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  • Aiko Melendez 'Very Happy' for Ex-Husband Jomari and Pregnant Girlfriend

    Plus, Zsa Zsa Padilla would like to be called 'Lola', Ogie sheds tears for daughter Leila's achievement, and more!
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
Aiko Melendez 'Very Happy' for Ex-Husband Jomari and Pregnant Girlfriend
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  • Aiko Melendez "very happy" for ex-husband Jomari and pregnant girlfriend
    Contrary to rumors, actress Aiko Melendez has no issues with the fact that her ex-husband Jomari Yllana will soon have a new child, and neither is she filing a case against him and his new partner, Joy Reyes.

    “To begin with...matagal na kaming annulled ni Jomari. So, walang kaso na puwede kong ikaso kay Jomari," the  mom of two told Pep.ph. She shares a n 18-year-old son, Andre, with him. 

    The ex-couple were married in July 2000 and separated in 2003. Aiko has since remarried, in 2006, but has also separated from her second husband, model/chef Martin Jickain. She has a 10-year-old daughter with Jickain named Marthena.

    “The chapter of Jomari’s life in my life is closed now. It’s my respect dun sa upcoming baby, lalo na maselan yung pagbubuntis ni Joy," Aiko continued. Joy reportedly has had two miscarriages prior to this. “Ayoko nang mag-add ng tension dun, let’s give it to them.” (pep.ph)

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    Ogie gets emotional as daughter Leila signs recording contract

    Leila Alcasid is the newest artist to sign up under ABS-CBN's record label Star Music, and no one could be happier than her dad, "Mr. Songwriter" Ogie Alcasid. During the contract signing, Ogie was quoted as saying, "I remember I started when I was your age. Parang full circle, that's how it feels." Holding back tears of joy, Ogie asked for a few moments to "collect my thoughts," admitting that "I didn't realize I was going to be very emotional."

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    Leila is Ogie's child with former Miss Universe-Australia Michelle Van Eimeren, along with another daughter, Sarah. Leila's first single will be released this month. (abs-cbn.com)

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    Zsa Zsa Padilla would like to be called "Lola"

    The Divine Diva can't wait for daughter Karylle and her husband Yael Yuzon to have a child, she told Pep.ph. "Siyempre, ipinagdadasal, ipinagdadasal ko ‘yan," says the 53-year-old singer, adding that she wants a baby boy for her first apo. And, unlike other gradmothers, she would rather be called "Lola" and has no qualms about it. “Gusto ko talaga ‘Lola,gusto ko patawag na ‘Lola.’”

    “I think they’re working on it," she says, referring to Karylle and Yael. "I hope it happens soon and I’m praying for them.” (pep.ph)

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    MakatiMed receives DOH “Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace” certification
    Makati Medical Center has again been recently granted accreditation by the Department of Health (DOH) upon the recommendation of the Makati City Health Department as a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace, a testament to MakatiMed’s commitment to effective breastfeeding practices not just for its patients, but for its employees as well. 


    MakatiMed has a Breastfeeding Station and Breastfeeding Clinic at the 3rd Floor Circular in Tower 1. Inpatient Breastfeeding Stations are located at the Newborn Services Unit at the 5th Floor of Tower 2. It has also recently inaugurated its Lactation Services and Human Milk Bank at the 5th Floor Tower 1.

    The Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Certificate is in line with Republic Act No. 10028, or An Act Expanding the Promotion of Breastfeeding, which mandates all health and non-health facilities, establishments, or institutions to establish lactation stations. 

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    Facebook launches Philippine "Marketplace", a feature that lets you buy or sell
    Facebook has just launched Marketplace in the Philippines, which enables sellers and buyers to connect more easily. By simply clicking on the "Store" or "Marketplace" button, Filipinos can now discover, buy or sell local products.

    Marketplace shows users items that are relevant to their interests and are available in their community, meaning it will prioritize showing items that are available near their location. You can also search for items in your region or a different city by using a built-in, adjustable location tool.

    Facebook does not currently support direct payment, but seller and buyer can work out these details—including meet-up or delivery—themselves. (entrepreneur.com.ph)

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