Self-esteem and self-importance

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2022
Posted in OPINION

While it is good to have a high self-esteem, it is not when we get fat in self-importance. A high self-esteem is the objective awareness of who we really are. An obese self-importance is an exaggerated sense of our value and importance. It is not good to have a low self-esteem that misses our real …

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Who will trim the trees

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2022
Posted in OPINION

The recent Typhoon “Odette” has shown that trees are also harmful to life and property. One year ago and a few months before the killer typhoon, I was stressing on social media when shall government authorities realize that preserving century or less than a century old trees is not at all worth it?.   *** …

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A cavity-free future

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2022
Posted in OPINION

Tooth decay poses a significant challenge to health care worldwide. Tooth decay and oral diseases affect 3.9 billion people, with untreated tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population. In the Philippines, oral disease continues to be a “serious public health problem,” according to the Department of Health. The prevalence of dental caries or …

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Who will trim the trees

Posted by watchmen
February 3, 2022
Posted in OPINION

The recent Typhoon “Odette” has shown that trees are also harmful to life and property. One year ago and a few months before the killer typhoon, I was stressing on social media when shall government authorities realize that preserving century or less than a century old trees is not at all worth it? *** Yes, …

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Another Epiphany

Posted by watchmen
January 27, 2022
Posted in OPINION

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which falls on Feb. 2, can be considered as another epiphany, another manifestation of Christ as our savior. This time, the manifestation is done not to the three magi anymore, but to two characters, Simeon and Anna. The feast is a good reminder to all of us, …

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2022 is Year of Reconciliation

Posted by watchmen
January 27, 2022
Posted in OPINION

From a family governance perspective, any reconciliation process between acrimonious family members should be initiated and supported by the family. Instead of ignoring the deep-seated and inflamed relationship, family members should pursue reconciliation with the able assistance of a third-party family business advisor under the auspices of a family-initiated council. Reflecting on my article last …

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A caveat to the more gifted

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2022
Posted in OPINION

This is something we have to be most aware and careful about. The more gifted we are, the more humble and child-like we should be. That way the good things and the blessings God has endowed us with and that would make us better than the others or superior to them in some ways, would …

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Mangkukulam and libel

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2022
Posted in OPINION

To say that complainant is a witch and sorceress, the Supreme Court said, is to impute to her a vice, condition or status that is dishonorable and contemptible since it accuses her of having employed the black art; of possessing supernatural power by reason of a covenant with evil spirits; and of having trafficked with …

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Always look kindly at others

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2022
Posted in OPINION

Though we may see the defects and mistakes of the others, we have to learn to look kindly at them all the time. We have to realize that seeing and looking are two different acts. Seeing is just in the level of our sense perception, while looking is already in the level of judgment. The …

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RA 11635—Saving Private Schools from Excessive Taxation

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2022
Posted in OPINION

Last December 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) 11635, which amends Section 27(B) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. This particular section of the NIRC deals with the tax treatment of proprietary educational institutions or private schools and non-profit hospitals. As the principal author of the law, we are …

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