• Chito Miranda Shares the Sweetest 'I Miss You' Post for Wife Neri

    Plus, watch Malaysian model-actress Carmen Soo's baby bump move, an incredible 'banned' water birth photo, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Read Chito Miranda's love letter for wife Neri Naig 

    When a spouse has a job that requires a lot of traveling, it's tough for him or her and the family left behind. You can feel it in the words of Parokya ni Edgar vocalist Chito Miranda, who posted one of the sweetest "I miss you" letters to wife Neri.

    "Miss na miss ko na itong babae na 'to. Sobrang tibay at sobrang sipag at sobrang generous," the dad wrote on Instagram. Chito shared that apart from being on top of the preparations for their son Miggy's first birthday, Neri was also the one who arranged the wake of her father who died on the same morning as the party. 

    "I could only imagine how difficult that was," Chito wrote in awe of his wife. He said he always reminds Neri to take care of herself and have enough rest or sleep. Chito also thanked their family and close friends who helped them get through the weekend.

    "My role was to simply take care of [Neri] and to make sure that she stayed happy and healthy. But even with all the help, iba pa rin talaga yung load at stress na pasan ni Neri, but she handled it as if wala lang," Chito shared. "She'd still smile whenever she would see me looking at her (inlab na inlab talaga sya sa akin eh), magpapatawa sya (kahit di naman sya nakakatawa most of the time), and she'd still be the same loving wife (and mom) kahit gaano siya kapagod. And she would never make me feel na she was expecting anything from me, even after doing everything she's done, except manlambing paminsan-minsan at humingi ng kiss at yakap." Awww. 

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    The momprenuer replied to her husband's post with a post of her own. "Lagi mong sinasabi na sobrang tibay ko na kahit ang dami kong pinagdadaanan ay nakukuha ko pa ring ngumiti at maging positibo sa buhay. Ikaw at si Miggy ang dahilan," Neri revealed. "Masayang masaya ako sa buhay natin. Simple lang pero masaya at nagmamahalan. Salamat, baby ko sa gift of family. Naaappreciate ko lahat ng ginagawa mo sa amin ni Miggy. Mahal na mahal ka namin," she added.

    Incredible water birth photo 'banned' from Facebook And Instagram

     

    Marijke Thoen, a photographer from Belgium, shared the fascinating photo of a sister meeting her newborn brother as he was born in the water. The pregnant woman gave birth in a see-through tub, and the big sister was peeking through it as she first saw her baby brother. "It’s such a special photo as the big sister watched her baby brother being born," Thoen told HuffPost UK. "This is the most beautiful birth I’ve experienced in my almost 10-year career of being a birth photographer."

    The photo went viral, but Facebook took the photo down because it "found the photo too explicit." It was also reportedly taken down three times on Instagram. It didn't matter because it was reposted by a lot of other accounts. "Thank you all so much for your support and for reposting and reposting the 'banned' photograph. Hopefully, this one is IG and FB- proof. And I promise I will never stop sharing with you the beauty and rawness of birth," Theon wrote on Instagram. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

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    Makati studentsto get free Japanese encephalitis vaccines
    Makati City government is the first local government unit to provide the Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccines for free to public school students from Kinder to Grade 6 and local government employees, including public school teachers and health workers. JE is a mosquito-borne virus common in rural areas but has been reported to inflict individuals in the metro. Children below 15 years old are also the most vulnerable to the virus, and it could be fatal or leave the patient with neurological defects. (Read more about Japanese encephalitis here.)

     "We want to be preventive and proactive. The same way that we have vaccinations for dengue, which has been taking lives of a lot of children," Mayor Abigail Binay said. The program will coordinate with parents-teacher associations to encourage parents to sign the waiver allowing their child to get the shots. Mayor Binay got the first shot of the vaccine on Monday, November 27, to demonstrate that the vaccines are safe. (rappler.com)

    WATCH: Carmen Soo's baby bump move!
    The Malaysian model-actress is one blooming preggo. Last September, Carmen and husband Benson Tan announced on Instagram that they're expecting a little addition to their family. Since then, she's been posting her stylish preggy #OOTDs and appreciating her body's new curves. 

    Now that the actress, who became famous in the country after being paired with actor Jericho Rosales in kahit Isang Saglit (2008), is already on the 29th week of her pregnancy and her baby is actively moving in her tummy. Carmen posted a photo of her baby bump visibly moving inside her womb. "Baby says hi," she wrote in the caption. She's due to give birth in February 2018.

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    Prince Harry and Megan Markle's first interview as an engaged couple is love

    The love and adoration were in full view as the couple sat down to talk about their engagement for the first time. According to Prince Harry, his marriage proposal caught Meghan by surprise. They were going about an ordinary day "at the cottage" when he got down on one knee and popped the question. The former Suits actress said she replied yes before Prince Harry could finish his question. The ring is made of two diamonds from the late Princess Diana's private jewelry collection, with one large diamond sourced by the prince in Botswana. The couple spent some time there earlier this year. Prince Harry and Meghan have been together for only about 18 months, but Meghan says she wouldn't describe it as a whirlwind relationship because they barely spent two weeks apart. The marriage is set for spring 2018. (townandcountry.ph)

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