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Pandemic will affect OFW remittances

  REMITTANCES from our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in January amounted to $2.94 billion. This was 7.3 percent more than the corresponding figure in January of the previous year, 2019, of $2.7 billion. Personal remittances from land-based workers amounted to $2.27 billion. Remittances from sea-based workers amounted to $600 million. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas […]

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To the temple area to pray

  Gospel: Lk18:9-14 *** JESUS addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O […]

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A different Holy Week celebration this year

    POPE Francis ventured out into the deserted streets of Rome last Sunday and went to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic which has been specially deadly for Italy, next to China. Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), after it […]

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  THE next election is yet two years away but the smell of political realignments now pervades the air. Shifting partisan alliances is a fact in Philippine politics which reflect the porosity of our electoral system. Politicos change affiliations at the drop of a pin and view coalitions as nothing more than convenience mechanisms. Although […]

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No other commandment greater than these

  Gospel: Mk 12:28-34 *** ONE of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with […]

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Keep our hopes up at this time of crisis

  The high prices that hit the nation in 2018 were blamed by the country’s economic managers on the undue rise in world oil prices. Philippine market prices, as measured by economists in inflation rates, started rising in January that year, hit a three-year high in May with an inflation rate of 4.5 percent, eventually […]

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