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AT the height of the rains last Sunday, with many areas flooded, a big part of Metro Manila found itself without water from its faucets. It was “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” to quote the Rime of the Ancient Mariner about a ship stranded in uncharted waters near the equator.

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Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’

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Divided

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Should the remains of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos be finally interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani? This is an issue has divided Filipinos then. This issue is still dividing the Filipinos now.

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Death sentence

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NO, not talking about capital punishment for heinous crimes but about the “life sentence” ‘til-death-do-us-part contract that brides and bridegrooms sign on their wedding day.

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THERE were hopes that Internet speed in the Philippines – the slowest in Southeast Asia and one of the slowest in all of Asia – would speed up with the acquisition of additional spectrums by the Philippine Long Distance Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom, who run the two principal systems Smart and Globe. This was in May and the two systems immediately began to expand their services using the new frequency – 700 megahertz – they had jointly purchased from San Miguel Corp. (SMC)

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Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?”

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