Megastar Sharon Cuneta paid tribute to her late father Pablo Cuneta on Sunday, February 2, on his 110th birthday.
Two decades have passed since Sharon's father passed away. The former Pasay City mayor died on September 27, 2000, from a heart attack at the age of 90.
In an Instagram post, Sharon turned emotional to recall some of her fondest memories of her father.
She wrote: "It would have been your 110th Birthday today. Kakie was 6 months in my tummy when you left me.
"So like you to leave me only when you were sure she was safe past my 2nd trimester, & that I would have someone just as special as you to have to take care of, therefore making sure I would have to take care of myself and not go crazy when you left me."
Continuing, Sharon said, "Happy Birthday, my Daddy, Da, Duduy. You probably know how much I need you now...how much I miss you... I still hear your voice and remember our inside jokes which only you & I shared."
REMEMBERING PABLO AND BOY KING
Sharon also recalled the moment she found out, through her late brother Pablo "Boyking" Cuneta Jr., that she had a younger half-sibling.
The 54-year-old Kapamilya actress did not mention the name of her half-brother, who is 10 years her junior.
Boyking is Sharon's closest half-brother from Pablo's former wife, Generosa Francisco. He passed away in September 2013.
Sharon wrote: "Oh - & you my naughty Duduy - years after you passed away, I found out through my dearly missed Kuya Boyking that I have a younger brother!
"You must know by now that I got in touch with him & he seems to be a decent, good person. Handsome too. And ten years younger than me!"
She recalled the moment her dad pulled her out of school to go on a 45-day trip to Europe when she was just 10 years old.
"No wonder you pulled me out of school in October when I was ten for a 45-day tour of Europe! It’s okay. I forgive you.
"And I certainly never felt bad towards or about my little brother. He knows that.
"And I’m still your bunso girl, so no problem! Now if he had turned out to be a girl...hmmp!"
LIFE LESSONS FROM DEAR DAD
In the same post, Sharon shared some of the important things she learned from her father, especially now that she is going through challenges, which she chose not to disclose.
The Megastar wrote: "Daddy, I know you know what I am going through...and how very hard it is for me to accept & move on from.
"I know what you would do if you were here & it was done to you! But God is good. And I fear Him.
"Only thing is, maybe years from now, I will forgive. But just like you, I will NEVER forget. I will never trust that person or anyone else-blood or not- again.
"I wish I could lie down on the bed beside you & cry, with you hugging & comforting me the whole time like many times before..."
Towards the end of her Instagram post, Sharon reiterated how much she misses her father.
She wrote: "Dear God I miss being my Daddy’s girl. I feel like a little girl now.
"Often sleeping in a fetal position & waking up at least twice in the middle of the night often nowadays.
"I pray that your strength which is in MY blood helps to carry me through."
Sharon went on: "I know you are always with me still. I love you just as much as before, if not more. With all my heart.
"And I know you are proud that I REMEMBER YOUR WISDOM & though I sometimes fail, I follow all that you taught me.
"I will forever be proud to be your daughter. We were never a perfect family, but you & I, we were always perfect together. Happy Birthday."