LOOK: Philippine athletes celebrate Father's Day on social media

MANILA, Philippines – It's that one day of the year when we make sure our dads feel most special, and that includes talking about how proud and lucky we are to have them in our lives through social media.

It's no different for athletes here in the Philippines, a number of which took to Instagram and Facebook to post images of their fathers in lieu of Father's Day.

Check them out below:

Like his father Benjie, Kobe Paras is currently on the path of having a successful basketball career. A lot of that is thanks to the guidance his father always provides:

Happy Fathers Day to the man who was there for me my whole life W/o him I wouldnt be the man I am today Love you dad! pic.twitter.com/mwS1ezxBjo — Kobe™ (@Im_Not_Kobe) June 21, 2015

Ateneo Blue Eagles star Kiefer Ravena took to Twitter to greet all fathers on their special day, and then proceeded to re-tweet a post of his sister showing that their dad, Bong, has some serious dance moves:

Good morning! ☺️ happy Father's day to all the super dads in the world! #BeedaSiTatay — Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) June 20, 2015


Happy Father's day to my superdad! Stay cool and keep on killin' that nae nae love you so much papa! pic.twitter.com/RxqSxyK1HP — Dani Ravena (@ravenadani) June 21, 2015


This might have been posted a few days before Father's Day, but we decided to include it because of the obvious strong bond Alyssa Valdez shares with her dad:

Thank you for everything, Tay! I love you. #BeedasiTatay @Jollibee https://t.co/u5hA5ZRyi5. pic.twitter.com/c7liS2NPG0 — Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) June 19, 2015


Like the family man that he is, it looks like Jimmy Alapag will spend his special day with those he's closest to:

Thank u my love @thelollicakechic for making Father's Day a special one for me. You and the kids are my heart. Love u guys beyond words! #Family #IanMaximus #KeonaSkye A photo posted by Jimmy Alapag (@jalapag3) on Jun 20, 2015 at 6:16pm PDT


NU Bulldogs point guard Gelo Alolino decided to go with a throwback image of his pops:

Happy Father's Day Pa! Thank you sa lahat.. Sa pag-alaga, pag guide, and being my coach/mentor on and off the court couldn't imagine where i am right now w/out you. All credits to you Pa! #SorryForThePic haha #DontReachYoungBlood #12yrsoldpic A photo posted by Gelo Alolino (@geloalolino) on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:24am PDT


UST Growling Tigers forward Kevin Ferrer made it clear that his dad is his inspiration:

Happy father's day papa! Thank you for everything :) thank you sa support mo and hindi ka pumalyang panoorin lahat ng games ko kahit meron kang work. Please take care of yourself dahil marami pa ka pang papanooring games ko and ikaw ang nagiging inspirasyon ko. Salamat po papa. I Love You!! A photo posted by Kevin Ferrer (@kevferrer) on Jun 20, 2015 at 6:58pm PDT


Former Letran Knight and current Talk 'N Text Tropang Texter Kevin Alas greeted his dad with a collage of images:

Thank You for everything Dad! Happy Father's Day! @coachlouiealas #TYL A photo posted by Kevin Louie Alas (@kevinlouiealas) on Jun 20, 2015 at 8:27pm PDT


It looks like Rachel Ann Daquis spent Father's Day lunch with her dad and the rest of the family:

Happy Father's Day Papa pic.twitter.com/PTdpKFKABt — rachel anne daquis (@rachdaquis03) June 21, 2015


Former DLSU Green Archer and now Adamson Falcon Terrence Mustre considers his dad as also his bestfriend and idol:

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to you my bestfriend, my father and my Idol! Thank You for all the things you've done for us to be a happy family! Thanks for all the advices you gave me inside and outside the court because you've been there! I will do my best to make you proud! Im sorry i cant celebrate it with you! Im blessed enough to have you right beside me paps! I Love You Soo Much and I Miss Youu @ekim068 A photo posted by Terence Mustre (@trncmus3) on Jun 20, 2015 at 9:27pm PDT


Julia Morado's nickname for her dad is great:

Happy father's day to the person who taught me to push past my limits, and smile while I'm at it. Thank you for all that you have done for us I love you so much, Papu! A photo posted by Julia Morado (@juliamorado) on Jun 20, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT


It looks like Azklas goalkeeper Neil Etheridge's dad hasn't aged a day:

Happy Fathers Day!! @martetheridge This old guy has stuck by me through thick and thin.. Somehow he keeps doing it! pic.twitter.com/CFbKKH6pSe — Neil Etheridge (@Neil38Etheridge) June 21, 2015


Check out this emotional hug between Rob Gier of the national football team and his dad:

To the man that made me the man I am today, Happy Fathers Day!!! pic.twitter.com/G6tMHcl26y — Rob Gier (@RobDazoGier2) June 21, 2015


Who loves being a dad? Well, none other than legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao:

I love being a Dad! Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in the world. Always keep God first! God Bless. A photo posted by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Jun 21, 2015 at 2:07am PDT


– Rappler.com