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Religion is the Most Profitable Business – Manalo




Religion is the Most Profitable Business - Manalo

Amid the hot issue looming over the Kapa Ministry, many economists and financial analysts are revisiting the religious business here in the Philippines.

Kapa, a religious group founded in Mindanao is currently in hot water over its investment scam practice that involves more than 30 billion pesos from hundreds of thousands if not millions of investors from Mindanao and
Visayas. It was also reported that some political figures benefited through its investment scheme during the campaign period.

Tayo kasing mga Pilipino madali tayong maniwala sa kung anu-ano lalo na pag nabanggit ang diyos. Madali kasing ibenta ang fear o takot. Madaling sabihin na pag di ka sumunod sa utos ng diyos, pupunta ka sa dagat-dagatang apoy. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit namamayagpag ang mga ganitong panloloko at negosto dito sa Pilipinas, UP Economic and Social Science Professor Lamberta Manalo told reporters on Monday during the 54th KBP Annual Conference.

Manalo said that based on statistics, the Catholic Church alone has more than 27 billion Pesos in non-moving assets and another 4 billion Pesos in stocks.

I think INC has almost the same worth kung ang pagbabasehan natin ay yong sinabi ng mga ministro nila noong nagdaang 2014, Manalo added.

She also said that no religious founder is suffering in poverty.

Makikita naman natin kung ano sila Quiboloy, Eli Soriano, Brother Mike, and even Jesus is Lord founder Eddie Villanueva. Lahat sila milyonaryo, Manalo added.

FEU professor Mike Salamanca added that religion is one of the biggest reasons why the Philippines is in poverty

Kung titingnan natin ano, kagaya ng INC, kung member ka, dalawang beses sa isang lingo ka sasamba, at kung may tungkulin ka pa or isang opisyal, may pulong, panata, etc. So kung kukwentahin natin ang oras na nauubos ng isang tao sa mga ganitong gagawin, malaki ang hindi nagiging productive time. Indirectly, nag co-contribute sya ng pagiging hindi productive as a whole, not to mention ang loses sa pamasahe at abuloy, Salamanca said.

The professor also added that the Catholic Church fortune is one of the biggest scams in the Philippines as well as the wealth of other religious groups like INC, El Shaddai, and others.

Karamihan sa nabubuyo sa mga ganitong relihiyon mahihirap kasi yan ang tinitingnan nilang pag-asa without knowing na niloloko lang sila, Salamanca said.

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ABS-CBN, communist rallies worsened Covid-19 – Rigoberto Tiglao (Manila Times)




ABS-CBN, communist rallies worsened Covid-19 - Rigoberto Tiglao (Manila Times)

I don’t think there’s any doubt that the rallies of ABS-CBN Corp.’s talents and staff as well as those by communist-led activists against the Anti-Terrorism Law and even President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), helped worsen the pandemic that we thought we had started to put under control.

The only question is how much these contributed to the surge: coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases rose from 37,500 on June 30 to 98,232 on August 2; in the same period, 1,266 deaths to 2,039; and hospitalizations, from 6,238 to 8,729.

Of course, there were other factors that swelled the pandemic. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. has pointed out one factor — that many asymptomatic or mild cases were not really quarantined, but merely stayed home, infecting their families.

But the surge in cases to 118 reported at University of the Philippines Diliman, a rich recruitment ground for rallyists to the nearby ABS-CBN headquarters and to the Batasang Pambansa, and the fact that Quezon City, together with Cebu City, make up the epicenters of the pandemic in the country, bolster the analysis that the demonstrations were Covid-19 super-spreaders.

It would have been magnanimous, even heroic, if the oligarchic House of Lopez had called on their serfs to desist from undertaking rallies, as these put them and others at a very high risk of contracting the disease.

But no, ABS-CBN’s lower ranking officials were leading the rallies inside and outside their headquarters. The higher ranking officials of course were nowhere to be found at the rallies.

ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak cheered on the demonstrators, but of course, cleverly, only from his chauffeur-driven Land Cruiser as it drove by the rallyists, its windows opening only intermittently. There is even a rumor that Gabby Lopez, the top Lopez honcho who the clan put in charge of ABS-CBN, had managed to leave the country, in time for his usual birthday celebration in the land of his birth.

It was a crime for ABS-CBN and its echo chamber Rappler (whose Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa, like Katigbak, cleverly avoided the rallies) to report again and again, with so many photos, that the entertainment network’s stars were joining the rallies, their pictures showing them without masks, and even shoulder-to-shoulder with the rallyists. And to think they are role models, whether we like it or not: “The Probinsyano doesn’t wear a mask. I don’t either.”

As the Lopez strategists likely planned, their stars being in the rallies got hundreds of their fans, many from the lower-class districts in Quezon City, to rush to ABS-CBN, expecting that they could fulfill their dreams of hobnobbing with, even touching, their idols.

How many of them could now be in wards in QC hospitals, which have become overcrowded with Covid patients? How many did they, after being infected in the ABS-CBN rallies, infect others in their crowded communities?

It was criminal neglect for QC Mayor Josefina Belmonte not to have prevented legally or through persuasion the ABS-CBN rallies. Didn’t the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on the pandemic specifically ban public gatherings in which category the ABS-CBN rallies could have been put into?

I’ve been to hundreds of rallies as a participant in my youth and observer as a journalist. I can’t think of a more perfect distribution center for epidemics.

Rally participants are forced to violate either all at the same time or consecutively the four things Covid-19 experts say are absolutely necessary to contain the epidemic: 1) wear face masks in public; 2) physically distance yourself from others by at least 1 meter; 3) avoid crowds; and 4) wash your hands vigorously and avoid touching your face. One can’t help touching each other somehow in such crowds.

Do you think the rallyists never took off or lowered from their noses the masks after an hour or two under the hot sun? They wear masks, they touch each other so often in such crowds. Would anyone really be able to tell a fellow rallyist to stay away from him by 1 meter? How on earth could they have washed their hands during the rally?

As epidemiologists have also emphasized, a scenario that spreads the disease is one in which there is a lot of shouting, as droplets containing the virus are projected much further when these come from someone hollering, especially with passion, “Oust Duterte!” which is done not just by the speakers, but also by the rallyists.

Worse, after the rally, many of them —now infected — would have of course used public transport, where they infected helpless commuters coming from a hard day’s work.

Full-time activists, especially communist urban cadres, would be super-spreaders of the diseases. As “NPAs” (no permanent addresses), they move and sleep from one safehouse to another to meet with comrades indoors to do their DGs (discussion groups) or to hand down the orders from the “nakatataas.” As full-timers living frugally, as Mao’s Little Red Book enjoins them, they have the minimum hygienic standards, and are forced by circumstances to wear the same clothes (or the de rigueur jacket) for days and even weeks.

If the virus was attached to their jacket from a rally, that would be Covid-19’s base of operations for days, one that moves from place to place, even all over metropolitan Manila.

Government should implement the IATF-EID ban on public gatherings, even if the demonstrators claim these are political assemblies guaranteed by the Constitution. Better martial law than dead or sick people under a lively democracy.

Let them ask the Supreme Court to rule whether such legislation is illegal or not. By the time the high court hands down its ruling, which will be several months after, this pandemic would likely have been contained.

How stupid of us. We have imposed curfews to discourage gatherings. We have to queue at supermarket and drugstore entrances so only a small number of people are inside for a certain period for the sake of physical distancing. Travel has banned from one province to another, separating families for months. Masks and temperature checks are required to enter supermarkets and malls.

Yet we allow rallies, even those undertaken for an oligarch’s sake, where people don’t wear masks, stand shoulder-to-shoulder, shouting old slogans that project virus-laden droplets all around — the perfect distribution center for Covid-19.

Damn you, Yellow zombies, Lopezites and communists. You helped Covid-19 kill a thousand more Filipinos. And now we may have to suffer another lockdown, which would throw more Filipinos out of jobs and into hunger.

I won’t argue anymore, and instead present the photos of these rallies that, as the cliché goes, speak a thousand words.

Facebook: Rigoberto Tiglao
Twitter: @bobitiglao
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Discipline is going to save us from this Pandemic – Mayor Richard Gomez




Discipline is going to save us from this Pandemic - Mayor Richard Gomez

Disiplina umano ang magliligtas sa panahon ng pandemya! Dahil ang problema kasi sa mga tao, nakikipag siksikan, hindi sumusunod sa mga patakaran na para naman sa kanilang kabutihan.

Ang pandemya ay naging leksyon sa ating lahat lalo na sa mga lugar na subra ang populasyon lalo na sa metro manila.


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Sol Gen. Calida isang malaking tinik ng ABS-CBN – Opinyon




Sol Gen. Calida isang malaking tinik ng ABS-CBN - Opinyon

Sa tagal tagal ng panahon mula pa kay dating presidente Marcos hanggang sa mga nagdaang mga presidente, ngayon lang sa panahon ni pangulong Duterte, na tanggalan ng maskara ang ABS-CBN.

Alam naman nating ang ABS-CBN ay isang giganteng kompanya na pagmamay-ari ng mga Lopez, na naging party ng buhay ng mga Filipino sa pagpapalaganap ng balita, pero karamihan sa mga balita nito ay pang brainwash, akalain mo noong bata pa ako, tumatak sa isip ko na masama at malagim ang martial law, na masama si Marcos.

At yan ang tumatak sa mga nakakarami lalo na sa mga probensya, na ABS-CBN lang ang nasasagap sa kanilang TV, lalong lalo na sa Mindanao at mga liblib na barangay.

At ngayon kinakarma ang ABS-CBN,  sa mga paglabag, hinggil na rito ang Tax issue, Fake news at ang Citizenship ni Lopez na ayon sa ating batas, ay dapat isang Filipino Citizen ang pweding magkaroon o mag mamay-ari ng isang TV / radio network.

Idagdag narin natin ang karma nila noong election sa paggamit ng mga bata para sa propaganda laban kay pangulong Duterte, at yung bahay na binalita nila sa Cagayan de Oro, na umanoy pagmamay-ari ni Duterte na hindi naman pala.

The photocopy of Lopez’s US passport showed that it was issued on Feb. 14, 1996 and bore the number 7000820102.

This was the year when Lopez assumed the chairmanship of ABS-CBN. He was the corporation’s president from 1993 to 1996. He joined the firm as finance director in 1986, the year the company was handed back to the Lopez clan by then-President Corazon Aquino.

The Constitution limits ownership and management of mass media “to citizens of the Philippines or to corporations, cooperatives or associations, wholly-owned and managed by such citizens.”

The birth certificate of Lopez, a copy of which was obtained by The Manila Times, shows that it was issued by the Registry Division of Boston in Massachusetts. It listed his birth date as Aug. 13, 1952 and his birthplace as Boston.

The document was applied and issued on Aug. 13, 1971 by the Registry Division of the City of Boston under registry number 14229 and signed by Boston City Registrar William J. Kane.

Proof of the document’s authenticity is the Certificate of Authentication from the Foreign Service of the Philippines, signed by Consul Nida Natalie Garcia on Feb. 27, 2001 from the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York attesting that it was executed by William Francis Galvin, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Lopez included these US documents in his application for Filipino citizenship on Oct. 3, 2000 after the death of his father Eugenio Lopez Jr. on June 29, 1999.

The documents clearly indicate that it took Lopez 14 years after becoming an officer of ABS-CBN to decide to become a Filipino citizen.












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