In photos: A triple celebration for Robin, Mariel and Baby Isabella
It was a happy occasion times three as celebrity couple Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez marked their 7th wedding anniversary (August 19), Mariel's 33rd birthday (August 10), and baby Maria Isabella's 9th month (August 14) at Vivere Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa. It was held over brunch last Sunday, August 20, with their family and close friends in attendance. Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings captured beautiful moments during the event. Take a look:
In an Instagram post, Mariel also gave a special anniversary shoutout to her husband, captioning it "Happy Anniversary, babe! No one thought we would make it ... but look at us now ... 7 years and stronger than ever. Cheers to forever with you @robinhoodpadilla"
Robin and Mariel, who met as co-hosts of the now-defunct variety show Wowowee, wed at the Taj Mahal in India in 2010.
Pinay gymnast repeats mom's gold medal feat 22 years later
Seventeen-year-old Kaitlin de Guzman won a gold medal for the Philippines in the uneven bars category at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday. What makes the victory so much sweeter is the fact that her mom, Cintamoni "Tammy" dela Cruz, also achieved the same feat when she competed at the Southeast Asian Games in Chang Mai, Thailand in 1995. "Really proud. Really amazing. Tuwang tuwa kami," the 41-year-old Mrs. de Guzman was quoted as saying. Kaitlin has been doing gymnastics since she was 5 years old and now, after her win, is being prepped for the Asian Games next year. (spin.ph)
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Nickelodeon-themed underwater park not pushing through
Viacom International Media Networks, which owns the Nickelodeon brand, has released a statement on Tuesday, August 22, as follows: "Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has mutually agreed with Coral World Park to discontinue the IP licensing agreement for the Nickelodeon-branded attraction and resort that was intended to be part of Coral World Park’s planned development in the western Philippine province of Palawan." Plans to build the underwater park was announced in January this year, but was met with criticism by environmentalist groups over concerns that it might destroy the Philippines' Last Frontier. (cnnphilippines.com)
Woman with terminal ovarian cancer wins case against Johnson's Baby Powder A 63-year-old woman from California will receive $417M from Johnson & Johnson, makers of Johnson's Baby Powder, after a jury ruled in her favor over claims that she developed ovarian cancer after using the product for decades "for feminine hygiene." Eva Echevarria's lawyers said the pharmaceutical firm did not give consumers adequate warning about the risks of using talcum powder, despite studies linking genital talc use to ovarian cancer. However, J&J stated that "we will appeal today's verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder." J&J faces 4,800 other similar cases in the U.S. (sunstar.com.ph)
NCEE may be revived to screen beneficiaries of free college tuition Following President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the bill that grants free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) into law earlier in August, plans to re-implement the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) are being discussed to manage the number of admissions in these institutions. The NCEE, which was a requirement for high school graduates to advance to the college level, was abolished by Congress is 1994. According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, the free teriary education is estimated to cost P50 billion on its first year of implementation, which is school year 2018-2019. (philstar.com)