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Ba'pa
Southern Philippines
amateur freelance Mindanao-born writer
Interests: everything about Mindanao
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Our ally nation that sank the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 is back. Now, more determined than ever to stop any aggressions done by a giant nation against small nations in the Pacific. No less than the Vice President of the United States of America,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2022 at Bapa's Notes
Cinna 2 nd Pleb Cinna 1 st Pleb Cinna 2 nd Pleb 4 th Pleb Cinna 3 rd Pleb Cinna 1 st Pleb Cinna 4 th Pleb What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell? Am I a married man or a bachelor? Then, to answer... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Bapa's Notes
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The pulpit has now become the source of entertainment where the minister acts as the stage performer, the script writer, the producer and nearly a one-man show in the pretense of preaching the gospel of Christ. Most of their teachings are based on their personal interpretations of the biblical narratives.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Many people would like to elevate the notion that going to church every Sunday is a matter of life and death importance. For them, the activity is not just an indispensable duty of man but they consider this as a pre-condition of receiving God's material blessing. If someone is not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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The knowledge about God emanates from God Himself through the revelation of Jesus Christ. When Jesus declared that He knows the Father, He was telling the disciples to trust in His perfect knowledge about God. Jesus alone has the exclusive, unerring knowledge about God the Father. Nobody can refute this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Christ's position as believer's Intercessor towards God the Father cannot be taken lightly. This is the heart of the gospel that provides unequal assurance of the risen Christ's complete abode in the lives of His brothers and sisters. It was the Father's intent of raising up Jesus from the dead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Only Jesus has the power to regulate all storms of life that come in the lives of all men. The past miracles done by Christ, particularly His action of rebuking the strong wind while they were on-board a small boat sailing at the lake. The disciples had turned into panic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Are you not tired of wearing this religious mode every Sunday? Are you not tired of hearing sermons from the pulpit of getting involve always with activities of the church? Who else has been tired of all these duties? The cry of the Samaritan woman for the Lord Jesus to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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One evening, the husband came home late. The usual reason for such late-night arrival was overtime at work. With a heavy heart, his wife opened the door and with strange silence, the latter walked back to their bedroom and locked it. It was unfortunate for the husband to sleep on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Make me a willow cabin at your gate, And call upon my soul within the house; Write loyal cantons of contemned love, And sing them aloud even in the dead of the night; Holla your name to the reverberate hills, And make the babbling gossip of the air Cry out... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Bapa's Notes
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Numbers, symbols, Tangent, Sine Plus, minus, multiply, divide Made many nauseate Brought them into quotient It made ambitions doubted To be hailed as engineers To be lauded as builders Got a title appended on their names It was a dream Math 17, reality sets- in Knowing they were not cut... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Bapa's Notes
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This woman could have heard the news about a carpenter from Galilee who healed many and maybe one of her patrons told her about the miracles Jesus had done on many people. The only description we have about this woman as Luke wrote: “a woman who had lived a sinful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Bapa's Notes
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The role of International Criminal Tribunal (ICT) to prosecute anyone who committed crimes against mankind is a viable alternative whenever there is a glaring dysfunction of local justice system. Crimes against humanity such as mass murder, atrocities on women and abuse of children shall be prosecuted by ICT when it... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Bapa's Notes
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The resurgence of vigilantism in the country today could lead to unprecedented upheaval and anarchy. To kill anyone based on speculative evidence of drug involvement could lead us back into the sad days of Pogrom in pre-World War II Europe or the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina of the early 1990s.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Bapa's Notes
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As can be observed, even the denominational Protestant churches that are flourishing in Southern Philippines, most of these are contingent on their central offices that are based in National Capital Region (NCR). Local churches have to seek those venerable opinions of pundits that claimed to be leaders and founders of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Bapa's Notes
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It was Captain Joseph Bullock Coghlan during his speech at the Union League Club on April 21, 1899 at New York, almost 10 years after the world renowned Battle of Manila Bay took place. Captain Coghlan reported the extra-ordinary feat they did at Manila Bay for the liberation of Isla... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Bapa's Notes
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National Capital Region Athletics Association’s (NCRAA) lustrous performance in the recently held Palarong Pambansa at Tagum City, Davao del Norte last May 3-9, 2015 could remain unbeaten for unknown number of years. All sixteen regional athletic associations’ common quest of unseating NCRAA as the reigning over-all Champion would remain to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Bapa's Notes
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National Capital Region Athletics Association’s (NCRAA) lustrous performance in the recently held Palarong Pambansa at Tagum City, Davao del Norte last May 3-9, 2015 could remain unbeaten for unknown number of years. All sixteen regional athletic associations’ quests of unseating NCRAA as the reigning over-all Champion would remain to be... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Bapa's Notes
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Today, more and more are glued on their TV sets, trying to witness the action, the event touted by media hype as an event that could eclipse all known classic fights in the history of boxing. It was the most awaited match as being marketed by this phenomenal global internet... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Bapa's Notes
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Finally I got a bus, bound for Tagum, after a daylong office-related chore in Davao City. I took an aircon bus bound for Butuan City. I took a seat next to a guy, probably 5 years younger than me. His name is Lito. He comes from Maitum, Sarangani. He is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Bapa's Notes
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk as if I have oil wells Pumping in my living... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Bapa's Notes