• LOOK: Lovely Preggo Kaye Abad Debuts Tiny Baby Bump!

    Plus, Kylie Padilla "did her best" to have a water birth, new 'Wonder' trailer is still a tearjerker, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Lovely preggo Kaye Abad Debuts tiny baby bump!

    Kaye was looking extra gorgeous during the wedding of celebrity host Divine Lee and businessman Blake Go last August 5 at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. And if you look close enough, you can see her baby belly under the draped formal dress. "Thanks @francislibiran8 for making this dress very comfy for my baby bump," the soon-to-be mom wrote as a caption for an Instagram post. The photo shows Kaye with her "forever date," husband Paul Jake Castillo. The actress announced her pregnancy in July. 

    Kylie Padilla "did her best" to have a water birth

     

    Kylie's road manager, Ghee Castro, took to Instagram to share what it was like to be in the hospital when Kylie gave birth to Alas Joaquin. "It is the most incredible thing I've ever witnessed and something I will never forget," she wrote. 

    According to her post, Kylie wanted to deliver their baby boy via water birth. But after four days of labor, "Kylie fought so hard and did her best, but sometimes things are not in our control, Kylie's cervix did not dilate fully when they reached eight centimeters, so she decided to go with normal delivery," Castro wrote.  

    "It is true, that once the mother has finally seen her child, all the pain goes away, at least for few precious minutes. Kylie even cut her umbilical cord and was able to stand and walk to check on Alas few hours after delivery," the road manager said, adding that the experience made her appreciate all moms especially her own. (cosmo.ph)

    James Yap and Michela Cazzola's son turns one!

    Yesterday, August 8, Michael James Yap celebrated his first birthday! On Instagram, mom Michela greeted his son, "Buon compleanno amore mio" (Happy birthday, my love). Dad James also posted an Instagram greeting: "Happy happy 1st birthday to my little boy!!!" The photos above were taken by Nice Print Photography in what appears to be a safari-themed birthday photo shoot, where we clearly see MJ up close for the first time. 

    MJ's parents also threw him an intimate birthday party at home where MJ received a lot of cakes and gifts. "He got a car better than mine!" the doting mom wrote as a caption for his son's "super cool gift" from two of the boy's godparents. Happy birthday, MJ! (pep.ph)

    No tuition and other school fees in UP this semester
    University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion announced tuition fees will not be collected from undergraduate students this semester via a memorandum released August 7. The memo came after President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed into law the Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which would take effect next year. The students will still have to go through the usual process of enrollment.   

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    "All Filipino undergraduate students are covered by the memorandum except for those who already hold undergraduate or bachelor’s degrees, failed to meet admission and retention rules, or exceeded the maximum residency requirement," according to the report. "Those not covered by the benefits of the law may apply for scholarships or financial assistance under the existing Socialized Tuition System of the university. (gmanetwork.com)

    New Wonder trailer is still a tearjerker

    This New York Times bestseller book-to-movie adaptation hasn't been shown yet, but we've cried plenty of tears based on the first trailer alone. The second trailer is no different and further strengthens its claim to become "tearjerker film of the year" -- and not just for parents. Wonder tells the fictional story of 10-year-old Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) who goes to a regular school for the first time. It's a big deal because he has had 27 surgeries that left his face disfigured. If the first trailer shows you the complications from wanting to fitting in when you stand out, the second trailer drives home the point that real beauty is found within. "You are not ugly and anyone who cares to know you will see that," Auggie's mom (played by Julia Roberts) says in the trailer. Wonder comes to theaters in November. (collider.com)

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