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December 23,2014 01:10 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
NOW that the Bicameral Committee of the two Houses of Congress has already approved a reconciled version of the Sugar Act, the likelihood of its becoming law is already certain. However, the Congress had gone into recess and so the final approval of the measure by the two Houses has to wait for the resumption of session in January 2015. Read more...
Pope Francis' visit: Security nightmare
December 23,2014 01:08 AM
By: Jess Dureza
DURING my call to former President Fidel V. Ramos recently in his Makati office, he wondered what kind of security contingency measures were in place for the Pope's visit. He recalled how "Operation Bojingka" of foreign terrorists from the Middle East planning to assassinate Pope John Paul during his visit in the Philippines in the 1970s, was timely discovered and aborted. Read more...
The power of prayer
December 23,2014 01:06 AM
By: Dr. Rex Casiple
ASK, AND you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For the one who asks, receives. The one who seeks, finds. The one who knocks, enters. If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to anyone who asks him! Read more...
We pray amid poverty in Christmas
December 23,2014 01:04 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
“Silent night! Holy night! Guiding star, lend thy light!” – J. MOIER
CAN prayers save us from poverty?
Will there be a miracle if we pray hard for gifts and for Santa Claus and his reindeer to knock on our doors this Christmas season?
Francis Galton, the progenitor of human genetics, said in his 1872 Statistical Inquiries into the Efficacy of Prayer, that he could find no evidence that prayer is effective. Read more...
Finding our anchor
December 23,2014 01:02 AM
By: Fr. Roy Cimagala
NO matter how dynamic our life may be, we somehow know that we need an anchor. We just cannot go on with our life without a purpose, without some knowledge of where we come from or what life is all about. We just cannot be too open to anything without some principles to guide us, some norms and criteria to follow. Read more...
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