JUN YASAY, VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, BATS FOR GOD-FEARING AND GOD-LOVING CANDIDATES: Only God-fearing and God-loving men who truthfully and sincerely obey His commands and decrees can help the Philippines and its people solve many, if not all, its debilitating problems, and these are the men that must be elected in the May 2010 elections, vice presidential candidate Perfecto “Jun” Yasay Jr. said Monday, January 25, 2010.
In an interview with me at BATAS INTERNET TV and BATAS INTERNET RADIO at the Internet website www.batasradio.com, Yasay said problems about corruption, abuse and self-interest in government are generated by a lack of fear and love of God among those who are elected, because those who do not fear and love God can readily be corrupted, are prone to abuse, and are concerned only about their self-interest.
Responding to questions from Pastor Richard Tampus of Davao City, Pastor Jojo Julian of Tuguegarao City and Pastor Memit Genoves of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, Yasay, who is himself a son of a pastor and a public school teacher, said Filipinos must now insist on choosing the candidates who are known to have the fear and love of God, because this, according to him, is the only way by which the Philippines and the people can really move forward.
Yasay, who is running under Bro. Eddie Villanueva’s Bangon Pilipinas Party, said only the men of God will not cheat, will not steal, and will not use their positions to further their self-interests, especially because they will be very much aware that God will impose severe punishment upon them if they turn their backs on Him.
VILLANUEVA-YASAY ADMINISTRATION TO DOUBLE BUDGET FOR EDUCATION AND SALARIES OF TEACHERS: Yasay also said that if, by the grace of God, he and Bro. Eddie will be installed as the country’s next vice president and president, respectively, by June 30, 2010, they will immediately double the annual budget of the Department of Education and of the Commission on Higher Education, specifically to provide free college education to poor but intelligent and deserving students.
A former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission who testified in the impeachment trial of former President Joseph Estrada, Yasay explained that the country must learn to fully invest in the education of young Filipinos because they are the future of the country.
To complement this doubling of education budget under a Villanueva-Yasay administration, Yasay said they will also immediately implement a similar doubling of the salaries of all public school teachers nationwide, irrespective of their positions and ranks.
This should restore to them the dignity with which the teaching profession was greatly associated in the past as they would no longer engage in selling to their students during class hours, and would make them work harder to instil a good education among Filipino students, Yasay explained.
FILIPINOS NEED TO COOPERATE WITH GODLY LEADERS: Here are Yasay’s other concerns, if and when he wins as vice president in the May 2010 elections: One: Filipinos must be made to cooperate in the over-all efforts to clean-up the government of misfits, corrupt, and abusive officials and employees.
Two: Foreign capital will be allowed to liberally come in, so as to provide competition to the rich Filipino businessmen whose monopolies in certain businesses maybe challenged to make prices and quality of products more responsive to the needs of our countrymen.
Three: This should result in more employment opportunities in the country which will be at par with current jobs and work that are only available abroad at this point, to entice overseas Filipino workers to come home and make their families whole once again.,
Four: Spirituality among Filipinos will be greatly encouraged, and one initial step would be to look into how health, medical, educational, housing and other financial or material benefits could be extended to pastors, priests and other workers who are pushing the Word of God, in line with current governmental programs.
PRAYING OF THE ROSARY IS BIBLE BASED: Roman Catholic Christians practice the praying of the Holy Rosary, which is something that is balked at by others who believe in Christianity on the argument that praying the Rosary is paganistic in origin.
I did some reading on the matter, and indeed, there is nothing in the Holy Bible that says Christians should pray the Rosary, as there is even no mention of the Rosary in any pages of that Book.
But when one looks at the mysteries of the Rosary, one begins to understand that whoever conceived and thought of this prayer, dedicated to Mary, the Virgin Mother of Christ, actually was following the examples of many leaders of the Christian faith, enshrined in many pages of the Bible, where they resort to repeating the history of the Israelites, from their exodus to their arrival at the Promised Land, as a means to strengthen their faith.
Just look at the story of Gideon, in Judges 6 and 7 of the Bible, and you will see what I mean. Before Gideon finally relented to be used as God’s chosen one to deliver his people from the Midianites who were causing them sufferings, he had to recount Israel’s story all over again.
This is what is happening when a Roman Catholic prays the Rosary: he is actually repeating a tried and tested tradition of Christian leaders, for he is reminded of the full and entire story of Christ, from the announcement of his birth by the Angel Gabriel to his Ascention to Heaven, taken directly from the Bible itself.