Dingdong: I’m no longer doing things for my self but for my family, for my wife, for Zia.

What’s been the best thing about being a father so far?

The moment when she was born , it was not only her birth but it is also my rebirth as a person so it changed so many perspective sa buhay ko I had a different kind of boost morale : I had different level of motivation I’m no longer doing things for my self but for my family, for my wife, for Zia.

“My commitment to life itself changed a hundredfold . Kaya siguro tinatawag na”gift” because Hindi Lang sya buhay na binigay Kay Letizia pero buhay na binigay sa amin as parents. Because It made us appreciate all the more.”


Fatherhood really does have the power to change a Man.

“Yes and to be specific normally Hindi talaga ako morning person. But when Zia arrived I committed to a healthy lifestyle.

“I mean , I’m in the process of trying to totally change my lifestyle into a healthy one . And I can say that I’m getting there naman I got into I. I got into. running recently.”

A Little over a year ago , sakto nung ipinanganak sya. Kasi i think that running is such that you need a certain amount of commitment for you to be able to progress. Para sa akin, mahirap siyang gawin. So my motivation really is – for example , if I join the fun run – to bring home a medal and give it to Zia eventually.”


“I have this collection of medals. Mga 10K.20K tapos pinagtatabi-tabi ko and then one day. Sasabihin ko kay Zia na. ” you know. I never thought matatapos ko tong run na to but during the last kilometers, ikaw lang iniisip ko to win. Ikaw ang motivation ko, for me to finish and finish strong . ” siguro yes.”

“Benefit siya para sa akin. Na magiging healthy ako benefit para sa akin na mashahaba ang buhay ko para sa kanya. But really . It’s also a test of my character of pushing my limits and having a greater goal , a greater motivation. Which is Zia.”