• Isabel Granada's Ex-Husband Flies to Qatar, Joins Family in Prayer

    Plus, see Alyanna Martinez and Isabelle Daza in their 'buntis' Halloween costumes, newborns in hospital are dressed as tiny pumpkins, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Husband Arnel and ex Jericho continue to pray for Isabel Granada's recovery

    "The tale of [two] gentlemen Angeles City Councilor Jericho Aguas and StarNet Business Development Manager Arnel Principe-Cowley. Both of them brave and compassionate and determined for the betterment of Isabel Granada," wrote the 41-year-old singer-actress's cousin Joseph Rivera as a caption for a photo he uploaded on Facebook. Jericho also posted a similar photo on his Facebook. 

    Isabel's ex-husband and the father of her 14-year-old son Hubert finally got hold of his visa and flew to Doha, Qatar, where Isabel remains in critical but stable condition. Jericho is there to support his son and Isabel's mother through this trying ordeal. "Miracles do come true. Ituloy ho natin ang prayers para sa paggising ni Isabel," he wrote on Facebook before his flight. "I am in constant communication with Isabel's current partner, Arnel, and told him for the record that I have no intention [of] stepping on his shoes (if ever he feels uncomfortable with me being there). I am there for my mag-lola (Hubert is only 14), and of course, to contribute whatever I can for the revival and recovery of Isabel," Jericho explained.  

    Jaycee Parker, former Viva Hotbabe and Jericho's current partner, also posted a message of support directed to the latter. "I love you and Hubert. I am praying that Isa will survive this. She's a fighter," Jaycee wrote. 

    Alyanna Martinez and Isabelle Daza wear 'buntis' Halloween costumes
    Local pregnant celebrities didn't pass up the chance to include their unborn babies in the Halloween celebrations. Alyanna Martinez donned a skeleton costume with the drawing of a happy baby skeleton relaxing on her tummy. Her husband Roy Macam, and even their dog Chanel, joined in the fun, too!

    Isabelle Daza, on the other hand, looks like she had her whole body painted like an anatomy model—as if her muscles and internal organs were exposed. On her tummy area was a painting of a fetus. 

    One commenter noted that it was similar to international model Heidi Klum's Halloween cadaver costume back in 2011. 

    Too cute! Hospital dresses newborns as tiny pumpkins for Halloween 

    Just because they're in the hospital doesn't mean they couldn't take part in the Halloween celebrations. Nurses lovingly dressed up newborn babies at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, in hand-knit pumpkin outfits—and they're too cute! Stephanie Waite, senior public relations specialist for Allegheny Health Network, told Babble that the hospital has been carrying on the tradition of dressing up newborns for the last few years now, and not just for Halloween. They dressed the babies as adorable bunnies for Easter and little Santas for Christmas, and even gave premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) capes for National Superhero Day (April 28). Good job! (babble.com)

    PH slides to 10th spot, but still most gender equal country in Asia
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) released today, November 2, the rankings of 144 countries based on four categories: labor force participation, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. The Philippines maintained its status of being the most gender equal country in Asia. However, regionally, it narrowly lost the top spot to New Zealand, which resulted to a drop from 7th place to 10th place this year. According to the report, the rankings slip was due to the wage difference between men and women for similar work done across Asia. While there remains a gender gap in the political empowerment of women in the Philippines, the country still ranked high in this category, at 13th place. (rappler.com)

    Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are married!

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    South Korean superstars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are finally married! The Descendants of the Sun stars tied the knot in an intimate garden wedding ceremony on Tuesday, October 31, and exchanged vows at around 4 p.m. in Yeong Bin Gwan, a traditional Korean-style banquet annex of The Shilla Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Joong Ki and Hye Kyo's nuptials has been dubbed as South Korea's wedding of the year. They had at least 250 of their closest friends and family as guests, including South Korean celebrities. According to reports, Joong Ki and Hye Kyo will fly to Europe for their honeymoon, then reside in a two-story house in Itaewon which Joong Ki bought last January. Congratulations! (pep.ph)

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