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Roque ousted as “spox” as he is now viewed as a “threat” PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 October 2018 13:18

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers…” (Isaiah 10:17, the Holy Bible)

ROQUE OUSTED AS “SPOX” BECAUSE HE IS NOW VIEWED AS A THREAT TO THE AMBITIOUS? What is this I am hearing that the reason why Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque was removed from his position was that, many of those who are close to President Duterte now fear the former party list congressman because he has become very popular as a result of his almost daily exposure in newspapers, radio, television and online media?

According to my friends in government, Roque had to be eased out of the platform which  has made him very visible to millions and millions of Filipinos everyday, because this had made him extremely likable among the citizenry who will cast their votes in 2022, giving him a distinct advantage over others from the Duterte camp who are eyeing the presidency that year.

The fact is that Roque’s capability as a leader and as an administrator, and as an effective expounder of issues involving the President, is getting to be highly appreciated across different geographical locations and political groupings, and is even given a much-needed boost when typhoon Ompong ravaged the country recently.

Perhaps, even Roque himself was unaware that he was in fact at the center of government efforts to assist our countrymen who were then being drenched with rain and assaulted by rising floods and strong winds at that time. Many ambitious functionaries, I was told, clearly got afraid of the impact Roque acquired among our citizenry that time.

PROOFS OFFFERED BY JESUS THAT HE IS GOD THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT (XVII): In Matthew 17:1-3, Mark 9:2-13, and Luke 9:28-36 of the Bible, the story of the “transfiguration” of Jesus infront of His disciples---Peter, and the brothers James and John---on a mountain was highlighted. The disciples saw that His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light, and then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

Come to think of this, we will not fail to see that the “transfiguration” of Jesus took place so He can manifest that He is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. What the “shining like the sun of the face of Jesus”, and the whitish appearance of His clothes like the sun, meant was that He is the “light” of the world.

In many other parts of the Bible, Jesus said He is the “light of world”. Too, in His manifestation as God the Father, He said He is the “light of Israel”, the Holy Flame that will burn and consume thorns and briers. The totality of all these indicates just one thing: Jesus is the Light who is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

PARENTS WHO REFUSE TO SUPPORT THEIR KIDS CAN BE JAILED UP TO 20 YEARS: Here is a question coming from Ms. Gemma F., which was sent to the Facebook account “Atty. Batas Mauricio”: “Good evening Atty. Mauricio. I am one of the thousands who listen to your program. I have a question and I was encouraged to ask you because I saw a lot of similar questions from your listeners about the refusal of my husband-live-in partner to support our two children, especially after we separated from each other.”

“Our children, one boy and one girl, are under my surname. When my partner and I quarreled sometime in December 2013, he left and went to Barilis, Albay. Since I did not have money to follow him there, we stayed here. Do I have a right to ask for support for our two children? Thank you…”

The answer from LAWYERS IN THE LIGHT (Lawyers Instructed on Godliness, Humility, and Truth): Men and women who would refuse to support their children violate the Anti-Child Abuse Law, or RA 7610. They can be imprisoned up to 20 years. However, the complaining wife or husband must send a demand letter first to the parent who refuses to give support. Once the father or the mother continues to refuse to give support, they can already be sued before the Office of the Prosecutor.

 
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