KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: No reason to celebrate Independence Day? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2011 14:27

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “He says, `Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth…’ ” (Psalm 46:10, the Holy Bible).
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NO REASON TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY? Malacanang, through Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, underscored the impertinence of celebrating our independence day when, in an effort to say something about the escalating conflict between the Philippines and China over the Spratly Islands, she literally begged the United States to come to our aid in case a shooting war develops.

What independence are we talking about when, as Valte clearly demonstrated, we can not even defend ourselves from our own enemies, needing the help of another country, the US, which, incidentally, immediately said it will not really help us in our conflict with China?

Indeed, why will US embroil itself in the Philippines’ dispute with China when China literally owns the US now, with trillions and trillions of dollars in loans to the American government? So, can we really say, Filipinos are independent? Malacanang knows we are not!
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PHL NEEDS SOLAR ENERGY: Sen. Sergio Osmena III must be kidding us with his opposition to the use of solar energy in our country. In the US and in many other countries where solar energy is being used, great sums originally allocated for electricity are already being diverted for more facilities and improved business directions, precisely because solar energy reduced or even eliminated electric bills.

Why should the Philippines be disallowed from enjoying the same benefits of using solar energy? Osmena must be interposing objections to solar energy out of his desire for Filipinos not to stop using their present sources of electricity---and thereby continue enriching present players in traditional energy sources.
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TRUSTING GOD NO MATTER WHAT: Hermisa Cejas, a toilet attendant at the Mandaue City (Cebu) public market, is one shining example of a person who trusts in God with all her heart, according to what Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight”.

She is poor and needy, and her children have dropped out college for lack of funds, and yet she finds it in her heart to be returning cash and other valuable items to their owners who have left the money and the properties in the toilet she is assigned to. Her recent act of godliness was returning some P250,000 to a meat supplier who unknowingly left the money in the toilet.

In an interview with the Inquirer, Hermisa said she never doubted that God will help her and her family get through the financial scarcity they have been experiencing, especially so because they are bent on pursuing righteousness in their lives.

Indeed, her faith is paying off, because she is now being groomed for a much better position at the Mandaue City Hall, although she says she is satisfied with her present job as a toilet cleaner. Let us imitate her and trust God, too, and taste and see the goodness of the Lord. --Atty. BATAS MAURICIO