• Pregnant Pokwang Hospitalized, Advised To Be More Careful

    Plus, John Prats, Isabel Oli, and Lilly Feather invade Singapore, Marjorie and Dani Barretto clap back at bashers, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Pregnant Pokwang hospitalized 

    Singer-comedienne K Brosas shared on Instagram that she paid her friend Pokwang a visit in the hospital, and assured fans that "Okay na siya. Kelangan lang niyang maging mas maingat at bawal halos gumalaw," she captioned an Instagram photo of her holding Pokwang's hand. She added that the baby is okay, and asked for prayers for a safe and smooth pregnancy for Pokwang. It was not disclosed why the 2-month-pregnant comedienne was hospitalized. 

    When the 44-year-old single mom and her boyfriend, American Lee O'Brien, announced the pregnancy, she was advised to be on full bed rest, especially since she had already suffered a miscarriage two years ago. (pep.ph)

    John Prats, Isabel Oli, and Lilly Feather invade Singapore

    The celebrity couple's "little minion" was all over the Lion City, making her mark in famous tourist spots such as the Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and the Marine Life Park in Resorts World Sentosa. John finally had time freed up from his busy schedule, so he and wife Isabel took the opportunity to get away and have their much-needed family time. 

    Lilly Feather had so much fun with the Despicable Me Breakout Party and "instantaneously fell in love with them especially Ernie," mom Isabel wrote as one of the captions of the photos she posted on Instagram. John and Isabel also had the delight of taking their daughter on an international food trip! (pep.ph)
     
    Marjorie and Dani Barretto clap back at bashers
    It was last week when actress Bela Padilla shared a photo of her friend Dani Barretto in the emergency room, and since Dani's mom Marjorie was not seen in the photo, many bashed her and labeled her to be a "neglectful mother." Some netizens even implied that she was playing favorites because she visited her daughter Julia when she was hospitalized a few weeks back. 

    Dani was first to clap back at her mom's bashers. She said via a Twitter post that at 23, she was old enough to bring herself to the ER and that they were in touch the whole time she was there. "It wasn't anything serious," Dani wrote.


    Marjorie also defended herself from a basher who has since deleted her "malicious" comment in one of her Instagram posts. The single mom echoed what Dani said and added, "Please question anything else about me, but not how I am as a mom. You have no idea how much I love all of them. Marjorie stressed, "And I am there for ALL the children especially when they need me. And I will continue to be there even when they don't need me to be. I take my role very seriously. (pep.ph)

    Andi Manzano is Influence Asia's PH Top Parenting Influencer 2017

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    The region's largest social media awards show awarded the top parenting influencer distinction to Pinay mom Andi Manzano, besting three other finalists from the Philippines, namely  Chesca Garcia-Kramer, Mikaela Martinez-Lagdameo, and Kelly Misa-Fernandez.  The other nominees included in the top 15 were Bettina Carlos, Paula Peralejo-Fernandez, Nikka Martinez Garcia, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, Patty Laurel-Filart, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Cat Juan-Ledesma, Jenni Epperson, and Shari Macainag. Congratulations, Andi! (preview.ph)

    Three cups of coffee a day may help one live longer, studies claim
    The studies from U.S. and Europe, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, were observational in nature, which means they showed an association between coffee-drinking and longer life -- but it doesn't show cause and effect. The first study, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Imperial College London, looked at more than 500,000 individuals across ten countries in Europe and found that those who drank about three cups a day tended to live longer than non-coffee drinkers. The second study included more than 180,000 diverse participants in the U.S. and found that coffee drinkers who had two or three cups per day are 18-percent less likely to die due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease. It also didn't matter if they drank decaf. (inquirer.net)

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