Tuesday, 26 November 2013 00:00
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “... For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit…” (1 Peter 4:6, the Holy Bible).
CALLS FOR ‘PRESIDENT PACQUIAO’ RESURFACE: With his convincing 12-round victory over Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios Sunday (November 24, 2013) at The Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macau, calls for Manny Pacquiao to become President of the Philippines have resurfaced. One such call came all the way from New York, USA.
Mariano Patalinjug (MarPatalinjug@aol.com) wrote: “Atty. Batas Mauricio:
Is (Pacquiao) a ‘Born-Again Christian’ now? If so, he is still very much a Christian! The Roman Catholic Church, through its powerful political arm the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, will very likely give putative presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao its full support.
“That way, he has a very good chance of winning—even if his opponent turns out to be Bongbong Marcos, or Bong Revilla, both of whom, as you know, are now entangled in the smelly P10 billion `pork barrel’ scam and may in fact be prosecuted by the Department of Justice in the second batch.
POTENTIAL TO BE A GOOD PRESIDENT: “And why not this world-famous greatest boxer, pound for pound, Manny Pacquiao, as President of the Philippines! We’ve had a brilliant lawyer, a graduate of the University of the Philippines, whom the Filipino people easily if not eagerly and with such hopes elected President. Did he use his brilliance for the good of his country and his people?
“You know the answer to that one, of course! He used his brilliance to earn (a distinction from) the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest kleptocrat among the world’s leaders of his time!
“Maybe it is time for the Filipino people to elect as President somebody who is less brilliant… but who may have a truly [vs. hypocritically] kindly heart for the Filipino people. I do not think he has any ambition of making it to the Guinness Book of World Records as a kleptocrat. The world already knows him to be the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of all time. I think that’s good enough for Manny Pacquiao. He has the potential to be a good President.”
“WATER SCAM” HOUNDS DBM, TOO: I am glad that the Ombudsman is also investigating, in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam being attributed to Janet Lim Napoles, some officials of the Department of Budget and Management for their possible participation. I have just received reports that officials of the DBM are not only in on the pork barrel scam, but even on a host of other scams, particularly a “water scam”. Call me if you want the details of this “water scam”.
ST. PETER’S BONES OR NOT? Whether or not the bones unveiled and blessed by Pope Francis on Sunday, November 24, 2013, belong to St. Peter, the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, is not the issue. The issue is whether those bones can be brought back to life someday. The answer, according to Ezekiel 37 and 1 Peter 3:18-20 and 4:6, is, yes. Now, how about you, dear readers, will your bones be brought back to life someday?
“ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION”: What, really, is the truth about the Iran nuclear deal which world powers and Iran concluded Sunday? Will it really freeze Iran’s nuclear program, or, as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others are saying, will it only allow Iran to build its nuclear bombs faster? Whatever, I am convinced this is all part of the Biblical prediction about the “abomination of desolation” against Israel. Watch and, better yet, pray!
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