• Rufa Mae Quinto: My Best Body Was During Pregnancy

    Plus, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes reveal plans for Baby #2, Danica Sotto-Pingris says she has wholly accepted Pauleen Luna as her stepmom, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Rufa Mae Quinto posts during and after pregnancy photos

    The sexy comedienne continued to document her recovery and post-baby body on Instagram. "Kailangan na lang mag work out ako para sa abs ko, at para 'wag saggy body. Yun nga lang 'di pa pwede kasi C-section ako," she wrote as a caption to a side-by-side a photo of herself while pregnant and after giving birth. 

    Rufa Mae, who has been vocal about her baby blues, admitted she cried again in the "after" photo on the right. But, as you will read in her caption, her body, mind, and humor are improving every day. "Mukhang last na 'to," she wrote, referring to her crying bouts, "kasi binuhos ko na ng todo all postpartum ng parang utot lang. I call it, now... postFARTum!"

    Rufa Mae encouraged women who want to have a baby not to be afraid of the weight gain that comes with pregnancy. "Kaya natagalan ako nag-baby kasi akala ko masisira body ko. Temporary lang pagbabago, babalik din slowly and patiently ang body and skin and hair and everything!" she said.  

    IIn a separate post of the photos, she referred to her pregnant body as her "best" form. "My best body, my best experienced as a woman -- when I was preggers," she wrote. In another post, she added, "Walang susuko! Laban. (gmanetwork.com)


    Danica Sotto-Pingris wholeheartedly accepts Pauline Luna as stepmom

    Vic Sotto's daughter and the mom of two says her close relationship with stepmom Pauleen Luna isn't for show. "Hindi namin pinilit. Nangyari lang siya naturally, nakisama siya nang maayos sa aming lahat," Danica told Pep.ph at the press launch of Cignal TV's lifestyle channel Colours. "Makikita mo naman si Daddy na he’s happy at okay ang health niya. Nawala na yung pagkailang ko kapag nandiyan si Pauleen sa mga family gatherings namin," she added. Danica admitted that it was awkward at first because she and Pauleen were "barkada," and she had a lot of apprehensions. "Marami akong mga questions. Marami akong gustong sabihin tungkol sa relationship nila pero lahat yun, wala na. Kasi nagkaroon na ng acceptance, ngayon wala nang ilangan sa amin. I can honestly say na wala na," she said. (pep.ph)


    Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes ready for baby #2?

    The Kapuso Primetime powerhouse couple has been vocal before that they want a big family. Now that Baby Zia is turning 2 this year, Marian and Dingdong shared that they will be trying for baby number two after the actress's teleserye. "Yun ang target namin. After the soap, magta-try kami," Marian told Pep.ph after the media launch of Johnson’s #Dadventures camp. Dingdong, however, stressed that they are ready to have another baby "anytime," and he doesn't have a preference for the sex of their second baby. "Kung ano ibibigay ng Diyos," he said. Marian, who was carrying her daughter Zia during the interview believes her little one would love to have a sibling because "mahilig siya sa bata." And as if on cue, Zia blurted out, "Baby! Baby! Baby!" pointing to a lot of babies at the event. Next on Marian's plate with Zia: dealing with separation anxiety since she goes back to work this year. (pep.ph)


    PHSU clarifies news on Michael Martinez for the next Winter Olympics

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    Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018 was not a sure thing yet for the Filipino figure skater. The Philippines Skating Union (PHSU) clarified the country would have to wait until September this year to find out if Michael would qualify to compete. "Bold statement BUT after adjusting the spots from the other countries, this claim will have to wait [until] after the Nebelhorn Trophy," the PHSU tweeted. Martinez finished 24th at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland with a total score of 196.79, but according to the PHSU, "with other countries earning multiple spots, the 24 spots were quickly filled." her countries earning multiple spots, the 24 spots were quickly filled." 

    Martinez made history in 2014 as the first Filipino figure skater Olympian in the in the 2014 Sochi Games, where he finished in 19th place in the men's competition.The Nebelhorn Trophy games will be in September this year, and six spots for the Winter Olympics will be awarded for singles skating then. 


    WATCH: Short film about the adorable dog in Coco

    If you've seen the first full trailer for Pixar's second film offering this year, Coco, you probably fell in love Miguel's adorable dog, Dante. The short film focuses on Dante who chases after a bone throughout the city until he finds out that the "seemingly enchanted" bone belongs to a living skeleton. It is but a taste of the laughter Dante will add to the full-length film. In Disney-Pixar's Coco, Dante will accompany the 12-year-old boy, Miguel, in his journey that was set in motion with a strum of his idol's -- his late father's -- guitar. In the colorful Land of the Dead, he will meet Hector (voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal) and together they'll discover why music is no longer allowed in Miguel's family for generations. Coco premieres in theaters on November 22. (gmanetwork.com)

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