Derek Ramsay was a proud dad at his son Austin's senior high school graduation last Saturday, June 4, 2022.
The ceremony was held at Southville International School in Las Piñas.
Derek took to Instagram to share some photos from the event.
"Congratulations son. You did it! Proud of you bud. @austinn_ramsay," the 45-year-old actor wrote in the caption of his post.
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Derek also shared more photos on his Instagram Stories.
In one of his posts, Derek revealed that his wife Ellen Adarna was present at his 18-year-old son's graduation.
He wrote in the caption, "That's my boy!!"
Meanwhile, the comments section of his posts were filled with congratulatory messages from Derek's closest friends, including Pops Fernandez, Ogie Alcasid, and PEP Troika's Noel Ferrer.
LIVING WITH AUSTIN
Austin grew up in Dubai with his mom Mary Christine Jolly.
In 2017, at the age of 14, Austin returned to the Philippines and moved in with Derek.
Asked about how he is as a father to his teenage son, Derek revealed he sees his son as his buddy. This was something he learned from his parents.
"I'm the same way my parents are," Derek said in a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
"My parents treat me and I treat them as my best friends. I always said na my dad is my best friend and my mom is my protector.
"And they brought me up in a way that if I have a problem or if there's anything on my mind, I run to them.
"I feel comfortable running to them. And that's how I bring up Austin. I treat him like my buddy, my best friend."
Although he considers his son as his best friend, Derek still draws the line when it comes to being a father.
He said, "At the same time, I lay the rules down. I'm not a strict father but there are certain rules that he has to follow."