Queenie Padilla: "Don't tell me what to do or what not to do with my child."
After giving birth last July 24, the eldest daughter of Robin Padilla (with ex Liezl Sicangco) and proud mom started posting photos of her daughter on Instagram, in which the little girl's face is hidden using appropriately placed stickers. Some of Queenie's followers apparently got upset by this, even as the new mom already explained that it was to protect her daughter's privacy. When some commenters continued to bash her for it, Queenie had to post an Instagram story on July 31, in which she writes, "Not that I value any negative opinion, but seriously if you don't like the fact that I don't show my daughter's face then stop stalking my Instagram." Dad Robin left a comment on her post, saying she should just ignore and delete them. Her sister Kylie agreed, too.
Queenie said she wants her daughter to decide on her own when she's old enough if she wants to be on social media. "Everyone has different parenting styles. This is mine. Period," she stressed, suggesting that people who have a problem with how she uses social media should unfollow her. "Don't tell me what to do or what not to do with my child," she ended her post. (pep.ph)
LOOK: Luna is Judy Ann Santos's "little chef"
The award-winning actress enlisted her youngest daughter to help her in the kitchen recently. In an Instagram video Judy Ann posted, she and Luna are shown making yogurt granitas. "Put salt in the yogurt granita," the mom of three said. "Now?" Luna asked. "Now. Please," Judy Ann replied. Luna tried, but the salt didn't quite make it to the mixing bowl. When her mom asked her to try again-- and after much encouragement -- the little girl changed the conversation and said "Nice," referring probably to her mom's apron. Then, she showed her so-cute bungisngis face "My little chef," Judy Ann wrote as a caption for another photo. (gmanetwork.com)
Pinoy students rack up medals in Singapore math contest The Philippine delegation earned the top post in the 13th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) held from August 4 to 7 in Singapore. The team of Filipino elementary and high school kids bagged 33 gold, 66 silver, and 146 bronze medals, bringing their medal tally to 245, and earning 111 more merit awards. Philippine Science High School-West Visayas's Robert Frederik Uy was also named Top Scorer at the Grade 7 level. "The overall results show Filipino students’ high competence in Math. We are very happy with their latest achievement. Congratulations to our contestants," said Dr. Isidro Aguilar and Dr. Simon Chua of Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines. In the competition, China placed second with 174 medals, while Thailand got third place with 108 medals. Way to go, Philippine Team! (abs-cbn.com)
LOOK: Big Hero 6's Baymax exists for real!
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Disney fan site Oh My Disney posted a now-viral Facebook video of Baymax in the flesh (er, plastic?) set loose on the beach, giving health advice to kids, joggers, and practically anyone he encounters. If you need reminding, Baymax is a cuddly inflatable robot and "health care companion" who tracks individuals' vital signs and suggests ways to cure their illnesses. A lot of the people who commented on the video said they want their own Baymax robot. Scott Adsit, the actor who voiced Baymax in the movie, returned to lend his talent once again for the video, which now has more than 2.3 million views already! Entitled Baymax in Real Life, the video is part of the "Disney IRL" series, which brings beloved characters to life. (huffingtonpost.com)
Jollibee Family Values Awards now open for nominations
Now on its seventh year, the Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) continues its search for families here and abroad who best exemplify positive Filipino family values such as generosity, compassion, creativity, resourcefulness, love for the community and environment, and strong ties. Exemplary Filipino families may be nominated based on relevance and impact of their advocacy in addressing the community's pressing needs; long-term sustainability; the magnitude of the advocacy's contribution to the community; family members' degree of involvement and participation; and ability to surpass challenges and special circumstances.
If you know of a family that is eligible (even your own) and you’d like to nominate them, fill up the nomination form and an eligibility questionnaire (download them via this link). Submit entries via snail mail to the 7th Jollibee Family Values Awards, Stratworks, Inc., 2/F Zaragoza Building, 102 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website. The deadline for submission of nomination forms is on August 15, 2017.