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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 »

Dolphy on ‘do not resuscitate’ status

By Mike Frialde – Comedy King Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon) is reportedly now on a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) status at the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center. According to a source inside the hospital, the 83-year-old veteran comedian has been placed under DNR status since Saturday Read more »

Pinoy finds ‘Purpose’ by designing cover of best-selling US book

By Andrei Medina, GMA News – A 25-year-old Filipino graphic designer in Davao City — Brian Montes — bagged the top prize of design contest for the cover of the re-issued best-selling book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Christian pastor Rick Warren. The contest, conducted by talent outsourcing site Read more »

Born on the 4th of July … or the 12th of June

By Alex Almario/thepoc.net – It was a small tidbit in school, a detail mentioned in Sibika at Kultura, another date that we were required to memorize. July 4, our textbooks said, was our independence day from the time the United States gave us our independence in 1946 until 1964, Read more »

Filipinos ‘occupy’ key NY avenue for 7 hours

By Federico D. Pascual Jr. – While Britons feted their 86-year-old Queen with a fluvial pageant on the Thames and the New York Yankees dealt the Detroit Tigers a 5-1 defeat last Sunday, Filipinos spilled out on midtown Manhattan for an advance “Araw ng Kalayaan” parade. As they number Read more »

1st Pinsker’s hawk-eagle hatched in Davao

The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) has made a breakthrough again by producing the first-ever Pinsker’s hawk-eagle bred in captivity at the Malagos eagle center in this city.