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Cherie Gil’s family moved by outpour of love and support

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Veteran actress Cherie Gil’s family posted an official statement on her passing; thanking those who have extended love and prayers for her.

“Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who expressed their concern for Cherie during this difficult time,” the statement, posted by Andi Eigenmann, reads.

“It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce that Cherie passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 5th, at 4:48 a.m. EST after a brave battle against cancer.”

The family also said that Cherie was diagnosed with a rare form of endometrial cancer after relocating to New York City to be closer to her children in October last year. It was Cherie’s request to keep the diagnosis private.

Cherie underwent treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York.

“It was her request that her diagnosis be kept private, and as a family we supported her in this decision,” the statement also said.

“Cherie fought bravely against her illness, with grace and strength. Despite her struggles she always managed to exude courage and never lost her trademark sass, wit, and infectious humor, or her larger-than-life personality. She spent her last days surrounded by family and loved ones.”

The family also said that they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love they are receiving and called on those who have captured photos or videos with her to send them to [email protected]

“While we are deeply saddened by our loss and still mourning her passing, we are incredibly moved by the outpouring of love and support for her and our family; evidence of just how many lives Cherie touched. In the end, there are no words – only love. Cherie lived with all her heart.”

Actors and actresses who worked with Cherie in the past shared fond memories with her on social media.

 

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Iya Villania-Arellano tells parents to treasure and capture little moments with kids

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Iya Villania-Arellano reminds parents to cherish moments with their children as she shared a compilation of her kids’ precious bonding moments.

Iya and husband Drew Arellano have four kids – Primo, Leon, Alana, and Astro.

“My heart just can’t take it!!! What precious gifts they are to @drewarellano and I and to each other. But Lord, please don’t make me want more children!” she quipped.

She also told fellow parents to capture the little moments because they would want to look back at them one day.

“To the mamas and papas out there… cherish all those little moments and try to catch them too if you can. These are the moments you’ll always want to replay.”

She also tagged Drew who is currently not with them and told him that they already miss him. “@drewarellano… I know this doesn’t make it easier for you while you’re away. But because we’re cariño brutal like that, here it is anyway. We miss you! We’re here waiting for you!”

Drew replied with crying emojis.

[RELATED: Iya Villania-Arellano shares how she spends maternity leave]

The Kapuso host gave birth to their youngest son March this year. Although it was the longest and most painful among all her deliveries, she considers it the most special; saying that she believes Astro will be their last child.

“I was praying for strength and courage EVERY SINGLE DAY hoping to get thru an unmedicated* birth to wrap up this journey (yes guys, I believe this is the last!),” she said.

“I was at 6cm and giving up when I asked for the drugs when all of a sudden God flipped a switch and I delivered 30-40mins after!!! He knew the desires of my heart and He opened my cervix up before the drugs came. What an experience. Thank you Lord.”

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Dimples Romana reminds followers that it’s ok to pause, not let social media dictate your dreams

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Actress Dimples Romana shared a reminder that it is okay to take a pause to appreciate life’s blessings and not have to always chase things which social media dictates we should have.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Dimples wrote her reflection as a self-confessed workaholic.

“I’m a workaholic. But if there’s anything these past weeks have taught me is that it’s okay to slow down. It’s okay to look around you and enjoy what you already have than push yourself too hard to get what you want to a point you’ll get sick and tired trying,” she said.

Dimples added that sometimes, your idea of success will not be the same as others’ and that is completely fine.

“It’s okay not to own so much, just what we need and then some (big thank you for our solid mentors for this insight, you know who you are. It’s okay to just BE and embrace the simplicity of just BEING,” she continued.

The actress also reminded her followers that it is okay to relax and enjoy the things you already have in life “and not have to keep trying to have what you think you want to have only because others have it.”

Lastly, she said that it is okay to have big dreams but it should not hinder you from appreciating life’s simple and beautiful moments. “It’s okay to have dreams -BIG DREAMS but to not let your daily life’s simple, beautiful moments pass you by because you are trying and grinding to reach the dreams that are not even yours in the first place.”

“Social media has a nasty way of making us feel we’re doing less and often leaves us uninspired because we see so many of the good things happening to other people that we fail to realize just how beautiful it is really to live free of set expectations we may be subconsciously instilling in our system from reading too much of the good things,” she said.

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Angelica Panganiban pens appreciation post for Judy Ann Santos

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Actress Angelica Panganiban penned an appreciation post for Judy Ann Santos and her family for constantly being there for her since the first trimester of pregnancy until now that she has given birth to her daughter Amila Sabine.

“Magmula 1st trimester ng pregnancy hanggang ngayon na nailabas ko na sa mundong ibabaw si Amila, walang tigil si ate Juday sa pagpapadala ng care packages. Kulang na lang siya magpaanak sakin,” Angelica said in an Instagram post.

This is why her partner Gregg Homan suggested that she see Judy Ann in order to help improve her mental health now that she is adjusting to motherhood.

“Isang araw habang dinadama ko ang pag iyak sa loob ng 3hrs. (Postpartum na kaya yun?) nag suggest si gregg na baka gusto ko makita si ate, para na rin sa mental health ko. Agad agad ko inavail ang offer niya,” she narrated.

Angelica also shared some photos from Judy Ann’s visit to Amila. “At eto na nga ang itsura ng pagtitipon ng mga pamilya namin.. (Luh,, may pamilya na talaga me),” she said.

She also expressed her appreciation to the Agoncillo family for the kindness that they have been extending to her family.

“THANK YOU Agoncillo family sa lahaaaat lahat. Napakabuti niyo sakin, kay Gregg at ngayon kay Bean. May mga pabaon pa si lunabun na very sanitized minnie mouse doll at may dessert pa from chef luna.”

Angelica recently shared that she has given birth to Amila Sabine last Sept. 20. “‘Bean’ waiting for you all my life,” she said as she shared a cropped photo of her daughter showing only her eyes and part of her nose.

[RELATED: Angelica Panganiban ibinida ang kanyang newborn, ‘Been waiting for you all my life’]

She announced in March that she and Gregg are expecting their first child. “Sa wakas!!! Magagampanan ko na rin ang pinaka hihintay, at pinaka importanteng papel ng buhay ko. Magiging ganap na INA na po ako.”

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