How to sustain your marriage, according to Gelli de Belen

Gelli de Belen shared her thoughts about sustaining a marriage as she and husband Ariel Rivera celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary this December. De Belen stressed the importance of a person’s willingness to give. “’Yung mutual respect and generosity of spirit,” she said,...

Will Nikki Valdez get married again?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After being divorced from her Filipino-Canadian husband, is actress Nikki Valdez open to the idea of walking down the aisle once again? Valdez said she is hoping to fix the necessary documents involving her previous marriage within two months. The actress...

Dennis and Jennylyn: Moving forward

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Who knew a failed romance could lead to deeper friendship? Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado broke up in 2011 because of a small disagreement that escalated into a bigger fight. These days, they are enjoying each other’s company doing triathlons and...

Filipino gays find sanctuary in Catholic stronghold

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines (AFP) – A gospel serenade of deep baritones echoed through a dim alley in one of Manila’s red light districts on a humid Sunday evening – the joyful sounds emanating from a rare religious outpost for gay Filipinos. In the small room, where a...

Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

By Mylene Billups Fifty years of marriage is a milestone that every married couple strives for.  My parents, Vic and Emy Paysan celebrated their 50 years of Catholic marriage on May 1, 2015.  Originally, they didn’t want to celebrate it with fuss; but the children made sure our...

PHL Catholic Church stands firm vs gay marriage

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The leadership of the Philippines’ dominant Roman Catholic church stressed its opposition to legalizing gay marriage on Sunday despite last week’s landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. The Philippine government meanwhile affirmed that under its...

Bianca shares how she deals with pregnancy

TV host Bianca Gonzalez shared how she is doing 18 weeks into her pregnancy. The TV host said she was initially not used to the idea of getting tired very easily. “I was always feel sleepy. Yung unang second, third month, talagang laging pagod at laging antok. Walang ginagawa...

Jennylyn Mercado named FHM’s sexiest woman

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Jennylyn Mercado has been named as the sexiest woman in the country, based on a poll by a popular men’s magazine. The announcement was posted on the official Facebook page of FHM Philippines Sunday. The actress took the top spot from Andrea...

Marian Rivera wants to have many kids

If she has her way, actress Marian Rivera wants to have as many kids as she can. “Hanggang kaya ko, mas marami, mas masaya. Kasi solong anak lang ako kay mama at papa, so gusto ko mas marami,” Rivera said in an interview. Meanwhile, Rivera, who is now four-months pregnant, said...

Diana Zubiri marries boyfriend

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Diana Zubiri and model-host boyfriend Andy Smith tied the knot last Sunday. Based on photos posted on social media, the wedding was held at the Sampaguita Gardens in Quezon City. Andy proposed to Diana in Japan in February. They also took...