• Rufa Mae and Her Husband Will Pursue a Long-Distance Marriage

    Plus, House committee approved bill requiring car seats for children, watch Zion Gutierrez 'meet' his baby sibling, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Why Rufa Mae and Husband are choosing a long-distance marriage

    Most young couples would dread a long-distance relationship especially when you have a baby. It is stressful, and it can be complicated. But the sexy comedienne and her husband, Trevor Magallanes, are willing to do it for the sake of their daughter. In an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Rufa Mae stressed while it was important to nurture her marriage, she and Trevor agreed their daughter, Athena, who is only seven months old, needs to be the priority.

    But the couple also wants to continue pursuing their careers so they will need to be in separate countries in the meantime. Rufa Mae has already finished taping for her first acting project after giving birth. Trevor is a financial analyst in the U.S. "[Si Trevor] ang nag-push kasi kailangan naming bumalik sa parehas na career namin...gusto namin maging proud ang anak namin sa aming dalawa na meron kaming career," she explained. Communication is key to the relationship, Rufa Mae says, adding they Facetime every day. (abs-cbn.com)

    House committee approves bill requiring car seats for kids
    The House of Representatives (HOR) committee on transportation has approved a bill entitled "Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017." It requires all private vehicles to install car seats for children while in transit on any road, street, or the highway. 

    If enacted into law, children under 12 years old will be prohibited from occupying the front seat, and kids must always be accompanied by an adult in a vehicle. The bill also mandates the Department of Trade and Industry to test and certify safe child safety car seats based on United Nations' regulations. 

    Penalties for not using a child car safety seat, allowing a child to sit in the front seat, or leaving children unaccompanied in a vehicle include fines from P1,000 to P5,000 and a one-year suspension of driver's license for the third offense. Drivers will also be penalized if they use sub-standard or expired child restraint system or restraint systems without a Philippines Standards mark or Import Clearance Certificate (ICC) sticker.

    The Department of Health (DOH) reported that among children 0 to 17 years old, road crashes are the second most common cause of death next only to drowning. (rappler.com)

    WATCH: Zion meets his baby sibling!

    In case you missed the episode where Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez announced they're pregnant again, Sarah shared a clip that shows son Zion meeting his baby sibling for the first time. "Where are the eyes?" the 4-year-old asked the doctor. Since the baby isn't fully formed yet, the doctor pointed Zion's younger sibling's beating heart instead. "Can you see the one beating here?" the doctor said as the boy nodded. "That's the heart!" Mom Sarah wrote in the caption, "Zion is excited to meet his sibling." Awww. 

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    Niña Corpuz welcomes first baby boy

    The ABS-CBN journalist gave birth to her third baby. According to fellow DZMM Teleradyo host Winnie Cordero, the Good Vibes anchor welcomed her newborn baby at around 6:40 p.m. on Monday, September 18. The baby is her first baby boy with husband, ABS-CBN Sports' Vince Rodriguez. They are already parents to two daughters, Stella and Emily. The How to Raise A Superstar author had a scheduled C-section. Congratulations! (abs-cbn.com)

    Meet the new Powerpuff Girl!

    The trio of badass sisters is now a quartet. Cartoon Network introduced a fourth Powerpuff Girl via a five-part movie event. In The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four, Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup meet Bliss, their long-lost older sister. Professor Utonium created the girls with sugar spice and everything nice, plus the Chemical X. Bliss, on the other hand, was created with the Chemical W, which means she couldn't control her powers, so she disappeared. Now a teenager and back from her self-imposed exile, she's only learning about her powers of lights, teleportation, telekinesis and super strength with her sisters. Bliss is also the first black Powerpuff Girl. (ew.com)

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