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Chinese goodwill in the time of novel coronavirus

The 2019 novel coronavirus, our common enemy There is a time to bash or rather curse China for its occupation of islands and islets claimed or owned by Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia in the South China Sea. There is a time to become suspicious about the financial aid China offers to the Philippines and …

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Pray for China! Pray for Wuhan City, Hubei Province!

Novel coronavirus, now a global health emergency As of this writing, there has been reported 9,843 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known as the Wuhan coronavirus and 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The bulk of the confirmed cases are reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. There are …

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Apollo Quiboloy worshippers, what now? FBI raids church in Los Angeles

More troubles, not blessings, for Apollo Quiboloy Troubles and shame keep mounting for Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and, to some extent, people in his circle. According to the news article, dated Jan. 30, by The Philippine Star, “The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the church of evangelist Apollo Quiboloy in Los Angeles that led to …

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Of Duterte, Quiboloy, and KAPA

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post not to defend KAPA Community Ministry International, Inc. a religious organization that is involved in a Ponzi scheme. Philippine political and religious realities In Philippine politics, the leaders, especially those belonging to political dynasties and large prominent rich families, wear rose-colored glasses, occupy heavenly thrones, and believe they are …

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Jesus or Mammon: Of Christians and money

Love of money, not God, rules A few months ago, I found at church a New International Version (NIV) Bible, which is published and distributed by Touchlife Global Foundation (formerly Biblica). How could someone forget to take their Bible home after religious service? Being a “finders, keepers” person, I took it home. As you would …

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Of Mon Tulfo, Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, and Erwin Tulfo

‘Lazy’ and ‘slowpoke’: these were the words Duterte’s special envoy for public diplomacy to China Mon Tulfo used to describe Filipino construction workers. In doing so, he defended the influx of Chinese construction workers as well as illegal, undocumented foreign, particularly Chinese, workers. Most of these illegal, undocumented Chinese workers arrived as tourists and then …

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Open letter to Kuwaiti Instagram star Sondos Al Qattan

To Sondos Al Qattan, a blogger and social media influencer from the Persian Gulf nation of Kuwait, I hope you are in good health when you read this letter. I hope that it reaches you and that you really do read it and above all, reflect and repent after reading. I believe it must have …

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Duterte, not God, is the STUPID one (but he is just being truthful) Part 2

Don’t forget to read Part 1. Duterte’s stupid independent foreign policy Duterte talks about having an independent foreign policy that sides with no particular nation. However, he sides with China and Russia and this he does by criticizing the United States and the United Nations. Stupid, is he not? Diehard Duterte Supporters criticize the Catholic …

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Duterte, not God, is the STUPID one (but he is just being truthful) Part 1

Duterte and religion After reading news articles and social media posts about Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s tirades against the Catholic Church, which culminated into him calling God ‘stupid’, I cannot help but recall a verse I have read in the Bible years ago. The verse says that the foolishness of God is wiser than …

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Trump-Kim Summit

The meeting that will change the world Like everyone else who keeps watch of the upcoming June 12 historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump – between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA) – we cannot help but wonder what …

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