• Preggy Kylie Padilla on Viral Photo: 'I Don't Care if my Underarm Looks Dark'

    Plus, Marian admits to being an OA mom, students in Basilan attend graduation in flooded hall, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Kylie Padilla: 'I just don’t care if my underarm looks dark.' 

    The soon-to-be mom defended herself from critics of a photo she posted on Instagram. In it, Kylie is shown extending her arm to take a selfie, exposing her underarm. While some netizens only called attention to the dark color of her armpits, a user @kayecobarrubia took it a notch further. The netizen insisted that it's not because she's pregnant. 


    "Hindi pa naman sya ganon ka-buntis, hindi normal yan... Buntis din ako at di ganyan kili-kili ko," she wrote, referring to fans of Kylie who believe pregnancy or having a baby boy is the reason why her underarm looks dark. "I bet wala pa sya sa second trimester niya. She doesn't even have that big bump yet. Nangingitim lang ang skin if you're getting big and pag nagkaskas yung skin to skin mo," user @kayecobarrubia explained. She also suggested that Kylie should be conscious and sensitive of what she's posting since she's a celebrity and "pra di pag-usapan," and cited freedom of speech in her defense.  


    Kylie, who is currently five months pregnant, suggested that maybe her armpit looks dark because of the lighting and filters in Instagram pictures. "Maybe I just don't care if my underarm looks dark in this picture. There are more important things in life," she wrote, explaining that she chose the photo to highlight the phone. "Maybe if you thought twice, you would get that, but I guess that's the first thing you saw. Says more about you than me," Kylie added. "Kahit pa maitim ibig sabihin ba nun pangit na? Be proud of your skin color!" she wrote. (pep.ph)


    Marian Rivera admits to being "OA" as a mom

    "Siyempre bilang mom, for sure marami nakaka-relate sa akin na minsan OA (over-acting) ang mga mommy. Konting kislot ng anak nila, 'Oops! Sandali, yung anak ko. O, Dad, sandali.' O, di ba may ganun?" the actress and mom told Pep.ph. Marian admits she can be overprotective of her daughter, but she also understands that Zia, being a toddler, would typically want to explore. "Nandito siya sa stage na gusto na niya hanapin yung puwede niyang gawin. So prone talaga to accidents, and gusto niya maging active all the time," Marian said. Whenever husband Dingdong would play a little bit rough with their daughter or carry her on his shoulders, she couldn't help but worry. However, Dingdong assures her that he's making sure Zia is safe all the time. "Nakikita ko naman kung gaano niya inaalagaan si Zia at kung gaano niya kamahal ang anak namin. So medyo hindi na nagiging OA na nanay, so nababalanse talaga," Marian added. (pep.ph)


    Students in Basilan brave flood waters to attend graduation

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    Grade 6 students at the Balas Elementary School in Lamitan City, Basilan marched on their graduation day with their feet submerged in floodwaters caused by a torrential downpour before the ceremony. The commencement exercises were held at the school's multipurpose hall on Wednesday, April 5. The boys, dressed in their school uniform, and the girls, donned in white dresses, had no choice but to take their shoes and socks off and walk around barefoot in ankle-deep flood, school principal Maria Nava told ABS-CBN News. Some parents were disappointed that the school officials didn't look for an alternate venue beforehand, especially since the town has been having rainy weather the week before graduation day, but school officials say they had no more time to look for another venue. According to PhilStar.com, Balas barangay chairman Ibrahim Ballaho said it was the first time that the area went underwater. 


    First Look: My Little Pony: The Movie 

    When we heard that the glittery, perfectly-maned ponies are coming to the big screen, we couldn't wait to know more. Well, the first trailer... er, big announcement is finally here (although it doesn't offer much). However, we already know that it will be about the Mane 6 -- Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity -- embarking on a journey beyond Equestria to save their home from a dark force. They will need the magic of friendship if they want to succeed. The movie features an all-star cast: Emily Blunt as Tempest Shadow, Kristin Chenoweth as Princess Skystar, Liev Schreiber as The Storm King, Taye Diggs as Capper, Michael Peña as Grubber, Zoe Saldana as Captain Celano, Uso Aduba as Queen Nuvo, and Sia as Songbird Serenade. Do the ponies sound familiar? The actors from the popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series will be reprising their role as the Mane 6. My Little Pony: The Movie is set to open in theaters in October. (movieweb.com)


    Recall alert: GlaxoSmithKline asthma inhalers
    After an increasing number of complaints, drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is voluntarily recalling nearly 600,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers as a precautionary measure. The affected inhalers have a defect that causes them to deliver a smaller dose of medicine than indicated, which results from a leak in the propellant that delivers the medicine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the "Level 2" recall, which means the product may cause temporary or medically reversible side effects.

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    The affected products were manufactured at a plant in Zebulon, North Carolina and were sold to U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers, and wholesalers. The plant is currently still making the inhalers, but GSK says it plans to identify the issue and take corrective action. The defect does not pose a danger to patients, so they are not being asked to return inhalers they have already purchased. (reuters.com)

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