KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Pinoys in trouble abroad: how to help them PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:12

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you listen to, and obey, the Lord your God…” (Deuteronomy 28:2, the Holy Bible).

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TROUBLE FOR PINOYS IN THE WORLD: News headlines during the last five days have been dealing with unfortunate stories of Filipinos facing serious threats to their lives while they are working abroad. The first story is about 40 or so Filipino soldiers working as members of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Syria, who managed to escape death from Syrian rebels only by fleeing in the dead of the night.

The second story is about two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been sentenced to die after they were found guilty of cocaine trafficking in Vietnam. In fact, there is also the story of another OFW, Antonio Espares, who was beheaded in Libya much earlier. On top of all of these, there are countless other stories of misfortune befalling other OFWs in other parts of the world, but which are no longer reported.

Indeed, our countrymen, whose only fault was to seek gainful employment in foreign soils because there are no opportunities for them in the Philippines, will continue to suffer and be killed. This is a curse which was predicted to happen by the Bible a long time ago. We can read about this curse against our children being given to other nations and suffering pain and death while we are unable to help them, in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 32.

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CURSES FOR PINOYS WORKING ABROAD: For the non-Bible readers, here is what Deuteronomy 28:15 provides: “However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you…”

Deuteronomy 28:32 says, on the other hand: “Your sons and daughters will be given to other nations, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand…” In fact, Deuteronomy 28:41 warns of a similar catastrophe in this manner: “You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.”

Then, there is actually a third curse for OFWs, which is a curse for the entire Filipino nation as well who has taken pride in treating our children as exports. This is the curse of broken families, represented by marital infidelity, both for the OFWs and their spouses who are left behind, which is raised in Deuteronomy 28:15 and 30: “You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it.”

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THE ONLY WAY TO HELP OFWs: And if we think more carefully about it, there is a fourth curse for OFWs, likewise already warned about in the Bible, under its Deuteronomy 28:15 and 29. This curse says that all of us, including OFWs of course, shall be robbed and plundered, and there will be no one—whether from the administration or from the opposition—who will help us.

Indeed, there is absolutely no one from the administration or from the opposition in government right now who is able or, perhaps, amenable, to helping our OFWs truthfully and sincerely. While politicians from the opposite sides of the political spectrum claim that our OFWs are the new heroes of the country, there is no concrete action from them to remedy the problems OFWs are facing.

The task of correcting this malady therefore devolves upon true and sincere believers, who have been enlightened that these curses can be healed only by listening to, and obeying, God’s commands. If you are a believer who has received this enlightenment, please persevere in reading your Bible, meditating on its verses, and obeying its commands. This is the only way to help our OFWs.

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