John Estrada turned sentimental as he marked the special day of his daughter Samantha Anechka on Sunday, February 6.
On Instagram, the actor posted throwback photos of himself and Anechka before sharing his message for his daughter, who turned 10.
"Wow... time really flies. I still remember vividly those times when you were just starting to walk. Your first words... Those times when I can still carry you in my arms," he said.
"Those days when you're still in your stroller when we go pasyal. Your first day in school... And now all of a sudden you're 10 years old."
John went on to share his birthday wish as well as his promise for Anechka.
"On your special day my love, all I'm praying is that for the Good Lord to keep you safe and for you to be healthy always. Rest assured mommy and Didi will always be here to guide, protect, and love you till the day we die," he said.
"I love you Anechka. Happy happy 10th birthday, my love."
Anechka is the daughter of John and his wife, beauty queen-turned-actress Priscilla Merielles.
The actor also has children with actress Janice de Belen, including Kaila Estrada, who is part of the ABS-CBN primetime series Viral Scandal.
For his part, John currently stars in the hit action drama FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.