1. Mariel and Robin Padilla have baby names in mind
Yes, they are that excited and understandably so, after two failed pregnancies last year. Mariel and Robin Padilla weren’t really planning to conceive yet, but the TV host is now three months pregnant! Mariel revealed that she’s taking heparin shots to prevent miscarriage. “My body, my blood is attacking the baby, 'yon ang nangyayari. Iniisip niya kasi it's something foreign, so nire-reject na siya,” she explained. Mariel shared that they have already chosen names for the baby. “If it's a girl, he wants it to be [named] after me, Maria. Maria kasi ako talaga. And then if it's a boy, I will name it after him also. But because Robin's son Ali is Robinhood, Jr., so siya 'yung Junior. Kasi Robin's name is Robinhood Fernando Carino Padilla. I'm gonna get the Fernando,” she says. (gmanetwork.com)
2. Does Scarlet Snow like makeup?
In this new Instagram video that her mom Dr. Vicki Belo posted on Instagram, it looks like baby Scarlet Snow isn't too keen on having makeup brushes touch her face, but she is, however ready to put on her Zoolander pose and her pout. The adorable one-year-old and her mom spent some bonding time on the makeup chair -- don’t worry, there's no real makeup involved.
The upcoming Star Cinema film starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, and Richard Yap now has a title. Director Antoinette Jadaone revealed in an interview that the film will be called Achy Breaky Heart, inspired by the 90s hit song by Billy Ray Cyrus. The film is about a 30-year-old woman named Chinggay, played by Sta. Maria, dealing with the stigma that comes with being single at her age. “Kasi it’s a story of Chinggay who is desperate to find love. Nasaktan sya dati sa love tapos mami-meet nya iyong dalawang babae na may issue din sa pag-ibig, so may tatlong achy breaky hearts na mami-meet sa movie,” Jadaone says. But the director promises that she’s Team Chinggay, rather than Team Richard or Team Ian. (abs-cbn.com)
4. Pinoy teen wins award in New York
Thirteen-year-old actress Teri Malvar received the 2016 Screen International Rising Star Asia award at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) for her performance in Talston Jover’s movie Hamog. NYAFF is an award giving body that aims to recognize the finest films in Asia. It recognizes Malvar for her daring roles that have expended the range of contemporary Philippines cinema. Malvar also won best actress for the same film in the 2015 Cinema One Originals. Hamog is a movie about four street children who get caught in a web of unforeseen tragedies that happen one after the other. (pep.ph)
5. Quezon City to hold bike day! In an effort to continue making the city bike-friendly, the Quezon City (QC) government will hold a Bike Day and road-sharing exercise on Sunday, May 29, along Maginhawa Street, from corner Magiting to corner Masinsinan Streets, which will be closed to traffic from 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. The bike day aims to promote bicycles as a sustainable form of transportation that addresses issues like traffic congestion and air pollution. Currently, the QC government is pushing for bike-related ordinances and measures so that not only cyclists, but also kids and families, can bike and walk around safely in the city. "We chose Maginhawa, being pushed by the city to become a tourist attraction, as the main center of attraction,” QC councilor Allan Reyes said. This is the second Bike Day the city has conducted; the first one was in May 31 last year. (gmanetwork.com)