Epiphany and the Christmas message

ON January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, the church will celebrate the biblical event where the Magi, also called the Three Wise Men or Three Kings, traveled from the East to pay homage to the newborn King, Jesus Christ. Many believe that this is the date when the Christmas season officially ends, being the end of the traditional 12 days of Christmas. Although, according to the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, Ordinary Time doesn’t officially begin until the Monday after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which (usually) falls on the Sunday after Epiphany (January 6th).

Free press reigns

January 04, 2019
“Nung naging Presidente si Mayor Duterte talagang nagkaroon ng malayang pamamahayag ang ating mga journo (When Mayor Duterte became President, journalists really had more freedom of expression)," Mangudadatu, whose wife and 57 other people including journalists were killed in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, said.

Landslides

January 04, 2019
Generally speaking, it is seldom that landslides occur (like Tsunami) in the sense that they are considered unusual occurrences unlike what is happening lately. It’s landslide one after another.

More turmoil in 2019?

January 03, 2019
While our faith and trust in the Almighty can certainly do wonders in attaining a positive outlook, many sociologists think that the Filipinos’ “bahala na” attitude and the belief in fate – that all that happens in life is in accordance with divine will, that something better awaits everyone – can also hinder one’s ability and determination to strive to do the best.

As gun ban nears, public told to be fully aware of checkpoint guidelines

WITH 9 days to go before the 2019 mid-term election period, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said more anti-criminality checkpoints have been put up in Metro Manila and other parts of the country as part of their measures to arrest the flow of unauthorized firearms and other deadly weapons that could be used to sow violence.

Court misfits, scalawags

January 03, 2019
SUPREME Court (SC) Chief Justice (CJ) Lucas Bersamin knows too well that there still is a strong perception that justice is only for the strong, the influential and the wealthy in the country.

Pag-apela ng desisyon ng Professional Regulatory Board of Naval Architecture

g. Hear and decide administrative cases filed against naval architects for the violation of this Act, its implementing rules and regulations, or the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards. Any decision must be concurred in by majority of the Board. The decision of the Board may be appealed to the commission within fifteen (15) days from notice, otherwise such decision shall be final and executory;” (Binigyang-diin)

‘Lumpuhin’ ang ‘Oil Smugglers’

Maliban sa termino ni Comm. Sid Lapeña kung saan pulos ‘up-and-up’ ang ‘monthly average collection’ ng Aduana, ngayon lang ulit nangyari sa Aduana -- sa termino ni Comm. Jagger -- na mula sa ‘collection deficit’ ‘nag-rebound’ agad ang koleksyon nito sa loob lang ng isang buwan at nagrehistro pa nga ng ‘surplus.’