KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Of lady golfers & PNoy’s ‘star’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 September 2011 15:12

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God…” (Romans 15:7, the Holy Bible).
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LADY GOLFERS WELCOME, TOO! Attention, lady golfers: you, too, can join the “First President’s Cup Golf Tournament” of the Rotary Club of Intramuros, which will be held on October 8, 2011, starting at 6:30 in the morning, at the Club Intramuros Golf Course in Intramuros, Manila. There is going to be a separate division of the tournament for you.

As it is, lady golfers can try their lucj in the “hole in one” competition during the tournament, where the winning golfer will have as a prize one brand new Kia Picanto car. If interested, I can be called for further details at 0917 984 24 68 or 0922 833 43 96, or you can just proceed to the Intramuros golf course on competition day, whether you have purchased an entry ticket or not.
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PNOY A REAL “STAR” VS. CORRUPTION: Indeed, President Benigno Aquino III has every right to be treated as a “star” among world leaders. Fact is, he is the only chief of state in that gathering that has launched a big fight against corruption in government, never mind if others in the Philippines, including the influential Makati Business Club, think that the fight is really empty and will not produce any tangible results.

The President’s drive against corruption is considered a “big thing” by many foreigners who have been of the unrelenting perception that the Philippines is, and will always be, home to the most corrupt government and business  leaders and officials who have no qualms about corruption and about stealing anything from staplers to coupon bonds to billions of pesos in cash, just to line their pockets.
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CORRUPTION COMES FROM LACK OF FEAR IN GOD: Indeed, why are many of our government and business leaders corrupt and prone to graft? There is only one reason for this: it is because most of these leaders no longer have the fear and love of God in their hearts, enabling them to do even the most despicable thievery, in public yet, of funds and properties rightly belonging to the people.

Because these leaders do not fear and do not love God, they have convinced themselves that they can get away even with the most murderous act. And so they abuse, they steal and they plunder. And they even kill. Because their hearts have been darkened by a lack of fear in God, they go about their evil ways thinking that they are not going to be punished.

But this is foolish thinking. God will surely bring every deed into judgment, whether done in public or in secret, whether good or bad, as the Bible, in its Ecclesiastes 12:14, confirms. And God is there somewhere, no matter how the unbelievers may deny His existence, watching those who are doing good and those who are compiling eternal punishment for themselves even now.
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GOD’S CURSES, PART XII: Deuteronomy 28:15-68 also contains the following God’s curses for a people who no longer read His Bible and who no longer obey His commands:

“… The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly…”