BATAS RADIO AIRS CHINESE AND INDIAN BIBLE EXPOSITIONS DAILY: So the public may know, especially those who are sincerely concerned about these matters, BATAS INTERNET RADIO is airing expositions on Jesus Christ, the Bible, and on the Christian faith, in Chinese and in one of the languages of the people of India.
The exposition using two Chinese dialects is aired at 12:20 noontime until 1 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, while the exposition using a dialect of India is aired at 10:45 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., also Mondays to Fridays. All of these are Philippine time.
The objective here is to enable Chinese and Indians, who comprise about 3 billion worldwide, to know Jesus Christ, the Bible and the Christian faith. I ask everyone concerned to help in this endeavor by encouraging their Chinese and Indian friends to tune in to BATAS INTERNET RADIO or to give us suggestions as to how we can do this better.
BATAS INTERNET RADIO can be accessed by logging on to these four websites: www.batasmauricio.com, www.batasradio.com, www.eradioportal.com, and www.kakampimoangbatas.ning.com.
WATER FROM MAYNILAD COMPANY 100 PERCENT BACTERIA FREE: For the consumers being serviced by Maynilad Water Company, there is no need for them anymore to buy bottled, mineral or purified, water, because the water that is flowing out of its faucets in its concession areas have been certified to be 100 percent clean and bacteria-free.
Mark Isaiah David, a spokesman of Maynilad, told BATAS INTERNET RADIO Tuesday that the Department of Health (DOH) has issued a certification saying that the water being retailed by Maynilad is found to be “100 percent bacteriological quality compliance”.
“This means our consumers are assured that it is safe for them to drink our water straight from the faucet, so they do not need to boil the water anymore before drinking it,” David said.
“Even new-born babies can use our water and it is safe for them,” David added, explaining that Maynilad manages to make its water 100 percent clean and bacteria free because it has deployed about 800 or so chemist-inspectors in about 800 testing areas under its concession area to regularly monitor its water.
DSWD READY TO GIVE RELIEF GOODS AND OTHER STUFF ANYTIME: At any given time, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has the capacity to provide relief goods and other items to any Filipino who becomes a victim of any calamity, natural or manmade.
DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral told BATAS INTERNET RADIO Monday that this is so because she has issued an order to all DSWD offices nationwide that they should regularly maintain about 1,500 to 2,500 food packs and a similar number of blankets, mats, clothing and other stuff needed by evacuees.
“While we are not praying for it, anytime that a calamity strikes, natural or manmade, the DSWD can give help immediately,” Cabral explained, saying that this is the reason why all her agency’s warehouses (including the five big warehouses in Metro Manila) are always full of relief goods.
She said that the DSWD usually gathers these relief goods from donations coming from local or foreign sources, and, if these donations are not enough, her office buys them and stocks them for future use.
WEDDING AT CANA, AND MARY’S ROLE AS MEDIATOR BETWEEN MAN AND JESUS: The Bible’s account of the wedding in Cana, where Jesus turned the water into wine as narrated in John 2:1-11, now forms part of the Holy Rosary of the Roman Catholic Christians as its Second Luminous Mystery (or Second Mystery of Light).
Among many Christian believers, this part of Jesus’s life is often unknown or is little heard of, although it should occupy a place of importance because, as the Bible itself in John 2:11says: “This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana, in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.”
Being the very first miracle of Jesus, it is significant to note that the Bible appears to have portrayed Him as a little hesitant in performing it, considering His refusal to do anything when Mary, His mother, first approached Him when wine had run out during the wedding banquet. Jesus told Mary: “Dear woman, why do you involve me? My time has not yet come.”
But it was only because of Mary’s persistence---she told the servants, “do as He says” even when she was already rebuffed by her Son---that Jesus relented and, as the Bible itself emphasizes, this became His first ever recorded miracle, the very first revelation of His glory.
If anything at all, therefore, this wedding totally justifies the Roman Catholic Christians’ giving of importance to Mary and calling her, among others, as the “mediatrix of all grace”.
Indeed, it is conceded that the only mediator between God and man is Jesus Christ. But, as shown by the wedding at Cana and the turning of the water into wine, Mary is the most effective mediator between Jesus and man.
BATAS RADIO: Please listen to BATAS INTERNET RADIO, an Internet radio station under www.batasmauricio.com and www.eradioportal.com. 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.