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Vicki Belo called out for lining up in senior’s lane during elections



Lines were long at the different polling precincts in the country as millions of Filipinos went out to cast their vote during the 2022 National and Local Elections.

This is why even if she did not want to, Dra. Vicki Belo had to admit that she is already a senior citizen so she would not have to wait for hours to vote.

“Hi, everyone. I’m about to go to work but I thought I’d share a story with you guys about what happened to me during election day. It’s just a light story because the mood is a bit heavy,” she narrated in an Instagram video.

“So, last Monday when I went to vote, I was with Hayden, Quark, Bianca, and Atom. When we got there, ang haba ng line, grabe. So for the first time, kahit ayokong aminin, umamin na po ako na senior na po ako kasi I saw the line in the seniors, medyo short.”

While waiting, Vicki heard someone complain that she thought the lane was for senior citizens only.

“Bigla na lang narinig ko from the back may medyo galit. Sabi niya, ‘Akala ko ba pang senior lang tong area na ‘to bakit nandiyan ‘yan?” she recounted.

She said she did not know if she should be mad or happy when she heard the comment. “Because she didn’t think I was a senior. And so I guess I am happy. Thank you very much. It’s the best compliment I’ve ever received ‘cause it’s so genuine.”

Celebrities and netizens complimented Vicki saying that she indeed aged gracefully.

“You aged beautifully doctora! Being a senior is not an insult, rather a compliment. My mum loves her senior moments lalo na yung special treatments. She feels like a queen,” one netizen commented.

In an old interview, Vicki said she does not want her daughter Scarlet Snow to know her real age.

“She’s so fearful. She always asks me, ‘Mom, how old are you? How old are you?’ I couldn’t understand why she used to make me repeat, Then I realized she’s scared of me dying because I’m old. I will lie now. I have to say I’m 55. So, guys, please, when you talk to Scarlet, Mommy is 55.”


‘Most challenging yet fulfilling journey’: Iza Calzado shares photo of her and Baby Deia Amihan




Just a few days ago, first time Mom Iza Calzado-Wintle gave us a glimpse of her baby girl as she shared a photo of their bundle of joy which shows her little mouth and chin as well as her tiny hands.

She announced to her friends and followers that their precious baby was born on the 26th of January.

“Words can’t describe the love we’re feeling as we introduce our precious baby girl, Deia Amihan Calzado Wintle,” the actress wrote. Wow! Inspired from her Encantadia character!

“Born on January 26th, 2023, she’s already stolen our hearts and brought so much joy into our lives. We’re so grateful to God for this gift and for the love and support from our family and friends. We can’t wait for all the adventures that lie ahead. Big love from our family to yours! ❤️❤️❤️  ” she added.

Congratulations and heartwarming messages from fellow celebrity friends and followers poured on Iza’s announcement post.

A few days after that announcement, she shared an unfiltered photo of her with Baby Deia Amihan in her arms which she said was taken a few days after she gave  birth; adding it was taken “right after I cried so hard from a few “failures” I felt I had as a new mother mixed with the deep love I was feeling for my child, the kind I have never felt for anyone before.”

Apparently, the new Mom feels overwhelmed by everything that has transpired. Yes, motherhood opens up a box of different emotions which she described in the following lines she shared.

“It’s quite a punch, the first few days, weeks post birth. Hindi siya madali. I am still recovering from it all but every day gets better and better. I am on my ninth week post partum and we are a few weeks away from completing the fourth trimester. This is, by far, the most challenging yet fulfilling journey I have been on and I know it is only the beginning.

“At this point, I find myself navigating this transition in the best way I know how — with faith, compassion, gratitude and love knowing I am divinely guided and supported,” she added.

She goes on to say that she will be sharing “some of the challenges, the precious, joyfilled moments and the grace in all of it when the time is right.”

“Grabe, what a ride! I am becoming, I am evolving into — wait.. I am a Mother! An imperfectly perfect Mother to my precious child, Deia. Biruin mo yun? A gift indeed. Thank You, Lord!” 🙏🏽

She also promised to share more photos but for the moment she asked for understanding as she and her husband Ben Wintle are “savoring our baby a bit more and honoring our fourth trimester. Pagbigyan na. Salamat!”

Well, that means please don’t bash if they are not pouring baby photos on social media as yet. Let us be patient, fans! We wish them joy and peace in their new status as parents. Congratulations!

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Liza Soberano nagsalita na, ‘I’ve earned the right to finally be me’




“I’m finally living my life for me…”

Matapos magulantang ng maraming followers at mga kaibigan ng 25-anyos na aktres na si Liza Soberano  sa pagkawala ng lahat ng kanyang posts sa Instagram at YouTube kamakailan, agad naman siyang nagparamdam bagama’t walang paliwanag sa pamamagitan ng bagong post na tila isang tula; “A Flower’s Dream”.

Ang mga kaganapan ay tinawag ni TV host Boy Abunda na isang hakbang patungo sa ‘rebranding’ at inilarawan naman ng dating manager ni Liza na si Ogie Diaz bilang isang career choice kung saan nais ni Liza na makilala bilang isang global actress at artist. “Anak, ang importante masaya ka,” bitaw naman dito ni Ogie.

Nitong Linggo, ika-26 ng pebrero, ay nagbahagi na si Liza ng isang video sa kanyang YouTube channel kung saan inihayag niya ang kanyang saloobin kaugnay sa kanyang pagta-transition at personal growth sa ilalim ng bagong management agency.

Aniya sa caption ng video na pinamagatan niyang ‘This is me‘: “Hey… It’s been a while. I know I’ve been distant, but please know it wasn’t my intention to make you feel abandoned. I was going through some changes and everything was coming at me so fast. I didn’t have the time to fully process what was going on and slowly found myself getting lost in the motions. But I’m ready now. So to fill you in on what’s been happening. Let’s rewind a bit.”

Ang ilalahad niya ay hindi umano isang kuwento ng “regret o bitterness”; ‘in fact, it’s the opposite’.

Kaugnay sa pagbabalik-IG post niya, “Those photos actually came from a self-produced fun photoshoot with the one and only Shaira Luna. One of my favorite layouts out of eight that we did – as we were shooting, we kind of got inspired by one of my favorites, up and coming director slash author Sarah Bahbah.”

Nilaro lamang umano nila ang konseptong ‘ jealous of a flower’ kung saan ipinahihiwatig ni Liza ang kanyang hopes, dreams at mga frustrations.

“I am 25 years old now and I think people forget that I’ve been working for 13 years now, since I was 12 years old. I’ve been in six feature films, over 500 episodes of teleseryes and have only really dabbled into three main genres – romance, comedy and drama. Since I was 16, I had only really worked side by side with one main co-star, with the same production company, rotating around the same three directors,” kuwento niya.

Basahin:  She’s back! Liza Soberano nagbabalik sa Instagram; a ‘new beginning?’

“During all those years, I was never really asked for my input, my thoughts, my ideas. I felt like I was being told to be just a flower for so long and I finally started to explore a world of being able to create and tell my story and hopefully others,” pagpapatuloy niya.

Isinalaysay din niya ang kanyang journey bilang isang ambassador at kung paano ito nagbukas ng mga opportunidad sa kanya sa larangan ng pagsusulat at pagpo-produce.

Nagbigay din siya ng update sa nakuha niyang acting part sa proyektong “Lisa Frankenstein” kasama nina Cole Sprouse at  Kathryn Newton.

Binanggit din niya ang ilang updates tungkol sa kanyang mga endorsements, kabilang na ang isang bagong commercial na ginawa nila. Mababanaag ang kanyang excitement sa pagkukuwento tungkol sa kanyang “most amazing experience ever” dahil naging bahagi siya ng mga pre-production meetings at ng storyboarding. “I was part of the writing of the script.”

“This was my first ever jab at directing. I am just so excited to see everyone’s reaction to it. It’s nothing like I’ve ever done before, that’s for sure. I am sure a lot of you guys will be shocked and will be surprised but I had the best time working on it and working with this team so I hope you guys will show it some love,” pagpapatuloy niya.

Labis din siyang nagpapasalamat sa lahat. “I am so grateful for my supporters. I am so grateful for the brands that I get to work with. I am so thankful for the places that I’ve been able to go to, the things that I’ve been able to experience and being able to take care of my family and live a comfortable life.” 

Kaugnay sa mga kritiko at mga nakapagbitaw ng hindi magagandang salita sa kanyang ginawang ‘paghahabol’ sa mga pagbabago sa kanyang career, ito ang tugon ni Liza, “I obviously know that it would be much easier to just stick to what has been working for me, to stay forever the same, and I know and I understand that it’s unfair to all the Liza Soberano fans, all the LizQuen fans. But I hope you understand that by doing so, by giving into the pressure of doing what everybody else wants for me, I am being unfair to myself, Hope Soberano.”

Marami pa siyang ibinahagi ngunit ang kabuuan, naniniwala siya na sa wakas, natagpuan na niya ang mga kasagutan kaugnay sa kanyang pagiging ‘Hope Soberano.”

“I’ve embarked on a fresh new chapter and I am finally taking control of my life, pursuing dreams that I’ve always had to hold off on. It’s exciting, it’s terrifying, it’s anxiety-filled and confusing. But what I know for sure is that for the first time, I am finally living my life for me.”

Sa loob lamang ng apat na oras ay humakot na ng mahigit 1,300 comments ng paghanga ang kanyang video.

“Love to see artist who’s after about their growth as an artist, explore their creativeness, and taking risks to see their potential. Liza, you just proved again that you’re more than just a pretty face. You’re smart, bold, and fearless.”

“After watching this it’s clearer now that she’s already on her path of maturity. I understood the desire of doing things you actually like not just for profit but for your own self fulfillment and not just go with the flow with what management dictates or the fan dictates. I salute you and wish you goodluck and hope you succeed. If not atleast you live your life the way you want and that’s all that matters. You are on a journey of finding yourself as you said its scary, it’s terrifying but it’s fulfilling. I commend your bravery for going out of your comfort zone and being honest about it. Goodluck liza!”

Panoorin ang kanyang-14-minute video kung saan ay mas mauunawaan ang kanyang mga desisyon. Happy for you, Hope!

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Ogie sa dati niyang alaga na si Liza: ‘Anak, basta masaya ka dyan. Ang importante masaya ka’




Matatandaan na si Ogie Diaz ang dating manager ni Liza Soberano nang una nitong tahakin ang mundo ng showbiz. Kaya naman hindi maikakaila ni Ogie na laging naroon ang kanyang pag-aalala o concern sa kanyang dating alaga na ngayon ay si James reid na ang may hawak.

11 years na hinandle ni Ogie ang showbiz career ni Liza at iginalang naman niya ang naging desisyon ng 25-anyos na aktres na nagnais sumubok sa direksyon ng Hollywood. Hindi naman niya ito hinadlangan.

Aniya, “Ang sine-save ko kasi, ‘yung friendship kasi alam mo ‘yung ang haba ng panahon na pinagsamahan n’yo e. Hindi mo dapat sayangin ‘yun…”

Nag-usbungan ang mga usap-usapan matapos magulantang ng mga netizens sa ‘pagkawala’ ng kanyang mga posts at mga larawan sa kanyang social media accounts at muli niyang pagpo-post dito. No, hindi pala na-hack. Sabi naman ni host Boy Abunda, isa lamang itoing rebranding dahil nga sa tinatahak na bagong direksyon ni Liza.

Basahin: James Reid to manage Liza Soberano, Ogie Diaz confirms

Tinawag din itong new beginnings lalo pa’t ipinahiwatig ni Liza sa kanyang balik IG post na “Dare I dream a flower’s dream?”

Maraming naguguluhan sa career path na tinutungo umano ni Liza. Nagpunta na kasi ito sa Los Angeles, sa Estados Unidos at doon na muna mananatili nang walang linaw kung hanggang kailan.

Hindi  napigilan ni Ogie na maglabas ng kanyang saloobin para sa kanyang dating alaga matapos niyang mabasa ang mga sinasabi ng netizens kaugnay kay Liza.

Basahin: Boy Abunda sa ‘pagkawala’ at ‘pagbabalik’ ng socmed accounts ni Liza Soberano, ‘It is not hacking, it is rebranding

Sa kanyang vlog ay inilabas niya ang kanyang sariling paninimbang. “Nanghihinayang ako sa career ni Liza… Siyempre nahu-hurt ako bilang former manager na nakakabasa ako ng ‘Ano nang ginagawa ni Liza sa sarili niya? Bakit nag-iiba na siya ng direksyon? Bakit noong nandoon pa siya sa ABS-CBN o kay Ogie Diaz maganda naman o maayos naman ang palakad sa kanya? Bakit nagiging fan na lang ng Kpop si Liza?’ Yung mga ganoon,” ani Ogie.

Dagdag pa niya, “Siyempre hindi ko naman alam ang isasagot ko sa mga fans dahil unang-una, hindi na ako ang manager.  Nanghihinayang lang ako kasi pinaghirapan naming lahat ito. kung nasaan siya nandoon.”

Nag-aalala rin si Ogie kaugnay sa mga endorsement projects ni Liza na naka-base sa Pinas.

“Siyempre hindi natin alam kung yung mga suki ng endorsements ng mga brands ni Liza ay uulit pa lalo na’t hindi nila nakikita locally o sa mga palabas sa TV si Liza dahil pinili na nga niyang sa US sumubok at magbaka-sakaling makilala siya,” aniya.

Pagpapatuloy ng 53-anyos, “Siyempre alam ko naman ang kabuhayan nila Liza. Alam ko naman na lahat ng meron siya ngayon ay dahil rin sa kanya, sa pag-aartista niya. Hindi naman siya bago nag-artista ay mayaman na sila… Kaya ako nanghihinayang ako bilang former manager doon sa mga nakakawalang proyekto para kay Liza… kasi hindi rin naman nagkulang ang ABS-CBN ng pitching sa kanila ni Enrique Gil… pero wala silang inaaprubahan.”

Nagbigay din siya ng mensahe para kay Liza. “Anak, basta masaya ka dyan. Importante, masaya ka.”

On the bright side, nakakuha na ng acting project si Liza at kabilang na siya sa cast ng “Lisa Frankenstein” kasama nina Cole Sprouse at  Kathryn Newton.

Sa naging panayam ng CNN kay Liza noong Agosto 2022 ay nagbahagi ito ng kanyang mga karanasan sa filming ng nasabing pelikula. Blooming at mukha namang super happy ang aktres. Ibinahagi rin nito na nais kasi niyang makiklala bilang isang global actress at artist.

“Liza Soberano is living her Hollywood dream. The Filipina actress is currently filming in the United States for her first Hollywood movie ‘ Lisa Frankenstein’…” ayon sa caption ng CNN video.


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