My second U.S. election

Posted by watchmen
September 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” – George Eliot The U.S. Presidential Election pitting reelectionist President Donald Trump of the Republican Party versus Joseph Biden of the Democratic Party on November 3 will be the second consecutive presidential elections …

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Burning with desire

Posted by watchmen
September 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Given our notorious tendency to fall into spiritual lukewarmness and complacency, if not coldness, we need to often exert conscious effort to burn with desire and to light up our fire to love God and everybody else. We cannot deny that we often are good only at the beginning of an activity but peter out …

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Economic effects of MECQ

Posted by watchmen
September 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Bacolod City residents felt the economic pain and drain as the city reverted to modified enhanced community (MECQ) until September 30. The sudden pronouncement has brought devastating scenarios to businessmen, entrepreneurs, professionals, and more so to the local populace. While local authorities may claim that the declaration helps in the prevention of the Covid infections, …

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Plastic and other surfaces (Part 2)

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that washing hands and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily prevents the spread of the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that health workers wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Surfaces must be cleaned first by using soap and water, followed by …

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Exciting webinars during self-quarantine

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Five months into self-quarantine, I now have more time to watch webinars which, pre-COVID, I would normally miss. Two very interesting ones were recently held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Philippines. Just to refresh: While Japan surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945 (a day commemorated as VJ …

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The measure of success

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We often hear some people wailing, “The world has collapsed on me!” It is a ventilation of emotional agony, despair, pain, sadness, and hopelessness. Tragic experiences like losing a loved one and other misfortunes trigger these emotional pains. Shock, denial, grief and sometimes, anger outweigh acceptance by the affected person. In some instances, suicidal tendencies …

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Hindi tayo iniwan ng Diyos sa gitna ng COVID-19

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Amang banal, ingatan mo po sila sa pamamagitan ng kapangyarihan ng iyong pangalan, ang pangalang ibinigay mo sa akin.” (Si Jesus, ang ating Diyos at Tagapagligtas na Siyang Diyos Ama, Anak, at Espiritu Santo, sa Juan 17:11, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya). HINDI PALA GANOONG KADELIKADO ANG COVID-19? Alam ba ninyong wala pa palang isang porsiyento …

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Please be welcoming to God

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

This should be the attitude to have in our relation with God. He always takes the initiative to come to us, to knock at our heart’s door. We should be welcoming to him, and more than that, we should be appreciative of his love and concern for us and learn to correspond by knowing, thanking …

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Please don’t go

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.” – Voltaire I’m glad Neil Sedaka, 81, is not among those residents in Manhattan’s Upper West Side now moving out of New York City. I recently told a friend in jest “let’s hope …

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Plastic and other surfaces (Part 1)

Posted by watchmen
September 21, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  survives outside the human body in the air, on objects and surfaces. A study published in March in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that the virus is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. The study was conducted by scientists …

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