SET APART FOR GOD “You are . . . a holy nation” (…

SET APART FOR GOD “You are . . . a holy nation” (1 Pet. 2:9). Holiness involves the decreasing frequency of sin and the increasing frequency of righteousness. Christians are a holy nation—a people set apart from sin and hell to an intimate relationship with God. Originally Israel was God’s holy nation, but by unbelief she forfeited that privilege. Now …

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Due to bad weather:State of calamity

Due to bad weather:State of calamity CEBU, Philippines —  The islands of Olango, Caohagan, Caubian, and Pangan-an in Lapu-Lapu City were placed under a state of calamity due to scarcity of food, fuel, and medicine following a week of practically getting cut off from the mainland because of bad weather conditions. Nagiel Bañacia, head of Lapu-Lapu City’s Disaster Risk …

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P5 million marijuana, P1 million shabu seized

P5 million marijuana, P1 million shabu seized (The Freeman) – August 10, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  Four separate operations in Cebu City Thursday yielded over P5 million worth of marijuana stalks and nearly one million worth of shabu. At noon Thursday, a total of 11,200 fully-grown marijuana plants were uprooted by authorities in two locations, which are …

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WRATH AND LOVE Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24 “H…

WRATH AND LOVE Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.” While Jesus hung on the cross, darkness came over the land from noon until three o’clock. During those awful three hours, Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath in our place—the cup that we should have drunk. He drained it to …

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3 “performing” anti-drug cops at risk of dismissal

3 “performing” anti-drug cops at risk of dismissal CEBU, Philippines — Another batch of policemen was subjected to a surprise drug test in Cebu City yesterday as part of the ongoing internal cleansing of the police organization few days after three anti-drug cops tested positive of illegal drug use. Police Regional Office-7 director Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas earlier …

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Frasco pushes for separate Liloan National High School

Frasco pushes for separate Liloan National High School Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – August 9, 2019 – 12:00am CEBU, Philippines — True to his word of making education his top priority, neophyte Congressman Vincent “Duke” Frasco of Cebu’s 5th District filed his first bill in the House of Representatives seeking to make an independent national high school in …

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Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmur…

Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured. There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls, cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, “Why am I thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this manner?” A word with thee, …

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No dengue epidemic

CEBU, Philippines — Despite the declaration of a national dengue epidemic, the Cebu provincial government said the number of cases here has not reached epidemic levels. The Department of Health has declared a national dengue epidemic after a recorded 622 deaths nationwide barely three weeks after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III declared a national dengue alert. The good news, at …

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