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Jesus drew near and walked with them

  THAT very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were go­ing to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Em­maus… And it happened that while they were con­versing and debating, Je­sus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them, “What […]

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Practice safe sex

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Practice safe sex

  Hi Ms. Rica, Ano po ba ang gonorrhea? Pareho po ba ito ng “tulo?” Asking for a Friend   Hello Asking for a Friend, I’m glad that you’re asking about gonorrhea to know more about it. Ang gonorrhea ay tinatawag din nating ‘tulo’ in Filipino. It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by […]

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Who to vote for

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Who to vote for

  ELECTION is a key democratic exercise because through it, the people choose who to entrust their power ad resources, and thus, the future of the country and the succeeding generations. Do we, as a people, engage in this very important democratic exercise with knowledge and appreciation of, as well as commitment to, its essence […]

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While it lasted

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While it lasted

  WELCOME back, all you folks with lovely weekend cot­tages within a few hours’ drive from Manila, all you blessed with ancestral homes in villages where you sought the pleasures of the countryside! Yet even as you managed to flee the heat of the city, we were celebrating your exit, the empty­ing out of our […]

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In this hot season, plan for the coming rains

  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that 49.2 degrees was recorded last Thursday in Guiuan, Samar. Scattered sites around the country recorded slightly less heat – 45.8 degrees in Ambulong, Batangas; 44.4 degrees in Daet, Camarines Norte; 44.5 degrees in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; 44.4 degrees in Sangley, Point, Cavite; 43.2 […]

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Stop holding on to me

  THIS is the more exact translation of the original Greek (the more familiar translation is “Do not touch me”) that literally means, “Don’t begin to hold unto me.” So Mary Magdalene has been touching the Risen Lord until he stops her. Mary Magdalene weeps because of Jesus’ death. Then, when she stoops down to […]

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