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HOW ARE TONI GONZAGA AND PAUL SORIANO HANDLING PARENTING SO FAR?
[ALSO: Cesar happy for Sunshine, makes peace with Talent manager Norma J.]


OCTOBER 17 -A couple of weeks after Toni Gonzaga gave birth to baby Severiano Eliott Gonzaga-Soriano, Paul Soriano tells how parenting is going so far. “This time, my sleepless nights are legit,” Paul tells Inquirer. “Toni breastfeeds and that’s every two hours. I do the burping after.” READ MORE...ALSO, Cesar happy for Sunshine, makes peace with Talent manager Norma J. ...

ALSO: Regine’s sweet inspirations


OCTOBER 22 -Regine Velasquez-Alcasid with husband Ogie and their son Nate: She is as dedicated to her family as she is to her music career.
Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is as fiercely dedicated to her home and family as she is to her music career. Her first order of business these days: Heirloom recipes that please the palate. Her highly-rated Saturday morning talk show Sarap Diva (which celebrates its fourth year this month) bears witness to her passion for anything gustatory. “Cooking is like singing. You can sing someone else’s song and make it your own. In the same way, you can take someone else’s recipe and make it your own,” she writes in Bongga Sa Kusina, a cookbook she launched early this year. READ MORE...

ALSO LOOK: Bimby brings gifts for his baby brother
[RELATED LOOK: Kris Aquino brings Bimby to meet his new brother, shares mom wisdom with James Yap's gf]


OCTOBER 23 -BIMBY VISITS MJ: PBA star James Yap took to Instagram to thank his son Bimby for bringing gifts for his younger brother, baby MJ. Bimby is Yap’s son with his former wife Kris Aquino, while baby MJ is his son with current partner, Michela Cazzola. Sharing a picture of Bimby’s gifts for baby MJ on Instagram, Yap wrote: “Thank you bimb for bringing gifts for your baby brother. I love you both.” For the first time, Bimby met Yap's newborn Saturday afternoon.  "I reached out to James and asked if it would be okay for Bimby to meet his baby brother," Aquino said. "I prayed a lot for this day to arrive when we'd all be ready, because I just want what is best for my bunso."  READ MORE...RELATED, LOOK: Kris Aquino brings Bimby to meet his new brother, shares mom wisdom with James Yap's gf...

ALSO IN PHOTOS: AlDub pre-nup photos released


OCTOBER 20 -“Kalye-serye” couple, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, recently held a pre-nuptial shoot. Photos from Manny and April Photography
Before the hit noontime show love team AlDub walks down the aisle, the “Kalye-serye” couple, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, first had a pre-nuptial shoot. Alden and Maine (Yaya Dub) more popularly known as AlDub of Eat Bulaga’s “Kalye-serye,” recently had their pre-wedding shoot of various themes that will surely swept away the AlDub nation. The onscreen couple got "engaged" during a "Kalye-serye" segment, which is now set five years later. READ MORE, MORE PHOTOS...

ALSO: Other celebrities asked -Will you do an Agot?


OCTOBER 20 -Agot Isidro
We asked several celebrities if they had the guts to do what Agot Isidro did on Facebook. To backtrack a bit. The singer-actress became a trending topic recently after criticizing President Duterte in a blistering post that described the politician as a “psychopath” for quarreling with the United States and the United Nations. As expected, a deluge of hateful posts flooded social media. Agot’s sister Olive Isidro told the Inquirer that Agot was coping well in spite of the intrigues. “We talked about the issue and she just laughed off the bashers,” Olive said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Brad Pitt disappoints sons
[RELATED: Brad Who? Angelina Jolie Already Removing All Tattoos Related To Pitt]
[RELATED(2): Brad Pitt meets with his son Maddox for first time since split]


OCTOBER 8 -BRAD WITH MADDOX AND PAX: Pitt has ''disappointed'' his sons by not taking them to a concert he promised them before his split from Angelina Jolie. PHOTO Provided by Bang Brad
Brad Pitt's sons were ''disappointed'' he couldn't take them to see The Offspring over the weekend. The 52-year-old actor - who is currently in the middle of a high profile divorce from his 41-year-old wife Angelina Jolie - has only seen his children a handful of times since the split and was set to spend some quality time with Maddox, 15, and Pax, 12, by taking them to see the punk rockers at Irvine Meadows in Los Angeles. But he had to call off the trip after words of advice from his security team, leaving the pair ''absolutely crushed''. A source told HollywoodLife.com: ''Brad disappointed his older boys this weekend when he was unable to take them to see their favourite punk bands, The Offspring and Sublime, in concert in Los Angeles. ''Pax and Maddox were with Brad at their Los Feliz home over the weekend and super excited about going with their father to see a huge rock & roll show with their dad. READ MORE..., RELATED,
Brad Who? Angelina Jolie Already Removing All Tattoos Related To Pitt... RELATED(2) Brad Pitt meets with his son Maddox for first time since split...


READ FULL MEDIA REPORTS HERE:

How Are Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano Handling Parenting So Far?


BABY SEVE SORIANO

MANILA, OCTOBER 24, 2016 (INQUIRER) BY JACQUELINE ARIAS - A couple of weeks after Toni Gonzaga gave birth to baby Severiano Eliott Gonzaga-Soriano, Paul Soriano tells how parenting is going so far.

“This time, my sleepless nights are legit,” Paul tells Inquirer. “Toni breastfeeds and that’s every two hours. I do the burping after.”

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In the interview, Paul’s filmmaker side takes over as he recounts watching E.T. with baby Seve for the first time. “It was Seve’s first movie. He slept through half of it, but I know his heart was in it… We will watch E.T. many times in the future,” he says, noting that this’ll be an annual thing for them.

Meanwhile, he also describes that his wife Toni changed in his eyes after giving birth to baby Seve. “I see Toni in a different light now. She has always been a determined and passionate woman. But I saw how physically, emotionally and mentally strong she was.”

Well, it looks like things are going well in the Gonzaga-Soriano household. And if you want see more of baby Seve’s cute photos, you can check out hisInstagram account.

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Cesar happy for Sunshine, makes peace with Norma J. FUNFARE By Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 17, 2016 - 12:00am 0 806 googleplus0 0


Cesar Montano and A-List talent manager Norma Japitana bridge a years-long gap with an embrace. Right: Cesar’s estranged wife Sunshine Cruz with rumored boyfriend Macky Mathay. Photo from Arwin Matias’ Facebook

Not a word was spoken. There was no use for that.

Friday night at Annabel’s restaurant in Quezon City where she invited close friends to her birthday dinner, A-list talent manager Norma Japitana walked in to a big surprise waiting for her — Cesar Montano no less.

Without saying anything to each other and simply flashing each other a how-have-you-been-all-these-years? smile, they fell into a warm embrace.

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With that mother-son hug, the manager and her talent bridged a years-long gap created by Cesar when he dropped Norma as manager in favor of Shirley P. Naturally, it hurt Norma who considers Cesar not just a talent but also as a son.

As Cesar and Norma joined Freddie Aguilar, Anthony Castelo, Nestor Torre (with his mom Isabel), and Roseanne Cosculluela (with husband Val Villegas) at a table, they let bygones be bygones and talked about happy things.


Norma J with (from left) Freddie Aguilar, Anthony Castelo, Cesar and former Sen./Vice Pres. Teofisto ‘Tito’ Guingona…

The dinner was very exclusive, very private and intimate, with only 30 of Norma’s friends invited.

Early arrival was former Sen./Vice President Teofisto “Tito” Guingona, looking years younger than 88, who said that he keeps fit by playing tennis.

A few years ago, my friends Dr. Wilson Lim and Raoul Tidalgo and I chanced upon Tito playing tennis by his lonesome at the Quezon City Sports Club. We were amazed at how he hit the ball with the power of a man several years his junior.

“Norma is a long-time friend,” said Tito who took only a plateful of salads. “We have known each other from way, way back…before Martial Law pa.”

Dulce came with her husband Bernard Cruzata who, we learned, is a cousin of Sen. Leila de Lima (they both hail from Iriga City).


…with (seated, from left) Nestor Torre and mom Isabel; and (back row, also from left) Val Villegas, celebrity lawyer Lorna Kapunan, Vic’s wife Roseanne Cosculluela, Freddie, Cesar and Anthony…

If you recall, Dulce’s post on Facebook predated the one by Agot Isidro. Unlike Agot, however, Dulce deleted her “highly revealing” post before it could generate a controversy more explosive than Agot’s post did. Asked about it, Dulce begged off, saying, “Huwag na lang!” (But the post had been liked a hundred times and may still be found on the Internet). Bernard broke into a “knowing” smile and he asked that whatever he would say be kept off the record.

Celebrity lawyer Lorna Kapunan (isn’t it a big waste that she didn’t make it to the Senate while a few “lesser” ones did? Better luck next time, Lorna!) came with her friend Jimmy Regalario who engaged Tito in animated conversation about issues bugging the country today.

Among those that we shared the sumptuous dinner with were Ethel Ramos and Remy Umerez who, like Tito, are among Norma’s old-time friends. Also present were Dr. Lera Grace del Castillo and her husband Nelson del Castillo who composed the song If. (Other well-wishers must have come after we had left.) “How come Norma’s other talents like Rico J. Puno and Marco Sison didn’t come?” wondered Ethel.

12345 Norma J with (from left) Freddie Aguilar, Anthony Castelo, Cesar and former Sen./Vice Pres. Teofisto ‘Tito’ Guingona… On hand to help Norma entertain guests was Leah Japitana Martinez, Norma’s niece and trusted Girl Friday.

Highlight of the night was the popping of the champagne bottle led by Cesar who then offered Norma a toast together with Anthony and Freddie. Then, the well-wishers raised their glasses and wished Norma a long life uncluttered by showbiz intrigue.


Ethel Ramos and Remy Umerez - Photos by SANY CHUA

To cap the night, we asked Cesar how he felt about the rumor that his estranged wife Sunshine Cruz has found (at last?) new love in the person of Ismael “Macky” Mathay IV, the half-brother of Ara Mina who acted as the “bridge” between the two.

“I’m happy for her,” said Cesar with a little smile. (Up to now, Cesar hasn’t confirmed rumors linking him to 2009 Miss Earth-Philippines Sandra Seifert and Miss Earth Air/first runner-up in that year’s Miss Earth pageant). “She deserves to be happy.”

According to reports, Macky himself is estranged from his wife. No confirmation from him or Sunshine what the real score between them is.

The good news is that Cesar has just been given a position at DOT (Department Of Tourism) by Pres. DU30 whom he supported from the very start. Cesar refrained from talking about it until early next year when he assumes office.


PHILSTAR

Regine’s sweet inspirations KAPUSO DAY By Angel Javier Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 21, 2016 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


Regine Velasquez-Alcasid with husband Ogie and their son Nate: She is as dedicated to her family as she is to her music career.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is as fiercely dedicated to her home and family as she is to her music career. Her first order of business these days: Heirloom recipes that please the palate. Her highly-rated Saturday morning talk show Sarap Diva (which celebrates its fourth year this month) bears witness to her passion for anything gustatory.

“Cooking is like singing. You can sing someone else’s song and make it your own. In the same way, you can take someone else’s recipe and make it your own,” she writes in Bongga Sa Kusina, a cookbook she launched early this year.

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On Nate: He wants my time

The book highlights some of her beloved recipes interlaced with celebrity kitchen concoctions lifted from her cooking show. Among them are Marian Rivera’s Talaba Tempura with Love; Alessandra de Rossi’s Veal Osso Buco; Chef Boy Logro’s Braised Pork Loin Rack; Heart Evangelista-Escudero’s Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta; Michelle van Eimeren-Morrow’s Hainanese Chicken; and Alden Richards’ Special Paksiw na Lechon.


Regine holding a copy of her cookbook Bongga Sa Kusina: Cooking is like singing. You can take someone else’s recipe and make it your own.

Featuring a smorgasbord of visual and gastronomic temptations, the book also includes Songbird trivia, marriage advice, celebrity anecdotes, a rare look into Regine’s spacious domestic kitchen and a foreword from her husband, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid.

“I’ve been doing it for more than three years. I really love doing the show,” she says of Sarap Diva, her most treasured show. It’s also an avenue for Regine to showcase her natural flair as a homemaker. “It’s not a character, it’s me.”

On her downtime, Regine enjoys preparing hearty meals for her two boys. Ogie adores her baked chicken and their four-year-old tyke Nate just can’t get enough of his mom’s sinigang.

In a light-hearted interview, the Songbird shares her most prized treasures that neither fame nor money can buy.

Most treasured role

“Wife and Mom,” she says, basking in the joys of motherhood.

In 2010, Regine married her long-time friend Ogie and a year later, she gave birth to their first-born, Nathaniel James (nicknamed Nate). “If you’ve gotten used to being taken care of all your life — kasi ganon ako, I was very sheltered — and now suddenly you’re taking care of someone else, it’s very liberating. It makes you stronger as a person kasi ‘pag ikaw ‘yung nag-aalaga parang sinasantabi mo ‘yung sarili mong mga needs. Inuuna mo ‘yung needs ng family mo so I like that.”

Most treasured person

“My husband and my son,” says Regine, also citing her wedding and Nate’s delivery as her most treasured moments. “Everyday is a memorable experience. If you have kids, you’ll find that you try to record each memory, and you pray that as you get older, and when they get older, that you remember everything. You try to savor everything. Everyday is memorable.”

As a full-time celebrity, Regine wrestles with a full calendar most days, but she has her priorities straight. She is first and foremost a mother to Nate.

“At the end of the day, I realized it’s really not about the gifts. What he wants is your time. Even if I’m busy, if he asks me, ‘Mommy, can you stay with me?’ I’ll stay with him for 10 minutes just to let him know I’m there for him. It’s not about the toys you give them, it’s the time you give. It’s better to invest in time. The time and attention you give them, they will remember.”

Most treasured place or travel destination

“Siguro pinaka-memorable na lang,” she mentions Australia as an afterthought. “Kasi we have a family there. Every Christmas we go there. We spend time with Nate’s sisters (Ogie’s daughters with ex-wife Michelle) and ninong. Every time we go there, parating masaya. Every Christmas kami doon. ‘Pag hindi kami makakapunta doon, sila ‘yung pupunta dito.”

Most treasured moment as a Kapuso artist

“Siguro ‘yung kakapirma ko lang,” she recalls, referring to her two-year exclusive contract with GMA, which she renewed last January. “I’ve been with GMA for a long time na rin, I’m very happy that they still want me as a Kapuso, I’m very proud.”

Regine’s long-time partnership with the network spans nearly two decades.

She began her television career with musical variety program Sobrang Okay Pare (SOP) in 1998, and went on to headline its successor Party Pilipinas in 2010. She has also hosted a string of reality talent competitions — among them, Pinoy Pop Superstar, Celebrity Duets, Are You The Next Big Star and Bet Ng Bayan. Last year, she sat in the judging panel for the first time (along with Joey de Leon and Jennylyn Mercado) to give advice to showbiz hopefuls in the sixth season of StarStruck.

Most treasured advice

Three decades in, Regine has this to say: “Invest more in relationships rather than material things,” she makes her point.

“Most of the time, we’re caught up with work, we want to be somewhere, we want to be someone. I realized, it’s okay to earn money, it’s good to focus on your career, but you also need to invest in your relationships. And the most important thing is your relationship with God. Because when you have that, everything follows.”


ABS-CBN

LOOK: Bimby brings gifts for his baby brother ABS-CBN News Posted at Oct 23 2016 03:35 PM | Updated as of Oct 23 2016 04:46 PM

MANILA – PBA star James Yap took to Instagram to thank his son Bimby for bringing gifts for his younger brother, baby MJ.
Bimby is Yap’s son with his former wife Kris Aquino, while baby MJ is his son with current partner, Michela Cazzola.

Sharing a picture of Bimby’s gifts for baby MJ on Instagram, Yap wrote: “Thank you bimb for bringing gifts for your baby brother. I love you both.”

For the first time, Bimby met Yap's newborn Saturday afternoon.



"I reached out to James and asked if it would be okay for Bimby to meet his baby brother," Aquino said. "I prayed a lot for this day to arrive when we'd all be ready, because I just want what is best for my bunso."

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"Thank you James and Mic for graciously welcoming us into your home. Mic went out of her way to prepare carbonara for Bimby and to bake an Italian chocolate pie for our merienda," she added.

In another post of her with Cazzola, Aquino claimed that there's not "perfect formula for mothering except to do it with love."

"I am grateful that today we gave our sons the opportunity to meet and hopefully have genuine bonding as brothers. Because in the end, the good men we are able to raise will be products of our guidance and unconditional love as mothers," she explained.

Aquino also sent flowers to Cazzola.

Just last week, Aquino admitted that she was disappointed with the lack of effort on Yap's part in reaching out to Bimby.

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LOOK: Kris Aquino brings Bimby to meet his new brother, shares mom wisdom with James Yap's gf By Coconuts Manila October 23, 2016 / 11:33 PHT Like Coconuts MNL on Facebook Follow Coconuts MNL on Twitter kris bimby michella


Kris Aquino and son Bimby with Michella Cazzola. PHOTO: Instagram/Kris Aquino

Queen of all Philippine Media Kris Aquino brought her son Bimby to a very special meeting on Sat (Oct 22) afternoon.

For the first time ever, Bimby met his baby brother — the newborn son of his father James Yap with Italian girlfriend Michela Cazzola.

Aquino shared with the media that she was hurt with Yap's decision of not telling Bimby about the baby, but she's glad the couple agreed to the weekend visit.

"I reached out to James and asked if it would be okay for Bimb to meet his baby brother," Kris wrote on Instagram. "I prayed a lot for this day to arrive when we'd all be ready, because I just want what is best for my bunso. Thank you James and Mic for graciously welcoming us into your home."

Kris said Michella even made carbonara for Bimby and baked Italian chocolate pie for their merienda (snack).

In another photo of Kris, Bimby, and Michella, Kris shared a few words of wisdom for the new mom.

"There's no perfect formula for mothering except to do it with love," Kris wrote.

"I am grateful that today we gave our sons the opportunity to meet and hopefully have genuine bonding as brothers," she adds. "Because in the end, the good men we are able to raise will be products of our guidance and unconditional love as mothers."


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According to an ABS-CBN News report, Yap, who was not present in Kris' photos, clarified in a previous radio interview that he wanted Bimby to meet his baby brother, but he wasn't given a lot of opportunities to visit Bimby.


PHILSTAR

IN PHOTOS: AlDub pre-nup photos released By Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated October 19, 2016 - 6:36pm 6 345 googleplus0 0


“Kalye-serye” couple, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, recently held a pre-nuptial shoot. Photos from Manny and April Photography

MANILA, Philippines – Before the hit noontime show love team AlDub walks down the aisle, the “Kalye-serye” couple, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, first had a pre-nuptial shoot.

Alden and Maine (Yaya Dub) more popularly known as AlDub of Eat Bulaga’s “Kalye-serye,” recently had their pre-wedding shoot of various themes that will surely swept away the AlDub nation.

The onscreen couple got "engaged" during a "Kalye-serye" segment, which is now set five years later.

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Eat Bulaga shared over a hundred pre-nuptial photos of AlDub which was taken by their official photographer, Manny and April Photography. These were also released online by the photographers and earned positive reactions from netizens, who mostly said that they felt “kilig.”

Photographers Manny and April said they had fun doing the shoot with Alden and Maine.


 mannyandaprilphotographyHad so much fun shooting Alden and Maine's Prenup! Awesome working with @eventlabph and thank you so much! 😍 Watch out for their photos on our website soooooon! @mainedcm @aldenrichards02 .

Alden even shared one of their photos on Instagram.

Swoon over the all-white, laid-back, formal, and street-themed pre-nuptial photos of Alden and Maine shared by their photographers and Dabarkads below:


"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." - Arrigo Boito @mainedcm @aldenrichards02 . . . . #MAP #MannyandApril #TeamMAP #MannyandAprilPhotography #weddings #weddingsPH #prenup #prewedding #engagementsession #Aldub #AldubNation #aldubengaged #engagement 3,175 likes 42 comments


Alden and Maine's #Prenup is now up on our website and facebook page! Woooot! ❤️ #AlDub #AlDubNation #AlDubPrenup #AlDubWeddingPrep #AlDubWedding #MAP #MannyandApril #MannyandAprilPhotography #TeamMAP 2,198 likes 28 comments


INQUIRER

Will you do an Agot? By: Bayani San Diego Jr. / @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM October 18, 2016


Agot Isidro

We asked several celebrities if they had the guts to do what Agot Isidro did on Facebook.

To backtrack a bit. The singer-actress became a trending topic recently after criticizing President Duterte in a blistering post that described the politician as a “psychopath” for quarreling with the United States and the United Nations.

As expected, a deluge of hateful posts flooded social media.

Agot’s sister Olive Isidro told the Inquirer that Agot was coping well in spite of the intrigues. “We talked about the issue and she just laughed off the bashers,” Olive said.

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In cyberspace, some of Agot’s colleagues showed their support by posting the meme #SupportAgot as their profile pic.

On the other side of the divide, haters are having a field day, spreading fake news, the most hilarious claims Agot is dating mobsters. Agot plays the wife of a drug lord in the primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

No matter which side of the debate you’re on, one thing is certain: Lines have been drawn and the entertainment industry, like Philippine society as a whole, is polarized.

So, who will do an Agot?


Maria Isabel Lopez

Maria Isabel Lopez

No, because I am Isabel. There is freedom of speech in the country and Agot is entitled to that (although we know that she is a yellow supporter). Regarding her FB post, aren’t we all crazy one way or another? Acceptance of one’s character, personality and convictions is the key to peace. I want to tell Agot that she has to choose her battles! I believe in our President and I am very happy with the way he is running the country, uniting Filipinos whether you’re with NDFP, NPA or MILF. I support the war on drugs, which benefited the past administration. He is the man the Filipinos deserve at this point in time.


Amy Perez

Amy Perez

I can’t do an Agot! (Laughs) I’m afraid! But I respect the fact that she voiced out her opinion regarding the way President Duterte is handling the affairs of our country. I admire her so much. She is very brave. However, let me share my thoughts about Facebook. It used to be a happy place for me, where you can reconnect with family and friends. But now I’m sad because there’s too much hate there. I was worried and scared about their reaction to Agot’s post.

Tessie Tomas

Agot is a friend and I respect her opinion. This is a free country and government officials can benefit from honest feedback from citizens, especially because it is very hard to be objective about oneself. However, accusing someone of a mental disorder is rather insulting and not helpful.

Shamaine Buencamino

There is still freedom of speech in our present government, so Agot has the right to say what she wants to say. But I myself won’t do an Agot because I don’t want to feed the trolls.

Ces Quesada

It should be a free world. Agot has the right to say her piece just as anybody should have a right to say his or hers. We have been so polarized in this country that it becomes an act
of bravery just to say what’s on one’s mind. The attacks on either side have been very vicious. I admire Agot for standing up for what she believes in. She does not deserve the dirt that’s being thrown at her.


Ali Sotto

Ali Sotto

Well, on my daily radio talk show with Arnold Clavio on dzBB, we do speak our minds (and sing our hearts out) about national issues, these days centered for the most part on the President’s unorthodox, controversial, oftentimes appalling, language and actuation. We get our fair share of bashers, but since we do political satire, the raucous humor takes much of the sting off.

This will inarguably define Agot Isidro as one gutsy lady. It’s one thing to rant against the President among friends, and another to post it on social media, and open oneself to the backlash of the 16 million who voted for him! And to not back down despite the orchestrated rage that followed! Ang tapang! (How courageous!)

Bing Pimentel

I think Agot is fearless for posting such a message on FB, even though she knows that she’ll never hear the end of it from the President’s avid followers. I do share the sentiments, but I don’t see myself ever indulging in useless rants, useless, because the end result is negative more than positive.


Mercedes Cabral

Mercedes Cabral

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. In any case, anyone who sits as President is often criticized by the people. I can see the pros and cons of the current government, but then again, all our presidents have positive and negative traits.

Chanel Latorre

Ms. Agot was really brave for expressing her thoughts on the President. I respect her and her opinion. Personally, however, there are things that I appreciate about the present administration and there are things that happened in the past that I am still trying to understand. Nevertheless, people should not bash each other just because of their conflicting political beliefs. Let’s behave like mature, diplomatic adults.

Joel Lamangan

Agot has all the right to express her beliefs. Freedom of expression is stipulated in the Constitution. If anyone does not agree with her, it is also his or her right to say so. If somebody is offended or hurt by her pronouncements, then the court is there to decide on the matter. That is the essence of democracy!

Chris Martinez

Yes, I will do an Agot because, like her, I have a brain that functions, a mouth that can talk and fingers that can type. I will always speak my mind.

JC de Vera

I am not in a position to comment on that issue. I base my decisions on my status and position in life. I am not sure where my comments might lead me. So I might as well stay positive when it comes to this administration.

Jon Santos

I heard on the radio that President Duterte recognizes Agot’s constitutional right. So I hope everyone is OK na with that. I am happy that free speech is alive in the country.

John Lapus

My Tita Agot is a very strong and intelligent woman. I support her 100 percent. Her opinion matters to me, and she is not a liar. Pak ganern!

Aaron Rivera

I would probably not post something like that. I’m not saying that it is right or wrong, but social media isn’t a good place for an intellectual conversation that contains very strong accusations against someone. I would have selected the right words or the proper venue. Agot’s point could have been delivered in a different way, though.

Noel Trinidad

I admire Agot for her courage, for speaking her mind, especially since many Filipinos are either Duterte fanatics who think Digong can do no wrong or ass kissers and cowards (politicians and others in government).


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Brad Pitt disappoints sons


Brad, Maddox and Pax: Maddox is the only one of his siblings to be born and adopted by Jolie pre-Brangelina. In fact, Maddox was adopted during Jolie's marriage to Billy Bob Thornton. While Jolie and Thornton announced the adoption of 7-month-old Maddox, born Rath Bibol, from an orphanage in Cambodia together on March 12, 2002, only Jolie's name was on the adoption papers. The 'Wanted' star filed for divorce from Thornton that July, asking for custody of then 11-month-old Maddox. "Maddox was the first baby I ever held," Jolie told ET at the junket for Tomb Raider 2 in 2003. "He's really made me a woman and everything that is, you know, just the warmth and find that side of that very nurturing and open."


Provided by Bang Brad: Pitt has ''disappointed'' his sons by not taking them to a concert he promised them before his split from Angelina Jolie.

Brad Pitt's sons were ''disappointed'' he couldn't take them to see The Offspring over the weekend.

The 52-year-old actor - who is currently in the middle of a high profile divorce from his 41-year-old wife Angelina Jolie - has only seen his children a handful of times since the split and was set to spend some quality time with Maddox, 15, and Pax, 12, by taking them to see the punk rockers at Irvine Meadows in Los Angeles.

But he had to call off the trip after words of advice from his security team, leaving the pair ''absolutely crushed''.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: ''Brad disappointed his older boys this weekend when he was unable to take them to see their favourite punk bands, The Offspring and Sublime, in concert in Los Angeles.

''Pax and Maddox were with Brad at their Los Feliz home over the weekend and super excited about going with their father to see a huge rock & roll show with their dad.

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''Brad promised the two he would take them months prior to his split from Angelina.

''Brad intended on taking the boys too. But at the last-minute by recommendations from his security team, Brad thought it best to stay home, leaving the boys absolutely crushed.''

Angelina has temporary physical custody of their six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.

The youngsters are said to be having a ''hard time'' trying to understand their parents' situation.

The source added: ''The boys are young and are having a hard time understanding everything that is happening with their parents.

''They want to know why they can't just carry on with life normally.''

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She's a cold-hearted machine right now and not letting herself weaken.'

Out with the old! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that Angelina Jolie is wasting no time removing all traces of her ex, Brad Pitt. In her latest round of exorcising the actor from her life, she’s begun getting all of her Brad-related tattoos removed.

“She’s got Brad’s birthplace co-ordinates on her arm, plus a romantic design they both got for each other in Cambodia, and she wants them both gone,” said an insider.

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“She’s a cold-hearted machine right now and not letting herself weaken,” added the source.

It appears the tattoo-loving Jolie has finally learned her lesson about inking herself with anything to do with her love interests.

“She’s also vowed to never ever get another romance-related tattoo again as this isn’t the first time she’s had to go through this,” noted the insider of 41-year-old Jolie, who once had to get Billy Bob tattoos removed.

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After copious planning and lots of therapy for all parties involved, Brad Pitt has now met with all six of his children, including the eldest son he and Angelina Jolie Pitt share, Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

TMZ reports Brad and 15-year-old Maddox -- along with a therapist -- got together Wednesday, Oct. 19, amid reports that Maddox preferred to stay with his mother on the two occasions when his siblings met with their father in the wake of Brad and Angelina's split.

According to the website, the family therapist "felt the timing wasn't right" for a reunion between Brad and Maddox. The latest report gives few details about why that was the case, but it may have stemmed from the investigation being conducted by the Department of Children and Family Services into an incident on a plane earlier this year during which Brad was allegedly verbally abusive towards Maddox.

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Initial reports suggested that argument came just a week or so before Angelina filed for divorce on Sept. 19.

Earlier this week, a source told Us Weekly Angelina "wants [the kids] to have a relationship with him once their health and safety is assured," a comment in line with sources close to Angelina who have reportedly told TMZ "she still wants their family to function with a fully involved father and mother."

Under the terms of a temporary custody agreement, both parents have retained legal custody, but Angelina has had sole physical custody, with Brad allowed visitiation. That agreement was set to terminate Oct. 20.

Looking ahead, an expert in family law says what the future holds will rely heavily on the results of the DFCS investigation.

"DCFS could decide to investigate the issues further or, they will have made findings about whether or not there is any danger to the children and those findings will be taken into consideration by the family court," Matthew K. Skarin, a certified family law specialist, tells People.

"If the DCFS matter is kept open, it doesn't necessarily mean that there have been any negative findings about either party. It could just mean that their investigation was inconclusive and they want to look into matters a little further. Assuming that there are no findings of any potential harm to any of the children, and DCFS is satisfied that the children are not in any danger with either of the parties, DCFS would then close their investigation."

In the meantime, Brad and Angelina have plenty to work out regarding both their divorce and the custody of their children, who in addition to Maddox include Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. So far, that's reportedly been difficult.

Speaking to People, an insider acknowledged,"Things are still strange and strained between them," adding that, "They are still working on issues that they can't agree on. It seems their issues still involve the kids."

When Angelina moved to end her nearly 12-year relationship with Brad, he released a statement underscoring the fact that the children's welfare was the estranged couple's main priority.

"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he said at the time. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."


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