Marcos vs. Duterte

Posted by watchmen
May 6, 2024

  By Ade S. Fajardo Vice President Sara Duterte’s “no comment” on the simmering West Philippine Sea issue drew flak from certain groups, with Akbayan declaring that they are “the most traitorous two words uttered by the second highest leader of the land.” President Bongbong Marcos has defended her silence because it is “not the role …

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Doing good attracts more customers

Posted by watchmen
May 6, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala This is, of course, a common phenomenon. When we do good, we will attract more customers and favor-seekers. When we give some favors to some people, there is always a tendency that more people will come begging for the same favors. We need to be prepared to complicate our life. This …

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Yano’s unapologetic ‘Banal na Aso’

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May 4, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon “Banal na Aso, Santong Kabayo” by Yano is among the most profound and controversial songs in Philippine music history. This folk-punk masterpiece, which paints a vivid picture of social critique, will reverberate through the ages because its relevance has not faded, no matter how much politics and culture change. More …

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On the right track

Posted by watchmen
May 4, 2024

  By Dr. Joseph D. Lim Malaysia is on the right track to end tobacco smoking, especially for those who might start on the habit. There are plans to prohibit children born from January 1, 2007 onwards to smoke tobacco and cigarettes. Ever. And they may not even buy or possess any type of tobacco and …

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Stellar performance

Posted by watchmen
May 3, 2024

By Ignacio R. Bunye  During the Annual Stockholders Meeting of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) on April 23 at Fairmont Hotel, Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (JAZA) highlighted BPI’s strong financial performance, its various regulatory recognitions, its commitment to customer experience, corporate responsibility, and dedication to sustainable banking practices, positioning BPI for continued …

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Be a good influencer

Posted by watchmen
May 3, 2024

By Fr. Roy Cimagala When Christ told his disciples to be the salt and light of the earth (cfr. Matthew 5:13-16), we too should feel addressed by such divine command and make ourselves good influencers in a world that is increasingly wracked by confusion and error despite the apparent lights it seems to enjoy due to …

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May: ‘Save Your Tooth’ month

Posted by watchmen
May 2, 2024

By Dr. Joseph D. Lim May is Save Your Tooth Month, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has declared. In America, the AAE will showcase the benefits of getting a root canal treatment from a specialist. The AAE, based in Chicago, represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of 12 dental specialties formally recognized …

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Labor Day in the digital age

Posted by watchmen
May 2, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon As we celebrate Labor Day, it is time to think about the progress made by workers’ movements. Looking at this day through Karl Marx’s perspective during this period of tremendous technological advancement makes it even more intriguing. Even in this tech-driven modern world, the long-dead Marx and Engels bring up …

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History of PH Christianity thru Yoyoy Villame song ‘Magellan’

Posted by watchmen
May 1, 2024

By Dennis Gorecho March 16 is a significant date in the history of Christianity in the Philippines. It was on that day in 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines, while it was in 1565, or 44 years later, when the Legazpi-Sikatuna blood compact occurred in Bohol. “On March 16, 1521 / When the Philippines was discovered by Magellan / They were …

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Doing things well

Posted by watchmen
May 1, 2024

  1By Fr. Roy Cimagala “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” (Mark 7:37) We may not be able to make the deaf hear and the mute speak, but we should try our best that we can also gain the same reputation as that of Christ. We should …

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