It’s still a long way to go for Poe PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 15:26

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes…” (Ephesians 6:10-11, the Holy Bible).

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IT’S STILL A LONG WAY TO GO FOR POE: I would have wanted to congratulate Sen. Grace Poe for winning two temporary restraining orders from the Supreme Court, thereby enabling her to stop two orders from the Commission on Elections that disqualified her from the 2016 presidential elections, but it is still a long way to go for her.

I’d rather pray for her at this point, to ask God’s directions for her. The fact is that the Supreme Court as a whole will still have to decide whether to continue the temporary restraining orders which its Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, issued this week. The temporary orders could become permanent, or they may be set aside altogether.

In the meantime, Poe cannot fault her supporters and her financial backers if they start entertaining the idea that there is now a big and heavy baggage in her campaign and candidacy, considering the uncertainty generated by the disqualification orders against her. Well, as the Bible, in its Ecclesiastes 3:1 is saying, there is a time for everything, and it would do Poe well for Poe to consider the possibility that 2016 is not her time.

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RULES WHEN LENDING MONEY TO OTHERS: Perry S., from Bacoor City, Cavite has a problem. He loaned P50,000.00 to a friend who promised to pay him before December 25, 2015. Yet, that day is long past and gone, and no payment is made. He texted me to ask what he can do, and, in the future, how he can assure being paid what he lent.

First, to recover the money that was lent, a lender must write the defaulting borrower a demand letter, asking for the payment of the loan, within a certain period of time, say three days. If the borrower still will not pay despite receipt of the letter and despite the lapse of the period, the lender can already sue in court for payment, and for legal interest, damages, and attorney’s fees.

Second, it would be wise for any lender to be asking any borrower to tender a check to the lender, which could be encashed at the date stated on its face, if no payment is made. Any dishonor of the check could result in estafa and bouncing checks cases. Then, the borrower must also be asked to mortgage to the lender any valuable property, which could be foreclosed upon in case of non-payment.

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IN WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR: Here are some tips to ponder about as 2015 gives way to 2016: first, the times are evil, and totally uncertain. Nobody seems to care for others anymore. On the contrary, everybody appears too willing to take advantage of others, to the point of remorselessly committing a crime or two, under the direction of evil spirits. In times like this, there is only one refuge, and it is Jesus, our God and Savior.

It would do well therefore for believers to be stronger in their faith in Jesus as their God and Savior. It is said that we should all be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. To achieve this, we should put on the whole armor of God, which are the truth, righteousness, gospel of peace, faith, and the Word of God.

We should also pray, without ceasing and on all occasions, in the Spirit, with all kinds of prayers and requests. These prayers should not only be for ourselves, but for all others that we love and care for as well, particularly our family members, loved ones, and those who share our spiritual beliefs. This is the only way to fight the spiritual forces of evil that now control many unsuspecting people!

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