“Mabuting tao ang anak ko,” said Teodora Carlos , in tears, as she spoke to reporters during a PNP press conference. The distraught mom of the Resorts World attacker, who has now been identified as 43-year-old Jessie Javier Carlos.
“Mabait po ang anak ko. Mabait po siya nalulong lang siya sa casino. Kami rin po di namin matanggap ang nangyari. Kaya po humihingi rin po kami ng tawad sa mga nadisgrasya ng anak ko,” she said in between sobs, adding a message for parents who find their kids entangled in gambling addiction. “Kung maaari po sana awatin ninyo ang mga anak ninyo. Kami po, namimighati rin po, hindi namin matanggap.”
She cautioned against the dangers of addiction destroying families, like it did theirs.
Jessie’s father, Fernando also sought forgiveness saying, “Sa mga namatayan po, nakikiramay po kami. Huminhingi po kami ng tawad sa ginawa ng anak ko. Hindi rin po namin gusto ang nangyari.”
A total of 37 casino employees and kids were killed during the attack. The gunman allegedly committed suicide shortly after.
Ariana Grande will be pushing through with Manila concert
Despite the tragic events of her Manchester concert, which left 22 people dead, American pop star Ariana Grande will not be postponing her much anticipated concert in Manila on August 21, 2017.
She recently brought together some of the biggest artists for One Love Manchester, a concert to benefit the families of those slain during the tragic suicide bombing, believed to be targeting young girls.
Manchester-born members of the band Oasis performed together for the first time in years, sharing the stage with Coldplay. Ariana’s friends the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus lent their time and talent to help those affected.
Bangs Garcia is expecting her first child with husband Lloydi Birchmore
“We are ecstatic to share that Lloydi and I are going to be mummy and daddy soon!” wrote the actress on instagram, sharing with her nearly 600,000 followers that she is 3 months pregnant!
She previously revealed to PEP that they confirmed the pregnancy in March, but decided to wait before announcing it to the public. “Dapat daw three months muna [before they announced it]. So right now I’m going 14 weeks,” said Bangs, who added she wishes it’s a boy. Although it’s still too early to tell. So far, though, her pregnancy has been smooth.
“I don’t really have cravings. I got rashes pero di ako laging naduduwal,” she shared Hindi ako yung gaya ng iba na suka nang suka,” Bangs said. “And then I’m always happy.”
They anticipate that they’ll be welcoming their little one in December—just in time for the holidays!
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Kitty Duterte fires back at online basher
The president’s youngest may only be 13 years old, but she’s not afraid to speak her mind. She recently got into a word war with an online basher, who criticized her family’s recent Russia Trip. Kitty took offense at the accusation of the people’s taxes being used to fund their travels, firing back in defense of her dad, President Duterte, emphasizing that he was working and they simply went there with him.
The basher didn’t let her have the last word, though, because she went on to throw more personal jabs, directed at Kitty’s mom, Honeylet, who the basher called a mistress. To this, Kitty clarified that her father’s previous marriage had been “annulled years before” her “mother and father started seeing each other.”
“Be sure to know what you’re talking about and who you’re talking to first,” she cautioned. Many were stunned by the profanity used by the young girl, but many also came to her defense, applauding her for being brave enough to hit back at a young age.
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