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Coffee

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I developed my love for coffee when I was young. I would wake up early to help my mother, Nanay Curing, sell shrimps and fishes at the Divisoria market in Manila.

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JIHADIST attacks used to be focused on the Western nations – on the United States and Western Europe. The Islamic State carried out attacks in Paris, France, in November last year, killing some 130 people. Last March, the group carried out attacks in Brussels, Belgium, killing 30. American presidential candidate Donald Trump of the Republican Party was moved to call for a ban on the entry into the United States of all Muslim refugees.

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Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. The names of the Twelve Apostles are these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus; Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

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The war is on

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It is undeniable that the “Duterte factor” caused the surrender of thousands of illegal drug users and pushers even before President Rodrigo Duterte formally assumed office last June 30, 2016. When it became clear that the former Mayor of Davao City has been elected President of the Philippines, the state of illegal drug use and trade in the country has changed.

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Dying breed

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No, not the drug dealers who are about to become extinct, but Filipino farmers whose average age today stands at 57-65. Where will he be 30 years from today? Where will we be when there are no farmers left to plant the rice for our daily bread?

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It would be such a great waste of her talent and motivation if Vice President Leni Robredo is not assigned any position in the administration of President Duterte. She could help boost the efforts of President Duterte to carry out urgently needed changes to improve the lives of the people, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said the other day.

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