SARAH LAHBATI CHANGED RICHARD FOR THE BETTER, SAYS ANNABELLE

Annabelle Rama approves of Sarah Lahbati, the girlfriend of her son Richard Gutierrez. “Gusto ko si Sarah kasi masipag, lalo sa trabaho. Professional siya,” the Gutierrez matriarch told members of the press in a media gathering recently, prior to Richard's admission of his child with the GMA-7 actress. She added, “Saka napaano niya si Richard, napatahimik niya. Kasi si Richard, gabi-gabi lumalabas, laging nasa abroad.” “Nung sila na ni Sarah, okay na siya, napatahimik na siya.” Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard's older sister, said she is a “loving sister” to Sarah. “She's the ate of my kids,” the actress-TV host told the press, including Philstar.com, prior Richard's revelation. “I love Sarah, she's so beautiful, she's a good girl.”

ALSO: Richard Gutierrez admits having baby with Sarah Lahbati

Richard Gutierrez finally admitted he is now a father. In the pilot episode of the E! reality show “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez” aired Sunday, June 1, the 30-year-old actor said he is a proud dad to baby Zion with girlfriend Sarah Lahbati. “A lot of people had their own speculations, they had their own stories in their minds. A lot of people think Sarah left the country because we're having a baby and she's pregnant,” Richard said. “I just want to set the record straight and tell everyone I'm a proud father to baby Zion.” Richard said they found out about the pregnancy in Paris. It has been widely reported previously that Richard and Sarah already have a baby, but the two were mum on the matter. In the reality show, Richard explained he wanted to “share baby Zion with everyone” in their own terms. “The main reason why I didn't want to announce that I'm having a baby with Sarah is that we didn't want to make Sarah's pregnancy a tabloid circus,” he said. “We get to share baby Zion with everyone in our own terms." The 30-year-old revealed he was scared upon finding out about the pregnancy. “How am I gonna tell my parents? How is Sarah gonna tell her mom and her dad?” he said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, talking about marriage

After his televised admission last Sunday that he and girlfriend Sarah Lahbati had a child, GMA Kapuso actor Richard Gutierrez said he and Sarah were now discussing marriage, though there were no firm plans yet. “One major step at a time. Kakabalik lang ni Sarah sa showbiz and we're all very busy, but that's [marriage] not far in the horizon,” Richard said in a report on GMA News' “24 Oras” Monday evening. Richard and Sarah became a couple in 2012. In January of 2013 Sarah abruptly left the country for Switzerland at the height of her showbiz career, prompting speculation that she was pregnant. But both Richard and Sarah, as well as their families, had refused to comment on the matter. MORE...

ALSO: Sarah Alzol Lahbati

Sarah Alzol Lahbati (born October 9, 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss-Filipino actress and reality show contestant who gained media attention as a finalist on the 5th season of StarStruck a Philippine overall talent show broadcast on GMA Network. In late 2012, Lahbati used her Twitter account to express her dissatisfaction with her network, GMA and expressed her desire to be released from her contract. On January 10, 2013, GMA Network and GMA Films president, Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar, countersued Lahbati. On January 11, 2013, GMA-7 filed a formal complaint against Sarah Lahbati for breach of contract. She is now facing multiple charges. In a related article published in PEP last January 9, 2013, Atty. Felipe Gozon, the head of GMA Network, released a statement indicating he did not guarantee protection that Sarah Lahbati said she was due. A few days later, Lahbati left the Philippines for Switzerland "to study". In August 2013, Lahbati returned to the Philippines to face the charges against her. READ MORE...

ALSO: Taylor Swift’s love ‘burning RED' for Manila

Three years ago, Taylor Swift promised that she’ll be back in Manila—and she did! Girls, and even boys, of all ages were united Friday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to catch Swift’s second concert here in Manila dubbed “The RED Tour” to promote her album RED. As the light went out and a silhouette of Swift appeared on stage, the people cheered as they flashed the posters, balloons, light sticks and other paraphernalia. As she finished her opening number, Taylor takes off her hat, hands it to a fan and said, “Maraming salamat po!” She then started performing again singing the song “Holy Ground,” while she danced and flashed her sweet smile every now and then to the crowd. After a lively performance, Swift greeted the people “Magandang gabi po! Mabuhay!” which made her fans cheer louder. “Manila welcome to the RED tour,” she said. “This is my second time performing here in Manila and I think I’m seeing familiar faces tonight. Are there people here who saw my show before?” when people answered a loud “Yes!” she replied with a big smile, “That's good!" She then started introducing her next song saying, “If I will choose one color that will best describe falling in love and heartbreak, I will choose red!” and the music started playing her song “Red.” READ MORE...


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Sarah changed Richard for the better, says Annabelle


Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez (Photo by Ver Paulino)

MANILA, JUNE 9, 2014 (PHILSTAR)  By Chuck Smith - Annabelle Rama approves of Sarah Lahbati, the girlfriend of her son Richard Gutierrez.

“Gusto ko si Sarah kasi masipag, lalo sa trabaho. Professional siya,” the Gutierrez matriarch told members of the press in a media gathering recently, prior to Richard's admission of his child with the GMA-7 actress.

She added, “Saka napaano niya si Richard, napatahimik niya. Kasi si Richard, gabi-gabi lumalabas, laging nasa abroad.”

“Nung sila na ni Sarah, okay na siya, napatahimik na siya.”

Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard's older sister, said she is a “loving sister” to Sarah.

“She's the ate of my kids,” the actress-TV host told the press, including Philstar.com, prior Richard's revelation. “I love Sarah, she's so beautiful, she's a good girl.”

Richard recently revealed he has a baby boy with Sarah named Zion. According to the report by The STAR entertainment editor Ricky Lo published today, Richard found out about Sarah's pregnancy in Paris in 2012.

Explaining why the family decided to keep mum about the baby, Annabelle said they didn't want the child to be dragged into Sarah's legal issue with GMA-7 last year.

“The baby might be dragged into the issue,” Annabelle told Lo “Headline ‘yung kaso ni Sarah at GMA; kung lumabas ‘yung balita na nanganak siya, kawawa naman ‘yung baby, baka madamay, baka maging circus lang sa media.”

Richard Gutierrez admits having baby with Sarah Lahbati By Chuck Smith (philstar.com) | Updated June 2, 2014 - 12:00am 163 2193 googleplus0 1


Richard Gutierrez (Photo courtesy of E!)

MANILA, Philippines – Richard Gutierrez finally admitted he is now a father.

In the pilot episode of the E! reality show “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez” aired Sunday, June 1, the 30-year-old actor said he is a proud dad to baby Zion with girlfriend Sarah Lahbati.

“A lot of people had their own speculations, they had their own stories in their minds. A lot of people think Sarah left the country because we're having a baby and she's pregnant,” Richard said. “I just want to set the record straight and tell everyone I'm a proud father to baby Zion.”

Richard said they found out about the pregnancy in Paris.

It has been widely reported previously that Richard and Sarah already have a baby, but the two were mum on the matter. In the reality show, Richard explained he wanted to “share baby Zion with everyone” in their own terms.

“The main reason why I didn't want to announce that I'm having a baby with Sarah is that we didn't want to make Sarah's pregnancy a tabloid circus,” he said. “We get to share baby Zion with everyone in our own terms."

The 30-year-old revealed he was scared upon finding out about the pregnancy.

“How am I gonna tell my parents? How is Sarah gonna tell her mom and her dad?” he said.

In past interviews, both Richard and Sarah refused to confirm nor deny the reports about their baby, saying there is a “right time” to answer questions about the issue.

“Pero abangan n'yo na lang. Right now, marami ngang nangyayari sa buhay namin ni Sarah. I think there will be a perfect time sa kung ano man yung inaabangan ninyong sasagutin namin,” Richard said late last year during the announcement of their family reality show.

“Ito na lang, lahat ng bagay ay may right timing... may tamang panahon,” Sarah said in an interview earlier this year.

In an interview with the press earlier this week during the red carpet preview for “It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez,” Richard said: “Now, everything is good, wala na kaming mga problema. So now is the perfect time time to answer.”

Richard and Sarah became a couple in 2012 after working together in the GMA-7 soap opera “Makapiling Kang Muli.”

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Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, talking about marriage June 3, 2014 12:58am 14.8K 57 0 18K


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After his televised admission last Sunday that he and girlfriend Sarah Lahbati had a child, GMA Kapuso actor Richard Gutierrez said he and Sarah were now discussing marriage, though there were no firm plans yet.

“One major step at a time. Kakabalik lang ni Sarah sa showbiz and we're all very busy, but that's [marriage] not far in the horizon,” Richard said in a report on GMA News' “24 Oras” Monday evening.

Richard and Sarah became a couple in 2012. In January of 2013 Sarah abruptly left the country for Switzerland at the height of her showbiz career, prompting speculation that she was pregnant.

But both Richard and Sarah, as well as their families, had refused to comment on the matter.

“We wanted to keep our privacy. We didn't want our personal lives to be like a media circus at that time, so, there was a lot of pressure,” Richard said during his admission last Sunday on the pilot episode of the Gutierrez family's reality show "It Takes GUTZ To Be A Gutierrez", aired on cable channel E!

“I always told people that I will admit at the right time. But you know what, during those times, I really wanted to tell people already,” Richard added.

Meanwhile, in her Instagram account, Sarah said they had never denied their child, Baby Zion.

“Once and for all, I do not care about the hate tweets and all the 'poor baby bakit ganito, ganyan'. I just want to make it clear to you that from DAY ONE, we took care of him, loved him, protected him and gave him everything, until now. WE NEVER DENIED HIM,” Sarah said. — Elizabeth Marcelo/DVM, GMA News

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Sarah Alzol Lahbati

Sarah Alzol Lahbati (born October 9, 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss-Filipino actress and reality show contestant who gained media attention as a finalist on the 5th season of StarStruck a Philippine overall talent show broadcast on GMA Network.

In late 2012, Lahbati used her Twitter account to express her dissatisfaction with her network, GMA and expressed her desire to be released from her contract.

On January 10, 2013, GMA Network and GMA Films president, Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar, countersued Lahbati.

On January 11, 2013, GMA-7 filed a formal complaint against Sarah Lahbati for breach of contract. She is now facing multiple charges. In a related article published in PEP last January 9, 2013, Atty. Felipe Gozon, the head of GMA Network, released a statement indicating he did not guarantee protection that Sarah Lahbati said she was due. A few days later, Lahbati left the Philippines for Switzerland "to study". In August 2013, Lahbati returned to the Philippines to face the charges against her.

FROM PHILS SHOWBIZ DOT COM

Sarah Lahbati and GMA-7 Executive Abrogar Finally Reconcile by BLINKREMZ on FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Kapuso actress Sarah Lahbati has finally reconciled with GMA-7 executive Annette Abrogar which ended their legal rift regarding the filed libel and grave coercion on both parties.

Sarah Lahbati made an apology on her media statement regarding her accusations on the alleged mismanagement on her career.

GMA-7 Exec Abrogar together with 20-year-old Sarah Lahbati and her lawyer Maggie Abraham announced on Friday, February 28, 2014 in a corporate event that their parties has already ended their rift.

Sarah Lahbati and Annette Abrogar recently went on the Philippine Mediation Center to amend on their ties. On the other hand, executive Abrogar shared that she has understood the pressure on the career of Sarah Lahbati.

Sarah Lahbati’s case also highlighted her relationship with fellow GMA-7 artist Richard Gutierez who reportedly impregnated the young actress.

Meanwhile, GMA-7′s Annette Abrogar will be filing a motion to dismiss her libel charges against Sarah Lahbati. The executive is set to appear on March 13, 2014 at Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 59 for the reconsideration.

It can be recalled that Sarah Lahbati’s rift with GMA-7 Exec Abrogar made a simultaneous intrigues which draws the netizens ire on both parties. Sarah Lahbati expressed her dissatisfaction with the management via her Twitter account which made rounds online.

Sarah Lahbati is set to star on GMA-7′s newest primetime teleserye, “Kambal Sirena” which is scheduled to premiere this coming March 2014 starring Louise delos Reyes and Aljur Abrenica.

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Taylor Swift’s love ‘burning RED' for Manila By Eunice Blanco (philstar.com) | Updated June 7, 2014 - 10:36am 0 281 googleplus0 0


Taylor Swift performs for the second time in Manila.-Photos by Yas Salanga

MANILA, Philippines- Three years ago, Taylor Swift promised that she’ll be back in Manila—and she did!

Girls, and even boys, of all ages were united Friday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to catch Swift’s second concert here in Manila dubbed “The RED Tour” to promote her album RED.

As the light went out and a silhouette of Swift appeared on stage, the people cheered as they flashed the posters, balloons, light sticks and other paraphernalia.

As she finished her opening number, Taylor takes off her hat, hands it to a fan and said, “Maraming salamat po!”

She then started performing again singing the song “Holy Ground,” while she danced and flashed her sweet smile every now and then to the crowd.

After a lively performance, Swift greeted the people “Magandang gabi po! Mabuhay!” which made her fans cheer louder.

“Manila welcome to the RED tour,” she said. “This is my second time performing here in Manila and I think I’m seeing familiar faces tonight. Are there people here who saw my show before?” when people answered a loud “Yes!” she replied with a big smile, “That's good!"

She then started introducing her next song saying, “If I will choose one color that will best describe falling in love and heartbreak, I will choose red!” and the music started playing her song “Red.”

After a quick costume change wearing an all-red outfit— sleeveless deep cleave top, glittered red shorts, and long red back draping— Swift performed her song “The Lucky One” which speaks about the life of a famous celebrity.

Then taking off the back draping, slinging a guitar, and taking a seat on a high chair, Swift played the country song “Mean.”

Before singing, she reminded the girls in the audience to love and be themselves no matter what. “If you feel you don't feel you fit in... you should do what you've done. Just be you and find people who are like you,” she said.

As she goes backstage for another costume change, an audio-visual presentation of her journey in her singing career was played. Discovering her passion for singing at an early age, Swift was supported by her parents all the way until now that she’s 22 years old.

As the AVP flashed the age 22, the song “22” started playing and Taylor entered the stage wearing a red top with “Manila” print, black shorts and a hat. She danced and sang as the people sang along with her.

After an upbeat performance, Swift toned down the mood again and performed her songs “Fearless” which she said is about her “first perfect date,” “You Belong With Me,” and “Tied Together With a Smile.”

When Swift went down the stage, a woman playing violin went on the center of the stage, which marked the performance of the song “Trouble.” The crowd enjoyed the song as well as the medieval period inspired costumes.

But the white long dress that Swift was wearing was removed and was changed to a black laced outfit. There was a short pause as her piano was placed on the stage for her performance of the song “All Too Well.”

For this song she said that “we can have our heart broken and be left at cold and all that. But that doesn’t have to make us bitter, and can’t stop us from believing in love.

“Maybe I’m thinking loud here because I had some bad thing happened to me and there have been good things that happened to me, and all of it I remember all too well.”

After a heart-felt performance, Swift went out the stage to change to her white dress for her performance of “Fairytale.”

Everyone in the venue just sang along with her and would cheer every now and then as Swift flashed her killer smile.

But as they say, save the best for last. For her final song, Swift performed the song “We are Never Getting Back Together,” with the circus inspired production number. And for the last time, she asked her fans to sing loud for her until she takes the final bow and waved goodbye.

And for the last time she said, “I love you, Manila!”


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