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[VIDEO]: The Four Beasts in Daniel 7
Prophecy of the Four Beasts
This is the prophecy of the four beasts. Daniel sees the “great sea” stirred up by the “four winds of heaven,” and from the waters emerge four beasts. The first is a lion with the wings of an eagle. The second is a bear. Then third a winged leopard with four heads. And the fourth a beast with ten horns and a further horn appeared which uprooted three of the ten.
The bible prophecy has great significance in today’s world. It assures humankind that greed and fierce leadership will not last. Accepting and praying for the Lord’s mercy and grace is enough to put these trials behind us. Moving forward is the key to abundant and peaceful existence where a righteous leader is set to conquer the world.
The Coming is Not the End
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. This is Daniel 7: 9. He saw the Lord Jesus Christ’s second coming and it is set to happen.
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[VIDEO]: Why did they kill people in old age who read the bible?
Credit to the Bible
There’s a truth about Gomburza and Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal’s death related to the bible. They were allegedly killed after getting wisdom from the bible. They gave the right credit to the bible because they seem to be guided by the holy spirit to do the right thing during their time.
The Truth will Set you Free
Stories of hard-fought battles and struggles to achieve justice and liberty are present on history books. Hopeful messages like John 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” may be reassuring during doubtful moments. But they were not written until today. Credit to these heroes who in their own doings can really differentiate the kind of leaders people must follow. Those who encourage patrons to read the bible would certainly be enlightened.
Connection to Today’s Leadership
Judgements were previously made by people who are yet t receive wisdom from the bible to the current president of the Philippines. But luckily, most Filipinos are guided to elect the worthy one. He has fewer words but lots of brilliant actions. Not only for his countrymen but for the world. The truth really did set him free and his family.
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[VIDEO]: Fil-Am fans express support for Gabriel, Cortesi | TFC News New York, USA
The New Miss Universe
Filipina candidates for the Miss Universe were on a winning streak until 2022. The pageant’s winner is Miss U.S.A. However, Filipino Americans in the US are still celebrating as R’Bonney Gabriel of the United States bags the title. Her father is Filipino and her mother is American.
A Filipino-American Winner
It is odd not to have a Filipino Miss Universe title holder for the 2022 pageant but Fil-Ams still think that the Philippines is still a winner with the half-Pinay title holder. Gabriel’s creative nature is very Filipino. She’s a fashion designer, model and sewing instructor from Texas who competition officials said is the first Filipino American to win Miss USA.
Proud to be Filipina
The new Miss Universe is grateful to her Filipino supporters. Most of all, she’s proud to be half-Filipina. She can really feel the strong support from Filipinos despite her representing America. The Philippines’ bet is equally capable but this time, the judges had other preferences. She was not included in the top 16. But she did well in all aspects.
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[VIDEO]: THIS is SINULOG 2023 – It’s FINALLY BACK!!!
Wealthy Cebu’s Sinulog Festival 2023
The Sinulog Festival in the wealthy province of Cebu required a lot of faith. Mayor Michael Rama has a lot of it. Despite the boycott of the governor and her 8 tribes. Governor Gwen Garcia’s concerns were legitimate. It has been raining and the venue itself was very muddy. But the city mayor who has the jurisdiction over it insisted to hold it at the SRP. The South Road Properties (SRP), also known as the South Reclamation Project, is a 300 ha (740 acres) reclamation area in Cebu City, Philippines.
Safe Venue for Everyone
The mayor certainly learned from a precious event that the usual Abellana venue for the Sinulog was nearing a stampede during the Arats na Cebu concert. Given the magnitude of people who are hungry to go out to the streets and the multitude of Sto. Nino devotees, it is best to hold it at SRP for safety reasons. The city is probably wealthy enough to secure the venue with the hand of Dakay construction. It was indeed a miracle to get everything done overnight. The weather also cooperated.
The Public Viewing
There may be some lapses but having a Sinulog that is accessible to everybody is another thing. Not only VIPs can get near the platform. It’s on a first-come-first-served basis. One can brave the heat of the sun alongside the road to witness everything. There’s ample space. Perhaps the addition of covered bleachers can give more comfort to the spectators. Systematic parking lots should also be made freely available.
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[VIDEO]: Marcos eyes Maharlika fund ‘soft launch’ at WEF in Switzerland
Sovereign Wealth Fund Soft Launch
President Ferdinand R. Marcos himself wants the spotlight on the proposed sovereign wealth fund in Switzerland during his state visit. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Carlos Sorreta said that The WEF is a great venue to do a sort of soft launch for our sovereign wealth fund. The prominence of the forum itself and the attendance of global and business leaders is vital.
World Economic Forum
President Marcos plans to do a “soft launch” his administration’s proposed Maharlika Investment Fund during his five-day visit to snowy Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum (WEF). He flies out of Manila on January 15 and returns on the 20th. They will hear directly from the President the fundamentals of the country’s proposed sovereign wealth fund.
The Maharlika Investment Fund is a sovereign wealth fund that will source its seed capital from state-owned banks. This will be used to invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects or the power sector. The chairmanship of the fund has also been switched from the President himself to the finance secretary.
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[VIDEO]: Congressman Mark Cojuangco explains his passion in operating the Bataan nuclear power plant
Clean Energy for Electricity
In a privilege speech, House Special Committee on Nuclear Energy Chairperson Rep. Mark Cojuangco (2nd District, Pangasinan) strongly called for the reopening of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). This is amid the global energy crisis. Electricity rates are just surging high. The lawmaker’s passion could really move mountains.
18 Meters Above Sea Level
The Philippines may be far from experiencing the Fukushima incident because the Bataan nuclear power plant was built 18 meters above sea level. This is contrary to Japan’s 3 meters. People can benefit from cheaper electricity without the fear of such accidents. An American expert engineer testified that the plant was built even better than when America started using them.
Ready to Generate
Cojuangco noted that Congress could also push to provide free or cheaper electricity to areas with nuclear power plants to promote their operations, offering reliable energy to Filipinos at a reasonable cost. He invited his fellow lawmakers to look into what the California State legislature did for their people.
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[VIDEO]: The reason of the President’s visit to China
Investments, not Loans
Malacañang said that the investment promises of Chinese businessmen included $1.72 billion for agribusiness, $13.76 billion for renewable energy, and $7.32 billion for strategic monitoring (electric vehicle, mineral processing. No loans were discussed contrary to some accusations. Neither selling the rights over the West Philippines Sea.
Possible Infrastructure Loans
The Philippines and China will sign agreements and loans that would boost the Marcos administration’s “Build Better More” infrastructure program. However, this does not happen yet. If pursued this is also another form of investment because such projects are sustainable.
However, gold certificates issued to China also flooded social media. They showed that the country has some gold deposits in the neighboring country. This may coincide with the late Ferdinand E. Marcos’ stories of wealth. But the government has yet to explain it.
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[VIDEO]: Meralco negotiates with Solar PH
Electricity Price Hike Anew
The increase in the generation charge and the completion of the refund resulted in higher electricity bills for Meralco subscribers this January 2023. 125 to 300 Pesos can be added to households consuming 200 to 500 kilowatts.
Renewable Energy Deal
Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has decided to pursue a “negotiated deal” with Solar Philippine Batangas Baseload Corporation (SPBBC). This is on its targeted procurement of a 200-megawatt baseload capacity. The electricity will be generated purely from renewable energy (RE) resources.
The utility firm emphasized that the planned RE supply contracting from the Solar Philippines’ subsidiary company “will provide the capacity using solar and battery in compliance with Meralco’s renewable portfolio standards (RPS) requirement.
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[VIDEO]: PH gov’t raises $3-B from dollar bond sale
Debt Offering for a Lower Interest Rate
Investors swamped the Marcos administration’s second overseas $3-billion bond sale. This allows the government to borrow at much lower interest rates, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. This new debt offering was the second under the Marcos administration. Basically after his maiden $2 billion commercial borrowing in October 2022.
Strong Vote of Confidence
Diokno said Manila upsized its bond offering from only $2 billion due to strong investor interest with demand peaking at around $28.2 billion for tranches 5.5-years, 10.5-years, and 25 years. Diokno added that the robust demand for the country’s first international bond debt offering in 2023 represents a strong vote of confidence by foreign investors.
In 2023, the Marcos administration plans to borrow P2.207 trillion from domestic and foreign creditors. This is slightly lower compared with the P2.212 trillion revised program for last year. Most of the government’s financing for this year would come from local sources, accounting for 75 percent of the total. Domestic debt amounted to P9.43 trillion, P72.73 billion or 0.78 percent higher compared to the end-October 2022 level. Meanwhile, external debt amounted to P4.22 trillion, P69.58 billion or 1.62 percent lower than the end-October 2022 level due to the P106.98 billion impact of local currency appreciation and P13.38 billion net repayment.
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[VIDEO]: The end according to Daniel 2.
The Prophecy on Daniel 2: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
The ancient prophecy was revealed in a dream of a great statue with a head of gold, arms and chest of silver, belly, and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet of mingled iron and clay. A great stone, not cut by human hands, fell on the feet of the statue and destroyed it, and the rock became a mountain that filled the whole world.
This prophecy confirms Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2: Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar that the image represented four great kingdoms that would arise in succession to dominate the world. He told the king: “You are this head of gold”—meaning that the Babylonian Empire was the first of these four great empires (verse 38). “But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron … [and] will break in pieces and crush all the others” (verses 39-40). The last kingdom would “be divided” (verse 41), which is represented by the two legs. This empire, which was predicted to be “strong as iron,” would conquer all before it.
The Kingdom of God
Eventually, this empire is predicted to be represented by 10 concurrent kingdoms (the 10 toes), which will endure only for a short time (iron and clay do not form a strong bond). At that time Christ will return to crush this empire, along with all other nations that fight against Him, and set up the Kingdom of God, which shall never be destroyed (Zechariah 14:2-3; Revelation 11:15). The stone that smashes the image into little pieces is the future Kingdom of God, over which Jesus Christ will be the King.
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