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  • Mariel's Breast Milk Helped Sustain Rufa Mae's Newborn

    Plus, see why Alex Gonzaga is the Best Tita Ever, see a sneak peek of Heart Evangelista's art on furniture, and more!
    by Rachel Perez . Published Feb 22, 2017
  • Rufa Mae Quinto thanks Mariel Rodriguez for sharing her breast milk

    The new mom reposted actor Robin Padilla's video about "breast friends" on her Instagram account and thanked him, saying his message made her cry. "Mga friends, ganon pala maging isang ina. Gagawin mo lahat para makakain ang anak mo ng tamang milk... which is [through] breast feeding... it's always best for babies," Rufa Mae wrote in the caption. She thanked Robin's wife Mariel for giving and sharing her breast milk to her newborn baby Alexandria, which kept her daughter fed throughout the night until Rufa Mae finally produced some breast milk. "Di na magugutom anak ko," she said. That's what moms do: support and help each other!


    The new mom also posted new photos of baby Alexandria. Look at those cheeks! "I can't explain how I feel when I see both of you [Alexandria and dad Trevor] chillin'. Always in tears of joy," she wrote in the caption. "I can't believe I carried you for 9 months, so healthy and strong," Rufa Mae said, adding that her daughter is very mabait and calm. "Thank you Lord for giving me milk, so I can feed my child. Thanks everyone for the prayers and support," she added. (pep.ph)

    WATCH: Alex and Toni spend some precious playtime with baby Seve

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    Alex Gonzaga is having a blast while earning the title of the Best Tita Ever. In a video posted on Baby Seve's Instagram account, the Kapamilya actress is seen playing with sister Toni Gonzaga's five-month-old son. The caption reads, "Playtime with Tinang!" (short for Tita-Ninang). Alex also posted the video on her Instagram account, which is full of videos and photos of her nephew, with the caption "This is us in restaurants now with Chabilooo, sorry sa mga makakasabay namin." Alex loves to tease him, make him cry and laugh; in turn, baby Seve, whom she fondly calls "chaba" and "bilog", lights up when he sees her. Certified Tita! (abs-cbn.com)

    Heart Evangelista's art now also on furniture


    The Kapuso actress’s masterpieces have been seen not only on canvasses, but also on signature bags, stylish dresses, and books. Now, Heart Evangelista seems to have found a new surface to paint on: furniture. She has been busy preparing for a collaboration with furniture manufacturer Philux, which gave a sneak peek of Heart's art on a chair on social media. The Instagram post is captioned, "When heART meets furniture. Heart Evangelista took her #PhiluxFix up a notch by painting on her Polk Chair and adding floral applique," which Heart reposted on her own account. If you want to see more of Heart's work on furniture, drop by the Philux Fix exhibit at the SM Mega Fashion Hall from February 23 to 26. Other furniture designs to be featured are by Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Angie and Joey Mead, Stephani Zubiri-Crespi, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, among others. (gmanetwork.com)

    House proposes to criminalize fake Facebook, other social media accounts
    In an effort to curb fake news proliferating on social media platforms, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has filed House Bill No. 5021, which seeks to regulate the use of social media by requiring social media networks to strictly authenticate the identities of the user, and to verify that the user is not fake or representing someone else's identity. Social media networks is defined in the bill as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and the like, as well as email accounts under Yahoo, Google and other internet sites. The Social media Regulation Act of 2017 also puts responsibility on social media users who "must observe a responsible and fair exercise of his right to free expression and opinion." Social media users who intentionally and maliciously violate the bill after it has been enacted into law will be subject to six to 12 years of imprisonment and a fine of P30,000 to P50,000. (inquirer.net)

    Could you be passing on obesity to your kids? 
    According to a new study, child obesity could be at least 35 to 40 percent inherited from parents, with 20 percent from the mother and 20 percent from the father, regardless of their country of birth or its economic development. The international study, carried out by the University of Sussex in the U.K., involved 100,000 children from six different countries. It found that the more obese the child, the more dependent their body mass index (BMI) was on the genes he or she inherited from his or her parents. For the highly obese children, the proportion of parental effect rose to 55 to 60 percent. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height squared in meters. A BMI of 35 is considered obese. Approximately 13 percent of the world's adult population -- that's around 650 million people -- is considered obese, and this number could rise to 20 percent by 2025 if the increase rate is not stopped. (inquirer.net)

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