“From Ate Aiza to Tita Aiza to Mama (for like 2 seconds) to Baba to… DAD.”
In a Father’s Day greeting for Ice Seguerra on Sunday, Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chair Liza Diño shared that her partner’s “beautiful relationship” with her daughter was seven years in the making.
On Instagram, she wrote how glad she was that Amara now calls Ice her “dad” voluntarily.
“This journey was seven years in the making, and I bore witness sa mga pinagdadaanan nyo para makarating dito. It wasn’t easy — TRUST, RESPECT, LOVE… these are earned, not demanded,” she said referring to Amara’s relationship with Ice.
The former beauty queen said she is happy to witness the two willingly take part in the process of reaching the kind of relationship they have now.
“Kaya yung meaning ng DAD, alam nyo pareho kung gaano kahalaga, and when we reached the point that @amara.espinosa voluntarily said she wants to call you DAD and not Baba, ang sarap pakinggan because I know how you both are taking this word to heart,” she said.
She added that she hopes their daughter will realize how lucky she is to have three parents who love her so much.
“Happy father’s day, LOVE. Enjoy it because this is YOUR DAY. Hindi ka Ate. Hindi ka Tita. Hindi ka Mama. Hindi ka na Baba. You are — Amara’s ‘DAD’,” Liza wrote.
In 2014, Liza and Ice tied the knot with an intimate ceremony in San Francisco, California.