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  • Iya Villania shares genius breast milk storage tip

    Now that her son Primo is eating solid food, the celebrity mom discovered a practical tip to storing her breast milk: "To store my breastmilk in 2-3oz portions so that less milk is wasted when baby's intake increases and you have to combine a bag or two," Iya wrote. It's a very useful tip, since re-freezing thawed breast milk is a no-no, so storing breast milk in small packages accounts for less wastage. "Helpful also for when you just need a little milk to mix in with baby's food," she added. The new mom learned this from Abbie Venida-Yabot, a certified lactation counselor, La Leche League Leader, and mom of five. Iya also used the hashtag #liguidgold, referring to breast milk, and #everydropcounts. 

    WATCH: Nate Alcasid shows off his vocal chops


    His dad is a singer-songwriter, and his mom is Asia's Songbird, so it's no surprise that Nate Alcasid would have a musical inclination -- it runs in his blood, after all. Yesterday, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shared a video of her son singing the song "I Can" with her in the studio sound booth. Proud dad Ogie Alcasid also reposted the video with the hashtag #mymeltingheart. Regine, with Donna Cruz and Mikee Cojuangco, originally performed the song for the 1996 film Do Re Mi, which they also starred in. The mom-and-son video has many fans speculating that Nate might have a special performance at his mom's 30th-anniversary concert in October. Good job, Nate! (abs-cbn.com)

    Kylie Padilla shares sneak peek of her Little Prince's face

    She's already in her 38th week of pregnancy, so she could give birth any time now, and the soon-to-be mom clearly can't contain her excitement to see her firstborn. Kylie posted an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby boy's face on Instagram, with the caption, "I think you got your daddy's eyes and lips. You so handsome love." 

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    Soon-to-be dad Aljur Abrenica is also excitedly waiting for his fiance to give birth. He posted a couple selfie on Instagram with Kylie's baby bump on full display while they were in the gym. "Fit together," the new Kapamilya actor wrote as caption. (gmanetwork.com)

    New bill allows married women to revert to their maiden surname 
    While the use of a husband's surname is not mandatory for married women, wives still cannot go back to using their maiden surname without a court order should the marriage not work out. That's what former president (now Pampanga Representative) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's House Bill No. 6028 is trying to change. Should the bill be enacted into law, a married woman would be able to use her maiden surname again after a legal separation, nullity of marriage, annulment, or divorce in another country through a simple administrative process with the Office of the Civil Registrar. The woman may also apply to use her original surname after being separated or abandoned by her spouse for more than ten years, or if her husband is presumed dead. The bill will make the process easier and faster for women who are qualified to use their maiden name again, should they want to. (gmanetwork.com)

    Longer validity of driver's license and passport, free public Internet bills signed into law
    President Rodrigo Duterte has signed three new bills into law. Republic Act 10928 is an act extending the passport validity of adults to 10 years. Minors or individuals under 18 years old, however, will have passports valid for five years only. Republic Act 10930 is a law which extends the driver's license’s validity to five years, except for student permits. The law States that non-professional drivers with no record of violations will be entitled to renew their driver's license with a validity of 10 years. However, it also has provisions for imposing stricter rules for the issuance of drivers' licenses. Republic Act No. 10929, also known as the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act, mandates that the government provide free internet in public places. These include national and local government offices, public schools and institutions, public hospitals, and public parks, among others. 

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