KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: RP wins over Great Britain in novel writing PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 December 2014 11:39

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe…” (1 Timothy 4:10, the Holy Bible).

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RP EDGES OUT GREAT BRITAIN IN MOST NUMBER OF NOVELS IN ONE YEAR: This one is for the Guinness Book of World Records. The Philippines is now listed as the world’s most prolific country in novel writing, edging out Great Britain who has held the record for the last 31 years, or since 1983, after British novelist Ms. Barbara Cartland wrote a total of 23 novels in just one year.

On November 22, 2014, the Philippine’s historical novelist, Norbert L. Mercado of San Manuel, Tarlac, smashed Great Britain’s record by finishing 24 historical novels from January 1, 2014 to November 22, 2014. Mercado is still writing additional historical novels and hopes to finish one or two more books by December 31, 2014.

The 24 historical novels written by Mercado so far are the following: “Morning Glory, March 2014; “Love is beautiful”, March 2014; “Prepare for Eternity”, March 2014; “Dulce Extranjera”, March-April 2014; “Blessed art thou among women”, April 2014; “Golgotha!”, April 2014; “The battle of Manila Bay”, May 2014.

“Move the mountains”, May 2014; “One summer day in Cana”, August 2014; “A father’s love”, August 2014; “Mercado Island”, August-September 2014; “Golan Heights”, September 2014; “A summer day in Paris”, September 2014; “Kuwait is burning!”, September 2014;  “A year without summer”, September 25-30, 2014.

“Goodbye Babylon!”, October 1-5, 2014; “Pilgrims to Jerusalem”, October 6-8, 2014; “Oh, Jerusalem!”, October 9-13, 2014; “The bridge of Sangkhlaburi”, October 13-16, 2014; “The bamboo bridge”, October 17-20 2014; “Escape to Tarshish”, October 20-23, 2014; “Nineveh!”, October 23-25 , 2014; “Thailand summer”, Ictober 26-31, 2014; and “Break the world record!”, November 6 - 22 , 2014.

“We have crossed the finish line , with the Lord God’s strength, mercy, and guidance.Thank you and praise God for your prayers and support to the Philippine’s Project Jericho,” Mercado said.

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MERCADO NOVELS AVAILABLE ONLINE: All of these novels can now be bought through credit card or Paypal in any country in the world where there is Internet connection. To see the novels, kindly log on to his blog, norbertmercado.weebly.com,  and click the links to Amazon , Barnes and Noble , Kbuuk, Kobo, Smashwords, Itunes, Apple, and Google. The novels are also available in Kindle, Ipad, Ipod, and in audio form.

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BETTER THAN PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Filipinos are still in shock and could not seem to get over the news that basketball legend Avelino “Samboy” Lim collapsed while playing in an exhibition game, and is now reported to be still unconscious at the intensive care unit of The Medical City in Pasig City. The question uppermost in the mind of many is, how can a thoroughly athletic individual like Samboy could suffer something like this?

Indeed, it would seem an incongruity of the highest order—a physically well-maintained guy becoming suddenly unhealthy! But then, the Bible has the answer, and every Filipino may want to consider what 1 Timothy 4:8 is saying: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance…”

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