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Pacquiao’s killer instinct killed

Not only was the renowned boxer ridiculous in the presentation of his stand on pushing for the death penalty revival in the Philippines last August 6. He was also not equipped with the statistical data to support his stand. More ludicrous was his use of fallacious reasons to bolster his stand.

A Theology of Non-conformity

“…Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him.  This is the true worship that you should offer.  Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind.  Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2

Reflections at the Beach

I don’t know what ran into Jaxson’s mind. I didn’t bother to ask him why after. All I know is he had fun. He said so himself. I guess he had fun racing with the water to topple what he had sat up a million and one times. He had fun with the frenzy, the rush of having those walls built, knowing all along that they will soon melt away into nothingness – again and again.

On the AFP stopping the flow of NPA Support

If the AFP thinks that they could dry up the urban lakes to catch the fishes in the countrysides and think that they are brilliant, they are just showing their latest stupidity. It would be like, on a grander scale, mowing down all the activists (who are politicized)  marching in the urban streets but not touching the NPAs in the countrysides at all.

A Theology of Power

“Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me.” – Luke 18:22

Duterte’s Violence spills over the USA

How could one keep quiet and not exercise one’s rights when blatant anomalies in government are so glaring that not to say anything is tantamount to let the worse turn into worst

A Theology of Creation

“Why have you done this terrible thing?  Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground, like a voice calling for justice.   You are placed under a curse and can no longer farm the soil.  The soil has soaked up your brother’s blood as if it had opened its mouth to receive it when you killed him.  If you try to grow crops, the soil will not produce anything; you will be a homeless wanderer on earth” – Gen.4:10-12

Yolanda dela Torre, the Singer

Let me now share an article and a poem I have written about her. The article was tweaked from the defunct Kapitbahay and reprinted in the Asian Journal – San Diego. The poem was dedicated to her during her birthday in April 2018.

YOUTH SPEAK | The Cost of Incineration

Clearly, it will take a while for behavior modification among the citizens of Baguio to practice a lifestyle void of waste. But for what it is worth, a clean environment for the cool city of Pines already aggravated by construction and traffic congestion, it is a cost I am most willing to pay.

A message for OFWs

“Don’t imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace. If you keep quiet at a time like this, help will come from heaven to the Jews, and they will be saved, but you will die and your father’s family will come to an end. Yet who knows—maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen!” -Esther 4:13-14