The three things I learned from my dad while growing up is to have faith in God, to love, and to be there for people, both family and friends, who need me. —Catherine Q. Espino, 15, incoming third-year high school student and daughter of businessman and former journalist Chet Espino
My daddy taught me a lot of things, but here are the top three things I learned from him:
1. Always pray to God, thank Him for all His blessings, and ask for His protection (that’s why I pray at night before going to bed).
2. Never tell a lie, especially to your parents. Otherwise, you will not be trusted anymore. And people will get more angry when they discover that you lied to them.
3. To be polite when talking to people, especially older ones, and to have manners at the table.
Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!—Louise Katrina S. Orden, 10, daughter of lawyer Edward Justine Orden
My dad has a good sense of humor—quick with a quip and always ready to play practical jokes on us. There’s never a dull moment when he’s around, but he also gets serious especially on matters that involve me. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned from my “sugar” daddy (he’s a diabetic):
• Be respectful. Respect yourself; if you don’t, people won’t respect you.
• Anything worthwhile requires patience, discipline and determination. Life will be hard, but persevere no matter what.
• Laugh a little. No girl can resist a boy with a good sense of humor. (Dad: “Ask your mom.”)
• Diabetes runs in the blood. Eat everything in moderation, get off the couch, jog!—Gian Karlo Reyes, 14 years old, son of businessman Randy Reyes
I learned that daddies would do anything for their children. Dad taught me to work first before play, and he taught me that working hard always pays off. —Amanda Julia Siytangco Masigan, 13 years old, daughter of entrepreneur Andrew Masigan
1) Daddy taught me the times table (multiplication table).
2) Daddy taught me how to tie my shoelaces.
3) Daddy taught me to be nice to people and to tell when somebody is being mean to me.—Xeanthel Erycka Maree Dogma
The three important things that I learned from my father: First, to always be thankful to God. He told me to start and end my day with a prayer. Second, that I should always be humble and that I should treat everyone equally. Lastly, he told me that if I put my heart into whatever I do, it will be great. Nothing will be impossible.—Miguel Defensor
The three things I learned from my Dad are:
1) To study hard. A good education is his most important pamana to me.
2) To get into sports, as this will help improve my personality, boost my confidence, and gain me new friends.
3) That there are a lot of girls out there, and whenever out on a date, let the girls pay if they want to (spoken in jest, of course!). —Andre dela Cruz
1. I learned how to play games from Dad. He taught me how to play chess; he helped me improve my badminton technique; he showed me some fun word games.
2. I learned how to be more organized: he showed me how to use schedules; he reminds me about my study habits; he taught me how to multiply and divide.
3. I learned to be more creative: He reminds me about writing in my journal regularly; he asks me to do something different everyday; he taught me how to take pictures.—Sabine Guinto
1. Dad taught me how to ride the bike, play golf and basketball; he coaches me even after my football class and, this summer, how to swim. I didn’t even have to enroll in swimming lessons. He’s a great swimmer!
2. Daddy is my tutor when I do my homework. He’s very patient; he said to always pray when I don’t know the answers, and he rewards me when I finish my goals for the day.
3. Daddy said I have to be gentle and kind to girls. I can’t play rough games with them. He said I should always tell my mom I love her and I will kiss and protect her even if I’m already grown up and married and I have my own kids. Oh, but that’s in the future. I love my dad very much! Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!—Gabo Plantado Tiongson
My daddy always tells me to be a good boy, to love my baby brother Moses and my mom, to keep reading and use my imagination instead of playing too many video games. He also teaches me to do good, like Batman and Superman from his comics.—Noah Caleb Lorenzo Parlade, 7 years old