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The titanic was the largest ship in the world when it set sail from Southampton to New York in 1912 and was designed in such a way that it was meant to be ‘unsinkable’. More than 1,500 people died when the ship, which was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew, sank in the Northern Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage.

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President Rody Duterte’s war against illegal drugs started with a bang! ( Or shall we say with a Bang…. Bang …. Bang ) But of late, the campaign is mired in so much controversy that it probably needs a systems re-set.

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The Metro traffic gridlock started as a problem on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). As vehicles sought alternative routes to their destinations, they turned to various side streets, only to find these filled with parked vehicles of all kinds. In many of these streets, especially those along markets, one lane is occupied by vendors, another by parked vehicles, leaving only one narrow space for traffic. With side streets blocked, motorists return to EDSA; at least there are traffic officers there to keep vehicles moving even if at a snail’s pace.

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After making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there. As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.

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Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

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Salt & light

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Carla is gifted with good looks. When she studied in a Catholic school, she used to be a beauty queen dreaming to be a Miss Universe someday.

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