Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:15 AM June 12, 2015
Dads do more than bring home the bacon. They are also home-tenders.
Russ Alfonso, head of RS Concepts Inc., a media services company, makes sure to spend quality time with his teenaged kids, Anton and Kara.
He always tells them that there are no easy deals in life: “Everything is through the grace of God and hard work.”
For fathers or fathers-to-be, Russ has this advice: “Give your children a solid foundation through proper education and a Christ-centered orientation. Allow them to make mistakes because from there they will grow.”
He adds, with a laugh: “Make their boyfriend or girlfriend your friend on Facebook in case [your own kids] ‘unfriend’ you.”
Gary Jamora has 25 years of culinary and restaurant experience. He’s a busy man but tries his best to be a hands-on parent to Morgan Clarisse and Ferran Rafael: “I bring them to school, help in their Kumon, read books and shop for groceries with them.”
He also finds time to bond with them in their favorite activity, swimming.
His most cherished experience is when each learned to say “daddy” and started talking with him.
His family life formula? “Be devoted to your wife and kids, and put God at the center of your family.”
For Gary—who favors clothes that are functional and stylish—the go-to brands are British India and Clarks.
You see him in pink short-sleeve cross-woven tops by British India matched with Monmart Limit Clarks shoes—a mix of classic and contemporary styles. His kids sport the latest from OshKosh B’gosh during playtime.
Russ is a Pierre Cardin and Clarks kind of guy—like a light pink woven long-sleeve top matched with dark wash denim pants or trousers.
Clarks isat Glorietta 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Lucky Chinatown, SM The Block, Robinsons Midtown, TriNoma, SM Cebu North Wing, Ayala Cebu, SM Lanang, Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro, Cinderella VMall Greenhills and Cinderella Alabang Town Center.
British India is at Glorietta 3, Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing, SM Aura Premier, Alabang Town Center, VMall Greenhills and Ayala Cebu.
Esprit is at SM North Edsa, Trinoma, Gateway, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, VMall Greenhills, The Shops Greenhills, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta 3, SM Aura Premier, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Robinsons Ermita, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Harbor Point Subic, Ayala Cebu, SM Cebu, Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro and Abreeza.
Pierre Cardin is at Glorietta 3, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Robinsons Ermita, VMall Greenhills and Lucky Chinatown.
OshKosh B’gosh is at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Valenzuela, SM Dasmariñas, SM Lucena, Ayala Market-Market, SM San Lazaro, SM Lipa, Robinson’s Galleria, SM Cebu, SM Muntinlupa, Robinsons Cinderella Ermita, SM Molino, Cinderella Ayala Alabang, Cinderella Sta. Lucia, SM Fairview, Filinvest, Cinderella Filinvest, Trinoma, SM South Mall, Subic Harbor Point, SM The Block, Ayala Marquee Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Taytay, Ayala Centrio, SM Lanang, Robinsons Ermita, Cinderella Virramall, Cinderella Glorietta 3, SM Pampanga, Greenbelt 5, SM Tarlac, Ayala Cebu and SM Cinderella Megamall.
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