• In Photos: See Celeb Moms Glam It Up for PEP List Red Carpet

    Plus, Toni Gonzaga may have chosen a baby name, Iya Villania learns how to use a car seat, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Celebrity moms don their finest for third year of the The PEP List Awards 

    These celeb moms know how to work the PEP List Awards red carpet! Sunshine Dizon led the pack in a black floor-length dress with thigh-high slit. Chynna Ortaleza, Ara Mina, and Cherry Pie Picache, who won as female Teleserye Supporting Actress of the Year for her work on On The Wings of Love, also went for evening black. Ina Raymundo did the opposite and wore a white number that showed off her flawless figure, while Camille Prats was radiant in a coral dress. Now on its third year, the PEP List Awards, which was held last Sunday, August 22, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, recognizes celebrities, newsmakers and  personalities for their contribution to the entertainment industry. Marian Rivera with husband Dingdong Dantes won Pepster's Choice for Favorite Wedding of the year. 

    2. Do Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano have a name for their baby?

    We say for sure, but it may begin with the letter 'S.' Based on recent Instagram photos for another baby shower, hosted by Rustan's with a cowboy theme, we noticed that the baby shower's attendees were using the hashtag #WelcomeBabyS. Has the couple chosen a name? The couple remains mum. At the baby shower, Toni's sister Alex, and Charlene Gonzalez were present to celebrate! Toni is due to give birth to a baby boy any time now

    3. Iya Villania encourages car seat use for babies

    In an Instagram video post, the mom-to-be shows what's she's preparing for next in anticipation of her first baby. "Future mommas and poppys, you don't want to figure this stuff out kapag nandyan na si baby! I know car seats are a bit of a hassle and many get away without using one here, but safety is a priority when it comes to my baby!" Iya wants for her little baby boy, Antonio Primo, to get used to the car seat, which she plans to use when they bring him to travel overseas. The TV host is already on maternity leave as she preps for final stretch of her pregnancy. 

    4. Senator Angara pushes for lower estate tax
    In a statement, Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara said that the Senate ways and means committee plans to prioritize measures to reduce estate tax, widening the coverage of tax deductible expenses such as the medical expenses of the deceased family member. "The end result is that a grieving family will be spared the further anguish of having to pay high estate taxes, which often delay the distribution of the assets to the heirs," Angara said. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III also said the he wanted to cut estate tax from 20 percent to as low as six percent. The senator had filed a Senate Bill No. 980 which incorporates estate tax reforms. (inquirer.net)


    5. Look! Canada's Prime Minister parties with Fil-Am community in Canada

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    Wearing a traditional barong Tagalog, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last Saturday, August 20, joined the "Taste of Manila" event held in Toronto. He even tried his hand at the grill, helping prepare Pinoy barbecue at one of the booths. Canada's head of state also addressed the crowd and spoke about cultural diversity. "We all understand that our differences are a source of strength, not a source of weakness. When we learn from our neighbors, when we get to know different cultures and different stories and different backgrounds, our communities get richer, our communities get stronger, and the future that we build for our kids gets better and better." The Filipino Canadian community is the third largest group of Asian immigrants in Canada. Toronto is home to more than 200,000 Filipino Canadians. (rappler.com)

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