Blog Posts by Karen Valeza

  • Jovit Baldovino wants to become a lawyer

    Batangueno singer Jovit Baldovino wants to be more than a singer.  He wants to become a lawyer.

    This is why the  20-year-old singer doesn’t want to stop studying once he gets his degree in Criminology, where he is now on his sophomore year. He wants to take up  Law.

    "Ang pangarap ko, kung hindi man ako maging mechanical engineer, gusto kong mag-abogado. Sobrang saya at sarap kapag nakatapos ka ng ganoong course. Parang ang lakas ng dating mo," Jovit said in a pocket interview last  Wednesday, April 23, for "Rock & Soul", his concert with Thor.

    Studies and showbiz

    The mainstay of the Sunday noontime variety show "ASAP" explains how he juggles his time between studies and showbiz.

    "Ngayon medyo kaya ko na. Medyo maluwag na yung schedule ko, so gusto ko ng mag-aral. Okay naman. Kasi kinukuha ko kaagad yung schedule ko sa handler ko. Tinatanong ko kung pwede akong pumunta sa school. Sa school naman, two days akong pumapasok."

    Jovit doesn’t mind singing and studying at the same time, because

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  • Alex Gonzaga has an admirer in Ryan Bang

    Korean actor-TV host Ryan Bang is 'brotherzoned.'

    This is because Alex Gonzaga, new host of "Pinoy Big Brother", has no plans of having him as a boyfriend for now, even as she admits he has expressed  admiration for her. Alex would rather treat Ryan as a brother and a friend.

    Alex's admirer Ryan Bang/NPPA Images"Si Ryan, sinabi ko na na ilang beses sa kanya friends kami. Pero siyempre, baka mamaya bigla tayong subukin ni Lord, ayaw ko namang kainin ang mga sinabi ko. Pero so far, as of now, baby brother talaga ang tingin ko sa kanya," Alex told the media at the press conference of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" on Wednesday, April 23.

    Friendly visit

    Alex clarified that Ryan is not formally courting her. She just lets him pay her a friendly visit at home.

    "Si Ryan naman, hindi naman siya yung parang nanliligaw. Kapag sinasabi ko sa kanya, feeling ko nanliligaw ka, nagpapa-cute ka, sasabihin niya ang feeling ko talaga, ang kapal raw ng mukha ko. Wala siyang formal. Although nagbibigay siya, nanglilibre siya. Pero lagi ko

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  • Kim Chiu hits nose in minor accident

    Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu met a minor accident  in the morning of Wednesday, April 23,  when she hit her nose against her van’s metal interior.

    In a report on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight"  later that evening, it was learned that Kim was  on her way to the taping of "Ikaw Lamang" when her driver made a sudden stop to avoid a jeepney.  Because of this, Kim, who was sleeping at the back of her van,  hit her nose against the back of the vehicle’s front seat.

    No nose fracture

    "Nakahiga siya. The back row can be a bed, andoon siya, nakahiga. So when nung biglang prumeno yung driver avoiding yung , I'm not sure kung tricycle or jeepney, tumilapon siya. The seat in front is bakal yung likod, doon siya tumama," Kris Aquino said.

    She added, "When you're sleeping, you don't have a seatbelt on. A seatbelt would have saved her."

    Kim was rushed to Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City, where she an X-ray exam.  Fortunately, her nose had no fracture.

    Example of professionalism

    "Yes ate, natutulog ako sa back.

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  • Kris on Herbert: Not a 'couple' but the best of friends


    Not a ‘couple’, but the 'best of friends.'

    This is how Kris Aquino described her current relationship with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista,  amid speculations that they have stopped dating because Herbert reportedly still has family issues to resolve.

    Rushed to hospital

    Kris, who was rushed to the hospital in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 22 due to low electrolytes, took to Instagram to share that Herbert gave her boxes of electrolyte sports drink.

    "I got home & saw all the Gatorade waiting for me. Thank You HB! (Sorry I broke my rule about not mentioning him in my IG account. ☺️)," Kris posted on Tuesday evening.

    She added, "We're not a "couple" but we are the BEST OF FRIENDS. And in this uncertain world, we're sure to be FRIENDS FOR LIFE. That's actually what we started as, it's where we are most comfortable being, and for whatever tomorrow may still bring, true & lasting friendship is always the best foundation."
    She posted a few lines fromTyler Collins' song "Thanks to You," and

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  • Kris cuts her long hair short

    'Kapag may pinagdadaanan ka, it's appropriate'

    After keeping her hair long for quite some time, Kris made a surprising transformation by cutting it  pixie style, which she said is her "shortest since child birth."

    Kris debuted her new look in the April 21 episode of "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" and hinted, without getting into details, that she has gone through something.

    "Kapag may pinagdadaanan ka, it is appropriate," Kris told co-host Boy Abunda.

    ‘Time for change’

    Asked if she’s still going through that phase, Kris replied, "Tapos na. Time for change."

    Kris added, "Ayaw ko na ng heartache, iyon lang."

    Boy told Kris that what's important is "moving on and rising above heartaches."

    Before she showed her new look on TV, Kris informed followers on Instagram last  Monday, April 21,  that she "cut off more than a foot" of her hair.  She quoted designer Coco Chanel and said, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."

    "I'm super ready for my life change," Kris said on Instagram.

    What Kris missed

    Kris took photos of her TV screen,

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