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Philippines birth control: Filipinos want it, priests don’t

In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is limited for the most part to those with the means to pay. The Catholic Church has fought a “reproductive health bill” in the legislature that would change that. By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times MANILA — Shortly after sunrise, a woman Read more »

FHM Philippines magazine pulls its March cover featuring beauty Bela Padilla after ‘racism’ outcry

Cover shows fair-skinned Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three black models; publisher and Padilla apologize This is the cover of the March edition of FHM Philippines magazine, blastedas ‘racist’ because it shows fair-skinned beauty Bela Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three dark-skinned Read more »

See how Pinoys invaded US comics in the docu ‘Illustrated By’

By Carmela G. Lapena – You’d be hard-pressed to find a Filipino who doesn’t know Superman, Batman, the X-Men and Spider-Man. After all, these superheroes are popular even beyond the comics world they inhabit. They’re everywhere—on television, in movies, and merchandise from action figures to underwear.

Survey: More Pinoys follow their heart, not mind

By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos would follow their heart over their mind when it comes to love, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed yesterday. The survey showed that 54 percent of adult Filipinos would follow their heart, while 45 percent follow their mind. Read more »

‘Even Marcos could not ban firecrackers’

By Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Local fireworks makers said yesterday that the plan to impose a total ban on the use of firecrackers at home during New Year’s Eve would likely fail and benefit only illegal manufacturers. “It is too much. Even (former President Read more »

What Filipinos miss most about Christmas back home

MALOU LIWANAG-BLEDSOE | AJPRESS SAN FRANCISCO – MY first Christmas away from home was four years ago, and was made more melancholy because my mom decided to fly back to the Philippines to spend the holidays with my brothers and their families. I, in turn, spent Christmas with my sister’s Read more »