COVID and sleep apnea

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in OPINION

(By Dr. Joseph D. Lim and Dr. Kenneth Lester Lim, BS-MMG, DDM, MSc-OI)   Adults with sleep apnea may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and death from the virus, the United Press International (UPI) reports. The U.S. National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. (We have no figures for …

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Reversing ‘knowing me, knowing you’

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2022
Posted in OPINION

That Abba song, “Knowing me, knowing you,” while having a very nice tune typical of their brand of music, actually has a very sad message because it is about a break-up of two lovers. It highlights what they consider to be the irreconcilable differences between the two. “Knowing me, knowing you,” it says, “there is …

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A crisis, an opening

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2022
Posted in OPINION

This is how we should react whenever we are into some crisis. We have to look at it as giving us another opening, another opportunity to explore the different possibilities not only survive but also to prosper. If we have trust in God’s providence, if our faith is strong and abiding, we know that as …

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Close encounters with 2022 National Artists

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat! Tayo ang gumagawa ng himala, tayo ang gumagawa ng mga sumpa at ng mga Diyos, walang himala!”  These are famous lines popularized by Nora Aunor in the iconic film “Himala” written by award-winning playwright Ricky Lee. “Himala” is widely considered one of the greatest …

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‘You are wasting your prime years’

Posted by watchmen
June 28, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“Everybody is on their own timeline. You’re right where you need to be.” – Anonymous   “You are wasting your prime years,” these are the exact words my friend told me a week ago. Her statement made me think about my life. So, I asked myself if I really am wasting my years. As people …

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Breach of a promise to marry

Posted by watchmen
June 22, 2022
Posted in OPINION

A mere breach of a promise to marry is not an actionable wrong as long as it is not of such extent as would palpably and unjustifiably contradict good customs. In any case, the party seeking to recover damages must have acted in good faith. I was still a freshman at the UP College of …

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Gradually, as on an inclined plane

Posted by watchmen
June 22, 2022
Posted in OPINION

This should be our approach as we propose to everyone that we aim at the ideals presented to us by Christ, and now by the Church. We should avoid just ramming them in on the throats of people without considering how ready they are in accepting and living them. Let’s remember that these Christian ideals …

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Intimacy with God most important

Posted by watchmen
June 21, 2022
Posted in OPINION

We have to do everything to have intimacy with God all the time because that is the best and proper condition for us to be in this life. And by intimacy, I mean not only involving our mind and will, such that we have an abiding awareness of God’s presence in our life, but also …

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Mouthwash

Posted by watchmen
June 21, 2022
Posted in OPINION

You might think that mouthwash is something that, well, you wash your mouth with. Beyond its useful role in oral health, mouthwash will be worth US$ 9,272.13 million by 2027 in the global market, up from US$5,980.35 million in 2019. The increasing cases of oral health issues, an aging population, and product awareness are expected …

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