Yearly Archives: 2019

This psalm expresses quiet trust amid troubling c…

This psalm expresses quiet trust amid troubling circumstances, combining the classic psalm categories of “individual lament” and “psalm of confidence.” Many take this psalm to be a companion to Psalm 3, because 4:8 seems to echo 3:5. Perhaps the two psalms were meant to be read at the beginning and end of a single day, since the past tense of …

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Town dangles reward for drug tipsters

Town dangles reward for drug tipsters Lorraine L. Ecarma (The Freeman) – August 19, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — Daanbantayan is taking steps in fortifying the crackdown on illegal drugs in the effort to attain a drug-free status, its chief executive said. Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura said he will be coordinating with the Municipality Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) …

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During anti-trafficking operation: 28 rescued, 2 arrested in KTV bar

During anti-trafficking operation: 28 rescued, 2 arrested in KTV bar CEBU, Philippines — Eleven minors were among the 28 rescued during an anti-trafficking operation at a KTV bar on General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City near midnight on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Two suspects of legal age were arrested – Jefferson Taplada, 44, and Ricardo Saviego Deligero, 30. The …

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JUDGMENT ON THE ABYSS OF LOVE “For the time is co…

JUDGMENT ON THE ABYSS OF LOVE “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God.” 1 Peter 4:17 The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God’s thought, not man’s; therefore it is an unfathomable abyss. Salvation is the great thought of God, not an experience. Experience is only a gateway by which salvation …

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Provincial government to pay for bills

Provincial government to pay for bills Lorraine Ecarma (The Freeman) – August 18, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The miscellaneous medical services and hospital bills of marginalized patients admitted to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) will soon be subsidized by the Cebu provincial government through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS). A minimum of …

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PolPhil vows to shun drug protectors

A group of political operators who include national government has vowed never to “lend their talents and time to public officials” known to be drug lord protectors. Source: https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2019/08/18/1944422/polphil-vows-shun-drug-protectors

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LOVE FOR OTHER CHRISTIANS “The one who loves his …

LOVE FOR OTHER CHRISTIANS “The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him” (1 John 2:10). Loving other Christians gives assurance to your own faith. Loving fellow Christians is instinctive for genuine believers. Paul told the Thessalonians, “Now as to the love of the brethren . . . you yourselves …

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Executive department to push for P500 million budget: City to upgrade traffic system

Executive department to push for P500 million budget: City to upgrade traffic system CEBU, Philippines —  The Supplemental Budget 2 that Cebu City’s executive department is proposing includes a P500 million allocation for the modernization of the traffic system. Mayor Edgardo Labella said there is a need to upgrade the over 30-year-old traffic system called the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive …

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