FORMER PINOY ACTOR NOW A CANADIAN POLICEMAN 

PHOTO: Don Laurel (Screengrab from ANC) Former Star Magic talent Don Laurel is now a police officer based in Toronto, Canada. He is among frontline officers of the 32nd Division of the Toronto Police Department for six years now. He also works with the Philippine Consulate there, holding information sessions with immigrants. In an interview with ABS-CBN Canada News Bureau Isabelle Docto, Laurel said that it was his childhood dream to be a policeman. “I’m very proud to wear this uniform and helping out not just the Filipino community, but the whole city of Toronto,” Constable Laurel said. A colleague, Superintendent Sam Fernandes, describes him as someone who “represent the police service in a professional way.”

“He can talk well to people and can interact and he has the advantage of knowing the language,” he said. Another colleague, Sergeant Lawrence Sager, recalls being amazed seeing people follow Laurel around. “When he went out on the road and did some calls I noticed that he had people following him around and recognizing him,” he said. Laurel appeared on several local TV dramas in the ’90s including “Gimik” and “Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan.” He was also featured in the film “Batang PX.” THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: ‘Banana Nite’ Comedian Jobert Austria Tries To Jump Off Hotel Building 

Comedian Jobert Austria, part of the cast of ABS-CBN's late night gag show "Banana Nite,"
was brought to the Quezon City Police District for investigation following his attempt to jump off a hotel building in Quezon City. Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Austria was seen leaving Hotel Sogo along Quezon Avenue with friends and co-workers, including Badjie Mortiz, the son of "Banana Nite" director Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz. However, QCPD policemen approached the group and took custody of the comedian. "Bahagyang nagsisisigaw si Austria nang kunin na siya ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police District. At dahil sinamahan siya ng isa niyang kaibigan sa mobile ay naisakay din ito, at ngayon ay dinala na sa QCPD Station 10 para maimbestigahan," radio dzMM's Robert Mano reported.

Austria attempted to jump off the 6th floor of the hotel building at around 1 p.m. He told the police that he was receiving death threats from his girlfriend's former partner. "Nagte-text siya kanina tulungan daw namin siya, may papatay daw sa kanya. Alam nila na nandito siya, nag-aabang daw sila diyan sa labas. At first hindi ko alam ang ire-react ko. Hindi ko alam kung totoo o ano," said Badjie Mortoi. According to fellow comedian Eric Nicolas, Austria is facing personal problems. "Medyo na-depress yung tao dahil may problema siya yata sa kanyang girlfriend or asawa. Yung girlfriend niya, mahal na mahal niya yun, babalik na ata ng Canada so nalungkot siya," said Nicolas. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Stay strong, Honey – Mommy D to her BF 

Umuulan ng “I love you” ang mensahe ni Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao sa kanyang “honey” na si Michael Yamzon. Isang seaman ang 40-year-old na si Michael, ang bagong boyfriend ni Mommy Dionisia, at ikinataas ito ng kilay ng marami. Nagsimula ang six-month-old love story ng dalawa sa isang videoke party. “Honey, sana ang pagmamahal natin habang may buhay. Kung babawiin tayo ng Panginoon, andyan na ang buhay natin…,” buong pagmamahal na bilin ni Mommy D sa panayam ng Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho na ipinalabas sa Startalk. “I love you, Honey. Paka-strong ka diyan. Ingat ka. I love you, I love you, I love you, Honey. Mwah,” aniya, at nagpakawala pa siya ng flying kiss gamit ang dalawang kamay. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Family of Mommy Dionisia's boyfriend Michael OK with their relationship

The Iloilo-based family of Michael Yamson, the boyfriend of Dionesia Pacquiao, has no objection
to the May-December romance of the couple. Relatives of Michael Yamson said they were first surprised over his relationship with the mother of Filipino fight icon Manny Pacquiao, but eventually accepted it, GMA Iloilo's Enrico Surita Jr. reported. Even neighbors of the Yamsons in Purok 3 in Barangay Botongon in Estancia town in Iloilo are excited over the prospect of Mommy D visiting them. "Hindi nga ako makapaniwala. Sabi ko, kung yan ang kapalaran mo, okay naman ako. Parang masaya naman kami dahil sa dinami-dami pa ba naman ng tao sa Pilipinas, siya ang napili," said Yamson's father Felicito, 68. Yamson's mother Melinda, 67, added Mommy D - only two years her junior - would call her every night and ask her if she would accept her as a daughter-in-law. "Sabi niya, Nanay, matatanggap mo rin kaya ako bilang asawa ni honey, kasi yun ang tawagan nila. Sagot ko, may mga sarili na kayong desisyon, gayundin ang anak ko," she said. * READ MORE..

ALSO: Meet Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao’s Boyfriend (Video) 

After many controversies on Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao’s boyfriend, finally meet Michael Yamson. Michael is 38 years old at the moment. Their love story started when they meet in the videoke bar. Until then, they had become inseparable. The issue on the relationship of Mommy D started when her son Manny Pacquiao revealed that her mother had a boyfriend and she already had brought him home. At first, Mommy D constantly denies but later, she have decided to confirm the said issue. According to Mommy D, she was just afraid on how her children will face and approve their relationship. In addition, Mommy D also chose to let the identity of her boyfriend to be private. For according to her, her boyfriend asked her to do it. Based on the report in “Umagang kay Ganda,” family of Michael respected his relationship with Mommy D.
On the other hand, it is also said that Michael loves to sing. Based on his family, this is the reason why Mommy D liked him. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao Siblings Okay With Their Mom’s Boyfriend 

Mommy Dionesia Pacquaio who have recently confirmed to public about her relationship with 40 year old Michael is really bothered on how her children will react regarding this matter. However, her children said that the happiness of their mother is their number 1 concern. They did not object the relationship of their mother to a 25 years younger man than her. See also: Mommy Dionesia Pacquio Opens Up With Her Boyfriend. The known endearment for the boxing superstar’s mom is Mommy D. Mommy D says that her boyfriend Michael was her escort during her 65th birthday in May 2014. According to Mommy D, Michael told her not to reveal his identity in public. That’s why Mommy D only gives his name and no other information.

Her sons name Ruel and Bobby Pacquaio says that they are not against the romantic relationship of their mother. While Manny Pacquiao said that he trust the decision and wisdom of his mother. They also wanted their mother to be happy in her life. Jinky Pacquiao also says that she is happy for Mommy D for finding a new love. According to her, they all support the decisions made by Mommy D and they all want her to be happy. However, they still wanted to meet Michael personally so that they can get to him more and his intentions to their mother. * READ MORE...


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Former Pinoy actor now a Canadian policeman


Don Laurel (Screengrab from ANC)

MANILA, AUGUST 18, 2014
(MANILA BULLETIN) 
by Rowena Tan

Don Laurel (Screengrab from ANC)
Former Star Magic talent Don Laurel is now a police officer based in Toronto, Canada.

He is among frontline officers of the 32nd Division of the Toronto Police Department for six years now.

He also works with the Philippine Consulate there, holding information sessions with immigrants.

In an interview with ABS-CBN Canada News Bureau Isabelle Docto, Laurel said that it was his childhood dream to be a policeman.

“I’m very proud to wear this uniform and helping out not just the Filipino community, but the whole city of Toronto,” Constable Laurel said.

A colleague, Superintendent Sam Fernandes, describes him as someone who “represent the police service in a professional way.”

“He can talk well to people and can interact and he has the advantage of knowing the language,” he said.

Another colleague, Sergeant Lawrence Sager, recalls being amazed seeing people follow Laurel around.

“When he went out on the road and did some calls I noticed that he had people following him around and recognizing him,” he said.

Laurel appeared on several local TV dramas in the ’90s including “Gimik” and “Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan.”

He was also featured in the film “Batang PX.”

FROM ABS-CBN

‘Banana Nite’ Comedian Jobert Austria Tries To Jump Off Hotel Building ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 08/16/2014 2:25 PM | Updated as of 08/16/2014 8:22 PM


JOBERT AUISTRIA

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) - Comedian Jobert Austria, part of the cast of ABS-CBN's late night gag show "Banana Nite," was brought to the Quezon City Police District for investigation following his attempt to jump off a hotel building in Quezon City.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Austria was seen leaving Hotel Sogo along Quezon Avenue with friends and co-workers, including Badjie Mortiz, the son of "Banana Nite" director Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz.

However, QCPD policemen approached the group and took custody of the comedian.

"Bahagyang nagsisisigaw si Austria nang kunin na siya ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police District. At dahil sinamahan siya ng isa niyang kaibigan sa mobile ay naisakay din ito, at ngayon ay dinala na sa QCPD Station 10 para maimbestigahan," radio dzMM's Robert Mano reported.

Austria attempted to jump off the 6th floor of the hotel building at around 1 p.m. He told the police that he was receiving death threats from his girlfriend's former partner.

"Nagte-text siya kanina tulungan daw namin siya, may papatay daw sa kanya. Alam nila na nandito siya, nag-aabang daw sila diyan sa labas. At first hindi ko alam ang ire-react ko. Hindi ko alam kung totoo o ano," said Badjie Mortoi.

According to fellow comedian Eric Nicolas, Austria is facing personal problems.

"Medyo na-depress yung tao dahil may problema siya yata sa kanyang girlfriend or asawa. Yung girlfriend niya, mahal na mahal niya yun, babalik na ata ng Canada so nalungkot siya," said Nicolas.

* Authorities immediately responded to the scene, but Nicolas said they were disappointed with how they handled the incident.

"Kanina nandun na siya sa edge ng building, talagang tali lang ang kinakapitan niya. Konting galaw na lang hulog na siya. Ang kinaiinis lang namin, ang tagal nandoon ng tao wala pa din yung pang-salo. Lahat nakatunganga, nakatulala," he said.

He, however, lauded firefighters who were able to safely haul Austria back to his hotel room.

"Ang maganda nito sila rin, yung mga bumbero, sila rin ang humila kay Jobert, halos anim na tao ang nagtulong-tulong para mahila siya sa loob," he recounted.

Hotel officials are mulling over whether to file a case against the comedian.

FROM GMA NEWS NETWORK

Stay strong, Honey – Mommy D August 16 2014 1 0 2 0


SCREENGRAB PHOTO OF MOMMY D AND HER 38-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND

Umuulan ng “I love you” ang mensahe ni Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao sa kanyang “honey” na si Michael Yamzon.

Isang seaman ang 40-year-old na si Michael, ang bagong boyfriend ni Mommy Dionisia, at ikinataas ito ng kilay ng marami.

Nagsimula ang six-month-old love story ng dalawa sa isang videoke party.

“Honey, sana ang pagmamahal natin habang may buhay. Kung babawiin tayo ng Panginoon, andyan na ang buhay natin…,” buong pagmamahal na bilin ni Mommy D sa panayam ng Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho na ipinalabas sa Startalk.

“I love you, Honey. Paka-strong ka diyan. Ingat ka. I love you, I love you, I love you, Honey. Mwah,” aniya, at nagpakawala pa siya ng flying kiss gamit ang dalawang kamay.

* Survivor sa larangan ng pag-ibig si Mommy Dionisia. Iniwan siya ng unang asawa at naghiwalay naman sila ni Mang Rosalio, ang kanyang ikalawang asawa na ama ng boksingerong si Manny Pacquiao.

Kahit hangad niya ang kaligayahan ng ina, pinaalalahanan ni Manny Pacquiao si Mommy D.

“Sa buhay ng tao, hindi lahat ng gusto ng katawan, hindi lahat ng kaligayahan natin ay natutuwa ang Panginoon. So dapat ingatan natin na huwag nating gawin ang para lang sa ating sarili – na masaya tayo sa ginagawa natin pero labag naman sa (utos ng) Panginoon,” bilin ni Manny. - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/entertainment/shows/startalktx/articles/2014-08-16/11427/Stay-strong-Honey-Mommy-D#sthash.NwSiEb3m.dpuf

Family of Mommy Dionisia's boyfriend Michael OK with their relationship August 11, 2014 4:41pm 29.4K 149 1 30.7K

The Iloilo-based family of Michael Yamson, the boyfriend of Dionesia Pacquiao, has no objection to the May-December romance of the couple.

Relatives of Michael Yamson said they were first surprised over his relationship with the mother of Filipino fight icon Manny Pacquiao, but eventually accepted it, GMA Iloilo's Enrico Surita Jr. reported.

Even neighbors of the Yamsons in Purok 3 in Barangay Botongon in Estancia town in Iloilo are excited over the prospect of Mommy D visiting them.

"Hindi nga ako makapaniwala. Sabi ko, kung yan ang kapalaran mo, okay naman ako. Parang masaya naman kami dahil sa dinami-dami pa ba naman ng tao sa Pilipinas, siya ang napili," said Yamson's father Felicito, 68.

Yamson's mother Melinda, 67, added Mommy D - only two years her junior - would call her every night and ask her if she would accept her as a daughter-in-law.

"Sabi niya, Nanay, matatanggap mo rin kaya ako bilang asawa ni honey, kasi yun ang tawagan nila. Sagot ko, may mga sarili na kayong desisyon, gayundin ang anak ko," she said.

* Michael's sibling Me-An noted the pair met at a videoke bar. "Siyempre, nagulat kami dahil hindi naming sukat inakala sa dinami-dami ba naman ng tao sa Pilipinas, ang kapatid ko pa ang kanyang napusuan na una niya pa lang nakita sa videoke bar. Doon nagsimula ang lahat."

The GMA Iloilo report said Michael and Mommy D first met when at an eatery where Michael was singing. Mrs. Pacquiao would then frequently call up the family.

It said that when Melinda got sick and Michael kept it from Mrs. Pacquiao, Mommy D scolded him and sent assistance to Melinda. — Joel Locsin/JST, GMA News

FROM PHILNEWS.COM

Meet Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao’s Boyfriend (Video) by IGLE on AUGUST 14, 201


Michael

After many controversies on Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao’s boyfriend, finally meet Michael Yamson. Michael is 38 years old at the moment. Their love story started when they meet in the videoke bar. Until then, they had become inseparable.

The issue on the relationship of Mommy D started when her son Manny Pacquiao revealed that her mother had a boyfriend and she already had brought him home. At first, Mommy D constantly denies but later, she have decided to confirm the said issue. According to Mommy D, she was just afraid on how her children will face and approve their relationship.


VIDEO SCREENGRAB: Mommy D & Michael

In addition, Mommy D also chose to let the identity of her boyfriend to be private. For according to her, her boyfriend asked her to do it.

Based on the report in “Umagang kay Ganda,” family of Michael respected his relationship with Mommy D.

On the other hand, it is also said that Michael loves to sing. Based on his family, this is the reason why Mommy D liked him.

* He was singing in a videoke bar where Mommy D is also there. At the end of his performance, he was shocked that there’s someone who is clapping and feeling proud of him. That person is no other than Mommy D. Then, Mommy D called him and take a photo after. Mommy D also asked for his number. That’s is then the start of their good friendship.

Michael is a seaman and lives in Iloilo. Mommy D is also close to his family. In fact, she always tell the father of Michael that she really loves Michael. His family respects their relationship even if Mommy D is 27 year older than their son. At the moment, Michael is in Manila to process some documents for abroad.

The two were first seen together on the 65th birthday of Mommy d last May 2014.

Watch this video.

 

Pacquiao Siblings Okay With Their Mom’s Boyfriend by IGLE on AUGUST 8, 2014

Mommy Dionesia Pacquaio who have recently confirmed to public about her relationship with 40 year old Michael is really bothered on how her children will react regarding this matter.


mommy dionesia

However, her children said that the happiness of their mother is their number 1 concern. They did not object the relationship of their mother to a 25 years younger man than her.

See also: Mommy Dionesia Pacquio Opens Up With Her Boyfriend.

The known endearment for the boxing superstar’s mom is Mommy D.

Mommy D says that her boyfriend Michael was her escort during her 65th birthday in May 2014.

According to Mommy D, Michael told her not to reveal his identity in public. That’s why Mommy D only gives his name and no other information.

Her sons name Ruel and Bobby Pacquaio says that they are not against the romantic relationship of their mother. While Manny Pacquiao said that he trust the decision and wisdom of his mother. They also wanted their mother to be happy in her life.

Jinky Pacquiao also says that she is happy for Mommy D for finding a new love. According to her, they all support the decisions made by Mommy D and they all want her to be happy.

However, they still wanted to meet Michael personally so that they can get to him more and his intentions to their mother.

* On the other hand, even though Mommy D got blessings from her children, she still said that she is not ready to marry again. She also said that Michael don’t have any plans to get married yet because he will be working abroad.

In addition, Mommy D also says that she wants to know more Michael first before making a complicated decision.

As what she say, she will be announcing the details if ever it will really happen.


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