Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, “Wowowin” host Willie Revillame pledged to donate P5 million to struggling Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ) drivers. True to his word, earlier this week, Willie Revillame gave out the promised sum to the jeepney drivers in the Central Office of the LTFRB. The game show host himself personally appeared in the office to give out the check on August 19, 2020.
According to LTFRB’s Facebook post, the P5 million check will help more than 3,211 PUJ drivers whose livelihood were affected during the pandemic. Aside from the cash, Willie Revillame also brought sacks of rice to be distributed to the drivers’ families. This way, the host aimed to lessen the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among those who received Willie’s donations is Ka Obet Martin of Pasang Masda. Their organization has received P1.4 million, which will be divided among their 973 members. In addition to that, they also received 606 sacks of rice, to be distributed to the struggling families of the jeepney drivers.
In addition to that, Willie also claimed that he will be giving an additional of P5 million next month, totalling his donations to more than P10 million. This will be donated to the jeepney drivers who did not make it to the first cut.
As you may well remember, earlier this week, the host addressed a Rappler reporter for her write-up. Pia Ranada claimed that the Malacanang press briefing, where Willie Revillame announced to give away P5 million, turned into a talk show. She also hinted that the host is only promoting his charity for the sake of “Wowowin” and GMA-7.
Willie defended himself and claimed that his intentions were pure. Furthermore, he also denied the allegations that he was trying to promote his name. According to Willie, he only wanted to extend help to struggling families due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ara Mina, Naiyak Matapos Pag-Usapan ang Kalagayan ng Kapatid Niya na May Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a life-long condition which impairs the cognitive, verbal, social abilities of the individual. This condition is a challenge not only to the person, but also to their family or loved ones. Former actress Ara Mina knows the challenges of this situation too well, because she also has a sister who was diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Ara Mina’s youngest sister, Mina Princess Klenk, also referred to as “Batching,” was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Right from the start, the former actress has always been open about their struggles as sisters. In spite of that, she never stopped supporting and loving Batching.
“To be honest, medyo mahirap. Pero mas hirap ’yung mommy ko. ’Pag hirap na ’yung mommy ko, pinapasa niya na sakin si Mina kasi they (people with Down syndrome) have tantrums. Dapat dalasan ‘yung activities. I-treat sila as normal para maging normal din ’yung mga actions nila.”
During her interview, Ara couldn’t help but turn emotional as she looks back on their struggles in taking care of Batching. On the brighter side, she also shared that Batching has a celebrity crush, and she even pretended that he was the father of her imaginary baby.
“May crush to! Diba sabay sabay kaming nagbuntis ng sisters ko, sabi niya (Batching) one time ‘Ate buntis ako.’ I asked her, ‘Sinong tatay?’ Si Paulo Avelino daw. Pag tinanong mo siya kung kanino siya sasama, sa’kin daw or kay Holy (their brother).”
Ara Mina continued her advocacy in helping children with Down Syndrome. The actress shared the cause is close to her heart because of her sister. In 2018, the former actress organized a fun run for young people with Down syndrome. This event was also spearheaded by many celebrities.
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Jinkee, Nagsalita na Tungkol sa Diumano’y Utang na P100K ni Heaven Peralejo
Earlier this week, showbiz columnist Lolit Solis made news on social media following her revelation about Heaven Peralejo. According to Lolit, the young ABS-CBN talent allegedly asked for money from her the family of her ex-boyfriend. As you may well know, Heaven briefly dated Senator Manny Pacquiao’s eldest son, Jimuel, but their relationship was short-lived.
According to Lolit, Heaven allegedly asked for help from Senator Manny via text. However, his wife Jinkee intercepted the message and got irate. Jinkee was allegedly annoyed that the young actress will come to Manny instead of her. In the end, she sent P100,000 to Heaven so that she will stop contacting them.
However, in her recent update on Instagram, Jinkee denied these rumors. According to her, Heaven did not ask them for help. She also asked the netizens to stop criticizing Heaven Peralejo and her family.
“Gusto ko lang pong sabihin sa lahat about sa issue na lumabas na nanghingi raw si Heaven ng pera sa amin ay hindi po totoo! Hindi po siya nanghingi at wala po kaming binigay na pera. Tigilan na po ang pambabash sa kanila na wala pong katotohanan! Be at peace with everyone. Love one another. God bless us all.”
On the other hand, even Jimuel also cleared Heaven’s name. Before Jinkee posted it on Instagram, Jimuel already addressed this issue on his account. He told the netizens to stop spreading rumors and fake news online, and claimed that he is currently in good terms with his ex-girlfriend.
“I would like to clarify that the issue posted by Lolit Solis and fashionpulis about Heaven is false. There was no money given and there was no communication. We keep getting involved in these issues and I just want to clear things up. She is not that type of girl and we are in good terms so no need for all the bashing.”
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Janella Salvador, Buntis nga ba Kaya Nagtatago Ngayon sa Abroad?
Earlier this week, Janella Salvador and her boyfriend, Markus Paterson finally admitted their relationship to the public. Markus shared a telling video on Instagram, which shows him and the Kapamilya actress intimately dancing. This big announcement thrilled many fans, who were delighted to see that Janella is finally happy with her love life.
Shortly after they’ve made their announcement, another controversy spread on social media. As you may well know, the 22-year-old actress is currently living together with her boyfriend in the United Kingdom. Markus often shares their happy moments together on social media, so their fans are always updated.
However, in one post, some keen netizens noticed something odd. In a live stream session, Markus and his friends can be seen having fun in the backyard. Janella can be heard in the background, however she’s not actively participating. When they tried to call her out, Janella answered back.
She responded by saying: “Oh my god, I almost jumped and that’s not good. I’m not allowed to jump.” According to some fans, there was no viable reason for Janella to not jump, since she has no medical condition whatsoever. Therefore, her statement can only mean that she might be pregnant.
This odd statement immediately fueled rumors that the actress might be carrying Markus’ baby. This is not the first time that netizens suspected the actress.
A few weeks ago, several fans also asked Janella’s mom if the actress is giving birth in the UK. However, until now, both parties involved remain silent about this issue.
For now, it seems like Markus and Janella are still enjoying their time in the UK. Only time can tell if the netizens’ speculations about the actress are indeed true.
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