Thursday, November 5, 2009

Avoid pork, hams, sausages or bacon this X’mas

FOUR WEBSITES FOR BATAS INTERNET RADIO: As you are reading this, BATAS INTERNET RADIO could already be accessed (and listened to) through four Internet websites, in its daily (Mondays to Fridays) live broadcast, which starts at 4 am and ends at 12 midnight.

These four websites are:,,, and

When you log on to and, BATAS INTERNET RADIO will immediately be available (no need to click or push anything).

As far as is concerned, you will have to click the icon which says “Listen to BATAS RADIO” and when you are already at the page of Batas Radio, you will have to click the icon which says “Launch in external player”.

For, you will have to click to choose which place in the Philippines you will want to listen to (choose Luzon), then you will have to click “pure internet”, and then click Batas Radio.


AVOID PORK, HAM, SAUSAGES AND BACON THIS X’MAS: Instead of being alarmed by the reported shortage of pork this Christmas as a result of the recent calamities that hit the country, the Filipino people should welcome this development and should, in fact, endeavor to greatly limit their pork consumption and intake of pork-related products such as hams, sausages and bacon even if there is an ample supply of pig meat.

There is actually a message for all of us in the death of so many pigs in the wake of Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng and Ramil, and it is this: that the time has come for our countrymen to avoid eating pork, especially the processed ones.

Why, even the Bible mentions, in two of its books, that pig meat is unclean, thus: “…The pig is also unclean; although it has a split hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses….” (Leviticus 11:7), and “…the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you…” (Deuteronomy 14:8).

Similarly, there is also a message for all of us about hams, sausages, bacons and other processed meats. There are many Internet postings right now which say that consistent eating of hams, sausages, bacons and other processed meats can cause cancer in our bodies, so you must take heed!


CHIZ MAY RUN ALRIGHT, BUT HE MUST DO IT ALL BY HIMSELF NOW: If Sen. Francis Escudero is going to ask for my unsolicited advice, I will tell him that it would not be wise for him to become the running mate of any presidential candidate, now that he has bolted from the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), his political party of 11 years.

In fact, I will also tell him that, if he pursues his presidential ambition just the same, it would not be wise for him to run under any party, or solicit the help of any group or any individual for that matter.

Why? Because that will only make him a liar in the eyes of many, especially those who admired him for saying that he resigned from the NPC because he did not want to be tied down with any political party, or any group or any person when he ultimately becomes president.

If, after getting out from the party founded by his long-time benefactor, Chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco of the San Miguel Corporation, Chiz would re-join another party or seek the support of other people, he will actually be saying that the above-mentioned reasons he gave for leaving NPC and Danding were not true after all.


BIRTH OF JESUS IN THE MANGER: Easily one of the most fondly-remembered events in the Bible is now immortalized as the third Joyful Mystery in the Roman Catholic Christians’ Holy Rosary, and this is the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mainly because the event augurs good tidings and happy cheers as it ushers in gift-giving and camaraderie among believers worldwide, the birth of Jesus Christ has become one of the cornerstones of the Catholic Christians’ faith as it heralds the great love of God for man, making this the greatest love story of all time.

But completely different from this happy scenario is the account of the birth of Christ that is found in Luke 2:1 to 20, and in Matthew 1:18 to 25 of the Bible, both of which paint a very humble yet solemn and dignified occasion, befitting the Son of God.
This story starts with a census participated in by Joseph, the man who was pledged to marry Mary, the Virgin Mother of Christ. During the census, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

The birth of Jesus was announced by an angel of the Lord to the shepherds who were watching their flocks at night. The angel said that the Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord, had been born. Just then, a great company of heavenly host appeared with the angel, saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.”

The shepherds then left their flocks, looked for the baby wrapped in clothes in a manger and, when they found him, started telling everyone about him, glorifying and praising God.


BATAS RADIO: Please listen to BATAS INTERNET RADIO, an Internet radio station under and Log on to either of these two sites, click BATAS RADIO and you can stay tuned for 20 hours a day, from 4 in the morning to 12 midnight, Mondays to Fridays, enjoying the latest news, credible commentaries, free legal and problem counseling from the point of view of the Bible.


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