• Ex-Husband Claims Isabel Granada Had Unchecked Illness Prior to Incident

    Plus, see Nikki Gil's safari-themed baby shower, Sarah Lahbati flaunts baby bump at Amanpulo, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Ex-husband alleges Isabel Granada had an unchecked illness before incident

    According to ex-husband Jericho Aguas, Isabel has long been hiding an illness. "Medyo matagal na pong naramdaman ni Isabel ‘yan, lalo na yung pananakit ng ulo. Magkasama pa po kami ay lagi na po niyang sinasabi 'yan. Unfortunately po, hindi siya nakapagpatingin at hindi siya nakapagpa-checkup," he told Pep.ph. Jericho added that the 41-year-old singer-actress had other symptoms that would have needed medical attention. "Unfortunately, nung dumating ang mga panahon na ‘yan, hindi na kami ang pamilya niya, ang kasama," he said. Jericho claimed that a doctor friend informed him that Isabel had a checkup but didn't tell her family about it because she didn't want them to worry. He and Isabel were married in 2002 and separated after more than 10 years of marriage; they have a 14-year-old son, Hubert. 

    "Isabel's heartbeat went down from 156 to 98, when Mama and Hubert arrived and spent time in her room. That's a good sign. The normal heartbeat daw is 60 to 100. God performs miracles," Jericho posted an update on his Facebook account on Saturday, October 28. "Continue praying… Malapit na hong magkamalay si Isabel," he added. Jericho also prayed that God would give their son strength while accompanying his grandmother in Doha. Isabel's mom is also a hopeful that her daughter will wake up from her coma. 

    As of October 29, Isabel's husband, Arnel Principe-Cowley confirmed that her condition is still the same, and that her vital signs remain stable. (pep.ph)

    Did Nikki Gil reveal her unborn baby's gender? 

    The blooming preggo was given a baby shower recently in her honor, this time organized by her mother-in-law, and posted some of the photos on Instagram. "Enjoyed a super fun safari-themed baby shower lovingly organized by my beautiful in-laws. Already so much love for the little one," Nikki captioned a series of snaps taken during the event. In one photo, she is seen carrying a little boy and captioned it, "Transitioning from Hassle Tita to Hassle Momma." 

    In a separate post, Nikki might have confirmed that she is having a boy. "Happy I get to share the journey to mamahood with you (also because #handmedownsfrombenny)," she wrote as a birthday greeting for friend, Stephanie Fernandez, whose youngest child is a boy named Benjamin.
     

    LOOK: Sarah Lahbati flaunts baby bump at Amanpulo beach

    The 17-week pregnant hot momma spent some time at the beaches of Amanpulo Island with fiance Richard Gutierrez and son Zion. Sarah took the chance to celebrate her new curves on the paradise island and amidst a backdrop of white sand and blue waters. "[Four] months pregnant. Big thighs, wide waistline, big everything, BIG HEART. Nothing and no one will crush my happiness. Peace and love, always," she wrote as a caption to one of her photos. Sarah and Richard are expecting another baby boy, which they both found out during the recent gender-reveal party organized by Richard's sister-in-law Alexa Gutierrez. Sarah is due to give birth in April 2018. (abs-cbn.com)

    Karen Delos Reyes gives birth to a baby boy

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    Last week, on October 26, the actress announced that she had given birth to her first child. Karen welcomed her baby boy, whom she has named Gabriel, on October 22, at 11: 34 p.m. "Lord, thank you so much for this wonderful blessing. Help me raise this child, mold his mind, and nurture his body. Help me see the special gifts you have given him and help me nurture them," Karen captioned her Instagram photos. "Thank you, Lord, for your grace and love. Please give us inner strength, patience, and peace for the journey ahead," the new mom added. 

    Karen, who was famous for the "paboritong apo" fastfood commercial, has yet to disclose who the father of her child is. Her friend, PULP Live World Production vice president Happee Sy-Go, reacted to Karen posting her first colored photo—that of her newborn son—on Instagram. "I love how everything used to be black and white but with Baby Gabriel... life now has more colors in it," she commented. Congratulations! (pep.ph)

    DepEd leaves decision on schedule of make-up classes to school officials
    A lot of parents are already voicing concern that the number of holidays this school year would hinder kids' learning and development, but the Department of Education (DepEd) said that the school calendar usually already factors in possible school cancellations due to typhoons, transpost strikes, of ASEAN events. It also stressed that holding makeup classes for elementary and high school students is up to the school's prerogative. Makeup classes may be set on Saturdays or by extending school hours on weekdays. Teachers may also opt to give students extra homework and projects. "The school calendar contains more or less 204 school calendar days, and to deliver all the modules effectively, we only require 180 days of actual contact time among the teachers and our students. If you go below that, then we conduct make-up classes for our students by way of Saturday classes or extended school hours on weekdays if applicable," DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali told The Manila Times. (manilatimes.net)

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