KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Media must bring Pinoys back to God PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 17:19

By: Atty. Batas Mauricio

PRESS FREEDOM FOR EMPOWERING PEOPLE: Dakak Park, Zamboanga del Norte---Press freedom and freedom of speech are no longer just the freedom to write and talk about anything without the usual restrictions imposed by libel laws and other existing rules on prior restraint.
Under current circumstances, these Constitutional guarantees have become necessary and indispensable tools instead to empower our people to live a life that is blessed, protected and guided, and free from debilitating poverty arising from the curses occasioned by godlessness and absence of spiritual direction.
Consequently, mediamen across the country, whether from print or broadcast or even from non-traditional platforms should now endeavor to use their articles, columns, and any other media output to achieve this empowering of our people by instilling godliness and renewed spiritual re-awakening among them, so they could turn around their lives for the better.
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15TH NATIONAL PRESS CONGRESS AT DAKAK PARK: This is the gist of the 30-minute presentation which I gave Monday, December 6, 2010, to the 250 or so publishers, editors, columnists and reporters from different mainstream and community media who have been attending the 15th National Press Congress at the Dakak Park, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte since Sunday, December 5, 2010.
I spoke upon the invitation of veteran newsman Johnny Dayang, the president of the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), under whose direction the congress is being held with the theme “Media Re-engineering towards Climate Change Adaption and Tourism Development.”
PAPI has been spearheading the congress which, by law, is to be held every December of every year, after its declaration as the “the Philippines’ National Press Congress Month and the Month of the Community Press in the Service of the Nation.”
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MEDIAMEN MUST NOW HELP BRING BACK PINOYS TO GOD: In my speech, I took note of the fact that almost all of the problems that our countrymen have been encountering and reeling from are problems which God warned, in many passages of the Bible (especially Deuteronomy 28:15-68), would be visited upon mankind as a result of man’s collective refusal to read His Word and obey His commands and decrees.
I pointed out that the problems of poverty, corruption, marital infidelity, our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) suffering abroad, aliens dominating us, defeat and failures, and climate change and global warming, the subject of the congress in Dakak, are specifically mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy.
Hurling a challenge to the members of PAPI and all other mediamen attending the congress, I said the time has come to use our collective license and freedom to write and broadcast so that Filipinos could be brought back to God by reading the Bible and obeying Him, and redeeming themselves form the Biblical curses that are now upon us.
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LIMIT EATING PROCESS FOODS TO AVOID CANCER: Dr. Arwin Serrano, an expert on cancer who sometimes dabbles as a senior deputy governor of Rotary International (RI) District 3810 and sometimes as a whistleblower exposing anomalies in government agencies like the Commission on Elections, says that Filipinos should limit, as much as possible, the eating of processed foods to avoid cancer.
In a Christmas reminder posted at the Internet e-group of RI District 3810 for Rotary Year 2010-2011 called the Global Presidents e-group, Serrano said there are 11 simple ways we can do now to prevent cancer. Here is his posting:
“Here are all of the simple steps you can take to virtually eliminate your cancer risk:  1. Normalize your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure. This works primarily by optimizing your vitamin D level. Ideally, it would be best to monitor your vitamin D levels.
“2. Control your insulin levels: Make certain that you limit your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible. 3. Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.

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EXERCISE CAN PREVENT CANCER: “4. Get appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
“5. Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have.
“6. Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My particular favorite tool for this purpose, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
“7. Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. However, please understand that, frequently, fresh conventionally grown vegetables are healthier than organic ones that are older and wilted in the grocery shelves.
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MAINTAINING IDEAL BODY WEIGHT FIGHTS BIG “C”: “They are certainly better than no vegetables at all, so don't use that as an excuse. If you are a carb nutritional type you may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than a protein nutritional type.
“8. Make sure you are not in the two-thirds of the population who are overweight and maintain an ideal body weight.
“9. Get enough high-quality sleep. 10. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.