JESUS’ TOUCH AND INSTANTANEOUS HEALING “Jesus str…

JESUS’ TOUCH AND INSTANTANEOUS HEALING “Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:3). The Mosaic law forbade the Jews from touching lepers, because they were unclean (Leviticus 5:3) and would expose healthy people to ceremonial and physical contamination. But lepers, in their social ostracism, yearned for …

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Provincial Assessor suspended,faces raps

Provincial Assessor suspended,faces raps Lorraine Ecarma (The Freeman) – August 3, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Provincial Assessor Alma Sibonga has been suspended preventively for two months for building a three-story structure as extension of her house in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City allegedly without permits. The preventive suspension came following an investigation by the Committee on Discipline and …

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New Mandaue City market to open soon

New Mandaue City market to open soon Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – August 3, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  The new Mandaue City Public Market will be open soon as the contractor of the multi-million peso project is now in the process of preparing for the formal turnover. Mayor Jonas Cortes said they are expecting the turnover …

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DEPENDENT DISCIPLINE Today’s Scripture: 1 Timothy…

DEPENDENT DISCIPLINE Today’s Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7 “Train yourself for godliness.” Just as it’s impossible for an airplane to fly with only one wing, so is it impossible for us to successfully pursue holiness with only dependence on God or discipline. We absolutely must have both. Discipline, as I am now using it, refers to activities designed to train a …

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Amid killings, palace says: ‘Soon’:Martial law in Negros?

CEBU, Philippines — If only to put an end to the killings that have gripped Negros in anxiety, the Malacañang said yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte is looking at declaring possible martial law “soon” in the violence-stricken island. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo relayed the information to the media amid the spate of killings in the province, the latest having targeted …

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Talisay noodle firm faces closure

Talisay noodle firm faces closure Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) – August 2, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — A noodle manufacturer in Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City is in danger of getting closed for stockpiling coal sans permit from the Department of Energy (DOE). The Talisay City government is set to issue a closure order against CitiFood Industries and …

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Jeremiah 17:17 Thou art my hope in the day of evil…

Jeremiah 17:17 Thou art my hope in the day of evil. The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God’s Word, “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;” and it is a great truth, that religion is calculated …

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Crackdown on other games continues: Lotto outlets back online

Crackdown on other games continues: Lotto outlets back online CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the resumption of popular legalized gambling game, Lotto, barely four days after it was ordered suspended due to alleged massive corruption at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). “(The) suspension of lotto operations is lifted immediately,” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Tuesday …

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