• Top of the Morning: Rufa Mae Quinto's Fiance Reveals Baby's Gender

    Plus, Mariel Rodriguez gives an update on Isabella, the DOH confirms new Zika cases, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Rufa Mae Quinto's fiancé reveals baby's sex

    "It's a girl" wrote Trevor Magallanes as he took to Instagram to announce the sex of their first baby. Rufa Mae is currently on her second trimester of pregnancy. After a trying first trimester, she's now able to work out and do pre-natal yoga. "Thank you Lord! We, I can finally, go go go to the gym and work on my pre-natal yoga and little gym, treadmill and light weights. Be strong, beautiful and healthy baby and preggy," she wrote as caption to a post on Instagram. She also posted a video that shows her and Trevor applying for their marriage license. "Yours truly," she captioned it. The two are set to tie the knot on November 25. (pep.ph)


    2. Mariel Rodriguez gives update on pregnancy

    The mom-to-be recently had her first prenatal checkup and ultrasound in the U.S. "It was a biophysical ultrasound wherein Isabella was supposed to do a series of movements within 30 minutes. My angel did all and more under 10 minutes. Momma was so proud!" Mariel wrote as caption to her Instagram post. She also thanked her aunt for accompanying her. Due to a delicate pregnancy and by request of her dad, Mariel is set to give birth in the U.S. this November, where she will be with her family. Husband Robin Padilla hopes he could be there in time for his daughter Maria Isabella's birth. In another post on Instagram, Mariel showed how they're coping with their temporary long distance relationship. "At least we are sleeping next to each other. @robinhoodpadilla we miss you!" she wrote as caption. (abs-cbn.com)


    3. DOH confirms 3 new Zika cases
    The three new cases are all female patients who manifested symptoms, particularly rashes, fever, and joint pains. Two of the patients are from Iloilo and one is from Antipolo City. "We now have 15 confirmed cases out of 264 suspected Zika virus cases reported nationwide from January 1 to October 4," said Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial. Of the 15, 11 are female, including one 20-week-pregnant woman from Cebu. Ubial had said that they are monitoring the baby on a weekly basis and so far, they have found no signs of congenital or central nervous system defects on the fetus. Zika has been linked to cause microcephaly, a congenital neurological defect on newborn babies born to mothers who contracted the illness. (inquirer.net)


    4. YouTube Kids now available in PH

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    It's finally here! The YouTube Kids app can now help Filipino parents streamline video content on YouTube that's kid- and family-friendly. It also makes it easier -- and safer -- for kids to find videos on topics that they want to explore, and browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore. The YouTube Kids app has password-protected parental controls which allow you to tweak the settings, depending on how broadly you'd allow your kids to explore, as well as tag videos that you think are inappropriate. The app also has settings that let you set a time limit for watching videos, and turn off background or special effects sounds. YouTube Kids is now available to download for free on Google Play and the App Store.


    5. Disney On Ice is coming back!

    Our beloved Disney characters are coming back to spread the holiday cheer this coming Christmas and New Year. Guests of all ages will be treated to the show’s brand new stories, and of course, the Disney favorite classics with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. This year also marks the first time that Disney on Ice will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, starting December 25, 2016 to January 4, 2017. Get tickets for as low as P185 by visiting SM Ticket Booths nationwide or logging on to smtickets.com. For more information, follow SM Tickets on Twitter  and visit their Facebook page.

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