THE 2019 national and local elections may be over but still, the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force will still continue its crackdown on policemen providing security to politicians and all other persons without authority from the Commission on Elections until the end of the polling period this coming June 12, the Journal Group learned yesterday.
AS Filipinos trooped yesterday to polling precincts to cast their votes, they cast their votes not only for individuals and groups running in this year’s midterm election, but more importantly, they cast their votes on our nation’s immediate future, or our nation’s future in the next three years.
AS nearly 62 million registered voters may troop to poling centers across the country today to choose their bets from a total of 43,695 candidates, I join the multitudes that are calling for a total stop on vote-buying and selling of votes. Please don’t sell your sacred votes.
MONTSERRAT is a mountain near Barcelona, Spain that’s long been regarded a sacred and magical place. In 880, it was said that a light floated down the mountains for six Saturdays in a row. When a search party headed by a bishop went to investigate, they found that the light fell on a previously undiscovered cave. Inside the cave, completely intact, was a statue of the Virgin Mary allegedly made in 50 AD. The statue soon attracted pilgrims and monks, and a monastery was eventually established in the mountain. Nicknamed “The Black Madonna,” the figure is venerated as the patron saint of Catalonia.
THE Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday expressed confidence there will be a generally peaceful and orderly national and local elections nationwide today with all security leaks already plugged and the PNP, together with the Armed Forces on full alert to thwart any effort to undermine the polls.
Bawat isa sa atin ay magkakaroon ng pagkakataon na baguhin ang mga mali sa ating bansa gaya ng patuloy na pamamayagpag ng mga tiwaling pulitiko na walang ginawa kundi magnakaw nang magnakaw sa kaban ng bayan. Panahon din ng pagganti sa mga kandidatong napako ang mga pangako at walang ginawa sa mahabang panahon ng panunungkulan.
Some deaths are doomed to remain unsolved and to flit about past the periphery of all our attempts to understand them. In many of these cases there is also a true air of conspiracy, and of nefarious parties out on the fringe, which remain unseen and spectral, only serving to drive the whole thing deeper into the quagmire of mystery. One of these would certainly be the death of a well-liked and respected lawyer, who would suddenly turn up dead in the most bizarre of fashions without rhyme or reason and leaving a trail of oddness that has never been followed to the end.
There are many theories as to why structures built by ancient Romans lasted so long, with many still standing today. One popular idea is that the Romans mastered the art of fine concrete (opus caementicium) which seems to have achieved its durability from the addition of volcanic ash. However, that same volcanic ash points to a vulnerability that even the toughest walls eventually give way to – seismic waves caused by volcanoes and earthquakes. A new study proposes that Roman engineers may have mastered the science of structural invisibility, making their buildings transparent to these destructive waves. Is it true? Can humans — at least very rich Silicon Valley humans fearful of the San Andreas fault – get one too?