• Top of the Morning: When Is Scarlet Snow Belo's Exact Birthday?

    Plus, absolute divorce law proposed in Congress, "Wreck-it Ralph" sequel in the works, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • 1. When is Scarlet Snow Belo's exact birthday?

    Hayden Kho posted photos of Scarlet Snow when she was a newborn on his Instagram. "Throwback to March 3, 2015 when our precious [Scarlet Snow] was born. I will never forget that feeling of falling deeply and madly in love with a person I just met," wrote the first-time dad and used the hashtag #LoveAtFirstSight on the post. In Scarlet Snow's own Instagram account, Hayden also shared his morning prayer, a verse from Psalms 139:14, for his daughter: "I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." When news broke that the adorable baby in the Belo Baby ads is the daughter of Hayden and Vicki Belo, it was reported that she was born in May last year. Now we know the exact date (so we can greet her and wish her a happy birthday properly next time!). 


    2. "Absolute divorce" bill proposed
    Albay Representative Edsel Lagman has proposed a pro-woman legislation that would allow "absolute divorce" in the country and provide a "merciful liberation of the hapless wife from a long-dead marriage." The grounds for House Bill No. 116 includes the grounds for legal separation and annulment of marriage, but adds a few more reasons for divorce such as when one secures divorce in a foreign country, canonical divorce, gender reassignment surgery, and irreconcilable differences that are beyond redemption. "Most marriages are supposed to be solemnized in heaven, the reality is many marriages plummet into hell--in irremediable breakdown, spousal abuse, marital infidelity and psychological incapacity, among others, which bedevil marriages," Lagman noted. Aside from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country that still doesn't have a divorce law.(inquirer.net



    3. Therese Malvar wins best actress in Russia


    Therese "Teri" Malvar earned the Silver St. George Award for Best Actress at the recently held 38th Moscow International Film Fest for her role as a street urchin in 2015 Cinema One Original's entry Hamod (Haze), which was directed by Ralston Jover. The film also won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Golden Goblet award at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival held in the same month. Teri had also been honored at the New York Asian FIlm Festival last May. At 15, Teri is the youngest Filipina actress to win an award in an A-list film festival. The only other actresses who were internatonally recognized for their craft were Jaclyn Jose (2015 Cannes Film Festival for Ma’Rosa), Eugene Domingo (2013 Tokyo International Film Festival for Barber's Tales) and Nora Aunor (1995 Cairo International Film Festival for The Flor Contemplacion Story). (pep.ph)

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    4. Wreck-it Ralph sequel is underway
    Wreck-it Ralph director Rich Moore announced via Facebook Live Video that Ralph, Venellope, and the rest of the video game characters in the well-loved movie are coming back to the big screen. "This time, Ralph's wrecking wreaks havoc on the web--as only he can do," he said. If the first movie was set in a video game arcade, the second will be on the Internet. "The scope and scale are so vast and the possiblilities for comedy are endless," adds writer Phil Johnson who will co-direct the sequel. All featured voice actors from the first movie are reprising their roles including John C. Reilley as Ralph and Sarah Silverman as Venellope. Wreck-it Ralph the sequel, which doesn't have a title yet, is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2018. (rappler.com)



    5. Mom does natural birth for her 12-pound baby 

    Charlotte Hawthorne of Britain delivered vaginally and without medication her baby Rory, who weighed 12 pounds and 7 ounces at birth. What's even more impressive is that she went through only five hours of labor and, after two pushes, she was done birthing. "When they took me to the ward and I saw him next to other newborns, that is when it hit home how big he really was. [Then] I met another mom and we put them [babies] side by side and nobody could believe I had really just pushed him out myself. He looked like a giant; bless him," Charlotte recalled. The clothes she packed for her newborn were also too small for her little Rory, who is now considered as one of the largest babies delivered normally in the U.K. (popsugar.com

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