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Full impact

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva last week warned countries have yet to see the full impact of tightening financial conditions and that central banks still have some way to go in the battle with inflation. Global growth is expected

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Beware of Pharisaical legalism

What is Pharisaical legalism? At bottom, it’s the understanding of law that is based only on our human ways, ignoring the ultimate basis of law who is God as revealed fully in Christ. As such, it tends to be rigid,

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Luxuries

There were two recent stories that got my attention and I wanted to discuss in this article. The first involves 17-year-old Filipino-Singaporean Tiktokker Zoe Gabriel, who became one of social media’s flavor of the week when her video thanking her

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Accelerating internet speeds

The Speedtest Global Index report of US-based Ookla that gathers information on connectivity worldwide showed that telecommunication companies’ investments in infrastructure are paying off as the speed of internet connections via fixed broadband and mobile accelerated in December by 7

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The need for continuing adaptation

When Christ said, “No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse,” (Mk 2,21) we are somehow reminded that in

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Cost of living

A survey by the World Economic Forum warned that the cost-of-living crisis will be the biggest global risk over the next two years, as global inflation remains at sky-high levels after energy and food costs rocketed last year following the

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What the Sto. Niño tells us

On this Feast of the Sto. Niño, we are reminded that irrespective of whatever status we have in this life, it is always necessary that we be like children. Why? Christ told his disciples clearly: “Unless you turn and become

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Unforgivable shortcomings

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines officials were castigated by senators Thursday for alleged lax security as they remain clueless on the root cause of the massive disruption of flights on New Year’s Day which affected more than 65,000 passengers

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The power of faith

Remember that episode when a paralytic was presented to Christ for curing under great effort? (cfr. Mk 2,1-12) Christ was so amazed at their faith that he not only cured the man of his illness but also forgave his sins,

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Karmic due process

So the Department of Interior and Local Government has asked high ranking police officials all over the country to submit courtesy resignations because there are those that are apparently involved in the illegal drug trade. The pronouncement was apparently made

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From curse to cure

That very inhuman martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, beheaded just as a reward to a dancing girl, (cfr. Mk 6,14-29) clearly tells us that martyrdom caused by a most crazy reason is a possibility in our life. We should

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PENRO holds management conference

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Globe logs over 11M prepaid SIM registrants

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Wife seeks justice for La Castellana man’s execution

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Bacolod senior citizen registers 20-year-old SIM

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