KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Tingting as senator: ‘overwhelming’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 September 2012 14:23

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… And so we know, and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them…” (1 John 4:16, the Holy Bible).
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READERS’ REACTIONS: I give way today to messages sent as reactions to our previous columns, to honor our readers who really spend time reading what we have written here. I thank all of them, and I pray that they will continue to stay with us in this space. Here are the messages:
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CALLING NRMC HIGH SCHOOL 1973 GRADS: From Dr. Rowena Abubo Bautista, the top pediatrics doctor from Tarlac, appealing to the 1973 high school graduates of the Nicanor Reyes Memorial Colleges in Paniqui, Tarlac: “Hello batchmates, as we are nearing our planned anniversary on March 9, 2013, one main concern is funding. We’ll need everybody’s involvement, especially those who can share their treasure and time. We are now accepting your pledges…” Call her at 0917 5002600.
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ALBAY LEADS ‘BAKAS’ AWARDEES: From our man in Albay: “Emergency response group Team Albay romped away with 11 heroism awards handed out by President Aquino himself during the recent ‘BAKAS Parangal’ rites at the AFP Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

“The BAKAS (or “Bayaning Likas”) Awards recognize individuals and groups for their initiatives in helping alleviate the sufferings of victims of the recent monsoon storms and floods throughout the country, and those who assisted in the search and rescue efforts for former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two companions in Masbate.

“Albay Gov. Joey Salceda led the awardees of four individuals and seven teams, all under Team Albay—Office of Civil Defense V. The honors included the `BAKAS Parangal sa Kabayanihan’ and `BAKAS Parangal sa Kadakilaan.’ Another award, the `BAKAS Parangal sa Kagitingan’ was conferred on those who helped in  the search and recovery of Robredo and company whose Piper Seneca plane crashed off the Masbate coast last month.
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TINGTING’S QUALIFICATIONS ‘OVERWHELMING’: From Ricardo Maullon of the Facebook group “ABS CBN”, in relation to our column about the request of Muslim and Indigenous Peoples’ groups for Ms. Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco to run for senator under Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA): “Her qualifications are indeed overwhelming…”
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ROTARY PURSUES PEACE WORLDWIDE: From Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka, as forwarded by Manila Rotarian Angelito T. Pua: “It is a great honor to serve as the 2012-13 Rotary International president and represent you as part of the Family of Rotary.  This year I am challenging all Rotarians to focus on advancing Peace Through Service. I have also encouraged clubs to conduct their own local peace forum or perform a service project focused on peace this year.

“Rotarians will host three Rotary Global Peace Forums during 2012-13 to engage and inspire Rotarians and community leaders to further Rotary’s peace-building efforts. I hope these forums will encourage the next generation of leaders to leap into the limelight and share their dreams for next steps in the journey toward peace…”
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MAYNILAD COMPLETES SOUTH NCR PROJECTS: From Maynilad: “West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently completed the Daang Hari primary line segment in Muntinlupa and Las Piñas. The P207-million project involved the laying 3.9 kilometers of new pipelines from the Alabang-Zapote Road to Versailles Subdivision and will provide ready supply of potable, surface water to households in Versailles Subdivision, Ayala Southvale Village, Ayala Southvale Sonera Subdivision and St. Jude Subdivision…”
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REACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193 or 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.