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Why we must call our OFWs heroes

HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   - The Freeman

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I said to my friend Teddy H. His quick reply: “So what!” Now I know why this friend of mine has remained single to this day.

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My other friend Artemio “Noy Temiong” Blas, now in his 80s, believes in Valentine’s Day. Which is why he never fails to comb his hair with the old-fashioned pomade when he goes out of the house on that day.

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Three are running for President in 2016? When I hear talks like this, I always remember my Nanay and the Biblical passage she loved to quote: “Man proposes, God disposes.”

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Gov. Gwen Garcia and ex-Rep. Romeo Jajosjos have one thing in common. Their prayers to the Court to grant them TRO were not granted. When it’s about prayers, try God.

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PNoy says the Philippines is “still vulnerable to corruption.” He has succeeded in pulling down from power some big people he perceive to be corrupt. PNoy should not forget the hirelings in some LGUs. Those who sit on applications for government permits until the applicants bleed.

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Our poor countrymen who got pushed around at home until they were employed abroad are now helping expand our country’s economy as OFWs. Their dollar remittances are considered the main driver of our economic growth.

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That’s why we call our OFWs heroes. Not heroes in word only but heroes in the strict sense of the word. Many of them died for the remittances they had sent home to fuel our growth.

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From reader Primo Gaa: “I watch and listen on TV many religious preachers every Sunday. Some of them I call downers because they bring my spirit down with their angry talks on God’s word.”

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Sir Primo Gaa said there are preachers, though, who lift his spirit up like Bo Sanchez on Kerygma TV and the (Three) Men of Light on CCTN-Ch. 47 “I always feel food after listening to them,” he said.

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One senatorial candidate (I forgot his name) when asked on GMA’s Unang Hirit forum his stand is on the same-sex marriage arrangement, said he’s against it, although he won’t stand in the way of man and man as well as woman and woman living together without marriage. Personally, I think it’s kind of immoral but this is still a free country and even the Human Rights Commission can only shake its head.

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OVERHEARD. Speaking of the same-sex marriage issue, the parents of a gay guy approve of this arrangement. FATHER: “Pasagdan ra nato si Indayon (the name they had given to their gay son), oy Maynang wa tay umagad babaye. Kay samok.” MOTHER: “Di ba kaha samok sad nang umagad nga bayot?”

BO SANCHEZ CENTER GWEN GARCIA MEN OF LIGHT NANAY AND THE BIBLICAL NOW I NOY TEMIONG
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