If all goes well for the family of former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in the upcoming elections, he, his wife and daughter could all be sitting side by side when the 18th Congress opens on June 30, 2019. Pantaleon is seeking reelection as Congressman of Davao del Norte's first district. What a sight, especially because the couple is estranged. Mr. Alvarez introduced his girlfriend to the public in 2017. Speaker’s wife breaks silence: I was 'abandoned' after 2016 SONA The Alvarez’ daughter Ana has also joined the congressional race as the top nominee of the 1-Alliance Advocating Autonomy Party. The Fariñases of Ilocos Norte Alvarez’s buddy, Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, now on his final term, is running for governor of the province. His daughter Ria is running in his stead in the first district of Ilocos Norte. His son, Rudy, and a nephew's daughter-in-law, Lira, are listed as the first and second nominees, respectively, of party-list group … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Political clans ‘hijack’ party-list
Why is jesus called the son of man
When Jesus tells us today, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you,” I think he wishes us more than just an absence of conflict. Peace here is not just a space of quiet and calm, a break in the fighting, nor a cessation of hostilities. What Jesus wants to bless us with is the Jewish gift of shalom, which we inadequately translate as peace. Shalom is when all our relationships are set aright – our relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves. Shalom is flourishing wholeness and ever-renewing openness; in a word, shalom is fullness. But before we get all dreamy and starry-eyed, here is a cold splash of water to wake us up: This is not the world’s idea of fullness. Remember, Jesus says, “My peace I give to you.” And not as the world gives does he give it to us. What can this mean? What is Jesus’ idea of fullness? In the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert, the devil tries to goad him to turn stones into bread. … [Read more...] about What is fullness?
It was arguably the best Premier League season in history. The battle between Liverpool and Manchester City came down to the final Sunday of the campaign and required City to win their final 14 games of the season to hold on to their one-point lead and retain their crown. Liverpool finished second with the third-highest point total in Premier League history, while City held on for dear life and survived with one of the most impressive stretch runs you'll ever see.Jurgen Klopp & Co won't be too heartbroken if they win the Champions League on Jun 1, of course, but let's cheer them and the rest of the league by handing out arbitrary awards. Back in December, I went around the Premier League and gave out superlatives for everything from best substitute to most tired managerial storyline.Let's go back to the well and hand out awards for the full season. I've narrowed down the categories a bit, but with a full season of data to work with, I've expanded the results from … [Read more...] about Winners and losers from the Premier League’s best season