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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

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.

ALL THAT FITS | Food, glorious food

Food is a joyful thing. Sharing food is much more joyous. Thus, it was my great joy to be in a gathering to celebrate food (and eat some) during the launching of Heirloom Recipes of the Cordillera. How wonderful to have a book on traditional knowledge on food selection and preparation at the same time express one’s indigenous identity. Such persistence is also an expression of self-determination.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Damn the dam

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net (Editors note: The following is an excerpt from the Author’s novel, Cordillera Red Rising, published with Amazon.com) …

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Prayerful mothers

“Lord Almighty, look at me, your servant! See my trouble and remember me! Don’t forget me! If you give me a son, I promise that I will dedicate him to you for his whole life and that he will never have his hair cut” – I Samuel 1:11

MAKAN A LA PINOY | Sinantolan ken ensalada a wombok

Daytoy inaramid ko itatta ket sabali gapu ta ready-made ti inusarko a buro a santol ken naapgad ti timplana. Isu a nagnayonak iti getta ti niog tapno sumam-it bassit ket mabalanse ti ramanna. Ingisak daytoy iti sibuyas, bawang, liempo ken sili a berde.