• Top of the Morning: LJ Moreno & Jimmy Alapag Welcome a Daughter

    The PBA cager and his actress-wife are ecstatic with the birth of their second child
  • 1. LJ and Jimmy Alapag welcome a baby girl

    Actress and entrepreneur LJ Moreno-Alapag gave birth to Keona Skye last Friday, December 5. Both mom and daughter are “doing great,” tweeted her husband, pro-baller Jimmy Alapag. The couple waited four long years before they were blessed with a child, although they are already adoptive parents to a two-year-old boy. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
     

    2. Fired for breastfeeding
    A mom from Colorado, U.S.A. claims that she was fired from work because she asked to go on frequent breaks from work to pump breast milk. She also claims that her employer mentioned it was “gross” and limited her work hours until he eventually fired her. Discrimination against breastfeeding mothers is illegal in Colorado, and we wish for swift justice if indeed the mother's claims are true. (huffingtonpost.com)
     

    3. Vigan is one of the New7Wonders Cities

    Vigan City

    Photo from philippines-vacances.fr

    Vigan joins six other cities in the New7Wonder Cities list recently announced at New7Wonders.com. The Ilocos Sur capital is joined by Beirut, Lebanon; Doha, Qatar; Durban, South Africa; Havana, Cuba; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and La Paz, Bolivia as the top cities that garnered the most votes. The New 7 Wonder Cities, together with the New7Wonders of Nature and the New7Wonders of the Word, aims to preserve global memory for humanity. (rappler.com)


    4. Two women give birth with their own mom’s uterus
    While it’s not the first birth via a transplanted womb, these two women took it a notch higher by carrying their babies to term via the transplanted wombs from their own mothers. Both babies were delivered via C-section and are already home with their families in Sweden. The women are part of a group of nine women who were either born without wombs, or lost theirs to cancer, who were willing to get pregnant and give birth using a transplanted uterus. (dailymail.co.uk)
     

    5. Cervical cancer protection now easier, cheaper
    The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced new guidelines for cervical cancer, saying that thirteen-year-old girls should now receive two doses of the HPV vaccine instead of the previously recommended three. WHO also recommended that if a woman had negative cervical pap smear results, she would only have to be re-screened after at least five years. (gmanetwork.com)

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