Batang-bata pa! Joy Belmonte posts throwback photo of dad’s oath taking


Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte was overcome with a wave of nostalgia as she prepares to assume office as mayor.

Belmonte recently posted on Facebook a photo taken in 2004 during the oath taking of her father, Congressman Sonny Belmonte.

The photo showed a much younger Joy holding the Bible as her father took his oath as mayor of Quezon City.

Fifteen years later, Belmonte couldn’t help but wonder if her father would also hold the Bible for her when she takes her oath as mayor on June 30.

“Wonder if my Dad will hold the Bible for me on the June 30 oathtaking,” she said.

Sonny would certainly be one proud father as he watches his only daughter formally become Quezon City’s mayor— whether or not he will be holding the Bible at her oath taking.