• Sharon Cuneta on Her Kids: 'The Only Four People I Would Give My Life For'

    Plus, Kris Aquino vows not to be a "broken mom" anymore, Erika Padilla pregnant and happily engaged, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Sharon Cuneta on her kids: "The only four people I would give my life for."

    Netizens have been buzzing about the latest post the Megastar recently put up on her Facebook. It was a photo of her and her her and her kids, daughters KC, Frankie, Miel, and son Miguel, with this caption: "I miss you...the only four people in the whole wide world I would give my life for." Of course, it got people wondering if there was something to be read in between the lines because of Sharon's husband, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, was noticeably not mentioned in the post. It came two days after Sharon denied a third party in her marriage was the reason for her retreat to the U.S.

    The said photo, however, was the same one Sen. Pangilinan posted on his Instagram when he greeted his wife on Mother's Day. "Happy Mother's day to my partner, my best friend, the only woman I have and will love with all my heart and all my soul. Without you, I would not be the father I am to our precious children, and for this, I will forever be thankful," he wrote as a caption. "Know that as you go through your own journey in life, I will be here beside you. And even if I may not be able to solve a number of problems you face, my shoulders will always be here for you to lean on and my arms will always be available for big hugs should you feel the need for them. Always," he added.

    And six days ago, KC posted the above photo where she is seen spending time with her stepfather. Her caption noted how she "almost forgot what it was like to be a daughter again." 

    In a lengthy Facebook post, Sharon explained that she needed to rest her mind, body, heart and soul. "I am tired of being all things to all people, and I realize no one has really done or been the same for me... You know the phrase 'Give and take?' Ako si 'give,' lahat sila halos si 'take.' I have been taken advantage of, used, abused, pushed to my limits." Sharon ended her post thanking her fans for their love, support and encouraging words and that she's okay. (pep.ph)

    Kris Aquino vows not to be a "broken mom" anymore

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    It was not fun and relaxation for all moms on Mother's Day. The Queen of All Media. Kris took to Instagram to vent her feelings despite having to reveal her weaknesses. On top of the demands of her work and wanting to fulfill commitments, a three-day migraine, "the worst I've ever had," got in the way. Kris wrote in the caption. "Literally, I couldn't get out of bed, I had ice packs round the clock & nothing eased the pain," she added. Kris said she often reads comments that point to her resilience and positivity, "but even 'survivors' get exhausted trying to hide their sadness," she said, adding emotional stress can manifest as extreme physical pain. But she pointed out that moms need a rest, too, and needs to feel whole for her kids. "I owe Kuya [Josh] and Bimb a mom who isn't broken anymore. And on Mother's Day, I start this journey of becoming whole again." (pep.ph)


    Erika Padilla pregnant and happily engaged!

    The sportscaster flaunted her 20-week-old baby bump in a photo she posted on Instagram. "Halfway closer to holding you my little love," Erika wrote as a caption. She and fiance Jeffrey Cariaso, Alaska assistant coach and former PBA player, got engaged on April 16. It's the courtside reporter's first pregnancy, while Jeffrey is already a dad to four children. Based on the photos, the baby bump photo was taken on the day of their engagement.

    At 20 weeks, the actress and soon-to-be mom considers yoga as her exercise and swears it's safe for preggos. 

    "But please do it with care or with an instructor to assist you," Erika who is also a certified yoga instructor, advised on Instagram. "Always feel your body out first before endeavoring something unfamiliar," she added. (pep.ph)


    Anti-distracted driving law to be in effect on May 18
    It's time to put away your phones when you're behind the wheel. The Republic Act 10913, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, will now be implemented starting May 18. The law defines distracted driving as "using a mobile communications device to write, send, or read text-based communication or to make or receive calls," using "an electronic entertainment or computing device to play games, watch movies, surf the Internet, compose messages, read e-books, perform calculations," and other similar acts. You can still use your device while driving provided it has hands-free functions, and the device is not blocking your line of sight. The law applies to vehicles stopped at a red light or pulled over on the roadside. Fines start at P5,000 for the first offense and P10,00 for the second offense. A third offense would mean a P15,000 fine and three-month suspension of driver's license, while a fourth offense would have you pay P20,000 in fines and your license revoked. (topgear.com.ph)


    Bill seeks stiffer penalties for hospitals demanding deposits approved
    The Senate has approved on the third and final reading a bill that seeks to impose harsher penalties and fines for hospitals that will require an advance payment or deposit before treating emergency-case patients. Senate Bill No. 1353, if enacted into law, will amend Republic Act No. 8344, or the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law. It would impose stiffer penalties such as four to six years of imprisonment to hospitals who will demand any deposit or advance payment. It will also increase the fines from P100,000 to P1,000,000 for hospitals which refuse to administer basic emergency care. The measure also gives the Department of Health (DOH) the authority to revoke licenses of any health facility after three repeat violations. It also proposes to create a "Sumbungan Board" or a Health Facilities Oversight Board under the DOH to investigate patient complaints. The House of Representatives has approved its counterpart measure on May 2. (gmanetwork.com)

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