Joshua Garcia's fans Tropang Joshua threw the ABS-CBN actor a belated celebration for his birthday last Sunday, November 4.
Joshua officially turned 21 last October 7.
Joshua's mafia-themed birthday party, which was held at Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City, was his grandest so far.
His fans club led by Bea Gonida organized it.
The Kapamilya actor told PEP.ph in an exclusive interview, "Nakipag-coordinate sila sa handler ko, so lahat yun kumbaga planado na nila. Plinano nila nang maayos kaya eto, ang ganda ng kinalabasan."
Joshua expressed how grateful he is to have everyone dear to his heart gathered on his special day.
"Just happy, emotionally happy at nagpapasalamat ako dahil nakita ko ngayon kung gaano kadami ang nagmamahal para sa akin."
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate also thanked his fans from Tropang Joshua for their unwavering support since he entered showbiz.
"Thankful lang ako kasi hanggang ngayon nandidiyan pa sila, simula PBB hanggang ngayon, especially si Ate Bea.
"Simula pa lang nung una, nandidiyan na iyan. Lahat sila, nagpapasalamat ako kasi patuloy nila akong sinusuportahan.
"Hindi sila nagsasawa sa akin. Sana naibabalik ko yung saya na naibibigay nila sa akin."
Joshua's grandmother Fely Garcia, mom Marife Espineli, and sister Lorenza Mae Garcia also came. They drove to Quezon City all the way from Batangas.
Joshua's girlfriend and love-team partner Julia Barretto was also present.
ROSES, SHOTS, AND TREASURES
The program started with "21 Roses," where Joshua danced with the women close to his heart, and gave each of them a rose.
It started with his Mama Fe.
Star Magic handler Nhila Mallari shared a light moment with her "alaga."
Bea, one of the founding officers of the Tropang Joshua fans club, also had her moment with her biggest idol.
The last dance was, of course, reserved for Julia.
After their dance, Julia gave her "Baba" a message.
She told him, "I'm so proud of the man that you have blossomed to be.
"I'm so proud of the son that you are, the partner that you are, the idol that you are.
"You're such a good role model, a good influence, and every time you enter somebody's life, you just turn it into magic.
"And you are a gift to every person who knows you, you are a gift to me, and I love you, and you are my one and only love."
Joshua also danced with his sister Renza Mae.
His other dance partners were Yayo Evangelista, Mia Garcia, Emily Eredera, Dhalyn Molleno, Khey Urmenita, Mary Rose Tandoy, Kristelle Ando, Maryann Esteban, Mylene Juvy Ramos, Criselda Cruz, Gigi Garcia, Tintin Garcia, Jingky Palabrica, Jessy Belmonte, and Bebziemarie Castro.
Joshua's dad Geo Garcia gave a brief message during the "21 Shots" segment of the party.
He told Joshua, "Happy birthday, anak! Lahat nasabi ko na sa iyo. Basta lagi mong tatandaan yung sinasabi ko sa 'yo... Yun lang masasabi ko. Happy birthday."
PEP.ph asked Joshua how he and his father bond now that he's a well-known celebrity.
The Kapmilya actor admitted that they rarely get to go out together because of his busy schedule.
He said, "Bihira na lang dahil araw-araw kasi nagtatrabaho na rin ako. So bihira na lang pero pag-uwi ng bahay, nakakapag-bond pa rin naman kami."
Aside from his dad, other special people who gave their well-wishes for Joshua included Father Gerry Garcia, Ponching Alfonso, Miguel Garcia, Pio Garcia Cruz, Paolo Garcia Cruz, Enzo Garcia Cruz, Owa Merelino, Rajah Robles, Bryan Badilla, Henry Habon, Danilo Cuevas, Vito Robles, Joel Alabastro, Gil Garcia, Jamille Pasion, Daniel Viray, Oscar Recabar, Mathew Tan, Mikee Daygo, and Lester Capas.
For the "21 Treasures" segment of the party, family and fans each prepared a special gift for Joshua.
Those included in Joshua's "21 Treasures" were Gina Alabastro, Grace Evangelista, Gilbert Garcia, Charisse Garcia, Jingjing Garcia, Eugene Aprecio, Clarizza Frondozo, Princess Mercado, Decere Joyce Andeo, Mayca Paguel, Macon Claveria, Lenny Lozada, Joanna Marie Cerna, Jacqueline Quilet, Alyssa Castillo, Jaica Espinosa, Danica Freah Espinosa, Darmille Joy Espinosa, Nica Reyes, Alex Reyes, and Keve Naguit.
Another highlight of the party was the birthday cake, which served as the backdrop for a mapping projection provided by Cake Mapping Philippines.
PEP.ph asked Joshua if he had a birthday gift for himself.
The young actor, who is a gamer, answered, "Bumili ako ng bagong CPU sa computer 'tapos high-end lahat ng nilagay kong specs."
Joshua said he only has one wish for his birthday.
"Gusto ko lang good health para sa pamilya ko at para sa akin.
"Yun, okay na yun na birthday wish kasi yung blessings, sa Kanya [kay God] na nanggagaling yun, e, kusa nang dumadating yun."