• Top of the Morning: Hayden Kho Reflects on Past Sins and the Gift of Fatherhood

    Plus, Barangay Ginebra MVP welcomes third child, unified traffic ticketing system approved, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Hayden Kho shares reflection on past 'sins of the flesh'

    On Instagram, the dad of one, while away in Monaco, shared his reflection on his wrongdoings in the past. "I am beginning to see that God allowed me to fall into the 'sins of the flesh' years ago in order to teach me an important lesson on humility and to turn me into the kind of man He can use for His purposes; a real man capable of leading responsibly and loving genuinely," Hayden wrote as caption to a photo of Vicki Belo and daughter Scarlet Snow. "For this I am thankful... because now that I have @scarletsnowbelo, I realized it's true: it does take a real man to be a real father." he added. Hayden has been vocal in  the past that he owes his total character formation to his faith in God; that, after the sex video scandal, he had a new life and restored relationships because he had first restored his relationship with the Lord. (pep.ph)


    2. Cager LA Tenorio welcomes third child

    After his team Barangay Ginebra won its first championship in eight years, LA, who was also named as the PBA Governors' Cup Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP), welcomed his third child. LA's wife Chesca gave birth to their third baby on Tuesday, October 18, a day before his team clinched the title. The baby boy, whom they are naming Lucas Alejandro, weighed 7.6 pounds and measured 49 centimeters long. LA shared that he really gave his everything to win on Game 6, with his wife and new child as his main inspiration. "Nasa isip ko lang talaga na I don’t want to play Game 7 kasi yung baby ko, lalabas na bukas. Kung magkaroon pa ng Game 7, iisipin ko pa na my wife is in the hospital, my baby is in the hospital. Kaya ginawa ko best ko for us to win [now]," he said. Congratulations! (abs-cbn.com)


    3. Unified ticketing system for traffic offenses approved in Metro Manila
    The Metropolitan Manila Council (MMC) has approved the proposal to implement a unified ticketing system for traffic violations committed by motorists in Metro Manila. Under the system, all concerned government agencies will hand out a standardized violation ticket for various traffic offenses. The current system has discrepancies with tickets, particularly in rates and penalties, depending on whether it was a city’s local government officer, a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) constable, or another government officer who flagged down the motorist. The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) is also planning to raise traffic fines "into maximum allowable fine based on local government code." The MMDA, Land Transportation Office, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) have also earlier agreed to adjust their ticket rates. (spot.ph)


    4. Benedict Cumberbatch and wife expecting second child

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    Another Cumberbaby is on the way! Benedict's wife Sophie Hunter debuted her baby bump at the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie Doctor Strange. "Everyone is absolutely thrilled," the rep of the Sherlock actor said. The new baby will join big brother Christopher "Kit" Carlton, whom Benedict and Sophie welcomed in June last year. The actor also recently opened up to Vanity Fair about fatherhood: "Having a baby is massive. And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly, I understood my parents much more profoundly than I ever had before," he said. (eonline.com)


    5. 62-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to third child

    Lina Alvarez, 62, welcomed a "miracle" baby girl, her third child, at the Lucus Augusti Hospital in northern Spain. Her daughter, also named Lina, was born via C-section on October 10, weighing 5.3 pounds and in perfect health. As for the 62-year-old mother, she said, "I’m the happiest woman in the world!" she told local Spanish media. Her first and only naturally-conceived child, now 27, was born with cerebral palsy. She had her second child, now 10, when she was 52, with the help of in vitro fertilization. After being turned away by several fertility clinics because of her age, a doctor agreed to implant an embryo in her only after she passed some tests. "There was only a six per cent chance, but I got pregnant, with a girl. And I feel fine and lead a normal life," said Álvarez, calling it her "miracle". She encourages older women who are well enough to have a baby to go and just do it, that they shouldn't be afraid to do so, adding that they should let nature decide and not gynecologists. (thelocal.es)

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