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!”
It seems like the daily lives of Filipinos have stopped as almost everyone were tuned-in to the coronation night of Miss Universe 2018 that happened yesterday, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The ordinary citizens aren’t the only ones cheering for her, but the celebrities as well.
Here are some stars who posted their congratulatory messages to the newly crowned Miss Universe.
WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! 😮😮😮 #CatrionaGray
— Robi Domingo (@robertmarion) December 17, 2018
— Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) December 17, 2018
SHE CAME PREPARED.. SHE TOOK HOME THE CROWN!!!!! Queen @catrionaelisa!!!!!!! 👑👑👑👑
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) December 17, 2018
Alessandra de Rossi
Pahiram ng gown ni Miss Philippines please kakausapin ko yung 3 commentators, teeekaaa! Congratulations!!!!! 🎈🎉 we did it again!! #kapitCatriona 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) December 17, 2018
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) December 17, 2018
— ogie alcasid (@ogiealcasid) December 17, 2018
— Troy Montero (@troymontero) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES FOR THE WIN!!!! 🇵🇭💙♥️💛 Congratulations to us!!!
— Ciara Sotto (@ciara_anna) December 17, 2018
— Jaya (@jayasoul) December 17, 2018
Dra. Vicki Belo
Ok na yeeyyy dahil dyan magluluto na ako ng callos wala pa kami lunch anong oras na hahahahaa thank you Lord balik ang korona sa pinas yeeyy congrats satin at nakaka proud ka #CatrionaGray
— marietta subong (@pokwang27) December 17, 2018
Yeeessss!!! Congratulations Catriona!! QUEEN indeed. 🇵🇭❤
— Janine Mari Tugonon (@janine_tugonon) December 17, 2018
PHILIPPINES!!!! Waaaaahuhuhuhuhu pic.twitter.com/xDUBpgrAsF
— Maymay (@maymayentrata07) December 17, 2018
What wonderful news to wake up to!!! Congratulations, Catriona Gray (Philippines), for winning the Miss Universe crown!!!
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 17, 2018
TAGS: alessandra de rossi, Angelica Panganiban, Anne Curtis, Bianca Gonzales, Catriona Gray, Ciara Sotto, Dra. Vicki Belo, Janine Tugonon, Jaya, jolina magdangal, Lea Salonga, marvin agustin, Maymay Entrata, Miss Universe 2018, ogie alcasid, Pia Wurtzbach, Pokwang, robi domingo, Ruffa Guttierez, Tim Yap, Troy Montero, Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino
Babies and children may be cute, but there is no rule book stating that you have to conceive a child as soon as you get married.
Here are some married celebrity couples who are yet to be blessed with a baby.
Maricris Garcia and TJ Cruz
Maricris and TJ have been married for almost two years now.
Adrian Alandy and Joselle Fernandez
Adrian married non-showbiz girlfriend Joselle in Fabruary 2017.
Last July, he admitted that he wants to have a baby soon. “Yes, we’re trying to have a baby. Hopefully, if not this year, maybe next year.”
Max Collins and Pancho Magno
Max and Pancho got married on December 11, 2017.
They decided to postpone their baby plans to next year as they are both busy with their respective careers.
Yeng Constantino and Yan Asuncion
The couple got married three years ago.
In a vlog dated June 2018, Yeng admitted that she’s excited to have a baby soon.
Karylle Tatlonghari and Yael Yuzon
The couple has been married for more than three years and they recently expressed their interest in trying to have a baby. “We’re not pressured but we hope to be blessed with a baby soon. Right now, we’re just trying to be in the best of health kasi ‘di ba if you want to have a baby, you need to be so.” Karylle said in one interview.
Karylle’s mother, Zsa Zsa Padilla, also shared that she’s excited to be a grandmother.
Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones
Jericho and Kim got married in 2014.
Kim, however, expressed that having a child isn’t the measure of being a ‘real woman’.
Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon
Maricar admitted last February that she feels pressured to get pregnant.
“I really love na hindi namin pini-pressure ang isa’t isa. Parang may peace kami ngayon na if it comes, it comes. If it doesn’t, we will wait. Kasi mayroon, it’s going to come, we’re just waiting.”
Vaness del Moral and Matt Kier
Vaness and Matt have only been married for a few months but they previously stated that they have no baby plans yet.
Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil
It has been almost a year of marriage for Maxene and Rob.
A few months ago, Maxene shared that they have no plans on having kids yet as they still have many goals they want to achieve. “Wala pa sa plans namin [ang magkaroon ng baby]. Maybe in a couple of years. But right now, ang dami pa naming gustong matupad na pangarap.”
Aiai Delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan
Aiai shared before that she wants to have a baby with husband Gerald.
In a previous Instagram comment, she admitted that she’s really praying for it to happen.
Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford
Coleen admitted she and husband Billy have never really talked about when they plan to have babies.
“When it comes to babies kasi, yung marriage napa-plano niyo eh pero yung baby it’s really from God. So I’ll accept whatever God gives me, whatever time that may be. Kasi siya lang naman nakakaalam kung kailan yung perfect time and I’ve learned also from all the parents that I know na biglang naging parents.” she said.
Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff
After getting married last year, Anne shared that they’re planning to enjoy their marriage first before having children.
“Oh my gosh! We JUST got married! We will enjoy this first before taking that next BIG step! Not yet.”
Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico
Solenn have told members of the press that they have been planning a family for two years
They have been putting off having a baby as they are building a house this year.
TAGS: Adrian Alandy, AiAi delas Alas, Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia, Erwan Heussaff, Gerald Sibayan, Jericho Rosales, Joselle Fernandez, karylle tatlonghari, kim jones, Maricar Reyes, Maricris Garcia, Matt Kier, max collins, maxene magalona, Nico Bolzico, Pancho Magno, Richard Poon, Rob Mananquil, Solenn Heussaff, TJ Cruz, Vaness del Moral, yael yuzon, Yan Asuncion, Yeng Constantino, Zsa-zsa Padilla
MANILA, Philippines. An emotional Yeng Constantino decided to take a stand on the controversy involving Pinoy boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
The singer-songwriter, who is an active member of the Victory church (formerly known as Victory Christian Fellowship or VCF) was forced to tackle the topic after she received a tweet urging her to take a stand against homosexuality as a Christian like Pacquiao. In her vlog posted on her Facebook page on Thursday, February 18, Constantino stressed that not all Christians agree with the Sarangani representative’s stand on homosexuality.
The Kapamilya singer admitted that it was very painful for her to talk about the issue since she has a gay brother. Constantino said she decided to talk to her brother after Pacquiao’s statement against homosexuals caused a massive uproar. She encouraged people to have talks with gay loved ones similar to what she had with her brother to re-assure them that they are loved.
“Kasi kung mismo sa bahay naten di naf-feel na mahal sila, paano sila lalabas at mafi-feel nila na mahal sila?” Constantino said.
(Because if they don’t feel that they are loved in their own homes, how will they come out and feel that they are loved?)
Constantino also gave an inspiring message to the members of the LGBT community who were directly affected by Pacquiao’s remark.
“Hindi po lahat ng Kristyano ganon ang tingin sa inyo. Marami lang po diyan tahimik dahil takot na baka sila naman ang tirahin ng kapwa nila Kristyano. Maniwala po kayo marami-rami din kami. Mahal po namin kayo.”
(Not all Christians see you that way. There are many who choose to remain silent because they’re afraid that other Christians will criticize them. Believe that there are many of us. We love you.)
“Huwag n’yong hayaan i-define kayo ng sinasabing condemnation ng mga tao about you. God believes in you, and God loves you,” she added.
(Don’t let the said condemnation of people against you define you. God believes in you, and God loves you.)
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.
TAGS: 15 Filipino Celebrity Weddings of 2015, andy smith, arthur manuntag, bj albert, celebrity couples, celebrity weddings, cesca litton, chiz escudero, diana zubiri, eric tai, filipino celebrities, gab valenciano, Heart Evangelista, isabel oli, It's Showtime, jim bacarro, john prats, jugs jugueta, kathryn sarmen, kitchie nadal, nikka martinez, Nikki Gil, patrick garcia, Paul Soriano, rona samson, Saab Magalona, sitti navarro, Toni Gonzaga, tricia centenera, tyke kalaw, victor asuncion, wedding ideas, Yeng Constantino
There is nothing permanent in show business. A celebrity can be earning 7 figures one day, then go bankrupt the next day. Indeed, we have heard a lot of sad stories about Pinoy stars who became one-day millionaires.
Fortunately, there are celebrities who knew better.
Instead of spending all of their money on material things, these Pinoy celebrities opted to invest their hard-earned money on one of the most lucrative businesses in the country: food business.
Let’s take a peek at some of the stars who took the challenge of running a restaurant business.
1. Kian Kazemi- Persia Grill
2. Aya Medel-IshiAya’s Garden Bistro
3. Victor Neri-Sauté
4. Carlos Agassi- Brasas
5. Ping Medina- Penpen
6. Shamcey Supsup-Pedro and Coi
7. Erwan Heussaff-Hungry Hound Pub & Kitchen, cocktail bar Niner Ichi Nana, Southeast Asian diner Pink Panda, Hatch 22, and The Red Light
8. Yeng Constantino – Garage 88
9. Cesar Montano- Bellissimo Ristorante
10. Erich Gonzales-The Breakfast Club and Piccolo Cucina Moderna
11. Jodi Sta. Maria- Happy Barn Milkshake Factory and restaurant Rue Bourbon
12. Anne Curtis- Banzai
13. Sam Milby- Prost Baumeister
14. Marvin Agustin- SumoSam, Kung Fu Kitchen, Tokyo Grill, John & Yoko, Mr. Kurosawa, Teddy’s Bigger Burger, Johnny Chow, Marciano’s, Komrad, Robotosan, Gambino, Banzai, and Balboa
15. Apl.de.ap -Jollibee in Dau, Pampanga
16. Kris Aquino- Sencillo and Chowking Ali Mall branch
17. Joel Torre- JT’s Manukan Grille
18.Richard Yap- Luna J Filipino Gastropub and Wangfu
TAGS: Anne Curtis, apl.de.ap., aya medel, carlos agassi, celebrity-owned restaurants, cesar montano, erich Gonzales, Erwan Heussaff, Jodi Sta.Maria, joel torre, Kian Kazemi, Kris Aquino, marvin agustin, ping medina, Richard Yap, Sam Milby, Shamcey Supsup, viktor neri, Yeng Constantino
In the Philippines, a woman who turns 18 is usually honoured in a tradition called debut.
Known as the coming-of-age celebration, a debut party can be a formal or informal event that usually involves a ceremony wherein a handpicked entourage of 18 roses, 18 treasures, as well as 18 shots honor the debutante.
Filipina celebrities usually throw grand debut parties that always make it to the headlines and spreads of fashion magazines. Their gowns, details of the parties, and celebrity guests become the talk-of-the-town for quite some time. After all, a woman is thought to be at her most beautiful when she turns 18.
We’ve rounded up 22 of the most beautiful Filipina celebrities who celebrated their 18th birthday. Help us decide who’s the most beautiful debutante from our list.
1. Heart Evangelista
2. KC Concepcion
3. Anne Curtis
4. Sarah Geronimo
TAGS: Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, beauty gonzalez, Ella Cruz, empress schuck, Heart Evangelista, Jane Oineza, jasmine curtis, Julia Barretto, Julia Montes, julie ann san jose, Kathryn Bernardo, KC Concepcion, Kim Chiu, Pauleen Luna, Pinoy Celebrity Debutants, Sarah Geronimo, Sarah Lahbati, Yeng Constantino
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.
Huge crowd from all over the country flew in Quirino Granstand, Manila to see and celebrate Pope Francis’ last concluding mass on Sunday. As expected everyone will go home “wet” but with smile on their faces.
As Papal visit is about to end, netizens shared their sentiments about the Pontiff’s fever which dominates social media platforms.
In an 8o percent Catholic-ruling country, it is truly amazing that respect and admiration from non-believers and believers are extending their gratefulness for Pope’s visit.
Non-catholic celebrities like Angel Locsin, Gary Valenciano, and Yeng Constantino are vocal in sharing their gratitude about Pope’s bringing goodness of God in our nation.
Religious movement leader Eddie Villanueva stunned with what Pope Francis has said which is to focus on Jesus not on him.
Baptist Pastor Felizardo Abanto calls People’s Pope as a “poop” on his Facebook post.
Marlene Aguilar, the younger sister of folk musician and artist Freddie Aguilar, also accused Pope Francis of “child rape, “child torture, child murder genocide, and other crimes of humanity”. She shared several links of stories supporting her claim.
Francis leaves for Rome on Monday morning.
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.
TAGS: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Anne Curtis, bianca gonzalez, camille prats, christian bautista, Coleen Garcia, Cristine Reyes, Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, gary valenciano, Georgina Wilson, iya villiania, iza calzado, Jericho Rosales, jhong hilario, Jodi Sta.Maria, john prats, jugs jugueta, Julia Montes, karylle tatlonghari, Kathryn Bernardo, KC Concepcion, Kim Atienza, Lea Salonga, Liz Uy, Luis Manzano, Maja Salvador, Manny Pacquiao, Mariel Rodriguez, maxene magalona, miles ocampo, Nikki Gil, ogie alcasid, Pokwang, Rachelle Ann Go, Ramon Bautista, raymond gutierrez, regine velasquez-alcasid, robi domingo, Ruffa Gutierrez, sam concepcion, Sam Milby, Sarah Geronimo, Solenn Heussaff, Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Xian Lim, Yeng Constantino