• Kris Aquino on Michela Cazzola: 'We Are Good Friends. She Reaches Out'

    Plus, Kylie Padilla pens emotional poem for her unborn child, DOH says online bashing could be cause of depression for some, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Kris Aquino on Michela Cazzola: ‘We are good friends. She reaches out.’

    The Queen of All Media had nothing by kind words for Michela Cazzola, the current partner of her ex-husband pro basketball player James Yap. "We are good friends with Mic. We like her,” she told Pep.ph’s editor in chief, Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon (and by "we" she means her and her sons). Kris credits their good relationship in re-establishing her connection with James. “It has really changed because Mic is so nice and so proper. The boys adore her!” she said. “It’s only Mic who reaches out. Like, every other week, she’ll text and all. I reply. Then I give it to Bimb, and they say hello to each other.” When asked about her son’s fondness for  Michela, Kris related, “[Ang] exact words [ni Bimb], ‘She has nothing to gain by being nice to me. And yet she’s nice to me.’ So that matters. Matatalino na mga bata ngayon.”

    Speaking of intelligence, Kris had her proud mom moment when Bimb’s grades were all A’s. She shared on social media that her youngest son was being homeschooled using a U.S.-based Catholic curriculum. “To all parents seeing this post- I'm sure you can identify with me, nothing comes close to the elation we feel when our kids are studying hard & getting good grades. More than our achievements, these are the moments we treasure!” Kris wrote. 


    Kylie Padilla pens emotional poem for her unborn child

    The former Encantadia star had said before that she’s very excited to be a mother, even before she found out about her pregnancy. Now five months along the family way, Kylie took to Instagram to share an ultrasound scan of her and fiance Aljur Abrenica’s future baby. Written in the caption was a heartfelt poem by the mom-to-be. Some of the lines read, “Kick for me always/Remind me of life's beauty/and to be happy. My little jellybean/You are where love has no end/all hate, I suspend,” Kylie’s poem read. It concludes with the lines, “Never be alone/Like the childhood I have known/You will be with me. I'll let you teach me/That love is no charity/It is just you and me."

    Kylie’s post came after she shared photos of her with Aljur, and their pet dog, which she captioned, “Family.” Recently, her dad actor Robin Padilla told Pep.ph that he was not prepared for his second daughter’s pregnancy, but he is open to discuss their forthcoming marriage. “Sa akin, sa opinyon ko mismo, hindi ako handa bagama't siya'y may edad na. Malamang siya ay handa. Pero ako, hindi ako handa. Ang alam ko kasi si Queenie ang buntis!” he said, referring to his eldest daughter. Robin, nonetheless, prays for his two daughters to deliver their babies safely. “Kung sila'y (Kylie and Aljur) magpapakasal, pag-usapan natin. Pero kung tayo'y magbobolahan, para saan?” he said.  (abs-cbn.com)

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    Online bashing may be one of the causes of depression -- DOH
    According to the Department of Health (DOH), online bashing is now being considered as one of the reasons behind the increasing number of people who are suffering from depression and having suicidal thoughts. DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag said that various local academic and support groups that seek to prevent suicides are looking into this. “Some people have difficulty coping with online bashing, and we want to protect the vulnerable adolescents,” he said during the press briefing to mark World Health Day, which this year carries the theme, “Depression: Let’s Talk.” The DOH cited that according to data from the National Center for Mental Health, out of the 3,479 total calls to the Hopeline suicide prevention hotlines last year, 605 considered themselves to be depressed, while 479 showed signs of depression and 496 made “suicide-related” inquiries. The researchers are in the process of checking if the callers were being shamed or harassed online. (inquirer.net)


    WATCH: Stephen Curry Knows All the lyrics to Moana and Frozen songs!

    It was probably the only time the NBA player looked more adorable than his eldest daughter, Riley. The Golden State Warriors’ star shooter paid a visit to James Corden’s The Late Late Show for some "life advice." But they also ended up in a car, a la Carpool Karaoke style (starts in around the 6:30-minute mark). Stephen insisted on belting out tunes, and the ones he knows so well: Disney songs! As he told James, he knew them all because it's the only thing that plays when he has his 4-year-old in the car. You could see in the video that Stephen is not a singer, but he knows all the lyrics of “How Far I’ll Go” from the movie Moana, and even the ad libs in “Love is an Open Door” from the movie Frozen. We thought this segment could only get better if Riley joined her dad and James! After all, she took the Internet by storm when she made appearances at her dad's after-game press conferences. (eonline.com)


    WATCH: This PSA shows that a typical day is like for kids with autism

    To promote Autism Awareness Month, the National Autistic Society in the U.K. releases a short video entitled Make It Stop. The video follows a 12-year-old girl Holly who has autism, and as she goes about her day, her encounters with other people seem to overwhelm her mind. “I’m autistic, and sometimes I get too much information,” Holly explains in a voiceover. The video description on YouTube adds to her message: “It’s as if my brain is too crowded ― and about to explode. But by taking a minute, you can give an autistic person like me the time they need. Understand autism, the person, and the change you can make.” In an interview with The Drum, Holly has said she’ll be happy if even just one person sees the film and becomes more understanding of kids with autism. “Sometimes I get really upset that people do not understand autism. But I hope this campaign will help improve understanding and make other people who are autistic feel more accepted,” she said. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

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