Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr. or simply Onyok Velasco is a living legend when it comes to Filipino boxers. The retired boxer is an Olympian – having won a Silver Medal at the1996 Summer Olympics and a Gold Medal at the 1994 Asian Games. Yet for all his accolades – there maybe one that’s the most important to him: being a loving and devoted husband and family man. While he has raised many children – one in particular caught the attention of netizens everywhere. She is the daughter of Onyok and wife May Balisi-Velasco – namely the beautiful blogger Angel Velasco.
According to a report by PhilNews, Angel Velasco or “Ry” Velasco was a student of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, taking up Export Management. She also posts multiple videos on her Youtube channel and blogs
Once both father and daughter appeared on the Kapamilya morning show Magandang Buhay as guests. She was asked what her boxer father was like at home.
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Here’s what Angel Velasco said:
“Siya yung parating nagmo-motivate sa’min. Alam mo yung tipong kahit small… like… sumasali kasi kami sa mga competitions, kaming mga siblings. Tapos kahit small competition, big competition, parati siyang nandiyan para sumoporta.”
Like any athlete father, Onyok is very supportive towards any pursuits his children enter and Angel is no exception. Angel even admitted that she enters dance competitions from time-to-time. She also knows how box courtesy of her father, of course.
Moreover, her father isn’t afraid to push his children to their maximum potential.
She revealed in the same interview:
“Kapag nagfe-fail kami, parang ‘Daddy parang di ko kaya yan.’ Sasabihin nya lang, kapag nagfe-fail ka, the next thing to do is try harder.”
What a truly supportive father – all kids should be treated to a little tough love once in a while. You can check out Angel Velasco on her Youtube channel.
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