• 'Sexiest Woman' and Mom Marian Rivera Shows Off Flora Vida Office

    Plus, Toni Gonzaga does not want to have a second baby yet, Michelle Van Eimeren visits daughter Leila in Manila, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 'Sexiest Woman' and mom Marian Rivera shows off Flora Vida office

    FHM Philippines' first  Sexiest Woman Hall of Famer, Marian Rivera, placed second on  Esquire Indonesia's Hottest Asian Women in the World. The Kapuso Primetime star thanked the recognition by posting "Muchos gracias" on Instagram

    The recognition was just the icing on the cake on recent developments in the hot mama's life. In another post, Marian shared a photo of her new home office for her flower shop business, Flora Vida by Marian. In an interview with Pep.ph, she shared that husband Dingdong gifted her with a permit from the Department of Trade and Industry last Christmas to encourage her to turn her hobby into a business. During the family's recent Japan trip, Marian also took the opportunity to take flower arrangement workshops in preparation for the launch of her flower shop. Congrats, Marian! (pep.ph)

    Toni Gonzaga doesn't want another baby yet

    The TV host shared she didn't want another bun in the oven just yet after she dreamt of being pregnant for the second time. During an interview at the taping of the upcoming teen edition of The Voice Philippines, Toni said, "Ginising ko talaga sarili ko. Nanaginip ako na buntis daw ako. Sabi ko, 'Anim na buwan pa lang si Seve, bakit buntis na naman ako?' Buti na lang panaginip lang." Toni has described her journey to motherhood as "most challenging and hardest" and "most fulfilling and rewarding" experience. "Anim na buwan na akong walang tulog, matutulog muna siguro ako...Talagang ire-recover ko muna," Toni explained. Experts do recommend waiting at least one and a half to three years before getting pregnant again. (abs-cbn.com)


    Michelle Van Eimeren in the country to visit daughter Leila 

    The former beauty queen was in Manila to visit her elder daughter Leila, who's currently staying in Manila with her dad, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid. Leila, who's taking her shot in local showbiz, also reunited with her younger sister Sarah. In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Leila had nothing but praises and thanks for her stepmom, Regine Velasquez. "We're very close. She's a very generous person, very understanding person," Leila said. "Especially when I was first coming here, she knew that I would obviously be missing my mom a lot, 'coz my mom and I are like best friends. So, she's become a mother figure to me since I've been here. She's helping me grow in this stage in my life, and I love her very much. A very wonderful person," Leila added. (pep.ph)


    Pope Francis to canonize two kids who saw Our Lady of Fatima
    The Vatican announced that the pope is set to canonize two of the three Portuguese shepherd children, Jacinta Marto and her brother Francisco, to whom the Our Lady of Fatima appeared at her famous shrine 100 years ago. The canonization will happen during the pope's upcoming visit to the shrine on May 12 to 13. They will be the youngest children who are not martyrs ever to be recognized as saints by the Church.

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    As the Lady of Fatima foretold, the two kids died young. Jacinta passed at the age of 9, while Francisco passed away at the age of 10. Lucia, the third child who was with them when Fatima appeared, was the only one who reached adult life and who wrote the three secrets of Fatima. One of the three secrets spoke of an assassination of a pope. St. John Paul II, who understood this vision referred to him, beatified the two children at the Fatima shrine on May 13, 2000, after recognizing the miracle to their intercession. Lucia became a Carmelite nun in 1907 and died in 2005; her beatification is also under way. (americamagazine.org)


    Another royal baby on the way for Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia

    The Swedish palace confirmed via their official Instagram page that the stunningly beautiful royals are expecting another child. "We are happy to announce that we are expecting a child, a sibling to Prince Alexander. We are looking forward to welcoming a new little member to our family," Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia said in a statement. The couple married on June 2015 and welcomed their first child, Prince Alexander, who will turn 1 next month. "Being a mother is amazing," Princess Sofia said last July of parenthood. "It changes your whole life." But apparently not their busy schedules. We are already excited to see the royal baby, who's due to arrive in September. Congratulations!(people.com)

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