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If You Are With A Suicide Bomber, What Will You Do?

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If you realize that the person in front of you, or a foot away from you is a suicide bomber, what will you do? 
Suicide bombers are there because they want us to be terrorized, to be paralyzed by fear.
And when our mind is not conditioned to really counter the fear, when we are on that situation on that very second, we can be paralyzed by fear.

So to counter it, we should condition our mind for it.  Research, google on stuff about it. Encourage the town officials to conduct self-defense training. Increase social alertness, not just awareness.
For ourselves, what do we do?  Like, once we come across a suspicious person, say the person is sitting beside us watching basketball in the arena, wearing bomb vest and looking agitated, what do we do about it? Do we wait for some other people to notice it?  If we are very sure about the person, and there's no time, how do we keep their hands away from detonating the bomb? 
We have the Police forces. But what if the bad elements slip the si…

A Letter from a Nagging Wife

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Each of Us Has Been With A Super Hero

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Nine months caged in a bag.  Inside a human body.  Inside your mom's body.  And that was just the beginning for your hero's journey in carrying you through.
Or maybe not.  Maybe someone else took that job from your original hero.  Maybe someone else became that hero for you.  And you also call that hero your 'mother'.  Maybe a second mother but still a 'mother'.
Filipino mothers made it to the headlines this year.  A mother filled and consumed by tears of sorrow for the innocent daughter in jail, a hopeful mother for a son bringing glory to his country and to God with his very own body on the line, a mother grieving for a son defeated by illness.



Its very easy to judge these mothers over the net, criticizing them, finding faults, making fun of them, as if they their pains are just any normal pain our own heroes suffer everyday.





It doesn't take a mother to understand another mother.  No.  A child who has been loved by a mother can understand any other mothe…

All Philippine Heroes of the Past Died for Nothing

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AQUINO GOVERNMENT, YOU ARE TRASHING THE BLOOD OF OUR HEROES WHO FOUGHT HARD TO LIBERATE OUR COUNTRY FROM CONQUERORS OF OLD DAYS.  Now,  conquerors have resurrected and YOU ARE GIVING AWAY OUR LAND  SO EASILY WITHOUT A BLOOD SHED!!!  
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YOU ARE A SITTING DUCK AND A LAME LEADER, MR. PRESIDENT.  YOU SHOULD STEP DOWN BECAUSE OUR COUNTRYMEN DO NOT DESERVE YOU.  YOU ARE NOT A REAL FILIPINO IN WORDS AND IN DEEDS.  
How dare these people from the present government commemorate so much Mr. Ninoy Aquino and Mrs. Aquino's legacy and yet trash the hardships and biggest contributions given by JOSE RIZAL, ANDRES BONIFACIO and all the other heroes of their times.
FOR PHILIPPINE'S SAKE, HAVE THE DECENCY TO STEP DOWN, MR. AQUINO.  
Yes, those who might replace this present leadership might be as evil and can put us in a different ugly situation but we have dealt …

Netizens' Fasting for Lent

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There is a different kind of fasting a Christian can do this lent:   Restraint from expressing anything negative on the internet, on fb, on twitter, anywhere on the net. No matter how honest it may be. Just restrain.
Fast.
Expressing negative feelings, specially frustrations, can always provide venue for arguments, misunderstanding from people you know, from people you don't know. You may be able to vent out but there will always be someone to talk back and you'll never hear the end of it.
This lent, lets fast for peace. For netizens. For those who bully. For those who steal identities. For those who see the internet as venue for scams and deception. For those who are so lured and willfully ignore their family or work responsibilities in exchange for the entertainment they get from the internet. For those who are so close-minded that each time they see something that opposes their belief, they would scream their minds out with all the curses and exclamation points and ev…

"I Didn't Know How To Read The Bible"

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Who was the first person who taught you about the Bible?
For me, it was my mother.  We started with Bible for Kids, you know, biblical stories with pictures on glossy pages. I think it was David and Goliath.

But reading the actual Bible?  I first learned to open the Bible when I was in elementary.  I think I was in grade four then.  We had the religion subject and each day, there was an hour allocated for that. ( Learning first time how to pray was a different story because that started from home through my grandmother way way back before I started going to school.)
I remember my teacher reading us stories from the Bible.  She would open up her little book and read it out loud. Not very long like that in the churches though.  It was enough to put to our heads that there is such a Bible where God speaks to us and where we can learn the things about Him.
It was on the sixth grade where we were taught how to read the Bible in terms of chapters, the verses numbers and all that, like lear…

ISIS

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Non-believers of extreme Islamic faith are targets of ISIS. They kill like those you see in movies of old settings:  burning people alive, crucifying, enslaving children, treating women like cattles.

The big issue is, THEY ARE ON THE RISE.  Their recruitment worldwide probably employs convincing strategies that even those young people from non suspecting countries have had reports of joining. Children as young as seven year old are being taught to kill.
Can you imagine if they become everywhere in the world and do these things?  You'll say THE TIME HAS COME.  You'll remember what REVELATION in the Bible has said.
If you are a Christian, you should know about ISIS so you can do your part.  ISIS is non like the other terrorists in our history.  Google it.  Look at the news.  
Prayers and fasting should take part in this battle.  No time for petty quarrels among different sects of Christian faith.  Pope John Paul II has taught: "Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example …

Aquino DID NOT Learn From Pope Francis

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"I am here to be with you – a little bit late, but I’m here."  
The Pope had to travel miles away just to get to our mourning people  From the time he saw the news from Rome, he had decided to come.  Maybe if there wasn't so much preparation for his protection, for sure he had gone to visit the typhoon victims the very same day or after.
And for sure, he would want to do that again to the 44 fallen soldiers' families if only distance is not an issue 
BUT WHAT ABOUT MR. BENIGNO AQUINO III?  WHERE WAS HE WHEN IT COUNTED THE MOST???  WHENEVER THERE WERE TRULY SORROWING PEOPLE, WHEN HE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH HIS PRESENCE, WHERE WAS HE???    DID HE EVEN WANT TO BE WITH THEM?  SO MANY EVENTS ALREADY THAT HE WAS MISSING IN ACTION.
The Pope said, GO TO THE POOR.  But where would Mr. Aquino always go on the very times he was needed most by those who were grieving or devastated by calamities?
IT ONLY TAKES A SINCERE HEART TO BE ABLE TO FEEL WHAT OTHERS ARE GOING THROUGH. …

Thank You, Pope Francis!

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“Put the poor at the centre. If we fail to do so, we fail to understand the message of Christ.”