Year of the poor
HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   (The Freeman) - November 26, 2014 - 12:00am

Next year (2015) has been declared by the church as the "Year of the Poor." It is our chance to be remembered for the next 365 days by whoever has the heart to remember.

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I often hear it said that God loves us poor because He made so many of us. And Matthew 26:11 says: "The poor you will always have with you."

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Why are there so many poor in our midst? Well, because they work so hard making a living they haven't got the time to get rich.

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Nearly everyone wrongly predicted that Manny Pacquiao would win by KO against Chris Algieri, As I have often quoted my wife's favorite Biblical injunction: "Man proposes, God disposes."

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After beating Algeiri, Pacman still perspiring all over, was asked about the possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. His reply: "He wants to fight me? He wants to fight me? Hahaha."

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Someone remarked: "Bugal-bugalon aning Pacman. Pero nus-a man mitarong si Mayweather sa iyang tubag bahin sa away nilang Manny nga maoy gipaabot sa tanan? Pirme man bugal-bugal sad iyang tubag." They call that tit-for-tat.

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I saw the Miss Global Philippines beauty pageant on TV Sunday midnight. I enjoyed it especially the Q and A (Question and Answer) portion. The answers drove the drowsiness away and kept me awake all night.

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The Phl Azkals are doing well in their games abroad without fanfare unlike the Gilas Pilipinas. They're beating foreign teams abroad in convincing fashion. Their latest victim being the Laotians whom they beat 4-1 in the Suzuki Cup opening in Hanoi.

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Time was when the Philippines was the whipping boy in Asian football with one sportswriter even saying: "They don't know how to kick a ball and were being kicked out of every game."

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OVERHEARD. The city government has set aside a certain fund for the city's senior citizens as financial assistance. "Nindota sa atong siyudad ron no? Charitable kaayo," said a balikbayan who's been away for 20 years. Then came the news that the city wants the senior citizens to share part of their fund assistance with the cost of reconstructing the city hospital. The balikbayan said: "Ah, laina gud. Mura man nag hatag bawi."

nitzjab@yahoo.com.

AS I CENTER CHRIS ALGIERI GILAS PILIPINAS MANNY PACQUIAO MISS GLOBAL PHILIPPINES PACMAN PHL AZKALS Q AND A
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