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AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Smartmatic has spoken

In the end, the only legacy of the Smartmatic voice is to voice out the fact the current systems in the Philippines do not work for the sake of the majority of the Filipino people. As a friend has pointed out in her Facebook post: Who said that the elections will solve the woes of the Filipino people anyway.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | A theology of work

“You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me…In six days I, the LORD made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested.” – Exodus 20:9-11

EDITORIAL | May Day (Not the S.O.S.)

May Day, today, we celebrate the progress hewn by the working class the world over, the collective lessons drawn from their history of struggle; and all those times these lessons remind us that the substantial gains of the working class; especially those in our midst who in their unity and progressive organizations win their battles for better working conditions and progress for the people of the nation and not for imperialism, not for a culture of greed and unconscionable private accumulation of wealth.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | The Duterte identification to Issues

Flagrantly antipeople, antinational and antidemocratic character of his regime would include his pro-China stance. While Digong had practically sold the Philippine patrimonial rights to the Philippine Seas and tooting the Philippines as a province of China, now the regime would want to impose the International Arbitral decision that had limited the rights of China far from the disputed islands that are presumably within the boundary rights of the Philippines.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Choosing leaders whom the Lord has chosen

“After you have taken possession of the land that the LORD your God is going to give you and have settled there, then you will decide you need a king like all the other nations around you. Be sure that the man you choose to be king is the one whom the LORD has chosen… He must be one of your own people; do not make a foreigner your king. The king is not to have a large number of horses for his army, and he is not to send people to Egypt to buy horses, because the LORD has said that his people are never to return there. The king is not to have many wives, because this will make him turn away from the LORD; and he is not to make himself rich with silver and gold… When he becomes king, he is to have a copy of the book of God’s laws and teachings made from the original copy kept by the levitical priests. He is to keep this book near him and read from it all his life, so that he will learn to honor the LORD and to obey faithfully everything that is commanded in it. This will keep him from thinking that he is better than other Israelites and from disobeying the Lord’s commands in any way. Then, he will reign for many years, and his descendants will rule Israel for many generations.” – Deuteronomy 17:14-20

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | AFP – cradle of noble heroes – not

But I guess for the AFP, the Philippine National Anthem is just a song full of emotions signifying nothing. In the first place, the AFP was not created to defend the motherland. Story be told, it was created to defend the rulers of the Philippines.