‘Kap’ Ray Rico’s shocking defeat

Posted by watchmen
June 19, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold H. Glasow The reason I am writing about the shocking defeat of my friend in the recent barangays elections, Punong Barangay Ray ‘Toto Ray’ Gadong Rico of PHHC Block 22 in Iloilo …

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Tarlac is home not only of patriots but traitors as well?

Posted by watchmen
June 19, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…The spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons…” –1 Timothy 4:1 Anybody who visits my home province Tarlac, where I grew up and spent my youth, will be amazed by the tag of being an “amalgamation” of various cultures. Indeed, Tarlac …

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Even God detests loiterers, ‘idle hands’

Posted by watchmen
June 18, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…Idle hands bring poverty…” –Proverbs 10:4   It amazes me to no end that some still dare to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s directives banning loiterers along the country’s roads and thoroughfares, ordering their arrest if they continue to idly while away their time on the streets. As I see it, given their senseless attacks against …

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What if something bad happens to you? (Part 1)

Posted by watchmen
June 16, 2018
Posted in OPINION

  When you’re dead, you’re dead. What happens to your business, however is another story… if you planned the leadership and ownership transition, I congratulate you! In your memorial service, you will be remembered fondly! Wait a minute!  No plan? That can be chaotic for your family, children, employees, partners, and the business itself – …

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Reading the Bible: Armor vs. rains, floods, winds

Posted by watchmen
June 16, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple…” –Psalm 19:7   As rains, floods, and winds begin their annual visit to the Philippines, I want to reiterate a reminder from Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, who said those who truly listen …

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Father’s Day is here

Posted by watchmen
June 16, 2018
Posted in OPINION

When Father’s Day rolls around, Sunday, June 17, shopping malls pulls out all their gimmicks and other premium offers in an attempt to see who is the best at bringing in customers. These displays have the children of families thinking about what they will give to their papa, tatay, dad, or itay on the special …

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The heroes called ‘Bayani’

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2018
Posted in OPINION

June 12th marked the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day celebration. After 333 years of subjugation under Spanish rule, the Philippines gained independence on June 12, 1898. However, we are only under the illusion of independence since, until now, we are not yet out from under the banner of America; along with China, whose coast guard harasses …

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The Rotary way

Posted by watchmen
June 14, 2018
Posted in OPINION

A few years back, I had the chance to experience “the Rotary world” in a very modest way. Much like Lions Clubs International, Kiwanis, and Soroptimist International, Rotary International is a service organization known worldwide. My time was spent with two local Rotary Club chapters, where I met club presidents Tata Lacson; Ariston Minez, Jr.; …

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