• Top of the Morning: Look! Joross Gamboa's Family Photo Shoot!

    Plus, Kariton Klassrum graduates back in formal schools, Storks movie trailer, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Look! Joross Gamboa’s family photo shoot

    The Kapamilya actor and his wife Katz shared on their joint Instagram account their first family photos with their son Jace Kyler, who just turned 8 months. The photos, shot by Nice Print Photography, had two themes: travel, which shows baby Jace holding an airplane; and rainy days, which was inspired by colorful umbrellas. The rainy day-theme is like a continuation of their prenup photo shoot that had an Up movie theme.


    2. Kariton Klasrum puts street children back to school
    More than 1,200 street children have completed their studies via Kariton Klasrum and are now ready to re-enter or resume formal education. Kariton Klasrum, a mobile classroom program spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd), caters to kids ages 5 to 14. It was launched last year to bring education to kids living in the slums and hard-to-reach areas, and aims to help kids adjust to a more formal type of education. It was inspired by the pushcart learning system of Efren Peñaflorida, who was hailed as CNN Hero of the Year in 2009. A total of 59 Kariton Klasrum sites have been set up in Metro Manila since 2015. (inquirer.net)


    3. Watch: Second trailer for the movie Storks

    Where do babies come from? According to Warner Bros.' Storks movie, it’s ordered and delivered online. It tells the story of a top delivery stork named Junior, who is assigned to drop a baby off at its new home, but encounters a few mishaps along the way. So, of course, he had to make things right. The movie features the voices of Andy Samberg as Junior, Kelsey Grammer as Junior’s boss, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell as overworked parents, the comic duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as wolves with a soft spot, and Katie Crown as Junior’s partner Tulip. Storks opens in theaters in September. (slashfilm.com)


    4. Facebook rolls out suicide prevention tools across the globe
    Tested for users in the U.S., Facebook announced on Wednesday that it is implementing the feature for all users worldwide. The tool simplifies the process for worried users to flag posts by friends who may be considering harming themselves through a simple drop-down menu. "As of today, the resources we send to the person who posted something concerning will include an expanded set of options. People can now choose to reach out to a friend, contact a helpline, or see tips," the social media giant said via a statement. Facebook will also assign dedicated teams to assess the risks based on a user’s flagged posts and intervene accordingly. (gmanetwork.com)


    5. Wicked movie gets a release date
    The hit musical is moving to the big screen! Universal Pictures announced that the movie adaptation of the Tony-award-winning musical will hit theaters in December 2019. It will be produced by Marc Platt, the same producer of the musical movie adaptation Into The Woods, while Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct. There is no word yet on who will play witches Glinda and Elphaba, but hopes are high that Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, who played the parts on stage, could reprise their roles. Recently, the two reunited for the first time in 12 years to sing “For Good”. When Kristin was asked if they are working to collaborate more, her response was “I’m not going to say. It’s a secret.” (eonline.com)

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