KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Lacierda: ‘Fair’ equals ‘subservience’? PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:31

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world...” (1 John 2:15-16, the Holy Bible).
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RJ’S MAGIC OF MUSIC CONTINUES: It is obvious that the magic of Ramon Jacinto’s rock-and-roll performances has not waned, even if he has been at it for more or less half a century now. Jacinto, or RJ to his fans and admirers, continues to draw crowds during his regular Friday shows at the Bistro RJ at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, with many of them swaying to the tune of his music with much gusto.
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CONGRATS, PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER: Here’s a hearty congratulations to Mayor Edward Hagedorn and the people of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan! Because of their untiring efforts, the Puerto Princesa Underground River made it as one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” as worldwide votation ended Thursday, November 10, 2011. This should spur tourism all the more for Palawan and the Philippines.
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PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ RESULT, AN ACT OF GOD: As you are reading this, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao must have already beaten Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in their third rematch at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, USA, if we are to believe the odd-makers both from the Philippines and around the world.

But whatever the results of this fight maybe, Pacquiao, Marquez, and the rest of the world must understand that victory and defeat always come from God. This is what the Holy Bible in fact confirms, under its Proverbs 16:9: “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps…”
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LACIERDA’S IDEA OF “FAIRNESS” MEANS SUBSERVIENCE FOR SC: The statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda about the “fairness and independent-mindedness” of the Supreme Court on the issue of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s medical travel abroad is a clear flattery merely aimed at compelling the court’s justices to toe Malacanang’s line against the travel.

When Lacierda said the Palace expected the Supreme Court to be fair on the cases filed by Arroyo and husband Mike seeking permission for them go out of the country, what he actually meant by “fair” is that, the tribunal should rule against the requests of the Arroyos  and be subservient to what Malacanang wants on the issue.

I am sure that Lacierda will have harsh and biting words for the high tribunal once it allows Gloria to leave. The better part of prudence should have been for Lacierda and his colleagues from the Office of the President to have kept their mouths shut in the meantime, and talk only after the court shall have issued its ruling.
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RP DOCTORS LEAVING FOR ABROAD: I agree with Health Secretary Enrique Ona that the Philippines must do something to improve its “global competitiveness” to entice more foreigners to come to the country for medical treatment, because this is what is really meant by “medical tourism.” More foreigners coming here would mean more dollars for doctors.

The question for Ona, however, is this: with Filipino doctors continuing to leave for the proverbial green pastures abroad, who will be left here to attend to the medical tourists?