Filipinos view policemen as criminals PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 September 2017 11:49

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… 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…” (James 5:1-3, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINOS VIEW POLICEMEN AS CRIMINALS: If a survey is to be made among Filipinos today whether they believe the accusations that Caloocan City policemen killed 17 year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, the sure answer would be that, yes, a great number of our countrymen believe the police murdered Kian.

This belief would not only be because of the witnesses who have come out and have implicated the policemen in Kian’s killing, but more because members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) nowadays are widely perceived to be rouges and criminals masquerading as law enforcement officers.

Indeed, in many of the gruesome crimes that have taken place in the midst of Filipinos lately, policemen were either involved as direct participants who committed the crimes themselves, or were behind the crimes either as masterminds or instigators of the assassins and the thieves. O my dear God, what is happening to our policemen now?

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NEW DRUG THAT COULD DELAY AGING AND LENGTHEN LIFE FOUND IN US:  There is a new study in the United States today regarding a type of drug that is said to delay the onset of aging or old age of man. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, are calling this drug the “senolytic drug”.

The initial results of this study was published by them in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on Monday, September 04, 2017, and was led by Dr. James Kirkland, the director of the Kogod Aging Center in Mayo Clinic. According to Kirkland, his team is now testing the “senolytic drug” among mice.

Because of the evident good effects of the “senolytic drug” on mice, Dr. Kirkland and his group are now preparing to test the drug on humans. According to their initial findings, the “senolytic drug” in effect revitalizes or revives and strenghtens aging or damaged cells in the body of a person. As a consequence, illnesses usually associated with old age, such as diabetes, carviovascular disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and blindness, are avoided or cured.

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FAITH IN, AND OBEDIENCE TO, GOD GIVE LONG LIFE : I hope that this “senolytic drug” will have beneficial effects on humans, so that all of us can enjoy longer and more beneficial and enjoyable lives. However, is it not a fact that the life of a human being is measured only until the age of 70 and that any additional years would simply be a gift from God? Would not God get angry if life is extended because of artificial means?

Anyway, there have been pieces of sound advice long given to us to lengthen our lives, even if we do not use drugs like the “senolytic drug”. One of these advices tells us that man will renew his strength, if he trusts in, and obeys, God—they will soar like eagles, and they would walk and run and not be weary.

Too, if everytime we eat and drink we will remember that what we eat and drink would be the body and blood of Jesus—which He gave to us to pay for our sinfulness—ailments and diseases will avoid us so that we will have more days in our lives. Let’s do all of these and good health and long life will surely surround us.

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