• LOOK: What's In Kylie Padilla's Postpartum Mama Health Kit?

    Plus, beware of fake 'pampakapit' drugs, watch the video of Scarlet Snow's 2nd birthday, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • LOOK: Kylie Padilla's postpartum mama health kit

    The new mom shared on Instagram a photo of her son Alas Joaquin's umbilical cord art, placenta capsules, and a CD from her doula Irina Otmakhova of Conscious Birth Manila. "I feel as if this whole journey was brought to a pleasant and spiritual close with the memorabilia of Alas and I's cord and, of course, the imprint of my placenta that kept him alive for nine months," Kylie wrote as part of the caption, adding that a mother's placenta contains "nutrients and magical healing powers" after birth (Read why it's good for a new mom here). The items were a gift from Irina herself, "Everything here she made with love because of her passion for every mama's journey of creating life," Kylie added. 

    WATCH: Scarlet Snow's 2nd birthday party video is here!

    It's been five months since the adorable daughter of Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho celebrated her second birthday, but it's only now that they released videos from the event. "Finally it's here," the mom of three announced on Instagram, uploading not just one but three videos from Scarlet Snow's party. It was held last March 4 at Whitespace Manila, which was transformed into a pink world fit for a princess and a dreamland for all the kiddie guests, including bubbles, parachute decors, balloons, and unicorns!

    This is actually the first time we are given a peek into a Scarlet Snow birthday celebration, since the public did not know about her until May 2016 when her parents announced that the cute baby in the Belo Baby commercial is their own child, conceived via IVF and born through surrogacy. She's currently one of the most-followed celebrity babies on Instagram. (cnnphilippines.com)
     

    Candy wows in movie about mom who has son with Down Syndrome

    The actress and mom wows in her latest role: a devoted mother, Nadia, who would do everything to protect VanVan, her son who has Down Syndrome, including his dream of becoming an actor. Candy said during the press conference that it's her son, Quentin, who was once diagnosed with autism (it was ruled out three years ago), who inspired her to play the role Nadia with conviction. "There are so many challenges a differently-abled child faces, like their speech and motor skills. Then you look for something to blame, like what went wrong or why the child turned out that way… I went through all those things," Candy shared. Director Randolph Longias added, "We made this film not for the families who have a member with Down Syndrome, but for Filipinos who don’t have. They are the ones who lack awareness and who don’t have interaction with them." Star na si Van Damme Stallone is an official entry to the ongoing Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. The nationwide festival runs until August 22. (philstar.com)

    Pinoy students win big at international math contest

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    The 12-member Philippine team won big at the 2017 International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO), held on August 12 in Phnom Penh, Cambodai. The students, comprised mostly of gradeschoolers, won 10 gold medals and two silver medals, over students from South Korea, China, and Singapore. The IJMO is held annually with the aim to identify and encourage potential young math talents across Asia. These Pinoy whiz kids qualified for the prestigious competition after bagging gold medals from the prestigious Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad. Congratulations!

    Filipino family among those wounded in Barcelona terrorist attack
    The Philippine government condemned the deadly attack in Barcelona, Spain yesterday, wherein a van crashed into a crowded area in Las Ramblas District. The attack, which the Islamic State had claimed responsiblity for, left at least 13 people dead and injured around a hundred others, many of whom are tourists. Among the wounded are a Filipino-Irish family of four, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Another Filipino who survived the attack, Naizarein Reyes Nidoy, brought the family to the hospital, according to ABS-CBN News. Reports from Honorary Consul Jordi Puig Roches states that the mother and daughter have beeen released from the hospital, but the father and his five-year-old son are still under observation. The father sustained minor injuries, but the child might have to undergo surgery. They are being assisted by the Irish Honorary Consul there. 

    FDA warns against fake "pampakapit" drug


    In an advisory released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) together with the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) and drug manufacturer Abbott Philippines, the general public was warned against the purchase and use of a counterfeit versions of Dydrogesterone (Duphaston) 10 mg Film-coated Tablet. Duphaston is a popular drug used as "pampakapit" for delicate pregnancies to prevent spontaneous abortions. It's also used to treat menstrual disorders and endometriosis. The verified fake tablets were collected from several clinics of Chinese General Hospital in Manila. Noted differences include the letters "tt" in the Abbott logo in the packaging (they are not connected) and black spots on the tablet itself. The advisory reminds consumers to purchase drug products only from FDA-licensed establishments. 

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