KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Real story in Arroyo, chopper case? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 13:29

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord…” (Romans 14:8, the Holy Bible).
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BEST WISHES FOR KOKO PIMENTEL: Just exactly what can a senator do to concretely promote justice, freedom and peace, if he has barely two years to serve? I really don’t know, considering that many other senators have been unable to do anything with six or more years, but let us wish the best for Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, and hope and pray he can really do something.

I am sure Koko is a man of God, and is well-grounded in his faith, but I find it disturbing that in the media reports of his first-ever privilege speech last Monday, August 15, 2011, there was no public mention of what role God and spirituality will have in his senatorship.

What this country needs now, at this point in its history and in the history of the whole world, are men and women who are “capable… men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain…” (see Exodus 18:21 of the Bible) and those who, because they are not ashamed to acknowledge God in all their ways, are led by Him in straight paths (see Proverbs 3:6 of the Bible).
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THE REAL STORY IN THE ARROYO-HELICOPTER ISSUE? Now, now, now. The document that Negros Occ. Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo brought out to explain that the Arroyo company, LTA Inc., merely leased and not bought five helicopters from Archibald Po’s Lionair, Inc. could be a hard evidence that could prove Po really lied
in his claims against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo.

For if there is documentary evidence that Po’s company only leased, and did not really sell, the helicopters to LTA Inc., this would mean it is not true that Mike or the Arroyo family owned those helicopters. That being the case, how could have Mike or the Arroyo family sold the choppers to the Philippine National Police (PNP)?
Unless, of course, if the real story was this: Po continued to own the helicopters, and then Mike Arroyo, for one reason or another, was enticed to compel the PNP to buy them as brand new, even if they were already second hand. This kind of a story could explain and synthesize many of the claims being made by Po, Arroyo and the PNP on the issue.
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TAKING UP THE CROSS OF JESUS: Here is a series of advices from the Lord Jesus, written in Matthew 16: 24-27 of the Bible, which indicate what we should do if we wish to have an eternal life in His presence: “…Then Jesus said to his disciples, `Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

“ `For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

“ `For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done’…” --Atty. BATAS MAURICIO