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Thursday, 27 October 2011 14:35

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Ephesians 5:19-20, the Holy Bible).
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WHY IS THE MILITARY AVOIDING BASILAN? The barber regularly cutting my hair from UP Diliman, Quezon City, has a pungent question on the on-going military bombardment of Zamboanga Sibugay to flush out lawless groups which, loosely translated, says: “It appears that the military really has the capacity to bomb the rebels in the first place, why did they have to wait for the 19 soldiers of the AFP to be killed first?”

The driver of the law office where I work, a former policeman, also has a question, which echoes our column the other day: “why is the military pulverizing Zamboanga Sibugay, and not Basilan? Were not the 19 soldiers killed in Basilan? Why is the military avoiding Basilan?”
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BOYBANTING, NEMESIS OF THIEVES: Ernesto Boybanting, a member of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), must be promoted several ranks higher, for bravery in line of duty after he singlehandedly engaged and killed two of five robbers who victimized a 24-hour convenience store in Bgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City, Monday night (October 24, 2011).

I know human rights groups will howl with what I am going to say, but I believe that we need more Boybantings to kill criminals who are becoming bolder and bolder each day, who have no qualms of killing their own victims, too, just so they can get away with their thievery.
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BANK COLLECTOR KILLED BY ROBBERS: Ariel Ubagan, 29, of Manticao, Misamis Oriental, is another hapless victim of heartless robbers. Refusing to handover his collections for an Iligan City bank amounting to P500,000 to two motorcycle-riding hooded robbers, Ubagan was shot in the face and died Monday, October 24, 2011. I am sure his relatives are wishing that Boybanting was there to help him during the robbery.
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MORE DESTRUCTIVE WINDS COMING TO RP: There will be more of the whirlwind that toppled 76 houses and plunged wide areas in darkness in Pontevedra and Hinigaran towns in Negros Occidental Tuesday, October 25, 2011. This is in fulfillment of what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:24-27 of the Holy Bible—winds will come to strike down those who do not listen to Him and who do not obey Him.

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CEBU PACIFIC OFFERS INTERNET CHECK IN: Here’s good news from Cebu Pacific Air: its passengers can now check-in through the Internet and select their seats at least two days before the scheduled departure. Under this service, the Gokongwei-led carrier will allow guests to check-in online and print boarding passes before the flight. This can be done through the “Manage Booking” section in the Cebu Pacific website, www.cebupacificair.com.
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CONGRATS, LEYTE GOV. PETILLA: I share the happiness of Leyte Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla and of his provincemates over the news that San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is putting up an eco-zone in the province with a powerplant that can generate 5,000 megawatts of electricity. Not only will this assure stable electric supply, it will also bring more business for Leyte. Congratulations, Gov. Petilla.
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THERE IS NO OTHER GOD AND SAVIOR: In Isaiah 45:21-22 of the Bible, we are reminded that the title, “God and Savior”, is a title which God has bestowed upon Himself, thus: “… And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior, there is none but me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other…”