• Top of the Morning: Look! Iya Villania's Third-Trimester Baby Bump!

    Plus, DOH says no to three-child policy, trailer for Judy Ann Santos's "Kusina", and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Look! Iya Villania's third-trimester baby bump

    The TV host's first pregnancy is already on the home stretch, and Iya posted an updated baby-bump photo to celebrate. Even at this stage, Iya is still biking, swimming, and doing yoga. Her commitment to stay active even while pregnant has allowed her to maintain an optimum weight and lessen backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling--issues that normally plague pregnant women. It is also making her body fit for labor and childbirth. It won't be too long now 'till we meet Baby A! (pep.ph)


    2. DOH: There is no three-child policy
    According to the Department of Health (DOH), it has no plans of pushing for a three-child policy. Early reports claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to impose the measure as a means to control the population (now at 100 million) and lessen poverty. The new DOH secretary, Paulyn Jean Rose-Ubial, said during her first press conference that the president's suggestion was to aggressively promote family planning to arrive at an ideal three-children-per-family setup. The DOH does advocate child spacing, recommending women to give between birth at least three to five years apart. However, it would still be the "choice of the individual woman of reproductive age, or the couple if they are in a relationship, to discuss their desired number of children and we will support them in attaining that desired number of children,” Ubial said. (rappler.com)



    3. Watch teaser trailers for Judy Ann Santos's Kusina

    The actress' first movie after giving birth to her youngest child Luna has released its teaser trailers. Talent manager Noel Ferrer first uploaded it on his Instagram and was reposted by Judy Ann on her Instagram account. Kusina is one of the entries for Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2016. Also starring in the film are actors Joem Bascon and Luis Alandy. It is directed by Cenon Obispo Palomares and David Corpuz. Cinemalaya offers this synopsis: "Kusina is the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers. Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her, and in return, reveal herself to them." The movie will be shown at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater on August 9, 2016. (abs-cbn.com)


    4. Is Beauty Gonzales already married?

    The Kapamilya actress sparked rumors that she and boyfriend, art curator Norman Crisologo, got hitched when they vacationed in Europe. Beauty posted a photo with Norman in front of Portugal's Monastery of Batalha with the caption, "We do!" and her fans started asking if she was married. Though she didn't reply, her next posts were photos of her, Norman, and their 5-month-old daughter during their European vacation. Beauty has said that they are in no rush to get married, choosing to focus on being a mom first and going back to acting. (abs-cbn.com)


    5. Alanis Morissette welcomes second daughter

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    Just a few days after sharing her serene underwater maternity photo, the singer- songwriter and husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway welcomed their second child, a daughter. The Ironic singer took to Instagram to share the baby news. "She’s here! Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway June 23 2016 #beyondblessed," Alanis captioned a photo that showed her nurshing her newborn baby girl. On breastfeeding, she said, "For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment. That stage of development is a very important stage." The couple is already parents to 5-year-old son Ever Imre. Alanis advocates of breastfeeding. (people.com)

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