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This article was updated at 3:27 p.m. to add Hayden Kho and Scarlet Snow's Esquire Philippines cover.
LOOK: Celebrity dads with their kids on the cover of Esquire Philippines In time for Father's Day, Esquire Philippines's three covers this June feature celebrity dads and their adorable kids. "This one's for the dads," the text on the cover reads.
Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes graces the cover with daughter Zia, a photo of which Dingdong's wife Marian shared on Instagram. "Family is life's greatest blessing. I'm so blessed to have you both in my life," she wrote as caption. Marian herself posed for the cover of the same magazine flaunting her baby bump in 2015.
In another cover, Esquire Philippines featured Hayden Kho and Scarlet Snow Belo. "It's Father's Day month so this time, it's daddy's turn to talk about us, our many different activities and his concerns about my tomorrow. Love you, Daddy," read the caption on the adorable tot's Instagram. "This is so specia," Hayden wrote on his Instagram.
"A father teaches his son to be a man, and shows love and respect to his daughter so that she may never settle for anything less," this was the caption Chesca added to an Instagram post of the cover which features husband Doug with their three kids, Kendra, Scarlet, and Gavin.
Another cover features actor Richard Gutierrez and his son Zion. "It was a fun and memorable experience shooting for our first magazine cover together. Thanks @esquireph for the feature honoring all the dads out there," Richard wrote as caption for a photo of their cover which he posted on Instagram.
All photos depict the celebrity dads as playful and fun. Salute to all dads!
Gab Valenciano sees himself marrying again
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During his "Fast Talk" interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, the son of Gary Valenciano revealed he is still hopeful about marriage despite his breakup with wife Tricia Centenara. When asked what advice he would give himself, Gab said, "Always remember -- and alam ko you've given up on this one specific thing -- but at the end of the day, when all the dust settles, love will always win. So keep believing in love." In August 2016 last year, the couple's marital woes were the topic of showbiz headlines, citing infidelity as the cause. After the news frenzy had died down, Gab admitted he was not ready to settle down even if he married Tricia three times, once in the U.S. and twice here in Tagaytay and Boracay. The two remain friends and are working towards their divorce amicably. (pep.ph)
Rufa Mae Quinto gives thanks for best birthday present
"Last May 2016, pinagdasal ko na sana dumating ka sa buhay ko, @alexandriamagallanes. Anak, nabuo ka sa month of May kaya February ka pinanganak," the sexy comedienne wrote on Instagram. Rufa Mae opted not to celebrate her birthday last year and instead focused on praying to be a mother. "Buong magdamag nakatingala ako sa langit, and in fairness, my wishes came true. God heard my prayers! Yehey! Amen!" she added.
This year, Rufa Mae and husband Trevor are celebrating her birthday and their daughter Alexandria's third month with a trip out of town. She posted on Instagram and wrote, "First time traveling with my mini me." She raved about how her daughter was so comfy in her stroller, which she said was very handy and light.
Pinoy teenagers bag international science, math awards for research
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The annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) recently gave out top honors to Filipino high school students. Davao City National High School students Rubeliene Chezka Gloria, Nadine Antonette Obafial, and Myrelle Angela Colas bagged second place in the competition's Plant Sciences division for their study, "Insecticidal Activity of Acacia Bark Extract Against Adult Rice Black Bug." Meanwhile, Carl Joshua Quines of the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science bagged second place in the ISEF's Mathematics category for co-authoring a paper entitled, "Bounds on metric dimension for families of planar graphs." This is not the first time Pinoy kids won in the world's largest high school competition. In 2013, 16-year-old Judel Jay Angela Tabsing won top honors for her research on possible cure for Fusariun banana wilt, and in 2009, Angeli Joyce Yap-Dy, Jovani Tomale, Kevin Jer David, and Orven Jules Dumaoang also won honors for their individual scientific works. (gmanetwork.com)
Couple blessed with sextuplets after trying for 17 years
Nigerian couple Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo have been trying to conceive for 17 years, and in November 2016 their wish came true when they found out they were expecting not one, two, or four, but six babies! Because of the complexities of multiple births, Ajibola was only 30 weeks and two days pregnant when she gave birth via C-section to the sextuplets on May 11 at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. The infants weighed from one pound ten ounces to two pounds 15 ounces, and are still in the neonatal intensive care unit. They are, however, doing very well, as their mom, who was discharged on May 18, has been tirelessly caring for her babies. "I hope for the smallest of my six children to grow up and say, 'I was so small, and look at me now,'" said Ajibola via the hospital’s press release. It was the hospital's first sextuplet birth, with a 40-member team helping to deliver the babies safely. "We are far from home, but the medical team is our family. That is what got us this far," dad Adeboye said. (babble.com)