Truth has many layers

THERE’S an interesting episode in the gospel that tells us that truth indeed has many layers and we just have to be careful with our assertions especially when done as if we already know everything. It’s in the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 7. “Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, […] The post Truth has many layers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Bicol bishop slams broadcaster s slay: Voice of truth will never be stifled

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Bishop Joel Z. Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi on Saturday, July 21, joined other Bicol leaders in condemning the killing of radio broadcaster Joey Llana . “I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of Joey Llana, even as we condemn his murder,” Baylon said a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

‘No truth to AI claim PH a dangerous place’

Malacaang on Friday brushed off an allegation by Amnesty International (AI) Philippines that President Duterte had made the country "a far more dangerous place" to live in.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the decline in the number of common crimes and the support of the majority of Filipinos for the Duterte administration's war on drugs belied the rights organization's allegation.   "There is no truth to the statement of Amnesty International that President Duterte has made the Philippines 'a far more dangerous place,'" he said.   In a statement on Thursday, AI Philippines director Jose Noel Olano said "impunity and lack of accountability hav...Keep on reading: ‘No truth to AI claim PH a dangerous place’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Letters from Davao: ‘A year that was and Federalism’ By Jun Ledesma

YOU CANNOT suppress the truth, neither can you twist it. Even ABS-CBN has to buckle down from being the lead […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Father issues and self-truth

“The movie doesn’t require Aquino to transform into anyone. All she has to do is play herself. Love team Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia play enemies-turned-friends-turned-something deeper in Star Cinema’s latest rom-com I Love You, Hater. With our local mainstream cinema churning out rom-coms by the second, this latest silver-screen fairytale romance offers nothing fresh […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Contradicting Surveys: Media Must Explain

MUCH HAS been said about how polarized Filipinos are on political issues under the Duterte administration. Surveys should help us understand how different opinions and views make up the whole truth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Contradicting Surveys: Media Must Explain

MUCH HAS been said about how polarized Filipinos are on political issues under the Duterte administration. Surveys should help us understand how different opinions and views make up the whole truth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018


NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/16 July) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is truly an amazing persona, a charismatic leader in Philippine horizon beyond compare whose every word on anything is accepted by his rabidly adoring followers as gospel truth, justifying and massaging in fact  those that look immoral and  unsavory to fit to their belief system. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Moment of truth

Will Pacquiao’s ‘immortality’ end in Malaysia? KUALA LUMPUR: Will Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s journey to immortality end in this Malaysian capital city? Can Argentine World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse see to that? These questions will be answered on Sunday when the 39-year-old Pacquiao and Matthysse, who is four years his junior, collide [...] The post Moment of truth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency

AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent. The CBCP’s lay sector, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (LAIKO), said in a statement on Thursday that “ in unity with all Filipinos who are freedom-loving and defenders of truth, we strongly… link: Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Carla Abellana reveals harsh truth about dogs, cats killed in PH city pounds

Actress Carla Abellana, an animal rights advocate, shared the grim reality of dogs and cats which land in city pounds, through a post she made yesterday, July 11, on her Instagram page. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

The British Open returns to the nasty links of Carnoustie

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns. Any mention of Carnoustie immediately brings back that image of Jean Van de Velde, equal parts tragedy and comedy, standing in Barry Burn on the 18th hole with water up his shins and rising. He made triple bogey to lose a three-shot lead, and then completed as great a collapse as can be found in a major championship by losing in a three-man playoff in 1999. Just don't get the idea Van de Velde owns all the rights to bad endings at Carnoustie. Jose Jurado was the first victim. He had a three-shot lead going into the final round in 1931 and was still two shots clear late in the round until coming undone in the brutal closing stretch, topping one shot on the 17th hole into the burn. He lost out to Tommy Armour. More recently was Padraig Harrington , only it worked out well for him in 2007. Playing the 18th with a one-shot lead, the Irishman hit his tee shot into the Barry Burn. He took a penalty drop and then hit his next shot into the winding stream. Harrington managed the best double bogey of his life. It got him into a playoff when Sergio Garcia made bogey from the bunker, and Harrington went on to win his first major. Of the six previous Opens on these menacing links, Ben Hogan is the only winner to hold a 54-hole lead. For most everyone else, Carnoustie always seem to dish out its share of carnage. Rod Pampling once opened with a 71 and had the lead. He followed with an 86 and missed the cut. Phil Mickelson still hasn't seen a weekend at Carnoustie. Garcia made his major debut as a professional at Carnoustie. He shot 89. "That's a brutal course," Bernhard Langer said. He speaks from experience in 1999, when Langer had his third-highest score of the 23 Opens he completed. He shot 297, and he tied for 18th that week. The first time Tiger Woods went an entire round without a birdie in a major was in 1999 at Carnoustie. "I think I made one birdie on the weekend and I finished three or four back of the playoff," Woods said. "That was ridiculous how hard it was." One month after Shinnecock Hills was punishing as ever in the U.S. Open, golf's oldest championship doesn't figure to be much of a reprieve. Scotland has been going through a warm, dry patch of weather, which figures to make it firm and bouncy. Mickelson, who played Carnoustie a week before the Open, said it was unlikely he would even carry a driver. "I'm either going to carry a driver or that hot 3-wood, but there's only two or three holes — there's actually only two holes I plan on using it, both par 5s. I have a low 1-iron that I've been putting in the bag and ... it's very low. Gets on the ground quick. I'll hit that on probably the last ten holes, almost every hole." Carnoustie in any conditions is regarded as a beast, with a reputation as the toughest links in the world. Sir Michael Bonallack, the former R&A secretary, might have sized it up the best when he said, "When the wind is blowing, it is the toughest course in Britain. And when it's not blowing, it's probably still the toughest." In recent Opens, it has picked up a nickname: Car-nasty. For so much of the field, it will be a new experience. Only two players from the top 10 in the world have played a British Open at Carnoustie — Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy , who was an 18-year-old amateur in 2007 and immediately showed his potential when he opened with a 68. He tied for 42nd that week. Only 33 players in the 156-man field have played an Open at Carnoustie, and only 12 have played it twice. Defending champion Jordan Spieth only knows it from television. He was 13, just starting to blossom as a junior, and he watched the Open from home as Garcia and Harrington tried to survive the finish. "I remember ... how good of a score par was on that hole and will continue to be for Opens going forward," Spieth said. "It's one of probably the toughest closing holes in the Open Championship anywhere, and that creates some drama when it comes down to Sunday, as we've seen. And I don't think it will be any different this year." Carnoustie gets its mean streak from the way the course was set up in 1999, with narrow fairways and high grass. But its strength comes from the wind, like most links courses, and this course near the North Sea is particularly exposed. It measures 7,402 yards, which is 19 yards shorter — yes, shorter — than it was in 2007, the last time the Open was at Carnoustie. Spieth will try to become the first player in 10 years to repeat as British Open champion, and right now he'd simply settle for a chance. Since his closing 64 at the Masters to finish third, Spieth has finished at least 12 shots out of the lead in four of his seven tournaments. He missed the cut in the other three. Like most majors these days, the Open figures to be wide-open. Dustin Johnson, who lost a four-shot lead over the final two rounds at Shinnecock, is back to No. 1 in the world and eager to pick up another major. He has not played since the U.S. Open. The next three players behind him in the world ranking — PGA champion Justin Thomas, Rose and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka — all have a chance to replace him at No. 1. Recent history would suggest a young American — the last five majors have been won by Americans in their 20s. "It's definitely been pretty one-sided, and the Americans are dominating," Rose said. "So it would be lovely to turn that around next week." Woods is happy to get another crack at it. Carnoustie was his first experience with links golf in 1995, when he was still at Stanford and came over for the Scottish Open at Carnoustie ahead of the British Open at St. Andrews. He opened with a 69, closed with a 78 finished 48th. "Carnoustie is an unbelievable driving golf course," Woods said. "You have to drive the ball well there, but also it's not your traditional in (and) out golf course. It's a lot of different angles, so a lot of different crosswinds. I have to be able to maneuver the golf ball both ways there efficiently. You just have to hit the golf ball well." There is no faking. Nothing comes easily. No one really conquers Carnoustie. It's more about survival. The highest compliment might have come from Tom Watson, who won his first major at Carnoustie in 1975 in a playoff over Jack Newton. "Carnoustie is like an ugly, old hag who speaks the truth no matter how painful," Watson once said. "But it's only when you add up your score, you hear exactly what she thinks of you.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Towards a Federal Philippines

“Federalism is a system of government where a country has two kinds, or layers, of government with co-equal power.” The shift to a federal type of government is one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises back when he ran for the presidency. He said the time has come for the Philippines to abandon the unitary […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Senior citizens in Cebu decry Duterte’s remarks vs Church, God

CEBU CITY -- A senior citizens group in Cebu has denounced President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church and God, saying it offends religious feelings and emboldens his followers to go after priests and lay people.   Paul del Mundo, interim spokesperson of the Samahang Demokratiko at Kaakbay, called on Filipinos -- regardless of religion -- to rise up and defend their faith.   "An army of all religions directly or indirectly hit by Duterte's virulent attack should march shoulder to shoulder and fly the banner of truth. In other countries, blasphemy is punishable by death. It is a crime under the Revised Penal Code known as offending religious feeli...Keep on reading: Senior citizens in Cebu decry Duterte’s remarks vs Church, God.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

5 characters of a Cancer

THE zodiac sign for this month is none other than the sign of the Crab—known to many as Cancer. Born anywhere between June 21 to July 22, these individuals are complicated beings with many sides and layers, so you can expect the unexpected when it comes to them. Let’s have a look, shall we? A… link: 5 characters of a Cancer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

If the shoe fits

FOR A human to be in a state of nudity is to allow one’s self to be vulnerable. You are literally exposing yourself for another person, or the world, to notice your imperfections; the things you hide under layers and layers of clothing......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Nielsen’s research strength lies in its independence

At a time when fake news and disruptive technology are making it hard to distinguish the real from the fabricated, the premium of authenticity is going sky-high. From the latest newsbreak to an industry report, readers and viewers everywhere want to be assured that what they are consuming is nothing less than the unexpurgated truth. [...] The post Nielsen’s research strength lies in its independence appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Mari Jasmine confirms relationship with Baka Bukas director

MANILA, Philippines – TV host, model, and blogger Mari Jasmine confirmed she's dating Baka Bukas director Samantha Lee, through an Instagram post about pride, LGBTQIA+ rights, and a better future for all kinds of persons in the Philippines. "Pride is about celebrating love, equality, and owning your truth. So here’s ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

JRU’s coach Vergel admits: ‘Now, we’re rebuilding’

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 11-8 overall, third-seed after eliminations, lost in stepladder playoffs to San Sebastian YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: MJ Dela Virgen, Darius Estrella, Jed Mendoza WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Ry Dela Rosa, Andrei Dulalia, Agem Miranda GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Abdul Wahab Abdul Razak, Ervin Grospe, Gio Lasquety, Abdel Poutouochi, Teytey Teodoro WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM JRU? Truth be told, nobody knows anything at all about JRU. “Now, we’re rebuilding. Parang ang naiwan sa aking players, aapat lang from past season. I’m not expecting too much kasi bago nga yung team namin.” – head coach Vergel Meneses Longtime veterans Ervin Grospe and Gio Lasquety have graduated and NCAA 94 was supposed to be the Teytey Teodoro show. Only, Teodoro departed from Shaw Boulevard due to circumstances yet to be disclosed. Now, Jed Mendoza is the only known commodity for head coach Vergel Meneses and it’s high time for him to take the next step into becoming a go-to-guy. “Ang sabi ko sa kanya, let your teammates get involved. I’m not asking you to shoot every time or score 30 points. You need your teammates para ma-open yung floor for you.” – head coach Vergel Meneses But fear not, Heavy Bombers faithful, a ray hope may very well be found in Darius Estrella, a former NCAA Juniors MVP who was having flashes of brilliance before tearing his ACL a year ago. WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM JRU? Clearly, JRU’s one and only answer to this question is Mendoza who won the Most Improved Player last year and only looks to improve even more. Much also rests on the shoulders of Estrella who has no time to waste in getting back to his old self. Coach Vergel also has promising pieces coming in in the form of former University of the East do-it-all player Agem Miranda and double-double machine Andrei Dulalia as well as ex-San Beda HS’ solid contributor Ry Dela Rosa. For the first time in years, the Heavy Bombers won’t have a foreign student-athlete so expect the locals to go all-out and all-heart. “Ang sinasabi ko sa mga players ko, just keep working hard, just keep fighting. I’m not asking you for a win, na every game, kailangan tayong manalo. Ang hinahanap ko lang sa kanila at magtatrabaho sila every game.” – head coach Vergel Meneses WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR JRU? Coach Vergel Meneses is the longest-tenured head coach in the NCAA and he has made the Final Four in all but three of his eight years on the coaching chair. “We’ll be there every game, fighting. Yun lang ang masasabi ko. Sa nakikita ko, yung puso ng mga bata compared to last time, maganda.” – head coach Vergel Meneses If, somehow, some way, he gets the Heavy Bombers to the playoffs once more, could anybody even question his coaching credentials? WHERE WOULD JRU BE AT THE END OF NCAA SEASON 94? Unfortunately, as much as everybody loves them some Vergel Meneses, he and his boys would be watching the Final Four at home or at school. As always, JRU could pull off upsets, but those would be few and far between. WHEN IS JRU’S FIRST GAME IN NCAA SEASON 94? JRU’s first game in the season is a home game in their Shaw Boulevard campus. Visiting them there on July 12 will be Mapua. As always, all of the #GalingNCAA will be on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018