Accusations that CJ Sereno must answer right away PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:52

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’SINSPIRATIONS: “… `Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,  and the heavenly bodies will be shaken’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior, in Matthew 24:29, the Holy Bible).

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ACCUSATIONS THAT CJ SERENO MUST ANSWER RIGHT AWAY: In the controversy surrounding Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno today on account of the impeachment complaint against her before the House of Representatives, what I would like to urgently hear real soon is the answer of her camp on what a lawyer-columnist of a major newspaper wrote about her the other day.

Lawyer Oscar Franklin Tan charged that Sereno fully admitted, through the answer she and her lawyers filed to refute the impeachment complaint against her before the lower house of Congress, that she in fact blatantly violated the 1987 Constitution by her maneuvers to stop then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza from becoming a member of the high tribunal.

The actions of Sereno in the case of now Supreme Court Associate Justice Jardeleza, as admitted by her in her answer, Tan argued, violated the Constitutional due process clause becaue she acted as the complainant, prosecutor, judge, and jury in the case of Jardeleza. From where I sit, this is a serious accusation, and Sereno should endeavor to answer Tan right away to dispel any misconceptions his column may have created.

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IN THE FACE OF A DEADLY WORLD, THE ONLY REFUGE IS GOD: Indeed, the world nowadays is living dangerously, with deadly incidents occurring almost everywhere, one after the other. The latest of these incidents was the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, last Monday (Sunday in the US), October 02, 2017, where, as of press time, some 20 people have been confirmed to have died, and scores wounded. As well, a shooting incident occurred in a church in Antioch, Tennessee, USA where one churchgoer was killed.

Let us no longer consider the exact reasons behind these violent incidents. What is important for us to consider is the truth that a great number of other places are unmistakably experiencing the same mayhem. Whether these were caused by terrorism or by personal motivations, we should realize that man should endeavor to be careful all the time.

But, how can man truly take care of himself or of his loved ones? The truth is, nobody has the power to isolate himself or his family from violent incidents. The only One who can give us care and safety is God, so that we all need to understand how we can ask Him to protect us all the time.

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CNN.COM REPORTED “SHAKING” IN THE SKY: Again, many will simply shrug their shoulders about the news written by Don Lincoln for cnn.com on October 01, 2017. This is regarding the discovery, on August 14, 2017, by experts and scientists of “gravitational waves” that came from two dead stars, otherwise known as black holes, which collided with one another with great impact.

According to Lincoln, gravitational waves are waves of magnetic energy flowing through space (including the space here on our earth) arising from the collision of dead stars or black holes, which shook planets and other celestial bodies. While experts hastened to explain that the waves did not pose any serious threat as of now, the possibility cannot be discounted that they could cause great calamities in the near future.

If the truth be told, it has been written in the Bible, based on what Jesus said, that the time will come when, as He is returning to earth for the second time, planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken, with “stars” being hurled to earth in abandon. The Bible did not say it with such definiteness why the planets would be shaken, but what Lincoln wrote for cnn.com could very well provide the explanation.

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