Browsing Archive: December, 2010

AFP fails as protector of the people?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 31, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

GOD IS IN CONTROL: Here is Rotarian Stephanie Kho’s Internet posting entitled “Handy Little Chart”, which says God is in control in our lives: “You say: `It's not worth it’; God says: `It will be worth it’ (Roman 8:28).

“You say: `I can't forgive myself’; God says: `I forgive you’ (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1). You say: `I can't manage’; God says: `I will supply all your needs’ (Philippians 4:19). You say: `I'm afraid’; God says: `I have not given y...
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God is in control, happy New Year!

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


GOD IS IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES: Stephanie Kho, a fellow member at the Rotary Club of Intramuros, Manila under Rotary International District 3810, posted a very nice piece entitled “Handy Little Chart”, detailing Biblical verses that confirm God is in control in many of the problems in our lives.

    I am reproducing the first part of that piece here as a timely New Year message for all our readers. The article: “HANDY LITTLE CHART - God has a positive answer: You ...
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Luncheon meats, hotdogs, etc., linked to cancer

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LUNCHEON MEATS, HOTDOGS, BACON, ETC., LINKED TO CANCER: Here are food tips from “Yahoo! Health” that we should all remember as we are getting ready to eat more as the New Year comes: “Most canned foods and packaged foods contain excessive amounts of salt and too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular complications, and kidney failure.

“Most luncheon meats, hot dogs, bacon, and smoked foods contain sodium nitrite in order to add flavor and enha...
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PNoy wants SC justices to resign?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


MUZZLE-TAPED GUNS USELESS: Did you see how the policemen photographed by the Philippine Star for its December 28, 2010 issue were smirking and looking grim while raising their muzzle-taped guns? It looked as if they were telling us, “this is stupid, our guns are taped, but we have other guns anyway”. Happy new year!!!

                    -ooo-

    PNOY, ET. AL. WANTS SC JUSTICES TO RESIGN? I agree with UP Prof. Prospero De Vera, a political analyst, that President Aq...
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Mangudadatu disclosures premature?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

AMNESTY ONLY ENCOURAGES MORE MUTINIES: I pray to God that Armed Forces National Capital Regional Command Chief Brig. Gen. Tristan Kison is right in his assessment that it is unlikely that soldiers and officers of the AFP will rebel against the Aquino government’s decision to grant amnesty to military men who rose up in arms against the previous administration.

    Fact is, even if military men are not going to rise up in arms over this amnesty issue, there will be mor...
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Concerns on Willie Revillame’s health

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, December 26, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


GRAFT COURT CAN ISSUE GAG ORDER: Can the Sandiganbayan lawfully issue a “gag” order against public and media discussions on the plea bargaining deal that former Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia struck with Ombudsman prosecutors regarding his plunder case? Yes, it can, under the long-entrenched sub judice rule, which says no one must discuss the merits of a pending case.

                    -ooo-

    MUST SC SHOW PROOF OF DEPOSIT OF P5.4 B? Is it necessary for the Supreme Cour...
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Batas Internet TV, for God and people

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 24, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

BATAS INTERNET TV, SERVING GOD AND PEOPLE: To everyone here in the Philippines who have Internet connection, and to their relatives, friends and associates who are abroad, please know that a refurbished and strengthened BATAS INTERNET TV is continuing to provide TV programs nationwide and worldwide through the Internet website www.batasmedia.com, 24/7/365, backed up by 50 or so newspaper and Internet e-group columns.

    The website (www.batasmedia.com) also contains th...
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Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 24, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


CHRISTMAS 2010: PASSPORT TO HEAVEN: As Christmas 2010 comes upon all of us, we must remember once again the true meaning of the event---there is Christmas because God gifted us with the only Way to a life of eternity in heaven, even if we have greatly sinned against Him. The question to ask now is: are we now assured of going to heaven, or not yet?

                    -ooo-

    CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: My Christmas message? John 3:16 of the Bible: “For God so loved the world...
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Wow: world debate Olympics in Phl

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

WOW: WORLD DEBATE OLYMPICS TO BE HELD IN PHL: Here’s good news for intellectuals and for tourism as well: the World Universities Debate Championship, considered as the Olympics of debating, will be held in the Philippines on December 27, 2011 to January 4, 2012, to coincide with the centennial celebrations of the De La Salle University, the host of the event.

    An Internet dispatch by Patrick Pantaleon quoting a message by Dino De Leon, convenor of De La Salle World...
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Trillanes, ok in renouncing coups

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

TRILLANES RIGHT IN RENOUNCING COUPS: Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is right in renouncing coups or rebellions in fighting graft and corruption and other anomalies in government, for the Bible, in its Romans 13:1-2, prohibits fighting the authorities, who, the Bible says, were established by God. Carry on, Mr. Senator, do your job under the guidance of God, and you will surely do more for country and people.

                    -ooo-

    DOUBLE PAY TO WHIP UP A STORM: Whoever...
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Garcia plea shortchanged someone?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

SOMEBODY GOT SHORTCHANGED BY THE GARCIA PLEA? Did the Ombudsman---and the Sandiganbayan subsequently---have any basis in approving the plea bargaining made by former Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, who is accused of plunder before the graft court for allegedly pocketing some P300 million in AFP funds when he was still its comptroller?
   
    Or the Ombudsman---and the Sandiganbayan---did not have any such basis, thereby justifying the tounge-lashing they are now getting from ...
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Tuguegarao fire victims: read Bible for them

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, December 19, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LET US READ THE BIBLE FOR TUGUEGARAO VICTIMS: Before the fingerpointing, I enjoin everyone to please pray first and foremost for the souls of those who perished in the Tuguegarao City December 19, 2010 fire that killed 15 people, so God will forgive their sins, bless their souls, and accept them to heaven, for even if they have died, we can still pray for them, and read to them Bible verses.

    This is what 1 Peter 4:6 of the Holy Bible says: “…For this is the reas...
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Surigao hit by climate change, global warming

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, December 19, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

SURIGAO PROVINCES HIT BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING: Climate change and global warming are now very real threats in the 10 cities and municipalities of Surigao del Norte and Surigao Del Sur facing the Pacific Ocean, with local disaster committees from the two areas reporting more strong winds, big waves, storm surges, and too much drought and great flooding striking almost at the same time.

    In a dispatch to BATAS INTERNET TV, Ben Serrano of the Philippine New...
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OpinYon

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : OpinYon 

OpinYon #18 Dec 20

 

CROSSINGS

By BUTCH L. JUNIA

 

                                                                      OLOT OF MY BOYHOOD

“I am very happy. This property is very important to me because this is where my father was born.” Imelda Marcos told Agence France-Presse.  “The property (Olot) had belonged to my family long before I met Ferdinand Marcos, so how could the government say it is ill-gotten wealth”, she said.

Two papers described Imelda as “jubilant” afte...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga PNP identifies owner of the vehicle used by nabbed top Agusan NPA leader

by Ben Serrano

December 18, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Philippine National Police in Caraga region already identifies the owner of the red Isuzu D-MAX bearing plate KEX-6O1 used by arrested top Agusan NPA leader and his civilian contacts at the time of their arrest in a check point in Barangay Fili in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur almost noon Friday.

 

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Firmalino wins prov’l Liga prexy post anew

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

DAO, Capiz — Clemente Firmalino Jr. won again as president of the provincial Liga ng mga Barangay.

A one-vote difference spelled his victory over sole opponent Lilia Agana-Demalata of Panitan, Capiz during the election held at the Lolet Eco-Park here yesterday.

Firmalino got nine out of the total 17 municipal Liga presidents.

Firmalino, a two-termer village chief of Poblacion, Dumalag town, was under the Ugyon Kita Capiz.

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 18, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (True Gifts!) 
While parties, presents and laughter are also gifts from God, we should not lose sight that only a privileged few enjoy them in this world.  It bears repeating that the true gifts of Christmas are peace, justice, and love for everyone.  It is my prayer that during this advent season, the anticipation that God rescues, renews, restores, and redeems us through the birth of Jesus is my heartfelt focus. 
  
  
Saturday of the Third Wee...

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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL Eye

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

SIMBANG GABI, A TIMELESS TRADITION

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) – My friends out west in the warmer climes of California would often tell me to get out of the wintry Windy City and come to the Golden State to become their neighbors. But I often tell them I may someday soon.

And this feeling of dreaming a balmy weather becomes more acute during the Christmas season. Especially when I am reminded of the Dawn Mass (Simbang Gabi) that kicks off the 16-day wait to u...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING 

Statement of NPC President Jerry S. Yap


Murder of 4th mediaman killed under Noy’s watch bred by indecisiveness


The National Press Club is grieving over the loss of another journalist shot 
dead on December 10, 2010 in Tabudok, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur while it is 
feeling exceedingly disgusted over the continued inaction by the PNP and the 
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the case of another 
journalist, a radio commentator in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte who w...

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DATLINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Effects of Climate Change already felt by Surigao communities

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 

             SU|RIGAO CITY (PNA) - All ten municipalities in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur expressed concern that the effects of Climate Change have already affected their respective communities thus the dire need to include climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in their respective comprehensive Municipal development programs.

 

            During p...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga PNP to abide holiday truce with NPA rebels despite attacks

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

            Camp Rafael C Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Cheif Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal ordered all police opeartives in the entire Caraga region to refrain from initiating offensives for the next 18 days folowing orders from PNP Chief Director General RAUL M BACALZO in observance of the traditional yuletide ceasefire.

            This is despite sp...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 



   


‘More projects for Roxas City next year’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — People in this city should anticipate more projects and social services next year, Mayor Angel Alan Celino said in a press conference yesterday.

He said he plans to transfer jeepney and bus terminals and construct additional roads and bridges.

On the other hand, Councilor Julius Abela said the city government plans to convert the old Philippine Railway in Baran...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

AUSAID, OXFAM execs happy over CCA-DRR mitigating measures by Surigao LGUs

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) Minister Counselor for Development Cooperation Titon Mitra and Oxfam’s Country Director Snehai Soneji claimed they were happy over initiatives initially made by ten Caraga communities for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.

 

            The ten Caraga municipalities,...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


KIKO-end illegal smuggling in the country and put them in jail
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 17, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Yesterday at the Senate highlighted our government’s should be at the forefront to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products nationwide, stressing that food security is a national security that should be protected.
 
“The government itself should find solutions to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products before they total...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


No Christmas break for tribal kids hauling logs like Carabaos in Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - For Indigenous People children or tribal kids  like Anthony, 12, Lito, 10, Annalisa, 8, Robert, 9 and Roger, 14, living in the hinterlands of Northeastern and Northern Mindanao where logging thrives, legal or illegal logging, there is no Christmas break in hauling logs from cutting areas to various log decks where log buyers wait

 

 

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Dec 17, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Choose to Extend that Mercy to Others!) 
Do you need new mercy today? Receive it by faith. You don’t have to beg God to forgive you. He forgives you the first time you ask, but it’s up to you to receive that forgiveness. Open your heart today and receive His mercy. Then choose to extend that mercy to others. Remember, you are God’s representative in the earth. 
  
Friday of the Third Week in Advent 
Genesis 49:2, 8-10 
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-...

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Surigao City not so friendly to Eco-friendly E-Trike?

by Ben Serrano 

December 16, 2010

SURIGAO CITY (PNA) – With Surigao City Vice Mayor Danilo Menor and the Surigao City Committee on Transportation including franchising office not keen of giving franchise as of now to E-Trike due traffic congestion what will be the fate of British Embassy backed electricity powered tricycle project?

Lou Vanessa Bauzon, Executive Director of ISDA Foundation Inc. claimed that for more than a y...


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PINOY SMART SAVERS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Pinoy Smart Savers 

Observe safety this Christmas to avoid financial losses or worse
From Alvin T. Tabañag
http://www.pinoysmartsavers.com 
 
 
Christmas is fast approaching and families are heading into the final stretch of their preparations for Christmas day and the coming New Year.  Parties and get-togethers have also become more frequent.    As you continue to celebrate this joyful season always observe safety when partying, taking a trip or doing your shopping.  Not only will it help you save tons of money, ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

10 soldiers, boy slain in Northern Samar clash 
By Rachel Arnaiz, Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 18:03:00 12/15/2010

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, rebellion, Military, insurgency, Armed conflict

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Philippines—Ten soldiers and a nine-year-old boy were killed while two other soldiers were wounded in an encounter between communist rebels and government troops Tuesday afternoon at Barangay (village) Perez, Las Navas town in Northern Samar.

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

10 soldiers, boy slain in Northern Samar clash 
By Rachel Arnaiz, Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 18:03:00 12/15/2010

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, rebellion, Military, insurgency, Armed conflict

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Philippines—Ten soldiers and a nine-year-old boy were killed while two other soldiers were wounded in an encounter between communist rebels and government troops Tuesday afternoon at Barangay (village) Perez, Las Navas town in Northern Samar.

Captain D...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Rebels ransack resort in Tapaz, Capiz

BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO AND FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Around 20 armed men and women members of the New People’s Army (NPA) ransacked an inland resort in Brgy. San Julian, Tapaz, Capiz on Tuesday.

Rebels led by Francisco Balois a.k.a. Ka Tonying of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) Central Front in Panay Island entered the Marugo Mountain Resort at about 4:30 p.m.

According to SPO3 Sedro Garbosa of the Tapaz police station, the rebel...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara seeks solution to end jobless nurses in the Phl
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 15, 2010-Sen. Edgardo J. Angara have tasked the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) and the UP Law Center to find innovative solutions for the lack of job opportunities for nurses in the country as well as its deteriorating quality of nursing education.

Angara, who chairs COMSTE said that he will continue to hold dialogues with the leaders of nursing...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko pushes to prop up country’s banana export industry
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 16, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food yesterday pushes the immediate implementation of measures to prop up the ailing local banana export industry that was badly hit by the decreased shipments to Iran and at the same time sponsors a committee report on the condition of the Philippines export industry of banana. 
 
Kiko recommended ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Pro-Apeco rallyists dwarf antis in clash of ecozone rallies
By Jason de Asis

CASIGURAN, Aurora, December 16, 2010–Supporters and opponents of the controversial Aurora Pacific Special Economic Zone (Apeco) took to the streets to rally support to their respective causes with pro-Apeco rallyists easily outnumbering their anti-Apeco counterparts – 3 to 1 - in a clash of rallies in this coastal town.

The two factions of demonstrators held their respective rallies Friday as a “show of force...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Flood death toll rises to 3

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A body of a man believed to have drowned for crossing a river in Dao, Capiz was recovered recently.

The man, whose body was already under the state of decomposition, is still unidentified, according to Senior Supt. Jose Daradar, action officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

This is the third casualty recorded amid the flood that hit the province last week.

The first two were in the ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 15, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (The Warrior in a Child!) 
When God came to Gideon through a visit by an angel, the angel's first words to him were, "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior." God always looks at His children for what they will be, not what they are now. The Lord had already seen this man as a leader of others, not just a laborer who threshed wheat. 
  
Wednesday of the Third Week in Advent 
Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 
Psalm 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 
Luke 7:18b-23  T...

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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Impeaching the ‘Midnight Chief Justice’

 

There was a time when the Supreme Court of the Philippines was treated like a “sacred cow,” all its decisions accepted as the gospel of righteousness and beyond reproach. As the final arbiter of all constitutional issues and legal disputes, the Supreme Court was held in high esteem as the justices had demonstrated integrity, credibility, judicial independence, and superior quality of reasoning.  With 15 justic...


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BLACK ROBE PASTOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

Tenacity Of Courage On Christmas.......

Well folks, it's that time all the Liberal, Communists, Atheist haters of Jesus come out of the wood work. That's right-It's Christmas time in the USA ! This year is worse than the year before as there are more haters of Jesus and the USA than ever. Where is the majority of the American Christian "Church" when Scrooge roles his ugly head around and tell us that Christmas and Jesus ought to be banned ? Well, where else, remaining within the church...

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Dapitan 2011 Palaro: focusing on Rizal, too

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 17, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


2011 PALARONG PAMBANSA SHOWCASING RIZAL’S HEROISM, TOO: It is now all systems go for the hosting of the 2011 Palarong Pambansa by Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte, and from the looks of it, not only sports and athletics will be highlighted during the games, but the heroism of the Philippines’ National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, as well.

    In an interview, former Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Romeo G. Jalosjos said the Palaro in Dapitan will also kick-off the passage of a ...
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Real prescription period in Vizconde killings

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 17, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

REAL PRESCRIPTION PERIOD FOR VIZCONDE: With utmost due respect to those who say that the Vizconde Massacre case will prescribe on June 30, 2011, the twentieth year from June 30, 1991 brutal killing of Estrellita Vizconde and her daughters, Carmela and Jennifer, the real prescription period is way, way beyond 2011, or until 2030 yet.

    While Art. 90 of the Revised Penal Code says that a crime, such as the Visconde slayings, will prescribe in 20 years, Art. 91 is saying...
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`Simbang Gabi 2010’ bares challenge to Catholics

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, December 16, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

`SIMBANG GABI 2010’ BARES CHALLENGE TO CATHOLICS: The biggest challenge today to the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines stared on its face dawn of Thursday, December 16, 2010, at the start of its annual “midnight masses” to officially usher in Christmas 2010: how to make Catholics, particularly young Catholics, real followers and believers.

    While Director Nicanor Bartolome, the chief of the Philippine National Police National Capital Regional Office, in ...
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SC: unprecedented mess?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

SC IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MESS: In the 32 years (and counting) that God has given me as an active media practitioner in the Philippines, I have never seen the Supreme Court in a more messy situation than where it is today, with charges being aired left and right against it and its justices for plagiarism, bribery, corruption, culpable violation of the Constitution, and betrayal of public trust.

    Why are all these happening? Where are things headed for the so-called “l...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


By all means, let the PCGG do it. Now na!
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 14, 2010-With the Supreme Court’s decision striking down as unconstitutional the Truth Commission, it’s providential perhaps for the Aquino administration to let the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) handle the job of investigating and prosecuting former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on corruption charges.

As we can see, creating a Truth Commission through Cong...


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MY SENTECE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING 

Alcothans help distressed kids of Triskellion man sentenced to die in Saudi by beheading

by Berteni Cataluña Causing on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 12:11am

On Sunday night, December 12, 2010, while preparing to meet for a threesome full-spirited drinking meeting, three members of Alcothans--Berteni "Toto" Cataluña Causing, Philip Adalim and Mario Buynay Jr.--were led to decide to slash their budget for the merrymaking when Gentle Alcothan Toto received a text message fro...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


 


Flood hits 123 brgys, affects 5,779 families

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — About 123 villages and 5,779 families (27,047 persons) were affected by the flood in the province.

Sigma town had the most number of affected individuals, according to retired Senior Supt. Jose Daradar of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

Worst hit by flood were 20 barangays in each of the towns Panitan in the 1st District and D...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

T
Two Surigao provinces to showcase Climate Change adaptations initiatives
by Ben Serrano
December 13, 2010

 
            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Selected municipalities from the two provinces of Caraga region, Surigao del Sur and Surigao de Norte today and tomorrow will showcase their various Climate Change Adaptations (CCA) -Disaster Risk Reductions (DRR) initiatives in the presence of donor foreign organizations and development agencies’ officials here in Surigao City.
 
            Dubbed as Site...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Judiciary should protect
itself – Capiceño lawyer

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The judiciary also needs to protect itself from bitter criticisms and attacks, according to a Capiceño lawyer.

Criminal lawyer Nelson Borja likened the judiciary to “other branches of government who are also duty-bound to protect themselves from harsh and sullied attacks.”

“Otherwise, there would be chaos, anarchy and disorder that would undermine the existence of our democratic institution,” s...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Flood drowns 2, affects 108 villages

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Two persons died during the flood that affected 108 barangays in Capiz. The flooding started Wednesday last week.

The fatalities were 10-year-old Gregy delos Santos and 15-year-old Richard Diestro, according to retired Supt. Jose Daradar, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC).

Santos was a resident of Brgy. Dapdapan, Sapian town while Diestro was from Brgy. Tabuc Sur, Panitan town...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

4 days of rain floods 108 villages in Capiz, kills 2 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 22:04:00 12/12/2010

Filed Under: Flood, Weather, Disasters (general)

ROXAS CITY, Philippines – Two persons were killed while 108 barangays in Capiz have been flooded in the wake of days of rains that began since Wednesday evening. 

Retired police Supt. Jose Daradar, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, identified the victims as Gregy delos Santos, 10, of B...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


The clergy has to explain on the missing religious relics of the Baler Church
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 13, 2010-Again, call it a “hometown decision” if you may but allow me to disagree from the usual Senate issues for today back to my hometown in Baler, Aurora over an important issue which – to many - may be inconsequential but carries with it a lot of weight because of its religious and spiritual undertones.

My attention was riveted at Sen. Edgardo J. Angara’...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Dec 14, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Consequences of the Choices We Make!) 
Good intentions are not enough. And promises don't count unless they are performed. Jesus encourages us to think – to think about the consequences of our choices, especially the choices and decisions that will count not just for now but for eternity as well. 
  
Memorial of St. John of the Cross 
Zephariah 3:1-2, 9-13 
Psalm 34:2-3, 6-8, 17-18, 19+23 
Matthew 21:28-32 "What do you think? A man had two sons; an...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Caraga robbers stole 200 kilos safety steel vault containing cash, land titles

by Ben Serrano

December 12, 2010

 

          BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Another safety vault Mosler brand this time weighing 200 kilos of solid steel containing undetermined amount of cash money, land titles, jewelries and checks was stolen by robbers boarding a black pick up who entered Michelle Farm Supply at Libres Street,Taglatawan, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur early dawn Saturday, police said.

 

          Caraga pol...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Armed men ransack Caraga cop’s home then shot him dead in full view of public

by Ben Serrano

December 12, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Five still unidentified armed men wearing camouflage suspected to be NPA rebels others suspected the gunmen as hired assassins contracted by rich gold and wood traders chased a Caraga police officer after searching and ransacking his house after shooting him dead in full view of public at a basketball court in ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


COMSTE fast track the implementation of their 2011 priority projects
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 12, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that the commission is reorganizing their members composition in a meeting later this week in order to fast track the implementation of priority projects next year.

He said that COMSTE needs to move into a more consultative role in this stage of the C...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 



Legarda lauded all mayors of Camotes Islands in Cebu mitigating climate change
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 12, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda lauded all mayors of Camote Islands particularly in the municipalities of San Francisco, Poro, Tudela and Pilar in Cebu Province for their actions to mitigate the effects of climate change; moreso, they are now aware of the increasing threats to their coastal mangrove forests, seagrass and corals.

The Senator praises the people of Camot...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 12, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Here is Our Gpd!) 
As you interact with lost friends and family this Christmas season, ask them what they do with Jesus. Engage them in thoughtful, meaningful conversation about what the Bible says about Jesus and how they can have a relationship with him. And show them the love of Christ! JESUS IS THE ONE TRUE SON OF GOD AND CAME TO DIE FOR THE WORLD. SO TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIM!” 
  
Isaiah 35:1-6,10 
Psalm 146:6-10 
James 5:7-10 
Matthew 11:2-11  ...

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KILATIS (PANDAY-LIPUNAN)

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : KIT KILATIS 

Sixto Baflor Lagare posted in Media Pipol.
KILATIS
By Kit “Kilatis” Lagare
Posted 11 December 2010
12:37 pm

ESPIRITU NG BATAS

KUDOS SA MATATAG ang paninindigan ni PNoy:  “Hindi ako papayag na apihin ang sambayanang Pinoy!” Ito ang kanyang tinuran matapos ideklara ng sham na hurado (bukod kay Chief Justice Corona), na labag sa saligang batas ang Executive Order (EO) No.1 – lumikha ng Truth Commission. 

Ang kanilang (mga Hurado) matunog na argumento (o argagomento), nilabag ng naturang EO ang “Egual Protection Clause” ng 1987 Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas kung saan ito ang nakasaad: “ARTICLE III BILL OF RIGHTS Section 1. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.” 

Sa ating wika natin: “Walang sinuman ang maaring pagkaitan ng BUHAY, KALAYAAN, o PAG-AARI nang walang kaukulang proseso alisunod sa batas. 
Ano naman ang DUE PROCESS, o kaukulang prosesong alinsunod sa batas? Bunsod ng EO, mapagkakaitan ba ng due process ang dating pangulo?
Sa maikling salita ito ay mahigpit na utos ng MAKAPANGYARIHANG MAMAMAYAN FILIPINO (the Sovereign Filipino People) sa pamamagitan ng saligang batas, na bigyan ng kaukulang ABISO at PAGDINIG bago HATULAN, ang sinumang akusado o pinararatangan ng anumang paglabag sa batas. Ito ba ay MAKATARUNGAN para sa lahat? Opo. 

Ito ba ay makatarungan para sa dating pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? Ito ba ay makatarungan para sa sambayanang Pilipino? Matunog na argumento ba ang naging batayan ng Korte Suprema sa paggawad ng KATARUNGAN o ito ay isang ARGAGOMENTO DE BOBO? 

Para maliwanagan tayo, kilatisin po natin kung anong klaseng hayop nga ba ang “EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE.”

BANAL NA KARAPATANG MAGHARI (Divine Right to Rule). Ito ang kalakaran noon sa marami panig ng mundo. Ang hari ay walang pananagutan sa kahit sino dito sa lupa dahil siya ay itinakda ng Dakilang Arkitekto ng Sanlibutan. Lahat ng tao sa kanyang nasasakupan ay mga alipin lamang. Hindi uso ang KARAPATANG PANTAO. Ito ang umiiral na situwasyon sa pagitan ng Great Britain at America noong sinaunang panahon. Kahalintulad din ng situwasyon ng ating bansa at ng bansang Espanya na sumakop sa atin noon, sa loob ng mahigit tatlong siglo.

NAPUNO NA ANG SALOP. Hindi na kinaya ng mga mamamayang Amerikano ang PAGKA-AROGANTE, PANGUNGULIMBAT, PAGYURAK sa kanilang pagtakatao at samo’t sari pang kaapihang natamo ng kanilang lipi. Isang Amerikanong tumutugon sa pangalang Patrick Henry ang nanindigan ng: “GIVE ME LIBERTY, OR GIVE ME DEATH!” Ibigay ninyo ang aking KALAYAAN, o ibinigay ninyo ang aking KAMATAYAN, aniya. Nagkaisa ang mga Amerikano at kanilang ideneklara ang kanilang kalayaan noong July 4, 1776. Ano ang kanilang batayan?

IBINASURA nila ang pangguyong BANAL NA KARAPATANG MAGHARI kapalit ng paniniwalang ”ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.” Ang paniniwalang ito ay siyang naging puso ng DEMOKRASYA: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

MASAKLAP nga lamang, hindi napangatawanan ang PAGKAPANTAY-PANTAY na siyang pondasyon ng kalayaan ng Estados Unidos. Maraming pa ring alipin (Black Americans) sa America makalipas ang maraming taon ng kasarinlan. Kaya noong July 9, 1868, sa ika-14 na pagkakataon, muling sinusugan ang saligang batas ng Estados Unidos at dito na lumutang ang “EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE.” Maraming batas ang binaliktad. Ang pagbabawal sa isang Negro na mapasama sa Jury, ang diskriminasyon laban sa mga Intsik sa negosyong paglalaba, ay ilang lamang sa mga naituwid ang landas.

DATAPWA’T nagpatuloy pa rin ang pagdapurak sa karapatan ng mga de-kulay ang balat na mga Amerikano. Si James “Jesse” Cleveland Owens, isang di pangkaraniwang atleta na African American na humakot ng Apat na Medalyang Ginto matapos magtatag ng tatlong world records at pantayan ang isa pa sa 1936 Berlin Olympics, ay ni hindi magawang imbitahan at parangalan sa White House ni Franklin Delano Roosevelt na noon ay pangulo ng Estados Unidos. Gayundin ang successor nitong si President Harry S. Truman. Bakit? 

Dahil sa diskriminasyon. Ayaw talagang intindihan o unawain ng karamihan ang “EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE.” Dapatwat kahit manuwari’y nagkaroon din naman ng testimonial dinner, parangal para kay Jesse, ngunit matapos siyang pagsalitain agad siyang pinalabas sa venue. Ni hindi siya maaring maupo man lamang lalo’t higit kumain, sa Testimonial Dinner in his honor. 
Hindi nila matanggap na kapareho nila, mga anak din ng Diyos ang mga African Americans at iba pang de-kulay ang balat na mga ipinanganak o naturalays nang mamamayan ng Estados Unidos. Parang tayong mga Pilipino din sa panahon ng kastila. Hanggang ngayon ganoon pa rin ba?

NASAKSIHAN mismo ng noon ay pangulo ng US, President John F. Kennedy, kung gaano ka marahas binuwag ang rally na pinamumunuan ni Martin Luther King. Na imbento na kasi noon ang telebisyon. Kaya sa kanyang civil rights speech noong a-11 ng Hunyo 1963 humirit siya ng isang batas na magbibigay diin sa pagka PANTAY-PANTAY sa karapatan ng lahat ng mamamayang Amerikano, anuman ang kulay ng balat nito.

Ang panukala, gaya ng inasahan ay mahigpit na tinutulan sa kongreso. Ngunit, makaraang mapaslang ang pangulo noong taon ding iyon, at bilang pagbibigay-pugay na din, kasama na rin ang kaukulang respeto, nalagdaan ni President Johnson noong July 2 ang: “The Civil Rights Act of 1964.”  

LAYUNIN ng EO Numero Uno na lumutang ang KATOTOHANAN. Ang EO ay pabor din sa panig ng dating pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, kung totoong malinis ang kanyang budhi. Muntik ko nang masabing “ayon sa kanya,” ngunit bigla kong naalalang ni minsan ay hindi niya pa TAHASANG ITINANGGI ang mga paratang laban sa kanya. At least, wala akong maalala. Maging ang kanyang mga kaalyadong kagaya ni Congressman LAGYAN (erratum: Lagman) ay hindi ko rin nakaringgan ng ganun.

MAGKATUNGGALI sa usaping ito (pagpapalutang ng katotohanan) ang dating Pangulo Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, et al, sa isang banda at ang SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO sa kabilang panig. KATAKOT-TAKOT na salapi sa kaban ng bayan ang ninakan (sa gitna na labis na kahirapan ng karamihan sa mga Pinoy)  diumano ng dating pangulo sampu ng kanyang mga kampon. Iyan po ang isyu sa usaping ito. Ang Kataas-taasang Hukuman (hindi KAGULANG-GULANGAN) naman ang siyang pinal na Referee.

NAKATALA na sa ating kasaysayan na kaya napa-upo sa puwesto ang dating pangulo (GMA) dahil sinabi ng Referee na nag bitiw na sa puwesto ang noon ay duly elected president, Erap Estrada. Tinawag nila itong ”CONSTRUCTIVE RESIGNATION.” Hindi natin alam iyon at huwag na ninyo hanapin kasi wala ito sa saligang batas. 

EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE naman ang kanilang pauso para huwag malitis at manatili sa puwesto ang noon ay nakaupo (ngunit isinusuka na ng sambayanang Pilipino) nang pangulong GMA, laban sa mga aligasyon ng PAGNANAKAW NG KUWARTA ng kaban ng bayan, at pagnanakaw BOTO ng mamamayan sa halalan, at iba pa. 

Ika nga ni Ms. Susan Roces: “YOU STOLEN THE PRESIDENCY NOT ONCE BUT TWICE,” kay GMA.  

KAPWA KO PINOY, ang “EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE” sa kasayasayan ng demokrasya sa United States of America, na ating kinopya, sa bao ng buko (in a nutshell), ito ang ay pananggalang ng mga maliliit laban sa MALALAKI. Panangga ng mga mahihina laban sa mga MALALAKAS. Proteksyon ng mga napaglalamangan laban sa mga Ganid, Manhid, at Abusado. Proteksyon ng mga langgam laban sa mga BUWAYA. 

NAWAGLIT, hindi lamang sa isang saglit, sa isipan ng sham na Hurado (excluding the CJ) ang ARTICLE XI sa saligang batas: ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS, kung saan nakasaad – Section 1. Public office is a public trust. Public officers and employees must, at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives.

MALINAW sa hatol ng Korte Suprema na kinakailangan nilang protektahan ang isang langgam laban sa isang buwaya. Ang LANGGAM sa paningin ng Kataas-taasang Hukuma sa usaping ito ay walang iba kung hindi si GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO. At, ang BUWAYA ay ang SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO. sa ayaw man natin o gusto. PAYAG BA KAYO!?

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Sixto Baflor Lagare 1:22pm Dec 11
KILATIS
By Kit “Kilatis” Lagare
Posted 11 December 2010
12:37 pm

ESPIRITU NG BATAS

KUDOS SA MATATAG ang paninindigan ni PNoy: “Hindi ako papayag na apihin ang sambayanang Pinoy!” Ito ang kanyang tinuran matapos ideklara ng sham na hurado (bukod kay Chief Justice Corona), na labag sa saligang batas ang Executive Order (EO) No.1 – lumikha ng Truth Commission. 

Ang kanilang (mg...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Human rights protection goes beyond motherhood statements
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 11, 2010-The world observed the International Human Rights Day last December 10, marking the day of the 1948 UN General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As expected, so-called human rights advocates have joined the chorus of those calling for “pro-active measures that would ensure respect and promotion of human rights.

Senate Presid...


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Aurora Rep. Angara, TOYM 2010

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

CONGRATS, AURORA REP. SONNY ANGARA: I wish to heartily congratulate Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, a fellow member of the Sigma Rho Fraternity of the UP College of Law, for having been chosen as one of the TOYM or Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardees for 2010.

    An announcement at the Internet e-group of the Sigma Rho Fraternity says the award given to Rep. Angara, son of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, by the Philippine Jaycees (or Junior Chamber International) came 22 years...
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MMDA must stop out of town meets of mayors

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

MMDA SHOULD STOP OUT OF TOWN MEETINGS AND SEMINARS: There ought to be a law that will prohibit local government units from conducting meetings and conferences, and even seminars and fora, among their officers and employees and even among their barangay leaders, in places outside their territorial jurisdiction.

    I am proposing this after two Metro Manila mayors were reported to have brought their employees and their barangay officials to resorts outside of the metropo...
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OFW official recalled; Cancun meet flops

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders….” (Exodus 18:20-21, the Holy Bible, the New American Standard Version).

                    -ooo-

    WHY IS WELFARE OFFICER DUERO BEING RECALLED? Will someone from the Aquino government please explain to us what is the real score about Welfare Officer Alberto Adonis Duero ...
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Punish `Morong 43’ jailers, too

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “However, if you do not obey the LORD your God… all these curses will come on you and overtake you... The LORD will strike you… with scorching heat and drought…The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron…. which will plague you until you perish….” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 22-23, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    PUNISH THE JAILERS OF `MORONG 43’ TOO: With official government acknowledgement, given no l...
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Village councilman shot in session hall

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A newly elected village councilman was shot by unidentified suspects while inside the barangay hall in Cuartero, Capiz recently. He died.

PO2 Rommel Alvarez, in-charge of the case, identified the victim as Santo Niño Barangay Kagawad Percilo Villanueva Jr., 35, of President Roxas, Capiz.

Villanueva succumbed to several gunshot wounds on the different parts of the body.

At about 12:30 p.m. on December 8, the victim w...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Palafox’s faux pas (pardon the pun) or shall we believe this guy again?
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, December 10, 2010-First impression is lasting indeed. Or is it really so? Perhaps it depends on whose person who you are casting your impression with.

I am talking here of Felino Palafox Jr. - Jun – for short who strikes me at first as a respected architect and urban planner until well, lately when he committed blunders left and right and bellyached like a crybaby as though a kid whose...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


14 suspected serial rapists rapped for gang-rape of 2 women in Nueva Ecija
By Jason de Asis

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija, December 10, 2010–Fourteen people were charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office here for the gang-rape of two women in six separate incidents in this city.

Charged with 40 counts of rape in two separate informations filed with the City Prosecutor’s Office by the National Bureau of Investigation were Leo Polintan, Rolando Gomez, Crisanto Gomez, Tanjon Nativ...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING 

The role of public administration in modern society

What role should public administration play in this modern society?

In answering this question, the best way is to know the fundamental governance principles that public administration is a result of the collective consent of the citizens to be governed and the fact that the world has gone too modern.

The first among the principles is expressed as “public office is a public trust.”

With this, every decision or action resulting from p...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

LP bets for SK, Liga chairs in Panitan win

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Liberal Party (LP) candidates for the respective chairs of the Liga ng mga Barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Municipal Federation in Panitan, Capiz won the elections recently.

Balatucan Barangay Captain Lilia Demalata was elected as Liga president.

Out of the 26 village chiefs in Panitan, Demalata got 14 votes against her lone opponent Calaan Barangay Captain Jose Lucis who only got 11 votes.

Demalata...


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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL Eye
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
 
PHL DOJ SLEEPING ON THE JOB
 
CHICAGO (jGLi) – When I broke the story in my outlets that the United States seized $100,000 from the two sons of Filipino Major General Carlos Garcia last Nov. 10, 2010 as ordered by the court, I also mentioned that the “court also ordered the publication of the forfeiture notice on its government website for at least 30 days to give ‘any person other than the defendants, having or claiming a legal interest’ in the forfeited pro...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 10, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Hope Fulfilled in Waiting!)



Waiting is something we do not like to do because it takes patience.  Life today often seems like a brief interlude between rushing and waiting.  We rush to airports and wait; we go shopping and wait in lines; we rush between classes to eat lunch and wait in lines; we even wait in line to receive communion! Yet we wait. Our expectations are ultimately fulfilled.  That is the reward for our waiting.  The essence...


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BLACK ROBE PATOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

A Pre-Christmas Message To All, Seeking Jesus and Self-Preservation Is Key......

I want to write a special message to everyone who is hurting and lonely because currently, so many are especially impacted due to added stress during the Christmas Season. First, Let me share I want to encourage everyone to remain strong in Christ despite what you circumstances may look like to you. I can in all honesty say I know what you are going through, as I myself am writing this blog article on my...

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DATELNE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Butuan SK, ABC Fed prexy polls marred by vote-buying?

by Ben Serrano

December 9, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Not only during May 10, 2010  national and local elections and the October 18 SK and Barangay elections where there were pronounced alleged massive vote-buying and intimidations but said allegations also marred the recently concluded SK Federation and Association of Barangay Captain (ABC) President here in Butuan City, the Caraga region’s capital.

 

            All...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Dec 9, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Fear Not!) 
God says to fear not.  This command usually seems to come when fear seems pretty normal.  Why?  I think part of it is because God wants a relationship with us.  God wants us to trust and put our faith in Him.  Fear never seems to encourage or build a relationship.  When a bear is approaching, fear is a good thing.  When Christmas is approaching, fear is a bad thing.  
  
Thursday of the second week in Advent 
Isaiah 41:13-20 
Psalm 145...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


1-M hectares of lands in Central Luzon, Northern Luzon to be developed by Aurora economic zone
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 9, 2010–No less than one million hectares of vast, still undeveloped idle lands in the fringes of Central Luzon and Northern Luzon will open up to trade, commerce and agricultural development with the operations of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO).

This was stressed by Sen. Edgardo Angara during a hearing of the Senate sub-committee on fina...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


SC’s verdict on Truth Commission stinks
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 9, 2010-Like many Filipinos wishing to high heavens that justice will be served in this country, my heart bleeds over the Supreme Court decision declaring as unconstitutional the Truth Commission tasked to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged anomalies during her scandalous nine-year tenure at Malacañang.

I agonize upon hearing the SC verdict because it only heightens my su...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Mayor’s aunt is new Liga head

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The aunt of Mayor Angel Alan Celino was elected as the new president of the Liga ng mga Barangay here yesterday.

San Jose Barangay Captain Maria Celino-Capapas defeated her lone opponent Mongpong Barangay Captain Wilson Acervo by 14 votes.

Acervo was the outgoing Liga president. He sought reelection in the recent barangay polls under the Ugyon Kita Capiz.

Only 46 out of 47 barangay captains cast their votes. Barangay 4 Capta...


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Questions for Nene Pimentel and UP Law

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LIFE INSPIRATIONS: “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly….” (Leviticus 19:15, the Holy Bible, the New International Version).

                -ooo-

    QUESTIONS FOR NENE PIMENTEL: Former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. is now being pushed to be appointed as chairman of the Commission on Elections after Jose A.R. Melo finally bows out of service in January 2011, but he may have t...
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`Truth Commission intended to help PGMA’

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


REACTIONS POUR IN: Reactions poured in regarding our items on the Truth Commission, and on man being afflicted with madness and confusion of mind because of his refusal to listen to God and to obey His commands and decrees. I yield to these reactions today.

                    -ooo-

    TRUTH COMMISSION INTENDED TO HELP PGMA: Lawyer Demaree J.B. Raval, who is a columnist of the Daily Tribune while being an official of the United Nations Development Program specializing o...
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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Arroyo’s Court of ‘Last Defense’


The Supreme Court’s 10-5 decision that ruled the Truth Commission unconstitutional did not come as a surprise.  It was expected.  Indeed the seeds were sowed during the last few years of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo when she appointed nine Supreme Court justices who were perceived to have been appointed based on their loyalty to Arroyo more than their judicial credentials.  By the time she stepped down from ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


DSMC should be priority to address multiple disasters in the country-Angara
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 8, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), said that the establishment of the Disaster Science Management Center (DSMC) should be national priority in order to address multiple disasters that hit the country and to aid the government in lessening the costs of disaster recovery.

“The DSMC wil...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko-saddened on SC declaration to former PGMA
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 8, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is saddened in the Supreme Court’s declaration of the Aquino administration’s Truth Commission as unconstitutional and tasked to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged anomalies during her term for 9 years.

Pangilinan fears the good image and reputation of the Supreme Court (SC) in their ruling that might unwittingly creat...


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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

LIGALIGIN NATIN
By: Jun Maligalig

TANAUAN INSTITUTE BATCH ’79  CHRISTMAS PARTY

SA  December 7, 2010 (Tuesday) ang opening ng basketball tournament na gaganapin sa Camp Gen. Pantaleon Garcia Cavite Police Office basketball court sa Imus, Cavite. Lahat ng mga manlalarong kapulisan mula sa 23  siyudad/munisipalidad na himpilan ng pulisya (MPS at CPS)  ay magtatagisan ng kanilang galing at talento sa pagbuslo ng bola sa pangunguna ni Cavite Provincial Director P/S Supt. Danilo L. Maligalig. ...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerrScope

By Perry Diaz   

 

‘P-Noyparazzi’

 

A new breed of “paparazzi” is born!  They’re the “P-Noyparazzi,” a group of Pinoys following President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s love life and reporting their sightings of him and his dates in the newspapers, radio, television, and blogsites including Facebook and Twitter.  Indeed, a lot of Pinoys are more preoccupied with P-Noy’s love life – or escapades -- than his government. 

 

“Paparazzi” (singular “p...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda urges Pnoy for the protection of media
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 7, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda reiterated her call to  “An Act Qualifying the Killing of Members of Broadcast and Print Media on the Occasion of the Exercise of their Functions, As a Crime of Murder” to President Aquino III for the immediate passage of Committee Report No. 9.

She said that one year has passed since the ruthless and gruesome killing of 57 individuals, including 32 journalists ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


PCG confirms oil spill in Batanes
By Jason de Asis

NORTHERN LUZON COMMAND, Tarlac, December 7, 2010–The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) confirmed yesterday morning the oil spill in Batanes province which is estimated 1.5 to 2 nautical miles long and thick as it was initially reported by Taiwan Coast Guard.

The PCG initial air surveillance revealed that the oil spill’s southern tip is located 140 nautical miles from the northern tip of Ilocos.

Although the oil spill is deemed to have no d...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


Panay excluded from ‘Sinadya’ 
parade; mayor feels insulted

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The mayor of Panay, Capiz felt insulted when the town was excluded from the parade of festivals during the second day of the Sinadya sa Halaran Festival this year.

Despite this, however, Mayor Dante Bermejo instructed his contingents to perform should the organizer allows them.

“We have prepared for the event (Pasundayag sa Kalye)… we have no other option but push through with the group’s ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda lauded Muslim Filipino Community Islamic New Year celebration
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 7, 2010-To all brothers and Muslim sisters, Happy Amun Jadid!
 
Senator Loren Legarda lauded the Muslim Filipino community as they celebrated the Islamic New Year today, saying that the occasion gives us again the chance to look into the history and culture of Muslims.
   
Legarda said that the Muslim brothers and sisters who are celebrating the event may also serve as a reminde...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 8, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Tell God, I say YES...)



Mary's prompt response of "yes" to the divine message is a model of faith for all believers. Mary believed God's promises even when they seemed impossible. When God commands he also gives the grace, strength, and means to respond. We can either yield to his grace or resist and go our own way. 
  
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Genesis 3:9-15, 20 
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3bc-4 
Ephesian...


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Son-killer, goofing lawyers, & OP-SC rift

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


MAN KILLING SON, A BIBLICAL CURSE: The ABS CBN report about a man mauling and then hacking to death his one year old son because his wife allegedly claimed he is not the father of the child is a  fulfillment of the Biblical curses of man being afflicted with madness and insanity, as well as lack of care and concern for one’s offspring.

    This is what the Bible, in its Deuteronomy 28:15, 28 and 54 say: “However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not caref...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 7, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Shepherd of My Soul!)



God does not rejoice in the loss of anyone, but desires that we be saved and restored to friendship with him. God is on a rescue mission today to save us from the destructive forces of sin and evil. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, watches over every step we take. Do you listen to his voice and heed his wise counsel? 
  
Memorial of St. Ambrose 
Isaiah 40:1-11 
Psalm 96:1-2, 3+10ac, 11-12, 13 
Matthew 18:12-14 What do you thin...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Giant Christmas tree wows spectators

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The newly constructed giant Christmas tree placed at the Rotonda in front of the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral impressed several visitors and spectators in the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) Festival this year.

The 30-foot Christmas tree was put up for the SSH and Christmas celebrations.

It is “a symbol of hope and unity among us,” said Mayor Angel Alan Celino during the press conference dubbed "Kapihan ni Alan."

R...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


PNOY ensures steady supply of electricity in the Phl
By Jason de Asis

GERONA, Tarlac, December 6, 2010- President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ensures the steady supply of electricity in the country wherein he is allocating P1.4 billion pesos for the Department of energy next year.

“Additional funds are necessary in the Philippines economic development,” he said, adding that Aquino lauded the Tasked Force Kapatid (TFK) members for the urgent and successful turning back of electric sup...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara improves training institution for firemen, jail guards and PNP
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 6, 2010-To improve the state’s primary training institution for firemen, jail guards and police force personnel, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture filed Senate Bill No. 2618 which seeks to grant fiscal autonomy and flexibility for the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC).

The Philippine Public Safety College System A...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda invited local chief exec’s of NCR making cities resilient
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda invited the local chief executives of the National Capital Region (NCR) to join the “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!” campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
 
Legarda, the UNISDR’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, invited N...


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PAPI hits detention of Dipolog broadcaster

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


 HUMANITY’S FUTURE THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE: Ms. Cecille Guidote Alvarez, wife of Chairman Heherson Alvarez of the Philippine Commission on Climate Change, agrees strongly with our thesis in this column that climate change and global warming, here and around the world, could only be remedied by a serious moral re-awakening and a return to God’s Word by all mankind.

Speaking at the close of the 15th National Press Congress spearheaded by the Publishers Associati...

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Media must bring Pinoys back to God

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
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 ...
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Limit eating process foods to avoid cancer

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, December 5, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

    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 ...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kuligligs/pedicabs as possible parts of mainstream transport in Metro
By Jason de Asis
 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development disclosed yesterday that he is considering the probability of having the “kuligligs”/ motorized pedicabs of Metro Manila areas as parts of the mainstream transportation.

Instead of looking at kuligligs as so-called pests of the ...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

AMID FESTIVITIES
Be security conscious, Gumban tells public

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — In line with the week-long Sindya sa Halaran Festival, the provincial police director appealed for the public to be security conscious all the time.

Snatchers and pickpockets are just on the watch, waiting for a chance, according to Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

“Be prompt in asking for police help,” Gumban advised the public.

A total of 18 Police Assistance Centers were established in all strate...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko-to end armed conflict in the country could lead the emergence of cities
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-“An end to the armed conflict around the country could lead to the emergence of cities such as General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao city,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said, adding that these cities emerged in 1996 because of a window of opportunity created by a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

“If peace and orde...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Recto-PCSO earnings is needed to augment SUCs' budget yearly
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means said yesterday that cash-strapped state universities and colleges (SUCs) may have to depend on state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), which is posting record sales due to renewed public confidence on its lotto product, to augment its shrinking budget yearly.
 
The senator said that SUCs could be eligible to ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara designated as Unión Latina representatives of Phl
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara was confirmed yesterday by Secretary General of Unión Latina Jose Luis Dicenta as the official representative of the organization in the country.

The organization is composed of 37 members from different countries of the “neolatina” languages wherein the Philippines entered in the Unión Latina in 1985 when Spanish was still the official language.
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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agusan mining firm claims LGUs collection of P120-M extraction fees too much, illegal

by Ben Serrano

December 4, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Beleaguered mining firm San Roque Metals Inc (SRMI) which operates some 579 hectares of nickel mines in the coastal town of Tubay, Agusan del Norte said local government units of Tubay and the province’ claim that they owe the provincial government some P120-M representing extraction fees, surcharges and penalties was too much and ille...


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

43 Baltazar St .

Philamlife Village, Pamplona

Las Piñas City

Tel. No. 556-8952  Fax No. 846-5893

E-mail address: emedakanay@yahoo.com

 

  


TO:  OPINION EDITORS AND SENATORS

                                         

            December 2, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam:

Pacman is quintessentially PINOY.  Coming from the poorest among our people, he has attained unprecedented heights of fame and glory, let alone great fortune.  Armed with true grit, unique skills and uncommon...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Senate approved P1.645-trillion budget for next year
By Jason de Asis
 

SEANATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-The Philippine Senate passed the P1.645 trillion national budget for fiscal year 2011 Wednesday night after long days of debates particularly on the controversial cash grant to poor families which eventually saw the approval of the majority.
 
The Senate approved House Bill 3101 on a 12-2 vote, with Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano and Senator Pia Cayetano voting against the admini...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara defended 2011 budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-Despite the appeal and strong opposition of Senator Sergio Osmeña and the Catholic priest in the prelature of Infanta to suspend the budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport, the Senate approved the budget for next year in the recent last day of the marathon budget deliberations at the Senate.

The 2011 allocation of the Department of Trade and Industry (D...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Funds for DRR measures next year
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 3, 2010-During the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum, Senator Loren Legarda said that a step in the right direction for combating the impacts of climate change is the inclusion of funds for disaster risk reduction measures in 2011 national budget.
 
Legarda, the United Nation’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation stated that according ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kuligligs/pedicabs as possible parts of mainstream transport in Metro
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development disclosed yesterday that he is considering the probability of having the “kuligligs”/ motorized pedicabs of Metro Manila areas as parts of the mainstream transportation.

Instead of looking at kuligligs as so-called pests of the ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Lacson should face the accusations against him
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on his calls to his colleague Senator Panfilo Lacson to face the accusations being implicated in the Dacer-
Corbito murder case made against him to prove that he is innocent.
 
Pangilinan said that if Lacson is innocent then he has nothing to fear at all and besides President Aquino is the new administration whose mandate is to serve the best interest of the p...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING 
 
PLEASE DONATE OLD BOOKS TO NPC SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & LETTERS

Hello compatriot,

I am Berteni "Toto" Cataluña Causing.

Pardon me if I appear aggressive but I cannot do otherwise than to let loose my 
inhibition in the name of a noble project.

The National Press Club has applied for accreditation before the Commission on 
Higher Education (CHEd) for the establishment of National Press Club School of 
Journalism and Letters. 

This will be a school free for the sons and daughters of poor journa...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Dec 4, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Our Father!) 
Have you ever really noticed how God wants you to address Him? Yes, He is the Almighty King of the universe. Yes, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Yes, He is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient One. We should acknowledge and honor His grandeur; we should praise Him because of who He is. But notice that God wants us to address Him as Father first. 
  
Saturday of the First Week in Advent 
Isaiah 30:19-...

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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL EYE

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

THE “PHL” HAS IT

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) – There is no doubt symbols, abbreviations and codes were among the best known methods used by man to get ahead of the competition and to get his message around.

There was Constantine, the first Christian ruler, who said, “In Hoc Signos Vinces!” (In This Sign, Ye Shall Conquer), as he told his soldiers to paint the cross symbols on their shields.

Facing Maxentius and his soldiers four times in number than his,...


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BLACK ROBE PASTOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Removing Evil Through The "P" Process...

Waiting for the correct time for everything is important in life. If we choose to move to fast or to slow we can certainly miss an important opportunity. Biblical principles are equally important regarding timing for everything. We must learn to wait on God and His direction. If we are Biblicaly literate, we are already well -aware of these Godly principles. God's design for everything... including timing is abs...

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

EMB official admits some Caraga LGUs had conflict with mining firms it hosted

by Ben Serrano

December 3, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Caraga region may have been tagged as Philippine’s mining and logging capital and now Asia’s mining capital due to numbers of mining firms eager to operate but a government environmental official in the region today admitted some local government units had serious conflict with the mining firms it hosted.

 

            Environment Managem...


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

43 Baltazar St .

Philamlife Village, Pamplona

Las Piñas City

Tel. No. 556-8952  Fax No. 846-5893

E-mail address: emedakanay@yahoo.com

 

  


TO:  OPINION EDITORS AND SENATORS

                                         

            December 1, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam:

Latest reports are that P-Noy is reluctant to certify the Freedom of Information Bill.  This is unfortunate because this will accelerate the souring of P-Noy’s rapport with media.  This development is surprising becaus...


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TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS THE WORLD

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 

To the One Who Conquers
by Dr. Norberto L. Mercado


         LETTER FROM PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA : A Lady Pastor Told Me Her Story As A Child During The Rule Of Pol Pot And The Khmer Rouge From 1975 To 1979 (Part 2)


        
 I'm now in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Today is December 2,2010.

          This evening, I took a stroll in the city. This is the same place which became a "ghost city" in 1975, when Pol Pot ordered his Khmer Rouge (Khmer communist soldiers) to herd at gunpoint al...

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Environment exec admits some Caraga LGUs had clash with mining firms it hosted

by Ben Serrano

December 3, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga region may have been tagged as Philippine’s mining and logging capital and now Asia’s mining capital due to the numbers of mining firms eager to operate but a government environmental official in the region today admitted some local government units had seriousconflict with the mining firms it hosted.

 

            Environment Mana...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agusan Norte Provincial Board, LGU want closure of controversial mining firm due unpaid P194-M local taxes, fees

by Ben Serrano

December 2, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Agusan del Norte Provincial Board through resolution no. 117-2010 it passed last November 22, 2010 and the Sangguniang Bayan of Tubay, Agusan del Norte it passed August 2, 2010 strongly requested President Aquino to issue closure order and cessation of all mining operations of SR Metals Incorporated.

 

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Jail execs suspended over inmate’s escape

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Two officers of the Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) were suspended while five jail guards were meted with a one-month salary fine over the escape of a well-known drug personality here two months ago.

Gov. Victor Tanco suspended Provincial Jail warden Arjuna Yngcong and Operation officer Rodolfo Cereneo for two months.

In its order dated November 22, 2010, Tanco meted a one-month salary fine against jail guards R...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Government participation in spending PPPs project must be aggressive
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-The issue of public-private partnerships (PPPs) trumpeted loud so many times and not new to me. I found it compelling to join the discussion with Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee when he hits the national government for the safeguard and welfare of the people to engage much responsibility in the PPPs involving big-ticket infrastructure p...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 02, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Victory is on the Way!)



You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life. Put some action behind your faith. In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making a list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. Victory is on the Way! 
  
Thursday in the First Week of Advent 
Isaiah 26:1-6 
Psalm 118:1+8-9, 19-21, 25-27a 
Matthew 7:21, 24-27 "...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

‘Somalia of Asia’

 

Whoever would have thought that the Philippines would be the next Somalia?  Indeed, a few years ago, that question would have been ignored and ridiculed.  But today, there are disturbing signs that seem to manifest the unthinkable:  The Philippines could become the Somalia of Asia!  What happened?

 

In my article, “Road to Perdition or Redemption” (PerryScope, November 9, 2007), I wrote: Arroyo’s dismal failure and egregious...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

7 hurt in road mishap, hacking

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — At least seven persons were recently injured in two separate accidents in the province.

Five men were confined in the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) after a speeding Tamaraw FX hit their motorcycle.

Police identified the victims as Shanrey Flogat, 17; Reymart Lacerna, 20; Jerry Benedicto, 17; Mark Ian Ponsion; and Bonifacio Rendogo, 16 — all from Brgy. Bago here.

Police reports said the accident happened at about 1...


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TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS THE WORLD

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 


This is a true story...


TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS
by DR. Norberto L. Mercado


    Letter from Takeo, Cambodia: A Cambodian Lady Pastor Told Me Her Story As A Child During the Rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge


Thank you for praying for me in my trips. Lots of adventures
happened.

But God saw me through all of these.

I'm here in the Takeo province, Kingdom of Cambodia .

It is educational and fruitful to immerse one's self with the people in the countrysides.

They have simple lives.

This af...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 1, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Till We're Satisfied!)



God knows our needs and he cares. When God gives, he gives in abundance. 
  
  
Memorial of St. Edmund Campion, S.J. 
Isaiah 25:6-10a 
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 
Matthew 15:29-37 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee . And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put ...


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Publishers’ group sets national congress

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


PAPI HOLDS 15TH NATIONAL PRESS CONGRESS: I am very thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) to be one of those who will address its 250 or so members during its “15th National Press Congress” on December 5 to 7, 2010, at the Dakak Park, Dapitan, Zamboanga Del Norte.

    Particularly, I am grateful to Mr. Johnny Dayang, the PAPI chairman, who invited me to the affair, to talk about “The Role of Media in R...
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Bible predicts, slams Pinoy men-to-men sex

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


US PENALIZES ATHLETE WHO THANKED GOD AFTER VICTORY: The United States of America is, indeed, already straying away from God much too much. Americans, inexplicably, have already removed God from their classrooms, from their corporate boardrooms, and in much of their public and private lives, causing its greatest economic collapse ever in the four centuries that it has been in existence, making lives severely difficult for all of them.

    Yet, Americans continue to desec...
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“Rotary service must be understood everywhere”

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


ROTARY PUBLIC IMAGING TO BE WAGED ON NATIONAL LEVELS: Public imaging (or “public relations” for others) which will brand the kind of service Rotarians give to the poor and the disadvantaged will now have to be waged on national levels in 2011-2012 to make Rotary more appreciated and better understood in the Rotarians’ individual countries, incoming Rotary International (RI) President Kalyan Banerjee said the other day.

    In a meeting with the members of RI Publi...
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“Golden rule” at Comelec? Rotary chief meets Phl PR team

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

FILIPINA PR TEAM CHIEF MEETS WITH INCOMING ROTARY PREXY: As you are reading this, Filipina Lyne Abanilla and the public relations team that she formed to assist her in her job as the Rotary International (RI) Public Imaging Coordinator for the Pacific, shall have already concluded their once-in-a-lifetime exclusive “one-on-one” and face-to-face-getting-to-know-you meeting with RI President Elect (RIPE) Kalyan Banerjee at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas Center, Pa...
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