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Weekly Reflections: Theology of motherhood

When we talk of motherhood, there are two stories that would come to my mind. One is found in I Kings 3:16-28. It was written to illustrate King Solomon’s wisdom. The story is about two prostitutes who were living in one house, each of whom had given birth to a son. Then, one morning one of the two babies was found dead. Both mothers claimed for themselves the other baby who was alive.

As the bamboos sway: Sons and Daughters of Abraham on the March

President Duterte has labeled activists as communists and terrorists. Although he has not labeled her as such, he had an Australian nun, Sister Patricia Fox, 72, incarcerated, had her visa revoked, and ordered to go back to Australia for being a nuisance. Fox had been in the Philippines close to three decades advocating for peasants’ rights.

Daranudor ti Ilocandia: Siasinno ti agbenbenepisyo iti tabako?

Napapanawen nga ipaayda met ti nainkalintegan a benepisyo kanyada. Saan laeng a simple a responsibilidad dagiti agturturay a pasayaaten ti kabibiagda. Daytoy ket utangda iti tunggal pamilya ti mannalon a nangipaay ti binilyon-bilyon a buwis ken bingay dagiti lokal a gobierno.

From under this hat: Is the Baguio’s finest blotter, red baiting?

Vilification, false charges, torture and harassment are all actions taken by the police and armed forces during the Marcos martial law period. They were tyrannical policies made and used to subjugate the Filipinos. I still wonder how there still are what they call “die hards or loyalists” to that dictatorship?

Weekly Reflections: Threefold message of the risen Christ

The angel spoke to the women. “You must not be afraid,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying. Go quickly now, and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from death, and now he is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him!’ Remember what I have told you.” – Matthew 28:5-7

Daranudor ti Ilocandia: Siasinno ti agbenbenepisyo iti tabako?

Saan a marisut dagitoy a problema dagiti mannalon babaen laeng ti panangilatang iti pondo para kadakuada, kas ti ilanlanad ti RA 7171 ken RA 8240. Kasapulan a sibubukel a kitaen dagiti integral a ramen ti kabuklan nga industriya, ti korapsyon iti burukrasya ken ti kinapateg ti pannakaipatungpal ti pudno a reporma ti daga.

As the Bamboos Sway: FilAm Progressives to host Stop the Killings Speaking Tour

Set to begin on April 20, 2018 in Washington DC and to culminate on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and the Malaya Movement – USA (MMUSA) are hosting a Stop the Killings Speaking Tour in mainland USA. The advocacy caravan will move from DC to New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and on to Los Angeles where a rally at the Philippine Consulate will be held.

As The Bamboos Sway: Supreme mockery of the Supreme Court

Events unfolding in the Philippines now with President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte as the main clown are so funny, I could not even laugh anymore. First in my list rests on Digong meeting with Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited Chairman Dr. Lui Che Woo in Dec. 6, 2017. The Group is a Macau-based casino company and those present in the meeting said that a casino in Boracay was discussed. Shortly, in Feb. 15, it was reported that Boracay had been declared a cesspool by Digong and tourist businesses were given only two months to clean up or face closures.

Bandillo: Terror tag the chef at a panciteria?

Yes, I am a passionate activist. A writer-journalist, too. Had I not been one, I could have been any of the following – food technologist, researcher-scientist, chef in a panciteria, photo-journalist at Reuters, a librarian or an anchor in a music station. Never a terrorist, as the Department Of Justice (DOJ) alleges.

Daranudor Ti Ilocandia: Siasinno ti agbenbenepisyo iti tabako?

Ti tabako, kas maimulmula ken kas sibubukel nga industriya ket addaan ti napateg nga kaipapanan iti pakaistoryaan, ekonomiya ken politika ti Ilocos. Ngem sino kadi ti pudno nga agnumnumar iti daytoy nga industriya – manipud iti panangpatanor ti tabako, iti linakoan ti bulong ken sigarilyo, ken iti panagbuwis?