Archive for March, 2016

Nanganganib ang Kristyanismo (Unang Bahagi)*

Nanganganib ang Kristyanismo (Unang Bahagi)*

NANGANGANIB ang Kristyanismo hindi lamang dahil sa kumokonti ang bilang ng mga mananampalataya kundi dahil nag-iiba ang tingin ng karamihan tungkol sa “greed” o pagiging ganid at mammon na ang ibig sabihin ay ang labis na pagkarahuyo sa yaman. Kapansin-pansin ang pagtanggap ng marami sa lipunan sa ugali na pagiging gahaman. Kinikilala na ito na importanteng sangkap ng kasalukuyang kalakaran […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Syrian soldier raising his national flag in Palmyra © Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresenskiy

Assad’s Moral Victory: How Palmyra Battle Exposed Washington’s Hypocrisy*

THOSE who repeated the “Assad must go” mantra and swore to eradicate Daesh, failed to expel the Islamist organization from Iraq and Syria in the course of a year-long operation. It is “evil” Assad who has dealt a lethal blow to the Islamic State and liberated Palmyra, Martin Berger writes. The liberation of the historic site of Palmyra, an invaluable ‘pearl […]

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American Pilots ‘Admire Their Russian Counterparts’ for Defeating Daesh

THE real Americans who fight wars admire their Russian counterparts and what they have done in Syria, Marine combat veteran Gordon Duff notes, adding that this story, however, remains neglected by the Western media. Russia’s military capabilities demonstrated during its air campaign in Syria caught International observers and military analysts by surprise. “What we saw in Syria was Russia set up a forward command in days […]

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Philippine Green Groups Urge Candidates Not to Torture Trees

THE Philippines National Coalition to Save the Trees (NCST) and EcoWaste Coalition urged all election candidates to spare the trees for torture by not nailing campaign materials on them. In a joint statement, the EcoWaste Coalition and the (NCST) appealed to national and local candidates “not to commit torture on trees by nailing, pinning and tacking campaign materials on them.” […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Obsolete Alliance: Why It is Time for US to Withdraw From NATO

EVIDENCE is mounting that the US commitment to NATO does not truly serve America’s best interests in the twenty-first century, Ted Galen Carpenter notes; he asks whether it is time for the United States to withdraw from the alliance. While NATO is preparing to celebrate its sixty-seventh anniversary in April, the time has come to question whether the alliance’s policies really comply with America’s […]

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Sanders Slams ‘Obscene’ Hollywood Fundraiser for Clinton

SENATOR Bernie Sanders blasted Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday over a pair of fundraisers, one of which she is charging $353,400 for two seats at a dinner table with herself and the Clooneys. Sanders spoke out calling the fundraisers, which are set to take place in April, “obscene.” © AP Photo/ Tom Lynn Clinton Rejects Debate Challenge After Huge Sanders Wins […]

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Gout: Forget the Purines; Skip the Sugar?

Gout: Forget the Purines; Skip the Sugar?

If gout runs in your family, you’ve probably heard the advice to pass on all the animal protein, which would make Paleo difficult at best. But actually, there’s more to the story: instead of blaming meat, we might want to take a hard look at sugar instead. What Is Gout? Gout is a very painful type of inflammatory arthritis. The […]

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Are chocolates sold in the Philippines safe from toxic cadmium and lead?

“Are chocolates sold in the Philippines safe from toxic cadmium and lead?” The Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition raises this concern after As You Sow, a US consumer health watchdog, last week reported finding higher than normal levels of cadmium and lead in 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including Easter chocolate bunnies and eggs. “We ask this question not to […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
Chinese tourists spend $215 billion overseas

Chinese tourists spend $215 billion overseas

A record-breaking $215 billion was spent by Chinese travelers abroad last year, 53 percent more than a year earlier, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).   Even with stock exchange turmoil and a slowing economy China overtook developed countries, including the United States both in cash spent on travelling and the number of trips. Last year the […]

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Fidel Castro on Obama’s Visit: Cuba Can Do Without US ‘Gifts’

CUBA is a self-sufficient state that does not need gifts from Washington, former Cuban President and leader of the historic Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro said Monday. Castro’s remarks come after US President Barack Obama last week made a historic three-day visit to Cuba, the first by a US president since 1928.”We are able to produce food and material wealth we need with the effort and intelligence […]

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‘HE IS NOT HERE, HE IS RISEN!”

Iglesia Filipina Independiente Obispado Maximo 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines   ‘HE IS NOT HERE, HE IS RISEN!” (Luke 24:6) Christ is risen! Alleluia!  A joyous Easter to you, my brothers and sisters.  The Gospel according to Luke (Luke 24:1-12) narrates how the women who had gone to the tomb to finish the preparations for the burial of Jesus […]

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Pope Francis Kneels In Front of Refugees to Kiss Their Feet

WHILE the world tries to recover from the bloody terrorist attacks in Europe, Pope Francis has again demonstrated a sign of love and reconciliation between various religions, media reported. On Friday, the head of the Catholic Church knelt down in front of refugees who fought through every hardship to arrive in Italy, washing and kissing their feet. The move was meant as a sign of love for one’s neighbor […]

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Greed and Christianity, a reflection.*

Greed and Christianity, a reflection.*

CHRISTIANITY is in danger not only because of the marked decline in the number of believers worldwide but also due to its practitioners changing perception of greed and mammon, especially those from highly competitive and influential societies. Greed or avarice is now accepted by many Christians as a necessary free market tool and no longer frowned upon. Instead it is […]

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Pope Francis at Good Friday liturgy held at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

For Pope Francis, Good Friday shrouded in grief over persecuted Christians

By Ann Schneible Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2015 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Pope Francis’ Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day zeroed-in on the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. “In you, Divine Love, we see again today our persecuted brethren: beheaded, crucified, for […]

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Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened

Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened

LIBYA’S late leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that terrorism would be on the rise in Europe if Western leaders help to destabilize the two countries, but no one listened. As a result, Libya and Syria have been plunged into chaos and now Europe has to grapple with a string of gruesome terrorist attacks. The latest assault […]

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Untold Story of Syrian Coup: Who is Really Behind the Plot to Topple Assad?

THANKS to modern technologies one can easily reconstruct the story of Washington’s conspiracy aimed at destabilizing Syria by exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions. In his recent Op-Ed for Russia Today Neil Clark, a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger, writes that former US Secretary of State Clinton’s emails as well as secret labels and reports provided by Wikileaks and American conservative educational foundation Judicial […]

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Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

TALAGANG inililim tayo ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino sa pantalon ng kanyang padron na si Tiyo Samuel matapos nitong makipagkasundo na hayaang magtayo ng limang base militar ang tiyuhin nating pakialamero sa ating bansa. Lalo ngayon magiging paurong ang ating Hukbong Sandatahan dahil imbes na tumindig sa sariling sikap ay tiyak na aasa na naman tayo sa mga pinaglumaan na […]

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Strange Bedfellows in Syria: What Washington Prefers Not to Speak Of
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Strange Bedfellows in Syria: What Washington Prefers Not to Speak Of

ALTHOUGH Washington has long been in denial and refused to admit that US-backed rebel groups were intermingled with al-Qaeda in Syria, the unpleasant truth has finally come to light, Gareth Porter notes. To the embarrassment of the Obama administration, it turns out that the CIA-armed and trained Syrian militants have long been colluding with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front and its close ally Ahrar […]

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Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

THE media hype sparked by terrorist attacks in Brussels has already raised concerns over possible moral hypocrisy. Thousands of people in Europe and across the world expressed their condolences to the victims of violent terrorist attacks. But even as historical landmarks in Europe were illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag and sharing solidarity cartoons on social networks, some […]

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Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless*

By Alexander Mercouris REPORTS of terrorist attacks in Brussels provoke bitter thoughts. These terrorist attack now happen in Europe with the regularity of clockwork. In 2015 Paris witnessed two. Now it is the turn of Brussels. The pattern of response to each of these terrorist attacks is always the same. Western governments express shock and outrage.  Security is tightened. The weeks pass and everything goes back to what […]

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Philippines premier airport under tight security following terrorists attacks in Brussels

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday places the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on heightened alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the European Union’s capital. Security patrols at all of NAIA’s four terminals and its perimeters have been doubled, the MIAA said. The authorities added the deployed airport security personnel were told to be extra vigilant […]

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Europe gets burned playing with fire

Europe gets burned playing with fire

By Finian Cunningham BRUSSELS, the administrative capital of Europe, was turned into a war zone after a series of deadly bomb blasts caused the city to shut down all transport links to the outside world. Zaventem International Airport was struck by two blasts during the early morning rush hour. An hour later, a metro station in downtown Brussels underneath the […]

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Journey to the historic Mount Samat

Journey to the historic Mount Samat

TO MOTORCYCLE riders who are also history buffs, the Mt. Samat National Shrine is a cool place to visit. Situated near the top of Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, the shrine is located 133 kilometers away from Metro Manila. This means lots of roads to ride on for Manileño motorcyclists yet it is not too far like, let’s say the province […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
Dismissed Makati City Mayor Jun-Jun Binay ©EDWIN BACASMAS/newsinfo.inquirer.net

Philippine Court of Appeals junks contempt plea vs. Ombudsman

  THE Philippine Court of Appeals junks for lack of merit a plea to cite in contempt Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in connection with her earlier decision to suspend Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay. The appellate court, in a decision promulgated on March 9, 2016, said the plea filed by Binay and several Makati City employees which include […]

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At Least 28 Dead in Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

At least 28 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Brussels – 15 in its metro and 13 at the city’s airport. At least one of the two Brussels Airport terrorist attacks was carried out by a suicide bomber, Belgian Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said in a press briefing on Tuesday. “There were two explosions at a departure hall in Zaventem this morning. One was […]

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