MANILA – The camp of television host Kris Aquino may file an appeal on the denial of the permanent protection order (PPO) against James Yap for their son James “Bimby” Yap Jr.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Thursday, Aquino’s lawyer Frank Chavez said they are seeking to get copies of the reports made by the social worker and the child psychologist, which supposedly became the basis of the rejection of the PPO for Bimby.
“Noong Martes, nag-file kami ng motion asking the court to provide us with copies of the reports made by the social worker and the child psychiatrist at ito ay didinigin ng husgado bukas, Biyernes. Depende kung ano ang nakalagay sa reports, then we will gauge our future actions and decisions kung ano ang nakalagay doon,” he said.
If the reports state safeguards for the eventual resumption of Yap’s visitation rights over Bimby, Chavez said then they will respect the court’s decision.
“If the report says that there is basis for us to [appeal the PPO for Bimby], we will do that. We will be remiss in our duty as counsel if we will just let these things pass by. Kapag may sinabi sa report that the visitation of the father will cause more harm than good, then we will call the attention of our client and let her decide,” he said.
While Yap’s lawyer Lorna Kapunan said the denial of the PPO for Bimby means Yap can now see his son, Chavez said he doesn’t see the reunion of father and son happening in the near future.
“It is not going to happen tomorrow, more so on Sunday because they prefer to see him on Sunday. That would be a modification without basis of the visitation rights, which only speak of Wednesdays and Fridays, never Sundays. Sunday is family day and James is out of the family,” he said.
Chavez said they have to know the “safeguards” first, which will be the topic of the hearing this Friday.
According to Chavez, Yap will see Bimby “in the fullness of time” but it should be done the right way. He added it was never Aquino’s intention to keep Bimby away from his father.
“Kapag ini-rollback mo ang time, from the beginning, hindi ipinagdadamot ni Kris ang pagkikita ng ama at anak. Medyo napuno lang siya, nagalit lang siya na ‘yung sa sanctity ng kanyang private room, pati iyon ay sinugod ni Mr. James Yap. Doon na siya nagalit, sobra na iyon. Wala na namang romantic illusion na mangyayari, why force the issue?” he said.
He said the particular incident was witnessed by Bimby and thus, “the issue regarding whether or not he can visit his son is not yet resolved with finality.”
Chavez said Aquino was satisfied that the court granted the PPO she filed for her self because it means the court believed her testimony.
“Nagkaroon ng vindication si Kris dahil hindi ni-reject ng court ang kanyang testimony. Pinaniwalaan siya ng husgado kaya siya nabigyan ng PPO. It is as simple as ABC. I don’t know why some people don’t understand,” he said.
No one ever thought that attractive ham actor HA is a “kiss and tell” type of a guy – what a let down!
For quite a time, HA was quietly dating pretty star PS regularly. Most people believe they were really into a relationship which they keep denying for a long time. PS is sugar and sweet kind of girl – qualities that guys like HA often tend to abuse. Allegedly, HA took it upon himself that he could take advantage of PS big crush on him.
The gullible PS took the bait, and not long after, the two were secretly dating…until now. Allegedly, it is PS who goes to HA’s place at least once a week to do their thing. Everything would have looked okay and natural – but not when the other half squeals about things that should have been private.
Reportedly, HA goes telling his friends and peers in detail how wild PS is in the bedroom, and everything intimate that goes in there. HA even badmouths the young-looking PS saying obscenities about her “privates.” What can be more cruel that that?
If this is true, is HA’s heart really made of hard stone? He has to remember that acts like this can easily boomerang on him fast. On the other hand, how can he do these things with impunity when he is committed to someone else?
Let us wish AH can get his act together – literally and figuratively. As for PS, you are matured enough to know. You don’t jump into the fire and not get burned, do you?
“Smart girls open their minds, easy girls open their legs, and foolish girls open their hearts.” ~ The Notebook of Love
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Check out the music video for “People Like Us,” Kelly Clarkson‘s third and final single off her “Greatest Hits: Chapter One” (2012) album.
The music video, which was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, was being compared to the movie “Pleasantville.” Nevertheless, it received mostly positive reviews from various critics.
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A post-apocalyptic, primal world confronts Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid”) and Will Smith (“Men in Black” trilogy) in Columbia Pictures’ futuristic action adventure “After Earth.”
In the film, a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
A Dying Earth
Kitai Raige lives on Nova Prime, mankind’s new home. One day, he will be – he must be – a great Ranger, like his father before him.
Cypher Raige, Kitai’s father, is the Prime Commander of the United Ranger Corps and one of the greatest leaders in the history of Nova Prime. He is widely credited with saving the humans of Nova Prime from the planet’s fiercest alien threats: The Skrel and their vicious creations, the Ursa.
Starting in the 21st Century, Earth’s environment became increasingly uninhabitable. Massive seismic activity caused frequent earthquakes of alarming intensity; tectonic plates shifted, creating enormous volcanoes and violent collisions between continents; clean water became scarce and the atmospheric composition changed, resulting in deadly temperature fluctuations and air too toxic for human lungs to breathe.
By 2025 AD, it was clear that mankind would need to leave Earth, if there were any chance of survival. The governments of the world convened and mandated the construction of 10 spaceships, or “arks,” that could sustain human life on a quest to find a new inhabitable planet in another galaxy. The destruction of Earth came faster than any had imagined, however, and only six arks were completed in time for launch. Each ark could house only 125,000 – just .0000625% of the human population – but enough to start a new society. Upon leaving Earth, calendars were changed from AD to AE, reflecting our new life “After Earth.”
Before leaving for good, a message was set up for any future visitors expecting to find suitable resources on the planet – letting them know that they are approaching the most dangerous place in the universe: Earth.
A New Life in Nova Prime
When forced to leave Earth, the last of the human race embarked on a journey through space. After 100 years of travel at speeds faster than light, they arrived at Nova Prime and built a new civilization from the ground up.
In the year 222 AE, humans on Nova Prime formed a tripartite government composed of three branches: The United Ranger Corps, The Primus, and The Savant. Without a balance between these representatives, society would crumble.
The Primus is a philosophical leader who sees the downfall of Earth as proof of the evils of technology and rejects science, advising instead based on the deep, spiritual links that bind all on Nova Prime. The Savant, on the other hand, leads through the promotion of scientific discovery, believing that technology and human achievement are the keys to humanity’s survival.
The United Ranger Corps was formed with a single mission: Preserve Humanity. In the last days of humanity’s eviction from Earth, the governments of every nation selected 1,000 of their best and brightest—tacticians, pilots, soldiers and the like—to form a first-response team capable of keeping order through the growing number of natural disasters and international catastrophes. The U.N.-sanctioned group was titled The United Ranger Corps, or “Rangers” for short. The Rangers quickly became the new standard for military service, saving countless lives in the process.
Aspiring Rangers like Kitai must undergo intense training to prove themselves both physically and mentally. For Kitai, becoming a Ranger would prove his worth—not only to himself, but to his father.
The cutlass is a Ranger’s greatest weapon; an extension of the strength that comes from within. Lightweight and handheld, the cutlass is both versatile and elegant, and blends seamlessly into a Ranger’s lifesuit, making it essential for attack, self-defense and survival conditions. Every Ranger memorizes the series of quick finger inputs necessary to activate the hundreds of smart fibers that form numerous weapon configurations from both ends of the handle. The C-40 combat model has a total of 22 configurations, including short blade, spear, long blade, sickle, dagger and more.
Our peaceful existence was a brief one. Now, threats loom over us, every single day of our lives.
Just 143 years after landing on Nova Prime (in 243 AE), humanity weathered an attack from The Skrel: an alien species that had long considered Nova Prime their holy ground. To them, humans are vermin infesting their sacred land. We endured this first onslaught; we won—but this was only the beginning.
The Skrel had underestimated mankind in their early attacks. But, through the centuries, the enemy’s weapons became more advanced. In the war of 576AE, they finally released their ultimate weapon: The Ursa. A nightmare of a creature—bred for warfare, and genetically engineered for one reason: to hunt and kill humans. Ursa prey on the pheromones humans secrete when they’re scared. They can sense humans’ fear. Many thought the Ursa unbeatable and awaited mankind’s inevitable demise—but a solution arose, and brought them hope.
Just as it seemed nothing could stop the Ursa, Cypher Raige inadvertently uncovered their weakness: without fear, humans are invisible to the Ursa. In an unprecedented show of self-control and discipline, Raige eliminated his fear and defeated the Ursa. This act of restraint became known as “Ghosting,” and lifted Raige to new heights of fame. There are only seven Ghosts in existence. They are anomalies.
Opening across the Philippines on June 5, “After Earth” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at http://www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.
“World War Z” is an upcoming apocalyptic horror film starring Brad Pitt. It is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Max Brooks.
Directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, the film tackles survivalism and disaster preparation. It was supposed to be a zombie movie, hence the word “Z” in the title but the director’s interpretation of the novel has somewhat avoided the literal.
Also starring in the movie are Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters in June 21, 2013.
Watch the trailer here: