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8 Filipino Celebrity Fathers and Sons at the Same Age

Like father, like son.
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Let's admit it: If there's one thing the entertainment industry loves, it's celebrity families and clans and, by extension, celebrity parents and their offspring. From Aga Muhlach and Andres Muhlach to Richard Gutierrez and Zion Gutierrez, here's what a number of celebrity fathers and their sons looked like at the same age.

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Aga Muhlach and Andres Muhlach at 19

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At 19, Aga Muhlach starred in the 1988 film Lord, Bakit Ako Pa? with Snooky Serna, Gabby Concepcion, and Rowell Santiago. Meanwhile, his son, Andres, slowly dipped his toes into the industry with a campaign for Bench. In a previous interview, Muhlach said he wanted his children to finish school before entering showbusiness: "When they finish college, it's up to them. When they are in their 20s, they decide if they want it or not."

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Jericho Rosales and Santino Rosales at 19

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After winning a talent search competition on Eat BulagaJericho Rosales dove headfirst into the entertainment industry. By the age of 19 in 1998, he had three movies and three television shows under his belt. His son, Santino, has taken a different route in life with modeling and business. 

Piolo Pascual and Iñigo Pascual at 22

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From Mara Clara and EsperanzaPiolo Pascual's most notable roles were in the '90s. Like his father, Iñigo already has a substantial list of acting credits in his 20s. Aside from acting, he's also performed at the 2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremony and Jo Koy: In His Element as a singer and songwriter.

Gary Valenciano and Gab Valenciano at 32

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By the age of 32, singer-songwriter Gary Valenciano had 11 albums in his discography. That's not to say that Gab Valenciano is far behind. He takes after his multi-hyphenate father as a dancer, actor, musician, host, percussionist, drummer, choreographer, and model.

Benjie Paras, Andres Paras, and Kobe Paras at 22

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Retired professional basketball player Benjie Paras proves that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Both of his sons, Andre and Kobe, have followed in his footsteps, pursuing acting and basketball.

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Richard Gutierrez and Zion Gutierrez at 3

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Richard Gutierrez, together with his twin brother Raymond, started with movies and commercials (including a notable one for Nestlé) at a young age. Though his son, Zion, has dabbled in both, there are no plans yet for him to fully join the entertainment industry.

Edu Manzano and Luis Manzano at 39

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Edu Manzano has paved the way for his son, Luis, who has done a mix of acting and hosting.

Erap Estrada and Jake Ejercito at 30

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After two decades of acting, Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada entered politics at 30 years old in 1967 as the mayor of San Juan. His son, Jake, on the other hand, has had acting stints and joined election campaigns. Most recently, the 30-year-old signed with Star Magic in June.

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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