At his thanksgiving party held on January 6, Alden Richards shared his plans for the year 2019.
He said that he would still be appearing in his regular shows like Eat Bulaga and Sunday Pinasaya. Then he will get to do a series of concerts in various countries before he starts a new show with the Kapuso network.
When asked about the title, he answered, “Nothing is definite po as of now.”
“I’d really love to do it as I know it’s a hit drama worldwide. I’d also love to work with Maine again. But hindi naman po kami ang magde-decide tungkol diyan kundi ang GMA management. So I hope sana nga, sa amin ni Maine nila ibigay ang project as I’d really love to do it.
“Actually, kahit magkaiba ang career paths namin ngayon ni Maine as we’re on our own, mas close kami ngayon as friends at mas open sa isa’t isa. We are growing individually, on our own. But we really appreciate the fans of our love team who continue to support us and root for us and request na magkasama kami uli sa isang teleserye or movie.”
He also addressed the rumors of him being in a secret relationship, which was said to be the reason why he’s in his “happiest” as of the moment.
“Not true. I’m at my happiest dahil sa dami ng blessings na dumarating sa akin. Actually, ang wish ko nga, sana matagpuan ko na ‘yung the one this 2019. But hindi ko naman hinahanap, basta kung darating siya, ’di okay.”
About his future business plans, his own fast food chain franchise in Biñan, Laguna is currently under construction.
“But sobrang saya ko kasi dati, kumakain lang kami ng family ko sa isang branch noon sa Sta. Rosa at ngayon, may sarili na akong franchise. Our plan is to open it on Easter Sunday.”
At the topic of future leading ladies, Richards answered that he would like to work with Heart Evangelista in the future.
“I find her a good actress and I’ve never worked with her before. I’d really like to experience working with her as my leading lady.”
A netizen has called for help of authorities as a dog was the subject for a gang rape in San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Riesan Hermosa posted screenshots of a conversation between two Grindr users. Man with username raretrip was encouraging the other to take part in a gang rape.
Who was the subject? His dog.
He then stated that there has been a lot of guys who had the chance to have an intercourse with his pet.
Adding to the horror of the mere thought of people sexually harassing the dog, he sent pictures of other men doing so.
Hermosa said that her Facebook post regarding the incident kept on getting deleted due to the sensitive photos which is why she chose to upload the screenshots on Twitter as well.
A Dog was the subject for Gang raped in San Pedro Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
FB has shut down my post becuase the photos were sensitive but we need to get this news viral so people can identify
— Riesan Hermosa (@Riepunzel5) January 9, 2019
Netizens have reacted, saying how they are disgusted and horrified about the dog rape. Many of them has urged people to report it to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
We need to have more sense of urgency on this. Rather than merely retweeting this for awareness, hope everyone who sees this takes their time to report this to PAWS.
— Cammila (@lordmeowmits) January 10, 2019
Animal welfare advocate and PAWS spokesperson Heart Evangelista has also reacted to the viral tweet saying that she hopes that it is not real.
— LoveMarie O.Escudero (@heart021485) January 10, 2019
PAWS has yet to release a statement regarding the matter.
As the year just started, predictions and readings from Feng Shui experts have surfaced.
In an episode of Rated K, an expert called Master Thomas stated that there are stars that may get pregnant this 2019. One of which is The Hows of Us star Kathryn Bernardo.
“May isang artista na nakikita namin na may chance na puwedeng mabuntis ngayong taon na ito, si Kathryn Bernardo,” he stated.
At GMA Network, their stars also had their own readings. Fortune teller Mr. E said that the world of showbiz, GMA Network artists will be in the priority list, however, they need to put in more effort.
When it comes to pregnancies, a studio audience of Sarap, ‘Di Ba? asked the fortune of celebrity and socialite Heart Evangelista.
“Magkaka-baby ka, Heart,” Mr. E answered.
He said that it’s possible that God may grant her that gift that she’s been praying for.
As public personalities, people have this thinking that celebrities should be confined to the society’s ideal perception of what being attractive is. That they should have smooth skin, no flaws, and a skinny body.
Whenever these figures doesn’t fit those descriptions, there are always netizens that will point out what they should be and should not be. This includes the topic of weight.
As cameras make one look multiple times the size they truly are, networks give ‘fat memos’ to those who they think looked heavy on-screen.
Here are some of the celebrities who have were reported to have received memos from their respective networks and those who have been fat shamed online.
Jessy recently admitted that she has received a “fat memo” from the big bosses of ABS-CBN around one or two years ago.
“It’s a proof na you can’t get work if you gain weight. That’s how society works.”
She admitted that back then, she didn’t understand the reason why she received the said memo, and it did not have a positive effect on her. In fact, the incident even pushed her into depression.
“I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, ‘Ah ito na lang pala din talaga ‘yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikita as who I am.’”
But eventually, the star picked herself up and decided that rather being sexy, she just wants to be healthy and feel good about herself. Losing weight is just an add-on to the process.
She also gave credit to her support system who became her inspiration through those hard times.
“Yung support system ko. And it’s more of siyempre hindi naman ‘yun mangayayari mag-isa. Kailangan mo rin talagang maging active in life. Hindi lang siya sa pagwowork-out ha. More of pro-active sa mga tao, sa work mo.”
Geoff was also one to receive the said “fat memo” from his mother station GMA.
He admitted it four years ago, and said that he “knew it was coming.”
It was said that during Forever, his series with Heart Evangelista, their stylists had to resort to layering off his clothes just to hide his weight gain. And later on, the executives had to intervene.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it.”
Unlike Jessy, Geoff didn’t have any negative reactions. But the memo didn’t have any positive effect either as he didn’t have any projects following such.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it. When he told me, wala. I wasn’t angry. I didn’t complain. There was no point.
“I don’t want to bullshit you: It wasn’t just a memo, it was a suspension. Nawalan ako ng trabaho.”
He was given three months to get back in shape.
Three years ago, Little Nanay leading man Hiro said that he didn’t necessarily get a “fat memo”, but he did receive a warning.
In an interview, he was compared to Mark Herras, who was Kris Bernal‘s brother in the series, and how he got a bigger role than the already established actor.
He said that his role is not a proof that he’s ahead of Herras, but he thinks that he just fits the character more.
“I think, the safest thing that I can say is, ako yung pinaka-fit sa character ni Archie. We had a screen test before they announced na ako ang lead.”
Peralta proceeded to admit that he gained weight prior to the show but did not work out because of it. The real reason was his management warned him that he was getting fat.
“Parang they told me, ‘Hiro, you’re getting fat. Don’t wait for the fat memo.’
“Parang ako, ‘Sige, give me two weeks, I’ll lose weight, yung magandang weight loss.’Kaya nang makita nila ako, hindi na ako mataba.”
According to a report by Pinoy Stop, one of the reasons why Richard didn’t renew his contract with the Kapuso network was a “fat memo” he supposedly received, which has insulted him. Another report said that the network also told him that they can’t give him offbeat roles as he has been gaining weight.
The Megastar once opened up that she avoided attending social events because she was “ashamed” of her size.
“I WAS ASHAMED TO GO BECAUSE OF HOW FAT I WAS, that I knew no matter how hard I tried, I could never look like ME.”
She added that she would get too self concious and started thinking about what people would say about her.
“I knew mean souls would laugh and snicker and talk behind my back, and why, I asked myself, would I want to give them the opportunity to do all that and put myself through all the pain and humiliation they would’ve caused me?”
Judy Ann Santos
In a press conference in 2016, Judy Ann candidly admitted that she has “come to terms” with being fat. She said that she already braced herself for more weight related remarks when her movie, Kusina, was released.
She also clapped back after a netizen called her fat. In a comment she said, “Affected ka ba na mataba pa rin ako? Pasensya na hindi ko kasi alam na nagmomonitor ka pala.. D bale.. Pag pumayat ako ikaw unang unang itatag ko ah, para mabawasan bigat ng dibdib mo.”
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A poster from a barangay in Novaliches, Quezon City received backlash after calling an operation to surrender dogs to a pound “Oplan Dog-Hang“.
In a poster that went viral on social media websites, it read, “Wag nang manlaban, isuko na ang alagang hayop! Upang hindi na makapinsala at makadumi sa kapaligiran.”
Well known personalities were shocked by such a project and expressed their disappointment through their social media pages.
Kapuso actress Carla Abellana posted on Instagram saying that officials Christian Cando, Agnes Cando, and Arnie Cando should be “ashamed” of putting their names and faces on such “illegal campaign“.
Daniel Matsunaga then posted Carla’s post in his Instagram stories.
Agot Isidro also tweeted about the campaign saying that they should just teach responsible pet ownership instead.
WTH??? Pati aso? 😡😡😡
Why not teach responsible pet ownership? Or hold free neutering and spaying?
Grabe, walang katinuan! Sino ba mga ito??? Magkakapangalan, alam na!
Heart Evangelista also expressed her disagreement to the program.
This is so WRONG.
‘PAWS releases statement’
Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) released a statement condemning the initiative of Barangay Capri.
They stated that the use of the term “dog”-hang — “whether as an allusion to ‘tokhang’ or as a way to encourage violent acts towards animals” — is wrong.
PAWS condemns the Oplan “Dog” Hang launched by Barangay Capri, Novaliches QC.
The use of the term “dog”-hang whether as an allusion to “tokhang” (used colloquially to mean “to summarily kill someone”) or as a way to encourage violent acts towards animals (ie. “hang”) as a means of animal control is wrong.
Animal control or collection of strays must be done humanely under the Animal Welfare Act (RA 8485, as amended by RA 10631).
Using “tokhang” to refer to the killing or rounding up of animals who have not committed any crime is unfair and ignorant. Its message is also dangerous and irresponsible as the poster gives the impression that inhumane acts towards strays are acceptable.
By telling the public to surrender their animals to the pound, Barangay Capri officials encourage pet abandonment instead of educating them to become responsible pet owners.
‘Barangay captain explains’
According to a report by GMA News Online, Barangay Capri captain Christian Cando was the one who came up with “Dog-hang”. He stated that it was just used to call out negligent pet owners.
“Ang kinokondena po namin dito ay ‘yung irresponsible owner at hindi ‘yung animals nila.”
They have taken down the controversial poster but stated that the initiative will push through.
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Apart from the President‘s speech, one of the things that the Filipino people look forward to at the annual The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is the fashion sense of each politicians and other attending personalities.
Tootsy Angara, wife of Sen. Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’ Angara and Heart Evangelista, wife of Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero, both wore rainbow pins to complete their attires.
Evangelista posted on her Instagram account regarding the meaning of her pin attached to the upper left side of her Filipiniana dress.
She wrote that it is in support of the SOGIE bill, also known as the Anti-Discrimination Bill, which aims to protect the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. She added that she and her husband are in full support of the said bill.
Everyone has the right to live, work, and dream. The SOGIE bill is a step in the right direction to guarantee the protection of those rights, especially for our friends in the LGBTQIA+ community. Last year the bill made great progress but we still have a long way to go. My husband and I are in full support of this bill and hope to see it move forward and become a law. #sona2018 #LoveIsAllWeNeed
Angara also shared a photo on Instagram and expressed her support for the SOGIE bill.
Getting ready for #sona2018
Wearing this pin to show my all out support for the Anti Discrimination Bill as I join the call to fight for equality and end all forms of discrimination,” Imagine a world where you will not be judged for race, gender, faith, ethnicity..
Where love can flow freely
“Imagine a world where people use their powers not to create conditions of oppression that lead to violence, but conditions of freedom that lead to peace”
The SOGIE bill was passed by the Congressmen for its third and final reading. If the bill successfully becomes a law, it will then be illegal to “out” or reveal a person’s sexual orientation without his or her consent. It will also be illegal to engage in discriminatory speech that insults and vilifies the practices of the LGBTQ community, deny the LGBTQ community access to private medical and health services because their gender, as well as force them to take psychological examination as a mean of determining or altering their sexual orientation.
Before the year ends, let us take a look back on the celebrity weddings that made us swoon in 2015. These unions captured the attention of the public and made them some of the most talked about events of the year.
The Dailypedia presents 15 Filipino Celebrity Weddings of 2015:
1. Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero (February 15)
Many controversies surrounded the relationship of actress Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero, one of them being the disapproval of Heart’s parents. Despite the trials, Kapuso actress Heart and now vice-presidential candidate Chiz had a grand wedding on February 15. Their wedding took place on Balesin Island, Quezon Province.
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Would you let Heart Evangelista paint on your expensive Hermes bag?
Apparently, a lot of people allowed the Kapuso actress and accomplished artist to splatter paint on their designer bags. In fact, Evangelista has gained an exclusive clientele willing to let her express her creativity by painting on their luxury bags.
According to Evangelista, she was inspired by celebrity baby North West, who painted the Hermes satchel owned by her mother Kim Kardashian. The “customized” creation, which was given by Kanye West as a 34th birthday gift for Kardashian, made headlines after the reality star shared a photo of the bag on Instagram.
In an interview with GMA News during the This is Me, Love Marie book launch, Evangelista revealed that she first took a risk by painting on her own Hermes Birkin bag with an acrylic for leather.
“It was a bit scary to paint on the bag, parang (like) ’Oh my gosh, am I really doing this?’ but it looks good so parang (like) what I said, ‘What a lil’ ouch can do, ‘di ba (right)?’” she said.
Delighted with her creation, Evangelista began painting her other bags as well as her friends’ bags, which she does for free.
As for her other clients, Evangelista said, “I get paid about 60 to 80 [thousand] per bag.”
Moreover, Evangelista disclosed that she got an inquiry from a European designer, whom she declined to name. The Beautiful Strangers star is hoping that the project with the designer will push through.
Both the world of politics and show business were surprised to hear about Heart Evangelista-Escudero’s mother Cecile Ongpauco’s decision to support Miriam Defensor-Santiago in her presidential campaign.
Santiago will be running against Senator Grace Poe of the Liberal Party for president in the May 2016 elections along with some other candidates. Poe’s running mate for vice president is Heart’s husband, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, which raised several questions.
Ongpauco was present at Santiago’s presidential bid at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last Friday, October 23, 2015. When asked why she was there to support Miriam (and not her son-in-law’s running mate or party), Ongpauco simply replied that she and Santiago have been friends for many years, nothing more, nothing less.
Similarly, when asked about his reaction to Ongpauco’s support, Escudero replied, “Friendship and relationships go beyond politics.”
Nonetheless, Escudero is hopeful that they will still get Ongpauco’s support come election day. “While I respect the position now of Heart’s mother, who is admittedly very close to Sen. Miriam, it will not deter me and Heart from trying to convince her to support Sen. Grace until the day of the elections,” the senator added in a text message to a reporter from Manila Bulletin.
Escudero and Evangelista were married earlier this year after a series of events involving Evangelista’s parents and their initial disapproval of the couple’s relationship. Could this be another hiccup in the Escudero-Evangelista love story?
Featured photo from politics.com.ph
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —from the movie When Harry Met Sally
Being engaged to someone is a promise that you will spend your lifetime with the person whom your heart has chosen to love, and an engagement is a very crucial phase for every couple. But before the wedding preparations and “I do’s”, someone needs to say “Yes” first.
The DailyPedia has compiled videos of the funniest, most romantic, and most unexpected celebrity proposals of married celebrity couples in the country. Just watching these videos will make you believe that forever really does exist.
Watch these videos and relive how it feels to be in love…
John Prats proposes to Isabel Oli with a flash mob
JC Intal proposes to Bianca Gonzalez at NAIA
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