The season of Advent begins today

November 28, 2015 10:22 pm

The Christian Church uses the yearly cycle of Masses and prayers, broken up into liturgical seasons, to celebrate the whole mystery of Christ, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity who magnanimously decided to share in our humanity to give us human beings the possibility of sharing in His divinity.

The celebration of his life and mission of redeeming mankind begins, of course, with the Incarnation–Christ’s becoming flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Mother Church wisely gives Christians the season of Advent to prepare for Christmas, when we commemorate Christ’s first coming to us.

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Judges’ killings mock Aquino’s governance record

November 28, 2015 12:30 am

WHILE committing our country to the global war on terrorism, President Aquino will do well to also devote some of his attention and energies instead to stopping the wave of killings and assassinations of the nation’s judges—a problem that is … Read more »

Tax reductions are not enough

November 26, 2015 11:08 pm

ALTHOUGH we wouldn’t urge anyone to hold his or her breath, it does seem that the momentum in the Legislature is toward the passage of some version of a tax-reduction measure in the near future. It is an idea that … Read more »

Aisa’s lamp and the awful power sector situation

November 26, 2015 12:49 am

SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. the other day urged the government to help Filipina inventor Aisa Mijeno realize her group’s goal of mass producing its salt-water powered LED lamp invention. Marcos made the exhortation in sadness. He observed that … Read more »

The only thing being sensationalized is Aquino’s self-image

November 25, 2015 12:43 am

AFTER more than five years of laboring under a government led by a man who somehow manages to display diffidence and arrogance at the same, one would think we, in the media, would have had time to become inured to … Read more »

Filipinos are old hands in global fight against terrorism

November 23, 2015 11:14 pm

TO punctuate the forgetfulness of the people at the Palace, our headline yesterday said “Palace calls on Filipinos to be vigilant–PH TO JOIN GLOBAL FIGHT VS. TERRORISM.” This is typical of the mentality of BS Aquino. It’s as though everything … Read more »

What terror takes from us

November 22, 2015 11:51 pm

NOT since the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 has the world been thrown into such a state of fear and worry as it has been in the aftermath of the horrific attacks that have occurred … Read more »

Help protect the Lumad

November 21, 2015 10:02 pm

NOW that the APEC Summit is over, let’s pay attention to serious problems–like that of how the military and the Aquino government are treating our Lumad brethren and fellow Filipinos. We have used for our Sunday Read column the message … Read more »

Don’t call them a State, call them Daesh

November 20, 2015 11:46 pm

WE have become familiar with the names ISIS – an abbreviation for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” the shorter IS, or Islamic State, and occasionally ISIL, which stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” to describe the … Read more »

Heed Pope Francis: It’s everyone’s duty to protect children

November 19, 2015 11:17 pm

TODAY, November 20, is UN World Day for the Rights of Children. Reminding the faithful of today’s celebration, the Holy Father at the end of Wednesday’s general audience said that “It is everyone’s duty to protect children.” He said all … Read more »