KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Parents, don’t feed kids with processed foods PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:14

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them… Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path’… (Isaiah 3:4, 12, the Holy Bible).

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PARENTS, DO NOT FEED KIDS WITH PROCESSED FOODS: Here’s a very important reminder from the Department of Health (DOH), for the health, safety, and well-being of the 26 million young children who have trooped back to schools nationwide: prevent them from eating processed meat and other foods with preservatives which contain big amounts of salt, so you can steer them away from cancer and other deadly illnesses.

Dr. Ted Herbosa, DOH undersecretary, made the warning last Monday, June 02, 2014, during the first day of school for School Year 2014-2015, in an interview with me and my partner, Vic Somintac, at the radio program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, which airs daily, Mondays to Fridays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., over Radyo Agila DZEC, 1062 kHz on the AM band.

Dr. Herbosa said that it is 100 % a lot better for young kids and even for adults to be eating fresh foods, or foods prepared by cooking, right inside our own kitchens. Among the processed foods that should be avoided, Herbosa said, are ham, bacon, hotdog, salami and the like. Better give our children fresh fruits, vegetables, and, if it cannot be avoided, meats that are freshly cooked, he added.

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ROXAS, DISASTER PREPARATION, AND THE BIBLE: The directive of Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for local chief executives to start preparing even now for the coming storms is well taken. As the Latin phrase says, “Amat victoria curam”, or “Victory loves preparation”. But, I wish to reiterate my request that Roxas should include, in all these preparations, the spiritual angle of rains, floods and winds.

For once, Roxas should concede that all previous preparations have not really been effective in eliminating the death and destruction from the natural calamities that visit the Philippines yearly. This is because the most important consideration in battling rains, floods and winds—the spiritual angle—is not given the importance it deserves.

Maybe Roxas should consult a pastor or his priest on this matter. He will be told that in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22-24 and in Matthew 7:24-27 of the Bible, death and destruction from global warming and climate change, and from rains, floods and winds, have been warned to come to a people who no longer listen to God and who no longer obey Him.

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JUVENILE TANTRUM OVER DAP: I wonder what the intention was of the Office of the President in saying that it will abide by whatever decision the Supreme Court will issue on the petitions contesting the constitutionality of President Aquino’s disbursement acceleration program (DAP), or his spending the money representing supposed savings from the budgets given to executive departments, for the other branches of government.

Of course, Malacanang should abide by the decision of the Supreme Court, even if President Aquino would not be happy with the decision of the tribunal. The Supreme Court is the constitutionally-mandated agency of government in the interpretation of laws, and in deciding judicial controversies, and everyone but everyone should obey it at all times.

As it is, statements, like the Palace by the Pasig will follow the Supreme Court’s decision, serve rather as an open threat because it conveys the impression that the executive department could actually chose not to obey, and therefore give rise to a constitutional crisis. This is of course uncalled for, and were it not to be treated as a mere juvenile tantrum, is actually subversive of the rule of law, illegally asserting the superiority of the President over the judiciary.

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REMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph;  “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.