• Andi Eigenmann on Mom's Rant: 'Uncalled for and Unnecessary'

    Plus, 9-year-old Fil-Am singer Angelica Hale wows on America's Got Talent, UP climbs 7 notches in QS World University Rankings, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Andi Eigenmann on Mom's Public Rant: "I can’t control how others feel or think."

    Jaclyn Jose could not contain her anger and lashed out on Jake Ejercito and defended daughter Andi over the ongoing petition for joint custody filed by Jake.

    Jaclyn wrote on Instagram: "Pinapalabas ninyo in private that my daughter is not capable [of] raising Ellie? For that law suit? Kelan ka ba andito? Kelan namin pinagdamot si Ellie? Pakibalik apo ko kasi bibilhan ko pa ng uniform at school supply! Ano naibigay ninyo? Photos? Posting? Di naman alam ng tao publicly kung ano ka bilang ama!"

    "Try me, Jake! My grandchild [has] a good heart you know that I will not allow anyone to take that away from her." 

    The Cannes Best Actress winner said she knew that Andi would not like her taking her grievances in public, but Jaclyn said said she was fed up with Andi's bashers who don't even know her daughter in real life. Jaclyn added she doesn't care if she gets bashed. "I am speaking not for Andi but a grandmother to make Jake and her family not to take this for granted," she said. (Click here to read the details of Jacklyn's rants.)

    Andi, who has remained quiet about the joint petition since the issue was first reported, clarified that while she was not contradicting her mom's sentiments, she wished she kept her thoughts private. "I just think it was uncalled for and unnecessary. We should all know by now that everything will better be settled if not done in public," Andi told Pep.ph exclusively. She explained that she only felt the need to defend herself in public only when she felt that Jake speaks ill of her publicly. 

    Jake's lawyer, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio exclusively told Pep.ph that Jake's camp was saddened about the incident. He lamented that Jaclyn revealed sensitive information about the case , via her posts. For instance, they didn't want the date of the hearing to be public so that they could avoid a "media circus."

    "Kung talagang minamahal ni Gng. Jose ang kanyang apo na si Ellie ay tatahimik na lamang siya, sapagkat sa anumang kaguluhang maidudulot ng kanyang pagiging palaaway, ang higit na mapipinsala ay ang kanyang apo na sa ngayon ay nasa murang gulang pa lamang," Topacio said. 


    UP climbs 7 notches in QS World University Rankings

    The University of the Philippines (UP) now ranks 367th, from its previous rank 374th, in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, an annual list of the best universities around the globe. UP's archaeology program, which ranked 101-150 in the world, was highlighted in the rankings. Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) is within the 551-600 group, down from the 501-550 group last year, with its English Language and Literature program ranked in the 201-250 group. De La Salle University (DLSU) maintained its ranking in the 701-750 group from the year before, and its Linguistics program placed in the 151-200 group.

    The University of Santo Tomas (UST) dropped to the 801-1000 rank after placing in the 701+ position last year, but it's the only Philippine university that was given a five-star rating for employability, facilities, social responsibility, and inclusiveness. (entrepreneur.com.ph)


    WATCH: New Coco trailer takes us to the Land of the Dead

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     If the first trailer for Disney Pixar movie, Coco, introduced us to Miguel and his loveable dog, this new one gives us a glimpse of his adventures in the Land of the Dead. The film is inspired by Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican festival that celebrates the dead, and it is believed that during this day ancestors visit the land of the living to see their family and friends. The opposite happens in the movie, though. For the first time, a living person, Miguel (and his dog) gets transported to the land of the dead when he strung the guitar of his idol musician. There, he meets and gets to know his family, but he obviously cannot stay there. The mission, therefore, is to get Miguel back home. Coco features an all-Latino voice cast with Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich at the held. It opens in theaters on November 22.  (ew.com)


    The man who played Barney is finally revealed!

     

    The man who played Barney has come forward 16 years after the show wrapped. Business Insider re-discovered David Joyner, now 53, who was more than willing to reminisce his time playing the big purple dino in Barney and Friends, which ran for 13 years starting in 1991. "Being inside this costume is pretty cool," he said. Joyner also said it could get so hot inside the 70-pound costume and that he's "basically up to your elbows in being able to move." Joyner said he wore sneakers that were glued to the bottom of Barney's huge feet. While many costumes' head could be taken off, Barney's head doesn't, and Joyner said he basically couldn't see anything when Barney's mouth was closed. You've got to give him credit because Barney did a lot of dancing in the show! (goodhousekeeping.com)

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