• Toni Gonzaga on Husband's Alleged Cheating: 'Mararamdaman Mo 'Yun'

    Plus, Heart Evangelista doesn't mind not being friends with husband's ex, Johnson & Johnson to offer 98-day paid parental leave, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Toni Gonzaga on Husband's Alleged Cheating: 'Mararamdaman Mo 'Yun'
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  • Toni Gonzaga on husband's alleged cheating: "Mararamdaman mo 'yun."

    On a guesting in ABS-CBN's Tonight with Boy Abunda, the TV host-actress again dismissed rumors of her husband Paul Soriano's infidelity. Asked how secure she is as a wife, she replied, "Ten, I can say ten, without batting an eyelash." Toni added that she doesn't feel any hint of jealousy at all. "Totoo yun sa isang babae. Meron tayong gut feel, e. So, feeling ko, God’s gift to women. Meron kang nararamdaman. Sabi nila yun, e. Kahit walang lumabas na issue, 'pag may naramdaman ka, mararamdaman mo yun," she explained. 

    But how would Toni handle infidelity, just in case? The new mom said she knows her rights as a legal wife. "Asawa ka na. Puwede ka nang manabunot," she said. "Nung may Seve na, iniisip ko, pag magkakaroon ng infidelity, 'Hindi mo mahahawakan ang bata. Akin 'to,'" is her answer to the hypothetical question. (pep.ph)

    Heart Evangelista doesn't mind not being friends with husband's ex

    "I think it’s good for us that we don’t know each other, totally strangers, no communication," the actress said when asked about her (non-) relationship with Tintin Flores, Senator Chiz Escudero's ex-wife and the mother of his eight-year-old twins. Heart clarified that it's not that she doesn't want to be friends with Tintin, but she'd rather not because she doesn't "want any kind of complications." She said what's important is that the kids have a place they can call home. 

    Heart also said that the twins are mature enough not to talk about their mom when they're with her. "I think they know what it is. I think, what’s nice about my situation was that hindi naman sila lumaki na nakikita nila parents nila together," Heart said. Chiz and Tintin separated when the twins were only four years old. "Kumbaga, ako yung woman na nakikita nila with the dad na may muwang na sila," she added. (pep.ph)

    Who is Alas Joaquin's look-alike? Mom Kylie thinks it's ...

    According to the new mom, his son looks like his dad Robin Padilla. "Ang sa 'kin naman kasi, yung mata niya, singkit so siyempre sa 'kin nagmana. Actually yung first week, sabi ko kay papa (Robin), 'Pa, kamukha mo yung anak ko. Puntahan mo na.' Sabi niya, 'Talaga anak, exciting naman.'" Kylie shared with GMA's 'Chika Minute' segment on 24 Oras

    The actress also shared that her perspective of the world has changed. "Before, siyempre bata pa ako, kung ano lang ang gusto ko. Ngayon talagang lahat ng gagawin ko, kasama siya, kasama si AJ [fiancé Aljur Abrenica], family-oriented na," Kylie said. Her daily routine right now involves breastfeeding and caring for Baby Alas. (gmanetwork.com)

    What kind of a stage momma will Lea Salonga be?
    The Tony and Olivier awardee admitted that she's a stage mom. "Not in the way my mom was. Yung talagang however many hours, bantay," Lea clarified. "Hanggang ngayon pa naman, bantay, e," she jokingly whispered while glancing at her mom, Mommy Ligaya, who was at the Bayo anniversary event with her. According to Lea, her daughter Nicole, who will have her onstage debut in the musical Matilda, is "not attracted to the celebrity aspect." That's why she thinks she'll be a different kind of stage mom.

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    But as a celebrity and a mom, the international star admitted that her protective instincts sometimes kick in. Though Lea is confident that Nicole is one tough kid, she sometimes wants to tell people to leave her daughter alone. "She’s not a celebrity. Huwag niyo siyang lapitan kasi iirapan niya kayo. She will not always be the nice person, and she will be immediately suspicious of you," Lea warned. (pep.ph)

    J&J Philippines to offer new moms a 98-day paid parental leave 
    Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently upped its parental leave packages for its employees. Mothers working in J&J will get a 98-day, or 14-weeks paid leave -- a significant increase to the 60- and 78-day maternity leave mandated by Philippine law -- to recover, care for, and bond with their newborn. New fathers, on the other hand, will get eight weeks -- a vast improvement from the law's 7-day paternity leave -- to help their partners recover, and help care for and bond with their newborn. Adoptive parents, even same-sex couples, will also get eight weeks of parental leave to get to know that new addition to their family better. "We know that this will result in stronger retention of employees, lower attrition, higher productivity in the long run," said Sean Zantua, J&J Philippines human resources and corporate contributions director. The new parental leave policy will be rolled out in 2018 across J&J offices globally. (inquirer.net)

    House panel approves bill seeking curfew for children
    The House of Representatives (HOR) Committee on the Welfare of Children had recently passed the bill that seeks to impose a curfew on children to ensure their safety and protect them from abuse and exploitation. The proposed measure, entitled "Safe Hours for Children Act," would impose that parents and guardians prohibit their children from loitering, roaming around, meandering, or sleeping in any public place with no lawful purpose or justifiable reason from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Exempted from the curfew would be kids accompanied by their parents or guardians, those engaged in legit school, employment, religious, recreational, educational, or social and community activities, and children who are going home from such activities.

    Under the bill, if children are caught violating the curfew, the parents and guardians would either have to pay fines from P500 to P1,000, render community service for five to 10 days, or both. Violators would be brought to the barangay office for verification, record, and counseling, and turned over to the Local Social Welfare and Development (LSWD) not later than eight hours from the time they were apprehended. The LSWD should then endorse the care of the children to the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children or the Barangay Violence-against-Women-and-Children desk officer. The bill also protects the kids from abuse by law enforcers. (gmanetwork.com)

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