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Preparing for La Niña

Forecasters at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration are expecting the country to experience more rains due to a 70 to 80 percent chance for the La Niña weather phenomenon to form in the last quarter of the

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Our duty to spread God’s word

In the gospel, we can notice that Christ was going from one place to another, busy preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. (cfr. Lk 8,1-3) We need to realize that since we have to be

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When positivity sucks

“I have never undergone a COVID-19 test ever since the pandemic began.” Does this statement make me a lucky person or does it make me a poor unfortunate soul? I guess it depends on how you look at it. On

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Never forget

Proclamation No. 1081, dated as signed on September 21, 1972 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos, placed the Philippines under Martial Law, throwing the country into what are widely considered the darkest years its post-colonial history. During those years when unyielding

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Charity to all without condoning evil

That gospel episode about a sinful woman barging into a party where Christ was and proceeding to wash Christ’s feet with ointment (cfr. Lk 7,36-50) shows us that Christ loves everyone, including those who are in very sinful situations, without

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We’re children

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks of his passion, death and resurrection for the second time. Again, the apostles fail to grasp the meaning and gravity of his words. It may also be that they are reluctant, if not unwilling, to

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Securing connections

Over the past 18 months, millions of Filipinos have become increasingly dependent on internet connectivity due to the various quarantine restrictions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work from home and online schooling setups have become common fixtures in many households

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Taking advantage of our sorrows

Since sorrows are unavoidable in our life, we should know how to deal with it properly, even taking advantage of it, for it indeed can help us attain our ultimate goal in life, which is our own salvation, our own

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Moving targets

The global shortage in COVID-19 vaccines will push the country’s target for achieving herd immunity beyond the first quarter of 2022, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez revealed during the Senate deliberations on the proposed P5.02 trillion national budget for next year.

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