• Why Richard Gutierrez Proposed to Sarah in Zermatt, Switzerland

    Plus, a peek into LJ Moreno-Alapag's baby shower, and more photos of Nikki Gil's baby bump!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Why Richard Gutierrez proposed to Sarah in Zermatt, Switzerland

    In case you missed it, the parents of Baby Zion are now happily engaged, as first reported by Preview. The proposal happened in Zermatt, Switzerland in March, four years after Sarah and Richard welcomed their son, during the boy's first time to visit his mom's hometown. Richard picked the place to mark their engagement because "that's where we went when Sarah was pregnant with Zion," recounting how he asked Sarah to marry him. 

    "It was on an iconic mountain in Switzerland, then the tip of the Matterhorn was right behind us... There’s like the perfect place overlooking the mountains," Richard said. He set up his camera and tripod and asked Sarah to play her music; she chose to play The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming." When Richard kneeled down, she started crying -- it was all captured on film. "That's me crying for five minutes. I was ugly crying," Sarah points out as they showed the clips.


    Sarah shared with Preview a photo she took of her classic halo diamond engagement ring set against the iconic Matterhorn peak in the background. Congratulations, Richard and Sarah! (preview.ph)


    IN PHOTOS: LJ Moreno-Alapag's baby shower

    The soon-to-be mom of three had a baby shower thrown for her to celebrate her second pregnancy. LJ and her husband, former pro basketball player-turned-coach Jimmy Alapag announced that they were expecting back in June, and also revealed that they're having a little boy. LJ told Smartparenting.com.ph that they have yet to choose a name.

    "Thank you so much to our family and friends that came yesterday and showered our baby boy with gifts! We appreciate you all!" LJ captioned an Instagram photo taken from the party. New mom Maricar de Mesa, who had just given birth two weeks ago, was present (with her beau?), but without her newborn daughter.

    LOOK: More baby bump photos of Nikki Gil!

    The singer actress is yet to make a formal pregnancy announcement, but then these baby bump photos may very well be how she wanted to share with the public her journey to motherhood. On Instagram, she posted two new photos with her beloved dog, Charlie. "Future besties. Kuya #DonCharlito" Nikki wrote as caption for the photo taken by her friend Shiela Catilo. 

    The second pic was taken by another photographer-friend Krissy Rodriguez-Kairuz, who also happens to be pregnant. She also posted their baby bump pictures, taken by Shiela Catilo, on her Instagram account. "So glad to be on this journey to motherhood with my good friend @nikkigil," Krissy wrote in the caption. It looks like they're both in their second trimesters. What do you think?

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    Scarlet Snow gathers donations for kids in Marawi

    "My Boxes of Love is now in the PureGold stores, and they're ready to accept your donations until August 15. I'm so excited because our donations will make kids and babies happy," read the caption of the two-year-old's Instagram video. The video shows her and her ate Cristalle Belo-Pitt shopping for toys to donate to children affected by the Marawi conflict. "Thank you, Ate Talle, for bringing me to @mybabyplanetph (an online baby store) to shop for gifts for them! Salamat po!" Scarlet's Instagram caption read. Her mom Vicki Belo posted another version of the video with the caption, "Teach your children to be compassionate and kind." Don't forget: Scarlet's Boxes of Love will be accepting donations until August 15. 

    Children at high risk in war against drugs, say UN experts
    A joint statement from United Nations (UN) experts called for immediate action against human rights violations yet again. It comes after President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week, where he threatened to bomb Lumad schools for teaching kids to rebel against the government. "We are witnessing severe, multiple human rights violations, especially against indigenous peoples and human rights defenders. Children are not being spared and continue to be at high risk in a climate of prevailing violence," the statement read, though it did not cite particular cases. "Allegations of summary executions, including of children, are also on the rise. All these cases must be investigated thoroughly, and perpetrators should be brought to justice," say UN experts Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Mr. Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; and Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio. (gmanetwork.com)

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