Snake attacks prevalent during El Niño?

Today, Born to be Wild explores the effect of El Niño on wildlife. 

In Albay,  a 10-year-old girl died she was attacked by a venomous cobra.  

For fear of more deaths in the village, residents now want to exterminate cobras. 


Some experts believe that the intense heat brought about by El Niño is contributing to the snakes’ emergence from their hideouts as they look for cooler areas.  Doc Nielsen and his team investigate the cobra sightings and share information that may help save lives in the event of cobra encounters.

Born to be Wild. Doc Nielsen investigates cobra sightings in Albay
Meanwhile, spelunking is an extreme activity that many adventurers try out during the summer months.  But apart from being places of adventure, caves are also ecosystems that serve as habitats to a diverse number of wildlife.  

In today’s episode of “Born to be Wild,” the host also takes a closer look into the life of spiders
Doc Ferds enters a cave in Davao, which experts have been studying to determine the kinds of species present there.

Born to be Wild airs Sundays right after AHA! on GMA 7.


Heart ready for motherhood

Very pregnant? No, Heart is just in a photoshoot
Heart Evangelista said that the campaign has moved back their plans to have a baby. 

“Siguro po mga next year, feeling ko kasi napaka-selfish ko naman din kung parang ang dami na niyang inaasikaso and mag-aanak pa ako. Ang laki ng puso nya, minamahal nya ang mga kababayan natin, kaming pamilya nya, hindi ko na muna dadagdagan,” Heart said during a small gathering with press at GMA Network recently. 

On her Instagram account, Heart posted a photo with a bulging tummy. We assumed it was for a scene in a teleserye she is shooting now with Dennis Trillo called Juan Happy Love Story.

 “What? So this is how it feels…” was the photo caption.

Her followers in that social media had a grand time speculating whether or not Heart is on the family way. However, many said it was April Fool’s Day anyway, and Heart was merely having fun. 

“Parang now is not the perfect time, gusto ko may time na talagang mabigyan namin ng panahon yung bata, at yung talagang mae-enjoy ko,” Heart said.


Fernando Alvarez fulfills promise

Boricua model and Mr. Puerto Rico 2015 Fernando Alvarez is the new face of Psalmstre 
Mr. Puerto Rico International 2015, Fernando Alvarez, considers the Philippines his second home. During his first visit in January, the Puerto Rican top model promised to return as soon as he gets free time from his study and work as model and public relations specialist in his hometown Coamo. While he is expected to graduate in college this year, Fernando wants to make the most of his free time.

Earlier than his previous plan in May, the Boricua hunk is arriving on April 13, braving a more-than-30-hour trip just to meet all his fans and supporters in the Philippines for the second time. There are already lots of activities (fashion shows, appearances on TV, and provincial tours) lined up for him that will surely make his time in the Philippines memorable.

As a follow up to his very notable appearance at the Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week, Fernando will be in another big fashion show in the middle of this month and join a Santacruzan as an escort to a zagala on May 1.

Fernando’s Philippine visit last January became big news in his native Puerto Rico. He was featured in several magazines and newspapers when returned in February. He also graced major trade and fashion events in and out of his country. The guy also got the chance to wear the creations of Nicholas Felizola, the famous Venezuelan fashion designer.

 “The Philippines has always been an inspiration to me. I learned a lot from Filipino models with whom I worked before. They always put their heart in everything that they do. They motivated me to do the same. I think all these make me stood out in all the events that I participated here in Puerto Rico,” said Fernando in an online message.

Psalmstre chief executive officer Jim Acosta said that his company plans to bring Fernando to key cities of the Philippines as part his duties and responsibilities as New Placenta for Men ambassador. 

 “We will definitely bring Fernando to the provinces, especially Cebu, his personal choice, after all his commitments in Manila are fulfilled. This guy loves Cebu so much. We won’t give a specific date, because Fernando wants to surprise you,” enthused the international businessman. 


What to expect in ‘iBilib’

iBilid host Chris Tiu (second from right) flanked by James and Roadfill and Alodia Gosiengfiao
IBilibers, here are the experiments you will watch out for today.

Dancing Needles experiment is the first of these. Don’t blink as you could miss this exciting experiment brought to you by Chris Tiu and the rest of the iBilibers.

Next is the trivia brought to you by James and Roadfill. It is called Wave Pool and this is exactly what we need this summer.  

And then there’s the floating fire. What? This is the floating flame experiment. And how this will happen is what we all should watch out for.

Discover how you can cook without using gas or kerosene or firewood. The sun can produce the heat that can cook anything under the sun. iBilibers call this “let’s solar cooking” experiment.

iBilib airs Sunday mornings on GMA 7.


New favorites on Hero

Hero TV brings a new wave of Japanese series to kick off summer.

The Japanese manga series Your Lie in April, which premiered on April 5, follows the story of Kousei Arima, a young pianist who loses his ability to hear the sound of his own piano after the demise of his mother. When he meets a beautiful violinist, his world is once more shaken as he sets on a new journey to face music again. 

Meanwhile, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero is a series that takes place in the Year 300, also known as the era of the gods. The heroine, Yuuna Yuuki, tries to live an ordinary life of a student. Her ordinary life becomes interesting as  the club she is secretly a member of, the Hero Club, faces a mysterious being called “Vertex.” Learn more about Yuuna Yuuki’s secret life as the show premieres 7 a.m. on April 12.

Anime fans should watch out for the epic action-horror film, Resident Evil 3 starring Milla Jovovich on Hero Theatrixx 12 a.m. on April 10. It is the third installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil. 

Continuing on Hero TV are fan favorites Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 and 2, Haikyu, The Devil Is Part Timer, Digimon Frontier, Digimon Savers, Inazuma Eleven, Karneval, Kokoro Connect, Ao Haru Ride, and Majestic Prince.

Hero TV is available on SKYcable Channel 44.  

For updates, like Hero on Facebook ( and follow their Instagram (@herotvofficial) and Twitter (@myHEROnation) accounts.


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