By Bernie Lopez email@example.com Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification. Disclaimer – the views in this article are those of the author’s alone.
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*********************************************** THE PHILIPPINES AS A GLOBAL PILGRIM CENTER
When the earthquake struck in Cebu-Bohol, destroying many churches, Pope Francis dispatched the original statue of Our Lady Fatima in Portugal to the Philippines. His intent was to tell Filipinos in their disaster-prone land to turn to Our Lady in order to dispel or seek sanctuary against future disasters. The Philippines is special in the Pope’s heart because it is the only Christian nation in Asia, a potential center for the Church to radiate itself outward in the region. It was predicted in Medjugorje that the Philippines was to be a global center for Christians. The idea of a global pilgrim center in storm-ravaged Tacloban is hinted by an Inquirer article, “Pope Francis and the ‘Borongan Miracle’”
***************************** FATIMA MESSAGE MUTILATED
there are no three days of darkness no blessed candles in the third secret of fatima
The rise of anti-Marians began during Martin Luther’s Reformation against the dark days of the Church in the Middle Ages. Today, this is manifested by the people intent in mutilating the messages of the Third Secret of Fatima. From 1917, the messages of Our Lady of Fatima were attacked from the outside by governments and religious groups, and from the inside by archbishops and cardinals. The children visionaries were threatened to be boiled in oil, but they would rather die than disobey the Virgin’s order not to reveal the secrets yet. The message of Fatima has endured the onslaughts of almost a century, from 1917 to 2014 today. Its simple message prevails, the same message throughout the Old Testament – return to the Lord. Today, the attacks come from cyberspace. The Third Secret of Fatima has been diluted and mutilated by subtle inserts that mislead and distract us. These false messages pop up on the Internet regularly and constantly. Authors of inserts do not put their names, misleading readers to think they are part of the message. One such subtle insert is “the three days of darkness.” There are no three days of darkness in the original Fatima message. The mutilated version talks about the need for us to procure blessed candles, which are the only ones that can give light during the three days of darkness. There is no such item in the original message. These are external rituals meant by the devil to distract us from the true message, so simple and clear – a return to the Lord through prayer, sacrifices, and good works. The devil is shrewd and subtle. He is the wolf guised in sheep’s clothing, making us shift from prayer to a preoccupation over candles as the way to be saved. Very few can see through this subtle devil’s ploy. Remember – internal, the heart, is essential, and external, the ritual, is peripheral. There are other glaring inserts – the need for an altar with a crucifix, the use of holy water that should be sprinkled on windows and doors. Again, external rituals meant to distract us from internal prayer. Another insert gives a warning that “God’s punishment is holy and once it has started, you should not look outside, under any circumstance.” This is meant to scare to follow ‘rules’ strictly or else. So you focus on rules and not on prayers. “All the evil spirits will be mingling around, free to do harm.” An insert gives preposterous quantitative data – 10 minutes before midnight, a great earthquake will shake the earth for 8 hours, that will move the earth 23 degrees.” The inserts now shift to prophecy. “A man in a very important position will be assassinated and this will provoke the war. A powerful army will dominate all through Europe and the nuclear war will commence.” Even if this scenario may later happen, it is not part of the message. If it does not happen, it can discredit the Fatima message. There is one truth that is fulfilled by the Third Secret prophecies – if Russia is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, an era of global peace will ensue. As soon as Saint John Paul II, with an array of cardinals and bishops, consecrated Russia, Gorbachev visited him, and consequently instituted détente, a unilateral act of goodwill towards the West. Gorbachev opened up churches in Russia, which had been closed for decades since the rise of Communism. There were succeeding events toward world peace – the dissipation of the Cuban crisis, the end of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Russian empire leading to the end of the Cold War. Vatican scholars attribute these events toward global peace to ”Marian interventions.” as promised in the Third Secret. Today, we enter a new phase of intensifying global conflicts and disasters, energy wars, tsunamis, pandemics, deadlier weapons of mass destruction such as weather manipulators. During a trance of a Paulinian Sister in the home of a visionary in Manila, in a deep voice not her own, she said, “I can no longer hold back the hand of my Son. Pray, pray, pray.” This is indeed is a scary message. The essence of the Third Secret is to bring us closer to Jesus through Our Lady of Fatima and to tell us the urgency of prayers to atone for global sins, which can pre-empt disasters. God can cancel an intended disaster if we return to Him. Our Lady of Fatima beckons us to return to the Lord as the only way to appease His wrath. This is the same message of prophets throughout the entire Old Testament. Our Lady is the prophet of the New Testament. You can read the entire mutilated version of the Fatima message by clicking – http://www.sisterraquel.com/2013/08/eastwind-journals-73. You can read the original Third Secret in the Vatican website – the manuscript handwritten by Lucia in Portuguese, in English translations and with Vatican annotations, by clicking – http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html. *********************** a great sign appeared in the sky a woman clothed with the sun the moon beneath her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars she was with Child, wailing in birth pains another sign appeared in the sky a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth to devour her Child she gave birth to a Son destined to rule all nations in utter rage the serpent waged war against the rest of her offsprings those bearing witness to the Son born of her womb revelation 11:1-6, 14-17
By Bernie Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification. Disclaimer – the views in this article are those of the author’s alone.
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BREAKING NEWS– Save the Coconut Movement Resolution on Coco Chemical http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/08/save-the-coco ******************** PCA-LEADS COCO-CHEM CONTRACT ILLEGAL Why Pangilinan Cannot Reverse it
Green lawyers and advocates are saying that the contract of the PCA and LEADS Agricultural Products, Inc. for the multi-million dollar purchase of the deadly neonicotinoid Starkle to contain the ongoing coconut infestation is illegal, according to RA 6969, and a host of other environmental laws and RAs. This is in spite of the questionable license granted by the FPA. PCA has to prove it is not harmful to humans and the environment, which was never proven by the FPA in its records on the application of Starkle. They went through the motion of evaluating it, and presenting scientific evidence, which are contrary to international findings. FPA routinely approves toxic chemicals banned abroad in behalf of multinationals, like Starkle, a product of Mitsui Chemicals of Japan. Filipinos are under the thumb of powerful multinationals who partner with corrupt government agencies, endangering the lives of the general public. The heavens cry out for vengeance for this kind of greed, which is the core issue.
Presidential Assistant for the Coconut Industry Kiko Pangilinan is helpless to reverse the illegal contract because, first, the money has already been released through his signature into the hands of the chemical syndicate, hence administratively irreversible; second, it is extremely embarrassing for him (politically not expedient) to reverse a previous decision, implying he acts on a knee-jerk basis without proper research data.
As soon as Pangilinan came on board, chemical syndicate elements immediately cornered him, and made him panic by reporting a false emergency situation. He took the bait to go chemical. When he had a meeting arranged by Gina Lopez, he was shocked to find out there were successful organic solutions he was not informed about by PCA. He regretted going chemical but it was too late. The budget approval had been signed.
Only the courts can reverse the illegal act. If Starkle destroys our Coconut Industry which earns $2 billion a year (that’s dollars), supporting 25 million marginals, whom should we blame but ourselves for permitting government officials to do this to us? See links to other articles on coconut issue below. email@example.com *********************** SERENO VS SOLONS Accusing the Accuser
It is a sad case of bad Filipino culture that one thinks proving the guilt of the accuser removes one’s guilt. The goal is to distract one from his sins by showing the sin of the other. The move of rogue solons to compel Sereno to appear in their turf and put her on ‘trial’ for being moral enough to vote for the DAP as unconstitutional, and compelling her to be cross-examined and possibly humiliated, is a ‘victory’. How pathetically infantile!! First, I don’t think they can humiliate Sereno. She stands as the hero to everyone and the rogue solons are the anti-hero. This is not a PR strategy but PR suicide.
In the same way, whistle blowers are put on trial for their heroic exposes, such as Jun Lozada (NBN-ZTE), BenHur Luy (PDAF), Edward Snowden (NSA), Romulo Neri (Southrail). Corona is the classic case. He maybe laughing now that Enrile, who is instrumental in charges against him, is in jail. This does not prove in anyway that he is not guilty ANYMORE, and he does not deserve to be impeached. His guilt remains even as he laughs. When will get over this rogue mentality that the sins of the accuser erases the sins of the accused. Our sense of morality is perverted. firstname.lastname@example.org
Other articles on the coconut issue (from earliest to latest) 1. The Coconut Crisis http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/06/massive-infestation 2. The PCA-SAGIP-UPLB Syndicate http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/06/pca-uplb 3. Replies to PCA-SAGIP Statements http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/pcas-reply 4. Did PCA-SAGIP receive allowances from chemical firm? http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/accupressure 5. 100k San Pablo Coco Trees Chemicalized by PCA-SAGIP http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/pca-sagip-chem 6. ‘UPLB Mafia’ behind Coco-Chem? http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/uplb-mafia 7. What is neonicotinoid, dangers of a mysterious chemical http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/neonicotinoid 8. Abolish Task Force Sagip Movement http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/08/pope-defrocks 9A. Save the Coconut Movement Resolution http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/08/save-the-coco 9B. Neocotinoid Research Bibliography http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/bibliography 10. THIS ARTICLE PCA Chemical Contract Illegal Why Pangilinan Cannot Reverse it
***************** if you hold a hammer you look at people as if they were nails if you look for funds you look at funders as if they were dollar bills
******************** hope for the flowers lies in the butterfly hope for the sailboat lies in the wind hope for the sick lies in the Healer
***************** A TRUE STORY elizabeth contracted bread cancer two weeks after she discovered that after two decades and five children her husband was cheating on her her close friends believed that the hatred for the husband caused the cancer she could never forgive him when her cancer reached stage five when her breasts smelled and hardened like stone she finally forgave him and in the blink of an eye her cancer vanished the Lord fogave her as she forgave her husband forgiveness heals hatred consumes the Lord is merciful to those with mercy
Stories of terminal cancer healings http://www.sisterraquel.com/2008/09/archive07-e-books-and-healing-stories/
R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS Executive Order No. 169 (E. O. 169) was issued on June 5, 2014 “ESTABLISHING EMERGENCY MEASURES TO CONTROL AND MANAGE THE SPREAD AND DAMAGE OF ASPIDIOTUS RIGIDUS (Coconut Scale Insect, Cocolisap, or CSI) IN THE PHILIPPINES AND DESIGNATING THE PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSE;”
WHEREAS one of the emergency measures mandated by the Philippine Coconut Authority for the implementation of E. O. 169 is the injection of the neonicotinoid Dinotefuran, sold under the Starkle brand name, into the trunks of affected coconut trees;
WHEREAS the recent Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning involving the review of more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific studies concludes that:
“There is a growing body of evidence that these effects pose risks to ecosystem functioning, resilience, and the services and functions provided by terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Such services and functions can be provisioning, regulating, cultural or supporting, and include amongst others: soil formation, soil quality, nutrient cycling, waste treatment and remediation, pollination, food web support, water purification, pest and disease regulation, seed dispersal, herbivory and weed control, food provision (including fish), aesthetics and recreation;”
WHEREAS one in three of the foods we eat depend on pollinators, especially honeybees, which have experienced population drops of 30% or higher in the last decade in the U.S., Europe, and the Philippines;
WHEREAS the Emergency Use Permit recently issued to Leads Agricultural Corp. for Starkle by the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) stipulates that fruits of trees injected with neonicotinoid will be for copra use only and are not fit for human consumption as coco juice, coco meat, etc.;
WHEREAS there is no way to determine if each and every coconut sold in the market for human consumption comes from trees treated with the neonicotinoid Starkle and may therefore be toxic;
WHEREAS on “Friday, June 20, U. S. President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that recognizes the severe losses in the populations of the nation’s pollinators, including honey bees, wild bees, monarch butterflies and others. In accordance with these losses and acknowledging the importance pollinators have to the agricultural economy, the memorandum directs federal agencies to establish a Pollinator Health Task Force, to be chaired by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), develop a pollinator health strategy within 180 days, and support and create pollinator habitat. This federal strategy will include a pollinator research action plan, with a focus on preventing and recovering from pollinator losses, including studying how various stressors, like pesticides, pathogens and management practices contribute to pollinator losses;”
WHEREAS the Netherlands Parliament recently passed a resolution banning the use of neonicotinoids in their country;
WHEREAS neonicotinoids are banned or restricted in many countries in Europe;
WHEREAS National Wildlife Refuge System chief James Kurth has directed the agency to stop using GMO crops and neonicontinoids on refuge farms by January 2016;
WHEREAS neonicotinoids are 10,000 times more toxic than DDT, a pesticide that has been banned in the US since 1972;
WHEREAS by virtue of Republic Act 6969 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is mandated to “require chemical substances and mixtures which are presently being manufactured or processed to be tested if there is reason to believe that they pose unreasonable risk or injury to health and the environment”; WHEREAS the Philippine coconut industry contributes a total of 2 billion dollar exports to the economy annually, composed of desiccated and other coconut products for industrial application and directly and/or indirectly employs and/or provide livelihood to some 25 million Filipinos. Directly affected include the many street vendors who sell buko juice, buko pie, and other food preparations that use coconut (gata, ginataan, etc.) and households preparing and selling coco-based products.
WHEREAS the Natural Health Products Industry (NHPI), the ascendant sector of the coconut industry exporting Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Juice, and other products are top Investment Priorities of the Board of Investments (BOI), and there is the very distinct possibility that their markets will implode should an instance of poisoning occur that can be linked to the use of neonicotinoids on coconut trees;
WHEREAS a similar case happened to the booming Filipino-developed product, Nata de Coco, when in the 1990′s samples were found to contain Formaldehyde, resulting in the imports of Nata de Coco shifting from the Philippines to Thailand;
WHEREAS there are other available non-toxic organic and natural remedies to the Coconut Scale Insect including biocontrol, bioremediation, and natural/organic pesticides;
WHEREAS a study conducted by Mario Navasero, Marcela Navasero, Pablito Gonzales, and Bonifacio Cayabyab, UPLB Crop Protection scientists, found that more than 80% of CSI have been parasitized by the parasitoid Comperiella unifasciata Ishii (Encyrtidae, Hymenoptera) and the coconut plants are already in various stage of recovery ( 7-12 leaves, 1-2 new flowers) and in a recent rapid appraisal study conducted by Dr. Ted Mendoza, a UPLB Crop Scientist, in the CALABARZON Region, found that the parasitoids were already present in the coconut leaves examined under a microscope by Marcela Navasero;
WHEREAS many Environmental Biotechnologists, such as Felicitos Palis, Jose Riga, Rainier Villanueva, Candida Adalla, Teresita Espino, Gonzalo Catan, Bong Yambao, and many others, have developed organic remedies for the CSI, some of which were successfully tested and documented in PCA-led pilots;
WHEREAS there is an additional threat to all secondary agricultural sectors, including inter-crops, directly affected with the proposed use of neonicotinoids and its consequences to the natural pollinators such as bees, beneficial insects, and fish, etc.;
WHEREAS the negative implication of a wrong hasty decision will seriously impact the future of the country which relies on coconuts as a primary industry;
WHEREAS Section 26 of the Organic Agriculture of 2010 (R.A 10068) states that “Any person who willfully and deliberately: (a) obstructs the development of propagation of organic agriculture, or the manufacture, production, sale or use of organic agricultural inputs” shall be penalized;
WHEREAS the life of the CSI is around 46 days while the PCA claims that after 51 days Starkle will lose its toxicity, and therefore the offspring of the CSI will have been exposed to it for at least 11 days, which will cause this second generation of CSI to develop resistance to Starkle, thereby producing superbugs which will need even more toxic chemicals to control them in the future;
WHEREAS because of its physiology, the CSI cannot tolerate excessive moisture, and therefore scientists and entomologists are of the opinion that the recent Typhoon Glenda that hit CALABARZON may have drastically reduced the CSI population in the Region, and neonicotinoid trunk injections may no longer be necessary;
IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. Neonicotinoid use on coconut trees be immediately stopped as they are a threat to biodiversity and ecological system functions (such as plant pollination), human health and wellness, and the economy in general, and be replaced by organic and natural remedies, and with the recent typhoon that struck CALABARZON, the current situation may no longer be critical;
2. Neonicotinoids be banned from use in the country;
3. A total ban on the use of chemical pesticides be imposed in the affected areas to enable the predators of the coconut scale insects to thrive;
4. The PCA fund studies to identify and develop benign natural and organic solutions to the pests and diseases that our coconut trees are susceptible to, including the mass propagation of parasitoids and microorganisms to counter these pests and diseases in accordance with RA 10068;
5. The PCA facilitate the Emergency Use Permits for such natural and organic solutions to coconut pests and diseases with the FPA in accordance with RA 10068;
6. The PCA fund the rehabilitation of coconut farms that have been affected by the CSI infestation;
7. While neonicotinoids are still being used, the PCA, or its agents, must fully explain the risks neonicotinoids pose to the environment, the ecosystem, and biodiversity to the coconut farmers and have them agree to this in writing before any trunk injections are done.
AUGUST 9, 2014 SAVE THE COCONUT MOVEMENT PHILIPPINES