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God Loves Us Regardless of Religion


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By: Elena Grace Flores

There are many recounts published about near death experience by people with different religious background. However, although circumstances differ, there are common denominators. Seeing your body at a distance, the presence of light, a voice, the feeling or experience of heaven or hell and that God loves us. Watch this very credible video:

Heaven & Hell. Atheist professor in Hell! Meets Jesus (Near Death Experience)


Posted at Youtube by: maksimonus


I know for sure that it’s the pureness of the heart and faith within that matter in our journey here on earth before we cross over towards eternity or nothingness – because me too had near death experience that made me what I am today. Believing in someone with great power who loves me regardless of my weaknesses and who inspires me to do His will in whatever I do. Real happiness is evident in this kind of way of life, for here and beyond!

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Death Comes Like a Thief in the Night: Cory Monteith



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By: Elena Grace Flores

English: Cory Monteith at the GLAAD Awards on ...
English: Cory Monteith at the GLAAD Awards on April 17, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most of us are worried about how to grow old gracefully or already planning for retirement age very early in life – to be able to live comfortably when golden years come. There are many instances however that we will not reach that age. The key is to be ready spiritually and trust in our faith that we will be led into a better state of being regardless of religion. It’s heartbreaking watching this young and promising actor: Cory Monteith go without warning. Read this sad news:

Cory Monteith’s autopsy results expected in several days

By: Bang

The ‘Glee’ star was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday (13.07.13) aged 31, and while his autopsy got underway earlier today (15.07.13), the British Columbia Coroner’s office says they will ”definitely” not have the final toxicology results in by today. http://entertainment.ph.msn.com/celebrity/cory-monteiths-autopsy-results-expected-in-several-days



We used to watch that handsome face on TV before – now, we just can’t anymore. Glee’s viewers were devastated – how much more his family members and loved ones. We are deeply sorry for this incident – but we have to accept that we all live and die. We just don’t know when! Rest in peace, Cory Monteith.

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How to Know if we are Governed by a Good Leader?

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By: Elena Grace Flores


Filipino WWII Veterans Memorial Dedication

In a democratic country, politicians who won elections for top government posts are rated based on their popularity. Is that an assurance that they will perform to the highest of their ability for the welfare of their people and community as a whole? Not really – but there are some simple points that can be good measures in finding out if we have a good leader and efficient team of officials. Here are the top ten basic proofs of a well-governed community:  


    1. Adequate water supply
    2. Uninterrupted power supply
    3. Daily waste management movement and collection are imposed
    4. Cleanliness is a priority
    5. Peace and order situation is under control
    6. Contingency plans for calamities are in place
    7. Government services are quick and friendly
    8. Senior citizens and disabled persons are given importance
    9. The roads and public facilities are well-maintained
    10. Opportunities to earn or means of livelihood are supported
    11.  


      Discipline, unity and being proud of where we reside will naturally come out if our trusted leaders are doing their part. So, next time you wonder if your taxes are put to good use by the people whom your community voted for – just run through a quick assessment on their performance in these 10 aspects of good government. Very fundamental this may seem but mind you, you can even apply this list nationwide in a general scale – to see if you have a good president!


       

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Filipino Reputation Abroad 2013



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By: Elena Grace Flores

photograph of students from Lamitan City
photograph of students from Lamitan City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Filipinos are always noted to be good singers, speak better English than other Asians, hard working, hospitable, family oriented and happy – but how are they perceived as tourists of other countries? This article may not be true to all but I find this as an honest opinion of someone who knew or observed Filipinos well. This can also be taken as negative criticism but if we want to improve as a race, we better pay attention to these kinds of comments:

Why Filipino tourists are most likely to get bad reputations abroad

By: FallenAngel

Traveling for leisure is indeed a luxury, but to me it is an investment that is just as valuable or perhaps even more than the latest hi-tech gadgets or the latest line of designer clothes available. While gadgets and clothes are subject to trends such as obsolescence and the changing of consumer preferences and trends, I believe travel is not. Travel has been an enriching experience, as it gives me perspective and insight into other cultures and patterns of thinking different from my own, and it allows me to experience things I would never have seen staying here. http://getrealphilippines.com/blog/2013/04/why-pinoy-tourists-are-most-likely-to-get-bad-reputations-abroad/

There’s a lot of rooms for improvement as far as the nature of Filipino tourists are concerned but we can’t also deny that other nationalities also share some of these negative behaviors. Nevertheless, before we can raise the approval rating of Philippines as a country, we should work on our individual actions first to at least contribute in our own special way! Media and Promotional Campaigns by the government can only work if the things being promised in the advertisements are genuinely experienced by the viewers including its own citizens. Let’s take this as a chance to better ourselves at home before we spread our wings to other territories.


 

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Please Help Stop Vote Buying



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By: Elena Grace Flores

Provinces and regions of the Philippines
Provinces and regions of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s election day again in the Philippines on May 13, 2013 and as a witness of previous vote buying incidents in some provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao, I really don’t think if the people involved really understand what disaster they’re putting their country into. I am sharing this video hoping that this will better explain the consequences of vote buying:

Resist Corruption, Resist Vote Buying


Posted at Youtube by: anfrel

Vote buying has now become an old-time tradition in the Philippines and the following reasons are the common justifications of the affected voters why they end up selling their votes:

 

  • All competing candidates are doing it anyway
  • Money is scarce and 500 to 1000 pesos is not that bad – time to earn some easy money
  • Even if I vote for the candidates that I think would do a better job, they won’t win anyway because I’m just a minority
  • I just get the money but I don’t vote for them

There are many more reasons you can’t think of if you are only after the money – but if you have the wisdom to think about the future, you will be wiser in casting your votes – and this will be the key for a better life in the near future.

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