August 2, 2013: 5 Conversation Starters this Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

Mark your calendars, CGs! We have three non-working holidays this month. President Aquino has declared August 9 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Also, August 21 is Ninoy Aquino Day and August 26 is National Heroes Day holiday. (Philstar and

Is there an Echo-Heart reunion in the works? Possibly. Maybe not in real life (unfortunately), but Heart Evangelista has revealed that she is willing to work with ex-boyfriend Jericho Rosales again now that they are both talents of Viva Films. She told, "Okay lang sa akin na makasama si Jericho…I mean, I’m very happy with my life, and if you’re happy with your life, it’s okay to work with someone from your past. That should not mean anything." We'll keeo our fingers crossed! (

Pinoy pride! Jonathan Allen Yabut, a University of the Philippines Economics graduate, won the first season of The Apprentice Asia. He beat 11 other contestants and survived 10 boardroom showdowns. Congrats, Jonathan! (Read more here!)

Optimism at its finest. This hilarious video of an elevator attendant making customers laugh in SM Olongapo has been going viral on social media, and even made it to ABS-CBN's news show Bandila. You go, ate! Check it out below.

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The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team prevailed over Saudi Arabia yesterday with a final score of 78-66. This was their first game for the 27th Fiba Asia Men's Championship. Keep it up, boys! (

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