruz also misses his late father Rodolfo Cruz Sr. dearly.

On Instagram, Rayver recalled one of the most important lessons he, and his brothers Rayver and Omar, learned from their dad before he passed away.

He wrote, "Happy Father’s day in Heaven Papa! We miss you! Idol ka naming magkakapatid. We love you Forever.

"Hindi ko makakalimutan ang bilin mo samin palagi na alagaan niyo at mahalin niyo ang Mama niyo dahil nag iisa lang ang Nanay niyo.

"Sinunod namin yun, ngayon Papa magkasama na kayo sa Heaven ni Mama.

"Ikaw naman ang mag alaga sa kanya diyan para sa amin ha.

"Sobrang mahal namin kayo at blessed kaming magkakapatid na kayo ang naging magulang namin.

"Akap na mahigpit Papa At Mama. Pag pray niyo rin kami palagi kay Lord God.

"Thank you for everything.

"Alam ko na nakagabay parin kayo samin At gagawin namin ang lahat para maging Proud kayo palagi sa aming Tatlo. Mahal na mahal namin kayo"

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Rodjun and Rayver's dad passed away in 2009 due to kidney failure.

Last February, their mom, Elibeth Cruz, succumbed to pancreatic cancer.


Rising Kapuso actress Therese Malvar also shared one of the most important things she learned from her dad on Father's Day.

She wrote, "I remember my dad would always say 'If they can do it, you can. You can, and you will.'

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"I realized that he didn’t meant that literally, I realized that it wasn’t only just that.

"But it was “Believe you can do it, because I know you will.

"Don’t drown in your ocean, don’t belittle its waves. Swim.

"Learn how to swim and be thankful that you did for you wouldn’t reach an island without the efforts of swimming.

"Thank you Daddy for always believing in what we can do and not searching for the things we can’t.

"Thank you also for introducing Christ in me. We love you and Happy Father’s Day!!!!"

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Star Magic talent Markus Paterson made sure to greet his father George Paterson, who is thousands of miles part.

He uploaded a photo of his dad on Instagram and wrote, "happy father's day to you, my best mate.

"Love you always and honestly don't know what id do without you.

"Have a good day in France daddyo AKA Pablo Escobar"

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In a separate post, he wrote, "couldn't of asked for a better father."


Hashtag member Jimboy Martin recalled his "good old dayz" with his dad through an Instagram post.

The Pinoy Big Brother 737 grand winner uploaded his childhood photo with his dad while on a vacation in Baguio City.

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He wrote, "Happy Father’s day, papa! I love you and mama! Pero si mama talaga pinakagangsta sa ‘tin. Hahah! Stay strong and good health!"


Vlogger/actress Ashley Rivera wishes that her future husband would also be as confident and as talented as her father.

She uploaded a throwback photo of her dad on Sunday and wrote in the caption, "Happy father's day sa tatay kong mahilig pala mag-pekpek shorts noong mga panahon na Juma-jason Magbanua pa sya

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"Sana ganyan ka-confident at ka-talented ang magiging future husband ko. I love you"

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(Left) Anne Curtis posts this favorite photo of herself and her dad, a huge supporter of her dream to become a singer. (Right) The once and future Miss Universe Catriona Gray in the arms of her dad, Ian Gray, in whose heart she will always be his "little girl."
PHOTO/S: @annecurtissmith / @catriona_gray on Instagram
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