Pinoy Big Brother is in trouble with the MTRCB + more things you might have missed today

Work in Makati court still suspended, NCCA says no to more skyscrapers, and more.


( Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.


1. Pinoy Big Brother is in trouble with the MTRCB

The MTRCB has summoned PBB executives and production staff after receiving "numerous feedback and complaints." Although they didn't specify which episodes warranted said complaints, the MTRCB ordered executives to attend a "developmental conference  concerning children’s rights and protection."


In the conference, the MTRCB requested that the TV executives state their "safety measures" to ensure that show will not "have a negative impact on the youth and other audiences."


2. Jiro Manio has been turned over to relatives

Former child star Jiro Manio has been turned over to relatives after he was found roaming and begging for food around the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on Tuesday. According to NAIA Terminal 3 manager Octovio Lina, Jiro was provided with clothes and food, and was allowed to use the terminal's bathroom facilities.


His foster father, Andrew Manio, earlier admitted to reporters that the actor left their home after they had an altercation over the weekend.


3. KathNiel slated to do another movie together

Kathryn Bernardo is slated to star in another movie alongside love team partner, Daniel Padilla. According to, they will start shooting after Pangako Sa 'Yo. Kathryn also commented on the possibility of working with other actors, saying, "Open naman kami na ma-love team sa iba, pero hindi pa naman po mawawala ang KathNiel."

4. Donna Karan steps down from fashion label


Designer Donna Karan is stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International, the company she started in 1984. In a press release, she explained that she would remain advisor to the brand, but will be focusing her attention on her Urban Zen Company and Foundation. "I want to express my gratitude and my deepest feelings to the dozens and dozens of colleagues over the years who have helped take Donna Karan New York far beyond my wildest dreams," she said.


5. Work in Makati court still suspended

Operations at the Makati Trial Court are still suspended, according to the Supreme Court. There is still difficulty in entering the trial courts due to limited elevator access in the City Hall, and that "many areas remain bolted and inaccessible."

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However, a skeletal force is at the Enhanced Justice on Wheels (EJOW) buses parked near the old Makati City Hall for urgent filings until 3:00 p.m.


6. Cuba named first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Cuba the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. In a statement, the WHO said that only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis in 2013. The WHO and the Pan American Health Organization credited the country for offering women early access to prenatal care, HIV and syphilis testing, and treatment for mothers who test positive.

7. NCCA says no to DMCI’s vision of more skyscrapers behind Rizal Monument

In a presentation to the media on Tuesday, DMCI Homes Inc. used a photo of the Rizal Monument with an array of skyscrapers behind it to justify the building of Torre de Manila. According to GMA reporter Joseph Morong, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts' response was a blunt "Not in a million years."



8. Police official says VP Binay threatened to fire his men during Makati scuffle

Senior Superintendent Elmer Jamias of the Southern Police District on Wednesday said Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly threatened to fire all his men during the height of their altercation on Monday night at the Makati City Hall. "Sinasabi niya sa akin na, 'Kakalabanin kita ngayon, maglaban tayo dito. Pag-alis ko, tatanggalin ko mga tao mo,'" he said.


Binay allegedly went to the City Hall to show his support for Mayor Junjun Binay, and accused Jamias of "abusing his position." Another official said that he "suffered violent treatment" from Binay's security personnel.


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10. 10 Food Booths You Should Have For Your Next Party

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