Scary events threaten lives

Posted by watchmen
February 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Whenever there is a catastrophe, some religious people inevitably ask, ‘Why didn’t God do something? Where was God when all those people died?’” –Tony Campolo The two prevailing topics currently sweeping across the Western Visayas are the arrests of suspected drug offenders and confiscation of drugs, and the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV). The virus is …

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BJMP Caloocan City, tricycle ang sasakyan para sa mga preso

Posted by watchmen
February 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “…”’Ako at ang Ama ay isa’…” (si Jesus, ang ating Diyos at Tagapagligtas at Siyang Diyos Ama, Anak, at Espiritu Santo, sa Juan 10:30, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** BJMP CALOOCAN CITY, TRICYCLE ANG SASAKYAN PARA SA MGA PRESO: Kawawa naman ang Caloocan City Jail, isang bahagi ng Bureau of Jail …

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Addressing the plastic problem

Posted by watchmen
February 6, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The problem with plastic materials is that many of them last forever. While some types are considered biodegradable, many require industrial-level processes to be recycled or broken down to harmless materials. Plastics are very useful for many industries. For example, up to a fourth of all packaging used globally are made of plastic. Plastic packaging …

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The letter and the spirit of the law

Posted by watchmen
February 5, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We obviously have to be governed by the rule of law. Without the law, we can only expect disorder and chaos, and all the forms of injustice. But we need to distinguish between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law, and know how to understand and apply the law properly. Ideally, …

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CAB, MIAA, BI: seryoso ba kayo laban sa nCoV?

Posted by watchmen
February 5, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… ‘Ang sabi niya, ‘Kung ako ay buong puso ninyong susundin, kung gagawin ninyo ang matuwid at susundin ang aking kautusan at mga tuntunin, hindi ko ipararanas sa inyo ang alinman sa mga sakit na ipinadala ko sa Egipto. Akong si Yahweh ang inyong manggagamot’…” (Exodus 15:26, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   …

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More panic, more harm

Posted by watchmen
February 5, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” –Simon Sinek Do not be confused of misinformed. There have been cases of death in the Philippines attributed to the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, which is different from the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV). However, …

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Think before you tweet

Posted by watchmen
February 5, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We live in rapidly changing times, thanks to the technological wonders of internet and social media. As fast as we can click and send, we can broadcast messages to friends, relatives and to just about anybody, anywhere in the world. This despite the  fact that Philippines remains the slowest and most expensive – in terms …

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Pride always spoils dialogue

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Especially in our public discourses regarding ticklish issues, we need to see to it that we are most aware of a persona-non-grata that is called pride. We should keep it at bay, exerting appropriate effort to resist its many strong impulses and urges. Pride always spoils dialogue. It feeds on our self-interest to the point …

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Skin deep

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

  People with gums in poor condition may be prone to an itchy skin disease. That is true, anyway, to Americans as reflected in a study conducted by dermatologists or skin specialists at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. According to the dermatologists, dental health and diet may have an impact on the development …

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Gordon, dapat magpaliwanag sa face masks export sa China

Posted by watchmen
February 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON  SA BUHAY: “Kung makikinig kayo sa tinig ng Diyos at susunod sa Kaniyang mga utos…itatampok niya kayo sa lahat ng mga bansa. Mapapasainyo ang lahat ng mga pagpapalang ito kung makikinig lamang kayo sa tinig ng Diyos at susunod sa Kaniyang mga utos…” (Deuteronomio 28:1-2, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** GORDON MAY DAPAT …

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