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‘Baby Whisperer’ empowers young parents

  Have you seen the angelic babies in the New York Times Magazine April 22, 2018 issue? Those babies were swaddled picture-perfect by no less than the Baby Whisperer. Now about to take charge of her 57thbaby, Ruby Sibal, the Baby Whisperer, is not just singing lullabies, but is also taking care of babies based on indigenous knowledge, science, and nature. She's also finally embarking on a journey to encourage people to pursue a career in baby nursing. Ruby, a native of Iloilo, is a Newborn Care Specialist, aka Baby Nurse, Happiest Baby Educator; she's also an entreprenuer, a writer, blogger, and the CEO of HIMBA.   "Baby Nurse is not just a profession, but a ...Keep on reading: ‘Baby Whisperer’ empowers young parents.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 23rd, 2018

Woman seeks help for 5-year-old granddaughter under chemotherapy for leukemia

Kyla Alejandra Napay was always sick as a baby, prompting her parents to always leave her in the care of her maternal grandmother. At age 4, however, Kyla was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. "I eventually ended up taking care of her. She grew up with me. I am practically her parent. So now, she is my responsibility. But I don't mind because she is my own granddaughter anyway," 50-year-old Analiza Garcia told the Inquirer. Kyla's parents have since separated and now have their own families. Garcia said that she and Kyla left their hometown of Naga City in June 2016 when a doctor there suggested that the young girl had a blood disorder. "To know what really ail...Keep on reading: Woman seeks help for 5-year-old granddaughter under chemotherapy for leukemia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Documentary about Azkal Simone Rota set for premiere

After three years of interviews, research, and filming, the documentary “Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story,”  will be unveiled at the Cine Europa 2017 Film Festival on Sunday, September 24, 2017. This documentary made by Albert Almendralejo and Maricel Cariaga tells the inspiring tale of footballer Simone Rota who was born in the Philippines and was adopted by an Italian couple when he was a baby.  As a little boy growing up in Milan, Italy, Simone learned to play football. His hard work and prowess earned him a place in an Italian professional football club. Simone later gave up his life in Italy to return to Philippines and play for Filipino clubs (Stallions FC and Ceres FC) and the Azkals, the Philippine Men’s National Football Team. His main reason for staying in the Philippines is to play football and to search for his biological mother. “Journeyman” chronicles how the sport changed Simone’s life and led him to his roots.   “Dreams do come true!” declares Simone who currently plays for Davao Aguilas FC. “I want to say a big thank you to everyone who made this project possible…I hope that the movie will be an inspiration.” The sports documentary is the first venture directed by Albert Almendralejo who produced the football-themed docus “Little Azkals” and “Pangarap Kong World Cup,” and the feature films “Tumbang Preso” and “Bakal Boys.” Albert says that he was motivated to tell Simone’s story because it offers hope amid difficult times. “I have worked closely with him in promoting grassroots football ' Albert says of Simone.  “and his life truly embodies determination in spite of the odds.”  The version to be shown at Cine Europa 2017 is still a work-in-progress but very much presents the subject’s heart and soul. The docu, which was shot in Italy and the Philippines, includes interviews with Simone’s adoptive parents Maurizio and Marilena, Davao Aguilas FC teammates Phil and James Younghusband, and Sister May and Mother Flora (who were the nuns that took care of Simone as a baby). “Journeyman” also shows the athlete’s more private side, such as his volunteer work at Buklod Kalinga, the orphanage where Simone was left as a baby by a young woman.  “Journeyman Finds a Home: The Simone Rota Story,” is produced by SPEARS Films and Luna Studios. It is co directed by Maricel Cariaga, whose film 'Seven Sacks of Rice' won recently the grand prize in the Aichi Women's International Film Festival. Award-winning screenwriter Clodualdo 'Doy' del Mundo is the creative producer. The September 24 screening is part of the educational component of Cine Europa, the annual film festival of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, and is presented by the Philippine Italian Association (PIA), Shangri-La Cineplex, Davao Aguilas FC, and Puma. Theatrical release is being planned for December 2017. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Beko PHunveils 'EatLikeAPro advocacy

BEKO Philippines launched recently its Eat Like A Pro (ELAP) advocacy, an information dissemination campaign, which aims to help parents in ensuring that they give their child healthier food choices. The advocacy is in support of Beko’s current global initiative of eliminating unhealthy eating habits, which affects Filipino families, especially the young ones. “As the […] The post Beko PHunveils #EatLikeAPro advocacy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News19 hr. 56 min. ago

Jailing asylum-seeking families hinders a fair court process — study

WASHINGTON, D.C.---A new report on family detention released Thursday by the American Immigration Council says the US practice of detaining asylum-seeking families is damaging to a fair court process. The report, "Detaining Families: A Study of Asylum Adjudication in Family Detention," based on more than 15 years of family detention data concludes that the federal government's decision to detain parents and young children is misguided. The report draws on government data from 18,000 immigration court proceedings held between 2001 to 2016 and documents how families detained in five family detention centers proceeded through court and what obstacles they faced in pursuing their cla...Keep on reading: Jailing asylum-seeking families hinders a fair court process — study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Baby deportee

LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador -- Since being returned to his parents in Honduras, 16-month-old Johan has suffered from stomach problems and sleepwalking. They say the symptoms come from the trauma of being separated as a result of the US government’s “zero tolerance” policy against migrant families who illegally cross the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season. “And a whole new-look Laker team with some of the young kids. It should be fun, the Bay Area and L.A. and the whole thing,” Curry said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in a sit-down with The Associated Press while hosting his annual elite camp at Ultimate Fieldhouse. “When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in. There probably will be a revolution of Laker fans that are going to try to creep in but I hope Bay Area and Dub Nation we keep control of that competition because we’re on top right now.” The schedule is set to be released later this week. Curry is eager to have new teammate and dominant big man DeMarcus Cousins healthy and recovered from surgery on a torn left Achilles tendon, which will give Golden State five All-Star starters on the floor together. Cousins has never been to the playoffs and can now chase a championship alongside fellow All-Stars Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. “It’s interesting because nobody going into free agency thought about DeMarcus as an option then all of a sudden he found his way onto our team,” Curry said before getting in an on-court workout of his own. “So for us to have a new dynamic, a new look, whenever he’s fully healthy it should be amazing. I think we got better. Obviously we lost some pieces that were very vital to us winning a championship but you’ve got to evolve, you’ve got to find different things to focus on as you’re trying to repeat, so it should be exciting.” After winning a second straight NBA title and third in four years, it’s another whirlwind summer for two-time MVP Curry, whose season was interrupted several times by injuries. He has a newborn son, Canon, and is hosting his Under Armour “Stephen Curry Select Camp” this week for top high school players — including two girls for the first time, one being his father Dell’s goddaughter, Cameron Brink, from Beaverton, Oregon. Later this week he will again play in the Web.com tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hawyard. He has an indoor putting green at home as well as a swing simulator that has helped him leading up to the event given he also is busy with three young children at home. “Am I getting any sleep? I’m getting the right amount of sleep for having a month-old son, my wife as well,” Curry said. “There aren’t really many expectations when a new baby comes, but my golf game is in decent shape. I haven’t played as much as I’d like to leading up to the tournament. I have a full swing golf simulator in my house now that’s helping me prepare. Actually I’m getting in trouble because at home I sneak into that room way more than I should just because it’s right there and I get my little swings in. I would say my preparation level is adequate enough to play well and hopefully play better than I did last year.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Baby Alas Abrenica celebrates 1st birthday

Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla's cute baby Alas Joaquin has finally turned one. To mark their son's first birthday on Aug. 4, the proud parents organized a family photo shoot.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Fil-Am Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps 23-year old record

At a very young age, Filipino-American Clark Kent Apuada is already living up to his name. Ten-year old Apuada broke a 23-year old record previously held by Michael Phelps when the former competed in the 10-and-under age group of the Far West International Championship in California. The aptly-nicknamed 'Superman', who swims for the Monterey County Aquatic Team, clocked in at 1:09:38 in the 100-meter freestyle, more than a second faster than the 1:10.48 set by the American sporting legend in 1995. The Filipino-American elementary school pupil went on to win six more events in the duration of the meet. Phelps eventually went on to win 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold in the course of five Olympic Games. It's never too early to dream as the 10-year old has already set his sights for the Olympic Games, hoping to be one of the best someday. Apuada started swimming at four but had just been into competitive swimming since he was six. "I love swimming because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me and my parents are always there," Clark said in a story posted on CNN. Dia Rianda, Clark's coach, said in the same article: "This kid is unlike any other young man that I've ever coached. He's always stood out, he's just, he's kind of a savant of sorts." Cynthia Apuada, the boy's mother, said in a story posted on Huffington Post that she was drawn to the name Clark and that her husband's favorite superhero is Superman. That's how the young Apuada's name came to be. “We’re always just telling people his name is Clark,” Cynthia said. “But when they realize his full name, people just call him Superman.” Could we see the best Filipino-blooded swimmer since Teofilo Yldefonso, who revolutionized the sport in the 1920's?   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Robredo: A good leader inspires, empowers, listens

MANILA, Philippines –  Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, July 21, called for the need for "competent and empowering leaders" who would unite and inspire rather than sow division and strike fear in the people they govern. The Vice President made the call at the Young Professionals Summit at the De ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras --- For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in US government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after US immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border. Johan, who grabbed the world's attention when he appeared in a US courtroom in diapers, at first didn't recognize his mom and dad after he was flown to San Pedro Sula. "I kept saying Johan, Johan, and he started to cry," said his mother, Adalicia Montecinos. She broke down in tears as she talked about...Keep on reading: ‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

The trials of an unpaid family caregiver

As Filipinos, we think that our culture dictates that we must take care of our parents when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. That expectation remains even if we’re here in the United States. There is no denying that American society is aging, with the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age.… link: The trials of an unpaid family caregiver.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Practical measures needed to curb illegal labor migration to China

LAI CHAU, Vietnam -- Many young people in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau, Phu Tho and Lao Cai have rushed illegally across the border to China, leaving their parents and children behind in the hopes of finding a well-paid job to improve their lives.   Most are living in poverty, and are lured across the border by brokers' promises of jobs. Because of their illegal status, many are forced to work overtime and receive little to no payment in slave-like conditions. Some are even tortured by employers, police have said.   Figures from Lao Cai Province's Police Department showed that more than 4,940 people have illegally crossed the border to China fo...Keep on reading: Practical measures needed to curb illegal labor migration to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory over Croatia ended the most exciting World Cup final in decades. "It's beautiful to see it." Griezmann's free kick was headed in by Mario Manduzkic for the opening own-goal in the 18th minute, and then he converted a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead in the 38th after video review spotted a handball by Ivan Perisic. Mbappe's speed led to the third goal in the 59th . He added a goal of his own in the 65th , at 19 becoming the second-youngest scorer in a World Cup final behind 17-year-old Pele in 1958. Vive la diversite! A day after Bastille Day, the party was on. "The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France," midfielder Blaise Matuidi, whose parents are from Angola and Congo, said through a translator ahead of the match. France won on a humid night in Russia, with thunderclaps during play and a downpour during the trophy presentation. Quite different from that indelible summer evening at Stade de France in 1998, when fans in the arena and throughout Paris sang "La Marseillaise" until dawn and young teenagers drove cars while their intoxicated parents sat in passenger seats. People called that team "Black, Blanc, Beur," noting how white, black and North African players came together. Zinedine Zidane, a son of Algerians, headed in a pair of first-half corner kicks against heavily favored Brazil. Patrick Vieira, born in Senegal, fed Normand-born Emmanuel Petit for the third in the 3-0 win. This year's team was perhaps even more diverse. Defender Samuel Umtiti was born in Cameroon and backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in Zaire. Others descended from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Mococco and Senegal, plus Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. "There may be players who come from different origins, but we do have the same state of mind," Griezmann said. "We all play for the same jersey, the cockerel. For our country, we give everything we have. As soon as you wear the jersey, we do everything for each other." He scored the go-ahead goal after the first video review-created penalty kick in a World Cup final. During a delay of about four minutes that might have unnerved less-composed players. Griezmann told himself to pretend it was a league match. "Carry on and do the same thing as I normally do," he remembered thinking. At 27, he in his prime but in the penumbra of Spanish soccer at Atletico Madrid, toiling in a league that Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate. He led the 2016 European Championship with six goals and tied for second with four at the World Cup, three on penalty kicks, earning the Bronze Ball as third-best player behind Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Belgium forward Eden Hazard. Griezmann kissed the trophy, knowing his generation will be revered in the same way Zidane, Petit, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram and Fabien Barthez remain renowned from Calais to Cannes. "From tonight on, I'm sorry for them, but they are going to be different," coach Didier Deschamps said. "Those 23 players will be linked forever, forever. Whatever happens — they might follow different paths, but they will be marked forever and they will be together thanks to this event." Griezmann, man of the match in a World Cup final, will be on posters throughout the republic, asked for endorsements, a mainstay of commercials. He will asked for autographs for the rest of his life. "I'm going to be in the history of French football with my team," Griezmann said. "We don't quite realize it yet. Our children will very proud to have our names.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Netizens continue to slam parents of baby inside locked car, seek intervention of social services

NETIZENS continue to slam the parents of a baby who was caught on video crying from inside their locked car at a shopping mall in Pasig City. “If this can be done when out, what more if inside their household?” commented netizen Dee del Carmen. “I hope everyone can unite and make sure this is [...] The post Netizens continue to slam parents of baby inside locked car, seek intervention of social services appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Morning Tip Q& A: Mohamed Bamba

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst They have come seemingly all at once -- new, freakish size in the NBA with the ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot from deep and block everything that moves. Kristaps Porzingis begat Joel Embiid, who begat this year’s group of young big men who have grown up facing the basket rather than with their backs to it. Among the most intriguing of the 2018 Draft class is Mo Bamba, the 20-year-old from Texas via Harlem, where he grew up -- fast, as city kids tend to do, learning the game on the hardtops around New York City, while his parents, natives of Ivory Coast, wondered what the increasing fuss was around their son. He, on the other hand, has tended to handle the attention with aplomb and a smile. In a group full of long, tall people, Bamba still stands out, with an insane wingspan of 7'10" that allows for court coverage the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Bamba has been in the spotlight for a while -- the Westtown (Penn.) High School team on which he played featured teammates like Cam Reddish, a blue-chip guard who’ll play for Duke next season -- and played against the likes of the No. 1 pick in 2018, Deandre Ayton. At Texas, he starred for Coach Shaka Smart, himself among the biggest names in the sport. After one season in Austin, where he shattered the school record for blocked shots in a season, Bamba declared for the Draft, assured he’d be a high Lottery pick. But Bamba has also shown a willingness to work on what he doesn’t -- or, at least, didn’t -- do that well. He went to California for weeks with noted player development coach Drew Hanlen, who deconstructed Bamba’s jumper from the ground up. Hanlen lowered Bamba’s shot pocket, adjusted his fingers on the ball and eliminated a hitch Bamba had before shooting. Bamba displayed much improved form before the Draft, but even if he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he was going high -- and, he did, to the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick overall. Desperate to regain relevance in the East, the Magic hired Steve Clifford after he was fired by Charlotte to try and improve their awful defense. At the least, Clifford inherited ridiculous size on his roster, with Bamba joining 6'10" second-year forward Jonathan Isaac and newly re-signed 6'9" forward Aaron Gordon. Bamba must show he can be a killer on the floor like Embiid, and will work to make that happen. The only significant question about him coming into the Draft was the consistency of his motor at Texas. In Las Vegas this week for Summer League with his new team, Bamba is getting his feet wet while keeping them firmly planted to the ground. David Aldridge: I know you’ve spent a lot of time with Drew on the shot. What feels better now? Mo Bamba: Everything. The mechanics are so much cleaner now than they were in college. I think the difference between college and now is just a matter of just repetition, being able to change my jump shot dramatically because of how much I’ve gone in and worked on it. DA: So with time, you can basically improve anything? MB: Yeah, my jump shot is night and day. DA: He also told me that one thing he wanted to keep working with you on after the Draft was, you have a little jump to your left when you shoot? MB: Yeah, that’s a bad tendency that I have. That’s something Drew didn’t want to change. He changed a lot of things, and that’s one of the best things about working with Drew -- he knows boundaries, and he knows how much is too much. That’s one of the things he didn’t want to change right off the bat. But that’s something I’ve been conscious of and something I’ve been working on since he pointed it out. DA: Given where you played high school, was there more pressure on you playing for Westtown or playing for Texas? MB: I’d say there was more pressure playing -- well, actually, it was both, equal. My sophomore year at Westtown, there was a lot of pressure, because I was at a program that had never won a state championship, and had gotten to the finals three or four years in a row. At Texas, I was coming to a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament the year before. So I’d say it was pretty equal. DA: I would imagine playing on a team like that in high school, with Cam and all the others, maybe prepared you not only for college, but playing in the pros. MB: Yeah, Cam can go. He’s a really good basketball player. And I know for a fact I’ll see him here next year. DA: What was Harlem like to grow up in, day by day? MB: It was, when people ask that, I pretty much tell them that you just grow up fast. You’re making decisions at a very young age that most kids don’t even come close to making. I credit a lot of my success to being from Harlem, growing up there. DA: Harlem’s changed a little the last few years. MB: Yeah, gentrification is real. It’s real. DA: What was it like seeing that demographic shift? MB: Well, I was kind of there before gentrification kind of really hit. Obviously there was a bunch of condos that went up and it was pretty cool to see. It was every time I came back home -- I’d see a new development going up. DA: Best advice your parents ever gave you? MB: I wouldn’t say it was direct advice or a quote. I’d say the best thing my parents passed on to me was to let me make my own mistakes and figure out on my age how to kind of see the world on my own. Growing up as the youngest child, one or two years after your siblings, obviously that’s great. You’re learning without truly making the mistakes on your own. But at some point in your life, you’re gonna have to learn on your own. You’re gonna have to fall to rise. DA: Conversely, then, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve made so far? MB: I’d say that the biggest mistake I’ve made so far was not committing to Texas earlier. I think waiting was awesome. I was very methodical about waiting, very strategic about what I wanted in a university. But at the same time, if I could go back, I probably would have committed my junior year, so I could hit the ground running and build the relationships, get to know people. DA: How much freedom did Shaka give you when you were there to try things on the floor that might not necessarily be good for the team, but could be good for you individually down the road? MB: Coach Smart, he’s given me so much freedom to sort of grow into who I was. That’s been a big thing in my life -- my parents and all of my coaches. Coach Smart did a great job of just letting me come to terms with myself, as a basketball player and a person. DA: I saw in one of your interviews before the Draft that you don’t think people really understand you when you say you’re a unicorn. So define that for me as you see it. MB: Well, I mean, people kind of have a concept of what it means. To me, it’s just someone who makes plays that have never been seen before -- a seven-foot big guard, those are all unicorns to me. DA: You played against Ayton and guys like Jarrett Allen (the Nets’ first-round pick in 2017) in high school, and I know how much you’ve looked at Joel Embiid on tape. Are you guys the new normal when it comes to the next generation of bigs? MB: Yeah, I think this is becoming a theme, and you’ll see it more and more with guys coming out of high school. One of the guys you’ll see coming up is James Wiseman (the 6'11" rising senior center currently playing at East High School in Memphis, and who is considered by many to be the top college prospect in the Class of 2019). He’s younger, but he does a lot of the things that I do, that Deandre does, that Jarrett does. It’s refreshing to see so many people that can do what I do. DA: If you were six-feet tall instead of seven, what would you be doing? MB: I’d have to be around the game, like a scout or a GM, something around the game. DA: How did the basketball bug bite you so hard growing up? MB: Honestly, it’s just my competitive nature. It bleeds over into other aspects of my life. But basketball is just something that I really excelled at, and whenever I hit kind of adversity, or whenever I do something that makes me vulnerable enough to get better and to ask for help, I just took this and ran with it. DA: Since you’re a kid, I have to ask you how good you are at Fortnight? MB: I play recreationally. One of my best friends is really good at it, and whenever I play him I get Ws. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Even with busy schedule, National Team member Dawn Macandili gets to bond with family

De La Salle University Lady Spiker and Philippine Women’s Volleyball National Team member Dawn Macandili is one busy body. She once said hard work beats talent and put in the time to be where is she now. She recently the UAAP Finals MVP and was the first Filipino libero—a player highly specialized in defensive skills—to win the Most Valuable Player Award when she won it at the 2016 Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference. The diminutive but extremely skilled young lady has a daily routine that isn’t for the weak.  “A normal day would involve sprints, a warm-up with balls, six-on-six, then a focus on individual skills, one-man, sometimes, weights training, plyometrics. That’s an everyday cycle,” she says. Entire mornings take up this cycle. In the afternoon, she hops to the university to attend classes.  Dawn has persisted throughout the rigors of training for the sport. She now also lives away from her family as she has to be closer to school and training venues. It has become rare for her to come home. But she has found the time and opportunity to bond with her family. A typical bonding moment with her equally busy dad, a businessman, Donato, comprises of sharing a meal and watching television. “In college, I would hardly come home because of the time training takes up. So each time I see him, we eat,” she said.  And thankfully, technology has also caught up on her parents and has allowed them to have bonding moments the modern way. “Recently my parents discovered social media, so they also post and communicate with me through messaging” she said. Dawn says she finds that her relationship with her dad has also evolved. “He’s now more malambing,” Dawn says, “…compared to before when he was super strict and did not allow us to go out,” she added. And with technology now more accessible than ever, no schedule is too tight for any family to bonding or share moments with family. More families can also experience the same enriching moments made possible by connecting through One SKY’s fiber-powered broadband.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

‘Because This Is My First Life’ stars appear in ‘What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’

The lead actors of "Because This Is My First Life" will appear as a couple again in a series, this time playing cameo roles in "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim". Lee Min-ki and Jung So-min agreed to make a special appearance in the popular drama as they had previously worked with director Park Joon-hwa, reports Soompi. They will also be acting as a married couple in the ongoing series. The two actors will play Kim Mi-so's (Park Min Young) parents when they were younger and will appear in a scene when she is having a flashback. They are said to have had a fun time filming with director Park Joon-hwa, who they have not seen in a while. In a statement by the producer, the peopl...Keep on reading: ‘Because This Is My First Life’ stars appear in ‘What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

WATCH: Scarlet Snow Belo learns how to dive

Fans of Scarlet Snow Belo know that the three-year-old is a jack-of-all-trades even at a very young age. Now, the social media darling learns another skill to add on her impressive record: diving into the water a la Michael Phelps. Scarlet Snow's official Instagram page on Friday, June 29, shared a video of her practicing her newfound skill. "Peoples, can you score my dive from 1 to 10 like in the Olympics please?" fans were asked. Arms up, feet wide open, the toddler excitedly executed the diving position. Her swimming instructor can be heard jokingly saying, "You are not a baby shark, you're a diving little girl," in the background. When she was given the "go" signal, the ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Scarlet Snow Belo learns how to dive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero expecting baby number 2

MANILA, Philippines – Aubrey Miles and boyfriend Troy Montero are going to be parents again. On Saturday, June 30, Aubrey posted that she's expecting her second child with Troy through a movie poster-style announcement. The poster had the title The New Roomate, followed by coming soon in 2019. It also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration's controversial family separation policy, more young children --- including toddlers --- are being affected than in the past. The 2,000-plus children will likely need to deal with court proceedings even as they grapple with the ongoing trauma of being taken from their parents. "We were representing a 3-...Keep on reading: Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018