KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Calls for ‘people power’ start PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 July 2014 11:32

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31, the Holy Bible).

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THE WORD OF GOD AS A CURE FOR CANCER: Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, one of my favorite law professors at the UP College of Law in the 1970s, can successfully fight her cancer using not only her “miracle tablet”, but, more so with the Word of God, particularly Proverbs 3:1-2, and 7-8, Isaiah 40:31, and even Hebrews 4:12.

I suggest she should read these Biblical verses everyday, meditate on them day and night, and comply with their commands every second of her life. In Proverbs 3:1-2, there is an assurance that if we put the Word of God in our hearts and in our minds, nourishment will come to our bodies, our days will increase and our life spans will be longer.

In Isaiah 40:31, it is said that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run but not be tired, they will walk and not be weary. In Hebrews 4:12, the Word of God is described as living and active, and permeates where the bones and the marrows, and souls and spirits, separate. In short, the Word of God can make our bodies healthy and strong, and resistant to even the most dreadful diseases.

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CAUTION IN DEALING WITH CALLS FOR PNOY IMPEACHMENT: The allies of President Aquino should take extra precaution in belittling moves seeking to impeach him on account of the decision of the Supreme Court declaring as illegal and unconstitutional his multi-billion peso-pork barrel fund now known as “disbursement acceleration program” or DAP.

As of now, it is nice for them to be sounding so cocky and condescending in saying that since the President controls both the House of Representative and the Senate, he is virtually untouchable and is beyond removal from office because of impeachment. That maybe true, but these presidential allies should not forget the lessons of 1986 and 2001, where incumbent presidents have been kicked out because of “people power.”

It may look quite farfetched at the moment that what the President’s mother did in 1986 could also happen to him in 2014 or anytime before his term ends in 2016, but the possibility is there all the time, simply because “people power” as a means to change governments and leaders is provided for by the Constitution, especially if the people are already sufficiently angered with the corruption and ineptness around them.

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CALLS FOR “PEOPLE POWER” START: This was the gist of the discussions the other day between me and my partner, Malacanang reporter Vic Somintac, at the Mondays to Fridays-radio program known as “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, which airs at 6 am to 7 am over Radyo Agila DZEC, 1062 kHz and heard simultaneously in Luzon (at 1080 kHz in Dagupan City, 711 kHz in Naga City, and 1260 kHz in Lucena City), and in Visayas and Mindanao (at 1224 kHz in Davao City).

Vic and I noted that if the people can no longer expect their lawmaker-representatives in Congress to uphold and protect the interest of the nation in connection with the billions and billions of government funds stolen under PDAF (or the priority development assistance fund) and the DAP (or the disbursement acceleration program), the citizenry may very well resort to the Constitutionally-recognized “people power”.

The fact is that, even now, we have been receiving calls which dwell on the movements of this and that group to jumpstart “people power” all over again. These movements maybe small and insignificant at the moment and may pose no threat yet, but if things do not change for the better in the days to come, they may yet prove to be the embers that could fan out into a devastating conflagration that could burn this country down once more.

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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.