Touch base with God always

Posted by watchmen
December 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

This is what we should do everyday, even if we give it only a few minutes. That short period of prayer and meditation will surely give us the proper tone and color for the day, whatever may happen along the way.  This is what Christ himself did. There are so many references in the gospel …

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Economic opportunities and challenges in the next normal

Posted by watchmen
December 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Now that we are adapting to the “Next Normal” as required by the COVID-19 pandemic, assessing the opportunities for our economy to recover is imperative. However, there are many challenges to surmount in our bid to recover and move forward from the pandemic.  In the recent “COVID-19 Response Report” by the Oxford Business Group and …

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We have the right to know

Posted by watchmen
December 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

When a candidate stakes his chances in the presidential arena, he does so with full knowledge that he will not run government on the singular platform of peace and order. He will also have to address various issues, including calamities which are a regular occurrence in a Filipino’s life cycle.   The Philippines sits right in …

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When losing is winning

Posted by watchmen
November 30, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We need to be familiar with this phenomenon and eager to welcome it. This is how God treats us given our wounded condition which is prone to undue attachments to earthly things and other anomalies.   Divine logic many times baffles us because God’s ways are different from our ways. St. Paul articulates this predicament when …

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What to do

Posted by watchmen
November 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Not going to the dentist. Is this the new normal?  It sound counter-intuitive, especially since dentists have been highly recommending that dental visits should be regular, at least twice a year, to prevent the start of tooth decay and gum disease. It sounds like the new normal though in the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The World …

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The passions of ignorance

Posted by watchmen
November 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The expression is referred to in one of the passages in the first letter of St. Peter. The complete passage says: “As obedient children, do not conform to the passions of your former ignorance…” (1, 14)  Of course, as human persons, we always have some passions. These are strong emotions that drive us to action. …

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Best in PH

Posted by watchmen
November 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Congratulations to the board and management of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI),  which was recently recognized as the Best Bank in the Philippines for 2020 by Euromoney, the prestigious global financial publication. Established in 1992, the Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence is the first of its kind in the global banking industry.   Euromoney cited BPI’s …

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Picture this

Posted by watchmen
November 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, not necessarily in that order.  That’s what happens if you miss one of the two minimum times you should brush, floss and rinse. In pandemic times, taking good care of your oral health makes very good sense. Good oral health means not going to the dentist for a …

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Why founders refuse to give up control?

Posted by watchmen
November 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

There is a saying, a family is strongest when united. But why is it that all too often, a family owning business is often grievously complicated by friction arising from rivalries involving a father and his son, siblings against siblings, or other family members like uncles, cousins and in-laws that hold positions in the business?  …

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Loving God by loving others

Posted by watchmen
November 24, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We sometimes wonder how we can truly know and love God who is so supernatural and mysterious as to make us doubt whether we can have that possibility. We should wonder no more, because no matter how hard and apparently impossible that endeavor may be, all we have to do is to know and love …

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