KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Questions from a veteran newsman PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:05

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people…” (Proverbs 14:34, the Holy Bible).

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QUESTIONS FROM A VETERAN NEWSMAN: Here is a Facebook post of esteemed veteran newsman Pat Sosa Sigue, all the way from Oriental Mindoro: “I can’t help but shake my head. I cannot understand. `The Legal Wife’ has become a top rating (TV show). Many are following and viewing it. They say the story is beautiful.

“Of being unfaithful? Of mistresses? They say they can relate with it. Why? Do many Filipinos have this kind of life?  Is that the reason why they idolize and vote for Erap? And Dolphy was Comedy King when he was still alive? That Vic continues to be the “Bossing” of a noontime show? Why the amulet of Ramon Revilla Sr. continues to be effective?

“Why Leon Guerrero is good at stunts? Why Pacquiao’s punches are devastating? Why Binay and Abalos repeatedly get elected as mayors? And now, Bistek? Jalosjos was jailed for another case. The songs created by Ogie are wonderful. Swanie, Shawe, Dra. Loi and Kristeta are different versions of Monica? Do your governors, congressmen, mayors, councils and even barangay captains have scholars? I don’t want to ask those from media. They have a different license, actually.,,”

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CURSES FROM STRAYING AWAY FROM GOD: And here is something I wrote in 2009: “I am very glad and elated to know that more and more Filipinos are now sharing the thought that all our problems, sufferings and difficulties as a nation have very great spiritual dimensions, and are in fact curses sent by God to us because we have turned our backs on Him.

“I am also encouraged that now, more and more Filipinos are starting to think that the only way to rise above all these would be to find solutions from God Himself, pursuant to the Biblical injunctions found in, among others, Deuteronomy 28:1 and 15 and 2 Chronicles 7:14.

“Enrique Angeles, a member of the Kapampangan Community Worldwide egroup, with email address  enrieangeles@yahoo.com, posted in the Internet a letter addressed to Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio on the matter.

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SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF PROBLEMS: “Here are parts of that letter: `I.  THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF THE PHILIPPINES’ SOCIO-POLITICAL PROBLEMS. As an exemplary Catholic priest, you certainly understand better than any other Philippine politician that the root of the country’s problems are spiritual: the turning away from God.

“ `The manifestations are greed, immorality, corruption, injustices and all the other vices which ultimately produce social chaos, poverty and political instability.  The true and real solution therefore is spiritual: the turning back to God.  Unless, the Philippines turns back to God, we will never solve our problems…

“ `This was shown by Moses in the book of Exodus when God commanded Moses to send Joshua to do battle against Amalek with the sword, while Moses raised his arm in prayer in pre-figuration of the pose of crucifixion.  The lesson being, it is not enough to pray; we must also do battle.  And we cannot win the battle without praying. The Cross and the Sword go together’…”

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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.