KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Rotary golf tournament draws support PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 September 2011 15:49

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before…” (Joel 2:23, the Holy Bible).
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SUPPORT POURS FOR ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT: I wish to thank, at this point, the many individuals who are now starting to pour their help for the “First President’s Cup” of the Rotary Club of Intramuros, slated to be held on October 8, 2011 (tee off time is 6:30 a.m.) at the Club Intramuros Golf Club in Intramuros, Manila. A list of these generous supporters will be published here in a day or two.

Anyway, sponsors and players are still welcome—the more, the merrier. Please call me at 0917 984 24 68 or 0922 833 43 96. Proceeds of the tournament (which will give away a brand-new Picanto car for the “hole-in-one” winner) will help defray tuition and other school expenses of the children of Aetas from Zambales and Bataan and of poor students from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
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MARTIAL LAW BEING SET UP? It is odd but, even now, I keep hearing many people saying that martial law really did something good for the country during its first years of implementation, that it was corrupted only sometime later, that if only people with integrity and filled with righteousness will be at its helm, martial law can do wonders for the Philippines. Is someone setting up a return of martial law here?
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AMIDST THE BAD NEWS IS THE GOOD TIDINGS FOR RP: Even the International Monetary Fund is now pessimistic about the capacity of the Philippines for economic growth for 2011 and 2012, with its announcement that it is foreseeing a growth rate of only 4.7 for this year and 4.9 for next year, down from earlier forecasts of 5 percent. That’s the bad news.

But the overwhelming good news is that, the Philippine economy is still projected to grow, unlike other world economies which, forecasts say, will not move at all. In England, for example, the news is that many people there have become so poor and desperate that they have started invading private lands and usurping them, to the prejudice of the landowners.
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WOMEN MADE A SEX SLAVE IN RP? A story going the rounds of international news agencies is giving another big black eye, not only for the Philippines’ tourism industry, but for the whole nation as well: a New Zealand woman, Mary Elizabeth Jones, 39, was enticed to visit the country to join a martial arts training program but was turned into a sex slave in Iloilo instead.

The picture painted here is that Filipinos are incurable sex maniacs and the world must be careful dealing with us, especially our male citizens. So much for building up the Philippines! And, really, what is happening to our country, which is supposedly a nation of Christian followers who are supposedly (again!) steeped in  moral values?
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GOD’S CURSES, PART X: What are God’s other curses for people who no longer listen to Him and who no longer obey His commands, after God has sent them foreigners in their midst, as written in Deuteronomy 28:15-68? Here they are: “…They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed.

“They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you…”