• Top of the Morning: Kris Aquino Reveals How Bimb Found Out About His New Half-Brother

    Plus, see photos of Jennica Garcia, Alwyn Uytingco, and daughter Mori's Baguio trip, Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto's son Kaleb turns 2, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Kris Aquino speaks up about ex James Yap and his new baby

    The TV host and actress did not hold back as she fielded questions from members of the press during the first-ever Wash Summit of laundry detergent Ariel (she is the brand's ambassador). The mom-of-two admitted she was afraid of how son Bimb would react to the news of having a new baby brother, James Yap's first child with girlfriend Michela Cazzola. She also revealed that they both learned about the pregnancy only via Facebook and not directly from James, but Kris said Bimb took it well.

    "Kasi I've been discussing it with him and I’ve been saying, 'Please tell me when you’re ready. Let's make a call. Let's be the ones to call them and say, 'Hey, I'd like to meet my brother.' And then, Bimb said, 'Okay, Mama, I’ll tell you when.'" Kris admitted that she was hurt "because my son deserved to find out [from James in person]." She added, "Sana diniretso sa kanya [yung balita]."

    In a pep.ph interview, Kris said her first instinct was to shield her son. "It's not about you [James], e, it's about your child. It's about how it will affect your child," Kris elaborates. "Pero it takes two. And I think I have done more than my share in trying to be the mature one, because I’m 10 years older, so dapat lang. Pero at this stage din naman of the life of the father, it’s time also to man up." 

    2. Look! Jennica Garcia, Alwyn Uytingco, and baby Mori visit Baguio

    Natural parenting advocate Jennica Garcia and husband Alwyn Uytingco recently took their daughter to Baguio City for the first time and posted photos from the tip on Instagram. "Genuine," wrote Alwyn as caption to photo that captured a precious moment of his mag-ina sharing smiles. In one Instagram post, Jennica wrote as caption, "We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things," quoting from British author Charlotte Mason. The Uytingco family visited Cafe by The Ruins, BenCab Museum, Mt. Cloud Bookshop, to name a few. Jennica said they'll come back for more wild blueberries that Baby Mori seemed to love.

    3. Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto's son Kaleb turns 2!

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    "Happy 2nd birthday to my little angel, Kaleb!" the soon-to-be-mom-of-four wrote on Instagram. She posted a video of Kaleb blowing the candles on his birthday cake during the simple birthday celebration they had at home with his older siblings Kiel and Ondrea. Kristine added in her birthday greeting, "You are pure joy to many especially to your family. I thank God for giving you another year to spend with all of us. I know that you'll have a long fruitful life because that’s what I always pray for, and that God will use you and your siblings to touch and bless many people. You are a blessing to all of us." In another post, Kristine shared his bunso's birthday treat: watering the plants! Good job, Kaleb! In just a few months, Kaleb will be a kuya. Happy birthday, Kaleb!

    4. Alex finally gets to carry Baby Seve

    New tita Alex Gonzaga is reveling in her "tita" role. On Instagram, the excited and, no doubt, doting tita posted a photo her carrying baby Seve, who was wearing a shirt that said, "My aunt is my B.F.F." Alex wrote as caption, "Lahat na ng attention na kay Baby Seve and Mommy TINTY! Cutest baby talaga si Sebyo!!!!!" Yup, baby Seve will grow up spending a lot of time with his tita Alex.

    5. WHO urges governments to impose taxes for sweetened beverages
    The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its recommendations that governments need to start imposing tax on sweetened beverages to help bring down increasing obesity rates. "There is reasonable and increasing evidence that appropriately-designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption, especially if aimed at raising the retail price by 20 percent or more," WHO concluded in a new report. According to the WHO report last year, 42 million children under the age of 5 worldwide were overweight or obese -- this is an increase of about 11 million in 15 years. Apart from taxing sweetened beverages, the WHO also recommend subsidizing fruit and vegetables, which could help reduce prices by 10 to 30 percent and help improve both kids' and adults' dietary habits. (gmanetwork.com)

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