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MANILA - Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, said now is the time for the boxing champ to hang his gloves and retire, having proven himself to the whole world.
 

 
Jinkee, who is in General Santos City waiting for the birth of her fifth child, told Pacquiao: “Gaano ba karami ang pera na gusto mo sa mundo kung malayo ka sa pamilya mo?”
 
She said Pacquiao has proven a lot after this second match, which was meant to snatch back the WBO welterweight belt from American Timothy Bradley.
 
 
“Na-prove na niya ang lahat, ang kakayahan niya. Pwede na siyang bumitiw,” she said.
 
She also said Pacquiao is already 35 and not getting any younger. “Mahirap din iyon, nagkaka-edad na rin siya. So, pwede na. Wala na siyang dapat i-prove.”
 
Reporters immediately flocked to the teary-eyed Jinkee after it was declared via unanimous decision that her husband won.
 
All throughout the 12 rounds, Jinkee was seen cradling her womb. She is expected to give birth within the month.
 
“Tumitigas [ang womb] kapag nate-tense ako. Kinakabahan,” she explained.
 
 
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MANILA – The only thing Vhong Navarro regrets amid his ordeal is that he cheated on his girlfriend.
 

 
Navarro admitted this during his live interview on “Buzz ng Bayan” Sunday as he shared how he is coping from his traumatic experience in the hands of businessman Cedric Lee and several others last January 22.
 
“Patuloy ko namang inaamin na nagkamali ako pagdating sa girlfriend ko. Talagang 'yun ang pinagsisisihan ko, na niloko ko ang girlfriend ko that time. Ayaw ko na 'yun ulitin. Dahil sa panahong 'yun, hanggang ngayon, siya pa rin ang kasama ko at umiintindi sa akin,” he said.
 
 
Navarro admitted it is now difficult for him to trust anyone after what happened.
 
“Ako 'yung tipo ng tao na madali makagaanan ng loob kasi ako 'yung tipo ng tao na hindi ako namimili kung sino ang kakaibiganin ko… Hangga’t maaari, gusto ko ibalik ;yung dati. Pero ngayon medyo hirap akong magtiwala. Medyo nawala sa akin 'yun, 'yung pagtitiwala,” he said.
 
Nonetheless, Navarro is grateful that the incident allowed him to realize who his true friends are.
 
“Mas nadagdagan [ang pagmahahal ko para sa mga kaibigan ko]. Doon mo kasi malalaman ang isang kaibigan. Dapat ang kaibigan nandiyan sa hirap at ginhawa dahil ganun ako. Hindi ako nang-iiwan. Siyempre minsan, hindi mo naman kailangan hingin sa kanila 'yun,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, the “It’s Showtime” host said he felt relieved after the Department of Justice (DOJ) junked the rape complaint filed against him by model Deniece Cornejo.
 
While knowing that his legal battle is just beginning, Navarro said: “Haharapin namin ang pwede pang mangyari basta patuloy akong nagdadasal na sana matapos ng maaga at makayanan ko lahat.”
Last Thursday, the DOJ said it did not find probable cause on Cornejo’s rape complaint citing physical improbability in the model’s affidavit.
 
The DOJ, however, has indicted Lee, Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Ferdinand Guerrero, Jose Paolo Calma, and Jed Fernandez for the crimes of serious illegal detention and grave coercion.
 
The cases were filed before the Taguig City Regional Trial Court.
 
Aside from these cases, Navarro is also facing two other rape complaints.
 
 
By Chuck Smith (philstar.com) |
 
Jasmine Curtis-Smith: "Sumusobra na yung mga tao for wishing illness upon my sister, because I would never illness upon anyone's family.”  MANILA, Philippines – Jasmine Curtis-Smith said she has learned to accept that intrigues and gossip will always be a part of her life as an actress.
 

 
“Nagugulat pa rin ako (sa intriga). But at the same time, not only from my ate but also from everyone that I have worked with, you know, they're all, 'Okay lang yan.' It's the way of life,” the TV5 star told members of the press in an interview after the live airing of her music show SPINNATION on Saturday, April 5.
 
 
 
She added, “Next week may panibago na namang issue, then you will be out of it or it will die down. Basta people are there to comfort you and you know really what happened.”
 
Last week, Jasmine's sister Anne Curtis allegedly confronted and humiliated the young actress' rumored boyfriend Sam Concepcion at the birthday party of Vice Ganda in lounge bar in Makati City. According to reports, Anne told Sam: “Ba't mo niloloko ang kapatid ko?”
 
This embroidered Jasmine in the issue, as she was reportedly the reason why Anne talked to Sam at the party.
 
Would the Kapatid star want less “intriga” in her career? Jasmine said she can't complaint about the gossip and intrigues because “it's the life I choose.”
 
“Ginusto ko itong buhay na ito. I'm part of showbiz. I'm not gonna tell people, 'Huwag kayong magsulat tungkol sa akin.' It's just gonna be part of my life,” she said.
 
'Learn the art of dedma'
 
One thing Jasmine can't accept though are the harsh words being said to Anne on social media after she was stung by a box jellyfish last week. 
 
Some bashers on Twitter, for instance, have called Anne's incident with the jellyfish karma for the alleged confrontation with Sam and her nightclub incident with John Lloyd Cruz last year.
 
“People who say those things will not know how it feels until it happens to a family member or someone that they love,” Jasmine said of Anne's bashers.
 
 
She added, “I just wish the best upon them.”
 
Jasmine further said she hopes those who attack Anne will “find their stand on the ground they feel happiness in their lives.”
 
“If you're really happy as a person, you don't need to tell people, 'Karma mo yan kaya nagkaganyan ka, kaya ka nagkasakit.' You know, if it's a health issue, sumusobra na yung mga tao. That's all I can say. Sumusobra na yung mga tao for wishing illness upon my sister, because I would never illness upon anyone's family,” the TV5 star said.
 
 
In the end, Jasmine said that, like her older sister Anne, she is learning the art of dedma. “And ito na yun, dedma,” she said. 
By Chuck Smith (philstar.com) | 
 
Kris Aquino: "Herbert and I are partners in either the failure and success of being together. And we can strengthen what we have by allowing ourselves to have a chance at forever by keeping quiet and private about what is here and now." (File photo)
 

 
MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino finally breaks her silence about her love life as the TV host-actress admits she is currently dating Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista.
 
“We are a work in progress and it's a joint project that both of us are happily undertaking with maturity, respect, and commitment,” he said on the ABS-CBN late night talk show “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” on Monday, April 7. 
 
 
The revelation comes after weeks of speculation about the identity of Kris' new love, which she has hinted about on social media and her morning show “Kris TV.” Her admission proves previous reports correct—including the one written by The STAR entertainment editor Ricky Lo last month that said Kris is dating an actor-politician who “has never been married but has kids by two (or three?) different women” and is “well-liked by denizens of both showbiz and politics.”
 
Kris further said Herbert asked for permission from her brother President Benigno Aquino III to date her. 
 
“Weeks before any speculation about us came out, personal po siyang humingi ng permiso sa kuya ko. Maraming iniisip si Pnoy, kaya ang intindi niya nung time na yun, may gagawin kami ni mayor na project para sa Quezon City. Until later that same day, nagtext kaming magkapatid, natawa si PNoy na permission to date his sister pala ang hiningi,” she revealed.
 
Herbert's gesture, Kris added, “gained the respect” of her siblings because “it showed all of them na malinis ang intensyon para sa bunso nila.” 
 
She also admitted, as what her Instagram post revealed, that the actor-politician was present during her father's get-together dinner over the weekend “because they want to know him better and they want him to get to know our family.”
 
The ABS-CBN star said her relationship with Herbert won't be a distraction to his obligations as the mayor of Quezon City. Herbert in turn respect and admires her work in show business, Kris said. 
 
Kris stated that her admission on “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” will be the last time she will talk about Herbert at this point of their lives.
 
“I am 43. And on May 12, he will be 46. I am sure all of you who are watching right now will agree when I state that staying together, that choosing to love one another requires much day to day effort,” she said.
 
Kris further said, “And if there's something that the past has thought me, it is that I can't do this on my own. Herbert and I are partners in either the failure and success of being together. And we can strengthen what we have by allowing ourselves to have a chance at forever by keeping quiet and private about what is here and now.”
 
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A third rape complaint has been filed against TV host-actor Vhong Navarro, this time by a stuntwoman who once worked with him, a report on GMA News TV's “Quick Response Team” said Friday.
 
The complaint was filed Thursday with the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office, the report said.
 
Citing the victim's affidavit, the report said the alleged incident happened in September 2009 inside a sports utility vehicle (SUV). The victim, who was not identified, said Navarro only stopped with his sexual assault when she threatened to hurt him.

 
Navarro was first slapped with a rape complaint by model Deniece Cornejo in January. Days later, in February, beauty contestant Roxanne Acosta Cabanero also filed a similar complaint against the actor.
 
Navarro's counsel, lawyer Alma Mallonga, said they have yet to receive a copy of the third complaint, but added they are ready to file a counter-affidavit,

“The new complaint for rape against Vhong is not unexpected. We expect more, especially as the DOJ nears resolution of the complaint for non-bailable crime of Serious Illegal Detention filed by Vhong against Cedric, Deniece and company,” Mallonga said in a text message sent to GMA News.
 
 
Mallonga was referring to Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and several others who are facing charges in connection with the mauling incident on Navarro in late January.
 
“We will wait for the complaint and respond. We will follow the process, knowing full well that Vhong will be vindicated,” Mallonga added. — Elizabeth Marcelo/KBK/JL, GMA News