• Top of the Morning: Watch Scarlet Snow's Morning Lessons!

    Plus, Toni Gonzaga talks about fear of giving birth, meet "Tatay Digong" and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. Morning lessons from Scarlet Snow!

    Hayden Kho is gushing about fatherhood, and we can't blame him--Scarlet Snow is proving herself to be adorable and bright! "I am fully convinced that having and raising a child is perhaps the greatest earthly blessing one will ever enjoy," Hayden wrote as caption on an Instagram video of Scarlet. "The sound of her laughter makes our day." In the video, Scarlet was having her morning lessons with her dad, naming the different parts of the body--and she's getting very good at it. In another video posted by her mom, Vicki Belo, she was helping around the house while getting a dance workout. "Hay, Scarlet you're so nakaka gigil," Vicki wrote. We couldn't agree more!


    2. Toni Gonzaga admits she's scared of giving birth
    In a video interview, the mom-to-be shares that her worst fear used to be losing a loved one or a family member-- now it's giving birth. "Yun ang ina-anticipate ko, so sana matapos na at sana magawa ko. Pinagpe-pray ko talaga na sana normal [delivery]," she says. Toni is nearing her third trimester of pregnancy, and she and husband director Paul Soriano are expecting a baby boy for their first child. Her doctor has advised Toni to continue her normal work routine and to exercise to help prevent anxieties and prepare her body for childbirth. Her response: "Work is my exercise." (pep.ph)


    3. Meet Tatay Digong, the PNP's new ally against illegal drugs

    The Philippines National Police (PNP) through its Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) unveiled their latest partner in the fight against illegal drugs in the country. Tatay Digong is the star of the cautionary puppet tale dramatized in schools to help the police reach out to kids and teach them about the trade and use of illegal drugs and its harmful effects. PCRG director Senior Supt. Gilbert Cruz explained, "Sa school, meron kaming hinandang puppet show, kung saan ang bida namin ay si Tatay Digong. [Then] ‘yung bata, si Miguel na kinukumbinsi ng mga adik na sumama sa kanila. So ‘yun ang mga magiging takbo ng mga istorya." Tatay Digong was conceptualized after finding out that many children, even as young as 8 year sold, were being used as couriers by drug peddlers. (fhm.com.ph)


    4. UNO is going to be online and available on PC!


    Remember the card game Uno? Company Ubisoft is bringing the classic card game into PC for the first time. Uno will now have social and online features, so players will able to communicate via video and voice chat and get in and out of the online game. The mechanics of the game will be similar to the classic rules, including the ability to pass down penalties to other players, swapping or passing down hands to players, and playing a card out of turn if an identical card is played. The added unique features is that the players can customize it! Uno online card game will be available for download on August 9 and will also be available in PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. (techtimes.com)


    5. Zika virus can be sexually transmitted from women to men
    The U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) revealed in a press release that a non-pregnant woman in her 20s showed symptoms of the Zika virus after having condom-less intercourse with a man the day she arrived in New York City (NYC) from a country where the virus is active. She had headache and abdominal cramping in the airport while awaiting her return flight to NYC. The following day, she developed fever, fatigue, a rash, joint and back pains, swelling of the extremities, and numbness and tingling in her hands and feet. After visiting the doctor three days after her return to the U.S., her blood and urine samples tested positive for the virus. A week later, her partner complained of the same symptoms and tested positive for Zika as well. "This case represents the first reported occurrence of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus," the CDC report reads. "Ongoing surveillance is needed to determine the risk for transmission of Zika virus infection from a female to her sexual partners." The agency is currently updating its advisories on the global healthy issue. (fhm.com.ph). 

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