The homily

Posted by watchmen
October 25, 2021
Posted in OPINION

But what I can say is that, first of all, the homily is an integral part of the Mass, and as much as possible, should not be omitted, especially on Sundays and holy days of obligation. It should be given its due importance and understood properly by both the priests and the faithful attending the …

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Statement of condemnation

Posted by watchmen
October 25, 2021
Posted in OPINION

President Duterte’s directive has created an unnecessary constitutional crisis in the middle of a pandemic that has wrought havoc on the lives of Filipinos. The President must respect the constitutional exercise of power by a co-equal branch of government. The President must allow the Senate to perform its constitutional oversight function in investigating possible anomalies …

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The indispensability of the cross

Posted by watchmen
October 23, 2021
Posted in OPINION

We have to understand then that the cross is not something optional, though it has to be embraced as freely as possible. We should avoid thinking that since the cross is necessary, we should just force ourselves to accept it. That would be a wrong and dangerous attitude to have. That’s right. The cross, given …

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When the baby turns 1 year old, visit the dentist

Posted by watchmen
October 23, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Early dental visits are not just for infants. They are recommended for parents to educate them about childhood oral health. Tooth decay is preventable. Left untreated, however, it can lead to pain, infection and potentially life-threatening issues. Indeed, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Public Health Association and the American Academy …

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The key to fidelity

Posted by watchmen
October 22, 2021
Posted in OPINION

It’s the love that will always make us young, new and refreshed, in spite of the passing of years. It is self-renewing and creative, and never runs out of initiatives to look and try new ways of expressing that love in deeds. It’s love, of course. But the real one, not the fake ones that …

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Tolerating but not condoning

Posted by watchmen
October 21, 2021
Posted in OPINION

We have to learn to be tough and be ready to get dirty somehow without surrendering the essential. And we should not lose the hope of overcoming evil, fighting it out till the end of our life, if needed. To be realistic about the concrete conditions of our life here on earth, we need to …

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Rays of sunshine amid the pandemic

Posted by watchmen
October 21, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Social enterprises (SEs) are like rays of sunshine amid the pandemic gloom. As the global health crisis uncovered new challenges, SEs have remained undeterred in pursuing their advocacies to help the communities they serve not only to survive these challenging times, but also to create long-term growth post-pandemic. But the truth is, despite its purpose-driven, …

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Are Chinese family businesses in danger? Part 2

Posted by watchmen
October 20, 2021
Posted in OPINION

In any Asian economy, family businesses contribute more than 60% of any country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and can employ up to 70% of the labor force. Not only do they play a significant role in an economy, but so are their stories, especially for overseas Chinese, whose stories are replete with a deep history …

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Noise and seafarer’s hearing loss

Posted by watchmen
October 20, 2021
Posted in OPINION

If the seafarer suspects that he has hearing loss because of noise exposure on the job, he should see a doctor before disembarkation and get medical records that prove it was most likely caused by years of exposure at work By  Atty. Dennis Gorecho Hearing loss is a serious medical condition for a seafarer as …

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