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She was known as a feisty senator, spirited, pugnacious, thus difficult for those who faced her and her probing questions. With her solid background on law, particularly constitutional law, her mastery of the language, and her intuitive grasp of human nature, she was a formidable foe to anyone who tangled with her in Congress and elsewhere in the halls of public service.

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The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing, and said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

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The so-called maker movement of do-it-yourself continues to expand at a global level. Recent technological developments such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, inexpensive software systems, open source microcontroller boards, and more are facilitating the maker movement by making it possible for individuals or small groups to design and build things. There are numerous makerspaces, hackerspaces, TechShops, FabLabs that popped up all over the world where makers can access all types of digital fabrication tools and also meet other people to exchange information and knowledge to turn an idea into a marketable product.

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A small and medium-size ship builder has urged Filipino entrepreneurs and seafarers to invest in the production of sea-worthy vessels to serve the transport needs of the country’s island communities and tourism.

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THE Philippine peso slumped to its lowest value in seven years to R48.41 per United States (US) dollar at the close of the Philippine Dealing System last Monday, rebounding slightly the next day. It was the lowest level since the R48.335 on September 15, 2009.

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Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven?

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