• Top of the Morning: In Photos: Baby Lilly Feather's Dedication

    Plus, Mariel Rodriguez practices singing her lullaby for baby, Monopoly musical is in the works, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. John Prats and Isabel Oli welcome Lilly Feather into the Christian world

    On Father's Day this year, John Prats and Isabel Oli welcomed their two-month-old daughter Lilly Feather into the Christian world. Celebrities who joined them in the special occasion were Feather's godparents Sam Milby, Angelica Panganiban, Rayver Cruz, Chynna Ortaleza, Pokwang, Jason Gainza, Aiko Climaco, and Ryan Bang, to name a few. On Instagram, John and Isabel posted prayers for their daughter: "Lord, help her to live her life to the fullest. Protect her always Lord. Give her courage to choose paths that will lead to long life and your purpose for her. Give her the eyes to see consequences to her actions well ahead of time," part of Isabel's prayer reads. "Give my daughter a heart for you. May she learn to love you and help her to see you in every moment of her life. Lift her up when she needs you. Help her to realize that you are her strength, guidance and most of all Lord and savior. Make her strong in your word. May she be gentle, kind, loving, humble, respectful and God fearing all the days of her life," reads part of John's prayer. Welcome to the Christian world, Feather! (pep.ph)


    2. Watch: Mariel Rodriguez's lullaby for baby

    The It's Showtime host is back on the noontime show and gave the audience a sample of a lullaby. Mariel is already four months along the family way and is already preparing for the arrival of her little one. She recently rushed herself to the hospital because of abdominal pains, which turned out to be, simply, her baby's movement inside her womb. This is Mariel's third pregnancy; the previous two ended in miscarriages. She'll be taking off from work soon as she was advised by her doctors to rest and not to stress. (abs-cbn.com)


    3. Modern Rizal Museum opens in Dapitan City
    The Museo ni Jose Rizal in Dapitan City was opened to the public in time for the 155th commemoration of our national hero’s birthday on June 19. The modern museum features interactive exhibits using tablets and computers that visitors can use to know more about Rizal's life. The galleries are grouped in different facets of his life as a farmer and fisherman, teacher, scholar, doctor, sculptor and more. "Mas mae-engganyo ang ating mga kabataan na balikan yung mga pinagdaanan ni Rizal at ihambing ito sa kanilang pinagdadaanan sa buhay ngayon," says Department of Education secretary Armin Luistro. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines spent around P93 million to renovate the Museo ni Rizal which took about two years to complete. (abs-cbn.com)


    4. Monopoly: The Musical anyone?
    Hasbro just announced that its classic board game is getting a musical play adaptation. Plans are underway to bring Monopoly to Broadway with the help of theatrical production company Areca Group. Monopoly: The Musical didn't provide more details, but one thing is for sure: It's not going to be a musical about people sitting around playing the board game. "What turns us on is creating something that explores the world of Monopoly, kind of like what the Lego movie have done with Legos," Araca Group CEO Matthew Rego says. General Manager and senior vice president of entertainment Simon Waters says that Hasbro is committed to delivering new and exciting ways for consumers to interact with their brands, adding that the stage adaptation will offer fans a unique and immersive experience for people of all ages. (huffingtonpost.com)


    5. Zika vaccine moves to human trials
    Inovio Pharmaceutical and GeneOne Life Science, developers of the Zika vaccine, have been given the green light by U.S. health regulators to perform early-stage human trials. The vaccine in development will be administered to a total of 40 healthy individuals to test its safety and immune response. While it's a big step in the vaccine's progress, it's still too early to tell if it will be effective or safe for humans. Other drug manufacturers are also working on a vaccine for Zika. Health officials worldwide had called for its rapid development as the threat of Zika to pregnant women and the babies they bear is spreading at an alarming rate. Zika has been declared by the World Health Organization as a public health emergency of international concern in February this year. (time.com

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