Monday, 09 April 2012 00:00
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me…” (Galatians 2:20, the Holy Bible).
JUSTICE BOY GUERRERO PASSESS AWAY: Condolences to the family of former Sandiganbayan and Court of Appeals Justice, and former Land Transportation chief, Buenaventura Guerrero. According to reports from the UP Law Sigma Rho Fraternity e-group quoting Lourdes Guerrero, Justice “Boy”, as he was called, died last April 7, 2012. Details of his wake and interment will follow.
ANNUAL SACRIFICES, AND THE GOOD THEY DO? And so, another Holy Week has passed, and with it, the “annual sacrifice” that believers routinely do, albeit on a yearly basis, under the hope that it would wipe away their sins. But is this kind of “annual sacrifice” acceptable to the Bible? Let us read what Hebrews 10:1-2 says.
“The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered?”
PNOY NAMES SALCEDA TO GREEN CLIMATE FUND: President Noynoy Aquino recently designated Albay Gov. Joey Salceda as Asian representative and Board director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Earlier, the Asian Group at the UNFCCC agreed to give the Philippines the priority right to their lone seat in the Green Climate Fund Board of Directors in the first three years. The position needs a competent and knowledgeable finance expert with concrete experience on climate change financing. Salceda is widely known as a Green Economist.
Salceda, whom the UN named as its global champion on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for innovative ideas implemented in his province and later on adapted by other local government units and the national government, also served as Advisor of the Green Climate Fund’s Transitional Committee.
ALBAY PALARONG BICOL 2012 CHAMP: And here’s another story from Bicol: Albay romped away with the championship of the recently concluded Palarong Bicol 2012 held in Naga City, besting 12 other contingents from all over Region V. It also won the same honors last year. Albay posted an impressive 569 points score, based on the Department of Education (DepEd) official tally.
Delighted by his province’s back-to-back victory, Gov. Salceda said two wins in a row should “convince ourselves of the intrinsic strength of the Albayano team”. The province last year bagged the championship after a medal drought of 24 years, when it hosted the Bicol sports meet at the Provincial Sports Complex in Guinobatan town.
P332M FOR ALBAY’S INDIGENTS: And, finally, Albay expects an additional P332 million as share of some 19,767 indigent families from four of its towns and this city, from the government’s Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT). Gov. Salceda said the government is set to release an initial P 55.4 million, equivalent to two months allocation, through the Land Bank of the Philippines, directly to the indigent families at P1,400 each per month.
by Atty. Batas Mauricio
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