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False Peace in the Philippines Before Duterte Came

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False peace:  No bloodshed.  Abiding citizens, in disguise.  Yet in the dark corners, the illegal activities thrive.  As long as nobody is scandalized in public, no physical violence gets out in the open, it is acceptable.  That is false peace in the Philippines.

When everything appears to be according to the law, it's considered 'peaceful'. So the evil people manipulate the loopholes of the law.  Young people are manipulated to becoming movers of the drugs.  Their innocence are used as 'front' while the Commission on Human Rights  openly protects the rights of perpetrators who cannot even be called criminals yet as the 'due process is still on the way'.
False peace.  No bloodshed.  While zombies started growing in the Philippines.
After the Marcos regime, the making of the zombies started.  Drugs entered without noise.  Everybody happy.  
Years gone by, fathers start using family budget to spend for drugs.  Young girls getting raped and killed started plag…

Remedy for Occasional Spiritual Amnesia

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19 7 Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me."  (Luke 22:19)

God knew that without Jesus, we cannot live up to our commitment to God. He knew we will have amnesia at some point.

Or worse, not just 'at some point'.  We do have amnesia every now and then!

One day, we are so spiritually high. Next day, we are floating in a sea of desperation.

One day, we kneel down promising to be a good Christian, Next day, we are spewing fire over anything we can imagine.

We forget. No matter how often we profess our commitment to God.

We do forget. We do forget. WE DO. WE DO. WE REALLY REALLY DO!

AND THAT IS WHY JESUS SAID "Do this in remembrance of me."  



The Holy Communion. First celebrated in the Last Supper. Continuously being done in every single Holy Catholic Mass!  So we don't forget Him.


So, if someone asks you why take the Holy Communion, just …

SMOKE-FREE, LUNG-SAFE PHILIPPINES SIGNED AT LAST!

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Beauty in Vulnerability

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I see beauty in the vulnerability of another human...


We were all born sweet, cute, adorable in the eyes of mankind.  Indeed, we were.  We had that innocence, complete trust and smiles that could melt the hearts of our parents. The beauty of our souls radiated like a beacon light to all our family members then.

Then as we journey through our lives, we get bruises and calluses that tarnish us. We get scars that somehow deminish the light from our beacons, bit by bit.  Until one day, we look at the mirror and realize how difficult it is now for us to smile. We find it difficult to give a stranger that cheerful look, that which could give hope. We now fail to grin to our family members that sends that unspoken 'You have me' words straight to their hearts.

As we journey, we learn to build defenses, we learn not to trust.  We unlearn all those wonderful things that made us sweet, cute and adorable in the eyes of mankind.  We no longer want to be vulnerable. We now want to be strong…

ILANG BESES NA NAGKAACCIDENT SA FIELD TRIP?

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This month's field trip accident is not the first time for Philippines and definitely not for Tanay, Rizal.

4 years ago, same month, same province, lives were taken by field trip.


                       4 years ago, same month, Baguio, lives were also  taken by field trip.







Officials have been stubborn eversince, always finding reasons why not to prohibit field trips by schools.  Maybe, they need to have their own loved ones experience the same tragedies before they get to realize what they should have done a long time ago.

They cannot see the point that the lives of the students should not be entrusted to any institution other than their own families because only those who REALLY LOVE these young souls WILL REALLY TAKE CARE OF THEM while the rest of the people are JUST AFTER MAKING MONEY.









Do You Have An Imperfect Past?

Some of us learn through life by mistakes, making us imperfect with our pasts.  Some of us have even damaged past, not just imperfect, but totally damaged past that moving on is all we would wanna do.  Some of us are judged, some looked down, some become the topic of mindless discussions from time to time.
Cheer up.  Never get affected.  Some blessings are in disguise.
We are blessed because through that imperfect past, we are provided with knowledge that most young people really  need for guidance as they grow up.  With the knowledge we acquire from our imperfect past, we are provided with the choice to become a medium for other souls to be protected from committing the same mistakes we did, or at least present them the consequences of doing the same mistakes.  In essence, we become useful.  We help save souls.

Yes, we are blessed and we can become a blessing to others.
Never get affected by gossipers, by what others may say behind our backs, by those who judge us by our past.  Often tim…

Senator Miriam Fought For the OFWs in Her Last Few Months at the Senate

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I knew I was going to cry the moment I heard the news. But for some reasons, it just won't fall. I knew I was going to be affected this day but for some reasons, it just wont sink in right away. I had to go to work.

I had to wait until my work ended. I wanted to start writing already about her,why her death affects me.
I remembered. A year ago, I signed a petition for OFWs, a petition that originated here in UAE, from a Filipino, addressed to her: To fight the intrusive inspection of the Bureau of Customs on OFWs Balikbayan Boxes.
I searched from my inbox and saw the emails. Our signed petition. And her response.
Yes.  She did respond.

That's when my eyes became like a faucet of tears.
Because that issue was close to my heart. And signing up on that petition was the least I can do to help my countrymen with that issue. And it was given attention by the very first Philippine government official ever that I have really really believed in, the very very first presidential candidate in t…