Kapuso host and actress Camille Prats gave a glimpse of the new home she and fiancé VJ Yambao will share. Camille and VJ were engaged in July last year and the two are busy preparing for their wedding next year. She's happy that her son Nathan, with her late husband Anthony Linsangan, has approved of their union. Camille is also thankful and happy to still be in showbiz, because it's something that she really loves to do. However, she said that she has long dreamt of being a mom and a wife. "I want a big family, I want more kids. But of course, I still want to work. Alam naman ni VJ 'yun and he supports me in that," said Camille. (gmanetwork.com)
2. DOH denies dengue vaccine caused an 11-year-old's death It was coincidental, according to Department of Health spokesperson Dr. Lynden Lee-Suy. "Congenital heart disease is not an exclusion criterion for vaccination," he said. DOH Secretary Janette Garin explained that the child's cause of death was due to amoebiasis that led to complications. In the mass immunization program, the dengue vaccine is given only to kids ten years old and older and with parents’ consent. The dengue vaccine is not allowed for kids age nine and younger, adults age 45 and above, or those who are pregnant, undergoing chemotherapy, HIV positive, and those with allergies to the active component of the vaccine. More than 2,000 student have been vaccinated against dengue and Garin said that the side effects noted by health workers are mostly minor. (abs-cbn.com)
3. Sy family set to build a sports academy in Laguna The family of one of the richest business tycoons in the country is expanding its advocacy in promoting sports education. The Sys of giant retail chain SM Supermalls are building a P1-billion world-class sports academy in Calamba, Laguna, which is set to open by 2018. "We felt that it is something we should go into because we want to support sports development and, at the same time, help older athletes," said Hans Sy, National University chair. The academy would start programs for popular sports like basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and will focus on two things: training and development of professional teams. "This is something that we believe can help the country not (only) in terms of sports development, it would be able to help put away drug issues (for the youth)," Sy added. The building, which will be built on a four-hectare property, is currently in the final design stages. (inquirer.net)
4. Kevin Jonas is going to be a dad again!
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The singer and one-third of the group Jonas Brothers took to Instagram to announce that he and wife Danielle are expecting another child. "Prepping for baby number two!" he captioned a photo of him and his wife. Kevin is shown reading (again?) the book What to Expect When You're Expecting while Danielle binges on snacks. The two are already parents to two-year-old daughter Alena Rose, who is "beyond thrilled to be a big sister," according to a source. The family of three "can't wait to meet the newest member of our family. Congratulations! (people.com)
5. Disney confirms a whole new list of new live-action movies The House of Mouse is sticking to the formula of live-action fairy tale adaptations. Included in the list of movies the studio is working on are Cruella, starring Emma Stone; Dumbo, to be directed by Tim Burton; Maleficent 2 (yes, Angelina Jolie is set to return); and a sequel to its recent box-office hit The Jungle Book. The lineup also includes a Mary Poppins sequel with Emily Blunt and a Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon. That's not counting the movies that already have release dates in the next two years such as Beauty and the Beast, headlined by Emma Watson; Pete's Dragon, starring Bryce Dallas Howard; and the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, starring with Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway. (eonline.com)