• Top of the Morning: In Photos: Baby Amarah's First Birthday Party!

    Plus. Prince George met President Obaman in his jammies, the first Snoopy Museum in Tokyo opens today, and more!
  •  1. In Photos: Baby Amarah's First Birthday!

    Cristine Reyes just shared snapsshots of her daughter Amara's first birthday last February on her Instagram. It was an intimate party with a Coachella Festival-inspired party. The Bohemian-vibed event looked very relaxed and super fun. The birthday girl wore a simple crown of butterflies that matched her flower-printed top. Cristine also had floweres in her crown that matched her white halter-knit cropped top while dad Ali Khatibi was in a striped shirt. The photos were taken by photographer company Little People.


    2. Snoopy Musem in Tokyo now open!

    In Roponggi, Tokyo, the first museum dedicated to the iconic cartoon beagle is now open. It will feature unpublished works from Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, as well as memorabilia and rotating exhibits. For its first exhibit entitled My Favorite Peanuts, it will showcase 60 comic strips and the stories behind each of them. The Snoopy Museum also houses Brown's Store, where cute merchandise any Snoopy or Peanuts fan would love have are available, and Cafe Blanket, which serves Peanuts-inspired food and drinks. The only other Peanuts museum is The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. (kotaku.com)


    3. Prince George met U.S. President in his jammies!

    The next in line of the British Monarchy just met with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with a handshake when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hosted dinner for the two in Kensington Palace. The photos released show the adorable royal two-year-old in a white robe, gray checkered pajama pants, and black slippers as he shook their hands and talked to them. He's just so adorable. (eonline.com


    4. Is The Rock going to star in the new Jumanji remake

     "It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun... then there's games that change your life: Jumanji," wrestletr-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrote in a caption of an Instagram photo of him holding what looks like the script. While we all know no one can really fill in for Robin William's role, The Rock promises to deliver "something cool and special... and not screw the whole damn thing up." The new Jumamji remake will be produced by Sony Pictures. (mashable.com)



    5. PWDs not exempted from VAT
    President Benigno Aquino III has signed Republic Act 10754, amending the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, to allow persons with disabilities (PWDs) to be exempted paying the Value Added Tax (VAT). It also grants a P25,000-annual income tax deduction to relatives who are caring for and living with a PWD. With the new law, PWDs are now exempt from paying VAT on transportation, medical and dental services, professional fees, medicines, funeral and burial services, charges in hotels, restaurants, and recreation centers, admission fees in cinemas, concerts, and other places of culture and leisure. They are still, however, required to pay the 12% VAT. (rappler.com)  

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