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  • Michelle Madrigal Shares Her Amazing Childbirth Video!

    Plus, Neri Naig and Chito Miranda celebrate Miggy's first birthday, DepEd releases an advisory on erroneous Facebook page, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
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  • Michelle Madrigal is one calm mama in her birthing video

    A month after giving birth to her first baby, the sexy actress shared a video that captured their first meeting. "No caption needed, just love," Michelle wrote. We also heard her say in the video, "One month ago, I met my baby girl, Anika, I fell in love all over again."  

    In the video, Michelle was lying on the birthing table surrounded by her support team and fiance Troy Woolfolk. One woman, presumably her doctor, counted down to help her push, and as soon as the baby was out, Michelle reached out for her daughter and held her close to her chest as a birth assistant wiped her down.

    Everyone in the room was ecstatic. You could hear them saying, "There she is!" "Oh my god, you did it!" "Great job!" You're amazing!" until Baby Anika let our her first cry. 

    Her video Instagram post was filled similar comments. Some also noted how Michelle did not look like she had a hard time giving birth. Michelle wasn't ashamed to admit she had an epidural. She pushed her baby out in 35 minutes! (The epidural is the most common preferred pain relief method for childbirth. It is injected into the spine and delivers continuous pain relief to the lower part of your body while allowing you to remain fully conscious.) 


    A week after giving birth, Michelle posted an honest take on motherhood. "Not gonna lie, I am exhausted from all the sleepless nights, frustrated when I can't seem to understand what she wants every time she cries," the new mom wrote, adding that she worried about her milk supply like most new moms. "It's been a roller coaster experience for me, and sometimes I just cry to let it all out. My hormones are still all over the place, but this little angel is keeping me sane at the same time. She taught me what unconditional love is," Michelle added.

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    At four weeks postpartum, Michelle was already working to get back in shape. "My man put me to work this am. Thanks for the push and helping me snap back to my pre MOM Bod," Michelle wrote. 

    Neri Naig and Chito Miranda celebrate Miggy's first birthday!

    It was a vintage carnival-themed first birthday party for the Little Mr. Suave. Neri and Chito welcomed Baby Miggy on November 23 last year via an emergency C-section. Since his actual birth date fell on a Thursday, the couple decided to hold the birthday celebration in advance and on the weekend at The Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan. 



    An impromptu reunion of Star Circle Quest Batch 1, which Neri was part of, happened at the party. It has been 12 years since Neri, Joross Gamboa, Joseph Bitangcol, Melissa Ricks, Raphael Martinez, Lovely Terrado, and road manager Jerry Telan, were together, and many are now parents themselves. 


    The other Star Circle Quest members in Neri's batch were Hero Angeles, Sandara Park, Errol Abalayan, Michelle Madrigal (who's also a mom and now based in Texas) and Roxanne Guinoo (now a mom of two). 

    Neri and Chito also held Miggy's dedication on the same day as his birthday. "I pray that your baptism was filled with love and may joy and the Lord's peace reign in your heart," Chito wrote on his Instagram post from the dedication part of the event. Happy first birthday Miggy!

    DepEd releases advisory on erroneous #WalangPasok announcement


    The Department of Education (DepEd) issued an advisory against Facebook page "Walang Pasok Advisory" after the said group allegedly shared a post last November 20 that said classes on November 23, 24 and 27, 28 and 29 were suspended.  

    "The Department of Education (DepEd) has not made any announcement regarding the suspension of classes being circulated by Facebook page Walang Pasok Advisory, nor is it associated with the page in any way," read the department's statement, which was posted on its official Facebook page. The DepEd further encouraged the public to be discerning of information they plan to share on social media. For verified class suspensions announcements, please refer to DepEd's official website, and official Facebook and Twitter accounts. (inquirer.net)

    House okays mental health bill on final reading
    The House of Representatives (HOR) on Monday, November 20, approved the Mental Health Bill (House Bill Number 6452) on its third and final reading. The vote was 223 in favor, and none abstained or voted against the proposed measure. The Senate already approved its version of the mental health bill on May 2017. "After being one of the few countries left without a mental health policy, the [Philippines] is now one step closer in implementing a policy that will respond to the mental health needs of Filipinos," Senator Risa Hontiveros, sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, said. With both versions passed, the bills will be consolidated and then forwarded to the president, who can either sign the bill into law or veto it. Should the "Comprehensive Mental Health Act" be enacted into law, it states that every person should have access to the best available mental health care. (rappler.com)


    WATCH: The first Incredibles 2 teaser is here!

    Within a day, Incredibles 2 became the most viewed animated movie trailer ever. It has been 13 years since the first movie captivated audiences, young and old. If you recall, the last film ended with the youngest Parr family member manifesting superhero abilities as he was left in the care of his nanny while the rest of the family saved the world. Incredibles 2 will pick up immediately where the first left off. The trailer shows Jack-Jack, who is now exhibiting his newfound powers, as Mr. Incredible and the rest of the family realize he has more than one! The film’s official plot synopsis describes it as a tough transition for everyone. On top of all of that, a new villain, which we haven't seen yet, hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, and everyone must find a way to work together again. Incredibles 2 opens in theaters in June 2018. (ew.com)

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