AT THE AGE of 51, Alice Dixson's wish of becoming a mom comes true.
She happily announces, "Our newest little family member has arrived."
Posting a photo of baby footprints, her caption reads, "Despite the unexpected trials this year, God gave us a little miracle. For those of you who really know me - you’ve known that I’ve been praying for this every year on my birthday for 10 years now. Each year - my wish the same when I blew out my candles. So with great patience, belief and trust - I am happy to announce my wish has finally come true. Our newest little family member has arrived. From my family to yours. Advanced Happy Easter."
Alice revealed in November 2019 her plan to have a baby, and that she and her partner had agreed it would be by way of surrogacy.
The former beauty queen told ANC's Headstart, "Well my personal journey is super personal, pero sige I will share it. We are still in the process of surrogacy. My partner and I, oo. So I have not given up on that. I think this is our last year to try."
Alice disclosed that she tried getting pregnant, but "it didn't work out."
She said, "Sa akin it was never about the way I would look after. It was about my age and my concern about the safety of the child, the wellness of the pregnancy. I've tried previously and it didn't work out. So parang my partner and I decided, 'Okay let's try surrogacy.'"
Alice and her partner have been together for nine years. They met in April 2012, and were introduced by her make-up artist Jean Castor.
To this day, she has not revealed his name. But in some of her previous posts, she referred to him as "GS."
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Kara David says children of late reporter Cesar Apolinario are achievers: "Athena graduated in Grade 10 with honors, same with Sofia who is in Grade 7. Remus who is a senior high school student is top 6 in his class."
In an Instagram post on Sunday, March 29, 2021, Kara showed her Instagram followers how Cesar's kids— Athena, Remus, and Sofia—are doing in school.
Cesar's three children have been scholars of Kara's "Project Malasakit" program since December 2019.
Kara founded the "Project Malasakit" program in 2002. It currently has 25 scholars around the country.
In her post, Kara said all of Cesar's children are achievers.
She wrote in her Instagram post, "My good friend and fellow kapuso reporter Cesar Apolinario passed away almost 2years ago. It was hard for his family.
"Project Malasakit took his children as scholars. Since then, Athena, Remus and Sofia have been doing their father proud. They are consistently at the top of their class. Athena graduated in Grade 10 with honors, same with Sofia who is in Grade 7. Remus who is now in senior high school at STI is top 6 in his class."
Kara also penned a touching message for her late colleague.
She wrote, "Pareng Cesar, huwag kang mag-aalala, your kids are doing great. Para sa iyo ito, mahal kong kaibigan [heart emoji]"
Kara also thanked GMA-7 and her other colleagues in the Kapuso network who have also been extending a helping hand to Cesar's children.
She wrote, "Salamat sa GMA Network Inc. , sa mga boss namin na nag-shoulder ng tuition ng mga bata, sa mga reporters, news anchors, hosts at mga kaibigan na patuloy na nag-aambag sa tuition at pangangailangan ng mga bata. Salamat sa inyong suporta.
Towards the end of her post, Kara wrote, "At siyempre kay Mareng Jhoy Apolinario sa paggabay sa mga bata. Congratulations Athena, Remus at Sofia [heart emoji] we are always very proud of you.