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 * ‘IGLESIA ROBOTS’. 09434299131: Analysis of the data from the TV5-SWS Exit Poll for the recent elections showed that the INC vote is only 75% solid. Thank God, not all them are robots. But it appears that the order of the INC bosses was to vote for Duterte-Marcos. Again, thank God that the INC vote wasn’t enough to make Marcos win. This shows the INC leadership for what they really are - plain & simple opportunists. They wait until the last minute to reveal their choices & they usually go for the winning candidates based on the surveys. How very cunning of them. This has created the perception that they are king makers, just like Apollo Quiboloy. What a bunch of hypocrites!

DURING THE GROUNDBREAKING, ATTY. DANNY L. PONDEVILLA, NONECO General Manager, the project which will serve the 2 barangays - San Juan and Ermita in the island, was expected to be finished within 6 months and will ultimately benefit Sipaway Island which was then enjoying only a six-hour electric service using a generator set from NONECO. With the energization of the submarine cable, Sipaway residents will enjoy 24 hours electricity, and lower the cost of power in the area. This project will also be the catalyst for other improvements in the island.*

Labor Forum: El Presidente, ‘The Punisher’

It is well said that for every crisis in our history, it has been providential that a man will spring out from among us to lead the people and meet the challenge of times. Like a juggernaut, then presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte swept across the nation during the May 9, 2016 national election garnering more than 15 million votes humbling his political rivals that was considered phenomenal in the most excited and colorful elections

Gentle Whisper: Violence in the Church

“If it be your Holy Will, grant that a place of your abiding be continued still to be a sanctuary and a light.”

Philippine history overflowing of acts of church terrorism, during the Spanish Colonial period which was dominated by the Church and are perpetuated today with threats of excommunication against those perceived dissenters to their Church positions or teachings, such as in the present context, those advocates of Reproductive Health and pro-women. Perhaps the Church hierarchy, conservative religious and other parties and clergy used to dictating the Filipino people ever since they were known as “FRIARS” still feeling superior and righteous, and thought they were in control. So much so, even today, just as what they used to do with our ancestors, manipulating us. What we are experiencing in the hands of our Church is a repeat of Church history: the church teaching ever since is that “any development not in accordance with its dogma is terrorist”.

Gentle Whisper: One Thing Bad in Us

Everyone wants to have and to accumulate “power” believing that if they had such force everything will be alright. But no, there’s no need for us to hope, to wish, to struggle in order to acquire one. We have the power to resolve problems, and it motivates us for the challenges of everyday chores that sometimes get ahead of us.

The Latin word from which “power” derives is the equivalent of the substituting the word “dynamite” for the word “power,” you can begin to understand the greatness of it. Greek word dynamis, a word used all through the New Testament. And from dynamis is derived the English word dynamite.