THE LIST: 10 Idol Dads

Posted at 06/16/2012 12:55 PM | Updated as of 06/16/2012 8:23 PM

These fathers look good, they do their jobs well, and they love their respective wives and children to bits.

In short, they are “idol dads.”

In celebration of Father’s Day on June 17, ABS-CBNnews.com pays tribute to ten male celebrities who are widely considered to be role models when it comes to fatherhood.

Ryan Agoncillo

Actor-host Ryan Agoncillo is a doting father to baby boy Lucio and adopted daughter Yohan. He is married to the country’s young superstar, Judy Ann Santos.
 

Tirso Cruz III

One of the most in demand senior actors in the country, Tirso Cruz III is married to former ramp model Lyn Ynchausti. They have two sons – TJ and Bodie – and a daughter named Djanin.
 

Richard Gomez

“Walang Hanggan” star Richard Gomez is a loving father to Juliana, his only child with Leyte 4th district representative Lucy Torres. In an interview, Gomez said he is still hoping to have another child.
 

Zoren Legaspi

A former matinee idol, Zoren Legaspi now portrays father roles in commercials and television shows. He is a dad to twins Cassandra and Maverick and wife to actress Carmina Villaroel.

Albert Martinez

Known as the “King of Teleseryes,” Albert Martinez is also praised for being a good father to his children – Alyanna, Alfonso and Alyssa. He is married to actress Liezl Sumilang.
 

Anthony Pangilinan

Anthony Pangilinan is a motivational speaker and a management trainer, and is the husband of parenting expert Maricel Laxa. They have four children – Ella, Donny, Hannah and Benjamin.
 

Jim Paredes

Best known for being one-third of OPM legends Apo Hiking Society, Jim Paredes is a father to Erica, Ala and Mio, and wife to Lydia Paredes.

Gary Valenciano

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, considered a total performer, is married to his manager, Elizabeth “Angeli” Pangilinan. They have two sons – Paolo and Gabriel – and a daughter named Kristiana.
 

Michael V

Michael V, or Beethoven Bunagan in real life, is also known for being a great family man. He has a wife named Carol and they have four children – Milo, Yani, Migo and May Paul.
 

Richard Yap

More popularly known as “Papa Chen” of defunct hit series “My Binondo Girl,” Richard Yap has a wife named Melody and two children, Ashley and Dylan.