God bless the INC, Manalo family PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 July 2015 10:55



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many...”  (Jesus, our God and Savior, in Matthew 20:26, the Holy Bible).

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GOD BLESS THE INC, MANALO FAMILY: Much has already been said about the on-going controversy hounding the powerful Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), but there is one thing I am sure of about this: the dispute, whatever may have prompted it, will only result in greater strength for the INC, both here and abroad, under the direction of its third Executive Minister, Eduardo V. Manalo.

I am also sure that if there is really any problem at all between Mr. Manalo and his mother and his siblings, a resolution acceptable to all of them would, in due time, be ironed out, bringing greater unity and oneness among them.

All of them, I know, are too steeped in the teachings of their Church, and more than any personal or any other motivations, their common concern, dream, and aspirations for its work of evangelizing the world with its beliefs will compel them to set aside their differences and work together harmoniously once again. In all these, therefore, I can only say, God bless the INC, and the Manalo Family.

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PUNO’S BSBP WILL ONLY DISMEMBER RP: Lawyer Marlowe Camello, now based in the United States, sent in this reaction to our column entitled “What is missing with Puno’s BSBP (or Bagong Sistema Bagong Pag-asa)?: “BSBP = Federalism. Assuming the following happens: Create the State of Mindanao, create the State of Bangsamoro.

“Create the State of Bohol; create the State of Panay; create the State of Samar; create the State of Leyte; create the State of Luzon; create the State of Cebu; create the State of Palawan; create the State of Jolo; create the State of Basilan; create the State of Etcetera. Then we can have a United Federation of the Philippines. (UFP)

“For a while the so-called UFP may be working together. But in the end some of the Federated States for any reason will lag behind in progress and so that state will simply declare its independence to make a better life for its citizens…”

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BSBP, A RECIPE FOR DISUNITY: Camello continued: “But since, it seems, there is no mechanism suggested to stop government corruption, these states will still be governed by corrupt and untouchable buffalos and its poor people will continue to eat garbage. Then another State will break away and declare its independence.

“Eventually the Philippines will end up like the now defunct Soviet Union.  We can then have a Republic of Bohol.  Then another one, the Republic of Panay, and finally we can have many independent Republics until the entire Philippines will be no more.  The trouble with these Republics is that we will need to have visas in each of these Republics when we visit each of them.

“To my mind, this so-called federalism idea shall turn into a recipe of disunity, starting with the State of Bangsamoro, now being promoted by PNoy. This practice of breaking away at the instance of greedy politicians and political dynasties had been going for a long time in which one municipality will break away from a mother municipality and turn it into city, or a province being subdivided into several provinces.  Now the politicians are thinking even bigger in the form of federalism.”

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