‘Make friends with dishonest wealth’

Posted by watchmen
March 17, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Very intriguing words of Christ, indeed! (cfr Lk 16, 9) We need to go slow, keeping a good grip on our reflex reaction, to know what Christ really meant by them. Otherwise, we can easily misinterpret these divine words. To be sure, Christ did not say that we should generate our wealth in a dishonest …

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Muntinlupa’s road to cityhood

Posted by watchmen
March 17, 2020
Posted in OPINION

On March 1, 2020 Muntinlupa marked its 25th anniversary as a highly urbanised city. When I assumed office as OIC Mayor in June 1986, Muntinlupa was still classified as a fifth class municipality. It was earning approximately P28 million per year which was hardly sufficient to pay for the salaries of municipal employees. Thus, during …

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Sugar rules (Part 1)

Posted by watchmen
March 17, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The Philippines is cited in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet. It is mentioned as an example of dire oral health problems and, at the same time, a country that is doing something about the issue. That’s because more than nine out of 10 of 12-year-old Filipino children have tooth decay or cavities. The …

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In the name of the Republic

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The caption of the quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General against television network ABS-CBN reads, “Republic of the Philippines, represented by Solicitor General Jose C. Calida, petitioner, versus ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., respondents.” The Solicitor General is thus representing himself to be representing the Republic in the action …

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Looking back and looking forward

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The week between the Solemnity of Christ the King (Nov. 25) and the first Sunday of Advent (Dec. 2), which marks the end and the beginning, respectively, of the Church’s liturgical year, is a good occasion to make a review of the year that passed and a plan for the year to come. I believe …

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Mga Bible verses sa FB, balewala lang

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 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. Mapapasa-inyo 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). *** AND KNK, …

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VMA emergency response team turns 20

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The Visayan Maritime Academy Civic Action Group for Emergency Response Services (VMA CAGERS) recently celebrated their 20th year as a local civic group. The association has been consistent in their role as an advocacy group for campus safety by providing emergency and rescue services. They also foster friendship and camaraderie among students, along with faculty …

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State of the art

Posted by watchmen
March 14, 2020
Posted in OPINION

People nowadays are fascinated, and even obsessed, with getting the latest version of their gadgets. They look forward to having the so-called state of the art. To a certain extent, it’s a fascination that is legitimate as long as it does not deteriorate into an obsession which is already an anomaly and also as long …

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NYC Pinoys refuse to wear masks

Posted by watchmen
March 14, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Panic is highly contagious, especially in situations when nothing is known and everything is in flux.” -Stephen King Despite the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Filipinos in New York City refuse to wear face masks with some not believing it will protect them from the virus. “Everyone can be infected,” said Fely, …

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