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Harry and Meghan announce daughter s birth after tumultuous year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana -- named for Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother -- in a moment of joy capping a year of increasingly strained ties between the couple and the British royal family......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 7th, 2021

Sofia Andres: Motherhood has changed me

More than a year after she gave birth to daughter Zoe Natalia, Sofia Andres happily shared that motherhood has made her a better person......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their first series on Netflix

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are ready to return to work. The royal couple, through production company Archewell Productions, announced their first venture on Netflix.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Meghan says UK royals refused to make her son a prince due to skin color concerns

LONDON —  Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, said there were concerns about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be before his birth and that such worries explained why he was not given the title of prince. Meghan, whose mother is Black and father is white, said she was naive before she married into […] The post Meghan says UK royals refused to make her son a prince due to skin color concerns appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

Harry and Meghan sign podcast deal with Spotify

LONDON, United Kingdom — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a deal with Spotify to produce podcasts that tell “uplifting and entertaining stories”, the audio streaming service said Tuesday. Since ceasing royal duties and moving to California this year, the couple have launched various creative ventures, and begun legal actions against British tabloids over privacy violations. […] The post Harry and Meghan sign podcast deal with Spotify appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Rights groups slam MMDA spox for ‘drama serye’ remark on detained activist

Human rights groups slammed Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago following her “drama serye” remarks at detained activist Reina Mae Nasino who recently buried her three-month-old daughter River.  Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, said those who downgrade what happened to the political prisoner are only trying to “cover the government’s gross violation of human rights.”  “The story of Reina Mae Nasino and her 3-month-old child who died last week is not ‘drama-serye.’ It is a real story that exposed the countless injustices committed by the government,” it said in a statement released on Sunday.  “MMDA Chair Danny Lim, a former political prisoner himself, should have long shown the door to his spokesperson. It should be obvious by now that sensitivity cannot be taught nor proper manners and right conduct if one is empty-headed,” it added. Meanwhile, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) President Edre Olalia was more restrained, saying they would “do the same thing if she was in Ina’s position and circumstance. “To start with, we will never ever wish this horrible tragedy and injustice to visit the Asec, her mother, her daughters, her sisters and her aunts,” he said in a Facebook post. Despite having nothing to do with traffic, Pialago felt the need to “use her voice as a Filipino” to share her two cents on Nasino’s case. “Hindi lahat ng inang nakakulong ay nakapunta sa libing ng kanyang anak. Kaya yung mga sumisimpatya kay Reina Mae Nasino, pag aralan niyo mabuti ang dahilan bakit siya nakulong at kilalanin niyong mabuti kung sino siya sa lipunan (Not all jailed mothers get to visit their children’s funeral. So all of those who sympathize with Reina Mae Nasino, study well why she was imprisoned and know who she is and what her role is in society),” she said in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. “Masyado ninyong ginagawang pang drama serye sa hapon ang paghihinagpis niya. Tigilan niyo (You are trying to make her grief like an afternoon drama serye. Stop it)!” she added. Nasino was five months pregnant with River when she was arrested in November 2019 for allegedly being found with firearms and explosives at the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Manila Office in Tondo, Manila. Her lawyers have insisted that the pieces of evidence were planted and that the charges filed against her are trumped-up. She gave birth to River on July 1 at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Hospital on July 1. She and her baby were returned to the Manila City Jail 48 hours later. Before this, she filed a motion before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow her to breastfeed her daughter for a year at the hospital or a prison nursery.  But Manila RTC Branch 20 Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali denied this, saying that the jail has “very limited resources” for the care of her child.  Nasino was also among 22 elderly and medically-compromised detainees who filed a motion for their compassionate release amid the pandemic on April 8 before the Supreme Court. But months later, the High Court ruled that the trial courts will be the ones to decide on their temporary release. On August 13, the activist-mother was ordered to turn her child over to her relatives.  River was admitted at the Philippine General Hospital for fever and diarrhea on September 24. She was placed in the intensive care unit on October 9 where she died a few hours later.  A few hours before her daughter died, Nasino filed a very urgent motion for furlough so she can be with her child in her dying moments. On October 13, Manila RTC Branch 47 Judge Paulino Gallegos granted her three full days from October 14 to 16 to be by her daughter’s side during the wake and burial.  But the next day, he cut Nasino’ furlough down to only six hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 14 and 16 after receiving opposition from the Manila City Jail. The Manila City Jail cited lack of personnel, health concerns, and a guideline stating that detainees can only be at their loved ones’ burial and wake for a maximum of three hours. For both the wake and the funeral, Nasino was clad in a full set of personal protective equipment, handcuffed, and flanked by numerous uniformed personnel.  Tensions rose during the wake after her escorts tried to pull her away twice before her time was up, eventually escorting her out with 20 minutes to spare before 4 p.m. On October 16, Marites Asis, Nasino’s mother, had to kneel and beg in front of the police to allow them to hold funeral at 11:30 a.m. The cops wanted to delay it until 1 p.m. Police also sped off with River’s hearse to the Manila North Cemetery, leaving her family behind and thwarting activists’ plan to conduct a caravan around the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals before burying her at the cemetery. Nasino’s counsels at NUPL earlier said that they will file charges against those involved in the activist’s treatment during her daughter’s wake and burial. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

After 30 years, a farmer now owns three gardens and provides jobs amid crisis, part 2

In part 1, Mary Ann Cogollo, a farmer from Iloilo, shares about how her 30-year gardening story began and evolved. Here, she talks about the hurdles she had to face that molded her for who she is today.   Trials behind the triumphs At the back of her success is an unsteady, challenging voyage that she had to endure. “It’s 30 years in the making and looking back to what I’ve been through and endured, my heart is full,” said Cogollo. Growing up, Camille, her eldest daughter, saw how she fell and risen many times, she says, “I witnessed how she carried the pails from our wells to water her plants, pull the weeds every day, carried potted plants to hide them because of the heavy storms, how she failed and endured everything, how she learned from her experiences, and how she managed to be a farmer, a gardener, and a mother to us.” A throwback photo of Cogollo taken in 1994 with her 5-year old daughter. Before the birth of the gardens, Cogollo had been gardening alone for 10 years. She did the propagation, watering, and application of fertilizers. It was a challenge for this gardener to find suppliers and to travel the plants from the city to their place, but the hardest to deal with is the weather. “Typhoons and extreme summer are two of the most difficult situations to handle as well as dealing with plant diseases and pests. I failed a lot, some of my plants weren’t a success, but I learned from them,” Cogollo added. Blooming profits The price for the plants in the flower farm ranges from P25 to P10,000 and up. On normal days, they get to sell hundreds of plants every month that differ based on the demand. Most of it is purchased by co-gardeners too. Cogollo said that this season has the highest sales so far to the point that they travel some plants to the other garden to fill the demand. When they opened last month, they were able to dispose of 3000 to 5000 pots, which allowed them to generate a minimum of 50k per day from all the gardens. A mother, farmer, and businesswoman As a mother of two, she lets her children participate in farmwork and immerse themselves in nature at a young age. As per Camille, Cogollo taught her how to plant when she was four and let her have her mini garden at home. Their youngest also helps in raising livestock since he was in grade six. “They let us oversee the farm the same way that my lolo did before. She’s taught me how to plant and to marcot, how to fertilize and water correctly, and educated me what plants can grow from cuttings and what plants need to be in full sun or in shade,” Camille added. Despite the crisis, Cogollo added that God still made a way to provide for her family and their farm workers. She finds herself staring at the sky and thanking God for not leaving her family and the families working for them after two months of farm closure. When many people began growing plants to improve lifestyle amid the crisis, her children told her, “Nay your dream is coming true, farming and gardening are taking its shape, gakatabo na nay (it’s finally happening).” Cogollo only hopes for the public to continue appreciating nature and to start growing plants.   Farming has been her life ever since. The life she chose is the same life lived by her parents and grandparents and according to her, to be able to help others while pursuing your passion is a blessing.  Current situation As the government implemented enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to halt the spread of COVID-19, they had to close their gardens for two months. Since they only allow walk-ins and do not offer delivery services, they had no income from the garden. For Cogollo, those two months were the hardest; there were no landscaping projects but they had to give salaries to the employees every weekend. They thought of stopping their daily farm operations, but their musings brought them back to their primary goal, which is to provide the workers’ livelihood. They hired five more people who lost their jobs during those two months and didn’t stop propagating and maintaining the gardens. All smiles on her farm – As per Cogollo, the crisis allowed them to pause and see what they can do better. Living on a farm is an advantage because it’s COVID-free and their staff live nearby so they carry on with their daily work in the gardens and farm. Fortunately, after two months, a sudden increase in demand for plants began. The crisis has become as she calls it, “a ‘plantdemic’ for Ilonggos.” Their gardens re-opened for visitors when Iloilo was placed under GCQ (general community quarantine). From then on, the farm was amplified by different networks through social media and word of mouth. Despite their location, they were shocked that people kept visiting or asking about their gardens’ location. At some point, they were afraid due to the increasing numbers of visitors and of the risks it can entail that might harm their whole community. However, it was all worth it because according to Cogollo, “We know our dream is coming true. Farming/Gardening is taking shape.” They were also supposed to put up a garden café and park last May but due to these circumstances, things didn’t go as planned. In the future, they see the garden as a haven where people can stroll and appreciate and realize the beauty of nature. Photos from Dafalongs Flower Farm. For more information, visit the Dafalongs Flower Farms......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Michelle Wie West gives birth to a daughter

By The Associated Press Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own. The former U.S. Women's Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West, are parents of a daughter born Friday. “Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you,” Wie, the former U.S. Women's Open champion, wrote on Instagram. They named her Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. The 30-year-old Wie was born and raised in Honolulu. Kamalei is a Hawaiian for “beloved child.” Wie and West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, were married in August. They announced her pregnancy in January. Wie shot the lowest score ever by a woman competing on the PGA Tour with a 68 at Sony Open when she was 14. She won five times on the LPGA Tour, the biggest at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Duterte may announce new quarantine classifications on Friday

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said members of the government's pandemic task force were expected to meet Thursday to discuss their final recommendation on the risk groupings of areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Britney’s father ‘to step down’ as estate conservator: US media

Britney Spears’ father is to step down as conservator of her estate, US media reported Thursday, seemingly ending a bitter legal battle with his daughter. Britney, 39, last month launched a bid to remove him from the controversial 13-year guardianship that she said amounted to “abuse.” Jamie Spears’ lawyer said at the time he would fight the move, […] The post Britney’s father ‘to step down’ as estate conservator: US media appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

‘Duterte recognizes PDP-Laban belongs to Pimentels’

President Duterte recognizes that the Pimentels virtually own the PDP-Laban, which is now divided over the issue on who should be its standard bearer in next year’s general elections, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Man kills daughter, 4

A 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday after allegedly killing his four-year-old daughter in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Ahong will back Sara’s bid “if she decides to run”

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Is Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan endorsing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in next year’s presidential elections? This question popped up after the mayor’s car was seen with a sticker magnet of the presidential daughter. This was observed when the mayor visited Barangay Pajo on Thursday morning, during the turnover […] The post Ahong will back Sara’s bid “if she decides to run” appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle turn down son s title Earl of Dumbarton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle turned down their son Archie's title Earl of Dumbarton worrying that their son could be bullied because of the word "dumb.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Rizal’s entrepreneurial life as exile in Dapitan

Born on June 19, 1861, this year marks the 160th birth anniversary of our national hero. In celebration, I feature his admirable industry in his final years......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

New interview and back to the UK

We will eventually see her again. After Meghan Markle became the mother of her second daughter earlier this month, the Duchess of Sussex has not.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Natural born surfer: Andi Eigenmann s 1-year-old kid wows with water sport skills

Actress Andi Eigenmann and Philmay Alipayo’s turning two-year-old daughter Lilo is now a surfer. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Leni vs. Sara

If Sara Duterte throws her hat in the ring and ends up winning the presidency next year, it will be the third parent-and-child pair to capture the highest elective post in our country’s history. We’ve had a father and daughter with Diosdado Macapagal and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and a mother and son with Cory Aquino and […] The post Leni vs. Sara appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Jab for kids: Pros, cons assessed

When overseas Filipino worker Jill Balasan learned that the Kuwaiti government will begin inoculating minors against COVID-19, she immediately registered her 17-year-old daughter for the vaccination program......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Father, accused of raping his daughter, arrested in Balamban

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 47-year-old father accused of raping his 18-year-old daughter in 2018 is already waiting for the commitment order from the court after he was arrested by the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Group-Visayas Field Unit (AKG-VFU-7)  on Thursday, June 10, in Barangay Cansomoroy in Balamban town in western Cebu. Police Lieutenant Zosimo […] The post Father, accused of raping his daughter, arrested in Balamban appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Duterte still undecided on VP run – Palace

President Duterte has not officially rejected calls for him to run for vice president in next year’s elections, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday, despite Duterte’s claim that he is resisting efforts for him to stay in public service after he finishes his six-year term......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021