The Parokya ni Edgar frontman and the Dream Dad actress tied the knot twice: a civil ceremony on December 13, officiated by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, and a garden wedding the next day in Tagaytay City. Chito, 38, and Neri, 28, had their families, close friends, and colleagues from showbiz and the music industry in attendance to witness the union, which caps their three-year relationship. Best wishes, Chito and Neri! (pep.ph)
2. Kourtney Kardasian gives birth to baby boy Reality stars Kourtney Kardashian and husband Scott Disick welcomed their third child December 14 —- the same day their eldest child Mason Dash turned 5. Big brother and sister Penelope Scotland, 2, together with the whole family is “freaking out with joy,” a source tells E! News. Congratulations on your growing brood, Kourtney! (people.com)
3. Christmas photos of Prince George are adorable!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spread the holiday cheer when they recently released three official Christmas photos of Prince George —- and he is totally beaming with cuteness and charm in all three shots. The 16-month-old soon-to-be big brother is pictured sitting in a courtyard at London’s Kensington Palace. Releasing the photos is the couple’s way of thanking the media for continually honoring their request for their son to grow up without intrusion. (bbc.com)
4. Not breastfeeding can cost millions The cost of not supporting breastfeeding may be millions, according to U.K. researchers in Brunel University in London. The study showed that if more women breastfed for at least four months after birth, the healthcare cost savings and health benefits to moms and babies could be significant. And since culture and communities somewhat dictate a mom’s choice whether to breastfeed or not, the study calls for more support from the communities. The World Health Organization recommends babies be breastfed for at least six months to a year or more. (huffingtonpost.com)
5. Cure for dengue? A new treatment modality against dengue, a disease with no accepted or proven known cure, is now in development. Dr. Jaime Montoya, executive director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), the government arm that conducts scientific health-related researches, confirmed that initial studies have shown that there were no significant negative side effects observed among the patients in the clinical trials. Research experts need a larger number of patients for the results to be more conclusive. (inquirer.net)