BATAS Party List joins 2010 elections
BATAS PARTY LIST FILES INTENT TO PARTICIPATE: It is now official. BATAS, or the Bagong Alyansang Tagapagtaguyod ng Adhikaing Sambayan, re-filed Tuesday, December 01, 2009, its “manifestation of intent to participate in the May 2010 elections”, thereby enabling it to run again as a party list organization for the House of Representatives.
The “manifestation”, which is actually the certificate of candidacy of a party list group seeking to participate in the forthcoming electoral exercise, was signed by Ms. Valene Domingo Cajucom, the secretary general of BATAS.
It was duly received by the Commission on Elections at its main office in Intramuros, Manila.
Those of you reading this who believe that there is a need to bring back the Filipino people to the true fear and love of God, I know you will support BATAS, because it is the only party so far that is standing up and pursuing an advocacy of righteous, spirituality and love of God.
PARTY LIST REPRESENTATION AIMED TO HELP THE POOR: On April 8, 2007, I wrote an article about the BATAS Party List, explaining the whys and the wherefores of the party. With your permission, I am reproducing it here, part by part, for a better understanding of why we had to put it up. Here is the first part:
“In 1987, in the aftermath of the phenomenal `People Power Revolution’ that swept President Cory Aquino to power, a new Philippine Constitution was ratified by the Filipino people.
“Among others, this Constitution took note of the great disparity, in many aspects, between Filipinos who are rich and Filipinos who are poor, including the inability of the marginalized and the underrepresented sectors of Philippine society to have a voice in government, particularly in its legislative branch.
“Realizing that this malady will have to be urgently addressed to enable our people to live better lives and diffuse the social volcano of inequity that was threatening to tear the country apart, the 1987 Constitution provided for the system of party-list representation, whereby the marginalized and the underrepresented sectors could be elected as members of the House of Representatives through their duly-accredited associations and organizations.
PROBLEMS OF THE POOR ABOUND, HELP NEEDED: “It was the hope of the framers of the basic charter that with their own occupying seats in Congress, debilitating problems and common yet urgent concerns of the poor and the underprivileged could be effectively remedied through relevant and meaningful legislation.
“Ten years after this system of representation for the poor was introduced in the Philippine political arena, however, a growing realization has engulfed the nation that much remains to be done towards making the party-list system truly responsive to the basic and most ordinary needs and aspirations of the really poor and the underprivileged, and of the marginalized and the underrepresented.
“Even now, many people remain without jobs, and those who have, earn a mere pittance from work fit only for slaves.
“Even now, parents from middle and lower-level sectors do not earn much and, in fact, almost earn nothing at all that could send their children to college, and finish a collegiate course...
More next issue, folks.
READ THE BIBLE AND MEDITATE ON IT DAY BY DAY: The order of the day, therefore, for all of us who want to fight global warming is to listen to God. But many will ask, how do we listen to God? By reading the Bible, of course, and using all that we read from it as the basis of our thoughts, words and actions.
It is only by doing so that we can solve our problems, not only because that, in reverse, is what Deuteronomy 28:15 is trying to tell us, but also because there are other Biblical passages that tell us that problems can be solved, success can come to us and good health will permeate our bodies if we read the Word of God seriously.
In Joshua 1:8, this is the assurance that is given to us: “Do not let the Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you maybe careful to do everything written in it. Then, you will be prosperous and successful…”
In Proverbs 3:1-2, it is there written: “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity…”
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