American actor Lee O’ Brian said that his partner comedienne Pokwang (Marietta Subong in real life) is doing well following an ultrasound result which showed that she is almost two months pregnant.

“She’s doing good! Shes bedstruck. Totally not moving. She’s resting and doing well,” said O’ Brian during an interview on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” on ABS CBN.

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He added: She’s doing great. Everything’s doing good with the baby. We’re seven and a half weeks.”

O’ Brian said that Pokwang is having a sensitive pregnancy because of her age. The Kapamil-ya star is now 46 years old.

“It’s difficult considering her age. That’s what makes it sensitive. Every precaution has been taken. Last week we had problems, she got busy,” he said.

O’ Brian said that Pokwang has to stop work on television because of her condition.

“She stopped doing ‘Ang Probinsyano’ and ‘Banana Sundae,’” he added.

O’ Brian said that he is excited to be a father for the first time.

“I’m absolutely excited. For many years, awhile back, I didn’t even think that I would be a father. It wasn’t much that I have planned on. I just met the woman. I’m ecstatic,” he said.

O’ Brian also said that he and Pokwang are already choosing names for their first child.

“Gender will come first. On the boy side, if we end up with a boy, it will definitely have the first name of William because of my family. That’s the tradition we have going back to the past generation. On the ladies’ side, we are thinking possibly of honoring her mother,” he said.

O’ Brian also said that they have been talking marriage for the longest time.

“We’ve definitely talked about it for the last two and a half years. It’s something I see most probably happening,” he added.

O’ Brian and Pokwang met in 2015 when they both appeared in the film “Edsa Woolworth.”


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NAPAPANOOD na sa wakas sa social media ang trailer ng Citizen Jake na comeback film ng legendary pero reclusive filmmaker na si Direk Mike de Leon. Pinagbibidahan ng Umagang Kayganda news anchor na si Atom Araullo ang Citizen Jake.

Ito ang unang pagsubok ni Atom sa larangan ng pag-arte bagamat matagal na siyang inaalok na pumalaot sa showbiz, pero hindi pa siya handa noon.

Atom plays the role of Jake Herrera, a journalist, isang karakter na malapit siyempre sa puso at propesyon niya.

Sa pahayag ni Direk Mike sa isa sa napakabihirang interview sa kanya, sinabi niya na risk ang pagpili niya kay Atom, na real-life journalist na magpo-portray ng reel journalist. Bagay na bagay daw kasi ang role kay Atom at wala siyang ibang naiisip na gaganap na Jake sa kanyang pagbabalik-showbiz bilang direktor. Ang huling pelikulang ginawa ni Mike ay Bayaning 3rd World noong 2009.

Makakasama ni Atom sa bigating cast sina Gabby Eigenmann, Nonie Buencamino, Cherie Gil, Dina Bonnevie, Victor Neri, Lou Veloso at marami pang iba.

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MARAMI agad ang nagtanong, lalo na ang fans ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, kung iiwan na nito ang GMA Network, kahit noon pa niya sinasabi na hindi siya aalis sa Siyete para lumipat sa ibang network.

Pumirma kasi ng contract kahapon si Regine sa Viva Artist Agency (VAA) at madaling kumalat ang balita.

May nakausap kami at sinabi nitong malabo raw lumipat si Regine dahil katatapos lang nitong pumirma ng contract sa GMA at ngayon nga, dalawa ang ginagawa niyang show, ang long-running cooking show niyang Sarap Diva at napapanood din siya sa Ravena vs Mulawin bilang ang immortal goddess na si Sandawa, na tagapangalaga ng kalikasan sa Mt. Apo. Ilang linggo pa lang umeere itong huli.

Malamang daw ang pagpirma ng contract ni Regine sa Viva Artist Agency ay para sa projects niya outside of television, tiyak na para may mag-asikaso sa concerts here ang abroad na expertise ng VAA. First and foremost kasi kay Regine ang kanyang pagkanta na hindi niya talaga pinababayaan.

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TATLONG araw na sunud-sunod na tayong may balita kina Luis Manzano at Jessy Mendiola, ayaw kasing magpapigil sa ka-sweet-an ang dalawa. Hindi natapos sa anniversary dinner nila sa Solaire ang selebrasyon ng dalawa dahil niregaluhan pa ni Luis ng puppy ang girlfriend na napaiyak sa sobrang tuwa.

Post ni Luis habang hawak ni Jessy ang puppy: “So someone cried when she saw my anniversary surprise! From Teddy, his name is now Chewie!!”

“Thank you my love” ang sagot ni Jessy sa post ni Luis at sa sariling IG. May picture si Jessy na nasa bed siya at hawak si Chewy. “You’re full of surprises @luckymanzano. Thank you and i love you. hi Chewie.”

Siguradong hind matatapos kay Chewie ang kas-sweet-an nina Luis at Jessy, kaya abang-abang pa tayo.

Samantala, medyo nasa imbiyerna mode si Luis sa post/sagot niya sa mga nagko-comment na niligawan niya si Jessy habang magkarelasyon pa sila ni Angel Locsin. Kahit hindi kailangan, nilinaw ni Luis ang isyu.

“TO EVERYONE ASKING OR PRETENDING TO BE DETECTIVES, I was already single January pa lang:) around 2 days after the Star Wars Force awakens showing here. So that’s crystal clear:) so don’t pretend to know it all when all you see/read/know are from tabloids or social media:) if you still can’t understand that e di kayo na may problema:).”

Sinundan ito ni Luis ng isa pang post: “And the first time we got to really hangout was my birthday last year:) kung may iba kayong alam na mas alam pa sa amin, aba, e di kayo na!”

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A message demanding money is seen on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine's state-owned bank Oschadbank after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks earlier in the day, in Kiev

A message demanding money is seen on a monitor of a payment terminal at a branch of Ukraine's state-owned bank Oschadbank after Ukrainian institutions were hit by a wave of cyber attacks earlier in the day, in Kiev

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A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.

Moscow-based cyber security firm Group IB said hackers had exploited code developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) which was leaked and then used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that caused global disruption in May.

One of the victims of Tuesday's cyber attack, a Ukrainian media company, said its computers were blocked and it had received a demand for $300 worth of the Bitcoin crypto-currency to restore access to its files.

"If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted. Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but don't waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service," the message said, according to a screenshot posted by Ukraine's Channel 24.

The same message appeared on computers at Maersk offices in Rotterdam, according to screenshots posted on local media.

The Danish shipping giant said it had been hit across multiple regions by a computer outage. "We can confirm the breakdown is caused by a cyber attack," a spokeswoman said.

Other companies that said they had been hit by a presumed cyber attack included Russian metal maker Evraz, French construction materials firm Saint Gobain and the world's biggest advertising agency, WPP - though it was not clear if their problems were caused by the same virus.

Food company Mondelez International also said its staff in different regions were experiencing technical problems.


Cyber security firms scrambled to understand the scope and impact of the attacks, seeking to confirm suspicions hackers had leveraged the same type of NSA hacking tool exploited by WannaCry and to identify ways to stop the onslaught.

Researchers with multiple firms identified the ransomware as Petya, malware that makes computers inoperable by encrypting their hard drives and demands ransoms in exchange for a digital key to restore access.

"It's like WannaCry all over again," said F-Secure Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen.

He said it was highly likely the attack had exploited the NSA hacking tool and he expected the outbreak to be reported in the Americas soon, as workers turned on vulnerable machines, allowing the virus to attack.

"Nothing is stopping Petya now. This could hit the U.S.A. pretty bad," he said.

The first reports of disruption emerged from Russia and Ukraine, with Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman describing the attacks on his country as "unprecedented".

An advisor to Ukraine's interior minister said the virus got into computer systems via "phishing" emails written in Russian and Ukrainian designed to lure employees into opening them.

In Russia, Rosneft, one of the world's biggest oil producers, said its crude production had not been affected by the outage. The company's website went down for at least two hours but was back up by 1450 GMT.

"The hacking attack could lead to serious consequences, but the company has moved to a reserve production processing system and neither oil output nor refining have been stopped," it said on Twitter.

In Ukraine, Yevhen Dykhne, director of the capital's Boryspil Airport, said it had been hit too. "In connection with the irregular situation, some flight delays are possible," Dykhne said in a post on Facebook.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said the government's computer network had gone down and posted a picture on Twitter of a computer screen with an error message.

The Ukrainian central bank said a number of banks and companies, including the state power distributor, were hit by a cyber attack that disrupted some operations.

"As a result of these cyber attacks these banks are having difficulties with client services and carrying out banking operations," the central bank said in a statement.

(Additional reporting by European bureaux and Jim Finkle in Toronto; writing by Christian Lowe; editing by David Clarke)

© Provided by TechCrunch Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps.

The update is centered all around fun, visual filters.

Video reactions will allow you to choose one of the Facebook reaction emojis and bring up custom video filters that share your joy, anger, sadness or more. The live filters allow you to react to conversations in a more visual way.

Additionally, the service is introducing stylistic filters that can give your video footage a different color hue or lighting type. You'll be able to preview these filters live before sharing the style with your group.

Continuing with the filter-centered update, Facebook is bringing some new augmented reality masks to video chats, allowing users a greater depth of variety in what exactly they can become onscreen. Animated effects like falling hearts and shooting stars that react to your movements will also be included in the update.

Alongside the filter updates, Messenger will be making it easier for users to take screenshots of their video chat conversations with a dedicated button that will save images so you can easily preserve a snapshot of a call without fumbling with button physical combinations.

While services like FaceTime are popular, they're pretty barebones compared to most photo and video apps out there. iMessages has already copied more fun-loving chat apps in a  lot of ways, but video chat is still pretty dull. Adding in some fun and goofy filters gives Messenger a chance at capturing the attention of more young users, though the app continuing to add complexity also risks creating headaches for those who just want an easy way to chat with their FB friends.

© Patook Making new friends as an adult is hard, and it's easy to find yourself relying on old college pals and work colleagues to bolster your social life, even if the former live on the other side of the country and the latter are, well, your work colleagues.

Many an app has tried and largely failed to address this problem, but as any woman who's been brave enough to seek friends -- genuine platonic friends -- online will know, it's not long before your inbox is inundated with dire pickup lines, weak attempts at 'cheeky banter' and, of course, the ubiquitous d**k pic. Enter Patook. Launching globally on July 7 on iPhone and Android, the app claims to make finding new friends easier and less traumatic thanks to an algorithm which detects and blocks flirty language.

Using an AI method known as natural language processing, the 'flirt detector' has been trained on millions of creepy messages and pick-up lines circulating the internet, including a huge number submitted to Reddit (of course). It also responds to the behavioral activity of the user: who they message, how often, whether it's a copy/paste job or if they've bothered to think of something original, and so on.

All of this combines into what Patook's founders unsettlingly call a 'magic sauce', which determines whether a message is sent or not. "What kind of music do you like?" is fine. "Would you like to sit on my face?" is not. Break the rules, and you're banned. In fact, upon the app's beta release in 2016, five percent of users were banned before their first message was even delivered.

According to Patook CEO Antoine El Daher: "Initial feedback to the app has been extraordinary. People seeking friends and not romantic relationships have been left out in the cold until now. We anticipate rapid growth among all genders, and so far have seen approximately 40% women, 40% men, and 20% joining as couples."

Romantic advances aside, Patook (which means 'little hug' in Armenian) operates in much the same way as a dating app. There's an extensive set of privacy controls, and users build a profile and search for friends based on the usual criteria: location, interests, age range. The app also uses a points system to specifically identify and rate the value of the criteria they want in a friend. So if you're into hiking, you might give five points to people who list 'the great outdoors' as an interest, or if you're into Napalm Death, you might give points to other metalheads. Whatever floats your boat, as long as you keep it clean.

© Provided by Engadget Two months ago, Facebook finally rolled out M, its AI-powered personal assistant, to the general public. Well, sort of. Instead of the limited edition of M that would answer your every beck and call (it had a lot of human help), the public version of M has to be triggered with certain words. A few features at launch include suggesting stickers to use in conversations or prompting an Uber ride if M detects you need to get somewhere. Today, Facebook is adding even more M suggestions to the mix: a save it for later function, birthday wishes and call initiations.

The save-for-later function is pretty self-explanatory. If M senses that the people in the conversation are sharing URLs with each other, for example, it'll pop up with an offer to save them for later consumption. Facebook says that this applies not just to URLs, but also Facebook posts, events, pages and videos. And if you want to share that saved content later, you can easily do so thanks to Messenger's 'Saved' extension.

Next are birthday wish reminders, which is certainly something you're already familiar with if you're a Facebook user. Starting today on Messenger, whenever you chat with someone on that person's birthday, M will gently remind you to send him or her a birthday wish, which can be in the form of a sticker, a card or a video.

Last but not least, there's call initiations. Basically, if someone in the Messenger chat says something along the lines of "want to call me?" M will appear with either a voice or video call shortcut, letting you start one straightaway within the Messenger interface.

Perhaps M's biggest rival is Google Assistant, which is present in Allo, Google's relatively recent chat app. Using machine learning smarts, Google Assistant will tell you the weather, figure out your flight status and show nearby restaurants while you're in conversation with someone else. This is certainly a lot more than what M can do at the moment, but since M is in Messenger, a much more widely used platform, it'll likely be used by a lot more people.

Facebook Messenger will get these M suggestions starting today. Also, M suggestions will be rolling out in Spain today, in both English and Spanish.

© Apple Apple’s next major update to iOS comes loaded with new features that make the iPad more useful, especially when it comes to multitasking.

Don’t expect your iPad to replace your laptop when iOS 11 launches in the fall, but the update will make the tasks you already use your iPad for feel more fluid. Some features will prevent you from navigating to the home screen as often, while others make it easier to customize how you use your iPad.

Among the most prominent changes: a new Files app for managing documents across devices, a redesigned iPad dock that can fit more apps and a new view for the Control Center and app switcher. A handful of updates are coming to Apple’s own apps as well, including a new indoor navigation feature for Apple Maps as well as more filters to choose from in Photos. Apple is also courting developers to create augmented reality apps for the iPad through its newly announced ARKit tools, which will be launching with iOS 11.

After spending a few days using the public beta, here’s a look at the most useful features we’ve encountered so far.

An Improved Keyboard for iPad

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Apple has made it easier to switch between letters and numbers on the iPad’s keyboard in iOS 11. Simply drag down on a key to input the secondary symbol instead of the letter. This saves time compared to the old method, which required tapping a dedicated key to switch between keyboards.

Moveable ‘Slide Over’ Apps

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A feature called Slide Over makes it possible to view a second app in a column along one side of the screen. But with iOS 11, Apple is providing more flexibility by allowing users to move that sidebar to either side of the display.

Better Drag-and-Drop

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With iOS 11, shuffling files between apps is easier and faster. Just hold your finger over a photo to select it, then drag it over the app you’d like to move it to. Dragging a photo over the Mail app icon, for example, will automatically open a blank message for sending.

Select Multiple Files at Once

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Those who often send photos in batches to friends and family members will appreciate this addition: To select multiple files at once in iOS 11, drag one file and then tap the others to add them to the bunch.

Search for Handwritten Text

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If you prefer to scribble notes with the Apple Pencil in lieu of typing, you’ll love this new feature: iOS 11 will support the ability to search for handwritten text through the search field,accessible by pulling down from the top of the screen.

Instantly Access Screenshots

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When iOS 11 launches, you’ll no longer have to navigate to your photo gallery to retrieve the screenshot you’ve just captured. Screenshots will appear in the corner of the screen immediately after being taken. From there, you can tap the image to edit or share it, or you can swipe it away to delete it.

A Redesigned App Store

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Apple is giving the App Store a makeover. The new version focuses more on curated collections based on interests and categories, and adds a dedicated tab just for games.

Customizable Control Center

Up to this point, iOS users have had little choice over which settings shortcuts were accessible through the Control Center (launched by swiping up from the bottom of the screen). That all changes in iOS 11. From the settings menu, iPhone and iPad owners can handpick which shortcuts to include, with options ranging from an Apple TV remote to a stopwatch, as well as accessibility features.

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Screen Recording

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One new option for the Control Center is a button that allows you to record what’s happening onscreen. Simply tap the icon to start recording, and then tap again to stop.

A Bigger Dock

When iOS 11 launches, iPad owners will be able to pin more apps to the dock, enabling quick access to apps without having to sift through home screens. The new iPad dock supports up to 13 apps (and up to 15 on the 12.9-inch iPad), plus three more suggested by iOS, and you can swipe up to access the dock on any screen, including from within apps.

An Easier Way to Manage Split-Screen Apps

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Those who use their iPad primarily for work may find Split Screen mode helpful to keep their email inbox in sight while browsing the web or working on a document in Google Drive. Apple is making it easier to jump into those routines with the new app switcher in iOS 11, which preserves your app pairings. This means if you exit both apps to return to the home screen or launch a different app, you can open both of those apps again with a single tap from the app switcher.

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NALUNGKOT ang fans ni Heart Evangelista na wala na siya sa “Mulawin vs. Ravena.” Pinatay na ang karakter niya bilang Alwina. Nagpasalamat naman si Heart sa GMA7 sa tiwala sa kanya at sa lahat ng nagmahal kay Alwina.

Inalis ang karakter ni Heart sa MVR dahil may bago siyang prime time series, ang “My Korean Jagiya (darling ang ibig sabihin nito).” Soon ay pupunta ang Kapuso actress sa South Korea para mag-taping doon.

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At take note, isang Korean actor ang itatambal sa kanya.

May sepanx

Finale week ngayon ng “Legally Blind” at may sepanx (separation anxiety) si Janine Gutierrez. Aniya, magandang samahan ang nabuo sa cast at mami-miss niya ang mga kulitan, biruan at kuwentuhan nila kapag break time.

From day 1 ng kanilang taping hanggang nag-last taping day sila’y very smooth ang working relationship nila. Sobrang gaan katrabaho ang co-stars niya at si direk Ricky Davao, ayon kay Janine.

Sobra silang naging close habang ginagawa nila ang LB at siguradong mami-miss niya ang cast. This Friday ang last episode ng LB at kaabang-abang ang kaganapan nito.


Okey lang sa mommy Raquel ni Charice Pempengco ang pagpalit niya ng pangalang Jake Zyrus. Tanggap ito ng kanyang ina.

Subalit hindi ng kanyang lola Tessie.

Ayon kay lola Tessie, nagpapanggap lang daw na tomboy ang apo niya. Naimpluwensiyahan lang daw ito ng mga taong nakapaligid rito. Bad influence raw ang mga ‘yun sa kanyang apo.

Nakakalungkot ang revelation ni lola Tessie na halos lahat diumano ng naipundar na ari-arian ng kanyang apo ay naibenta na. Pati raw naipong pera sa bangko ay wala na rin.


Maramot pa rin si Anne Curtis sa detalye ng kasal nila ni Erwan Heussaff. Ayaw pa niyang magbahagi ng mga kaganapan na aniya, ipapaalam din naman niya sa tamang panahon.

Marami ang nag-akalang nagkaroon sila ng pre-nup pictorial noong nagpunta sila sa France kamakailan. Ang gaganda kasi ng mga suot nila ni Erwan sa kanilang photos na ipinost ni Anne sa social media.

Um-attend lang pala sila sa wedding ng isang friend nila sa France, kasama si Solenn Heussaff at asawang si Nico Bolzico.

Ayon sa ilang sources, malamang ay sa abroad ang kasal nina Anne at Erwan later this year.


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Lovefood Logo By Lovefood Team of Lovefood | Slide 1 of 21: <p>Eggs are super versatile but did you know that as well as being boiled, fried, scrambled, souffléd and poached they can be marbled, smoked, brûléed and even turned into clouds. Intrigued? Read on.</p>

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Eggs are super versatile but did you know that as well as being boiled, fried, scrambled, souffléd and poached they can be marbled, smoked, brûléed and even turned into clouds. Intrigued? Read on.

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The women’s national team has a good mix of veteran and young players, and mentor Pat Aquino believes that his unit is capable of bagging the gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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“We have a very good team for the SEA Games – talented and deep. I think we have what it takes to capture the gold medal,” said Aquino yesterday after submitting his final 12 names to the biennial meet at the deadline set by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

The women’s national team is composed of SEA Games veterans Allana Lim, Afril Bernardino, Cindy Resultay, Ambie Almazan, Raiza Palmera Dy, Jack Danielle Animam, Clare Castro.

The newcomers are Camille Sambile, Chack Cabinbin, Janine Pontejos, Ara Abaca and Andrea Tongco.

The team was favored to win the SEA Games gold medal two years ago, but lost to Thailand and Indonesia.

Last year, the women’s team bagged the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship in Malaysia.

According to Aquino, they are banking on the team’s success in the SEABA, which earned them a spot in the FIBA-Asia Championship.


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