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February 17, 2018 10:36 AM Duterte’s condom joke ‘irresponsible,’ says Human Rights Watch

International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch took President Rodrigo Duterte to task for his latest off-color joke telling returning overseas Filipino workers to use birth control pills and not condoms as contraceptives because condoms “aren’t pleasurable.” In a statement on Saturday, Human Rights Watch Philippines researcher Carlos Conde said it was “irresponsible 6

February 16, 2018 11:29 PM Roque: PH to seek changes in way marine sites are named

While saying it’s not a big deal, the Palace spokesperson on Friday said the government would seek changes in the process of naming undersea features, like those found in the Philippine (PH) Rise. Harry Roque said the current process being followed by the UN-linked agency International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in naming undersea features was controlled 11

February 16, 2018 11:27 PM DFA: China gives ‘no-build’ assurance in sea row talks

China has assured the Philippines that it would refrain from conducting any activities on uninhabited areas in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday. Cayetano said the country had also made “gains” in its territorial dispute with China despite the latter’s transformation of three of seven Philippine-claimed reefs 4

February 16, 2018 11:07 PM US carrier entitled to freedom of navigation, says Palace

Malacañang on Friday said that like any country, the United States was “entitled to freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea, as it commented on the port call of the US aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, in Manila. At the same time, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed hopes that the carrier’s voyage to the disputed waterway would not lead to any conflict 4

February 16, 2018 9:30 PM Petron targets roaring start vs Sta. Lucia; Foton, Generika-Ayala face off

Powerhouse Petron takes the first step back to the crown when it clashes with a souped-up Sta. Lucia Realty squad as the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix fires off Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Battle starts at 4 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers looking to come up with a roaring start in a bid to finally reclaim the title in the tough 3

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Mitsubishi can use CARS for PUV rehab plan: DTI

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said that the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) could participate in the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program using its existing facilities under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program. In his keynote speech during the inauguration of MMPC’s 7

February 16, 2018 10:38 AM Presence of US warship in PH a ‘breath of fresh air’ for Pinoys

For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the presence of a US warship in the country was a “breath of fresh air” for Filipinos. On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Manila for a port visit. “Not being pro USA and anti-China, the presence of USS Carl Vinson in the West Philippine Sea is a breath of fresh air for those of us, pro Philippines 4

February 16, 2018 8:49 AM Palace: Presence of US warship in S. China Sea should not cause alarm

The presence of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the disputed South China Sea should not be a cause of concern as Malacañang said it was part of freedom of navigation. “Sa akin naman po e talaga naman itong kalayaan ng paglalayag ay kalayaan ng lahat. Pati po ng mga warships so hanggang doon lang po tayo . Lahat naman po ay kaibigan ng Pilipinas 4

February 16, 2018 6:47 AM Mighty claims thousands of fake cigarettes sold monthly

MANILA - Tens of thousands of fake Mighty cigarettes are being sold in the market, resulting in foregone tax revenues of P12.6 billion annually, according to a Japanese firm that acquired the company. Some 50,000 to 60,000 fake Mighty cigarettes are being sold monthly, Japan Tobacco Philippines president Manous Koukourakis told ABS-CBN News. Last week, authorities 5

February 16, 2018 6:26 AM Art world mourns Abueva’s passing away

The art world is mourning the death of National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon C. Abueva who passed away today, Feb. 16, at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City. He was 88. Daughter Amihan Abueva told Inquirer her father died at 5:30 a.m. of pneumonia. “We shall miss him tremendously,” said Lay Ann Orlina, wife of sculptor Ramon 9