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BY : BRO. EDCEL CLOSAS
Gospel of the day:Lukas 2: 41-51(March19, 2013-Tuesday) Lukas2:41-Ug ang iyang mga ginikanan tig-adto sa Jerusalem matag-tuig, sa fiesta sa pagsaylo: Sa Efeso6:4-ug kamong mga amahan, ayaw ninyo pagsuk-a ang inyong mga anak, kondili matutoon hinoon ninyo sila uban sa pagbansay ug pagpahamatngon gikan sa Ginoo.
SaMateo19:14 apan si Jesus miingon, “Paduola kanako ang gagmayng kabataan, ug ayaw ninyo sila pagpugngi, kay ang gingharian sa langit ila sa mga sama kanila.”Mao kini ang nindot sa eksina sa ebanghelyo kay sa Dios nila gibitbit ug dili sa mga dapit sa mga kahilayan ug kalaotan.On the other side, “opposite” kini sa daghang mga ginikanan nga sa mga “kalibotanong lugar” lamang kutob ang ilang mga kabataan, sa lulanghayaw, sa mga malls ug sa mga resorts.
Laktod nga pagkaestorya, dili man kini daotan kay dapit man kini sa “relaxation ug entertainments” apan kini sa daghang higayon nahimong “giabuso” kay anaa lamang dinhi gatuyok ang kinabuhi sa daghang mga tawo uban sa ilang mga kabataan.
Sa Lukas6:39-no blind can carry another blind.Mao kini ang dakong obligasyon sa mga ginikanan nga dili mahimong mga butang tig-agak sa ilang mga kabataan kay aron dili sila mahisugamak sa ngil-ad nga dalan sa kinabuhi.Lukas2:42-Ug sa nagpanuigon na siyag napulog-duha ka tuig, mitungas sila sa Jerusalem sumala sa nabatasan:Dinhi giemphasize ang edad nga 12 anyos si Jesus sanglit mao man kini ang “age of reasons” nga ang usa ka tawo magsugod sa iyang saktong pamuot ug panghunahuna.Ang ebedensya aning maong punto sa dihang nakiglantugi siya sulod sa templo ug kini gapakita sa iyang pagka manggi-alamon.Sa Sirac8:1-gamiton nato ang atong “common sense” kay daghan kanato nga bisan tag-as na kaajo ug edad apan hangtod karon walay “saktong paminsar” kay sige gihapon ug buhat ug kadaotan sa kinabuhi:SPONSORED:Neneth-BobongBalino-Dr.Edith,PhD-TonyJordan-CDO.San Pedro Calungsod, iampo mo kami! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM-Sunday!
Fairytale or Fact?
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BY : JHAN TIAFAU HURST
Think a minute…
There was a man who thought he was going crazy, so he went to the doctor for an expert opinion. The doctor examined the man and told him: “I have to agree with you. You’re crazy.” But the man got angry and said: “I want a second opinion!” So the doctor said, “OK, you’re ugly too.” Sometimes we don’t want to hear the facts.
A survey in America showed that 90% of Americans say they believe heaven is real, but only 25% of those same people say they believe hell is a real place. That’s like saying you believe there is light but no darkness, that there is right but no wrong. Common sense tells you that doesn’t make any sense! Just saying a place is not real doesn’t make it true. It’s like saying the North Pole is not real just because we don’t think so.
The fact is Jesus Christ talked about hell much more than he did heaven. He said hell is a real place that’s full of the worst pain and endless suffering for everyone who rejects His good life by choosing to live their own way instead of the true way He created us to enjoy. Jesus repeatedly explained that the reason He came to give His innocent life was to pay the penalty for all our sins. God the Son came to save us from suffering in hell forever, even though it cost Him His own divine life. You see, we can’t say we believe Jesus Christ spoke the truth about some things, but that He lied about other things like hell. He can’t be God and be a liar too.
Remember, since God is perfectly good and pure, it’s simply not possible for Him to live together with any kind of wrong or evil. Otherwise, He wouldn’t be God! Just like light and darkness cannot be in the same place together. But if we want God to leave us alone, He will. After all, He’s the One Who gave us our freedom to choose in the first place. He will never force us to love Him and live the way He created us to enjoy.
Jesus said that even though our body dies, our soul will live forever—either in heaven or in hell. So it’s up to us to choose whether we want Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and way of living, or our own way. Heaven or hell. But you’re the only one who can send yourself to hell, because God’s already done everything He possibly can so you don’t go there. The choice and risk is yours.
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Pray in the Name of Jesus Christ
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BY : ALEX PODADOR
THE Book of Leviticus tells this: the high priest alone was allowed to go into the Most Holy Place of the tabernacle or temple—which pictured entering into the direct presence of God.
And even he was commanded to go there only once a year—on the Day of Atonement (cf. Leviticus 16).
But today, because Jesus of Nazareth died for our sins, true Christians have direct access to the Father.
Instead of fearing death in coming before God, we are rather instructed: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”! (Hebrews 4:16).
Through the “name”—the office and authority of Jesus Christ—we can directly approach God in prayer and worship.
We do not need any human priest as a kind of intercessor. For we already have the greatest High Priest—Jesus Christ (v. 14).
And He taught His true followers: “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23-24).
To truly and correctly use Jesus’ name, we must obey Him and ask according to His will.
Remember that in the Sermon on the Mount, Christ warned: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
The Apostle John explained: “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4).
So as we approach God in heartfelt, regular prayer, be sure we are obeying your Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
Though He does not expect instant spiritual maturity, He does want us to walk in this way through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Then come to the Father through Christ ALONE to make the direct contact of effective prayer.
Coming fully and perfectly in Christ’s name would certainly include praying to the true God, being filled with the Scriptures, obeying God, forgiving others, having deep faith in God.
Learn to constantly pray to God—communing and walking with Him. Then, as the end of this age approaches and the awesome trials and tests of the full Christian life come upon us—as they surely will—we will know exactly what to do and how to do it.
Since Jesus cried out to God for strength and courage, He was not afraid when His time had come to die.
God grant that you will learn to pray as Jesus did! For you should now understand how to use one of the most powerful tools in the entire universe.
Read 526 times | Posted on March 19, 2013 @ 6 years ago
BY : BEN EMATA
(First of two parts)
Extreme poverty must be sweeping wide in some areas in the Philippines that drive some underage girls into the practice of the oldest profession in the world — prostitution.
According to a TV news story in the American continent, young girls in their tender age of 14 and 15 have been charging foreigner-tourists the amount of one thousand five hundred pesos to perform sex.
It was not mentioned that these practices are taking place in Metro Manila and nearby cities but surely is happening in the former American bases like Subic and in Angeles city. This is truly disturbing.
Of course we knew for a fact that prostitution is anywhere especially in big cities in Luzon, the Visayas and in Mindanao which is abundant but having minors involved in this business is just terrible.
This is definitely outrageous, really a crime that is so shameful and unacceptable.
I condemn the hardest way the parents of these girls for their lack of responsibility in the handling of their children.
This thing cannot happen if the parents are concerned so much of their children.
There should be strict discipline in the home and watching closely the children twenty fours a day.
These underage girls belong to the secondary schools. They should be watched especially the time frame of their studies as well as the time when they are supposed to be at home.
Where are the parents? I even supposed they allow these girls to make money the easy way to help support the family.
A house can never be a home unless the parents are doing their best to take care of their children.
Otherwise, the kids should be taken away from them and let the parents rot in jail for negligence and irresponsibility.
I call the attention of our leaders especially the legislators to draft laws that will punish harshly the parents of the girls who engage in prostitution at an early age. (ben-emata.com)
Comelec disallows movement of inmates
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By Rutchie C. Aguhob
NO prisoner is allowed to leave the jail premises 30 days before and 30 days after the election, pursuant to Section 261 of the Omnibus Election Code (OEC).
Deputized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to enforce this particular section of the OEC is the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and its director, said Misamis Occidental Provincial Election Supervisor Stalin A. Baguio.
Among others, he said, Section 261 says “it is unlawful for the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, any provincial warden, the keeper of the jail or the person or persons required by law to keep prisoners in their custody, who illegally orders or allows any prisoner detained in the national penitentiary, or the provincial, city or municipal jail to leave the premises, 30 days before and 30 days after the election.”
Relative to this, the jail officials concerned shall post in three conspicuous public places a list of prisoners under their care.
The list shall include the “detention prisoners,” who must be categorized as such, Atty. Baguio added.
As Comelec deputies, the BJMP and its directors are required to comply with all orders, directives and resolutions, which the Comelec may from time to time promulgate. (Rutchie C. Aguhob – Media ng Bayan/jdelpf)
Kongrats, MinPress Dev-Mons. Abacahin
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Sinulat ni Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor
CAGAYAN de Oro City – “Nalipay ako kaayo sa pagkatukod sa Mindanao Press Alliance for Sustainable Development (MinPressDev),” pulong ni Monsignor Elmer Abacahin, president sa Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC).
Matud niya, nga ang kalambigitan sa prensa diha sa sustainable development, nahiuyon kaayo sa panginahanglan sa kalibutan karong panahon.
“Even the late Pope Paul VI naghisgot gyud sa sustainable development kay ang pagpalahutay sa kalamboan sa katawhan importante kaayo,” pamahayag ni Mons. Abacahin atol sa eksklusibong interbiyu sa Mindanao Star Daily.
Dugang niya, “MinPressDev is another giant step towards helping members of media in the area of development, ilabi na sa atong nasod ug partikular sa Mindanao. So, congratulations, MinPressDev!”
Nanghinaut si Mons. Abacahin nga madasig ang daghang ginsakpan sa media nga mopasakop sa MinPressDev.
Sa nasayran nga ang MinPressDev usa ka hugpong sa newspaper publishers, editors ug columnists; radio and television station managers, news directors, program ug production managers, information officers sa mga buhatang pribado ug publiko; on-line news administrators.
Ang MinPressDev pormal nga natukod kaniadtong petsa-22 sa Pebrero ning tuiga atol sa iyahang labing unang asembliya diha sa Pryce Plaza Hotel ning dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. (Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor ug sakop sa MinPressDev)
Police chiefs gi-reshuffle
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Sinulat ni Divina M. Suson
ILIGAN City – Gi-reshuffle ang mga opisyal sa kapulisan ning dakbayan, ug nagtoo si Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz nga kini may positibong epekto.
Ang reshuffling gipahigayon human ang dakbayan sa Iligan nakasinati sa lainlaing krimin karong bag-o.
Lakip sa nakatandog sa kalinaw ug kahusay ning dakbayan ang pagkabanhig-patay sa duha ka ginsakpan sa Iligan City Police Office (ICPO), dili pa dugay.
Apektado sa reshuffling ang lima ka station commanders, subay usab sa sugyot ni Representante Vicente “Varf” Belmonte Jr. nganha sa City Peace and Order Council (CPOC). (Divina M. Suson/jdelpf)
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez champions women’s welfare
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CAGAYAN de Oro City – Fighting for the welfare of women and the poor has always been the crusade of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro), contrary to some mis-information being spread against him.
Rep. Rodriguez has filed House Bill 5956 that grants favorable working conditions to mothers in the private sector for the purpose of attending to the personal care of their infants.
Specifically, the Bill gives mothers additional two months paid maternity leave aside from the current two.
Further, the bill gives mothers the option to extend their leave for another two months, with security of job and tenure protected, so that mothers can maximize their exclusive breastfeeding period.
Rep. Rodriguez explained that “studies of the Food and Nutrition Researh Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) have always shown that next to inadequate milk flow, working out of home was the top reason given by mothers why they stop breastfeeding. And my proposed bill is meant to directly address this problem.”
He has also fought to put into law more stringent regulations in the marketing of milk for children by manufacturers.
While the existing law only provides for government review of advertising materials for infant milks, he has proposed the outright ban on advertising of milk intended for infants and continued regulation of all sales promotions on milk intended for older children.
Coupled with this, he has also proposed stiffer penalties of imprisonment and cancelation of the license to operate of violators. (Advertorial)
PCL regional assembly nagpadayon
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Sinulat ni Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor
TAPUSON karon ang duha ka adlaw nga End-Term Regional Assembly sa Philippine Councilors League nga gisugdan kagahapon dinhi sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro.
Sa pa niana, si Mayor Vicente Emano miluwat og memorandum nga nagtugot sa mga sakop sa konseho pagtambong sa kalihokan.
Ang maong panugot gipasubay sa regional memorandum circular 2013-03 ug 2013-04 sa rehiyonal nga buhatan sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Mangulo sa ginsakpan sa konseho sa dakbayan atol sa nahisgotang assembly si Konsehal Ian Mark Nacaya, kinsa maoy regional president sa PCL-10. (uban sa report sa The Power/Arjay S. Felicilda, sakop sa MinPressDev)
Pagkaylap sa ‘rabies’ pugngan
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NANINGUHA ang city council of committee on health nga mapunggan ang pagkaylap sa rabies dinhi sa syudad sa Cagayan de Oro.
Kini, pinaagi sa pagpamakuna sa mga iro batok rabies diha sa kabarangayan.
Karong bag-o, gibakunahan sa City Veterinary Office ang 89 ka iro atol sa Peopel to People Program diha sa mga barangay Tagpangi, Taglimao, Tuburan, Pagalungan ug Balubal.
Matud sa report, magpadayun kini nga kampanya aron mahilayo ang katawhan gikan sa nahisgotang sakit. (JRG/asf)