Where to find our strength

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2022
Posted in OPINION

To go directly to the point, we can only find our true strength in Christ. There’s no other — no, not in some drugs, therapy, physical stamina, genes, etc. These things only give, at best, some temporary relief. They don’t last for long, and they don’t work all the time. This was affirmed by St. …

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Children with special needs

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2022
Posted in OPINION

(By Dr. Joseph D. Lim and Dr. Kenneth Lester Lim, BS-MMG, DDM, MSc-OI) Parents and oral health professionals are responsible for children with special needs. They need to have the knowledge and skills to prevent oral diseases among these children, recommends a new study published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. …

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Empty suit, no; empty vessel, yes

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2022
Posted in OPINION

We have to be familiar with these two terms that refer to two conditions or states that can characterize our life. One is good which we should try to assume, while the other is bad which, of course, we should avoid at all costs. To be an empty suit is to be quite impressive and …

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How are you after the election?

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t be friends with people who never ask how you’re doing.” – Steve Maraboli How are you now that the election period is over? The 2022 Philippine presidential election was one of the toughest, most controversial and nerve-racking elections ever. It is no secret that …

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When Depression Knocked on My Door

Posted by watchmen
May 9, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“One day, you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.” – Brene Brown I have struggled with depression many years back. Though it was undiagnosed, I was aware of my signs and symptoms. I credited that to my …

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ONE STEP AT A TIME

Posted by watchmen
May 2, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“To live is to keep going forward.” – Anonymous Going forward. These two words are easier said than done. Whether you are experiencing grief over the loss of someone, or get your heart broken over a breakup… Whether you failed a test or you lost a job… Whether it feels like your dream is slipping …

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Tourism and travel must bounce back

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2022
Posted in OPINION

After two long years of pandemic lockdowns of businesses including hotels, resorts and other tourism establishments in the country, this is now the time to have the revenge tourism. Hotels and resorts are now gaining back the momentum of guests coming in.   *** All parts of the country were hit by the pandemic and …

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Mark of a good prayer

Posted by watchmen
February 26, 2022
Posted in OPINION

But normally, even in the worst scenario when we would be feeling low and dry in our prayer, the heart would still beat for love and concern for the others. Genuine prayer can have no other effect. If in prayer we are truly with God, we should also be with others. It cannot be any …

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Christina: dental student, inventor

Posted by watchmen
February 26, 2022
Posted in OPINION

Christina never forgot what she considered the inconvenience of flossing. She has turned that around, this time with the Proxy-Flosser which makes it easier to floss for those with braces. In one motion, the dental tool flosses and cleans around braces – at half the time it took before for those with braces. A glue …

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Tackling political issues

Posted by watchmen
February 23, 2022
Posted in OPINION

This might be considered a political issue itself, as contentious as any other. But I believe we can gather enough consensus to come out with some common rules to guide us on how to tackle political issues properly. Being political persons also, we cannot help but deal with issues that affect our lives as a …

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