In the very beginning, the Holy Spirit, who’s feast we celebrate today, was with the Creator of the universe, moving over His creation. As the 2nd person of the Trinity, Jesus was very much aware of this. Hence, he promised his disciples before He ascended to His Father, that He will send an advocate to be with them. The disciples did not understand this promised. Hence, they were filled with FEAR. They were scattered, discouraged, and some even did not see any point in staying together as ‘followers’ or believers.
Month: May 2023
At Ground level | US reasserts presence in Pacific island nations
Now playing out in a hitherto-neglected region of the world – but not that far from our own beleaguered corner – is the escalating tension between the United States and China.
Washington prosecutor declines to press charges against 4 Fil-Am activists
“We are here today to stand with the DC4 in their courageous protest on May 2 and celebrate the victory and the justness of our cause. This form of protest against Marcos and his cronies was so righteous that the US state could not even justify moving forward with charges.”
1 peasant leader arrested, 2 youth organizers disappeared
“We call on the Filipino people, be vigilant. Uphold basic human rights for all.”
Groups oppose railroading of Maharlika fund
One critic said certifying the bill as urgent is an “abuse of the presidential power to circumvent the constitutional requirements” in passing a law.
SB19’s ‘Gento’ is an ode to ordinary folk
Combined with the visuals that the music video served, SB19’s Gento also appears to give a nod to not just the struggle of the Mahalima themselves but also that of the ordinary folk.
Lay-offs at Wyeth ‘a clear-cut case of union busting,’ workers insist
The union has described the lay-offs as a “gross violation” of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, and “a clear-cut case of union busting.”
Kin of political prisoners ask high court to ‘promulgate writ of kalayaan’
“It is a travesty of justice that pork barrel mastermind Janet Napoles has been acquitted along with her cohorts who are now sitting senators, but no political prisoner whose cases are made up has been included in any of the trumpeted mass releases of elderly PDLs since the start of the pandemic in 2020.”
Farmers say no to proposed national land use law
A farmers group expressed its apprehension over the bill as the HOR rejected a ban on the conversion of agricultural lands devoted to food. Mariano, a former agrarian reform secretary, said that “ensuring land use for food production is a paramount duty and obligation of the State.”
The main ingredient
“They should put their main ingredient here as union-busting.”
At Ground Level | US, Phl update defense guidelines
The US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty, nearly 75 years old now, is being dusted off in the light of “current and emerging threats” to the two countries – read: China’s increasing belligerence about Taiwan and its own maritime claims over almost the entire South China Sea.