• Top of the Morning: In Photos: Neri Naig's Maternity Shoot

    Plus, Joross Gamboa's son turns 1, Rufa Mae Quinto feels her baby move in her tummy for the first time, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. In photos: Neri Naig's maternity shoot

    The mom-to-be had a simple maternity shoot in the comfort of her and husband Chito Miranda's home in Tagaytay. Neri's friend did her makeup, while she styled herself with clothes she bought from a local ukay-ukay store. She posted the photos on Instagram and shared practical ways on how she was able to save money and still have gorgeous photos, adding that maternity shoots don't need to be expensive. In another post, she said her pregnancy has not been easy, but she chooses not to be not affected by negative comments in her posts. "May choice tayo. At ang choice ko ay maging happy at laging mag spread ng good vibes," she wrote. Neri is already in her third trimester and is due to give birth next month. The photos were shot by Nice Print Photography.  (pep.ph)


    2. Joross Gamboa's son Jace Kyler turns 1!

    Over the weekend, actor Joross Gamboa and his wife Katz marked their son's first birthday with a Lego-themed birthday party at Hampton Court Hillsborough in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. "Happy birthday Jace Kyler! We love you so much!" the caption on Joross and Katz Instagram read. It also included a bible verse about parenting: "Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Happy birthday, Jace Kyler!


    3. Rufa Mae felt her baby in her tummy move for the first time!

    While having fun swimming, the mom-to-be felt the baby in her womb move for the first time. The milestone, Rufa Mae said, deserves a photo. "Ayun na nga, e di masaya kami ni Alexa Mae #alexandria, I felt her for the first time moving in my tummy!" she wrote as caption. Swimming and prenatal yoga are Rufa Mae's favorite forms of exercise now that she is expecting -- something she was not able to do during her difficult first trimester. Currently in her second trimester, Rufa Mae is definitely nailing the sexy preggo look in her maillot swimsuit.


    4. No-smoking policy to be signed soon
    President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign this month an Executive Order that will ban smoking nationwide. "The no-smoking policy being implemented in Davao will also be enforced across the country," Department of Health (DOH) secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said in a recent interview. When the order has been signed, all public places will be 100-percent smoke-free, "whether indoor or outdoor," she added. Ubial also said the DOH is pushing for the amendment of the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, of Republic Act No. 9211. "We’re hoping to change that so that there will be no more gray area and totally we can ban point-of-sale advertisements as well as the designation of smoking areas," Ubial said. (inquirer.net)


    5. Quezon City gets its own emergency hotline
    The Philippine National Police has already launched the 911 nationwide emergency hotline number and the 8888 complaint hotline last August, and now Quezon City will also have its own. Calls to the new 24/7 QC hotline number 122 will be directed to the city's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is equipped with a state-of-the-art surveillance camera system, solar power generation system, and layers of communications systems designed to continue operating even during extreme situations. According to QC Department of Public Order and Safety chief Elmo San Diego, the activation of the QC emergency hotline is part of the emergency services capability upgrade. It will be formally launched by QC Mayor Herbert Bautista this October. (gmanetwork.com)

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