‘Storytelling’ as tourism strategy

Posted by watchmen
March 11, 2020
Posted in OPINION

During Senate deliberations on theP3.37-billion budget of the Department of Tourism for 2019, Sen. Richard Gordon raised the idea that aside from master plans for the infrastructure development of our major tourist attractions, there should also be promotions programs that weave together and showcase the historical and cultural significance of the sites. In short, Senator …

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BPI steps up bayanihan for Taal

Posted by watchmen
March 11, 2020
Posted in OPINION

In the aftermath of Taal’s eruption last month, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) immediately responded by distributing  relief goods to roughly 3,000 individuals (500 families). But even as displaced Taal families have started to return home, BPI does not intend to let up on its Bayanihan efforts. “Beyond emergency relief operations, BPI wants to …

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At the receiving end

Posted by watchmen
March 11, 2020
Posted in OPINION

That’s what we have to be prepared for. If we are to follow Christ seriously, if we are to be consistent in our pursuit for holiness, then let’s be prepared to be at the receiving end of all forms of evil in this world. Christ himself practically said it. When he articulated the beatitudes, we …

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Not-so-golden years

Posted by watchmen
March 11, 2020
Posted in OPINION

As people age, the number of visits they make to the dental clinic declines. The study conducted at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing (New York University) and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa covered American adults 51 years and older. It looked at how often adults, as they age, see a dentist. The present …

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With groanings too deep for words

Posted by watchmen
March 10, 2020
Posted in OPINION

I always feel consoled everytime I read these words of St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans. “The Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (8, 26) And two verses …

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Don’t attack someone for their race

Posted by watchmen
March 10, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That’s so difficult because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it.” –Herschel Walker Asians in the United States are dealing with two viruses: the coronavirus and …

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‘LGUs: pakilusin kontra Covid-19’

Posted by watchmen
March 10, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Kayo at ang inyong (mga pinuno) ay ipapabihag ni Yahweh sa isang bansang hindi ninyo kilala ni ng inyong mga ninuno. Maglilingkod kayo sa kanilang diyos na yari sa kahoy at bato…” (Deuteronomio 28:36, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** “PAKILUSIN ANG MGA LGUs KONTRA COVID-19:” Magbibigay-daan po ang Kakampi Mo …

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People know how to wash their hands now

Posted by watchmen
March 10, 2020
Posted in OPINION

I have been telling people that the dirtiest parts of the body are the hands. Few believed me but others laughed and insisted the rear end was the dirtiest. However, I always insisted, with the dirtiest material on earth being money, such items are held and kept in wallets and purses. Today, with the coronavirus …

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Mercy and fullness of redemption

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2020
Posted in OPINION

What a consoling and reassuring psalm! It should always be in our heart and on our lips. It is what gives light when darkness descends on our life. It makes a life-stirring impulse when things seem to be dead. Psalm 130,7 tells us where we can find this guaranteed mercy and fullness of redemption. It …

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Do not silence us

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Enough is enough! I’ve been watching from the sidelines for awhile without saying anything rash. I tried observing in silence when I realized that being silent is not an option for a country on the verge of a dying democracy. From Rappler to ABS-CBN, the government’s fight against media critics is too much to handle …

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