The adorable Maria Letizia “Zia” Gracia Dantes graces YES! Magazine’s May 2016 issue!
The country’s leading entertainment magazine has Zia’s parents, Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, opening up about how their lives have changed since their daughter was born on November 23, 2015.
YES! also shares photos of Zia’s baptism—a special event attended only by close family members and friends—and her well-documented adventures with her happy parents.
Dingdong has nothing but praise for his wife: “I do the basics. Pero it’s really nothing compared to ano, di ba, what mothers do for their children.
"So aside from those small things, mas mahalagang you’re there beside the mother, my wife, especially to guide and to help and to assist, and just to be the cheerleader.”
Marian has never been more content with her life.
YES! quotes her telling the press: “Marami, maraming nagawa sa buhay ko ’yong pagiging isang ina. At sinasabi ko nga na wala na yata akong maikukumpara o maihahambing na malapit na pakiramdam.”
Meanwhile, in celebration of Mother’s Day this May, YES! pays tribute to celebrity mothers and their adorable babies—architect-beauty queen Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Baby Nyke; singer Vina Morales and Baby Ceana; actress Ciara Sotto and Baby Crixus; actress Melissa Ricks and Baby Kiera Kelly; TV host LJ Moreno-Alapag, Baby Keona, and Baby Ian; and actress Isabel Oli and Baby Lily Feather.
The magazine also gives a complete tour of Janice de Belen's newly rebuilt home, which she describes as “child-friendly, dog-friendly, and functional.”
Also in this issue, YES! celebrates the wedding engagement of longtime sweethearts, dancer-actress Rochelle Pangilinan and actor Arthur Solinap.
Finally, after seven and a half-years of being together, the two Kapuso stars are planning their dream wedding.
The magazine also says farewell to a beloved director, Wenn Deramas, with photos of his colorful life, surrounded by his two children, his family, and his grateful friends.
Plus, there’s an update on the phenomenal AlDub love team of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza.
Plus-plus, there’s a YES! Special Report on the 2016 Philippine Elections, with presidential and vice-presidential candidates presenting their platforms and their stand on relevant issues. The special report comes with a list of celebrities and showbiz personalities who are running for public office.
The May 2016 issue of YES! is now available at newsstands nationwide.