Poll bets taking contributions: bribed, corrupted PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:38

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God…” (John 1:12-13, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINOS ARE NOT REAL CHRISTIANS? So, if bribery and corruption are not part of Christian culture, as Manila Archbishop Luis Cardinal Tagle said at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City, does that mean that Filipinos are not part of Christian culture, and are not really true Christians, because bribery and corruption are admittedly rampant anywhere in the Philippines?

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NO ONE HAD NOT BEEN BRIBED OR CORRUPTED IN RP: And since bribery and corruption are not just rampant but practiced widely here, it is clear that there is no one that is qualified to be elected president, vice president, senator, or as any other government official in the 2016 elections. I mean, we may hedge and quibble a lot about many of those aspiring now but, isn’t it true that there is really no one that did not succumb to any bribery or corruption of one sort or another in the past?

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CANDIDATES TAKING CONTRIBUTIONS ARE BRIBED, CORRUPTED: So what then is the ultimate remedy so Filipinos can elect a truly clean official, one that has proven himself or herself immune from bribery and corruption, especially from big businessmen who, early on, have already bribed and corrupted each and every important candidate with huge financial contributions necessary to wage a successful campaign? Can anyone give a suggestion on this point, please?

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WHAT ARE VOID MARRIAGES IN RP? Did you know that there are certain types of marriages that, though they were celebrated, are considered void from the very beginning just the same? Under Art. 35 of the Family Code of the Philippines, these marriages are void from the very beginning: one, those contracted by any party below 18 years of age, even with the consent of the parents or guardians.

Two, those solemnized by any person not legally authorized to perform marriages unless the parties believed in good faith that the solemnizing officer had authority to marry them. Three, those solemnized without licenses, except marriages where licenses are not required. Four, bigamous and polygamous marriages, except where there is absence on the part of the original spouse of one of the parties.

Five, those contracted through mistake of one contracting party as to the identity of the other. Six, subsequent marriages by a party whose original marriage was declared void under Art. 36 of the Code, and yet who failed to fulfill the reporting requirements of the same Code.

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ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD? Here is another set of Biblical verses that prove that even people who originally did not belong to God’s nation can become a part of His people as well. Taken from Acts 2:38-39, these verses actually confirm that once a person becomes a child of God, no matter if he comes from afar, he becomes a part of God’s nation.

The verses say: “Peter replied, `Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call…”

Of course, the big, big question here is this: who were those that the Lord our God called from afar? Biblically, they are those who accepted and believed in Jesus as God and Savior, and who are therefore given the right to become children of God, and, because they are saved by the blood of Jesus, are entitled to become “blood kin of the Chirst”. Yes, these are the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo! Are you?

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