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  • Robin Padilla is Now A Lolo!

    Plus, Lea Salonga reacts to Aga Muhlach's letter that went viral, Marian Rivera admits Baby Zia wants a sibling already, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Robin Padilla is now  a lolo!

    Queenie Padilla, Robin's eldest daughter with ex-wife Liezl Sicangco, and her Pakistani husband Usman Rashid Mir had welcomed their first child on July 25. Their newborn daughter, Mustahsina Mikailah Mir, weighed 3.5 kilos at birth, according to her Instagram post. "I wanted a boy, but when you came into the world, I realized how wrong I was. I wouldn't want anything in the world but you. My princess. My everything. My life," Queenie wrote in the caption. "I love you so much. You make me happy cry every day. It pains me to hear you cry; it gives me joy to see you smile," she added. 


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    "As much as I want to share her to the world, I have made a decision not to post her face on social media. My daughter's privacy and protection mean the world to me," Queenie explained why she puts stickers to hide her newborn's face. 

    Queenie's daughter is Robin's first grandchild. He is expecting another apo, a baby boy this time, with daughter Kylie Padilla, who is also due to give birth any time now. Kylie posted a shoutout to her sister after the latter gave birth, "So proud of you. Anyone who has an ate knows how empowering it is to have an ate who is strong and beautiful and sets such an inspiring example. Wish I could give you a big hug," she wrote.  Congratulations! (pep.ph)

    Lea Salonga reacts to Aga Muhlach's letter that went viral


    The '80s matinee idol and the Tony Award-winning actress both starred in two movies, Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal in 1992, and Sana Maulit Muli in 1995. A few weeks ago, a letter Aga wrote for Lea went viral even if it was published in her 2013 book, Playlist - A Celebration of 35 Years. The reason? Aga refers to Lea in the letter as "the one that got away."

    In an interview on ABS-CBN's Magandang Buhay, Lea shared her reaction when she first read the letter. "I was in shock. Frozen in my chair," she said, "I thought it was very sweet, very well written, very heartfelt." However, Lea said she and Aga -- who remain very good friends now and are perfectly happy with their spouses -- were never meant to be together in real life. She had a boyfriend when they were shooting the first movie, and by the time they shot the second one, Aga was still reeling from a recently ended relationship. "We are meant to be onscreen, good friends, partners," she said. (pep.ph)

    Marian Rivera reveals Baby Zia wants a sibling already!


    "Gusto na niya, pero hindi pa puwede!" the Kapuso Primetime Queen quipped. In an interview with Pep.ph, Marian revealed that if her daughter Zia would have it her way, she'd already want a sibling -- a baby brother, to be exact. "Sasabihin niya, 'Baby boy'" the actress said, quickly adding that she still has to fulfill her work commitments.

    Marian admits she sometimes cries because of separation anxiety from her daughter. Her husband Dingdong's advice: "Bumaba ka, makipagkuwentuhan ka sa mga staff para malibang ka. Hindi mo namamalayan ang oras, pauwi ka na," she shared. She always makes it a point to have Zia sleep beside her, and uses Facetime to talk to her when she's not home. (pep.ph)

    LOOK: The jeepney as a 'Cars' character

    The Pinoy jeepney has always been an icon of Filipino culture. Last week, in time for the opening of Disney Pixar's newest animated movie Cars 3, the studio released an exclusive artwork for the Philippines that shows how the good old jeep would look as a character from the film franchise. The Pinoy jeepney sported a colorful orange body and a blue hood, plus purple details and stars. Pixar Animation Studios story artist Michael Daley, who worked on visualizing the Cars 3 script into panels of drawings, penned the artwork. Filipino artists Nelson Bohol and Paul Abadilla also worked on the film, as set designer artist and sketch/environment artist, respectively. (gmanetwork.com)

    Look: Doc McStuffins has a Baby Nursery app!


    The app's target users are kids ages 3 to 6, which could help them learn about care and compassion. Don't say no if your older child wants it, too, though. The Doc McStuffins Baby Nursery app lets your child select a baby doll to name, bring home, and accessorize. Then, your child can interact with the baby doll through play time, bath time, changing diapers, and putting the baby doll to sleep. Your child can even capture her doll's special moments and place it on a customizable baby book. She can call on Doc and Lambie if she needs help with anything. While the app is free to download, it contains in-app purchases, (i.e., only two kinds of doll are free, but you can buy other doll options ) and your kids might want to ask for the full game version after a while. Doc McStuffins Baby Nursery app is available to download from The App Store and Google Play. (babble.com)

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