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Several Pinoy celebrity dads can give the lads a run for their money

If Hollywood has its share of hot daddies, so does local showbiz. These select Pinoy celebrity dads are ridiculously handsome and they defy the “dad bod” phase, too.

(Clockwise): Ian Veneracion, Gabby Concepcion, Richard Yap, Cesar Montano, Edu Manzano, John Estrada, Albert Martinez, Robin Padilla, Vic Sotto and Richard Gomez

Ian Veneracion

Proving that “40 is the new 20,” Ian Veneracion takes the hashtags #Foreveryoung and #Ngitipalangulamna to new levels.

Just like wine, Ian only gets better looking with time, captivating both young and older audiences. No wonder many people call him “Baenaracion.”

At 42, Ian’s career soars high. He is paired with actresses 20 years his junior, like Bea Alonzo and Jodi Sta. Maria.

Those who want to be like Ian should know he is an active outdoorsman. The “A Love To Last” leading men is also a licensed private pilot, skydiver, and scuba diver.

Lucky that we are to see his face nightly on TV, luckier still is his non-showbiz wife Pam Gallardo, an industrial engineer.

The power couple has three children, Draco (18), Deirdre (16) and Buccio (10). Being a family man, Veneracion usually spends his time painting, swimming, fishing, and visiting museums with his children.

Gabby Concepcion

Gabby Concepcion is 52 this year but his cherry red lips and mestizo charms still prove a huge distraction for women of all ages.

The popular leading man married three times. He has five daughters from four different women, including Cloie Syquia Skarne (from his marriage to Jenny Syquia in the early 1990s); actress and model KC Concepcion (from his marriage to former leading lady Sharon Cuneta), Gabrielle Concepcion (with former girlfriend Grace Ibuna) and most recently, Samantha Alexis and Savannah Concepcion (with current partner Genevieve Yatco Gonzales).

Richard Gomez

When you think of “tall, dark and handsome,” only one Pinoy actor comes to mind: Richard Gomez.

Tagged as the “Adonis of Philippine Cinema,” he has played leading man to a slew of beautiful talents including Dawn Zulueta, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino among many others.

With his intense, deep-set eyes that could compel most women to simply give in and fall helplessly into his arms, Richard is as viable as ever, going on to carve a career in politics as Mayor of Ormoc City.

Richard is married to equally gorgeous Lucy Torres, with whom he has a daughter, Juliana.

Richard Yap

Richard Yap became popular when he played the role of Papa Chen on the 2011 series “My Binondo Girl.”

Since then, the businessman-turned-actor has become a huge movie and TV sensation, earning the tag “Crush Ng Bayan.”

The 50-year-old actor is happily married and has two kids: Dylan and Ashley.

Vic Sotto

If you consider humor an aphrodisiac, then Vic Sotto is your guy.

Known for his role as Enteng Kabisote, Vic has aged gracefully at 63. He has been involved with several younger celebrities like Christine Jacob, Kristine Florendo and Pia Guanio but is now married to 28 – year-old, Pauleen Luna.

The only “Bossing Ng Bayan” may not have matinee idol looks, but he always so darn spiffy – even when he’s wearing nondescript shirts. He has a prominent chin, but he manages to make it look attractive.

Vic is still host of the longest noon time show in the country, “Eat Bulaga!” which he has been part of since 1979.

Cesar Montano

If you like men who are earthy and artistic, then you’d like Cesar Montano.

At 54, Cesar still passes for a thirty-something hunk, what with his lean body and still boyish features.

The actor’s most notable performances are in “Machete: Istatwang Buhay (1990),” “José Rizal (1998) and “Muro-ami (1999).”

He first married the late Marilyn Polinga, who died in 1993. Cesar then married actress Sunshine Cruz but they eventually separated in 2013.

Cesar has 6 children: Angela and Christian Angelo (with Marilyn); Angel Francheska, Samantha Angeline and Angeline Isabelle (with Sunshine); and Diego Loyzaga (with Teresa Loyzaga).

Robin Padilla

The former Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema, Robin Padilla, at 47, is gorgeous as ever and maybe forever.

People had seen him with long hair, short hair, even without hair at one point but it doesn’t matter. Robin still epitomizes the rough, strong and handsome man.

Robin has done several quality action and drama movies, gaining several acting awards.

The actor has been linked to actresses Vina Morales, Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino.

He has several children with ex-wife Liezl Sicangco.

Robin is now married to Mariel Rodriguez.

Albert Martinez

Still one of the country’s most sought after leading man at 56, Albert Martinez can be paired with actresses way younger than him simply because he doesn’t look his age at all.

Starting his showbiz career at the age of 19, Albert is notable for films like “Pusong Mamon (1998), “Scorpio Nights 2 (1999), “Sidhi (1999), and in “Ekis (1999),” just to name a few.

Albert’s wife, Liezl Martinez, passed away in 2015 after battling with cancer.

In an ABS-CBN article, Albert admitted he still thinks of her most of the time.

“She is 80 percent of my life. ’Yung buhay ko sa kanya lang umiikot. Gigising lang ako sa umaga para magtrabaho.
Dati lahat automatic na, ’pag gising ko sasakay na lang ako sa kotse, taping na. Ngayon, ako na lahat,” he said.

To help him ease his longing for Liezl, Albert enjoys spending time with his children, Alyanna, Alfonso and Alissa, who are all young adults now.

Edu Manzano

A former model, this tall Ilonggo still walks with a sexy swagger at 61.

Edu was romantically linked to big stars like Maricel Soriano and Vilma Santos. He has four kids, Luis, Addie, Enzo and Diego.

The actor-TV host served as president of the actors’ group Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino in the 1990s.

He has tried his hands in politics, too.

Edu was appointed as the executive president of the Philippine Amateur Judo Association and the executive board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

John Estrada

John Estrada has remained a popular choice among women at 44.

Standing at 6’1” with a lean and fit physique, he is a complete stunner. With his awesome looks, he can be flexible enough to play the role of lead actor or villain. He can also play the role of a hot, sexy boyfriend or a gorgeous looking husband. The actor was last seen on the ABS-CBN drama series “Magpahanggang Wakas.”

He was married to Janice de Belen, with whom he has four children: Inah, Moira, Kaila and Yuan. They annulled in 2004.

John is now happily married to model-beauty queen Priscilla Meirelles. The couple has one kid, Sammantha Anechka.

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