If Janet Jackson can, why can’t Ai-Ai delas Alas? Janet was 50 when she gave birth. There have been several other cases, including Nanay Caring who conceived Ice (formerly Aiza) Seguerra, husband of FDCP head Liza Diño), when she was already into her early 50s. Hope springs eternal, so they say, and Ai-Ai hangs on to that hope (against hope) that, heaven permitting, she and husband Gerald Sibayan (a certified, though not yet full-fledged, pilot) can have their first child — at the ripe (not-so-old) age of 54. “God willing, Gerald and I will have that baby by November next year,” Ai-Ai reiterated at the presscon for And Ai, Thank You!, a Reality Entertainment/Horseshoe Studio joint venture directed by Joven Tan, showing nationwide starting on Wednesday, Aug. 14. “Tulad ng parati kong sinasabi, mayroon na kaming naka-reserved na embryo na puede ko nang ipagbuntis anytime my doctor gives me the go-signal. I am ready emotionally, … [Read more...] about If Janet Jackson can, why can’t Ai-Ai?
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Wildlife Department has announced with great sadness the death of the last remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, named Tam, today. State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew said she was informed of the sad news by the department director Augustine Tuuga. “Regrettably, Tam died at mid-day, around noon on Monday (May 27). Invariably, everything that could possibly have been done, was done, and executed with great love and dedication. “His last weeks involved the most intense palliative care humanly possible, rendered by the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) team under veterinarian Dr Zainal Zahari Zainuddin, at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu,“ she said in a statement here. According to Liew, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, the precise cause of death will be clearer later, after an autopsy has been conducted. However, she said, Tam’s death was certainly related to old … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino Tam dies (Updated)
Eleven women allegedly paid to be surrogate mothers have been released on bail after agreeing to keep the babies, Cambodia's trafficking czar said Wednesday, as the poor Southeast Asian nation seeks to regulate the womb-for-hire trade. The women were charged in November with human trafficking and acting as intermediaries for surrogacy agents after they were discovered in a raid on a house in the capital Phnom Penh. They have been in custody since the raid, with some giving birth behind bars. Cambodia issued a snap ban on commercial surrogacy in 2016 after neighbouring Thailand pulled the plug on the trade the previous year -- putting an abrupt end to a thriving industry for hopeful parents, many from Australia and the US. An Australian nurse who ran a surrogacy clinic was jailed for 18 months, and quietly released last year after the term was served. But demand for commercial surrogacy remains high after China eased its one-child policy and shadow markets in Cambodia … [Read more...] about Cambodian surrogates freed after agreeing to keep babies