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Two Grand Ladies

Beling Go Ching Hai with the Zontians and Nelia Neri. She was very supportive of our ecological and entrepreneurial projects. TWO respectable “Grand Ladies” celebrated their birthdays in June. At their early 90s, kudos to energetic senior citizens Angelina Ong and Beling Go Ching Hai for staying fit! I met Angelina during our active days in the Lions. We spent …

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4 drug suspects nabbed, yield P220,000 shabu

FOUR suspected drug personalities were arrested around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in a drug bust in Barangay Calong-Calong, Toledo City, Cebu. Police identified the suspects as Jomar Arellano Villas, 39; Jeramie Migallen Pasaylo, 28; Julito Polido Quilay, 39; and Adones Manguilimotan Repuesto, 26. The suspects yielded 20 grams of white crystals believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” …

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Is Grace Cooperative? “The grace of God has appea…

Is Grace Cooperative? “The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.” – Titus 2:11 Every discussion of divine grace must address the issue of how free the human will actually is after the fall of Adam. As we have seen, thinkers who have emphasized the enslavement of the human will to sin—including men such as Augustine, Martin …

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Over fake rice post: Santa Fe to sue Facebook user

CEBU, Philippines – Reports of the presence of fake rice in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island have reportedly tainted the image of the town and affected it economically. Now, the mayor, Jose Esgana, wants to sue. Esgana said he is eyeing at filing charges against the person who posted a video of alleged fake rice on social media. “Yes, we will,” …

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PAGASA: Fair weather in Cebu this week

CEBU, Philippines – Cebu as well as most areas of the country will have a fair weather this week. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration-Cebu head Alfredo Quiblat Jr. said they predicted that the southwest monsoon or Habagat may fully prevail over the country only by July. (Habagat brings rainfall and is commonly associated with the wet season.) “Generally, …

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Woman dies in Daanbantayan road accident

A 77-YEAR-OLD woman died after she was hit by a truck on the national road in Barangay Pajo, Daanbantayan, northern Cebu. Teodula Bacatan Yaun succumbed to severe injuries in the head and other parts of her body. The victim, who had difficulty in hearing, was crossing the highway when she was hit by the truck driven by Juan Regenald Cañete …

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THE INITIATIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION “Arise and eat….

THE INITIATIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION “Arise and eat.” 1 Kings 19:5 The angel did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scriptures to him, or do anything remarkable; he told Elijah to do the most ordinary thing, viz., to get up and eat. If we were never depressed we should not be alive; it is the nature of a crystal …

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‘We can pray in peace’

ABDUL (not his real name) was hesitant at first to talk about his family’s flight from Marawi City. The 25-year-old grocery owner said whenever he remembers what is happening to his hometown, he feels gloomy. It has been more than a month since the Maute terrorist group attacked Marawi City, resulting in the deaths of at least 69 soldiers and …

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