Is PNoy afraid of the Mamasapano truth? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:32

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases, for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.…” (Psalm 49:16, the Holy Bible).

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HERE’S WHY PNOY DOESN’T WANT MAMASAPANO RE-OPENED: Is it true that the reason why the Aquino government does not want to re-open the investigation of the Mamasapano massacre where 44 elite policemen from the Special Action Force were killed on the birth anniversary of former President Corazon Aquino in 2015 is exactly the same reason why it did not want the public to know the truth about the murder of then Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.?

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IS PNOY AFRAID OF THE MAMASAPANO TRUTH? If President Aquino found it in his heart to finally recognize the heroism of the 44 policemen by giving them, even if grudgingly and belatedly, presidential awards the other day, why would he and his spin doctors refuse a new investigation on the Mamasapano massacre that would bring out the truth on the matter? Are they afraid of the truth? Will the truth about the murder of the 44 be unfavorable to Aquino?

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GOD’S WRATH OVER THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS: So, even the Japanese emperor and empress, the king and queen of Japan, were victimized by corrupt personnel of the Bureau of Customs? This could not have been because of a mere mistake. It is more like an intentional act to rummage through the package intended for the royal couple to see if there is something that can be taken home by the customs examiner. When will God’s wrath come down upon the greedy and the corrupt?

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PERSONS TO BE MARRIED MUST BE PRESENT IN THE CEREMONY: Can one of the partners to a marriage be absent from the marriage ceremony but indicate his conformity to the union by signing the marriage contract later? Is the marriage in this case valid? The answer is no, this is not going to be a valid marriage, for Art. 6 of the Family Code of the Philippines says the parties to a marriage must both be present during the ceremony.

Here is a portion of what Art. 6 says: “No prescribed form or religious rite for the solemnization of the marriage is required. It shall be necessary, however, for the contracting parties to appear personally before the solemnizing officer and declare in the presence of not less than two witnesses of legal age that they take each other as husband and wife…”

What is important, according to the law, is the personal declaration of the man and woman to be married that they are taking each other as husband and wife, which declaration must be made before the solemnizing officer, in the presence of not less than two witnesses who must also be of legal ages.

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THE PROBLEM OF BEING RICH: The rich among us, especially those of foreign descent, appear to be lording it over Filipinos on many aspects of life—money, power, perks and privileges, and even good food and good accommodations. The rich have become the envy of many of our countrymen who wallow in poverty and great want, who cannot even afford to eat three times a day.

But there is a downside to being rich. Let us listen to what have been written about rich people from long time ago, giving comfort to those who are poor: “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded.

“Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter…” So, despair not, you who are poor!

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