KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Dengue vaccine from RP out in 2 years PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 September 2011 15:20

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them...” (1 John 4:16, the Holy Bible).
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DENGUE VACCINE FROM RP OUT IN TWO YEARS: In two years’ time, the Philippines will be able to come out with a vaccine that will take dengue out as a fatal disease in the country, a doctor who is a  top official of the National Committee on Urban Pest Control (NCUPC) told Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Intramuros, District 3810 of Rotary International, last Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Dr. Metodio Palaypay, executive director of NCUPC, said dengue as a dreaded disease will become a thing of the past when the vaccine is ultimately released. Palaypay was one of two guest speakers of the Rotary Club of Intramuros during its regular meeting Thursday.

He reiterated that his position that dengue cannot be defeated by acts like cleaning esteros and filthy surroundings since, he said, dengue-carrying mosquitoes (the Aedis Aegypti types) do not thrive in murky and dirty waters but in clear waters like those in pails and containers.
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FASTING AND ITS MEANING AMONG MUSLIMS: Fasting has a technical meaning among Muslims who observe Ramadan on an annual basis, and this includes abstaining from food, from water, and from any sexual activity during the entirety of the Ramadan month, former Commissioner Mehol K. Sadain of the Commission on Elections disclosed during the same Rotary regular meeting.

Sadain was also a guest speaker during the September 15, 2011 meeting of the Rotary Club of Intramuros. He talked about fasting during the Ramadan, explaining that, pursuant to Muslim traditions, the abstention from food, drinks and sexual activity is supposed to be held only from sunrise to sunset, which is approximately a period of 14 hours.

He clarified, however, that after the sunrise to sunset fasting, Muslims can resume eating, drinking and any desired sexual activity. He said the requirement of fasting among Muslims is intended to generate self-restraint in a person, to enable him to have fear and love of God.
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GOD’S CURSES, PART VI: More of God’s curses are provided for by Deuteronomy 28:15-68 of the Holy Bible: “The sights you see will drive you mad. The LORD will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

“The LORD will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the LORD will drive you.

“You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off…”