1. Baby Aliyah Rose gets baptized!
Diana Zubiri and husband, Andy Smith, had their new baby girl christened last December 8. Celebrating with the couple were family including Diana's son from her previous marriage, Joaquin, and Baby Aliyah's godparents that included Francine Prieto, who arrived with husband Frank Shotkoski. The christening happened at Christ The King Church in Bagumbayan, Quezon City and reception followed at Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Diana and Andy welcomed baby Aliyah Rose in August. Welcome to the Christian world, Aliyah Rose! (pep,ph)
2. Look: Rufa Mae's sizzling couple maternity shoot
Mom-to-be Rufa Mae Quinto shared her super sexy maternity shoot with husband Trevor Magallanes on Instagram. "And our fruit of love," Rufa Mae wrote as caption on her post, referring to their soon-to-arrive daughter whom they chose to name Alexandria. The photos were taken by photographer Lito Sy and shot at Raffles Hotel in Makati. Trevor, who tried to keep it light and deflect the maternity boudoir shoot, captioned his post, "Aside from my body being fully flexed and face being completely relaxed, I just wanted to point out that it's all about family." The two were married last November 25.
3. CHED pushes mandatory drug test as requirement for college admission
Julito Vitriolo, executive director and spokesperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), announced that CHED is planning to make drug testing a requirement for all incoming college students. According to Philippine News Agency, Vitriolo said that the testing would be an important pillar in President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against drugs and the aim to have 'drug-free campuses' in the country. "So, along this line, we [are setting] up some mechanisms, not only for random drug testing but also for making drug testing [a requirement for] admission or possibly, retention in college." CHED is currently preparing higher education institutions (HEIs) for the implementation of a drugs-free campus by next school year or in 2018.
4. Recall Alert: Mamas & Papas recall four car seats
The U.K.-based retailers found that four of their car seats may not give full protection to a child in the event of a car accident. The recalled seats are: Mamas & Papas Nembus, Mamas & Papas Aureus, Mamas & Papas Group 123, and the Mamas & Papas Altair. "Mamas & Papas can assure customers that none of the affected car seats have been on sale since March 2015, and there have been no reports of any incidents involving any of the affected car seats," the recall statement read on their website. The seats were sold through the Mamas & Papas website and factory stores, as large retailers in the U.K. and some independent retailers. All affected seats have the code 04 44596 printed on the orange label on the back. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
5. Kobe Bryant and wife welcome third child!
According to multiple reports, the retired Los Angeles Laker and his wife, Vanessa, have welcomed their third daughter earlier this week. Details like birth date or the baby’s name have not yet been made available. Their new baby girl joins big sisters Gianna, 10, and Natalia, 13. The couple shared the pregnancy news back in July by posting a matching onesie that had "Black Mamba" in front and Nike Kobe red and black sneakers. Congratulations!