AND KNK: ensuring that the dead go to heaven PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 July 2015 13:44

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil…” (Romans 2:9, the Holy Bible).

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INCOMPETENCE OF DOH, FDA, IN FOOD POISONING: There is a food poisoning phenomenon going on in the country right now, gravely affecting thousands of young Filipinos, and, once again, it is clear the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drugs Administrations (FDA) are both incompetent in dealing with it.

First, these two agencies which have been given billions of government funds (the DOH was even reported last week by former Sen. Panfilo Lacson as a recipient of some P80 billion in discretionary funds in addition to its regular 2015 budget which is also in billions of pesos) have been miserably unable to prevent the occurrence of the food poisoning.

Second, the DOH and the FDA have been remiss in going after the makers of the food or pastries which caused the food poisoning so that, at least, criminal charges could be filed against them. Why is this happening when DOH and FDA have plenty of government money to use in solving the problem? Where are they spending their money on, Health Secretary Janet Loreto Garin?

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MILLIONS OF REASONS FOR INCOMPETENCE? In my life as a free legal aid lawyer, I have come across this incompetence and ineptness of the DOH and the FDA in running after rich and powerful crooks masquerading as food processors or food manufacturers, to the detriment of millions of poor consumers who rely on cheap canned commodities for their daily food.

I have already given them copies of documents which showed, for instance, that a big food manufacturing company which specializes in offering products that are priced so low had been found to be maintaining dirty and filthy food equipment and laboratories. Yet, it does not appear that the DOH and the FDA ever did something against the manufacturer.

Instead, some officials of the DOH and the FDA even badmouthed me, saying I have no business meddling with their incompetence. Now, why would government functionaries, such as those from the DOH and the FDA, get angry when their attention is called about unhealthy food processing practices? There should be millions of reasons for this, I am sure. Secretary Garin, are you listening?

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AND KNK: ENSURING THAT THE DEPARTED GO TO HEAVEN: There are current Facebook posts that contain greetings to people who are already dead, with statements that the deceased are already in heaven, in God’s embrace. One of them pertains to Diana, the late Princess of Wales. Well, I hate to burst the bubble, but, when one is a Bible believer, it is clear that no person ever goes to God or to hell directly after death.

According to the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo Church (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church, the Bible teaches us, in its various verses, that the souls of people who die are imprisoned in a place which could aptly be called the “prison of souls”, apparently to await judgment at the end of time.

Consequently, it is not Biblically correct to be saying that the dead are already with God or are already in heaven. That would in fact be lying or, at best, wishful thinking, which may deprive the heirs of the deceased the opportunity to do what the Bible preaches as a way to assure the journey to heaven of the dead. You wish to know more about this? Call me or email me, in my email address and numbers below.

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PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to www.facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.