1. In photos: Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt's wedding
Cristalle Belo and Justin Pitt tied the knot (again) at Villa Erba, located at the chic village of Cernobbio in Lake Como, Italy, yesterday, September 15. Celebrities who attended the dream wedding were Ruffa Gutierrez, Phoemela Barranda, Tim Yap, and Rajo Laurel. Of course, Cristalle's whole family was present, including her little sister Scarlet Snow who had a serving of gelato before the ceremony. She did walk down the aisle, according to mom Vicki Belo. "You were married in front of a judge September 8 and now you're married in front of God. Much more important and binding. All your planning resulted in a perfect ceremony. Hope you have all the happiness marriage can bring, Justin and Cristalle," the bride's mom wrote on Instagram. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
2. Georgina Wilson's preggo style is on point!
After attending two of her friends' destination weddings in Europe, we couldn't help but notice mom-to-be Georgina Wilson's maternity style. She wore designer dresses by Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci -- which really didn't look "maternity" at all -- to the weddings of Isabelle Daza and Cristalle Belo. "Having so much fun dressing my bumpie!!" she wrote as caption to one of her Instagram posts. If you're an expectant mom, take a page from this preggo lady's maternity style and you can't go wrong.
3. Watch: First full Moana trailer
The first full trailer of Disney's Moana sets up an epic adventure for the unexpected pair. In this trailer, we get to see more interaction between the two leads, newbie Auli’i Cravalho who plays Moana, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who plays the demigod Maui -- and we must say they are showing good chemistry. The ocean, as we've seen in the past teasers, has got their back as they sail through the open seas to find a special island, overcoming adversaries (read: monsters!) along the way. Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (of the award-winning play Hamilton) is in charge of the music. Moana opens in theaters nationwide on November 23. (eonline.com)
4. Returning OFWs exempted from travel tax The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) announced that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are returning to their jobs or to the same employers abroad are now exempted from paying the travel tax. They also do not need to secure an overseas employment certificate (OEC) anymore, or pay the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) processing fee, in line with the government’s efforts to streamline the processing of OFWs’ documents. The OFWs who will be returning to work for the same employer should register online to update their personal and employment data with the POEA. This would then be forwarded to the Bureau of Immigration as reference in validating the exemption at the time of their departure. The OFWs would also have to present a valid work visa or employment contract so they could be exempted from paying the terminal fee and travel tax. (philstar.com)
5. Look! National Teacher's Month 2016 commemorative stamp
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To celebrate National Teachers’ Month and honor our "second mothers," the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), together with the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd) recently unveiled the 2016 commemorative stamp dubbed as "Guro: Pangalawang Magulang". The cartoon-style postage stamp was designed by PHLPost in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro that features an illustration of a caring and supportive teacher to her students' academic needs. A limited number of stamps are now available for P12 each at the Manila Central Post Office. (phlpost.gov.ph)