PETE AMPOLOQUIO, PETER LEDESMA JOIN BATAS TV: Famous movie columnists and talk show hosts Pete Ampoloquio and Peter Ledesma have agreed to do a daily show, also dealing with movies, films, radio, television, artists, and other related matters, at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO, both of which can be accessed at the Internet website www.batasradio.com.
The two will be featured four times a day: at 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.; 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; and 12:00 midnight to 12:15 a.m. starting February 01, 2010.
They will be bringing to the show both their wealth of experience and their conceded and greatly-admired and, now, much envied, expertise on movies and radio-TV, as well as their imitated-but-never equalled style of hosting and handling shows and writing newspaper and magazine columns which will surely fire up much greater audience viewership and listenership for any media network.
Their assignment as hosts for the daily programs at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO at the Internet website www.batasradio.com would be in addition to their joint daily program over station DWIZ of the Aliw Broadcasting Station, and to the thrice a week program of Pete at TV 5.
I am sure the station where they started their team-up about four years ago will be green with envy about this latest show of the two, for that station knows deep in its heart that Pete Ampoloquio and Peter Ledesma were the gems that attracted people to watch it, and now that they are no longer there, no one is really interested to watch that station anymore.
“JUDICIARY, WEAKEST OF 3 BRANCHES OF GOV’T”: USA-based Filipino lawyer Marlowe Camello, a staunch advocate of adopting the jury system in the Philippines, sent the following article which he entitled: “Why the Judiciary is the Weakest Among the 3 Great Government Branches”. His unedited article reads:
“We have been told by our law professors in colleges and universities that the Judiciary is a co-equal branch of the legislature and the presidency but it is actually the weakest among the said 3 branches of the government. It is more of a subservient instrumentality to powerful public officials and politicians.
“If you ask why, the ready answer by every law professor is because all the judges and justices are mere recommendees and appointees (or `tutas’) of the highest officials of the legislature and the presidency. In a way, this is correct but it is not the ultimate reason.
“The fundamental reason why the judiciary is not, in fact, co-equal in power and prestige with its counter-parts in the other two branches is LACK OF THE DIRECT VOTING POWER AND SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE in the official function of judges and justices (as well as by fiscals) unlike the support of the people with their votes in electing their lawmakers in the legislature and the president.
“JUDICIARY, LAME DUCK INSTRUMENTALITY OF GOV’T”: “The judiciary is an ORPHAN branch of government with no voting foundation of its acts from and by the people. It is a lame duck instrumentality of the government. The same situation exists with respect to the Ombudsman, deputy ombudsmen, fiscals and government prosecutors.
“Their acts to investigate and prosecute are not anchored on the sovereign vote of the common people through the grand juries. Like those of judges and justices, the Ombudsman and other government prosecutors are like errand boys and girls by politicians.
“Adoption of the Jury System is the empowerment of the judiciary that will make it as a true and co-equal branch in the government. Once the Jury System is adopted, illegal intrusions in the functions of justice of judges and justices by lawmakers and the president will naturally stop.
“While judges and justices shall have the rightful and exclusive authority to directly instruct and supervise the jurors, the lawmakers and the presidency will have no business interfering in giving instruction to the jury. The buck stops with the people and not with the judges and justices or of the prosecutors.
“By the adoption of the jury system, judges, justices and prosecutors will no longer serve as proteges of politicians and of the president or of the warlords in the lower instrumentality of the government such as the warlords of local government units. Government corruption will be greatly minimized if not totally stopped....”
PRESENTATION OF THE CHILD JESUS AT THE TEMPLE: The fourth Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary, as prayed by devout Roman Catholic Christians worldwide, pertains to the presentation of the Child Jesus at the Temple, a story that is found in Luke 2:21 to 40 of the Bible.
At first glance, the account of how Jesus was presented at the Temple seemed to indicate concern merely for the completion of the then existing purification process for males as mandated by the law of Moses, but, when one looks closer, it becomes apparent that this story of the presentation is actually another Biblical confirmation about who Jesus really is and what He is destined to do.
Thus, we can see two individuals, one man (the righteous and devout Simeon) and one woman (the prophetess Anna, then 84 years of age), prophesying about Jesus as Someone who will cause the rise and fall of many in Israel, and as Someone who will redeem God’s people.
Simeon in particular confirmed that he had received a revelation that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. When Simeon saw Jesus, the Holy Spirit came over him, and he said he was ready to die in peace, since he already saw the Lord.
Anna on the other hand who was widowed after being married for only seven years, spent the rest of her life, until she was 84 years old, worshipping, fasting and praying at the temple. When she saw Jesus, she spoke about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
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