• Andi Eigenmann: 'Don't Call Me A Bad Mother for Being Different.'

    Plus, Paolo Ballesteros reunites with daughter in the U.S., Vina Morales sings with daughter Ceana in new album, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Andi Eigenmann: 'Don't call me a bad mother for being different.'

    The single mom recently fired back on Twitter at someone who allegedly called her a "bad mom." Andi's tweets seem to be related to an Instagram photo of her daughter Ellie, which she posted on April 7 but which has now been deleted. "Today, I realized I will always be in the wrong because the people of this country does not even know what is sexist and what is not," Andi said, adding that these people also don't know how to recognize good art. "Please don't call me a bad mother for being different than you. It's a shame how there are still so many close minded people in this country," she added. 

    Replies to her tweets were mostly in support of the single mom. "There's nothing wrong with the picture. And mga utak nila ang may problema," wrote Twitter user @ladyluust. "Cheer up. You're a good mother. [Many] of us had seen what you've been through. You're just being yourself," said @jessicadburry, while @SiosonChen added, "Yaan mo na sila. Basta alam mo sa sarili mo na you're a good mom to your daughter, yun ang importante." (pep.ph)


    Paolo Ballesteros gets sweet surprise visit from daughter before U.S. concert

    "My sweet surprise," the TV host and actor captioned a photo of him reuniting with his 8-year-old daughter Keira Claire in the U.S., where Paolo is prepping with the Eat Bulaga Dabarkads for the "K.S. sa U.S." concert on April 12. Keira Claire and her mom Katrina, Paolo's ex-girlfriend, have been based in Chicago, Illinois since 2015, so Paolo is only able to keep in touch with Keira via regular video calls. Nevertheless, his bond with his daughter has remained strong despite the distance. (gmanetwork.com)



    Vina Morales sings with daughter Ceana in new album

     

    It's a first for the singer-actress to share the microphone with her daughter Ceana. The duet, entitled "Pag-ibig na Walang Hangganan," is included in her new album "Vina: XXX," which marks her 30th year in the industry. "For [my] 30th year, gusto ko talaga magkaroon ng mother-daughter song, since Ceana naman likes to sing, nalambing ko naman siya if she can sing for my album," Vina told Pep.ph. They chose the song by Jungee Marcelo because it's upbeat and "kapag paulit-ulit napakinggan, mas nagiging familiarized na sila," she explained. Vina: XXX is available in record bars nationwide for P299. Digital downloads are available via ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph. (pep.ph)


    Therapeutic food now available for severely-malnourished kids in PH
    With the help of UNICEF, the Department of Health (DOH) launched a severe acute malnutrition (SAM) management service in 17 provinces initially in 2016, which includes the development of standard training modules on the management of SAM. Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), therapeutic milk, and other essential commodities from UNICEF will be delivered to treat up to 50,000 severely-malnourished kids in the MIMAROPA Region IV-B, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Eastern Visayas, and Bicol. "We cannot afford to lose the lives of these kids. We need everybody's cooperation and support especially from our local chief executives to achieve our Philippine Health Agenda and Zero SAM," DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said in a statement. According to the DOH, the country has 3.4 million children who are stunted or short for their age, and more than 300,000 children below the age of five who are thin for their height. (abs-cbn.com)


    Bradley Cooper is now a dad!

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    The actor who was hailed as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 is now a dad. Bradley and girlfriend Irina Shayk welcomed their first child two weeks ago, according to a report by People.com. The Victoria's Secret model's pregnancy was made public in November 2016 after she walked the famous fashion show in her second trimester of pregnancy. Irina and the Silver Linings Playbook actor, who have been dating since 2015, had always kept their relationship away from the spotlight and their official representatives never confirmed the news. In February, Irina's third-trimester baby bump was spotted during a trip to Disneyland. The couple is more likely to raise their child in their Los Angeles home. Congratulations! (people.com)


    Turkish Airlines cabin crew delivers baby born midflight

    Hats off to the cabin crew of Turkish Airlines for assisting a woman who gave birth to a baby girl 42,000 feet above ground. The mother, Nafi Diaby, was 28 weeks pregnant and suffered from childbirth pains soon after the plane took off on a flight from Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to Istanbul via Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Most airlines only allow expectant mothers who are in their 28th to 36th week of pregnancy to travel if they have a signed letter from a doctor. "They promptly responded to assist her childbirth during the flight," a Turkish Airlines statement said. It was unknown if there was a medical doctor on board, but some passengers also willingly assisted during the birth. The mother and the baby, named Kadiju, were immediately taken to a hospital when the plane landed. Both are said to be tired but in good health. Good job, crew! (bbc.com)

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