[b]PHILIPPINE ARENA: Worlds Largest Dome Being Constructed[/b]
[i]Posted on21 August 2011
The model scale of the 50,000 seater PHILIPPINE ARENA, dubbed as the “Worlds Largest Dome” being constructed in the Philippines commissioned by an influential and respected religion in the Philippines – Iglesia Ni Cristo.
The [b]Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) - Church of Christ , is making another history by developing scores of hectares of barren farm land into a site of national pride – the PHILIPPINE ARENA.[/b]
Located at [b]Ciudad de Victoria, which literally means “City of Victory”, the PHILIPPINE ARENA will be an expansive and said to be the Largest Domed Arena in the world which has seating capacity of 50,000 after its completion.[/b]
[b]The use of the said facility will not be limited to Iglesia Ni Cristo.[/b] In his Groundbreaking speech aired over Net25, [b]Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo said that the said edifice is for the welfare of men, the honor of the Philippines and mostly, for the glory of God.[/b]
[b]INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo also recognized the support of the national and local government for the realization of the plans of building the 50,000 seating capacity dome.[/b]
Philippines Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte said in an interview that “…[b]it will be a phenomenal structure, edifice and development, on its own, (is) for the country. Its more than ambitious. It is historic.[/b]”
He further adds that [b]the construction is a dream come true[/b].
[b]The PHILIPPINE ARENA is estimated to cost USD 175 Million and will be completed in around 30 months, just in time for Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Centennial Celebration on July 27, 2014.[/b]
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo with Hanwa E and C Vice Chairman Kin Hyun-Chung. Photo Credits: [url]www.koreaherald.com[/url]
Architectural design proofs were provided by worldwidely respected Architectural Design Firm POPULOUS ([url]http://www.populous.com/[/url]) of Australia, and BURO HAPPOLD ([url]www.burohappold.com[/url]) of United Kingdom.
Construction of the Arena was awarded to Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. ([url]www.hwenc.com[/url]).
Architectural Design Consultant Andrew James of Populous, Architectural Design Consultant Chris Sparrow of Buro Happold, and Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. vice chairman Kim Hyun-chung, represented their respective firms in the Groundbreaking Ceremony held last week.
POPULOUS is a global design practice company with global offices in 12 major cities. The company specializes in comprehensive design services, including sports architecture, conference and exhibition center architecture, interior design, environmental graphics and way-finding, events planning and overlay, master planning, sustainable design consulting and facilities operations and analysis. Their portfolio of completed projects includes the Yankee Stadium, Hong Kong Stadium,and Dubai Autodrome. Populous was chosen to provide Architectural and Overlay Design Services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games venues aside from the major function of providing designs for the main stadium.
BURO HAPPOLD is also a structural design firm with presence in America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Buro Happold is known worldwide for its Environmental Infrastructure designs for well-known modern landmarks of the world, to include Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Royal Shakespear Theatre(UK), SAbal Al Ahmad Sea City (Kuwait) to name a few.
Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. will take the helm in the construction of the edifice which is expected to complete in 30 months. The company is known for their efficient, state-of-the-art and massive building system that can allow them to create cities in shorter span of time.
Their current projects include the construction of a new town east of Bhagdad worth USD 7.25 Billion, and the development of the eco-friendly housing complex which is expected to accomodate approximately 12,000 housing, educational, cultural and commercial facilities in Incheon, South Korea.
[b]CIUDAD DE VICTORIA[/b]
[b]Ciudad de Victoria is a farmland, turned Historic landmark[/b], along North Luzon Express Way (NLEX), at the borders of Bocaue and Sta. Maria Bulacan, Philippines
This expansive land in between the borders of Bocaue and Sta. Maria, Bulacan is [b]not only home to the largest domed arena in the world. The said area will also be an area where an Erano G. Manalo (EGM) Medical Center will be built. It is also expected, after completion, that the New Era University Bocaue Campus will be moved to the new infrastructure of the New Era University Sports Complex. Just around the vicinity, a state-of-the-art EVM Convention Center will also provide world-class theater and convention facilities to all Filipinos.[/b][/i]
Parang panaginip pero totoo! Ang Tagumpay ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay Tagumpay ng Pilipinas kaya huwag tayong magtaka kung bakit ang Pilipinas ay umuunlad sa kabila ng ang buong mundo ay bumabagsak at puno ng mga salot. Ito ay upang makilala nating lahat ang tunay na Dios! Ang tunay na Dios ay nasa loob lamang ng INC. Sa labas ay walang Dios. Ang pagpapala ay nasa mga tunay na lingkod ng Dios. Hindi kayang gawin ito ng INC lang kung walang tunay na Dios. Sino at ilan ba ang mga kaanib nito?
Ito ay parada ng mga Hari na mula sa Silanganan sa mga wakas ng lupa hanggang sa pagsalubong sa Hari ng mga Hari, si Cristo!
[b]Philippine Arena is Set to Become the Biggest Indoor Dome in the World[/b]
[i]August 23, 2011 by cd
Did you know that [b]the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao was once the world’s biggest indoor dome[/b]? Also known as the [b]“Big Dome,” it held the record from 1960 to 2001 for having a dome-shape roof measuring 108 diameter. It was beaten by the Oita Stadium in Japan in 2001, also known as “The Big Eye” for having a retractable roof measuring a diameter of 274 m.
In 2009, the Oita Stadium was beated by the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas by just 1 meter. The Cowboys Stadium is still the biggest indoor dome until now for having a retractable roof measuring a diameter of 275 m.[/b][/i]
Habang ang Pilipinas at ang INC ay nagpapatayo ng mga straktura para sa kaluwalhatian ng Dios ang America at ang mga maling relihiyon nito ay ginigiba ang mga straktura bunga ng mga salot at lindol!
[b]Animal magic: Gorillas, elephants and lemurs sensed huge East Coast earthquake from their zoo cages before it struck[/b]
* Animals at National Zoo in Washington DC yelled out 15 minutes beforehand
* Huge 5.8 quake felt across the East Coast, from Toronto to South Carolina
* Damage reported in Virginia, while buildings evacuated for fear of collapse in New York and Washington
* The White House and the Pentagon among buildings evacuated
* Washington Monument to be closed indefinitely after cracks found
* Aftershocks could last for weeks
* NYPD staff had worries earthquake was another terrorist attack in the city
* Fears of Fukushima-like nuclear disaster because old nuclear plant is just 10 miles from epicentre
* Injuries reported but no deaths
Animals at zoos across the East Coast showed signs of distress up to 15 minutes before before the huge earthquake which has left $100m worth of damage struck.
Keepers at the National Zoo in Washington DC say that red-ruffed lemurs started barking an alarm call a quarter of an hour before Richter scales leapt at 1.51pm yesterday.
And about three seconds before the ground started to shake, the zoo's gorilla Mandara gave a yell, gathered up her baby, Kibibi, and then climbed a tree.
Zookeepers said Iris the Orangutan started 'belch vocalising' before the earthquake started, and did not stop until it was over, while a 64-strong flock of flamingos huddled together ahead of humans noticing anything was wrong.
Dangerous: One of the spires , left, of the National Cathedral in Washington is seen missing following the earthquake
Damaged: The spire, left, was smashed by the quake, leaving debris, right, on the floor
Monument: Workers assess damage to the historic building, which has been closed indefinitely
Apology; For fear of collapse, the Washington Monument has been closed to the public
[b]A pride of lions had the foresight to walk to away from the shelter in advance of the quake hitting.[/b]
Elsewhere, at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, [b]the dolphins - in the midst of a training session - began to swim away from their trainers, paired up and began swimming rapidly around the tank about 10 seconds before the seismic waves began.[/b]
And closer to the epicentre, the Richmond Zoo in Virgina says [b]the chimps began 'acting up and hollering' before the quake began.[/b]
'[b]Animals we know from experimental studies, can hear above and below our range of hearing, that's part of their extra-sensory abilities,[/b]' said Don Moore, associate director of animal care at the National Zoo.
'[b]They are responding to danger,[/b]' said Brandie Smith from the National Zoo. '[b]So when there is danger present, a lot of animals go to the place where they are safest from danger.[/b]'
[b]The remarkable reports surfaced as it emerged that the earthquake has devastated historic buildings, causing a huge $100million in damage.[/b]
[b]Terrifying tremors were felt throughout the north east causing buildings from Washington D.C. through New York City to Toronto, Canada, to be evacuated yesterday for fear of collapse.[/b]
[b]The 5.8 magnitude earthquake, which originated in Virginia, brought panic to the Pentagon and the White House, and sparked fears that the iconic Washington Monument would fall.[/b]
[b]The huge structure, which was said to have tilted because of the shudder, cracked because of the earthquake and has since been closed indefinitely to the public for immediate repairs.[/b]
Crushed: Cars were smashed in Virginia after the huge East Coast earthquake
Wreckage: Pictures show the devastating aftermath of the quake in Virginia
'Clean up on aisle five': Debris covers the aisle floor at the Miller's mart food store in Mineral, Virginia
[b]Overall damage caused across the coast was estimated to be a huge $100million.[/b]
In Mineral, Virginia - the epicentre of the earthquake - [b]people's homes were trashed and supermarkets looked as if they had been ransacked by looters.[/b]
[b]As ripples from the tremor hit Washington and New York, city streets across the coast were filled with thousands of people hauled out of buildings for fear they could collapse.[/b]
[b]There were also fears of a nuclear disaster of the kind seen in Japan's Fukushima because the epicentre was just ten miles from a nuclear power plant.[/b]
Federal officials said [b]two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia, were automatically taken off line by safety systems.[/b]
[b]At the Pentagon, it was reported that staff ran from the building fearing they were under attack.[/b]
As authorities revealed that [b]aftershocks from the earthquake could last for weeks, it emerged the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely to the public after engineers found cracks in the building.[/b]
The monument suffered minor damage but [b]cracks were found in the stones at the top of the structure, sparking fears of collapse.[/b]
Precautions: Staff ran from the Pentagon after the earthquake, thinking it was an attack
A police officer had earlier insisted he had seen the monument tilting because of the vibrations.
A family who were at the top of the monument when the quake hit said they felt it swap almost a foot, while pieces of the structure fell on top of them.
[b]At the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. three of the four pinnacles of the tower were damaged.[/b]
Engineers are currently working to try to limit the damage.
[b]The 5.8-magnitude tremor struck at about 2pm local time with shallow tremors of about 3.7 miles deep, which is thought to explain why the shaking was so widespread.[/b]
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep and centred near Louisa, Virginia, about 40 miles north west of Richmond.
[b]It is though to have been the strongest quake to hit the Virginia area for seven decades.[/b]
The previous record for an earthquake in the Washington, D.C. area was on July 16, 2010, when a 3.6 magnitude one struck.
Fallen bricks: A man walks past bricks that fell off of a house in Baltimore
Recovery mission: Christopher Hartman works on the roof installing a tarpaulin after the earthquake tore down parts of the chimney on his dad's office in Mineral, Virginia
[b]'This is one of the largest earthquakes on the east coast in quite a while, in many decades at least,'[/b] USGS spokeswoman Lucy Jones told CNN.
[b]Tremors were also felt as far north as New York City and Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing.[/b]
Nagpaparamdam... at nagpapaunawa... Sino?
Ang damage ng earthquake sa historic buildings sa America (Superpower) ay $100 million habang ang ipinatatayong Philippine Arena ay $175 million!
Mabuti pa ang mga hayop na gawa ng Dios alam ang nangyayari. Binigyan sila ng abilidad na makaalam. Pero iyong mga taong gawa din ng Dios hindi alam ang nangyayari sa mundo!?? Binigyan din naman sila ng unawa para makaalam. Nagkulang ba ang Dios sa tao? Paano kasi binulag ni Satanas (ang kalaban ng Dios) ang mga tao para makasama niya sa paglaban sa Dios. At sila ay nagpabulag! (Ipinapangaral pa ng mga ateo ang isang kasinungalingan na ang tao daw ay nagmula sa unggoy! Bakit ang leon, unggoy, atbp alam ang nalalapit na lindol pero iyong mga taong matatalino daw katulad nd scientists, etc. hindi alam. Lumalabas na mas matalino pa ang unggoy sa kanila na tao. Ang mga hayop ay nakakarinig!) Hindi makita at marinig ng mga taong ito ang mga salita ng Dios na ipinasulat sa Banal na Kasulatan o Bibliya. Hindi kataka-taka sa nalalapit na araw ng paghuhukon maraming tao ang mapaparusahan. Kahit anong babala o warning ang gawin ng trumpeta, matigas ang ulo at puso. Sabi ng mga Amerikanong Protestante "Just accept Jesus as your personal savior and you will be saved!" Religion is not important. Church is irrelevant. Katotohanan kaya o kasinungalingan? Kaya matuwid ang hatol ng Dios sa kanila!
Ang mga hayop inililigtas nila ang kanilang sarili kapag alam nilang may sakunang parating. Ikaw na tao, ganon din ba, inililigtas mo ba ang iyong sarili?
[i][b]There were no immediate reports of deaths, but[/b] fire officials in Washington said [b]there were injuries[/b].
According to reports, President Obama had just been starting a round of golf when the earthquake struck - although the vacationing president said he didn't feel anything.
[b]The Capitol Building was also evacuated after the quake struck.
Pictures hanging on the walls at the Capitol reportedly fell to the floor from the shocks.[/b]
Shocked: Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington
Thankful: Co-workers Susan Sproul, left, and Susan Davidson hug after evacuating from their building after an earthquake was felt in Baltimore
[b]Bad timing: A bride in her wedding dress runs from the courthouse in Lower Manhattan in New York after feeling the terrifying shake[/b]
[b]US aviation authorities halted flights at several airports after the shake was felt.[/b]
'We're getting a lot of calls on [b]buildings shaking[/b] but there's no report of any structural damage at this time,' a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department said.
[b]Buildings in Boston were evacuated, while witnesses said the quake was felt as far away as Toronto.[/b]
[b]Impact: The earthquake could be felt across the East Coast of America[/b]
[b]In New York, many office buildings were evacuated.[/b]
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was in the NYPD's 14th floor executive command centre planning a 9-11 memorial service.
[b]'We felt a rumbling and the floor shaking underneath,'[/b] said his spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne.
Mary Lupoli, 64, a supervisor in the NYPD's public inquiry office at 1 Police Plaza, said [b]she thought the worst when the evacuation order came.[/b]
'I kind of thought it could be a terrorist attack. It's THAT time,' she said.
The 26-story federal courthouse in lower Manhattan began swaying and hundreds of people fled into the street.
[b]When Ellen Rea felt the tremors in her New York she panicked and thought of 10 years ago.[/b]
'I’m not a person who gets scared, but I thought of 9/11 and thought what the hell happened?” she told CNN
She remembered being near the World Trade Center nearly 10 years ago and coming home with the ashes in her hair.
[b]'It actually surprised me how those thoughts came up,' she said. 'I’m a tough New Yorker. I was really surprised that was the first thought.'[/b]
Charlene Lloyd, 25, who works on the 60th floor of the Empire State Building, told the New York Daily News: [b]'It felt like I was in a boat. I was on the phone with a client, and I hung up and ran.'[/b]
Bill Parks, from Hummelstown, added: [b]'Our townhouse started shaking a short time ago and branches started to fall off trees and hit our windows and hit our roof like crazy.'[/b]
[b]Ripples: This map shows the vast spread of the affect of the earthquake. Buildings were evacuated as far away as Toronto, Canada[/b]
Shaken: Live pictures from Washington and New York, which felt the shudder
[b]'It lasted about 10 seconds and was as bad as the Northridge after shock I had experienced while visiting in California. I ran outdoors and found my neighbour calling a friend in Virginia who also felt the profound quake. This quake was like none I ever experienced in the East in my life and I am 76 years old.'[/b]
[b]The city said calls to 911 spiked to 6,900 in the half hour between 1.30 pm and 2.00pm, most placed in the final 10 minutes. Normally, 911 receives 800 calls in a half hour.[/b]
Thomas McGarry, 55, has run a small convenience store kiosk above subway tracks right in front of New York city hall for the last year and a half.
He told MailOnline he was in the kiosk when the quake hit.
'We all looked at each other. I thought the floor was going to cave in,' he said.
Calling home: Office workers gather on a sidewalk after their building was evacuated following an earthquake in New York
Damage: A maintenance worker looks for additional cracked windows in a building on Market Street in Philadelphia
He added that it wasn't long before workers at the government buildings on Broadway poured into the street.
[b]'They were flooding out, like on 9/11. We couldn't even get out of the shop to look because we were surrounded.'[/b]
Flora Gross, also 55, was working on the fourth floor of a federal office building on church street, just down the street from ground zero, when she felt the tremors.
Calm: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks after the earthquake
Just in case: Children are evacuated from the Jacob K. Javits Federal building in New York
Scared: Suzanne Beatty comforts her son Quentin Beatty, 7, on a street in TriBeCa, New York
'We thought it was construction,' she said. 'But then my daughter called from uptown and said: 'Mummy we just had an earthquake.'
Her husband, who works as a maintenance worker uptown, told her he was on a ladder when the quake hit. 'He thought his legs were giving out before realising the whole building was shaking,' she said.
When Alex Priest, a director of a marketing company, felt the tremors on his 7th floor office in Bethesda, Maryland, he suspected a terrorist attack. He told CNN he and his co-workers sprinted out of the building.
'I was young when the attacks happened,' said Mr Priest, 22, about 9/11. 'For the vast majority of my formative years, we’ve just had this national security mindset. There are terrorists out there.'
'Just being in that environment and having that as a constant issue in the news and because of the 9/11 anniversary, the first thing that comes into your mind any time something bad happens is "Oh my God, is it terrorist attack?"'
Aghast: People who came out on the street after an earthquake look up at a window that cracked during the quake on Market Street in Philadelphia
Gathered: People gather for safety in a garden in Lower Manhattan after the earthquake in Virginia was felt in New York
Paul Badger said he was sitting in his office in Troutman, North Carolina, when the earthquake hit.
'I could feel my chair slowly rocking back and forth and see my computer monitors rocking slightly,' he told the Charlotte Observer.
Another resident told the newspaper that dishes and plates in his house shook.
Control towers at John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International airports were also evacuated.
Andre Smith-Pugh, 25, felt the shaking from the top of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
'It felt like the scaffolding was coming down,' he told the New York Times. 'It felt like a big truck slammed into the side of the building right here at the White House.'
In Mineral, Virginia, which is four miles from the quake’s centre, residents said there had been extensive damage, with pictures falling off walls and crockery smashing from shelves.
Wrecked: Damage can be seen on the street outside a library in Washington DC
Shattered: Part of the library's roof crumbled during the 5.9 magnitude earthquake
Broken: Cracks appear on the facade of a building on Market Street in downtown Philadelphia
In Charleston, West Virginia, hundreds of workers left the state Capitol building and employees at other downtown office buildings were asked to leave.
‘The whole building shook,’ said Jennifer Bundy, a spokeswoman for the state Supreme Court. ‘You could feel two different shakes. Everybody just kind of came out on their own.’
In Connecticut, play was stopped during a tennis match at the New Haven Open after the stadium on the Yale campus shook.
The umpire stopped the game between Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Elena Vesnina of Russia after spectators felt three waves of shaking and water bottles sloshed back and forth.
According to reports, tremors were felt as far away as Toronto, Canada.
On King Street West in Toronto, office workers evacuated buildings. One, named Amanda, told the Toronto News her whole office rolled.
'It was very unnerving,' she said. 'I have no words.'
Social networking site Twitter lit up with reports of the earthquake from people using the site up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard.
‘People pouring out of buildings and onto the sidewalks and Into Farragut Park in downtown DC...,’ tweeted Republican strategist Kevin Madden.
Missouri senator Claire McCaskill tweeted that her staff in Washington was in an ‘emergency location. Hope everyone is OK.’
Blower: President Obama was busy on the golf course when he heard the news
On holiday: President Barack Obama, second from left, felt the quake while playing golf
Hard at play: President Barack Obama plays the first hole of the Farm Neck Golf Club today
John Gurlach, air traffic controller at the Morgantown Municipal Airport was in a 40-foot-tall tower when the earth trembled.
‘There were two of us looking at each other saying, “What's that?”’ he said, even as a commuter plane was landing. ‘It was noticeably shaking. It felt like a B-52 unloading.’
Not everyone, however, was quite so terrified by the tremors. On Wall Street traders could be heard shouting: 'Carry on trading!' despite the shaking.
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Nang sinampolan ng pagyanig ang mga taong nasa kaharian ng False Prophet, ang tinawagan ay 911!!!??? Bakit hindi ang Dios? wala bang telephone number ang Dios? Akala ko ba ang mahalaga ay relasyon kesa sa iglesia? Nasaan ang relasyon ngayon ng mga Protestanteng Amerikano? Nawalan na ba ng relasyon o talagang wala silang relasyon sa Dios at kay Cristo?
Nabigkas ang "Oh my God, is it terrorist attack?". Ibig sabihin terorista ang gumawa ng lindol na ito sa New York? Sino kayang terorista ito? Hindi ba nabasa ng mga Protestante kung sino ang teroristang ito sa kanilang Biblia? Akala ko ba malakas sila kay Jesus? Di ba sabi nila "Just accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior and you will be saved" Tunay kayang mangangaral ang nangaral sa pananampalatayang Protestante o False Prophet lamang ito? Bakit ang daming salot sa Amerika? Alam kaya nila ang nangyayari sa kanila ngayon? Di ba malakas sila? Di ba Superpower at mayaman ang America? Kahit presidente ka pa ng USA o makapangyarihan o mayaman man, wala kang magagawa! Bakit ngayon ay puro pangamba at kapighatian at kahirapan ang nararanasan nila? At hindi ito ang huli, marami pang dadating! Nasaan na ang dios ng mga Protestante?
Kailan kaya matatanto ng mga Protestante na nadaya sila ni Satanas? Totoo kayang Jesus ang kinikilala nila?
Pasalamat sila at di tinulot na tuluyang kunin na ang kanilang buhay. Ito ay pagbibigay pa rin ng Dios ng pagkakataon na magbalik-loob sa Kaniya na nagbigay ng buhay sa tao. Sana'y huwag munang ipaubaya nang lubusan ng Dios kay Satanas ang mga taong ito at sana'y maliwanagan sila sa katotohanan.
Kung nabasa niyo lang sana ang mga nagdaang post ko dito, di na kayo magtataka bakit nilindol ang ang New York City. Alam niyo ba kung bakit sinunog ng Dios ang Sodoma?
Uy bakit mo di mo sinulat yung nasalanta ni Mina sa Pinas?
uy... namimili lang sya ng sakuna pero sa bakuran nya di nya napapansin....
Marami na po akong nasulat sa thread na ito. Kung isusulat kong lahat ng mga salot na nangyayari ngayon sa buong mundo, siguro kailangan ko nang mag-resign sa trabaho ko at mag-full-time na lang ako dito upang masulat ko lahat ng mga salot na nangyayari sa iba't ibang bansa.
Katulad din po iyan ng Bibliya, hindi lahat ng kuwento ay ipinasulat sa Bibliya sapagkat kung lahat ay dapat isulat, siguro hindi lang ganito kakapal ang Bibliya natin ngayon. Siguro marunong lang tayo umunawa ng "Alin, alin ang naiba" (Naaala niyo pa ba si Pong Pagong, Kiko Matsing ng Batibot?), Common Sense. Ganunpaman sapat na po ang Bibliya upang malaman ang katotohanan upang makilala natin ang Dios at magtamo ng kaligtasan. Huwag nating hanapin ang mga bagay sa gusto nating mangyari sapagkat ang katotohanan hindi tayo ang nakakapangyari ng mga nangyayari kahit na puwede tayong mamili at magdesisyon ng gagawin at paniniwalaan. Mayroon Dios na kung saan siya ang nagpangyari at nakakaalam ng mga detalye. Ang gusto kasi ng mga tao nasa kanilang mga kamay ang lahat ng bagay na hindi naman kaya talaga at hindi nila namamalayan na sila pala ay nagagamit ng kaisipan ni Satanas na magmataas sa Dios at lumaban, ayaw pasakop sa Dios! Diyan nagsimula ang labanan at kasinungalingan.
Kung inyong mapapansin iniiwasan kong mag-post ng Bible verses kung maaari kasi kokontrahin lang ako ng mga ateo, pagano, Muslim, atbp. di tulad ng mga Katoliko at Protestante pero labag naman sa Bibliya ang kanilang mga aral. Ngunit hindi nangangahulugang hindi magagamit ang mga talata ng Bibliya. Ang gusto ko munang mangyari ay sumang-ayon sila sa mga nababalitaang pangyayari at nangyayaring mga salot. Sapagkat kung hindi nila kayang tanggapin ang mga nagaganap, ito ay nagpapatunay na sila ay mga tunay na sinungaling at tutol lang sila nang tutol. Kaya walang sense para ibigay ang katotohanan sa kanila. Sa kabilang dako, kapag marunong na silang umamin sa katotohanan madali na lang sa kanila na matanggap ang mga salita ng Dios na nakasulat sa Bibliya. Ang requirement kasi upang malaman ang katotohanan ay malinis na hangarin o malinis na puso.
Iyong bagyong "Mina" sa Pilipinas ay totoong salot pero hindi dahil sa bagyo ito kaya dapat maging kakaiba kundi ang naging resulta nito sapagkat ang Pilipinas ay talaga naman nakakaranas ng mga bagyo taon-taon. Alam mo ba kung nasaan ang Pilipinas? Napansin ko na ang bagyong "Mina" ay nag-resulta ng mapula-pulang tubig tabang (ibig sabihin hindi tubig dagat). Hindi literal na pula kundi matingkad na kulay tae parang sa bagyong "Ondoy". Tignan niyo po itong video ng bagyong "Mina"
At bago ang bagyong "Mina" sa Pilipinas nangyari muna ang sakit na lumaganap sa ating bansa, ang Dengue na isa sa mga salot sa mga wakas ng lupa bago dumating si Cristo. Katulad ng sinabi ko na sa mga nagdaang paskil ko na ang Pilipinas ay sinasalot dahil ito ay bansang Katoliko! 80% ay mga Katoliko. Kaya dapat talagang salutin din ito upang matanto ng mga tao na ang mga maling relihiyon ay hindi sa Dios, sagabal sa pananim ng Dios.
Ngunit ang kakaiba sa Pilipinas, ito ay pinagpapala sa kabila ng mga salot di katulad ng ibang mga bansa sapagkat ang pagpapala ay sa mga tunay na lingkod ng Dios. Sa huling araw, ang iglesia ni Cristo na lumitaw sa Malayong Silangan partikular sa Pilipinas ay ang tunay na mga anak na lalaki at babae ng iisang Dios na tunay. Ang tagumpay ng iglesia ni Criso ay tagumpay ng Pilipinas. At dito matatanto ng marami na may Dios ang iglesia ni Cristo!
Ano ba talaga pinagpala o sinsalot?
^confused ka rin. :glee:
basta ganito ang pilipinas tagumpay kahit sinasalot because of whatever reasons rysel is proclaiming. whereas, others countries are sinasalot kahit nagtatagumpay because of whatever reasons din. gosh magulo, right? I know. :glee:
may bagong salot hehe
[B]Alaska Earthquake: 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued[/B]
A strong subsea 7.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded near the Fox Islands, a group of islands in eastern Aleutian Islands in Alaska on early Friday, September 2, 2011 at about 1:55 AM Alaska time (11:55 AM GMT), several international news sites reported that day.
According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck at a depth of 35.5 km. Its epicenter was located 45 km (27 miles) SW of Amukta Island, Alaska; 85 km (52 miles) SW of Yunaska Island, Alaska; 1658 km (1030 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska; and 2410 km (1497 miles) W of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
[b]Millions left in darkness as Hurricane Irene batters US[/b]
[i]Press Trust Of India
Updated Aug 28, 2011 at 09:57am IST
[b]Washington: Hurricane Irene slammed eastern parts of the United States with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving millions powerless, thousands forced to evacuate, with reports of at least 10 dead and substantial damages to properties.[/b]
US President Barack Obama himself was on top of the things personally monitoring the preparedness of the hurricane Irene by his administration.
Obama, who has [b]declared State of Emergency in eight States[/b], held two conference calls with his top national team.
Cities in several States had declared curfew and police not allowing people come out on the streets.
Emergency shelter homes were opened in cities across the eastern Coast so that people affected by the hurricane can take shelter.
"The President asked to be kept apprised of developments throughout the night and said that he wants the group to re-convene tomorrow morning," the White House said.
The hurricane, which had hit Washington, late on Saturday is expected to reach New York City by early on Sunday morning.
"We expect a strong Category 1 storm to hit us tonight, with winds between 55 and 75 miles an hour," the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
[b]All the Hindu temples and gurdwaras in the region, which are normally thronged by Indian Americans, have been closed as a precautionary measure.[/b]
[b]Metro services were suspended in several cities including New York, Washington and Boston.[/b]
(Follow IBNLive.com on Facebook and on Twitter for updates that you can share with your friends.)[/i]
Ang bansang Estados Unidos ay kaharian ng Protestante. Milyong milyong katao! Marami ring mga Katoliko katulad ng sa siyudad ng New York. Sila ay nakaranas ng kadiliman bunga ng hurricane Irene. Maging ang mga pagano katulad ng mga Hindu ay apektado! Sila ay nagsara ng kanilang mga templo. Ang tatlong espiritung ito (Paganismo, Katolisismo, at Protestantismo na ginagamit ni Satanas upang dayain ang mga tao at ilayo sa Dios) ay nakaranas ng salot na nagbunga ng kadiliman at sila ay sinalanta. Nagsara pa ng mga templo!
Ang iglesia ni Cristo kaya nagsara ba ng mga kapilya dahil sa hurricane Irene? Aling relihiyon ang nagbenta ng mga simbahan dahil natuyot ang mga tubig nila? Suspendido na kaya ang pagsamba o worship services ng Iglesia Ni Cristo dahil may salot? Apektado ba ang iglesia ni Cristo o tuloy pa rin sa pagsamba Huwebes at Linggo ang mga kapatid, rain or shine?
Sino ang nasalot? Sino ang nagtagumpay? Nagtagumpay ba ang salot sa iglesia ni Cristo o ito ay pinagtagumpayan ng tunay na lingkod ng Dios?
Paano natin masasabing tagumpay kung walang pinagtagumpayan?
Bakit ganito na lang ang mga salot na dinaranas ng bansang Estados Unidos? Bakit sakit ng ulo ng Presidente ng US ang mga ito? Mayroon bang kinalaman ang mga relihiyon sa Amerika at mga ginawa ng US President Obama? Alamin ang dahilan ng mga salot sa US!
Ating balikan ang mga ginawa ni Pres. Obama. Nakakagalak kaya ang mga ito sa Dios?
[b]Obama seeks light and knowledge from Diwali[/b]
[i]Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN Oct 15, 2009, 04.20am IST
Tags: white house|Barack Obama
[b]WASHINGTON: In an expansive gesture to Indians worldwide as much as to showcase his – and America's -- multi-cultural affections, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday lit a ceremonial Diwali lamp at the White House to ''symbolize victory of light over darkness.''[/b] ( Watch Video )
[b]Although it was the Bush White House that began celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, in 2003, Obama became the first President to personally grace the ceremony -- a brief affair that began with a rather incongruous performance by the well-regarded Hindi a-capella group Penn Masala, and ended with a Sanskrit invocation by a priest from the local Siva-Vishnu temple.[/b]
US President Barack Obama lights an oil lamp during Diwali celebrations in White House. (AFP Photo)
[b]''This coming Saturday, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate this holiday by lighting Diyas, or lamps, which symbolize the victory of light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,'' Obama said on the occasion, adding, ''And while this is a time of rejoicing, it's also a time for reflection, when we remember those who are less fortunate and renew our commitment to reach out to those in need.''[/b]
[b]The Diwali ceremony shared the platform with another event where Obama signed an executive order re-establishing the President's advisory committee and White House initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.[/b] By hosting both events together, the U.S President, who is clearly comfortable being a composite of American, Asia-Pacific, and African cultures, brought together an unusual coalition in the White House East Room of Asian-Americans, Indian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders. All three groups have much in common as successful minorities but seldom work together.
The half-hour East Room celebration was attended by a mixed crowd of hyphenated Asians, Americans, and Indians. India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Ambassador Meera Shankar dropped by, and several Indian-Americans in administrative positions in Washington attended.
The White House kept it light and simple. A box of Indian mithai (sweets) was placed on some 150 chairs that filled the East Room but there was no food fest or song and dance.[/i]
Sabi ni Obama noong 2009:
''This coming Saturday, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate this holiday by lighting Diyas, or lamps, which symbolize the victory of light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,''
Aniya pagdiriwang daw ng liwanag kontra sa kadiliman??!! Nagliwanag ba sa Amerika o nagdilim? May karunungan ba o kahangalan lang?
Sa loob mismo pa ng White House ng Amerika nagdiwang ng Diwali ng mga pagano. Tiwali! Ang Amerika ay pugad ng relihiyong Protestante na nagsasabing kinikilala nila ang Bibliya na siyang aklat ng mga salita ng Dios ngunit taliwas naman ang mga pinaggagawa ng mga Protestante. Nakiapid sa mga Hindu at mga pagano! Walang pinag-iba sa Iglesia Katolika Romana na nakiapid sa mga paganong relihiyon!
Sasabihin mo pa kayang totoo ang Protestantismo o isang Bulaang Propeta o False Prophet ito?
Isang kasinungalingan! Nagsasalita si Satanas!
Siguro alam niyo na kung bakit sinasalot ang Amerika. Sino ang dapat magdiwang?
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[b]More Wildfires Erupt In Texas As It Faces Worst Dry Spell Since 1895[/b]
[i]By Michael Martinez and Mariano Castillo CNN
POSTED: Friday, September 9, 2011
UPDATED: 8:39 pm CDT September 10, 2011
(CNN) -- [b]In a dry spell unseen since 1895, Texas added 24 new wildfires burning 1,154 acres to a disaster that has so far torched more than 1,000 homes[/b], the state's Forest Service said Saturday.
[b]In all, Texas has experienced 179 fires over 170,686 acres the past week, the service said. The past 10 months have been the driest in Texas since 1895[/b], Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said.
[b]The destruction toll prompted President Barack Obama on Friday night to declare that a major disaster exists in Texas.[/b]
Firefighters reported gains, however, in battling the most damaging of the disasters Saturday: containment of the 34,068-acre Bastrop County Complex fire near Austin was improved to 50% from 30%, officials said.
Added Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald at a Saturday press conference: "This time is trying, but we're going to make it through."
Officials Saturday warned residents to stay out of affected areas until infrastructure is proven safe. [b]"While the fire moved fast the process of recovery will not be as fast,"[/b] said state Sen. Kirk Watson.
Bastrop Mayor Terry Orr said [b]affected residents may not be able to go home for about a week.[/b]
McDonald also announced the reopening of state Highway 71. Authorities said 182 vouchers were issued so victims can move from shelters to hotels during the rebuilding process.
[b]In the wake of the fire, two people were found dead[/b] this week during searches of the charred subdivisions, the Texas Forest Service said. One person was identified Saturday as Vickie Keenan, 58, said Bastrop County Sheriff Terry Pickering.
[b]The fire has destroyed an estimated 1,386 homes in Bastrop County; crews have confirmed the destruction of 622 of those homes[/b], McDonald said.
The Bastrop County Complex fire now includes the 719-acre Union Chapel wildfire, but on Saturday morning, all Union Chapel residents were allowed to return to their homes, officials said. The Union Chapel fire was 90% contained Saturday, officials said.
While crews sought control over the fire's perimeter, an infrared flight over the burn area Friday night showed interior hot spots where surviving vegetation has caught fire, said Jack Horner, spokesman for the federal Southern Area Incident Management Team, one of 17 national fire teams for federal lands.
"We're still fighting the fire and saving houses within the perimeter of the fire," Horner said. [b]"The fire didn't burn all of the vegetation, and now that the winds have picked up again, the embers come loose, and the remaining vegetation catches fire and threatens other houses.[/b]
[b]"So it's not over. There are a lot of hazards out there. We have stump holes still burning, and we have crews in there trying to put the smoke out," [/b]Horner said.
The biggest surface-area fire now raging in Texas is the 49,997-acre Bear Creek fire, which has been less damaging than the Bastrop County Complex fire and has destroyed 24 homes just southeast of Linden, the forest service said.
But the Bear Creek fire is burning heavy timber and threatening more homes; the flames are only 30% contained as heavy airtankers and scoopers are assisting crews, state officials said.
Elsewhere in the state, authorities report 30% containment of the 21,269-acre Riley Road fire in Grimes, Montgomery and Waller Counties, the forest service said Saturday. Fifty-eight homes have been destroyed in the disaster, and a DC-10 airtanker dropped five loads of retardant, or 67,000 gallons, officials said Saturday.
The state's daily summary of the wildfires provides a long toll of destroyed homes. For example, as of Saturday, the 6,500-acre Pedernales Bend (Spicewood) fire in Travis County has consumed 67 homes but is 95% contained. The 6,555-acre 101 Ranch fire in Palo Pinto County torched 39 homes and nine RVs and is 85% contained, the forest service said.
The president's disaster declaration makes federal aid available to Texas and federal funding available to Bastrop County residents affected by the fire.
"Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from [b]the effects of the disaster[/b]," the White House said in a statement.
The declaration comes after Lt. Gov. Dewhurst expressed frustration with the lack of response from the federal government as the fires consumed hundreds of houses.
Dewhurst had said he got no response to a statewide disaster declaration request earlier this week. So he has signed another one to drive the point home. Dewhurst is acting governor while Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, travels.
[b]"We need help yesterday,"[/b] Dewhurst said earlier Friday.
Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel were in Bastrop County, state officials said Saturday.
The Bastrop County Complex fire has turned parts of the county into a nearly post-apocalyptic scene.
[b]"Utility poles are still burning, stumps are still burning, wire is hanging through the air with only half a pole, swinging. Lines are on the ground,"[/b] said Mark Rose, general manager of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.
[b]Residents are increasingly frustrated over not being allowed back into the fire zone to survey their property,[/b] McDonald said.
[b]But the main priority is making sure no one else dies from the fire[/b], he said.
[b]Since January 1, state and local firefighters and crews from across the country have battled 18,887 wildfires over more than 3.5 million acres in Texas[/b], according to state officials.
CNN's Chris Welch contributed to this report.
Copyright CNN 2011
[b]Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup is the Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner up[/b]
[i]September 13, 2011
Shamcey Supsup(25) picked up the 3rd runner up spot in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant held in Sao Paulo Brazil on Monday night September 12, 2011. The UP architect magna cum laude from General Santos City almost topped the online fan votes in the final rankings and became one of the strongest contender in the top 5.
[b]"If I had to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love because the first person that I love is God who created me and I have my faith and my principles and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too," Shamcey answered in the question "Would she change her religion to marry the one you love?"[/b]
Meanwhile, the gorgeous Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned to be the 2011 Miss Universe. Miss Ukraine Olesya Stefanko got the first runner-up, Brazil's Priscila Machado placed 2nd runner up while Miss Philippines' Shamcey Supsup placed third.
Miss Angola Leila Lopes
[b]Shamcey Supsup was crowned the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe on April 10, 2011 and took over the crown from the 2010 Miss Universe 4th runner up winner Venus Raj.[/b][/i]
[b]Miss Universe 2011: Did Oprah want Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup to win?[/b]
[i]By Liz Kelly Nelson September 13, 2011 1:53 PM ET
When a contest with important world repercussions takes place, there is bound to be controversy surrounding the results. Think the contested 2000 U.S. presidential election or, to look to a more recent example, Monday's (Sept. 12) Miss Universe 2011 pageant.
[b]Apparently fans of the pageant are not universally on-board with winner Leila Lopes, Miss Angola. A vocal group of Filipinos -- and possibly one big-name erstwhile daytime talk star -- are convinced that Shamcey Supsup, Miss Philippines, was basically robbed of the title.[/b]
A poorly sourced quote making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, and attributed to Oprah Winfrey, questions the results:
[b]"I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point."[/b]
We're going to go out on a limb and guess that Oprah probably didn't weigh in -- if only because her grammatical lexicon probably does not include " rethink of her answer."
[b]Though Supsup supporters also point out that she was ranked highest in an online poll of fan-favorites at the official Miss Universe site.
What do you think -- did the right woman win?[/b][/i]
[quote][i]originally posted by [b]Ischaramoochie[/b][/i]
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Bakit mo naman sinabing "parang naging"? Ano ba ang dati o kaibahan sa ngayon ng thread na ito para sa iyo?
[quote][i]originally posted by [b]ender_1111[/b][/i]
Ano ba talaga pinagpala o sinsalot?[/quote]
Hindi mo alam kung pinagpapala o sinasalot ang Pilipinas? Para mo na ring tinanong kung si Pacquiao ay matanda na o bata pa.
[b]Pacquiao, Mayweather and boxing's age-old issue[/b]
[i]By Lance Pugmire
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 4:53pm
LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight.
[b]"I still feel young and strong," Pacquiao proclaimed last week.
Birthday No. 33 comes for Pacquiao on Dec. 17.[/b]
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the man the boxing world wants Pacquiao to fight if Mayweather withstands the challenge of 24-year-old Victor Ortiz on Saturday in Las Vegas, will turn 35 on Feb. 24.
[b]"One lesson we've learned in this sport is that day arrives for fighters when they wake up and find out something they believed was written in stone as unchanging has changed,"[/b] HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant said.
[b]Time stops for no man, and the calendar's toll can be severe for a boxer.[/b]
[b]"My father -- my greatest educator -- told me since I was a little boy that at 28 you're still a young man, but you're an old fighter,"[/b] said Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, the former world lightweight champion. "Years later, I heard a quote by Napoleon: [b]'After 30 years, a man's spirit is not made for war.'[/b] "
[b]Mancini, now 50, fought twice after turning 28 and lost both times.[/b]
[b]"Your body starts to shut down, you start settling down,"[/b] Mancini said. [b]"We change mentally, emotionally, physically. The piss-and-vinegar attitude goes away. The reflexes aren't the same. In training camp, you do seven reps instead of 10, and think, 'Don't worry about it.' But you're not pushing yourself the same, and you pay for it."[/b]
[b]Oscar De La Hoya experienced that deterioration three years ago against Pacquiao. De La Hoya couldn't move fast enough to keep up with Pacquiao's attacks and he couldn't hit the bolting Filipino. By the ninth round, De La Hoya, then 35, quit on his stool and ended his proud career.[/b]
[b]Now retired, De La Hoya admits he'd begun slipping years earlier and was "past his prime" when he lost to Mayweather by split decision in 2007.[/b]
[b]"It's a whole new ballgame, and Floyd's going to find that out now that he's 34,"[/b] De La Hoya said. [b]"Things start happening at 34. Your muscle mass is not the same. You make weight easier, but that's not a good thing because you have less muscle.[/b]
[b]"I thought of that when I saw Floyd's number at his 30-day weigh-in: 149 (for the Ortiz bout, while normally a fighter would be up around 155 at that time). It's not a good sign for Floyd. Everything is against him."[/b]
Longtime boxing publicist Bill Caplan was [b]an eyewitness to the toll of age[/b] on Sugar Ray Robinson. He [b]watched Robinson, at 39, struggle in two bouts[/b] against Gene Fullmer, and then in training camp before Robinson's sad loss to part-time bartender Ferd Hernandez in 1965 in Las Vegas.
[b]"They don't lose their power, they lose their timing,"[/b] said Caplan, who's since worked with De La Hoya, George Foreman and now Ortiz. [b]"If they see an opening, they can't pull the trigger.[/b]
[b]"You also can't spar as many rounds. The body just can't take it. So when you get in the ring in that condition, you look terrible."[/b]
[b]There are exceptions.[/b]
Former world heavyweight champion Foreman returned from a 10-year hiatus at age 38, then re-captured the belt at 45. He preached that "age doesn't matter ... you lose energy, but gain wisdom."
Light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, 46, will defend his belt Oct. 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hopkins said his secret was a vow in his 20s to remain true to a strict diet and exercise regimen.
[b]Merchant concludes: "Yes, there are freaks. Hopkins. But that's not normal. Younger, quicker guys trying to prove something to the world usually beat the older guy."[/b]
Mancini said his final fight, [b]at 31, revealed the inner conflict of a maturing man and a youthful ego[/b]. He signed to fight former world lightweight champion Greg Haugen.
[b]"It's not all about money. It's wanting to know -- and believing -- that you can still get up for a world-class event,"[/b] Mancini recalled.
In January 1992, Mancini started training camp without his family and infant son. Each afternoon he'd listen to Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven."
"I'd think of being away from my wife and son and bawl like a baby," Mancini said. [b]"I was destroyed before I ever got in the ring. I told my assistant trainer 10 minutes before the fight in the dressing room, 'I got no business being here.' "[/b]
[b]Mancini suffered a final defeat by technical knockout in the seventh round.[/b]
[b]Veteran matchmaker Bruce Trampler has watched thousands of fights and knows the tale-tell signs of an aging boxer.[/b]
[b]"If a guy can't defend a jab, that suggests his decline has begun,"[/b] Trampler said. [b]"The younger, fresher fighter doesn't wait for the message of an opening to punch to reach his brain. He just does it. You can actually see the older fighter waiting on the message before he punches.[/b]
[b]"And the worse a fighter declines, the more he's at risk. We can start and finish that story with Muhammad Ali."[/b]
Trampler reminds that few ever foresaw that [b]the brilliant Cassius Clay, who beautifully slipped punches by turning his head at the last instant, would transform into the sad Ali at the end of his career.[/b]
In 1978, Trampler recalls his mentor, former Madison Square Garden matchmaker Teddy Brenner, saying he was going to [b]bet some money on young Olympian Leon Spinks to upset Ali after watching the champ get hit hard in his prior fight against Earnie Shavers.[/b]
"You have no idea how bad Spinks is," Trampler told Brenner.
[b]"You have no idea how bad Ali is," Brenner corrected before Spinks shocked the world.[/b]
Years later, Trampler was in his Las Vegas office when Sugar Ray Leonard was asking about a comeback fight at age 40. Trampler offered a bout against a journeyman. Leonard declined, instead wanting to fight a bigger name, Hector "Macho" Camacho.
[b]"He was shot,"[/b] Trampler recalled. [b]"I'm not saying that loss is Ray's legacy, but it's on his record that he got stopped by Hector Camacho, who couldn't stop anybody."[/b]
For the record, Trampler says he sees no slippage in Pacquiao, his company's fighter, and Merchant said the only hiccup from Mayweather was getting hit hard in the second round by Shane Mosley in an otherwise dominant effort last year.
If Mayweather and Pacquiao win their upcoming fights -- Pacquiao has a Nov. 12 date against older veteran Juan Manuel Marquez -- it by no means ruins the anticipation of a super-fight.
[b]One of the best bouts of all time was "The Thrilla in Manila" in 1975 when Ali was 33 and Joe Frazier was 31.
"Ali didn't have the legs to elude Frazier, so he got hit and had to fight," Merchant said. "What a fight it was."[/b]
[b]Man vs. age usually is.[/b]
[b]If the mega-fight boxing fans dream of -- Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- happens, it won't be until 2012. By next year Mayweather will be 35, Pacquiao 33. Most boxers in their early 30s start to slow down.[/b]
[b]The records of some celebrated boxers after they turned 33:
Boxer; Wins-Losses-Draws after 33rd birthday; age at last fight.
Muhammad Ali; 11-3-0; 39.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.; 14-5-1; 43.
Oscar De La Hoya; 2-2-0; 35.
Roberto Duran; 26-10-0; 50.
Sugar Ray Leonard; 1-2-1; 40.
Shane Mosley; 7-4-1; 39.[/b][/i]
Dito sa balitang lumabas noong September 13, 2011, sinasabing "Aging Boxer" o tumatandang boksingero kung ang edad ay 33 pataas. Kung ganon, si Pacquiao ay matanda na sa Dec. 17, 2011 sapagkat 33 na siya sa araw na iyon. Pero sinasabi din na bata pa si Pacquiao o "too young" pa si Pacquiao sa balitang ito na lumabas noong September 10, 2011...
[b]Pacquiao is too young to become VP: poll chief[/b]
[i]Saturday, September 10, 2011
MANILA -- [b]Age will be the biggest hindrance in Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao's plan to become the next vice president of the country.[/b]
[b]Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes on Friday said the boxing's pound-for-pound king is too young to be qualified to run for vice president in 2016.[/b]
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[b]"He is not qualified (to run for vice president) since he is not yet 40 years old by the 2016 national elections," the poll body chief said.[/b]
[b]Under Article VII, Section 2 of the 1987 Constitution, candidates for president and vice president must be at least 40 years of age on the day of the election.[/b]
In a recent radio interview, [b]the 32-year-old Pacquiao revealed his plan to run for vice president in the 2016 national polls[/b]. He also mentioned his plan to seek the governorship post in his province in 2013.
[b]Brillantes said Pacquiao is legally eligible to run for governor in the next midterm polls since the minimum age requirement for the post is 23.[/b]
[b]"With regard the gubernatorial post, he can very much run for it," the poll chief said.[/b]
[b]The Comelec chief also hinted that Pacquiao can run for senator in 2016 since the post's age requirement is 35.[/b]
[b]Section 39 of the Local Government Code states "candidates for the position of governor, vice governor or member of the sangguniang panlalawigan (provincial board), or mayor, vice mayor or member of the sangguniang panlungsod (city council) of highly urbanized cities must be at least 23 years of age on election day.[/b]" (AMN/Sunnex)[/i]
Ayon dito si Pacquiao ay bata pa! Di ba si Pacquiao ay matanda na doon sa isang balita ngayon dito naman si Pacquiao ay bata pa. Kung si ender_1111 ang magko-komento, ito ang sasabihin niya:
Ano ba talaga bata o matanda?[/b]
Ang sagot ay si Pacquiao na 32 ngayon ay bata pa para maging Bise Presidente kasi ang kailangan ay 40 years old ang edad sa eleksyon sa 2016 sapagkat 37 pa lang siya sa 2016. Kulang pa sa 40. Iyan ay sa larangan ng eleksiyon sa Bise Presidente. Pero sa larangan ng boxing hindi na bata si Pacquiao, matanda na po si Pacquiao ngayon at sa 2016 ay lalong matanda na siya 37 years old na!
Kaya kung matalino lang ang tao at malinis ang budhi, di natin sasabihin na "Ano ba talaga bata o matanda na si Pacquiao?"
Ganyan din naman ang katanungan ni ender_1111 tungkol sa Pilipinas na
"Ano ba talaga pinagpala o sinsalot?"
Ang sagot ay ang Pilipinas ay sinasalot dahil sa mga maling relihiyon katulad ng mga Protestante at mga Katoliko na siyang bumubuo ng pupolasyon ng Pilipinas. At ang Pilipinas ay pinagpapala dahil sa iglesia ni Cristo na kung saan sa Pilipinas ito lumitaw noong 1914. Kailangang bunutin o salotin ang mga maling pananim o relihiyon upang lalong lumago o magtagumpay ang tamang pananim o relihiyon.
Iyan ay katulad ng pahayag ko sa post #646
[quote]"Katulad ng sinabi ko na sa mga nagdaang paskil ko na ang Pilipinas ay sinasalot dahil ito ay bansang Katoliko! 80% ay mga Katoliko. Kaya dapat talagang salutin din ito upang matanto ng mga tao na ang mga maling relihiyon ay hindi sa Dios, sagabal sa pananim ng Dios.
Ngunit ang kakaiba sa Pilipinas, ito ay pinagpapala sa kabila ng mga salot di katulad ng ibang mga bansa sapagkat ang pagpapala ay sa mga tunay na lingkod ng Dios. Sa huling araw, ang iglesia ni Cristo na lumitaw sa Malayong Silangan partikular sa Pilipinas ay ang tunay na mga anak na lalaki at babae ng iisang Dios na tunay. Ang tagumpay ng iglesia ni Criso ay tagumpay ng Pilipinas. At dito matatanto ng marami na may Dios ang iglesia ni Cristo!"[/quote]
Maliwanag naman ang pahayag at walang kontradiksyon. Sa Pilipinas hindi iisa ang mga relihiyon. May iglesia Katolika Romana at mga sekta ng Protestante, Muslim, etc. At dito rin sa Pilipinas lumitaw ang iglesia ni Cristo noong 1914.
Kaya nagtataka ako pati si razzer_rising ay nalito o confused!
[quote]^confused ka rin.
basta ganito ang pilipinas tagumpay kahit sinasalot because of whatever reasons rysel is proclaiming. whereas, others countries are sinasalot kahit nagtatagumpay because of whatever reasons din. gosh magulo, right? I know. [/quote]
Parehong confused ang dalawang ito! Protestante at Katoliko! Kasing tunog ng "Confusians". Confused rin! Lito! Pare-parehong ginagamit ni Satanas para lituhin ang mga tao at malayo sa Dios at makasama niya sa kaniyang kaharian at hindi sa Dios.
Ang katunayang ang Iglesia Katolika ay sinasalot at hindi sa Dios at pinapabayaan ng Dios na mapahamak ay ito:
[b]Boat sinks during fluvial parade[/b]
[i]By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
September 13, 2011, 1:50pm
[b]MANILA, Philippines — A motor boat sank during a fluvial parade in honor of the patron saint of a village in Cagayan de Oro City last Monday, the Philippine Coast Guard said.[/b]
Coast Guard Public Affairs chief Lieutenant Commander Algier Ricafrente said 13 passengers were rescued at around 10:55 a.m. by team from the Coast who received a distress call about a boat sinking off the Barra break water in Barangay Macabalan.
The passengers were identified as Manuel Ravina, Emma Ravina, Eman Ravina, Flora Ravina, John Ehm Ravina, Dhoe Ravina, Christie Ravina, Christina Ravina, Jerome Ravina, Christian Ravina, Xycho Ravina, Junior Ravina and Christian Carzon, all residents of Barangay Puntod.
Ricafrente said Manuel Ravina, vessel owner, said the right outrigger snapped in strong water current while it was heading for the shoreline of Barangay Bayabas.
The passengers jumped off the boat after the outrigger snapped and were later rescued. No one was reported injured.
The PCG spokesman said before the fluvial parade began, personnel of the Coast Guard Station Cagayan de Oro and CGSOG Northern Mindanao were deployed to the area to provide security and assistance.[/i]
Huwag niyong sabihin na minsan lang nangyari ang ganitong pangyayari sa iglesia Katolika Romana. Bakit kaya nagkakaganito ang relihiyong ito? Isip-isip...
Confused pa rin sila?!
Sa Trinity doctrine di kaya sila confused?
[i]Business and Society
[b]The Philippines: More competitive now[/b]
By MICHAEL ALAN HAMLIN
September 13, 2011, 11:46pm
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is more competitive this year – for the first time in several years – according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2011-2012 released last week. The GCR itself and news reports noted an impressive increase in the Philippines’ rank from 85 to 75, a 10-point jump. But it also acknowledged that much work remains to be done if the Philippines is to become truly and highly competitive.
Much of that work remains very fundamental. As I wrote last week, without a strong base, the Philippines cannot hope to attain its potential. While many celebrated the Philippines’ improved ranking – understandably so – most overlooked the fact that the Philippines actually slipped a notch in basic requirements, which include the economic competitiveness pillars of institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, and health and primary education.
Ranked 100, the Philippines dropped from 99 in the 2010-2011 GCR. Not all the news is bad, however. In the view of GCR researchers – whose local partners were the Makati Business Club and the Management Association of the Philippines – the country markedly improved its macroeconomic environment, rising to 54 from 68, a 14-point jump. Institutions also improved, moving to 117 from 125, an eight-point increase.
The not-so-good news is that the Philippines slipped a notch from 104 to 105 for infrastructure and health and primary education fell two places to 92 from 90. The 2010-2011 GCR included 139 countries and the 2011-2012 report expanded its coverage to 142. So the Philippines was competing in a slightly larger field. This suggests that the Philippines’ performance may not have necessarily deteriorated, but it was stagnant.
President Benigno S. Aquino III has been criticized for not spending more on infrastructure to stimulate the economy. Mr. Aquino said recently that his administration has moved slowly on infrastructure spending to address corruption issues, noting that about 70% of projects identified for funding under the current budget have already been completed. The inference is that spending earmarked funds might result in overpayment and the lining of corrupt officials’ and contractors’ pockets.
Allegations of double payments helped derail the presidential candidacy of Mr. Aquino’s most significant opponent in the 2010 national elections, Manuel B. Villar. Mr. Aquino understandably doesn’t want similar allegations to derail his administration’s reform agenda. But low infrastructure funding was also a “feature” of his mother’s administration, the late former President Corazon C. Aquino, until a flurry of projects was initiated near the end of her term.
Infrastructure investment creates jobs, but it also makes the Philippines more attractive for investors, enhancing efficiency and productivity. And it contributes to enhanced lifestyles for voters. Decades of neglected infrastructure investment means the Philippines is mired in the bottom third for this basic indicator of competitiveness, far behind its most important competitors for investment in Asia.
Just as alarming is the Philippines’ inability to improve health and primary education. The Philippines has a young population with over 60% of approximately 100 million Filipinos between the ages of 15 and 64. But these people won’t be productive if they are not healthy and are not educated. Although overall foreign direct investment into the Philippines is very low compared to its neighbors, there is overwhelming demand for educated workers.
The IT-BPO Road Map 2011-2016 forecasts that the Philippine labor pool will fail to provide enough workers for the IT-BPO industry this year. Although the industry can grow up to 20% annually, that will only be possible if there are workers to fill increasingly sophisticated jobs. Mr. Aquino’s administration recently announced a P500-million training budget for remedial training for IT-BPO “near-hires” to address the shortfall.
That’s an effective program. During the previous administration, a similar initiative resulted in about 80% of applicants undergoing such training receiving job offers. But it is at best a stopgap measure. A report in The New York Times recently indicated that the country is short almost 30 million classrooms. In some schools, classrooms are divided by partitions as a result. In others, schooling takes place in shifts. In general, quality of instruction is low.
Although institutional competitiveness increased eight points, the GCR authors note that “the Philippines ranks beyond the 100 mark on each of the 16 related indicators. Issues of corruption and physical security appear particularly acute (127th and 117th, respectively).” The authors have a dim view of Philippine institutions, arguing that they appear to provide a great disservice to the nation, rather than to support its development and stability.
Mr. Aquino’s economic team can take heart in the macroeconomic results, which are primarily the result of a “slightly lower public deficit and debt, an improved country credit rating, and inflation that remains under control.” While important, however, the benefits of an improved macroeconomic situation won’t matter much if other basic pillars of economic competitiveness aren’t fixed.
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(Michael Alan Hamlin is the managing director of TeamAsia and a Manila-based author. His latest book is High Visibility: Transforming Your Personal and Professional Brand. Write him at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].).[/i]
[b]S&P Downgrades Italy; Euro, Futures Tumble[/b]
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/19/2011 18:34 -0400
As usual, a corrupt and pathetic Moody's continues to boldly not go where everyone else has gone before. Luckily, S&P, which had the balls to cut the US, has just done so to Europe's next domino, by downgrading Italy from A+ to A, outlook negative. Then again, this was pretty much telegraphed 100% earlier today as noted in "[URL="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/italy-expected-cut-growth-forecasts-further"]Italy Expected To Cut Growth Forecasts Further[/URL]." Anyway, those incompetents from Moody's are next.
[b]Italy Unsolicited Ratings Lowered To 'A/A-1' On Weaker Growth Prospects, Uncertain Policy Environment; Outlook Negative[/b]
*Italy's net general government debt is the highest among 'A' rated sovereigns. We have revised our projections of Italy's net general government debt and now expect it to peak later and at a higher level than we previously anticipated.
*In our view, Italy's economic growth prospects are weakening and we expect that Italy's fragile governing coalition and policy differences within parliament will continue to limit the government's ability to respond decisively to domestic and external macroeconomic challenges.
*In our view, weaker economic growth performance will likely limit the effectiveness of Italy's revenue-led fiscal consolidation program.
*We have revised our base-case medium-term projections of real GDP growth to an annual average of 0.7% between 2011 to 2014, compared with our previous projection of 1.3% (see "Credit FAQ: Why We Revised The Outlook On Italy To Negative," published May 23, 2011). As part of our ratings analysis, we have also prepared upside and downside macroeconomic scenarios that could drive our future rating actions on Italy.
*We are lowering our long- and short-term unsolicited sovereign credit ratings on Italy to 'A/A-1' from 'A+/A-1+'.
*[b]The negative outlook reflects our view of additional downside risks to public finances related to the trajectory of Italy's real and nominal GDP growth, and implementation risks of the government's fiscal consolidation program.[/b]
On Sept. 19, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its unsolicited long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Italy to 'A/A-1' from 'A+/A-1+'. The outlook is negative. The transfer and convertibility assessment remains 'AAA', as it does for all members of the eurozone.
The downgrade reflects our view of Italy's weakening economic growth prospects and our view that Italy's fragile governing coalition and policy differences within parliament will likely continue to limit the government's ability to respond decisively to the challenging domestic and external macroeconomic environment.
Under our recently updated sovereign ratings criteria, the "political" and "debt" scores were the primary contributors to the downgrade. The scores relating to the other elements of our methodology--economic structure, external, and monetary--did not contribute to the downgrade.
More subdued external demand, government austerity measures, and upward pressure on funding costs in both the public and private sectors will, in our opinion, likely result in weaker growth for the Italian economy compared with our May 2011 base-case expectations, when we revised the outlook to negative.
[b]We believe the reduced pace of Italy's economic activity to date will make the government's revised fiscal targets difficult to achieve. Furthermore, what we view as the Italian government's tentative policy response to recent market pressures suggests continuing future political uncertainty about the means of addressing Italy's economic challenges.[/b]
In our opinion, the measures included in and the implementation timeline of Italy's National Reform Plan will likely do little to boost Italy's economic performance, particularly against the backdrop of tightening financial conditions and the government's fiscal austerity program (see "Italy Delivers", published by the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance at [url]http://www.mef.gov.it/documenti/open.asp?idd=27880[/url]).
Our reduced expectations concerning Italy's growth prospects also reflect key structural impediments that we have written about before:
Low labor participation rates and tightly regulated labor and services markets;
What we consider to be an inefficient public sector; and
Relatively modest foreign investment inflows.
In our view, the authorities remain reluctant to tackle these issues (see our full analysis on Italy, published Dec. 1, 2010, on RatingsDirect on the Global Credit Portal). For example, we note that in the July 2011 political discussions about the Decree Law No. 98/2011 (converted into Law No. 111/2011), several proposed supply-side measures, including the liberalization of professional services, were shelved or delayed because of opposition within the governing coalition and in parliament.
The government projects that its fiscal consolidation program will result in a cumulative fiscal consolidation of about €60 billion, overall, with the largest savings projected in 2012 and 2013 (see "Italy Delivers", [url]http://www.mef.gov.it/documenti/open.asp?idd=27880[/url]).
However, we think that the government's projection of a €60 billion savings may not come to fruition for three primary reasons:
First, as described below, we view Italy's economic growth prospects as weakening;
Second, nearly two-thirds of the projected budgetary savings in the crucial 2011-2014 period rely on revenue increases in a country already carrying a high tax burden; and
Third, market interest rates are anticipated to rise.
We have adopted a revised base-case macroeconomic scenario, which we view as consistent with the downgrade and negative outlook. Compared with the May 2011 base case, the revised base-case scenario assumes that annual real GDP growth will be 0.6 percentage points lower over the 2011-2014 forecast horizon because of more sluggish growth in exports, investment, and public- and private-sector consumption. Since May 2011, financial conditions in Italy have tightened and the pace of economic recovery of its principal global and eurozone trading partners has slowed. We also note that our revised base case is broadly similar to the downside (downgrade) scenario we published in May 2011.
We have also adopted a revised downside scenario, consistent with another possible downgrade. The revised downside assumes a mild recession takes hold next year, with real GDP declining by 0.6%, followed by a modest recovery in 2013-2014. The economic main drivers in our revised downside scenario are tighter financial conditions, with higher interest rates on government bonds, as well as weaker trajectories for private-sector consumption and exports.
We have also adopted a revised upside scenario, which, if it occurred, would be consistent with our view of a revision of the outlook to stable. Our revised upside scenario assumes that financial conditions will gradually improve, along with the trajectories for GDP growth, exports, and investment. For details of the revised base case and alternate scenarios, see our analysis on Italy, published Sept. 19, 2011.
Under all three scenarios, we expect that Italy's net general government debt burden will remain the key rating constraint for the foreseeable future. [b]We project that such net debt will be 117% of GDP at year-end 2011, up from 100% of GDP in 2007.[/b]
Under our revised base case, the net debt burden would fall only slightly to 115% of GDP by 2014, a similar rate to the May 2011 downside scenario.
Our macroeconomic analysis also illustrates Italy's main credit weakness: Even under pressure, Italian political institutions, incumbent monopolies, public-sector workers, and public- and private-sector unions impede the government's ability to respond decisively to challenging economic conditions. For example, union opposition to the privatization of Alitalia in 2008 ended prospects for a takeover by Air France. Moreover, resistance in parliament in July 2011 led the government to drop proposals to liberalize professional services from its legislative agenda. Nontariff barriers to foreign direct investment (FDI) are, in our view, the key reason behind Italy's relatively low inbound FDI stock. At about 16% of GDP, it is less than one-half that of either France or Spain (36% and 43% of GDP, respectively) and lower than that of Germany (27%), despite Italy's potential efficiency gains from economic scale within Europe's common market.
With elections due in 2013, and the government's parliamentary position tenuous, it is unclear what can be done to break the deadlock between these political institutions and the government. As a result, we believe that Italy remains vulnerable to heightened fiscal, economic, and financial downside risks.
As noted above, the application of three elements of our recently updated sovereign ratings criteria--economic structure, external, and monetary--did not materially change our view from May 2011, when we revised the outlook on Italy to negative. We continue to score Italy as a high-income sovereign with a diversified economy and few external imbalances, albeit one with what we see as weak growth prospects.
In addition, we view both household and corporate balance sheets as relatively strong, which should enable the government to tap local savings on a scale that could permit a more gradual fiscal adjustment than for some of its southern European neighbors. As of year-end 2010, Italy's nonbank sector remains in a substantial net external creditor position, while the public sector's net external liability is equivalent to €804 billion (52% of GDP). We note that Italy's current account deficit has widened recently, to more than 10% of current account receipts, but we expect this to unwind.
We expect the government, given its tight fiscal position, will provide only limited direct assistance to the banking system in the near term, and we still expect most of the Tremonti bonds, which provided four banks' Tier I capital during the 2008-2009 recession, to be repaid this year.
The negative outlook reflects Standard & Poor's view of risks to the Italian government's fiscal targets over 2011-2014, as well as the uncertainties on the timely implementation of growth-enhancing reforms. In our view, these risks would stem from weaker output growth than we currently assume in our revised base case. In addition, political gridlock could contribute to delayed policy responses to new macroeconomic challenges and result in significant fiscal slippage.
If one or more of these risks materializes, Italy's net general government debt could increase from its already high level. In that event, we could lower the long- and short-term ratings again. We could also lower the ratings if, against our expectations, the current account deficit remained higher than 10% of current account receipts beyond 2013. This would occur if Italy's trade balance did not improve or if the income deficits continued to widen because of rising refinancing costs.
On the other hand, if the government manages to gather political support for implementing growth-enhancing structural reforms, which in turn increase prospects for a material reduction in the net public debt burden in the medium term, we could affirm the ratings at the current level.
As is typical, ratings on issues and issuances dependent on these long- and short-term ratings may be revised as a result of today's rating action.
Futures not happy:
Neither is the Euro:
[b]New polio outbreak hits China[/b]
By Jaime FlorCruz and Haolan Hong, CNN
September 21, 2011 -- Updated 1033 GMT (1833 HKT)
Children are particularly vulnerable to the polio virus.
*Outbreak reported in western Xinjiang province, which borders Pakistan
*Polio a contagious viral illness that can cause paralysis, death
*Among the ten cases confirmed, six are in children under three years
*WHO: Virus genetically linked to polio cases circulating in Pakistan
Beijing (CNN) -- An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in China for the first time since 1999, leaving one person dead and hospitalizing another nine, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
[b]The disease, a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death, broke out in the prefectures of Hotan and Bazhou in the country's western Xinjiang province.
Among the ten cases confirmed, six are in children under three years old and four are young adults.[/b]
[b]The WHO said evidence indicates the virus is genetically linked to polio cases currently circulating in Pakistan, which borders Xinjiang. Pakistan has been affected by the nationwide transmission of the same WPV1 strain.
It also warned the virus could spread beyond the current affected area.[/b]
[b]The polio virus can travel great distances and find susceptible populations, no matter where they live[/b]
Helen Yu, WHO
"Although other areas in China or other countries are not immediately at risk due to the geographic distance to the affected province, the polio virus can travel great distances and find susceptible populations, no matter where they live," Helen Yu, from the WHO's Beijing office told CNN.
According to China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a group of public health experts to the affected region to help treat the virus.
It said the local government had launched a mass vaccination campaign starting in early September. WHO confirmed initial vaccination campaigns carried out by mid-September had reached over 3.5 million children -- children being particularly vulnerable to polio.
Further vaccination campaigns will be conducted in the near future to ensure this outbreak is brought completely under control, according to the health ministry.
"No matter how long a country has been polio-free, as long as global polio eradication has not yet been achieved, the risk for importation remains and constant vigilance is required." said Yu.
Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is usually transmitted through contaminated food and water. It invades the nervous system and often leads to permanent paralysis. It can be prevented by immunization.
[b]This is the first outbreak of polio in China since 1999, when a case was reportedly brought into the country from India.[/b]
[b]China floods death toll rises[/b]
Thursday 22 September 2011 07:25
Death in the China floods rose to 90 late yesterday.(REUTERS)
[b]The death toll from a month of flooding triggered by heavy rains across China has climbed to 90, with another 22 people missing. The Ministry of Civil Affairs says the floods have swelled rivers in nine provinces, including Henan, Shaanxi and Sichuan, forcing nearly one million people to flee their homes and causing more than $4 billion in damages.[/b]
Landslides and mudslides have toppled homes and blocked roads, and the National Meteorological Center forecast that the torrential rains will last through the weekend.
[b]About 29 000 homes have been submerged in Henan, Shaanxi and Sichuan, the ministry reported.
Qujiang River rose about 7 meters above its danger levels, the highest in the river's history
The floods in Shaanxi, in the northwest, are the worst in 50 years. In Sichuan, water levels of the Qujiang River rose about seven meters above its danger levels, the highest in the river's history.
Homes and cars are submerged and people are forced to row to safety. China's Meteorological Administration reported that more than 40 rivers had surpassed their warning levels as a result of lower temperatures and more rain than normal.[/b]
Updates: Typhoon Pedring throws mightier winds compared to tropical storm Ondoy
[b]Records name Filipino church as buyer of South Dakota town put up for sale; church paid $700K[/b]
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Posted: September 26, 2011 - 11:34 am
Last Updated: September 26, 2011 - 11:35 am
SCENIC, S.D. — Pennington County records show that a church based in the Philippines is the buyer of a western South Dakota town put up for sale.
Scenic was once known as a Wild West town next to the Badlands. The woman who owns much of the property chose a buyer in August but did not reveal who it was.
The Rapid City Journal says ([url]http://bit.ly/pkrb1d[/url]) documents show that a Filipino church called [b]Iglesia Ni Cristo, or Church of Christ[/b], paid $700,000 for the property. The church's website shows congregations in dozens of countries and 42 states, with U.S. offices in a San Francisco suburb.
The church hasn't commented on the purchase. Realtor Dave Olson says he signed a nondisclosure agreement and can't talk about the buyer or the buyer's plans.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, [url]http://www.rapidcityjournal.com[/url]
[QUOTE=rsyel;58604991]Bakit mo naman sinabing "parang naging"? Kaya kung matalino lang ang tao at malinis ang budhi, di natin sasabihin na "Ano ba talaga bata o matanda na si Pacquiao?"
Ganyan din naman ang katanungan ni ender_1111 tungkol sa Pilipinas na
"Ano ba talaga pinagpala o sinsalot?"
Ang sagot ay ang Pilipinas ay sinasalot dahil sa mga maling relihiyon katulad ng mga Protestante at mga Katoliko na siyang bumubuo ng pupolasyon ng Pilipinas. At ang Pilipinas ay pinagpapala dahil sa iglesia ni Cristo na kung saan sa Pilipinas ito lumitaw noong 1914. Kailangang bunutin o salotin ang mga maling pananim o relihiyon upang lalong lumago o magtagumpay ang tamang pananim o relihiyon.
Confused pa rin sila?!
Parang may double standard ata ang Diyos mo Rsyel. Sinasalot nya ang bansa natin dahil sa maling relihiyon na katolisismo. Pero pinagpapala nya naman si pacquaio na isang katoliko...
At bakit kung pinagpapala tayo dahil sa relihiyon na INC wala ata akong nababalitaan na INC member na nagbigay ng dangal o tagumpay sa pinas na tulad ng katolikong si pacquiao o ng born again na si Supsup.
[quote]Parang may double standard ata ang Diyos mo Rsyel. Sinasalot nya ang bansa natin dahil sa maling relihiyon na katolisismo. Pero pinagpapala nya naman si pacquaio na isang katoliko...
At bakit kung pinagpapala tayo dahil sa relihiyon na INC wala ata akong nababalitaan na INC member na nagbigay ng dangal o tagumpay sa pinas na tulad ng katolikong si pacquiao o ng born again na si Supsup.[/quote]
Parang may double standard ata ang Diyos ko? Ang Diyos ko ba ay iba sa Diyos mo? Sabagay ang Diyos ng mga Protestante at Katoliko ay Trinidad samantalang ang sa Iglesia Ni Cristo ay ang iisang Dios, Ang Ama. Ito ang tunay na Diyos na Diyos ng unang tao at ng mga tunay na lingkod ng Diyos na sina Noe, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel, Moises, David, etc. Maging si Cristo ang Dios niya ang Ama hindi Trinidad at maging ang iglesia ni Cristo noong unang siglo ay ang Ama rin ang kanilang kinikilalang iisang tunay na Dios. Ganito ang turo ng mga apostol ni Cristo. Hindi nagbabago ang iisang tunay na Dios. Malinaw! Mula sa unang tao at lingkod ng Dios hanggang sa huling panahon iisa ang Dios na tunay. Hindi nagbago ang tunay na Dios. Anong turo ang naiba?
Ang iisang Diyos na tunay ay ang pinagmulan ng lahat ng bagay kaya tinatawag itong AMA. Sa Kaniya rin nagmula ang mga tao hindi sa hayop at ang hayop ay nilalang din ng Dios. Ang tao ay iba sa hayop sapagkat ang tao ay nilalang ng Dios upang maglingkod at sumamba sa Dios. Binigyan siya ng pag-iisip at puso upang malaman at madama ang katotohanan at mag-isip at gumawa ng ayon sa kaniyang kalooban o choice o free will o gustong paniwalaan o gawin o desisyon. Pero ang lahat ng ito ay ipagsusulit ng tao sa Dios.
ender_1111 sabi mo "double standard". Ang double standard ay ang hindi makatuwiran ng paggamit ng mga prinsipyo sa mga katulad na sitwasyon. Pinupuna mo si Pacquiao na isang Katoliko at bakit daw pinagpapala ng Dios??? Ano ba ang pagpapala para sa iyo? Materyal na bagay lang ba ang pagpapala? Ito ba ang tunay na pagpapala? Aaanhin mo ang materyal na bagay kung ang kaluluwa mo naman ay mapapahamak? Sa langit kaya ang punta ni Steve Jobs? Magamit kaya niya ang kaniyang iPhone para makatawag ng lifeline? iSad...Pagpapala ba iyon? Baka ang dapat mong sabihin o itanong bakit nakikilala sa buong mundo si Pacquiao na isang Pilipino.
Nagsikap si Pacquiao sa boksing! Masama bang maging masikap? Natural hindi. Dapat lang na maging masikap. Mabuting katangian iyon at ito ay nagdulot sa kaniya upang maging magaling na boksingero. Kung sa pagiging masikap at magaling na boksingero ay tumanyag natural lang ba ito o hindi? Siyempre natural lang na tumanyag ka dahil ginalingan mo! Yumaman si Pacquiao! Double standard ba iyon?
Ang Dios nagpapasikat ng araw sa mga tao. Ang hangin ay libre. Nasa bayan ka man ng Dios o hindi. May pag-asa ang tao o indibidual hanggang may buhay. Malaya sa kaniyang gustong gawin. Walang double standard! Magiging "double standard" o hindi makatuwiran kung hindi sisikat sa mundong ito si Pacquiao sa kabila ng kaniyang kagalingan! Iyan ang hindi makatuwiran! Kung kayang magsumikap ng ibang lahi katulad ng Amerikano kaya din ng Pinoy! Walang double standard.
Sana matanto ng tao na huwag lang sanang magugol ang kanilang oras sa pagpapayamang material kundi ang mas mahalaga ay espiritual.
Pero ang tanong bakit maraming mga Pilipino ngayon ang sumisikat? Katulad ni Supsup, Azkals, Volcano, Efren Bata Reyes, Paeng Nepomuceno, Charice, etc. Bakit ang Pilipinas ay iniaangat? Meron kasing gustong ipakita ang Dios sa mga taong maliit ang pananampalataya sa Kaniyang mga salita. Iyong ayaw paniwalaan ang nakasulat sa Bibliya. Nakasulat sa Banal na Kasulatan na iglesia ni Cristo ang tinubos ng dugo ni Cristo na siyang kaligtasan ng tao. Marami namang naniwala. Sa katunayan milyon-milyon na ang kaanib sa iglesia ni Cristo. Gayunpaman, mas marami ang nasa labas ng kawan. Ayaw maniwala dahil sa mga dahilan ng mga tao. Ang isa sa dahilan ay papaano daw na magiging totoo ang iglesia ni Cristo e dito lang sa Pilipinas lumitaw ang relihiyong iyan. Ang Pilipinas daw ay mahirap, isang third world country. Ang maraming tao ang gusto at pinagpipitagan ay ang USA, Italy, Spain, Japan, etc. Ang gusto ang relihiyon ay galing sa mayaman at maunlad at sikat na bansa!
Ngayon kung paunlarin kaya ang Pilipinas, tatanggapin na kaya nila ang iglesia ni Cristo? o lulusot na naman? hahanap na naman ng ibang pangangatuwiran?
Kaya nga may aklat ng mga gawa upang walang maidahilan ang tao kung bakit hindi siya naligtas sa araw ng Paghuhukom. Lutang na lutang ang iglesia ni Cristo. Ang kaligtasan. Makatuwiran! Walang double standard! Tunay na hukom ang HUKOM. Lilitisin ang tao. at iyan ay malapit na!
Ang nasa kadiliman ay may hatol, mayaman ka man o mahirap! Alam mo ba paano maliligtas?
[b]“Pedring” plunges Calabarzon provinces into darkness[/b]
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By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Calabarzon reported on Wednesday that [b]Typhoon “Pedring” has toppled power lines and wrecked infrastructures in the Southern Luzon provinces.[/b]
OCD-RDRRMC Calabarzon Regional Director Vicente Tomazar said [b]the typhoon plunged Laguna’s 4th district into darkness affecting 52% of the province’s 2,256 households due to damage in transmission facilities and distribution utilities by the electric cooperatives.[/b]
[b]Power was restored Tuesday afternoon to the towns of Pila, Sta. Maria, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, Famy, Mabitac, Pangil, Pakil, Siniloan, Cavinti, Luisiana, Lumban, Kalayaan and Magdalena in Laguna. Electricity was restored in Batangas City by 12 noon Tuesday.[/b]
[b]Zapote 5 and parts of Molino 3, 4 and 5 in Cavite experienced brownouts while the towns of Nakar, Infanta and Real in Quezon province have power interruptions as strong winds and heavy rains lashed out transmission lines Monday evening.
The adjacent towns of Pitogo, Gen Luna and Catanauan in Quezon experienced power interruptions by Tuesday evening and have yet to “see the light” as restoration to damaged power lines is sped up.
Power outages were also reported Tuesday in Angono, Taytay, Antipolo City proper, Cainta, Binangonan, Brgy Pinugay in Baras, Rizal including Talim Island in the Laguna Lake.[/b]
Typhoon Pedring also ripped through Batangas province totally destroying 60 houses in Sta. Teresita (3), Taal (1) and Lipa City (56) and partially damaged nine houses in Nasugbu (7), Padre Garcia (1) and Sta. Teresita (1) in Batangas and three in Bay, Laguna.
Five schools were destroyed in Quezon province with estimated infrastructure damage placed at P3.35 M.
A billboard collapsed near the San Pablo City District Hospital in Laguna. But no one was injured in the incident as the city engineers cleared the debris.
Flooding caused temporary road closures along the Nasugbu-Lian-Calatagan route at the Bagbag Bridge and detoured to passable road sections for light vehicles.
The Infanta engineering office, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and local disaster risk reduction and management units in Quezon province also conducted clearing operations to remove fallen trees and other obstructions in the two-way lane national road at Barangay Comon.
The Mulanay-San Narciso Road at the Malibago Section’s Km 285 in Quezon was also opened to traffic Tuesday afternoon. The V.V. Soliven Avenue in Antipolo City is also passable as flood subsided.
The seawall in Barangay Solo, Mabini was also damaged and agricultural farms and crops were destroyed in the towns of Sta. Teresita, Sto. Tomas, Balete and San Luis in Batangas province.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Calabarzon has closely monitored and assisted more than 300 stranded passengers and nine vessels as they are kept at bay pending weather bulletins and travel advisory in coordination with local port authorities and shipping companies to sail.
As of Wednesday, 50 passengers and 65 rolling cargoes remained at the Batangas Port. Some 246 passengers, nine vessels and 16 rolling cargoes are stranded in Dalahican Port, Lucena City and 37 passengers waited for travel advice in Puerto Real, Quezon.
The Cavite provincial DRRMC also reported that the assessments on the damage of the typhoon prompted Cavite to declare the province under a state of calamity.[/i]
[b]Flood victims urged to take precautions vs. dengue, leptospirosis[/b]
10/06/2011 | 10:30 AM
Residents of areas hit by floods brought about by typhoon "Pedring" (international name: Nesat) were advised on Thursday to take precautions against [b]dengue, leptospirosis, and H1N1 flu.[/b]
National Epidemiology Center head Eric Tayag said floods may have washed away the breeding sites of dengue-carrying mosquitoes but the stagnant water may serve as a new breeding ground.
He urged residents to clean their surroundings quickly to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
"Hindi pa tataas ngayon yan sapagka't inanod ang initlugan ng lamok. Subali't sa susunod na araw ang tubig na hindi tinapon ay maaring maging sanhi ng pagtaas uli ng dengue," Tayag said in an interview on dwIZ radio.
"Umaasa kami na pag humupa na ang baha maglinis tayo ng kapaligiran," Tayag said.
Floods hit several areas in Central Luzon, including Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Pampanga, after being hit by Typhoon "Pedring."
[b]Leptospirosis, H1N1 flu[/b]
Meanwhile, Tayag reiterated his advice to residents to take precautions as well against leptospirosis and H1N1 flu.
Tayag said they are now verifying the death of a flood victim who allegedly contracted leptospirosis, an infection caused by exposure to floodwaters contaminated by rat urine or droppings.
"Inaasahan namin maaring tumaas ang kaso ng leptospirosis. Kahapon sa bisita natin sa Malolos Provincial Hospital, may tatlong hinihinalaang kaso. Vine-verify namin ngayon dahil may nainulat na may isang namatay," Tayag said.
Wash hands and cover noses, mouths
Tayag also said they are monitoring possible cases of H1N1 flu, which may particularly threaten pregnant women and those with diabetes.
He advised those in evacuation centers to wash their hands and cover their noses and mouths to prevent the possible spread of the disease.
"Ito kailangan magtakip ng ilong at bibig ang maysakit at kailangan maibukod at kailangan kumpirmahin natin kung H1N1 yan," he said. - VVP, GMA News
[b]10/08/2011: Latest Leptospirosis outbreaks[/b]
10/08/2011: Leptospirosis in Maha Sarakham, Thailand (from ASTV, through ProMED)
Dr Parinya Ratanaparinya, Chief of Maha Sarakham Provincial health office, revealed that it is rainy season and farmers have to work in the fields so it is inevitable for farmers to wade through floodwater or soak in flooded fields. Therefore, leptospirosis bacteria can get in the body through wounds.
[b]Recently, a total of 14 cases and no fatality were reported in Maha Sarakham. High numbers of cases were reported from Yang Sisurat, Kantharawichai, and Phayakkhaphum Phisai districts.[/b] Most cases were in the working age group. Maha Sarakham Provincial Health Office warned farmers to cover wounds and scratches if there is a need to touch water, wear boots, and immediately clean up with soap and clean water after completing work. If farmers or family members have [b]high fever and muscle aches[/b], they must immediately seek medical attention. Avoid self-treatment because it maybe dangerous and cause death.
Date: Tue 9 Aug 2011
Communicated by: The ASTV Manager Online
11 October 2011 Last updated at 11:12 GMT
[b]Oil spill disaster New Zealand's 'worst in decades'[/b]
Catherine Taylor, director of Maritime New Zealand, on the oil spill
An oil spill from a stranded cargo ship off New Zealand is the country's worst environmental disaster in decades, the government says.
Officials say 350 tonnes of oil may have leaked from the 775ft (236m) Rena, which ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef off the port of Tauranga on Wednesday.
Bad weather has halted work to pump oil off the ship.
Environment Minister Nick Smith said the situation was going to get "significantly worse" in coming days.
[b]People are angry that this could have happened on our doorstep”[/b]
"This event has come to a stage where it is New Zealand's most significant maritime environmental disaster," he told a news briefing in Tauranga.
Mr Smith said the rate at which oil was gushing out of the ship had increased "fivefold" since it ran aground.
"The government is determined to throw everything possible at minimising the environmental harm of what is now clear to be New Zealand's worst environmental disaster in many decades."
[b]Warning to shipping[/b]
The Rena, which was heading to Tauranga port, is still intact but is now listing at 18 degrees.
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), which is managing the emergency response, said an estimated 200 to 350 tonnes of oil had been released.
Environment correspondent, BBC News
By comparison with an oil tanker, the amount of oil on board the Rena is small. Its total consignment is believed to be 1,700 tonnes, and operations to pump what remains out of the tanks are ongoing.
In contrast, the Prestige tanker wrecked on the Galician coast in 2002 leaked an estimated 76,000 tonnes. Nevertheless, even a small amount of oil can affect wildlife if it comes ashore in the wrong place.
The authorities are asking questions of the Rena's captain as to how he came to crash into a well-known reef. In time, they may raise familiar questions over the flags of convenience system that effectively allows international shipping to operate without a host government having to take responsibility.
Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate over the next 24-48 hours, increasing fears the ship might break up, leaking all 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil on board and shedding its cargo.
A navigational warning has been issued in case containers fall into the sea.
The salvage crew on board were evacuated on Tuesday as a precaution - one navy officer was injured in the operation.
A tanker which had been offloading the oil had to return to port on Monday for repairs but will resume work once the weather has calmed.
Clumps of heavy oil have washed up on the beaches of Mt Maunganui and the nearby community of Papamoa and are expected to reach Tauranga port and beaches south to Maketu.
Officials have closed affected beaches and warned people to stay away from the shore.
"Although it looks bad, the oil in its clumped state is at no risk of going anywhere, and people attempting to remove it without the proper training or equipment risk making the situation worse," said MNZ.
Officials have warned local people not to collect the globules of oil
About 200 people are involved in the salvage operation, while 300 military personnel are on stand-by to clean up beaches.
"[b]People are angry that this could have happened on our doorstep and it could really ruin one of the best beaches around,[/b]" one local man, Jim Kohu, told Reuters.
A spokesman for the WWF, Bob Zuur, told the BBC that the oil represents "potentially a huge tragedy" for wildlife in the popular tourist area.
"There are thousands of gannets and petrels and shearwaters in the area and hundreds of blue penguins... And we've got dotterels and oyster catchers nesting on the sandy beaches."
The owners of the ship, Greece-based Costamare Inc, have not given an explanation for the grounding, but said they were "co-operating fully with local authorities" to minimise any damage.
[quote]Sinasalot nya ang bansa natin dahil sa maling relihiyon na katolisismo.[/quote]
o ngayon aminado ka na isang Protestante na sinasalot ang bansa natin dahil sa MALING RELIHIYON NA KATOLISISMO!
Ang relihiyon ay ang pagbabalik ng tao sa Dios. E ang dios ng Katolisismo ay pareho ng dios ng Protestantismo. TRINIDAD. Kung mali makakabalik kaya sila sa iisang tunay na Dios? Tama kaya ang Protestantismo? Tama kaya ang dinidios ng mga Katoliko at Protestante. Kung mali ang mga Katoliko, paano na ang Protestante? May double standard kaya dito o wala? Parehong dios... kung ang Katolisismo ay mali samakatuwid ang Protestantismo ay _ _ _ _? Sana marunong kayo ng logic kahit hindi gamitin ang Bibliya dito malalaman ang sagot.
Tama sinasalot ang Katolisismo kasi maling relihiyon! Ebedensiya:
[b]Catholic churches sell real estate to clear debt[/b]
[i]September 26, 2011 02:30PM
St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church in Ozone Park and the former Church of St. Ann at 110 East 12th Street
[b]Catholic parishes are selling off and leasing churches, convents and schools for six- and seven-digit returns in order to stave off bankruptcy as collection plates remain empty from lack of attendance[/b], the New York Daily News reported. [b]The trend has been starkest in Brooklyn and Queens, where there has been an influx of Asian immigrants, replacing the old European population. [/b]
"As the population continues to shift, that puts a strain on particular institutions," said Msgr. Kieran Harrington of the Brooklyn Archdiocese. "People are having less children. That has an impact on enrollment."
[b]St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church in Ozone Park is just one parish that has run into financial difficulties. It shut four years ago after declining attendance forced it to merge with Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary school into the Divine Mercy Catholic Academy. Rev. Paul Palmiotto sought approval to sell a 1920s-era school at the site for $4 million earlier this year. [/b]
Real estate transaction contracts can include some strange clauses when it comes to religious institutions, the Daily News said.
"The premises will not be used or occupied for any public or commercial, obscene or pornographic purpose or activity, will not be used or occupied for the purpose of performing abortions or advocating abortions or family planning," [b]the contract for the $15 million sale in 2005 of the former Church of St. Ann at 110 East 12th Street specified.[/b] [NYDN]
TAGS: 110 EAST 12TH STREET CHURCH OF ST. ANN[/i]
Nagkawindang-windang ang Iglesia Katolika Apostolika Romana (IKAR). Ang barkong ito raw ay ang tunay na arko ng kaligtasan ay lumulubog at umaalingasaw na! Bankrupt! Bentahan na... Natutuyo na! Ang mga pari na-exposed na. Mga Damaso. Ang iglesiang ito ang responsable sa Inquisition. Pinatay ang napakaraming tao. Ang pulang dugo ng mga tao ay nabuhos upang payamanin ang iglesiang ito. Kung ang kapitan ng barko na responsable sa oil spill na nagdulot ng "pulang dugo" sa dagat ay pinanagot, ang kapitan kaya ng Iglesia Katolika ang hindi panagutin sa kasalanan ng arkong ito? Ilang tao kaya ang lulan ng barkong pangkaligtasan daw? Sino ang responsable? Gustong -gusto ito ng mga bading. Hi Fafa! Hahatulan ba o hindi? May double standard kayang mangyayari?
[b]Leaking ship's captain arrested as more containers fall into contaminated NZ bay[/b]
[i]October 12, 2011
[b]The captain of the grounded ship leaking oil off the coast of New Zealand has been arrested.[/b]
New Zealand’s Transport Minister Steven Joyce said [b]the captain of the stricken ship Rena had been charged under the Maritime Act and will appear in court today.[/b]
Shipping is being diverted from the area after up to 70 containers fell from the ship. [b]The ship has about 2000 containers on board, 11 of which are believed to contain dangerous goods.[/b]
The container ship Rena, aground on the Astrolabe Reef near New Zealand's Tauranga harbour. Photo: Maritime New Zealand
[b]Other vessels have been warned to avoid the Rena.[/b]
Maritime New Zealand issued a navigational warning to ships in the Bay of Plenty late last night, Radio New Zealand reports.
Meanwhile, [b]the clean-up effort[/b] from the country’s worst maritime environmental disaster is set to be ‘‘a marathon, not a sprint’’, according to Environment Minister Nick Smith.
An additional 0 containers are beleived to have falled from the ship overnight. Photo: Getty
Dr Smith fronted up to [b]angry Bay of Plenty locals[/b] on Tuesday night alongside Transport Minister Steven Joyce to face questions over the impact the grounded ship Rena would have on the region.
Up to 300 more tonnes of oil poured into the ocean from the Rena after the stricken vessel listed further in a heavy swell and a storm on Tuesday.
About 100 Defence Force personnel will help teams clean up Mount Maunganui’s oil splattered beaches on Wednesday, as [b]more oil-covered birds are rescued and 53 have been reported dead.[/b]
Dr Smith told about 300 locals at a residents’ meeting that oil was spilling from the vessel at ‘‘fivefold’’ the earlier rate, and more oil would continue to wash up on the beaches over the coming weeks, Fairfax Media reported.
Mr Joyce was unable to tell those at the meeting how soon the [b]recovery operation could continue.[/b]
He said salvage teams would have to re-do safety checks before they could resuming pumping oil from the ship, and that ‘‘will take a fair bit of time’’.
Recovery barge Awanuia was taken back to port for repairs on Tuesday after suffering damage while pumping oil off the Rena, and the weather conditions could stop it sailing back out for a couple of days.
A severe weather warning issued by the Metservice remains in place for the Bay of Plenty, with further heavy rain expected today.
But NIWA says winds now pushing oil onto the Bay of Plenty coast could turn offshore on Thursday.
Fist-sized ‘‘patties’’ of oil first washed ashore on Monday, five days after the 236m Liberian-flagged container ship ran aground 12 nautical miles off the coast of Tauranga on Astrolabe Reef.
The ship is listing and the crew were evacuated on Tuesday.
Ang salot sa mga maling relihiyon ay tagumpay sa totoong relihiyon.
Totoong tunay na HUKOM!
Gusto mo rin bang madamay sa paghuhukom?
Abandon the sinking and leaking ship (IKAR)!
Where is RR?
Maaaring sabihin ng iba na ang Inquisition na pumatay ng maraming tao ay matagal nang nangyari sa loob ng Iglesia Katolika Romana at patay na rin ang mga Papa at paring nagtaguyod nito. Pero hindi niyo ba alam na ang mga patay ay bubuhaying muli upang litisin sa hukuman? Iyan ay mangyayari sa Araw ng Paghuhukom. At kahit hindi pa dumarating ang araw na ito, meron na pong Papa ng Iglesia Katolika Romana na nilitis at pinatawan ng parusa kahit namatay na!
[i][b]Cadaver Synod: Process and Outcomes...
Nine months after Formosus' death, in January 897, Pope Stephen VI (VII) convened a Synod which would come to be known as the Cadaver Synod. Formosus' body was disinterred from its tomb in St Peter's Basilica, dressed in papal vestments and seated on a throne to face the accusers. A deacon appointed to speak for the dead Pope, stood to the right of the corpse. Stephen read the list of charges then he solemnly, addressed the Pope's body: "Cum Portuensis esses episcopus, cur ambitionis spiritu Romanam unversalem usurpasti sedem? (When you were bishop of Porto, why did you usurp the universal Roman See in such a spirit of ambition?)"
Formosus was naturally found guilty on all charges and excommunicated. The body was stripped of its vestments and the other symbols of office then in a particularly macabre gesture the three blessing fingers were cut from the dead Pope's right hand. All Formosus' acts and sacraments were declared invalid and clerics ordained by him were required to be re-ordained.[/b] Re-ordination was more a political measure than canonical because it allowed Stephen to purge the pro-Formosus (Frankish leaning) element from the ranks of the clergy. Stephen's priests and bishops would be undivided in their loyalty to the Roman Emperor, Lambert.
Finally, the mutilated body of Formosus was taken from the papal Court and bundled into a grave in a cemetery for strangers. Even here Formosus was not allowed to rest but again the body was disinterred and thrown in the Tiber. A monk recovered the body from the river and again buried it. Miraculous powers were attributed to the mutilated body by the citizens of Rome and in a popular uprising they deposed Stephen and imprisoned him. In August of 897, Stephen was strangled in his prison cell.
His successor, Theodore II (November-December 897) annulled the acts of Stephen's Synod and had Formosus' body returned to its tomb with the other Popes in St Peter's Basilica. Theodore's successor, John IX (898-900), completed and confirmed Theodore's work by ordering that all the acts of the Cadaver Synod be destroyed. Furthermore, the practice of "damnatio memoriae" (destruction of the person's memory) was outlawed. Sergius III (904-911) who had been a judge at the Cadaver Synod would overturn the work of Theodore II and John IX and reinstated Formosus' excommunication.[/i]
At ang Papa ay nasa Roma...
At ang galit at protesta ng mga tao ay nasa Roma na!
[b]Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome[/b]
By Philip Pullella
ROME | Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:49pm EDT
(Reuters) - [b]Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis, with violence rocking Rome where cars were torched and bank windows smashed.[/b]
Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, [b]protests began in New Zealand[/b], touched parts of [b]Asia[/b], spread to [b]Europe[/b], and resumed at their starting point in New York with 5,000 marchers decrying corporate greed and economic inequality.
After weeks of intense media coverage, U.S. protests have still been smaller than G20 meetings or political conventions have yielded in recent years. Such events often draw tens of thousands of demonstrators.
The demonstrations by the disaffected coincided with the Group of 20 meeting in Paris, where finance ministers and central bankers from major economies were holding talks on the debt and deficit crises afflicting many Western countries.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has gathered steam for a month, culminating with the global day of action. It remains unclear what momentum the movement, which has been driven by social media, has beyond Saturday.
While most rallies were relatively small and barely held up traffic, the Rome event drew tens of thousands of people and snaked through the city center for miles (kilometers).
Hundreds of hooded, masked demonstrators rampaged in some of the worst violence seen in the Italian capital in years, setting cars ablaze, breaking bank and shop windows and destroying traffic lights and signposts.
Police fired volleys of tear gas and used water cannon to try to disperse militant protesters who were hurling rocks, bottles and fireworks, but clashes went on into the evening.
Smoke bombs set off by protesters cast a pall over a sea of red flags and banners bearing slogans denouncing economic policies the protesters say are hurting the poor.
The violence sent many peaceful demonstrators and local residents near the Colosseum and St John's Basilica running into hotels and churches for safety.
NOT AS LARGE AS HOPED
American protesters are angry that U.S. banks are enjoying booming profits after getting massive bailouts in 2008 while average people are struggling in a tough economy with more than 9 percent unemployment and little help from Washington.
In New York, where the movement began when protesters set up a makeshift camp in Lower Manhattan on September 17, organizers said the protest grew to at least 5,000 people as they marched to Times Square in midtown Manhattan.
Some were disappointed the crowd was not larger.
"People don't want to get involved. They'd rather watch on TV," said Troy Simmons, 47, who joined demonstrators as he left work. "The protesters could have done better today. ... People from the whole region should be here and it didn't happen."
The Times Square mood was akin to New Year's Eve, when the famed "ball drop" occurs. In a festive mood, protesters were joined by throngs of tourists snapping pictures, together counting back from 10 and shouting, "Happy New Year."
Police said three people were arrested in Times Square after pushing down police barriers and five men were arrested earlier for wearing masks. Police also arrested 24 people at a Citibank branch in Manhattan, mostly for trespassing.
At about 8 p.m., police arrested another 42 people for blocking the sidewalk. Protesters complained they had no place to go with a wall of police in riot gear in front of them and thousands of demonstrators behind them leaving Times Square.
Small and peaceful rallies got the ball rolling across the Asia-Pacific region on Saturday. In Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, 3,000 people chanted and banged drums.
In Sydney, about 2,000 people, including representatives of Aboriginal groups, communists and trade unionists, protested outside the central Reserve Bank of Australia.
Hundreds marched in Tokyo. Over 100 people gathered at the Taipei stock exchange, chanting "we are Taiwan's 99 percent" and saying economic growth had only benefited companies while middle-class salaries barely covered basic costs.
In Hong Kong, home to the Asian headquarters of investment banks including Goldman Sachs, over 100 people gathered at Exchange Square in the Central district. Students joined with retirees, holding banners that called banks a cancer.
Portugal was the scene of the biggest reported protest action, with more than 20,000 marching in Lisbon and a similar number in the country's second city Oporto, two days after the government announced a new batch of austerity measures.
Hundreds broke through a police cordon around the parliament in Lisbon to occupy its broad marble staircase.
"This debt is not ours!" and "IMF, get out of here now!," demonstrators chanted. Banners read: "We are not merchandise in bankers' hands!" or "No more rescue loans for banks!"
Around 4,000 Greeks with banners bearing slogans like "Greece is not for sale" staged an anti-austerity rally in Athens' Syntagma Square, the scene of violent clashes between riot police and stone-throwing youths in June.
Many were furious at how austerity imposed by the government to reduce debt incurred by profligate spending and corruption had undermined the lives of ordinary Greeks.
In Paris, around 1,000 protesters rallied in front of city hall, coinciding with the G20 finance chiefs' meeting, after coming in from the working class neighborhood of Belleville where drummers, trumpeters and a tuba revved up the crowd.
"This is potentially the start of a strong movement," said Olivier Milleron, a doctor whose group of trumpeters played the classic American folk song "This land is your land."
"THE INDIGNANT ONES"
The Rome protesters, who called themselves "the indignant ones," included unemployed, students and pensioners.
"I am here to show support for those don't have enough money to make it to the next pay check while the ECB (European Central Bank) keeps feeding the banks and killing workers and families," said Danila Cucunia, a 43-year-old teacher.
"We can't carry on any more with public debt that wasn't created by us but by thieving governments, corrupt banks and speculators who don't give a damn about us," said Nicla Crippa, 49. "They caused this international crisis and are still profiting from it. They should pay for it."
In imitation of the occupation of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in Manhattan, protesters have been camped out across the street from the headquarters of the Bank of Italy for days.
The global protests were a response to calls by New York demonstrators for others to join them. Their example has prompted similar occupations in dozens of U.S. cities.
At a small protest in Dublin, Ireland, Gordon Lucas, an unemployed software developer said "We don't have economic democracy anymore. ... I don't feel I am being represented."
In Madrid, around 2,000 people gathered for a march to the central Puerta del Sol. Placards read: "Put the bankers on the bench" and "Enough painkillers -- euthanasia for the banks."
"It's not fair that they take your house away from you if you can't pay your mortgage, but give billions to the banks for unclear reasons," said 44-year-old telecom company employee Fabia, who declined to give her surname.
In Germany, thousands gathered in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig and outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Demonstrators gathered peacefully in Paradeplatz, the main square in the Swiss financial center of Zurich.
In London, around 2,000 people assembled outside St Paul's Cathedral, near the City financial district, for a rally dubbed "Occupy the London Stock Exchange."
Joe Dawson, 31, who lost his job as a product developer at Barclays Bank, said he had taken his two children aged 10 and 8 to the rally to show them people had a voice.
"I'm not passive anymore and I don't want them to be. This is their future too," Dawson said. "I work four jobs part-time, I take whatever I can get."
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told the crowd: "I hope this protest will result in a similar process to what we saw in New York, Cairo and Tunisia," he said, referring to revolutions in the Arab world.
Outside of New York, similar protests were held in other U.S. cities and Canada. Hundreds turned out in Washington, D.C., while a couple of thousand people gathered near Toronto's financial district as well as in Portland, Oregon.
A protest in Los Angeles drew about 5,000 people.
(Additional reporting by Catherine Hornby in Rome, Naomi O'Leary and Michael Holden in London, Natalia Drozdiak in Berlin, Alexandria Sage and Gus Trompiz in Paris, Iciar Reinlein, Jonathan Gleave and Carlos Ruano in Madrid, Cameron French in Toronto, Edith Honan, Ray Sanchez and Ed McAllister in New York, Carmel Crimins in Dublin; Writing by Mark Heinrich; Editing by Angus MacSwan, Mark Egan and Todd Eastham)
Kung ang buong sanlibutan kasama ang mga Katolika ay sinasalot at nasa kadiliman at nagkakagulo, ang mga pinuno naman nila katulad ng mga pari at papa ay nasa iskandalo. Hindi isang beses lang nangyari. Marami at ang gulo ay nasa kaharian na rin ng Katolika (Atheist, Pagan, Muslim, Protestant, and Catholic countries), umabot na sa Roma. Anong mangyayari sa Roma? Hindi nila alam kung bakit nangyayari ito. Mga confused! Huwag naman sana pang bawian ng buhay upang magkaroon pa ng pagkakataon na magbalik-loob. Pero ang buhay ng tao ay nasa kamay ng Dios.
[b]Italian priest shot dead[/b]
[i]by Mark Navales, AFP
Posted at 10/18/2011 12:36 AM | Updated as of 10/18/2011 12:36 AM
An undated photo of [b]Italian Roman Catholic priest Rev. Fausto Tentorio in North Cotabato province, southern Philippines.[/b] Tentorio was shot dead October 17 outside a church in north Cotabato. Police said they have yet to establish a motive or any leads. Reuters
COTABATO (UPDATE) - [b]An Italian Catholic priest who spent three decades working in the violence-plagued southern Philippines was shot dead inside his church compound on Monday[/b], his colleagues said.
[b]Fausto Tentorio was the third member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions to have been killed since 1985 on Mindanao, a vast island home to Muslim separatists, political warlords and other armed groups.[/b]
Police said [b]an unknown gunman shot Tentorio, 59, eight times at his PIME parish[/b] in the remote farming town of Arakan on Monday morning as he got into his car.
Police said the assailant escaped and [b]they did not know[/b] why Tentorio was killed, but his colleagues told AFP they suspected his death was linked to his efforts to help local tribes and other disadvantaged people in the area.
"Missionaries have always been the voice of the poor and, if you work on their behalf, sometimes you are bound to step on the toes of those who have other interests," said Giulio Mariani, a spokesman for PIME's regional diocese.
Mariani said Tentorio arrived in the Philippines in 1978, a year after being ordained in his home country of Italy.
"All these years he worked with the tribal communities marginalised in Mindanao," Mariani said.
"He gave them dignity and he was very pastorally active among the poor."
Tentorio was particularly active helping the Manobo tribe, whose ancestors used to control vast tracts of land in Arakan but have have been pushed to the fringes by settlers from other parts of the country.
Mariani said Tentorio was involved in organising and training small Manobo communities to press for their basic rights, and was known to have angered a local clan that had laid claim to some tribal areas.
Founded in 1926, Vatican-backed PIME has missionaries in 17 countries, mainly in areas where there are conflicts and political turmoil, according to its website.
Mariani said there were at least 20 PIME priests in the Philippines, most of whom were on Mindanao, one of the most violent places in the country.
[b]The Philippines is a mainly Catholic country but it has a Muslim minority population that regards Mindanao as its ancestral homeland, and a separatist insurgency there has claimed more than 150,000 lives since the 1970s.[/b]
Harder line Islamic militants linked to Al-Qaeda, communist rebels and other armed groups also operate on Mindano, while political warlords are infamous for having their own private armies.
In 1985 an armed militia working for the army shot and killed Tulio Favali whom they accused of working with anti-government forces on Mindanao, while another PIME priest was murdered there in 1992, according to Mariani.
Two other PIME priests were also kidnapped on Mindanao, Mariani said.
Luciano Benedetti was held for nearly 70 days in 1998 by a group of men identified themselves as Islamist guerrillas, according to Mariani.
In 2007, Giancarlo Bossi, then 57, was abducted by a group of men believed to be Muslim rebels but freed after more than a month in captivity.
Mariani said the latest killing would not impact PIME's work on Mindanao.
"We are under threat all the time due to kidnappings, and other violence. but we are resigned to the idea that threats are part of our mission," Mariani said.
[b]In Manila, Italian ambassador Luca Fornari expressed outrage at Tentorio's murder, and asked police to increase protection for priests[/b] in the south.
[b]"We are completely dismayed. We more than condemn this," Fornari said.[/b]
[b]"Killing someone who is doing good things is something that we cannot understand."[/b][/i]
[quote]Parang may double standard ata ang Diyos mo Rsyel. Sinasalot nya ang bansa natin dahil sa maling relihiyon na katolisismo. Pero pinagpapala nya naman si pacquaio na isang katoliko...[/quote]
Saan naging mapalad si Pacquiao? sa pagtamo ba ng kaligtasan sa paghuhukom o sa boxing?
Pinagpala ba si Pacquiao sa mga kayamanang panglangit o panglupa?
Pinagkalooban ba si Pambansang Kamao ng karangalang pang-Bayang Banal o sa bayan dito sa mundo?
Pinagkalooban ba ng puwesto sa langit si Pacquiao o puwesto dito da lupa?
Magagamit ba ang limpak limpak na salapi, ginto at pilak ni Pacquiao para maisulat sa Aklat ng Buhay ang pangalan ni Pacquiao?
"Daang Matuwid" kaya ang tinatahak ni Pacquiao?
Kung bawiin na ng Nagbigay ang buhay ni Pacquiao, magagamit kaya niya ang mga naiwang materyal at katanyagan upang ihatid siya sa Bayang Banal o matutulad lang siya kay Steve Jobs na hindi nadala ang kanyang iPhone upang makapagkamit ng lifeline?
Ano ba ang qualifications para maligtas?
Tatanggapin kaya si Pacquiao?
May double standard kaya?
Saang laban kaya hindi nagtagumpay si Pacquiao?
[b]'Pacquiao promotion is not daang matuwid'[/b]
[i]By David Dizon, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 10/17/2011 11:01 AM | Updated as of 10/17/2011 5:04 PM
MANILA, Philippines - [b]Will ordinary soldiers follow boxing champ and Sarangani congressman Manny Pacquiao into battle if he was their battalion commander?[/b]
[b]Prof. Clarita Carlos, former president of the National Defense College of the Philippines, presented this argument Monday to illustrate her dissatisfaction with Pacquiao's promotion as lieutenant colonel of the Philippine Army's reserve forces.[/b]
In an interview, [b]Carlos questioned Pacquiao's promotion since he did not finish college, which is a requirement for his rank. A former master sergeant, Pacquiao jumped 5 ranks -- chief master sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain and major -- after Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed his commission papers.[/b]
Carlos said as lieutenant colonel, Pacquiao can, theoretically, lead a battalion of 400-500 people in case of full, partial or selective mobilization during national emergencies.
[b]"We're really talking about putting in the hands of somebody yung lives ng ganyang karaming taop. Hindi natin minamaliit ang isang tao dahil wala siyang college degree. What we are saying is the reason why there is a qualification like that is the qualifications are concomitant with skills, knowledge and competencies,"[/b] she told ABS-CBN's "Umagang Kay Ganda."
[b]"If you check the promotion scheme of the AFP, whenever you shoot to that particular rank then the concomitant requirement is a college degree or more,"[/b] she added.
[b]The Army Chief public affairs office earlier said Pacquiao was commissioned in the Reserve Force of the AFP with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel effective September 21, 2011.[/b]
[b]Pacquiao was enlisted in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army in the rank of Sergeant on April 27, 2006.[/b]
[b]He was later on promoted to the rank of Technical Sergeant on December 1, 2006. On October 7, 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant for giving distinct honor, not only to the Army and the AFP, but the entire country after defeating Antonio Barrera.[/b]
[b]He was then elevated to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant on May 4, 2009 as a tribute to him as the World’s No.1 pound-for-pound boxer.[/b]
[b]Pacquiao could lead physical fitness[/b]
Col. Quirino Calanzo, Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Reservist Affairs, meanwhile, said [b]the Army took Pacquiao's status as an elected official and his honorary doctorate degree from South Western University into consideration for the appointment. He said Pacquiao applied for the appointment.[/b]
[b]"Hindi po yan promotion from master sergeant to lieutenant colonel but an appointment as a lieutenant colonel because he is a congressman,"[/b] he said.
Calanzo said Circular 4 of the Department of National Defense issued July 5, 2010 states that [b]the requirement for appointment to lieutenant colonel for the Army's reserve forces is either a bachelor's degree or an honorary degree. "So qualified siya,"[/b] he added.
[b]He also noted that Pacquiao's new rank does not automatically mean that he will be leading a battalion if needed.[/b]
[b]"Maaari siyang mamuno ng physical fitness activities ng Philippine Army dahil diyan ang kanyang expertise. He can do a lot there. Not all officers are made battalion commanders,"[/b] he said.
Carlos, meanwhile, said [b]a honorary degree should not be used as qualification for top Army officers.[/b]
[b]"Let's focus on the honorary degree, which means you did not earn it through academic, hard work and all those kinds of things. An honorary degree means whoever gets it must deserve it. Otherwise, lima singko na lang siya. But whenever lives of people are involved, I don't think honorary degrees should be the qualification,"[/b] she said.
She also posited the question: [b]"Would you allow yourself to undergo surgery from someone who only had an honorary degree? Or would you ride a plane where the pilot has an honorary degree in flying?"[/b]
Army spokesman Colonel Antonio Parlade said [b]the Army violated no law when it submitted its recommendation for Pacquiao's appointment.[/b]
He said that [b]under Republic Act 7077, elected officials and presidential appointees can be included in the Army's reserve forces subject to the regulations of the Armed Forces.[/b]
[b]Parlade said he agrees with Carlos that ranking Army officers even in the reserve forces should have necessary skills. "Dapat talaga may skills but exceptional ang case ni Manny Pacquiao,"[/b] he said.
Carlos, however, disagrees.
[b]"This is like the broken window metaphor. The moment you put a crack on the rules and even if you say it won't set a precedent, why for God's sake, are you making that kind of exception? So mag-uumpisa, yung crack lalaki yun. Move it away from Manny Pacquiao. Let's just talk generally. You do it all around where you take exception for a person who has several high caliber rifles. Di ba sabi natin yung daang matuwid, wala kang tititigan wala kang titignan? So It seems these things have gone awry,"[/b] she said.[/i]
Hindi sang-ayon si Prof. Clarita Carlos sa paggawad kay Pacquiao ng rankong lieutenant-colonel sa Philippine Army sapagkat ayon sa kanya hindi naman si Manny nakatapos ng kolehiyo na isang requirement sa rankong ito. Pero ayon kay Col. Quirino Calanzo, qualified si Pacquiao sapagkat siya ay congressman na isang honorary degree. At ayon kay Army spokesman Colonel Antonio Parlade na wala silang nilalabag na batas sa pagrerekomenda ng appointment ni Pacquiao sapagkat naaayon lamang ito sa Republic Act 7077.
Para pala mairekomenda ang iyong pangalan sa puwesto, kailangang qualified ka o na-meet mo ang requirement.
Sa pagtatamo ng gantimpala sa langit pumasa kaya si Pacquiao?
Tagumpay kaya siya?
Ano kayang qualification sa kaligtasan ng kaluluwa?
At saan kailang magtapos at magtagumpay ang tao upang maligtas?
Ok na kaya ang marami pera?
Ok na kaya ang mapagbigay at matulungin sa kapuwa?
Ang pagiging "mabait" ba ay makakapagpabawi sa kasalanan sa Dios?
Sino kaya ang papasa at magtatagumpay at maisusulat ang kaniyang pangalan sa aklat ng buhay sa langit?
Ito... isang Pilipino ang nagtagumpay sa competition (sa larangan ng Sining) na may lahuk na 4 milyon mula sa 99 na bansa!
[b]Filipino painter wins top UN prize[/b]
[i]October 20, 2011
MANILA, Philippines — Thirteen-year-old Filipino artist Trisha Co Reyes perceived a four-year college extend from a Philippine supervision for winning a tip esteem in a United Nations-led (UN) portrayal foe on environment.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) presented Reyes with a four-year college extend in any DENR-endorsed college or university, that embody fee and other propagandize fees for a unchanging semesters and summer courses; monthly contribution of P3,000; book and propagandize reserve stipend of P1,500 per semester; and P700 per summer course; and topic or investigate stipend not surpassing P10,000.
DENR extend extend for children of non-DENR crew is given to honourable high propagandize students, as supposing for underneath DENR Administrative Order 06.
In a elementary rite during a DENR Central Office in Quezon City, DENR Secretary Ramon Paje also handed Reyes a board of approval for receiving a tip esteem in a International Children’s Painting Competition on Environment orderly by a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The awarding was hold during a Tunza International Children and Youth Conference on a Environment in Bandung, Indonesia final month.
[b]Paje pronounced Reyes’ feat is “another musical Filipino voice, revelation a universe of a Filipino’s end for a some-more secure, moneyed and life-sustaining world.”[/b]
[b]“Once again, another Filipino has proudly lifted and waved a Philippine dwindle opposite a world,”[/b] Paje said.
“In truth, this extend extend pales in comparison to what she has already achieved early in life by her art,” Paje explained.
The UNEP portrayal foe perceived 4 million entries from 99 countries, participated in by children 6 to 14 years old.
This year’s foe theme, “Life in a Forest,” was portrayed in Reyes’s entrance display a lady looking during a design of colourful animals and plants in full colors by a clearing behind dual fate by that images of a soiled sourroundings is punctuated with felled trees and passed animals.
Conchita Co Reyes, Trisha’s mother, pronounced her daughter’s approval is “the many rewarding in terms of status and financial advantages of a 70 awards she has perceived given she started competing in art foe 10 years ago.”
“This is a initial time Trisha’s talent has been famous with a extend award,” Mrs. Reyes said.[/i]
Proud ba kayo bilang Pilipino?
Because of my love for the Church for your sake, I am writing you to confess the things that truly hapened to me and the things I have witnessed and have come to know during the two years I have stayed at the Central. I am a young lady who became a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo in Batangas. Because of this, I was despised and disowned by my parents. Thinking it I would find shelter, brother Jacinto Torres convinced me to go with him to the Central Office. During my stay there, what I encountered was a very bitter and painful ordeal like the time when Manalo, whom I considered almost like a father, took advantage of me. At first he tried to court me but when I resisted his sexual advances, he beat me and hit me which made me lose consciousness. It was during this time that I was unconscious that he accomplished his fleshly desires on me. I suffered so much because of the beatings and the threats I have received all the time that I resisted his advances. I have witnessed many more who were raped by Felix Manalo. Some were young women, others were wives of some members, while I know of one who was the wife of a minister. Manalo told me some of the other women he raped he did when he was trying to seduce me. He told me of some thirty women he raped. I cannot reveal their names but they often can be seen at the Central Office. In my presence, he raped a young lady who later became pregnant and it so happened that she went to the central office for the only time it was related to Manalo. The reason why Liloy resigned was probably because Manalo forced Amada. All of those he has raped feared telling anyone because he threatened to kill them like what he did to Basilia Santos of Paco, who claimed to have 2 children from Manalo. These were the talk of the town for some time in Paco.
Before Manalo went to the United States, he brought me to the Protacio family in Pasay. Not one month has passed he came back for me fearing that I told my hosts everything he did to me; when I resisted, he threatened me. After this, he expelled the Protacio’s from the Church and accused themn with false charges. He used up all his monthly salary of P1,300 on women and for his immoral acts, while the average Iglesia worker receives only P5.00, P10.00, P15.00, P20.00 a month. All of the tithes you gave to God goes to him of which he spends for all his immoral deeds. I told everything to brother Doro while Manalo is in America.
In this regard, will you allow Manalo to abuse the church’s members and accept the Church in the name of God? Don’t you love the Church? Your wives and daughters are in grave danger from the impure desires of the people you trust and revere as your teachers of the word of God.
I confess everything to you and I leave to you the decision that you can do if you really love the Church and God. In convincing the girl he desires, be she single or married, he claims that Solomon has many wives and that the messenger of God is to be pleased and that to consent and to agree is very pleasing in the eyes of God.
Can your good hearts accept this unrighteousness? The decision is yours.
From your sister who was disgraced because of trusting too much.
Republic of the Philippines
City of Manila S.S.
I, ROSTIA TRILLANES, Filipino, of legal age, married a resident of and with a postal address at 639 Piy Margal, Manila, upon being duly sworn according to law depose and say:
1. That I am the same ROSITA TRILLANES who was accused of libel by Mr. Felix Manalo before the Court of First Instance of the City of Manila, in the month of September in the year 1939;
2. That I was convicted by the Court of First Instance for that crime upon my failure to prove the truth thereof, said conviction having been published by the Taliba, on January 4, 1941;
3. That I appealed from the decision of the said Court of First Instance to the Court of Appeals because of my fear that upon my failure to pay the fine imposed threat that I would be imprisoned;
4. That concerning that LIBELOUS LETTER I WROTE AND FOR WHICH I ACCUSED BY MR. FELIX MANALO, I HEREBY STATE AND SO DECLARE, THAT ALL MATTERS THEREIN STATED AND WRITTEN ARE ALL FALSE AND PURE FABRICATIONS WITHOUT ANY TRUTH WHATSOEVER;
5. THAT THE LETTER AND ALL THOSE MATTERS STATED THEREIN WAS FABRICATED BY MESSRS RAYMUNDO MANSILUNGAN, TEDORO BRIONES AND CIRILO GONZALES WHO INDUCED ME TO SIGN THE SAME UPON THEIR REPRESENTATION THAT IT WOULD BE SHOWN ONLY TO THE BRETHREN OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST (IGLESIA NI CRISTO) TO CONVINCE THEM TO REVOLT AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF MR. FELIX MANALO, IN RETRIBUTION AGAINST HIM FOR EXPELLING US FROM THE CHURCH;
6. THAT TOGETHER WITH MESSRS RAYMUNDO MANSILUNGAN, TEDORO BRIONES AND CIRILO GONZALES, WE WERE EXPELLED FROM THE CHURCH FOR ACTS AND BEHAVIORS CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH;
7. THAT CONTRARY TO MY EXPECTATION, MY COMPANIONS ABOVE MENTIONED NOT ONLY SHOWED THE LETTER TO THE BRETHREN IN THE CHURCH, BUT PUBLISHED THE SAME IN A PAMPANGO NEWSPAPER, ENTITLED “ING CAWAL”, WHOSE EDITOR AT THE TIME WAS SALVADOR TUMANG, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE THEREOF, MR FELIX MANALO FILED A LIBEL SUIT AGAINST ME AND AGAINST SALVADOR TUMANG AND CIRILO GONZALES, RESULTING IN OUR CONVICTION,
8. That after my conviction I appealed the case to the Court of Appeals and by claiming that I was motivated by good intentions I was ableto acquit myself (see Official Gazette Vol. 1, July 1942 – No. 8180, April 21, 1942), ALTHOUGH, SINCE THEN AND UP TO THE PRESENT TIME, I HAVE BEEN BOTHERED CONTINUOUSLY BY REMORSE AND A GUILTY CONSCIENCE;
9. THAT I HAVE THEREFORE EXECUTED THE FOREGOING AFFIDAVIT TO CONFIRM THE TRUTH OF ALL I HAVES STATED ABOVE AND FOR SUCH OTHER PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE SAME COULD BE AVAILED OF TO RIGHT THE WRONG AND INJUSTICE I HAVE COMMITTED AGAINST MR. FELIX MANALO ABOUT WHOSE INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER I HAVE THE HIGHEST OF REGARD AND RESEPECT. Furthermore, I HAVE EXECUTED THE SAME WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION WHATSOEVER, WITHOUT HAVING BEEN INDUCED BY ANY ONE, EXCEPT FOR THE REASONS I HAVE STATED, AND WITHOUT MENTAL RESERVATION WHATSOEVER.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have signed this affidavit, and affixed my right hand thumb mark below that of my signature at the left margin of the first pageand at the bottom hereof, to remove any doubt about the authenticity of this instrument, this 21st day of November 1952, in the City of Manila, Philippines.
Right hand_________Thumb mark
Signed in the presence of:
(Signature of witness) (signature of 2nd witness)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of November, 1952, at Manila, Philippines; affiant exhibited to me her Residence Certificate No. A0385178 issued at Maila, on November 7, 1952.
(Notary Seal) Frolian Tafalla
Until December 31, 1952
Doc. No. 118
Page No. 97
Book No. II
Series of 1952
Naalaala ko tuloy si Joseph na pinagbintangang ginahasa daw niya ang asawa ni Pothiphar!? Totoo ba ang akusasyon laban kay Joseph? Anong nangyari kay Joseph na totoong lingkod ng Dios? Pinabayaan ba ng Dios o pinagpala?
Ang tagal na ang issue na iyan may naniniwala pa rin. Wala ba kayong bago? Eto mainit-init pa! Lumabas sa [url]www.inquisitr.com[/url] October 20, 2011. Magtatagumpay kaya si Fafa o masasalot kasama ng kaniyang iglesia?
Category: News Author : Chris Greenhough Posted: October 20, 2011
Tags : nazi, pope, susan sarandon
[b]Susan Sarandon Calls Pope a Nazi[/b]
[i][b]Susan Sarandon has called Pope Benedict XVI a ‘Nazi’ as she delivered a speech about Catholic teaching on the death penalty.
The actress made her incendiary remark while talking at the Hamptons Film Festival over the weekend. She revealed how she had sent a copy of the book ‘Dead Man Walking’ to the late Pope John Paul II, stating she had sent the book to “[...] the last [pope]. Not this Nazi one we have now.”[/b]
This was a reference to Pope Benedict XVI’s membership of the Hitler Youth as a 14-year-old. However, it is questioned by some historians how supportive the Pope or his family of the time were toward Nazism.
In 2009, National Catholic Reporter journalist John Allen Jr. argued that the Pope, then Joseph Ratzinger, was always an unwilling participant in Nazi life:
“The historical evidence is overwhelming that Joseph Ratzinger’s family was ferociously anti-Nazi, and that the future pope was appalled by the arrogance and destructiveness of National Socialism. He was never a Nazi party member, entered an auxiliary unit of the German army only when forced to do so, and deserted before war’s end. He was an American prisoner of war in a camp near Ulm, Germany, before being released and returning to his seminary studies.”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League accused Sarandon of displaying “willful ignorance,” labeling her comments “obscene.” It wasn’t only theist organisations who were critical: the Anti-Defamation League called the remarks “disturbing, deeply offensive and completely uncalled for.”
What do you make of Sarandon’s remarks?[/i]
[b]Accountability in Missouri[/b]
[i]Published: October 20, 2011
[b]It has been seven years since the Roman Catholic Church’s investigative board of laity warned that, beyond the 700 priests dismissed for sexually abusing children, “there must be consequences” for the diocesan leaders who recycled criminal priests through unsuspecting parishes. American church authorities have done nothing to heed this caution.[/b]
Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse (October 15, 2011)
[b]Now state prosecutors in Missouri have shown the courage the prelates lacked. They indicted Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for allegedly failing to notify criminal authorities about a popular parish priest who is accused of taking pornographic photographs of young parochial schoolgirls — despite community alarms and evidence submitted to the diocese.[/b]
Bishop Finn, who professed his innocence under the indictment, had previously outraged church faithful by acknowledging that he knew of the photos last December but did not turn them over to the police until May.
This occurred despite the requirements of state law — and the bishop’s own policy vows — that suspected crimes against children be immediately reported. [b]The priest, the Rev. Shawn Ratigan, continued to attend church events and allegedly abuse children until he was indicted this year on 13 counts of child pornography.[/b]
[b]Bishop Finn is only the first ranking prelate in the nationwide scandal to be held criminally liable for the serial misbehavior of a priest in his diocese. Investigations have shown that many more diocesan officials across the country worked assiduously to bury the scandal from public view over the years, despite continuing damage inflicted on thousands of innocent youngsters.[/b]
In 2004, the nation’s bishops promised unqualified cooperation with law enforcement. They instituted zero-tolerance reforms for priests but failed to create a credible process for bringing bishops to account. Missouri officials deserve credit for puncturing the myth that church law and a bishop’s authority can somehow take precedence over criminal law — and the safety of children.[/i]
Fri, Oct 21 2011
[b]Gaddafi killed in hometown, Libya eyes future[/b]
By Rania El Gamal and Tim Gaynor
SIRTE, Libya | Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:15pm EDT
(Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi was killed after being captured by the Libyan fighters he once scorned as "rats," cornered and shot in the head after they overrun his last bastion of resistance in his hometown of Sirte.
His body, bloodied, half naked, Gaddafi's trademark long curls hanging limp around a rarely seen bald spot, was delivered, a prize of war, to Misrata, the city west of Sirte whose siege and months of suffering at the hands of Gaddafi's artillery and sniper made it a symbol of the rebel cause.
A quick and secret burial was due later on Friday.
"It's time to start a new Libya, a united Libya," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril declared. "One people, one future."
A formal announcement of Libya's liberation, which will set the clock ticking on a timeline to elections, would be made on Saturday, Libyan officials said.
Two months after Western-backed rebels ended 42 years of eccentric one-man rule by capturing the capital Tripoli, his death ended a nervous hiatus for the new interim government.
U.S. President Barack Obama, in a veiled dig at the Syrian and other leaders resisting the democrats of the Arab Spring, declared "the rule of an iron fist inevitably comes to an end."
But Gaddafi's death is a setback to campaigners seeking the full truth about the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie in Scotland of Pan Am flight 103 which claimed 270 lives, mainly Americans, and for which one of Gaddafi's agents was convicted.
Jim Swire, the father of one of the Lockerbie victims, said: "There is much still to be resolved and we may now have lost an opportunity for getting nearer the truth."
"That's for Lockerbie," said the front-page headline in The Sun, Britain's best selling daily newspaper.
Confusion over Gaddafi's death was a reminder of the challenge for Libyans to now summon order out of the armed chaos that is the legacy of eight months of grinding conflict.
The killing or capture of senior aides, including possibly two sons, as an armored convoy braved NATO air strikes in a desperate bid to break out of Sirte, may ease fears of diehards regrouping elsewhere - though cellphone video, apparently of Gaddafi alive and being beaten, may inflame his sympathizers.
As news of Gaddafi's demise spread, people poured into the streets in jubilation. Joyous fighters fired their weapons in the air, shouting "Allahu Akbar."
Others wrote graffiti on the parapets of the highway outside Sirte. One said simply: "Gaddafi was captured here."
Jibril, reading what he said was a post-mortem report, said Gaddafi was hauled unresisting from a "sewage pipe." He was then shot in the arm and put in a truck which was "caught in crossfire" as it ferried the 69-year-old to hospital.
"He was hit by a bullet in the head," Jibril said, adding it was unclear which side had fired the fatal shot.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who spearheaded a Franco-British move in NATO to back the revolt against Gaddafi hailed a turn of events that few had expected so soon, since there had been little evidence that Gaddafi himself was in Sirte.
But he also alluded to fears that, without the glue of hatred for Gaddafi, the new Libya could descend, like Saddam Hussein's Iraq, into bloody factionalism: "The liberation of Sirte must signal ... the start of a process ... to establish a democratic system in which all groups in the country have their place and where fundamental freedoms are guaranteed," he said.
NATO, keen to portray the victory as that of the Libyans themselves, said it would wind down its military mission.
"KEEP HIM ALIVE"
The circumstances of the death of Gaddafi, who had vowed to go down fighting, remained obscure. Jerky video showed a man with Gaddafi's distinctive long, curly hair, bloodied and staggering under blows from armed men, apparently NTC fighters.
The brief footage showed him being hauled by his hair from the hood of a truck. To the shouts of someone saying "Keep him alive," he disappears from view and gunshots are heard.
"While he was being taken away, they beat him and then they killed him," a senior source in the NTC told Reuters before Jibril spoke of crossfire. "He might have been resisting."
Officials said Gaddafi's son Mo'tassim, also seen bleeding but alive in a video, had also died. Another son, heir-apparent Saif al-Islam, was variously reported to be surrounded, captured or killed as conflicting accounts of the day's events crackled around networks of NTC fighters rejoicing in Sirte.
In Benghazi, where in February Gaddafi disdainfully said he would hunt down the "rats" who had emulated their Tunisian and Egyptian neighbors by rising up against an unloved autocrat, thousands took to the streets, loosing off weapons and dancing under the old tricolor flag revived by Gaddafi's opponents.
Mansour el Ferjani, 49, a Benghazi bank clerk and father of five posed his 9-year-old son for a photograph holding a Kalashnikov rifle: "Don't think I will give this gun to my son," he said. "Now that the war is over we must give up our weapons and the children must go to school.
Accounts were hazy of his final hours, as befitted a man who retained an aura of mystery in the desert down the decades as he first tormented "colonial" Western powers by sponsoring militant bomb-makers from the IRA to the PLO and then embraced the likes of Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi in return for investment in Libya's extensive oil and gas fields.
There was no shortage of fighters willing to claim they saw Gaddafi, who long vowed to die in battle, cringing below ground, like Saddam eight years ago, and pleading for his life.
One description, pieced together from various sources, suggests Gaddafi tried to break out of his final redoubt at dawn in a convoy of vehicles after weeks of dogged resistance.
However, he was stopped by a French air strike and captured, possibly some hours later, after gun battles with NTC fighters who found him hiding in a drainage culvert.
NATO said its warplanes fired on a convoy near Sirte about 8:30 a.m. (2:30 a.m. ET), striking two military vehicles in the group, but could not confirm that Gaddafi had been a passenger. France later said its jets had halted the convoy.
(Additional reporting by Taha Zargoun in Sirte, Barry Malone, Yasmine Saleh and Jessica Donati in Tripoli, Brian Rohan in Benghazi, Jon Hemming in Tunis, Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh in Cairo, Samia Nakhoul in Amman, Christian Lowe in Algiers, Tim Castle, Peter Apps and William Maclean in London, David Brunnstrom in Brussels, Alister Bull, Jeff Mason and Laura MacInnis in Washington and Vicky Buffery in Paris; Writing by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Giles Elgood)
WORLD ITALY LIBYA
WORLD ITALY LIBYA?
Sa Libya namatay na ang makapangyarihang pinuno na si Khadaffy! Sa Italy meron bang mamamatay na makapangyarihan din? at apektado ang buong mundo?
naaalala niyo pa ba ang post #134 ko noong May 2, 2011?
[b]Filling The Blanks[/b]
_____ killed in _____
_____, the leader of _____, is dead.
can report to the people of the _____ and the world, _____ had carried an operation that has killed _____, a terrorist responsible for killing thousands of innocent people
"The death of _____ marks the most significant achievement to date against _____.
As the news of _____'s death spread, crowds gathered outside the _____ to celebrate.
_____ called his death a "momentous achievement".
"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight _____ has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done,"
his compound which is reported to be worth over a million dollars.
the development had caught a lot of people by surprise .
"He was considered by many as a hero, but not to the extent that people would come out on the streets. The reaction so far not likely to be strong on the streets, perhaps a protest here or there by the religious parties,"
_____'s killing as a "symbolic victory", since he was no longer directly connected to the group's field operations.
_____'s death "was not the end of terrorism, but an end of a chapter."
"Capturing or killing _____ has more iconic value. It will have symbolic value, because it has been a number of years since _____ has exercised day to day control over operations. We still have _____ threat out there and that will be there for a number of years.
"This organisation (_____) is more than _____, it may be symbolised by _____, but it definitely is more than _____"
It is, however, a major accomplishment for _____. _____ had repeatedly vowed to bring to justice the mastermind of _____
While in _____, _____ had taunted the _____ and advocated his views in _____ spirited from his _____.
Besides _____, _____ has also linked _____ to a string of _____ - including _____ and _____.
Having the body may help convince any doubters that _____ is really dead.
Sino kaya ito? Isip-isip...
Alam mo ba ang mensahe ng mga balitang ito? o kailangang pang yanigin uli ang mundo upang magising at lumabas sa kadiliman...
[b]Hundreds feared dead after quake in Turkey[/b]
10/23/2011 | Jonathon Burch, Reuters
People rescue women trapped under debris in Van, Turkey, after an earthquake on Oct. 23, 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ali Ihsan Ozturk
At least 138 people were killed in a powerful earthquake that struck southeast Turkey on Sunday, but the number still buried beneath the rubble in the province of Van is still unknown, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said early on Monday.
Erdogan visited the town of Ercis by helicopter to see the scale of devastation. On return to Van city he said in a televised statement that at least 93 people had been confirmed dead in Van city and 45 in Ercis, some 100 km to the north.
"Villages and clay houses are demolished. We have reports that say 93 people have been killed in Van city centre," Erdogan said, adding: "Up to now we have a death toll of 45 (in Ercis) but we don't know how many people are trapped in the ruins of collapsed buildings, it would be wrong to give a number. We hope to reach them alive. Rescue efforts are underway and rescuers will continue to work all night long."
An official at the provincial crisis centre had earlier said officials had received patchy information so far and the casualty toll would undoubtedly rise.
Erdogan said Turkey was able to cope with the disaster by itself, but thanked other countries for offers of help, including Israel and Armenia, whose governments have strained ties with Ankara.
"Turkey will demand help from these countries if necessary. Teams from just Azerbaijan, Iran and Bulgaria are working in the area right now," he said.
[b]The earthquake flattened buildings, leaving survivors crying for help from under the rubble.[/b]
As a cold, dark night fell, survivors and emergency workers battled to pull hundreds of people believed to be buried under debris in the city of Van and town of Ercis, where a student dormitory collapsed.
[b]Residents in Van joined in a frantic search, using hands and shovels and working under floodlights and flashlights, hearing voices of people buried alive calling from under mounds of broken concrete in pitch darkness and freezing temperatures.[/b]
The Turkish Red Crescent began building up tent cities in the region.
"Preparations are underway to build up areas for accommodation of our people. Now, we are at city's football field. We have almost completed the construction of a tent city. People continue to lodge in. 100 tents are being erected," Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin told Reuters.
An official at the Van provincial crisis centre told Reuters up to 600 people had been injured and 300-400 were missing, feared buried beneath rubble of collapsed buildings.
More accounts of dead bodies and destruction emerged from smaller settlements across the remote area near the Iranian border, most of them left without electricity or phone access.
In Van, a bustling and ancient city on a lake ringed by snow-capped mountains and with a population of 1 million, cranes were used to shift rubble of a crumpled six-storey apartment block where bystanders said 70 people were trapped.
[b]"Suddenly the earth began to shake and all houses demolished" a quake survivor Nesihe Komurcu said.[/b]
Turkey's Red Crescent said one of its teams was helping to rescue people from a student residence in Ercis. It had sent 1,200 tents, more than 4,000 blankets, stoves and food supplies, along with two mobile bakeries.
More than 70 aftershocks rocked the area, further unsettling residents who ran into the streets when the initial quake struck.
Television pictures showed rooms shaking and furniture toppling as people ran from one building.
Major geological fault lines cross Turkey and there are small earthquakes almost daily. Two large quakes in 1999 killed more than 20,000 people in northwest Turkey.
An earthquake struck Van province in November 1976, with 5,291 confirmed dead. Two people were killed and 79 injured in May when an earthquake shook Simav in northwest Turkey.
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[b]Azkals jump 8 places in FIFA world rankings[/b]
THE Philippine Azkals jumped eight places based on the latest FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday.
The Azkals, behind a 4-0 win over Nepal in a friendly last week and their surprising second-place finish in the 2011 Long Teng Cup, jumped from 166th to 158th in the world.
Nepal dropped nine places to 144th.
The Philippines has shown great improvement from 2008, where they only averaged 17 points. Three years later, the Azkals have so far collected 74.12 for 127 points.
The Michael Weiss-mentored squad also placed 29th in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), just behind two-time Long Teng Cup champion Hong Kong, a team that they held to a 3-3 draw in the 2011 tournament.
[b]The Azkals are also the most improved team in the world based on the latest football ELO ratings.[/b] (GMA News)