The mom of two recently announced via Instagram that she and her husband, former pro baller Jimmy Alapag, are expanding their brood. "Blessed us with our first child after almost four years of praying, then our second child came months after. And now in less than three years, God's blessing us with baby number 3! Three is definitely our number!" LJ wrote as a caption to a meme featuring their kids Ian Maximus and Keona Skye announcing their mom's pregnancy. Jimmy reposted it with the caption, "Good things always come in threes."
In the meme's dialogue, Ian wants the new baby to be a boy. To which Keona replies, "Yep there it is!" Could it also be an announcement that they're expecting a baby boy? LJ also used the hashtag October 2017, which is probably when she's due, making her three to four months pregnant now. Congratulations! (gmanetwork.com)
Sharon Cuneta admits her marriage isn't perfect
The Megastar set the record straight on ABS-CBN's Tonight with Boy Abunda that her recent solo trip to the U.S. was because she needed a change of environment. When asked about her and Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan's union, she replied. "Kiko and I don't have a perfect marriage. Who does?" Sharon continued, "There are times gusto mo iwan, there are times na gusto mo patayin. Ganun lang naman di ba, lahat ng mag-asawa. I'm just being frank and honest. She added that Kiko is a "good man" which is why she married him. "It's just that we didn't grow up in the same household, with the same parents, with the same setup," Sharon explained.
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The Voice coach also clarified her post where she says the "only four people in the whole wide world I would give my life for" would be her kids, but not her husband. "Kasi, pinanganak ko yun e at saka yung isa inampon ko at sumumpa akong maging nanay niya. Hindi ko naman ipinagbuntis si Kiko," she said. (pep.ph)
Bangs Garcia is three months pregnant!
The sexy actress just got married last January 24 in Boracay (their third wedding, actually), and now she and Fil-British husband Lloyd Birchmore are expecting their first child! Bangs (real name Valerie) announced her pregnancy through a photo shoot they did with Nice Print Photography. "We are ecstatic to share that @lloydiboi24 and I are going to be Mummy and Daddy soon," she wore as a caption.
In an interview with Pep.ph, Bangs revealed that they already knew about the bun in the oven last March, but decided to share it to the public only after the first trimester had passed. "Dapat daw three months muna [before they announced it]. So right now I'm going 14 weeks," she said. Bangs said she dreamt that their first child would be a boy, but doctors said it's too early to tell.
The soon-to-be mom said her pregnancy is relatively easy. "I don't really have cravings. I got rashes pero di ako laging naduduwal... Hindi ako yung gaya ng iba na suka nang suka," Bangs said. "And then I'm always happy," she added. Bangs and Lloyd's first baby is set to arrive in December this year. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
Bill seeks special protection of children in war-torn areas Senate Bill No. 1474, or the "Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict Act," seeks to declare "zones of peace" for children in areas where there is armed conflict. In these peace zones, the rights of the child would be "promoted and protected at all times." The bill also seeks for the government to do everything it can to prevent the recruitment, use, or displacement of children in areas with armed conflict. Anyone found guilty of killing, torturing, "intentionally maiming," and raping minors in conflict zones would be imprisoned for life.
A similar bill was already filed in the House of Representatives by Representative Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., after the Lumad killings which resulted in suffering and displacement of indigenous women and children last year. The bill seeks to ensure that women and children caught in the crossfire will have the necessary provisions to still live a “normal” life. (gmanetwork.com)
Pregnancy after breast cancer doesn’t raise recurrence risk study A study of more than 1,200 women under age 50 who were diagnosed with non-metastatic breast cancer before 2008 showed that they could get pregnant without the risk that cancer would come back. Women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly estrogen-receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancer, which is fed by the hormone estrogen, are least likely to have a baby after diagnosis for fear that the high production of hormones released during pregnancy might cause cancer cells to start growing. Researchers found that there was no significant difference in cancer recurrence in ER-positive breast cancer women who had or didn't have a baby. "Our findings confirm that pregnancy after breast cancer should not be discouraged, even for ER-positive cancer," said Dr. Matteo Lambertini of the Institut Jules Bordet in Brussels, who led the study. (gmanetwork.com)