Ellen Adarna Would Rather Shave Heads Than Apologize to Student’s Family

It's been more than five days but Ellen Adarna still hasn't released a public apology for accusing 17-year-old student, Eleila Santos, for taking a video of her. Eleila's mother, Myra Santos, wrote in an open letter that they'll file a case against the actress if she doesn't meet the deadline. reported that the family is indeed suing Ellen, but she seems unfazed by it. Do you want proof? Ellen posted a video where she's shaving John Lloyd Cruz's head, just hours after the charges became public. A post shared by Ellen Adarna (@maria.elena.adarna) on May 15, 2018 at 2:44am PDT In the past, Ellen also shared a video of her pedicure when Myra published...Keep on reading: Ellen Adarna Would Rather Shave Heads Than Apologize to Student’s Family.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 16th, 2018

What Does the Law Say About Cyberbullying Minors?

Ellen Adarna was in the news recently because of the whole paparazzi drama in Mendokoro Ramenba. She posted an Instagram Story featuring a high school student named Eleila Santos, who she accused of taking a video of her. When it was later revealed that Eleila was just posting about her food, the fiasco started as Ellen insisted and even asked the restaurant owner to pull up CCTV footage. Last night, the student's mother demanded a public apology from Ellen for the distress she caused her daughter. Ellen was given five days to respond, else Eleila's family will proceed with appropriate legal action. As of writing, Ellen hasn't responded nor issued an apology for the incident. T...Keep on reading: What Does the Law Say About Cyberbullying Minors?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Street kid studying in rain finds home through crowdfunding effort

The young girl seen studying in front of a Malate condominium, and who has been subject recently of a viral video, now lives in a temporary apartment with her family, thanks to the efforts of individuals through a crowdfunding page. The third-grade student, Lorensalie Elaine "Jelen" Dolfu, made for a bright sight on a gray afternoon when Rolando Villanueva, a 36-year-old facility manager, spotted her reading textbooks while trying to find cover with a blanket in the rain. His video of her taken on July 5 now has 5.4 million views, as of this writing. WATCH: Video of street kid studying in rain goes viral Jelen is the daughter of Jerry and Ellen Dolfu, and proudly created her own nic...Keep on reading: Street kid studying in rain finds home through crowdfunding effort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Ellen Adarna s agenda after being sued: Shave John Lloyd Cruz

On Tuesday, after formal charges have been filed against Ellen Adarna at the Office of the City Prosecutor in Pasig City, the actress remained mum about the issue and instead, posted a video of her shaving rumored boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

PAP moves? Mom of teen demands apology from Ellen Adarna

MANILA, Philippines – The mother of a 17-year-old girl whom social media personality and actress Ellen Adarna accused of trying to take "paparazzi" videos called on the actress to apologize for "ruining" her daughter's reputation.  In a post on her Facebook page, Myra Abo Santos, who identified herself as the mother of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Cathy Garcia-Molina on John Lloyd Cruz being a father: ‘It’s about time’

Blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina feels that should it be true that actor and good friend John Lloyd Cruz is responsible for the rumored pregnancy of sexy actress Ellen Adarna, she is simply happy for him. Select bloggers and members of the entertainment press caught up with Molina at a conference for her latest movie, "Unexpectedly Yours", Thursday. "Well, it's about time!" is the first thing she said when asked to comment about the issue. Given that Cruz is of age and has established himself especially financially, he can now settle down anytime and have a family of his own. "Ilang taon na si Lloydie eh, matanda na siya eh, eh ako nga 33 nanganak eh, yaan mo na s...Keep on reading: Cathy Garcia-Molina on John Lloyd Cruz being a father: ‘It’s about time’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Autopsy sought on Pangasinan bullying victim

The family of a student who died after he was allegedly beaten up by his schoolmates at the Mangaldan National High School has requested authorities to conduct an autopsy on his body......»»

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DFA: Another Filipino drowns in New Zealand  

        MANILA, Philippines - Another Filipino drowned while swimming in a river in New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday. The Philippine Embassy in Wellington said the 20-year-old victim drowned in Whanganui River, 150 kilometers northwest of Wellington on Wednesday. His body was recovered on Thursday. The DFA, however, deferred identifying the fatality. The DFA said it extended its condolences to the victim's family. This was the third recorded death of a Filipino due to drowning in the last four months. READ:Filipino student drowns in NZ Kent Espinosa, a student, also drowned near Whangarei Falls l...Keep on reading: DFA: Another Filipino drowns in New Zealand  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK --- An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and grabbed global attention by mounting a social media campaign for asylum. Her case highlighted the cause of women's rights in Saudi Arabia, where several women fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years and ...Keep on reading: Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Ateneo ‘bully’ claims self-defense as mom says sorry

The mother of a junior high school student who drew flak on social media after he was caught physically and verbally attacking his peers issued an apology Wednesday, saying the family was “devastated” by the incident......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Celebs dismayed with apology of Ateneo bully, mom

Barely a month after an Ateneo Junior High School bullying incident went viral on social media, the student and his mother issued a public apology. "I would like to apologize for the action of my son. Sa nasaktan niya, sa school kung na-drag man ang school sa isyu na 'to, I apologize," said the student's mother in an interview with newscaster Arnold Clavio yesterday on news show "24 Oras." "Pero gusto ko ring hingin yung understanding ng tao na bata 'tong anak ko eh." (I would like to apologize for the action of my son. To those whom he hurt, to [Ateneo] if they have been dragged in this issue, I apologize. But I also want to ask for people's understanding because my son is still a...Keep on reading: Celebs dismayed with apology of Ateneo bully, mom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

10-year-old girl found dead, hogtied in Negros Occidental

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – A 10-year-old girl was found dead in Barangay 14B, Talisay City here Friday night, January 4.  Grade 3 student Marchela Sayo was discovered by her family and neighbors hogtied, face covered with plastic, as her body was kept in a basin under the sink.  The initial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

‘Missing’ Filipina student shows up at Chicago police station

CHICAGO -- Mystery surrounds the case of an 18-year-old Filipina student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who walked into a police station--just hours after her family reported her missing--to tell authorities she was safe and was never missing. Shalyha Ahmad's family held a news conference Wednesday and said she was dropped off at a Chicago train station on Dec. 14. The family said they went to pick her up from UIC later, but she never showed up. Her mother, Shetti Ahmad, made an emotional plea to her in Tausug. Shetti Fatima Ahmad said the family moved from the Philippines to Chicago in 2006, when Shalyha was 6. She graduated from Lane Tech High School on the Northwes...Keep on reading: ‘Missing’ Filipina student shows up at Chicago police station.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Fil-Canadian teen with rare disease finds stem cell donor match

WINNIPEG, Manitoba --The family of Roshlind Mance, a 16-year-old high school student with a rare life-threatening disease, has received a special Christmas gift. After a frantic search, Roshlind found a stem cell donor match.   "That was very good news for the family," Joel Sanjuan, who helped organize a Winnipeg drive to try to find a compatible donor for his niece, told the Winnipeg Sun. "It was such a great thing. We weren't expecting it although we were still hoping that we were going to find someone pretty soon but not this soon."   Mance suddenly became ill while attending a summer school class in Calgary in July. She was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and...Keep on reading: Fil-Canadian teen with rare disease finds stem cell donor match.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over dead American

  WASHINGTON --- A US judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay $501 million over the death of American Otto Warmbier, concluding that the university student likely suffered torture. The penalties, which North Korea is highly unlikely to pay willingly, come in the midst of a diplomatic drive by President Donald Trump, who is eager to reach a potentially landmark deal with leader Kim Jong Un. The parents of Warmbier sued North Korea in a US court after the 22-year-old was flown back to the United States last year in a coma, unrecognizable to his family, and dying within days of his return. Beryl Howell, the chief judge of the US District Court for Washington, DC, awa...Keep on reading: US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over dead American.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Innocent family dragged into backlash against Ateneo student

An innocent family has been dragged into the backlash against the Ateneo High School student involved in bullying after their address was falsely identified as the home of Joaquin Montes and spread online. Deliveries worth thousands from fast-food restaurants and an online store were sent to the residential address of a pastor and his family […] The post Innocent family dragged into backlash against Ateneo student appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Catanduanes Student’s Short Film Makes it to MMFF

A short film of a graduating student of Catanduanes State University (CSU) has been shortlisted in the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Student Short Film Competition. The stop-motion-animation short film entry of Demetrio E. Celestino III was among the Top 8 Finalists in the competition. The entry centers on issue of family separation told […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Beauty Gonzalez, husband: Ellen, John Lloyd should be 'FreetoLove

Actress Beauty Gonzalez has been the talk of the town recently for having a selfie with good friend Ellen Adarna and giving a peek of Adarna's supposed son with Cruz......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

LOOK: Beauty Gonzalez posts selfie with Ellen Adarna

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ellen Adarna has been living a decidedly less public life recently – turning social media accuonts private and taking a hiatus from showbiz. But for long-time friend Beauty Gonzalez, the Cebuana stunner seems to have made an exception.  Beauty posted a rare photo of them together on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Man says he will prove he didn t kill Michael Jordan s dad

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. "I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn't connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. ... The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did," Daniel Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed. Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn't identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification. On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney's general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defense. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999. Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences. Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He's probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defense filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan's shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel. Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl "was kissing on" him so there was no way he'd abandon that opportunity. Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan. If that's true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95. "I don't think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan - the state or the defense," Mumma said. Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting. "It became 'he said, he said,'" Rogers said. "I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel's ultimate version." Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn't believe it. As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories. By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green's attempt for a new trial. In addition to evidence in the defense filings, Green's lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn't kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn't plan to use deadly force. The state attorney general's office says jurors' opinions at sentencing aren't relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime. The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn't believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he's confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger. "If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I'm going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery," said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018