Motorcyclists as daredevil drivers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:54

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I will call a swift bird of prey from the east—a leader from a distant land to come and do my bidding…” (Isaiah 46:11, the Holy Bible, NLT).

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MOTORCYCLISTS AS DAREDEVIL DRIVERS: The latest accident where a man and a pregnant woman were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on bumped head on with a passenger bus in San Joaquin, Iloilo the other day should teach motorcycle riders a stern lesson: learn to be humble and cognizant of the reality that in any collision involving motorcycles, death almost always comes to its riders.

If motorcyclists take this lesson to heart, there would be lesser fatalities among them, if and when accidents occur. The problem right now is that motorcyclists inexplicably assume an air of superiority as if they are daredevils on the road, swerving left and right on a tilting and certainly very dangerous manner, and acting as if death would not come to them when accidents overtake them.

Yet, every accident involving motorcycles show the folly of this thinking, because riders and their passengers either get maimed and disabled for life, or die a very violent death. Indeed, if only motorcyclists employed more common sense in their driving, or displayed a greater degree of humility when travelling, many of them would still be living by now. Let us be careful then, motorcyclists!

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WHO IS GIVEN “PARENTAL AUTHORITY”? On our topic on parental authority, it is clear that the Family Code of the Philippines vests the authority and control over the person and property of their children on both the father and the mother.

If there is a disagreement on the exercise of parental authority, the decision of the father prevails, unless there is a court order either ousting him of that authority, or recognizing authority on the part of the mother.

As a consequence of this authority granted by law to the parents, children are obliged to always observe respect and deference towards their father and mother. This obligation however was made to last (quite inexplicably as far as I am concerned) only while the children are under parental authority. The next question is, who exercises parental authority if the father or the mother are absent? Next issue, God willing!

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WORK OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS: Did you know that there are clear indications in the Bible as to where, specifically, is the “east” or “far off land” where Jesus Christ, our  God and Savior, will put up His Church, which is the Church of salvation as hell will not prevail against it?

One of these indications come from Isaiah 46:11 in the Old Testament, which talks about God calling His leader and His people from the “east” or from the “far off land”. We at the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (or AND KNK, Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church believe that God’s “leader and people” from the “east” or “far off land” are called by Him to do His “end time” work.

Now, what is God’s “end time” work? It is that spelled out in Matthew 24:14. Matthew 24 is one of the books in the Bible which describe how the end of the world will come. In its verse 14, Matthew 24 talks about one thing needing to be done, before this end shall come, and it is the proclamation of the Good News of God’s salvation. What is this Good News, and what is its relation to the Chuch of Jesus in the “east”? Continue reading, please!

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