IN PHOTOS: 5 types of Pinoy dads as portrayed by movie icons


Posted at Jun 10 2017 08:52 AM

With Father's Day just around the corner, iWantTV identified the different kinds of dads through some fan-favorite father figures popularized in teleseryes and movies. Check them out below:

1. The Kengkoy Dad, portrayed by Dolphy in "Home Along Da Riles the Movie"

Like Mang Kevin Cosme in this iconic series-turned-movie, this Pinoy dad keeps his family at ease with his sense of humor. When a suitor attempts to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage, his response is: "Hihingiin ang kamay ng anak ko? Bakit?! Ooperahan ba iyon? Puputulin?"

2. The Astig Dad, portrayed by Fernando Poe, Jr., in "Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko"

Otherwise known as the scary, intimidating dad who is protective to a fault. In the movie co-starring Judy Ann Santos, the legendary FPJ, as Badong, plays this type of dad perfectly. He never fails to show up whenever his daughter needs him to punch a few bullies in the face.

3. The Torpe Dad, portrayed by Dolphy in "Daddy o, Baby o"

He's not just "torpe" when it comes to the ladies he likes. Mario, played by Dolphy, is every bit as clueless when it comes to dealing with his rebellious, adopted daughter. But he more than makes up for his shortcomings with his sincerity. Who doesn't love a father like that?

4. The Strict Dad, portrayed by Joseph Estrada in "Ang Tanging Pamilya"

This kind of dad is all too familiar for many Pinoys today. In the movie, Estrada plays the father of Toni Gonzaga, who is to be married to a man she met online. This kind of dad is usually the traditional type who will never give up his daughter to a stranger, much more someone he hasn't even seen in person yet.

This type of "mahigpit" dad usually takes a lot of convincing, wooing, and patience before he lets go of his beliefs for the sake of the daughter's happiness.

5. The Malambing Dad portrayed by Tirso Cruz III in "Bekikang"

Cruz portrays the more modern Pinoy dad who supports his kids in whatever decision they make. In the movie, Cruz plays the dad to a gay son. This type of dad will protect his son no matter what, even if it means being ridiculed by those who refuse to grow up.

Watch all these dads in action on iWantTV.