Times have changed. Over a third of Filipinos, aged 15 to 24, have engaged in premarital sex (PMS) and a majority of them do not use protection, according to a data collated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in 2013.
Gone are the days when women stayed ‘pure’ until they marry.
Toni Gonzaga posted a blog recently titled “WHY IT PAYS TO WAIT,” where she talked about her experience in a conservative household. Whenever she asks for permission, she expects disapproval. Even though she was envious of couples who were allowed by their parents to take trips with their boyfriends, she remained obedient hoping one day she’ll experience it too.
She also said in her Vlog how grateful she was with her husband, Paul Soriano. She quoted, “Nakakabilib din naman si Paul, kasi for eight years, never niyang sinabi sa’kin na, ‘mag-rebelde ka na, gawin mo na ‘yung gusto mo, may pera ka na.’
“I realized that your obedience and sacrifice will always be rewarded in the end. Medyo matagal-tagal ang hinintay ko para ma-experience ko ‘to. Pero it was all worth it. Kaya pala ako pinaghintay nang matagal, kasi may magandang nakalaan. Kung siguro pinilit ko pumunta dito noon, it would’ve cost me hundreds and thousands of pesos, and it would’ve cost me my relationship with my parents. But because I waited for God’s perfect time, it cost me nothing.”
Like Toni Gonzaga, Yeng Constantino and her husband Yan Asuncion also vowed to wait until marriage before having sex.
Now married to Yan Asuncion, they are both their partner’s first official relationship. The two vowed not to have sex until marriage — a topic brought up by TV host Kris Aquino during an interview. They finally got married in 2015.
Nikki Gil always has a strong personal conviction and value for sex and marriage, even if so many people made fun of her decision.
Many believe this was the reason for her controversial breakup with Billy Crawford. Nikki is now happily married to businessman BJ Albert, and both are blessed with a healthy baby boy, Finn.
Janine Tugonon, the beauty and brains titlist, winning Miss Universe 2012 as first-runner up, made a statement: “This is my principle… marriage is sacred.”
Her message is an inspiration to young Filipinas who value purity before marriage.
Another inspiration to the Filipino women is beauty queen Miriam Quiambao, who made a “purity pledge” with her non-showbiz fiance, the Christian motivational speaker and author Roberto “Ardy” Roberto.
She posted a photo of their “purity pledge” on her Instagram in October 2013.
“Let it be known that I, Ardy Roberto, aka Mr. Pogi, and I, Miriam Quiambao, aka Ms. U, vow before God to protect each other’s purity from this day onwards until the day, by God’s grace, that we are wed. Therefore, we shall not engage in any act that shall ignite sexual desires or passions prematurely, such as passionate kissing (lips-to-lips), pheromone sniffing, or foreplay. The only expressions of affection allowed are: kissing on the cheek, holding hands and hugging or “akbay.” I, Ardy Roberto, promise to take the lead in this purity pledge and protect you, Miriam Quiambao, and your testimony. So help us God! In Jesus’ name, Amen!”
We all know how busy it is to be a part of the showbiz industry. Not only for the people behind the cameras, but also for those who appear onscreen.
It’s not just the schedule that celebrities are worried about, they may also face the constant criticisms from the eyes who constantly watch them.
Here’s a list of celebrities who chose to risk their careers for their families.
Iwa Moto is a rising star, a model, and reality television personality. She became a part of various GMA shows starting via Startstuck, followed by a handful of series like Luna Mystica, Darna, and Marimar.
She decided to be a full-time mom when she gave birth to her daughter with Pampi Lacson, in 2013.
After Vanna gave birth to the eldest son in 2007, she considered going back in showbiz. But eventually decided to focus on her family while pursuing her Interior Design course.
Vanna was a former child star and became one of the most popular stars in the 90s.
Nikki Gil is widely known as an actress and singer. She has retired from showbiz after giving birth to her son with husband BJ Albert in 2017.
Aside from music, television, and movies, Nikki also appeared in several theatrical plays including Legally Blonde: The Musical, Sweet Charity, They’re Playing Our Song, and The Last Five Years.
Actress Rica Peralejo married a Christian pastor Joseph Bonifacio in 2010 and gave birth to her son Philip Nathaniel in 2014.
In an interview with Kris TV, she said “Nag-isip-isip lang ako na parang if I want a quality life, family life muna at least for the first few years. Dapat hindi muna ako mag-showbiz. Puwede naman pagsabayin kaya lang it has to be clear to me na that’s what I really want.”
Former box-office movie star, TV actress, and singer Donna Cruz left showbiz in 1999 after giving birth to her eldest. She did a few interviews in 2016 and appeared in GMA’s Full House Tonight last year
She is now a mother of three.
Mikee got married to Dodot Jaworski in 1999, which was when she also did her last lead role in Kasangga: Kahit Kailan.
She would still make guest appearances here and there, however, her main focus is now on being a mother.
Nanette was one of the most popular leading ladies in the 90s. One of her most popular roles was Darna back in 1991.
In 1999, she married business tycoon Christopher Po and left showbiz. She founded Generation Hope, Inc. and Friends of Hope, Inc.
Cristina’s last movie was Bagamundo in 19976. She chose to be a full-time mom to her two daughters (Sofia and Diana) with Alfred Romualdez, to whom she married in 1998.
She is the incumbent Mayor of Tacloban City, as she succeeded her husband.
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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Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. -Chanakya
It’s that season of the year where families get together to celebrate the success of one or two of their family members: GRADUATION!
Everybody knows that a diploma is a ticket to a better life, but what if you already have a good life? If you already have the lifestyle of the rich and famous, would you still want to get that ticket?
Our featured celebrities may already be living the good life, but that doesn’t stop them from reaching their goals and get that diploma. Some of our featured celebrities were lucky to graduate in high school, but others are even more impressive that they earned a college degree, some even passed their licensure examination. Some featured celebrities we have featured even graduated with honors. So we searched for some exclusive photos of celebrities during their graduation. Here they are:
High School Graduation, Angelicum College, 2007
Grade School, Assumption College (Georgina has a degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney)
Karylle Tatlonghari, Grade School, OB-Montessori (Karylle has a degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University)
High School Diploma, Manresa School Paranaque, 2008
High School Diploma, St. Paul Pasig, 2015
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In a society crazy for a 50 Shades of Grey-kind of love story, sex easily becomes a big factor in relationships even if they haven’t tied the knot. Premarital sex has been depicted in almost every TV shows and movies, that it has become quite normal in the eyes of young people of this generation.
It’s quite surprising to know that there are still a few people who choose not to do it before marriage. As bizarre as it may seem, people like them exist in the entertainment industry. Undaunted by judgemental people, these local celebrities are not afraid to disclose to the public their values and beliefs when it comes to love, marriage, and sex.
1. Toni Gonzaga– Set to tie the knot with long-time boyfriend Paul Soriano this year, the Kapamilya TV host/ actress believes that sexual compatibility should not be a factor in marriage. Emphasizing that love should be unconditional, Toni said that love should be the strong foundation of marriage. So how did the couple resist the urge to do it for the last 8 years? Toni revealed in a previous interview that they never slept in the same room to avoid temptation.
Everyone as its own friends to call in times of needs. To many who lives in showbiz world, real friends are hard to find. One of the friendship in showbiz world that is for real is the friendship between two actresses namely Iya Villania and Nikki Gil.
They are often tagged as showbiz’s good girls for maintaining wholesome images in the years that they’ve been in the business.
Though they are busy on their careers, both managed to become proud owners of college degrees, Iya, 25, took up Psychology in De La Salle University while Nikki, 24, finished English Literature in Ateneo De Manila University.
And they’re somehow taking the same route since entering the industry nearly around the same time. Iya in 2004 and Nikki in 2005. Both of them started as singers: Iya used to do front act for visiting Pinoy artists in her former base in Australia, while Nikki got launched by way of a TVC where she was singing while handing out sodas named Coca-Cola.
Their friendship is being tested by some issues concerning careers and love life. Iya Villania or Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villania-Arellano is now happily married to actor-host Drew Arellano while Monica Pauline Gil or better known as Nikki Gil who had a break up with Billy Crawford is now facing another issue because of her prior statement a year ago about her virginity.
Actress Nikki Gil made a vow of not to have sex until she gets married and even wear purity ring to remind her of her promise to God. Because of this, speculations were made to find the real reason of her break up with Billy.
However, in her latest vacation made with family while Coleen Garcia (Billy’s current girlfriend) and Billy’s trip to Maldives recently made rounds online as Coleen posted several of her bikini photos. This sparked talk among fans and they couldn’t help but compare Coleen from Nikki.
So in response to this bashing issues, a friend of her, Iya defended her by saying that her friend Nikki is still a virgin that all the travels made with Billy were all purely work travel.
But until this article was written, Nikki Gil is still silent about the issue but rumors said that she is to be in a relationship with businessman BJ Albert, said her decision to stay a virgin still stands.
Whether you admit it or not, Pinoys love interacting with celebrities particularly on the social networking site Twitter. The site which enabled users to express their thoughts in 140 characters became instrumental in connecting actors, hosts, models, singers, dancers and band members to their fans as well as their haters.
Early this year, we put up a list of Pinoy celebrity millionaires on Twitter. As the year ends, we’re updating our list. Find out who went up, down, and stayed on the list.
50. Iza Calzado with 1.34 M followers
49. Sam Concepcion with 1.37 M followers
48. Teddy Corpuz with 1.39 M followers
47. Miles Ocampo with 1.39 M followers
46. Ramon Bautista with 1.4M followers
45. Jericho Rosales with 1.43 M followers
44. Ryan Bang with 1.45 M followers
43. Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla with 1.46 M followers
42. John Prats with 1.49 M followers
41. Jed Madela with 1.52 M followers
40. Camille Prats with 1.52 M followers
39. Manny Pacquiao with 1.52 M followers
38. Maja Salvador with 1.65 M followers
37. Maxene Magalona with 1.67 M followers
36. Sarah Geronimo with 1.7 M followers
35. Jasmine Curtis- Smith with 1.72 M followers
34. Liz Uy with 1.74 M followers
33. Jugs Jugueta 1.76 M followers
32.Robi Domingo 1.77 M followers
31. Coleen Garcia with 1.8 M followers
30. Rachelle Ann Go with 1.84 M followers
29. Karylle Tatlonghari with 1.99 M followers
28. Jodi Sta Maria with 2.07 M followers
27. Pokwang with 2.12 M followers
26. Christian Bautista with 2.14 M followers
25. Jhong Hilario with 2.15 M followers
24. Solenn Heussaff with 2.22 M followers
23. Gary Valenciano with 2.26 M followers
22. Xian Lim with 2.35 M followers
21. Ruffa Gutierrez with 2.36 M followers
20. Georgina Wilson with 2.42 M followers
19. Enrique Gil with 2.57 M followers
18. Lea Salonga with 2.64 M followers
17. Vhong Navarro with 3 M followers
16. Kim Atienza with 3.08 M followers
15. Nikki Gil with 3.18 M followers
14. Daniel Padilla with 3.22 M followers
13. Iya Villania with 3.28 M followers
12. Julia Montes with 3.35 M followers
11. Sam Milby with 3.39 M followers
10. Bianca Gonzalez with 3.67 M followers
9. Cristine Reyes with 3.69 M followers
8. Luis Manzano with 3.71 M followers
7. Yeng Constantino with 3.79 M followers
6. Kathryn Bernardo with 3.91 M followers
5. KC Concepcion with 3.96 M followers
4. Angelica Panganiban with 4.29 M followers
3. Vice Ganda with 4.61 M followers
2. Angel Locsin with 5.4 M followers
1. Anne Curtis with 7.59 M followers
Several celebrities reached the 1 million-mark for the number of followers for the first time in 2014. They are as follows: Lovi Poe with 1.09 M followers; Elmo Magalona with 1.08 M followers; Khalil Ramos with 1.05 M followers; Mo Twister with 1.04 M followers; Denise Laurel 1.03 M; Heart Evangelista with 1.03 M followers; Papa Jack with 1.02 M followers; Julie Ann San Jose with 1.02 M followers; Paulo Avelino with 1.02 M followers; Jamich with 1.01 M followers; and Melissa Ricks with 1 M followers.
Meanwhile, some celebrities maintained their millionaire status on the social networking site including Tim Yap with 1.23 M followers; Zsa-zsa padilla with 1.22 M followers; Rhian Ramos with 1.19 M followers; Matteo Guidicelli with 1.18 M followers; Kean Cipriano with 1.18 M followers; Carmina Villaroel Legaspi with 1.16 M; Derek Ramsay with 1.16 M followers; Sam Pinto with 1.13 M; and Kris Aquino with 1.03 M followers.
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What is the truth of the story? That breakups do happen? That men cheat?
Whatever those reasons are, there are always lesson to learn from every break-up. Men or women, moving on is one of those things you don’t know how to do until you actually go through it yourself. Everyone moves on differently and you’ll learn how to do it when you go through a breakup. And as hard as it may be, it will happen eventually. And when it does, it will feel amazing!
“The Last 5 Years” revolves around Jamie Wellerstein (performed by Joaquin Valdez), a struggling writer, and equally struggling actor Cathy Hyatt (performed by Nikki Gil). Jamie and Cathy fall in love and build a life together, but somewhere along the way the relationship falls apart. The two characters reminisce two different time lines: Cathy starts from the time Jaime left, going back to their first date, while Jamie takes the time when they first met up to the time when he left Cathy. As Jaime climbs his way up as a novelist, Cathy is struggling to find the perfect opportunity for her. As their roads cross at one point, they took different turns, leading their marriage to collapse.
It sounds like every other love story, but “The Last 5 Years,” written by composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown with heart-wrenching music and an inventive storyline, has made Jamie and Cathy one of today’s most famous fictional couples. Their story is remarkable because of the way it is told—Jamie starts from the beginning of their relationship, while Cathy backtracks from the end.
Here are the 5 Important lessons you will learn upon watching the musical “The Last Five Years”:
relationship involves two people. I used to put all the responsibility on myself whenever something would go wrong. When her actions would hurt me, I’d think about myself and what I could have done better. In the end, I stayed in that relationship way too long.
1. Breakups, though painful and terrible, will pass.
Given enough time they will even become funny and one day they will be great fodder for a column on breaking up. Letting go the right way will prepare you for all of the love and positive experiences that await you. The pain does go away even though it seems so hard to believe in the beginning.
Just like what Nikki have shared to us during the Q&A for the press night, “It’s gonna hurt, it’s gonna be painful, the days will gonna feel so long, it’ll feel like you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it will end. Cathy can look back in a few months or years, and Cathy can’t even imagine that she was that broken.”
2. Everything is temporary — change is constant.
We’re constantly told that you can’t change someone who doesn’t want to be changed… but most of us don’t believe that statement unless we learn it for ourselves. When something in our lives drastically changes, it can feel very uncomfortable. But, when we’re able to understand and accept that change is inevitable, we become better at adapting accordingly.
3. Don’t blame anyone for your fault. Learn to accept.
We can’t always blame the ex – sometimes, relationships end because we’re doing something wrong. If your BF/GF dumped you, seriously think about why. Were you treating him the wrong way? Did you betray him? If you feel that the breakup is your fault, learn from your mistakes and take that breakup as lesson on what not to do in the future.
4. Breakups are hard on all – men or women.
Simple enough to say, but I know plenty of women will talk about some guy who was an insensitive jackass to her after the relationship fell apart. The fact is: If a guy is profoundly obnoxious or terrible after a breakup, it is just testament to how rough the breakup was on him. Some people simply cope by lashing out.
5. You don’t need to have a justification for breaking up.
Things happen for a reason. Just wanting to break up is enough of a reason to go.
“The Last 5 Years” runs every weekend, starting August 9 until August 31 at the CPR Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati. Robbie Guevara will direct.
Let’s take a look at Top 10 Filipino accounts based entirely on the amount of followers each one of them has. Data was collected on June 5, 2014 and while this is subject to change at any time, the current list is a nice portrayal of who is really using Instagram. Do they merit the hype? Should you follow them too?
35. Andi Eigenmann
34. Enchong Dee
33. Xian Lim
32. Shaina Magdayao
31. Luis Manzano
30. Jasmine Curtis-Smith
29. Laureen Uy
28. KC Concepcion
27. Alex Gonzaga
26. Iya Villania
25. Heart Evangelista
24. Bianca Gonzales
23. Daniel Padilla
22. Julia Montes
20. Nikki Gil
19. Coleen Garcia
18. Billy Joe Crawford
17. Liz Uy
16. Maja Salvador
15. Ryzza Mae Dizon
14. Toni Gonzaga
13. Vhong Navarro
12. Marian Rivera
11. Bea Alonzo
10. Angelica Panganiban
9. Georgina Wilson
8. Julia Barretto
7. Solenn Heussaff
6. Angel Locsin
5. Kathryn Bernardo
4. Kris Aquino
3. Kim Chiu
2. Vice Ganda
1. Anne Curtis-Smith
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