Father’s Day happens this Sunday around the world. We give honor to our Tata, Daddy, Father, Tatay, Bihu, Grandfather, Lolo and celebrate how they are a big part of our lives and continue to influence us to be better.
“To my dad, Nelson, Happy Father’s Day even though you are not here on Saipan as you are in the Philippines with my brother. I really miss you so much and I hope you are doing great there. Please stay healthy as always and take care of yourself. I wish you will have happiness for a very long time and I hope to see you soon. I love you.”
— Jovi Gabule As Lito
“To my dad, John Norita, Happy Father’s Day! I want to thank you for everything that you have done for the family, especially helping my mom when she was sick. I know you are not going to be here for Sunday as you are in Guam but I wish you all the best.”
— Lora Norita Dandan
“I am grateful for being born to my parents. My father taught me how to be the man of the house. He will always be who I strive to become as a father. Although it hurts to see him weak, his charisma at home remains the same from when I was younger. The master of unfunny dad jokes, I greet you a happy Father’s Day!”
— Charles Tan Garapan
“We are blessed to have fathers because they are our first heroes, our role model, and we’re doubly blessed when that paternal hero of ours provides us with that solid foundation. I speak especially because our dad who left his country and his parents to go and seek opportunities to help his parents and met our mother here was such a blessing for us. It is because of him that I am what I am as a father, emulating exactly what he did and not reinventing anything else as he truly was our refuge and sanctuary together with our mother. I believe in creating lasting memories and making time for your sons and daughters because when we leave we cannot turn back time and so we only rely on our memories and this makes us look back and say we are blessed and God is good.”
— John Oliver Gonzalez
Chief of staff, Office of the Lt. Governor
“I want to wish my dad, a very happy Father’s Day. I have a hardworking, very driven, and always loving father. He is very supportive of our family up to this day like me even as an adult, older, and have my own job and career. He still makes it a point to always prioritize us. This is something that he has done since I was a child. I am very grateful to have him as a dad and I consider myself blessed and very proud of him.”
— Alexis P. Cabrera
“Happy Father’s Day to my Dad. When I was younger, my dad spoiled me no end with love, attention, and material things. I don’t know if it was because I was the only girl or if it was because I was the closest to his heart, but it set the bar for what I expect love to be like (in the future). Although my dad and I have a complicated relationship, I would say that now, my Dad is my go-to in times when I need someone to understand me without judgment and when I need a good hearty laugh.”
— Princess Albiso Saipan
“Happy Father’s Day and happy birthday to my Tatay Nani. I hope you will continue to have good health, surrounded by people you love and who loves you back. We are blessed to have you in our lives. We love you!
— Lorena Cruz