Heartfelt messages for Fathers’ Day: Missing you, ‘Tay…

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Heartfelt messages for fathers, remembered with love and yearning, on the special occasion of Fathers Day

“Thank you for the unforgettable LOVE, Papa… for your support and being the best provider for us all. In the U.S. you cooked the signature Diaz/Imperial delights for us. Now Kuya does it. You will always be in my heart. Have your favourite scotch while singing Usahay!”

– Kultura Performing Arts director CELIA DIAZ DEFATO’s message to her departed father, Emmanuel Diaz

Marnelli with her dad, Alfredo Usapdin, a former OFW, on her wedding day.

Marnelli with her dad, Alfredo Usapdin, a former OFW, on her wedding day.

“Growing up, my Dad needed to work overseas but that did not affect our bond. The simple things we used to do together make me miss him the most – listening to music and singing songs were our best bonding moments! He’s the best and I’ll forever be his little girl.”

MARNELLI COSINAS, a talent acquisition consultant in Australia, on her father, Alfredo Usapdin, who passed away in 2007.

Jovy with her dad, Dominador - in white, her mother and brothers in one of the few photos they had together.

Jovy with her dad, Dominador – in white, her mother and brothers in one of the few photos they had together.

“The best memories about him: when he was very strict with me na hindi ako pwedeng lumabas na hindi ko kasama mga kapatid kung lalaki. Some of the best memories of him: I remember being so happy that we were all together when I went back home after 9 years na nahiwalay ako sa kanila dahil pinakita ko sa kanya na kaya ko mag-isa.”

– JOVY POLIDO, an FDW in Singapore, on her father, Dominador, who met a motorbike accident last year.

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