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What kind of traveler are you?

GONE are the days when only a handful of people have the luxury to travel. Now, virtually everyone is gaily and merrily hopping on a plane (ship, bus or car!) to explore different parts of the globe – as evidenced by the never-ending stream of vacation selfies and wefies in your Facebook wall and Instagram feed. Thanks to promo fares …

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Jesus Knows His Sheep Devotional by John Piper “M…

Jesus Knows His Sheep Devotional by John Piper “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them.” (John 10:27) Jesus knows those who are his. What is this knowledge? John 10:3 is a close parallel to verse 27. It says, “The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” So, when Jesus …

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Cebu pays tribute to soldiers in Marawi

CEBU, Philippines – The government and the Catholic Church in Cebu celebrated Independence Day yesterday by paying tribute to the soldiers fighting the Maute rebels in Marawi City. Thirteen Marines were the latest casualties on the side of government. At the City Hall grounds yesterday, attendees of the Independence Day program offered a minute of silence to pray for the …

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Cop’s brother arrested for robbery in Barili

CEBU, Philippines – A brother of an active police officer in Barili was arrested in Toledo City after he was accused as one of the culprits in a robbery incident in Barangay Poblacion, Barili last Sunday. John Michael Alpas, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, was positively identified by Irene Aratia, 19, Alpas’ girlfriend and the caretaker of the house Alpas …

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Reason behind order to release 2 suspects

WHY did Regional Trial Court Judge Marivic Trabayo-Daray order the release of Bohol Provincial Board (PB) Member Niño Rey Boniel and his driver Rendel Lupas? Apart from the “baseless and unfounded” charges against the respondents, or at least during their arrest on June 7, Daray pointed out that she is “constrained to tilt the scales of justice.” “The delivery to …

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Retrieval operation of Bohol mayor's body continues

THE retrieval operation for the body of Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel continued after it was suspended mid-day Saturday, June 10. Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) Director Rommel Cabagnot announced on Saturday that the search and retrieval operations is temporarily suspended after the Philippine Navy has assessed that the depth of the water, where the third day of the search …

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Treasuring Redemption’s Price The key to underst…

Treasuring Redemption’s Price The key to understanding the cry of Jesus from the cross is found in Paul’s letter to the Galatians: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree’” (Gal. 3:13, NIV). To be cursed is to be removed …

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Paying for silence?

THE family of eyewitness and suspect Riolito “Etad” Boniel revealed that Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel tried to bribe their kin to not reveal to authorities the killing of Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel. Jona Boniel, the wife of boatman Riolito who heard the gunshot that reportedly killed the mayor, said that she and her five children came …

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