• Top of the Morning: Sunshine Dizon Optimistic About Winning Case vs Estranged Husband

    Plus, Heart Evangelista plans her pregnancy, basic gardening to be taught in all schools, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  •  1. Sunshine Dizon optimistic about winning case against her estranged husband

    Yesterday, July 28, actress Sunshine Dizon and estranged husband Timothy Tan appeared for a court hearing for the cases Sunshine filed against the father of her children: Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) and concubinage. "I’m very hopeful for the case. We’re fighting the good fight. It’s up for the court to decide on it. I’m just really hoping that we’ll get the justice what we deserve," the mom of two told Pep.ph before the hearing. She said she could be open to being civil with her husband, but only for their kids, who have been coping well with the situation. "It’s a little bit hard to explain to them. Pero I just explained that Daddy made a mistake and that he has to face the consequence of his action. Of course, they feel sad that this happened," she added. Last month, Sunshine's post on Instagram revealed that Timothy was allegedly having an affair. (pep.ph)

    2. Heart Evangelista pins a date for baby

    "Definitely by February!" the actress and artist replied when she was asked when she and husband Chiz Escudero will grow their family. "I just want to make sure that I've moved in to our new house already. I have two kids from Chiz (with former wife Christine Elizabeth Flores), so I want to make sure I can settle in with them before I bring in another child." Heart wanted to assure the twins Chessie and Joaquin that they have her full attention so she can let them feel her care and love. She has been vocal about wanting to have her first baby ever since the election period ended, where Chiz ran as vice president. Heart and Chiz already had their honeymoon in Balesin, the site of their wedding, and have been busy building their new home. (gmanetwork.com)

    2. Basic gardening to be taught in all schools

    It's settled--the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have agreed to work together to implement a national school gardening program. In the drafted memorandum of agreement, DepEd will include basic gardening as a special school activity. The DA will be provide technicians, gardening tools, seeds, and organic fertilizers. It will also conduct a search for the "Best School Garden." DA Secretary Manny Piñol had initially revealed the plans on a Facebook post. "Two weeks ago, during the Cabinet meeting I attended, I talked to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones and presented to her the idea of bringing back basic gardening as a special activity for elementary school children in both public and private schools all over the country...I cannot allow a situation where the future generation of this country would not even be able to know the difference between an eggplant and an okra or a chicken and a duck."

    3. QC Public Library opens its doors to street kids
    The Quezon City Public Library, located at the Quezon City Hall compound in Diliman, is welcoming street children with open arms. According to a statement from the Quezon City Public Affairs and Information Office, at least 10 street kids daily can visit the library, where they can read books, work on coloring books, and watch educational videos with the supervision of library staff and volunteers. "These small library guests, who usually visit the QCLIC in slippers, shorts and sando, enjoy learning new words, explore the world through reading, and learn the values they will be proud of when they grow old. Aside from teaching them how to read, we listen to their life stories and sentiments, give inspiring advice if needed," head librarian Emelita L. Villanueva says. She adds that the library will provide snacks for the kids as well. (gmanetwork.com)


    5. Watch first trailer for Gilmore Girls reboot

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    Fans of this '90s hit TV series, rejoice! Netflix has finally released the very first trailer for its Gilmore Girls reboot. The teaser takes us through the show's favorite places and then cuts to the returning stars, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, as single mom Lorelei and her daughter Rory, respectively having their usual fun, witty, and "serious” conversation. In the series revival, Lorelai is still living in their small town of Stars Hollow, while Rory is visiting from London where she now resides. Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life will debut online on November 25. (eonline.com

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