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Here’s a trivia question: What did Saint Francisco Marto, the boy among the three shepherd children who saw the Blessed Virgin Mary a century ago in countryside Portugal, have to do to get to heaven? Here’s another: What requests did Lucia Dos Santos, the eldest of the three visionaries aged…

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In less than a month, on October 13, to be exact, Marian devotees the world over will celebrate the centenary of the last of six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children — Lucia dos Santos, 9 going on 10, and her Marto cousins Francisco, turning 9,…

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POLICE killings of defenseless suspects are over. Really. After the Kian, Carl and Kulot capers, cops shooting unarmed drug offenders will find lawmakers, media, rights advocates, irate netizens, the Catholic Church, plus the National Bureau of Investigation, the Public Attorneys Office, the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group,…

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With pain and horror, we continue to get daily news of killings around the country. We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal. We cannot govern the nation by killing…. Heartless violence can be conquered only by a change of heart and by discovering in the depths of…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte should convene the full National Security Council, with former presidents, congressional leaders, Cabinet members, and top defense officials in attendance. Reason: Filipinos here and abroad face grave threats of major attack. Most worrisome is Korea. The North’s claimed development of a hydrogen bomb small enough to go…

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Wendell Talibong has one of the toughest, most dangerous jobs on earth. The fortysomething battles ruthless enemies impervious to any weapon made by man, whose sole goal is to enslave, corrupt, and destroy people, body, mind, heart and soul. One time, while Talibong was hurrying to his home city of…

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For me, my advice to a President who wants to change [is] do not go for martial law. They [people] will just make an issue of it. Go for a revolutionary government, so that everything will be finished. — President Rodrigo Duterte FIRST it was Ferdinand Marcos. Then, irony of…

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ONE down, two to go? Not quite. The ouster of Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s insistence on the resigned BoC chief’s honesty, does not in any way point to a similar fate for Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista or Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.…

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Sandy Cay is a Philippine land territory that is being seized (to put it mildly) or being invaded (to put it frankly) by China. … If [President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano] are courageous, they should send a Philippine Navy ship to guard Sandy Cay, and…

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Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour. — The Gospel of Saint Matthew, 15:28 Marvelous miracles are supposed to kindle faith, as the…

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