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  • LOOK: Alyanna Martinez Flaunts Growing Baby Bump!

    Plus, watch Rochelle Pangilinan and Arthur Solinap's vows, CHED okays mandatory drug testing for college students, and more!
    by Rachel Perez . Published Aug 10, 2017
  • Alyanna Martinez goes to the beach with her baby bump!

    After her gender-reveal announcement back in July, Alyanna has finally shown her baby bump on social media. "These two dragged the preggy out of the house today," the first-time preggo wrote as a caption for a photo she posted on Instagram yesterday, August 8. The photo showed Alyanna carrying her dog Chanel and friend Dominique Cojuangco, posing in front of a wall filled with graffiti art at the Santa Monica Beach Pier in California. The pregnant celebrity stylist also posted a solo photo with the same backdrop and a picture of her holding hands with her husband, photographer Roy Macam, while walking their dog.


    It's the first time Alyanna flaunted her baby bump since her pregnancy announcement in June. Alyanna wore black leggings with a pink cardigan over a snug white tank that perfectly hugs her growing baby bump!

    WATCH: Newlyweds Rochelle Pangilinan and Arthur Solinap garden wedding

    After nine years together, these two tied the knot last August 8 in a lovely Tagaytay garden wedding ceremony where the highlight was the vows Rochelle and Arthur made to each other.

    "Thank you for loving me unconditionally. I promise to make our relationship a priority. I promise to support you in good and bad times. I promise to make our married life exciting. I promise to be the best I can be and as a mom to four future children," Rochelle said. "Five!" Arthur quipped. 

    In his vows, the groom's spoke about the challenges they have faced. "We've been through a lot. A lot. Good times, bad times. Pero thank you pa rin sa mga bad times kasi inayos niya ako, inayos niya tayo, mas naging malapit tayo kay God after ng trials na 'yon," the groom said in his vows. "Thank you for not giving up on me. Ikaw talaga ang gift Niya sa akin... Yung pala yung plan Niya para sa atin," Arthur added.

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    During the wedding reception, Rochelle with her fellow former Sexbomb girls performed a surprise hot dance number for Arthur. Towards the end of the performance, Arthur also performed with some former members Abztract dancers including best man and cousin Dingdong Dantes. (pep.ph)

    CHED says okay with mandatory drug testing for college students
    The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) released memorandum order No. 64 that allows higher education institutions (HEI) to conduct mandatory drug testing for the incoming school year 2018-2019. But these institutions are not required to implement the drug testing. CHED "strongly encourages" them to adopt it as part of the requirements for admission and retention policies. If HEIs do adopt the practice, only drug facilities, physicians, and private medical practitioners accredited by the Department of Health can do the drug tests, and the results of all drug tests will remain confidential. Students who refuse to undergo drug testing is subject to sanctions provided in the student handbook. "If the student is found to be drug dependent, the appropriate sanction, intervention, and/or rehabilitation shall be imposed on the student as may be provided in the student handbook and other school policies," the order said. (cnnphilippines.com)


    70-year-old radio anchor is 'new' dad to a 10-month-old baby
    DZBB anchor Jimmy Gil, 70, and his second wife have been married for about seven years. He has five kids and all of them married, except for his 10-month-old daughter. His wife, 39, got pregnant last year, which took them by surprise. While it's not impossible for a man his age to have a baby, but it's also not something you hear about often. Jimmy and his wife got lucky because they live a healthy lifestyle. It took nine months for his "new dad" state to sink in, though it seems no different what other parents go through -- waking up at night for nappy changes and feedings, saving for her future, and having the energy to attend to his baby, who'll soon be walking. "There's something to look forward to each day. (pep.ph)

    'Wait Until 8th' campaign aims to delay giving cell phones to kids
    According to its website, the Wait Until 8th pledge encourages parents to band together and delay giving their young children their smartphones at least until they reach Grade 8. It had started when a group of moms noticed that first and second graders came to school play dates and birthday parties with the latest smartphone model. The campaign stresses that smartphones impair sleep, interfere with relationships, are addictive, and set kids up for an increased risk of anxiety and depression. When more moms unite to hold off giving their young children cell phones, the campaign says it will help decrease the desire for kids to want a smartphone and ease the pressure on parents to give their child one just because "everyone else has them." (babble.com)

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