KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Boracay deteriorating; jury system for RP PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:09

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land…” (2 Chronicles 7:14, the Holy Bible).

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CHRISTIANS MUST UNITE VS. WATER WOES: Since there is no one in government who is interested to explore the spiritual angle of droughts and hot temperatures in this country nowadays even if water levels in many dams have gone critically low and are threatening to deprive Filipinos of water, I might as well call on Christians and other believers to pursue more vigorously their Bible studies and prayer meetings as an antidote to this grave problem.

If Christians and other believers insist on sincerely listening to, and truthfully obeying, the Word of God through His Bible, then droughts and hot temperatures may yet be licked and ultimately solved, given the Biblical prophecy in its Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22-23 that people who no longer listen to, or obey, God, will suffer those curses until they are killed.

The story (in Genesis 18 of the Bible) of Abraham pleading with God to stop the destruction of Sodom if there are at least 10 righteous citizens in that town  illustrates the necessity of listening to the Word of God and obeying His commands. If there are at least 10 Filipino Christians who are truly righteous in their lives, the Philippines may still be spared of destruction.

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BORACAY DETERIORATING FAST: Boracay officials should start considering limiting the number of tourists who can visit the resort island known the world over for its white sands and clear waters. Viewed from pictures posted in social networking sites like Facebook for the period April 30, 2014 to May 04, 2014, Boracay is simply overflowing and filled to the brim.

One picture contained a caption: with countless people vomiting and “pooing” all over Boracay waters at the same time, it wouldn’t be long before Boracay deteriorates beyond repair to become a mere ghost of its glorious past. Maybe, some kind of a prior registration of tourists wanting to come in can be done to regulate the number of Boracay visitors at any given time.

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DOT MUST CAMPAIGN FOR OTHER RESORTS: And then again, if only tourism officials led by Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. are not sleeping on their jobs, they could campaign for other beaches in many other areas in the Philippines where tourists can go instead. The problem is that, after successfully launching the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign, Jimenez suddenly froze in his tracks and seems to have vanished into thin air!

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PNPA GRADS MUST HEAD PNP: The only way to solve the escalating dispute between graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and of the Philippine National Police Academy over who should really lead the Philippine National Police (PNP) is to stop the appointment of PMA alumni to head the PNP or to man its sensitive positions. PMA graduates should go to the Armed Forces, while PNPA graduates should go to the PNP.

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MMDA SHOULD STUDY ILOILO CITY RIVER: Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metro Manila Development Authority should try to visit Iloilo City, and study how its officials managed to clean the Iloilo City river from debris and dirt, making it very clean and clear today. Then, Tolentino can apply what happened there to clean the Pasig River, too, and maybe leave a legacy that will make Metro Manilans remember him the rest of his life.

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JURY SYSTEM IN RP? WHY NOT? Maybe, adopting the jury system of trial in the Philippines, where Filipinos from every walk of life are appointed jurors to try and decide cases which are, as of now, handled by just one judge, can be tried now. Proponents are saying that a jury composed of many people will be harder to corrupt. For more information, read  http://www.the-filipino-people.com/  or http://www.the-filipino-people.com/FAQ.html,  or www.philippinejury.com.

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