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Models don’t love burgers? Gigi Hadid proves otherwise

First-time The Tonight Show guest Gigi Hadid made a surprising claim on Tuesday (May 17, Philippine time) when she slammed the common notion that models –moreover, supermodels like her – cannot and do not eat meaty burgers. To celebrate her 21st birthday, host Jimmy Fallon gave Gigi her favorite burger as a gift. Gigi was all smiles as she gave it a huge bite while telling the audience that eating clean can help you stay fit, while eating burgers keep you sane. “It’s something that I go by religiously in my life,” said the American fashion model about the quote. “My bestfriend and I moved to New York… and we decided we’re gonna try a new burger every week and find the best burger in New York. So my first year in New …

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It’s official: Kaye Abad, Paul Jake Castillo now engaged

It’s official! Celebrity couple Kaye Abad and boyfriend Paul Jake Castillo are now engaged. The good news spread on social media as celebrity friends took to their respective accounts the photos and highlights of the proposal done during a surprise birthday party for Kaye on Tuesday night (May 17, 2016). “Heart, we started off as friends tapos naging parter in crime kita, bestfriend, tapos hindi mo talaga napigilan at ginawa mo akong boyfriend. Now I’d like to seal it. Will you marry me?” asked Paul Jake to a teary-eyed Kaye. The 34-year-old Kapamilya actress then nodded yes as happy tears continued to stream down her face. The 38-second video, taken by ABS-CBN’s writer Darla Sauler, made rounds on social media starting Tuesday night, garnering over 266,000 views as of this posting. Meanwhile, actor John Prats …

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Why would Filipinos love Dr. Mike? Pia shows us why

After the public saw hints of a love quarrel and have caught air of an alleged breakup with rumored boyfriend Dr. Mikhail “Mike” Varshavski, also known as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Doctor Alive," Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has shown her followers that they are still exchanging rather endearing messages on social media. What surprised many, which made Pinoy netizens woo the pairing, is when Dr. Mike replied to the reigning Miss Universe’s messages in her local language. On Thursday night (May 17, 2016), Pia was seen tweeting messages, through her personal Twitter account, written in Filipino to the Russian-born New York doctor which says: “Nagkamali lang po ng pagkaintindi at pagkasagot. Pasensya na po. Maraming salamat po. @RealDoctorMike Okay na po ba, doc?” To which Dr. Mike replied: “Ok lang @PiaWurtzbach na …

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BBC bids goodbye to recipes website, cuts £15M from online budget

BBC will soon be saying adieu to over 11,000 recipes posted on its BBC Food website in the next month. This is in line with the corporation’s move to save £15 million from their online budget and focus on public service content, the news network revealed on Tuesday afternoon, May 17, 2016. According to a report from BBC, all existing recipes are likely to be archived but some might be transferred to the BBC Good Food website for commercial use. However, television recipes will remain posted on the site for the next 30 days before it vanishes from their online catalog. Reports say that the change in the direction comes in line with the corporation’s goal to narrow its online focus after earning criticisms for venturing into a lot of areas. A …

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WATCH: Bb. Pilipinas queens encourage everyone to read, be fully informed

The winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 graced the Manila Bulletin Integrated Newsroom on Tuesday afternoon (May 17, 2016), and they are strongly encouraging the public to continue reading the news across all platforms – online and print – in order to be fully informed about the latest happenings in the Philippines and beyond. Bb. Supranational 2016 Joanna Eden started the pour of messages from the queens, saying: “I just want to encourage all of you to go and pick up your newspapers every day. Read the online sections, I know there’s lifestyle sections online. It’s good to stay updated with the latest news and it’s fun also.” Meanwhile, Bb. Pilipinas International 2016 and Manila Bulletin’s People’s Choice Award winner Kylie Verzosa shared how amazed she was at the changes in the newsroom …

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LOOK: Soon-to-be mom Chynna Ortaleza bares her baby bump

Soon-to-be mother Chynna Ortaleza proudly bared her baby bump on social media, Monday night (May 16, 2016), taken from a maternity photo shoot. The Kapuso star also told her followers that she is “mighty proud” of her baby with Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, named Lara Serena. Chynna also named the people behind the shoot, with Jowell Mariano behind the camera, styling by John Paul Dizon, makeup by Dino Lazaro, hair by Mark Baquiran, and the assistance of Guiller Alapan. Other photos of the 33-year-old actress were also published in the Instagram account of Happy Folks Studio, the team of photographers took charge of the maternity photo shoot. As a first-time mom, Chynna also posted a heartfelt message on social media during Mother’s Day, saying: “I am blessed to be celebrating my first Mother's day …

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WATCH: ‘The BFG’ second trailer has just stomped in

In case you missed it, Disney has just released the second official trailer of the fantasy film featuring the adventures of a big friendly giant and a brave little girl named Sophie. On Sunday (May 15, 2016), netizens were given a second look at the upcoming movie based on a classic story -- The BFG—as the new trailer was released across the movie’s official social media pages. Combining the work of three of great storytellers, moviegoers will be able to step into the world of the Giant Country, thanks to the expertise of Roald Dahl, Walt Disney, and Steven Spielberg. Viewers will easily fall in love with the adorable bond between the friendly giant and the precocious 10-year-old girl. The BFG himself, played by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance, narrates what the story …

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Duterte leads signing of PDP-Laban, Nacionalista Party unity coalition

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte spearheaded the signing of a coalition partnership between the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino- Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and the Nacionalista Party on Monday afternoon (May 16, 2016) as he held a news conference in Davao City. Signing on behalf of PDP-Laban was Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, while the Nacionalista Party was headed by former Senator Manny Villar. Duterte had to stop his press conference to give way to “diplomatic duties”, but will continue to answer questions from the press afterwards. Nacionalista Party is known as the oldest political party in the Philippines. It was founded in 1907, while PDP-Laban was founded in 1982.

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PNP must have integrity, be passionate in fight vs drugs under Duterte admin

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte reminded the public on how he is eyeing to have a government with security forces that are strongly against illegal drug use. This, as he reminded the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) that there should be no politics involved in the enforcement of the law during a news conference in Davao City on Monday afternoon (May 16, 2016). The tough-talking Davao City mayor stressed that the PNP must have integrity and must be passionate in their fight against illegal drugs. “If you are lukewarm about drugs, you better not apply,” said Duterte to those planning to submit an application to the PNP. With Duterte currently drafting the list of people who will be assisting him as he assumes position in Malacañang on June …

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LOOK: Meet Vicki Belo, Hayden Kho’s adorable baby girl

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo and sweetheart Hayden Kho unveiled a pleasant surprise via their respective social media accounts on Sunday (May 15, 2016), baring photos and short but sweet messages about their adorable baby girl named Scarlet Snow. The couple uploaded photos of their daughter on Instagram on the same day, with the proud mother sharing how Scarlet has brought positivity in their lives. “This is the sunshine of our lives,” introduced Vicki. “Meet our baby @scarletsnowbelo. It's amazing how this little girl has affected @dochayden and my life in such a positive way.” On the other hand, Hayden opted to share a photo with Scarlet, saying: “I guess God knew fatherhood would change me completely and bring me closer to being the kind of man He always wanted me to be, …

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