• Top of the Morning: Actress Matet de Leon Pregnant with Third Child

    She captioned her Instagram post, "My little girl"
  • This article was updated on April 11, 2015, 7:00 PM

    1. Matet de Leon is pregnant

    Matet de Leon

    Photos from Matet de Leon-Estrada's Instagram account

    The former child star and her husband, college basketball star Mickey Estrada, are expecting another child. Matet announced her pregnancy by posting an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby on Instagram. She’s currently 24 weeks pregnant with another baby girl. The two are already parents to daughters Mishka and Michaela. Congratulations! (abs-cbnnews.com)


    2. Is Empress Schuck three months pregnant?

    Update: In today's episode of GMA's talk show Startalk, Empress has admitted that she is pregnant, and that boyfriend "Vino" is the father of her child. She later posted a photo of her and said boyfriend on Instagram.

    The GMA StarThe Kapuso star is reportedly three months pregnant with non-showbiz boyfriend’s child; her boyfriend is the son of a politician from the south. For the past few weeks, rumors have been circulating that Empress is indeed pregnant. She posted a cryptic tweet last February: “Sometimes the thing you most want does not happen and sometimes the thing you never expected happen to us.” (pep.ph)


    3. Volkswagen PH campaigns for child safety on the road

     

    Volkswagen

    The official distributor of VW cars in the country, Volkswagen Philippines, launched their campaign to support child safety on the road at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) recently. One of the pillars of the campaign is to promote the use of car seats together with standard safety measures such as airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixations, and active collision systems. VW also developed the VW Child Seat Genuine Accessories for babies (0 to 15 months), young children (8 months to 4 years), and older kids (3 to 8 years). (volkswagen.com.ph)

    Related: What to Expect at the Volkswagen Exhibition Booth at the MIAS


    4. Birth control may alter a woman’s brain
    New research pinpoints another potential risk of contraceptive pills: they may shrink portions of the brain and affect its function. Researchers infer that the synthetic hormones in contraceptive pills-— and possibly, the suppression of natural hormones that occurs when women use them —- are the cause of the brain alterations. They said they need more research to find out if the alterations are permanent. The study is published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. (huffingtonpost.com)


    5. iPads contribute to the classroom learning experience
    According to a new study, having kindergartners share iPads may be better for learning than equipping each child with his own device. The study involved 350 students from three different schools: the first had iPads for every student, the second had the students share, and the third had no iPads. Students who shared iPads scored about 30 points higher than the rest of the other students. Researchers suspect that it’s the social interaction together with technology that helped the students improve. (livescience.com)

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