November 2012


eastwind journals29 Nov 2012 06:53 pm

eastwind journals #48 – PHILEX countdown to disaster phase 2

eastwind journals #48
 
this article reflects the views of the author
and not of the organizations he is belongs to
 
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PHILEX’S DESPERATE RESPONSES
A Dialogue with Government and Non-Government
 
By Bernie Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Presentor for the NGO community
Advanced e-copy, eastwind journals column
Opinyon Magazine, November 19, 2012

 

One would wonder why Philex came full force to the dialogue with the government and non-government sectors. They were about 15 in all, close to a quarter of the entire assembly, with its President, Vice President, a team of lawyers and engineers gracing the affair. Curiously, the lawyers argued on technical points more than the engineers. Curiously, the only media covering the affair were ABC5 and Radio5. Manny Pangilinan controls both ABC5, Radio5, and Philex.

 

The affair was a caucus last November 13, 2012 of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Environment, one of four TWGs of the MinIng Industry Coordinating Council (MICC). It was on the behest of environment advocate Gina Lopez. Presidential environment adviser Neric Acosta, who presided over the meeting, said the results of the dialogue would be “in aid of legislation” on mining policy.

 

As the first presentor, I cited an independent study by Dr. Arturo Boquiren (Dossier on Philex Mining, May 2009) commissioned by Linis Gobyerno and Alyansa Tigil Mina. Although it antedated the disaster, the study had premonitions of the future fiasco. The designed life span of dam no. 3, which dumped massive amounts of tailings, is 20 years, from 1992 to 2011. The dam spill is the largest in Philippine history. The dam should have been decommissioned in 2011, but Philex kept using it beyond originally designed capacity. They said the MGB approved the ECC for the continued use. MGB, was conveniently absent. Six months after its designed life, in August 2012, the disaster occurred.

 

Philex said the dam did not collapse, it simply leaked. That was the first desperate attempt to cover up the immense volume of tailings released, by calling it a ‘leak’. Sure, the dam did not collapse, but the huge 20-odd-meter-diameter pipe at the bottom collapsed from sheer weight. Philex’s heavy equipment were used to desperately try to plug the hole, but went entirely through the pipe into the river. One cannot call that a ‘leak’. The estimated volume was a staggering 20 mmt, ten times that of Marcopper of 2.3 mmt, according to Gina Lopez.

 

Boquiren reported that the volume of tailings in 2007 was 9.07 mmt, and dramatically increased in 2009 to 127.23 mmt. Since the dam’s capacity was 142 mmt, there was only a measly 14.77 mmt capacity left. Philex should have started planning dam no. 4 as dam no. 3 was almost full. They did not. Why? Where they scrimping on funds? Was it a case of mismanagement? Were their structural engineers overconfident nothing would happen? Did they think they could get away with dumping beyond capacity just because MGB approved it? See diagram below. –
 

We can approximate the volume of tailings at the time of the collapse by computing for the average volume per year, namely, the difference between the 2009 and 2007 volumes, divide by three years, equals 39.39 mmt per year. We multiply this average by three years (2009 to 2012) to get the volume at the time of collapse, and add it to the 2007 volume, namely 245.39 mmt. The excess is a shocking 102.37 mmt, almost half of the designed capacity of 142 mmt.

 

Philex kept raising the walls to increase capacity, approved by MGB of course, not realizing that the weight on the underground pipe was exceeding its strength. Boquiren reports, “According to the company, the dam embankment of tailing pond 3 is CONTINUOUSLY being built-up“ to maintain a 5-meter freeboard. I wonder if MGB directors at that time knew why their structural engineers approved this. Did engineers of Philex and MGB concur and were in collution? Where the management of both Philex and MGB aware of this? Philex gave its second desperate response, claiming it was force majeure. There were heavy rains but no storm. It is ridiculous to blame nature for the blunders of men. An environmentalist says, “I can’t believe Philex is crying the spill is an Act of God. Please lang – the poster boy for responsible mining is not responsible after all.”

 

My presentation of the results of the fact finding of nine NGOs led by the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) on Oct. 26 to 28 was shot down by Philex. They said if this was preliminary, and presented by a third party, it is better we wait for the final report. Acosta agreed. The group decided to have a second dialogue for the CPA-led fact finding final report when it is done. CPA has agreed. Their fact finding team included scientists who took water and soil samplings.

 

The CBCP-NASSA presentation was comprehensive but time was running out. It cited toxic reagents and heavy metals in the tailings dumped into the rivers. Philex’s third desperate response was that the toxins were left in the pond precisely to be bio-degraded and would be safe for release later. CBCP argued that the deadly reagent SIDX was not biodegradable, and so were the heavy metals such as arsenic, cyanide, mercury, etc.

 

The fourth desperate response of Philex was their claim that the spilt tailings were completely non-toxic, which could not be reconciled with the many reports of skin diseases, LBM, vomiting, even a dead carabao immediately after the collapse. This will be ascertained by the soil and water sampling and field interviews of the CPA-led fact finding team, similar to the data CBCP-NASSA failed to present for lack of time.

 

Philex is considering to extend dam no. 3 to year 2020, raising its wall further. This may cause another collapse, because the projected volume from 2012 to 2020 or 9 years times 39.39 mmt per year is a whopping 360 mmt minus 20mmt spilled equals 340 mmt. MGB must not approve another opportunity for disaster. Philex perhaps feels that, now that the dam is empty, it can be filled up again. So we await the next dialogue, where the CPA-led fact finding will present its findings.

 

Residents in the disaster area prefer if Philex stops mining altogether. Why give them another chance to make a second mistake when the first has not been given full retribution, the largest spill in our history, a gargantuan job that may take a decade, if not forever? I agree. Close Philex in Padcal permanently.
 
This article is being sent to government – President Aquino, TWG members – presidential  advisers Neric Acosta and Bebet Gozun, DENR, DILG, PMS, DTI, DOT, DOST, DAR, DA, DOE, CCC,  NEDA, LPP, PCSD, PLLO; non-members DBM, NICA, NCIP, CHR, MGB;  private sector – MVP-Philex; ngo-Church-academe  Misereor, CBCP-NASSA, AMRSP, CCCP, CPA-led consortium, Ateneo de Davao and de Manila, local and international green ngos; selected media outlets;  global public  – 8,000 mine-watchers here and abroad. amdg
 
 
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prayer request bulletin20 Nov 2012 06:58 pm

prayer request bulletin #91 – november 21 2012

PRAYER REQUEST BULLETIN #91
November 21, 2012
 
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IF YOU ARE REQUESTING FOR PRAYERS, YOU ARE ALSO REQUESTED TO PRAY FOR OTHERS IN THIS BULLETIN. IF YOU HAVE NO TIME, JUST READ A FEW REQUESTS, THEN SAY A HAIL MARY, THEN SAY ‘JESUS MARY JOSEPH PLEASE HEAL ALL REQUESTING PRAYERS IN THIS BULLETIN’. YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE EFFECTIVE. OUR PRAYER WARRIORS PRAY FOR EACH REQUEST. THAT IS OUR MISSION. JOIN THE PRAYER WARRIORS BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com
 
WE ARE GATHERED IN JESUS’ NAME IN THE INTERNET. HE IS IN OUR MIDST, ON OUR KEYBOARDS, IN OUR HEARTS AT THIS VERY MOMENT. TOGETHER, WE ARE HIS GLOBAL PRAYER ARMY. WE ADORE YOU, O JESUS, AND WE LOVE YOU, FOR YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD. LET US PRAY.

 

PRAYER FOR HEALING
I surrender myself to you totally, Lord. Whatever is Your will I accept. I offer myself to You for healing. You said, ask and it shall be given to you. I am asking and praying hard right now, Lord, with all my heart and with all my soul. Heal me if it is Your will, as I prostrate myself here before You. Through the intercession of our Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo Amen.
 
PRAYER AGAINST DISASTER –
Print this out, put in your wallet and say this prayer everyday.
We have seen Your hand, O Lord, manifested in floods, typhoons, forest fires, epidemics, and earthquakes. We realize that these are, like in the Old Testament stories of Noah’s Ark or Sodom and Gomorrah, related to our sins. We ask for Your mercy and forgiveness, Lord, for our sins and the sins of the whole world. We consecrate ourselves to Your Sacred Heart through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joseph, and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo. Amen. (Say 5 Hail Mary’s and do a good deed everyday, such as kindness to people you do not like in your office, or time for others even though you are busy. Offer this and all your pains and problems as atonement for sins, that can prevent and pre-empt disasters.
 
SAY A HEALING PRAYER VIA YOUTUBE –
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Dear sr,Raquel and prayer warriors,
Please help me pray for me to get totally healed. I am suffering from spine disorder due to degenerative disc decease since 2008. I lost my job abroad since 2009 because i cannot work efficiently anymore. I went to mother Ignacia healing center last Oct. 2010 and I thank God that I  feel much better after the healing.  I am from  Zambales, jobless married with 3 children…thank you and God bless. Truly Yours,
EDGARDO
 
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Dear Sr. Raquel, Bro. Bernie and to all my co prayer warriors,
I’m thankful to God for granting my fervent prayer request and to all of you who are praying for it. Praise the Lord, my bf  Thomas S. already returns to me in kind. He replied to my letter after a long days of silent and declared that He will meet up with me in Hongkong. I will ask again for your prayers for the success of our meeting in Hongkong tomorrow until Friday. May our love for each other will prevail and will grow stronger than ever in Jesus Name beyond any obstacle. I also ask prayer for perfect health and more blessing to Diana P so she can bless more to others. Healing and comfort for Betty B. Enlightenment and good discernment in life for Julie Anne G. True conversion of Jovy M. Blessing, perfect health and protection for my family, friends and relatives. Speed recovery for Asuncion G and Sheery Mae S.. Restoration of mind for Ellen J. Healing for al those who are suffering from terminal diseases around the whole world. And salvation for all souls departed, especially the souls of my parents Felix and Mamerta. Thank you and God bless… Your sister in Chirst,
Aldreen
 
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Dearest Sr. Raquel,
I would like to ask for your prayers of healing for my father Teresito F who is ill of cancer of the lungs. He’s been suffering from an on and off shortness of breath, last week he had pneumothorax and just recently with pneumonia. We now resides here in Vancouver Canada. A good friend of mine told me about your God’s gift of healing specially for cancer patient and healing can also be done thru on-line.
Same thing as what had happened with her sister who miraculously healed by you thru on-line. We are begging for your help of prayer and healing for our tatay, with the intercession of Our Mother Mary Amen!!!
Eloisa
 
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Update on Paul:
Paul is now getting his chemo treatments and seems to be handling things fairly well. He has some trouble in getting around from what I understand but he seems to be in great spirits for all he is going through.  Your prayers are still very much needed for himself and his family. I was asked to thank all of you that have held Paul and his family up in prayer. Its things like your prayers that really makes a difference to Paul and his family. Thank You from the bottom of our heart.
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Today is a very special day for me and my family. Three years ago today little Tommy was born. He was almost 3 months early, had a hole in his heart and also had many other problems that preemie’s usually have. I asked for prayer for Tommy on that day and many other days as well.  The doctors decided on giving him medications to try closing the hole in the heart.  After the medications failed they decided to operate on his heart to close the hole. I laid hands on Tommy and asked the Lord to heal him. Later that evening the doctor that was going to do the operation came to the hospital to check Tommy out personally before having him moved to the Dupont children’s hospital. When he listened to Tommy’s heart he couldn’t hear the sounds a heart makes that has a hole in it. He ordered tests to be run and found the hole was closed and no operation would be needed. Tommy’s weight was only two pound nine ounces when he was born. Tommy had to stay in the hospital until Christmas day before he finally was heavy enough and strong enough to come home.  That was a Christmas present we feel God blessed us with personally. I can’t think of anything in this world that could have made us happier then getting Tommy home for the first time. He is doing well and on the go just like any other child his age. Thank you Lord for this miracle and thank you to all of you prayer warriors for being there and crying out to God for our needs. We call Tommy our miracle baby. 
Tom O
 
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PRAYERS ARE TIMELESS AND ARE NEVER TOO LATE. IF YOU PRAY FOR A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION EVEN AFTER THE OPERATION, THE LORD ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS. HE KNOWS AHEAD OF TIME YOUR PRAYERS.
 
WE ARE SENDING THIS BULLETIN TO OTHER PRAYER GROUPS. THE MORE PEOPLE PRAY FOR MORE PEOPLE, THE MORE POWERFUL OUR CONSOLIDATED PRAYERS.
 
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Sister Raquel could you please pray for me – for my oldest Son Santino that he may receive God’s mercy and forgiveness and that he may turn back to God – For my twin boys that they would lose weight in a healthy manner – for my daughter MariaRose that she would be enlightened on what to do with her life and schooling.  For my husband that he would respect himself and myself and our marriage – For our finances and finally please for my health my corneas in my eyes and my asthma  Thank you Dear Sister and Prayer Warriors – Love
Grace
 
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Hi, Please Pray for me; i am in big problem please pray and break all evil thing done to me specially what has been given to eat or drink, evil sprits what has been sent to us, to be reomved in the name of Jesus   I trust Jesus will Do something today and remove all my problem break all my problems so that i will not have any from today…     Have a Nice Day ! with best regards
Gerard J 
 
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I ask prayer to Jesus Christ, St. Benedict Abbot, St. Michael Archangel, St. Cyprian Carthage, and All The Custodian Angels of Christ of Spiritual Warfare with the devil, for God solves all the severe working problems of Cristina Elizabet and his family and his people. I request prayer to Christ for Nestor (deceased) and Candido Ramon (deceased). Jesus Christ, I pray for all the unborn children, and for those unborn children, that want abort. I pray to Christ for all catholic prolife foundations. I ask prayer to Christ for Jorge who is unemployed.  And i ask prayer to Christ for all the people that i met by Internet. God bless it.
VICTOR
 
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There is a lot to pray for here, to hope for improvement.  Daughter Nikoya still needs healing from an unhealed since birth lesion on her lower left lip.  Probably that which needs to be Spiritually dissolved, to help Nikoya is from both of us parents, with our own respective issues, which need healing. Thanks,
JOHN F
 
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For baby Ameila Rose C who is dying of a rare disease that is uncurable  and myself Michelle B to stop smoking completely right away and end this habit once and for all!
ANGEL
 
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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” -Matthew 7:7. Inspired by this verse I humbly ask, seek and knock that God looks inside my heart and fill the emptiness. I also pray that together with my friends we will be able to land a good, well compensated, stable job as soon as possible. I pray also for the relationships that were destroyed by some people for their own satisfactions. Let them have a chance to save the relationship especially in the case of my friends John and Maria, Janelle and Mando. I believe that what God put together let no man separate. This I ask In Jesus Name with the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. AMen
MIONETTE
 
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Hi I just want u guys to pray for me for me an my new shop that we will go from here to a new lever an that God will always be with me an my family
NATTA
 
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Dear Sister Raquel and prayer warriors,
I pray for my family that we may receive a Financial Blessing, and Good Health. We have many bills, I am on disability, and my wife lost her job.  I pray that we are blessed with what we need to pay our debts. Our home suffered a lot of damage in storms last year, and our homeowners insurance is not paying for much, I pray things work out that we do get our money for repairs, and will be able to provide for my family. Amen. God Bless,
Robert J, PA, USA.
 
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PRAISE THE LORD, Dear friend in the Lord,
We thank you for the prayer requests you have sent us. We feel honoured to prayer for you and thank you for the trust you placed in our prayers. You can be assured that we here at Divine will be praying over your intentions. Romans 8:28 says, “All things work together for good for those whole love God, who are called according to His purpose.” Hold on to this promise of the Lord who will certainly not abandon us. We understand that this prayer request is dear to your heart and from today we hold it dear to our heart as well. This prayer request will be sent to our intercessory prayer tower and it will be prayed over. Be assured of our prayers  for you and your family. God bless, In Christ, (For DRC)
Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC
 
DEAR FR. MICHAEL, WE ARE SENDING YOU THIS ENTIRE BULLETIN OF MANY PRAYER REQUESTS. WE ALL PRAY TOGETHER AS ONE. BERNIE IN BEHALF OF SR RAQUEL.
 
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Hello, I need someone to pray that my relation with my daughter can be restored. She has not been talking to me for over 5 months. She will only text me when she needs money. I want the Lord to guide us. Amen.
FE
 
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Sister Raquel,
may you please include my mama Susana ST in your prayers. She was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 1 last year, and a part of her colon was already removed. she didnt go through any treatments as her liver is really weak – she has cirrhosis.  plus, i couldnt afford to pay for all her medical needs and there is no one else who can help me with this. but am very grateful for all generous people who helped us last year – they gave me money to help pay for the hospital bills and the medicines, plus a month of caregiver. then, there’s the problem of finances too.  i can only do so much since my salary isnt that much, and it is only me who provides for all our needs; i do have tutorials but i really couldnt take in so many students since there are some who need more of my attention.  I do have a brother but he cannot send us money since he himself is not employed regularly; his status is also problematic. please, please help me pray for my mama. thank you very much.
Lourdes
 
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sister, I’m suffering from Mitral Valve Proalapse.. can you send me a healing oil?? please.. I’m from Baguio City
GLENN
 
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Dear Sr. Raquel,
Please pray for me. The man I love lives several states away and I’ve been trying to find work near where he is so that we can finally be together in a normal relationship.
Please pray for my success and for our love to grow.  Thank you,
Joleen
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
Please pray for my daughter Cristine, who is currently undergoing hardships in her internship. She needs physical and emotional strength to be able to finish all her internship subjects this year. Please pray that she pass all of these with God’s help and guidance. Thank you and God bless!
TITA
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
Good Evening! I would like to request for a complete healing of a little boy named Dominique A, who was diagnose to have heart block. He is to undergo 2d echo this week and other series of laboratory to verify his true condition. I believe in great power to heal Dominique with his sickness. Not only him but also people who are in need of complete healing at this very moment. Those who are very sick, who lost hope, in great pain, being abused, lost friends, family, parents and relatives in tragedy. That their heart be healed with gladness, joy and hope that there a supreme being who is there to guide us. Bless and pray for claire t to pass her nursing board this coming december 16. Daniel a boy who has problem with walking that, he maybe totally be healed and can walk as a normal person can do. Pray for me also dear sister Raquel that I may be able to gain financially through my work thru commissions to pay off my debts so clear me legally. Please pray to touch the people I have hurt that they forgove me in all the things I have done to offend them. And that I may forgive also the people I have intentionally or unintentionally hurt.  Bless and pray for my family and to allow me to spend my coming holiday with my family.  Thank you very much for the above intentions. God Bless!  Sincerely yours,
Mary Rose A
 
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I humbly ask for prayers for my father, Sonny J, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease, he is only 64 years old. He has been very depressed and has been struggling with the effects of the disease. Please pray for him that the Lord would have mercy and grant him His blessings of healing and grace. Thank you for hearing my plea. God bless you all.
Paolo J
 
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Please pray for my daughter alexia who is currently admitted for dengue. She is our pure joy. Please pray for my husband that he may find a more secure job. And I pray to pass my boards and find a job hopefully abroad so I can ease all our financial woes. Please pray for my parents, my mother Elizabeth who has a breast cancer, my father who has a cardiac problem. Im praying for all the intentions here too. In Jesus name, we will find our answers. Thank you.
CHRISTINE
 
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Magandang araw po please pray for the soul of Fiona she’s 8 yo died last 17/oct dahil sa dengue paki sama na rin po mga magulang at malapit na kamaganak sa pag tanggap ng pagkawala nya. Praise God, maraming salamat po.
NESTOR
 
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Hello Sister Raquel
My aunt always telling me to send mails to u if i am sick. And this time i got the chance to mail you. I have psychological problem and i feel so far now from being a normal person. Since because Im a product of broken family. My Mom and Dad used to fight, and Dad sometimes Mom yelling at me. I have experienced beaten and burned cigarettes, and my past life was not good because i have had influenced by bad people. I tried drugs, alcohol, cigarettes… And all of these vices and memories during my childhood and young days are really affected my life now, my thinking, character and behavior: I became jealous, impatient, aggressive, selfish being far away from God:’, and starting losing my family now. Now I am suffering because i am in love w one who is just playing me. I really dont know what to do and i cannot focus to my life. I am also sick, i have UTI. and other like loosing my hair, getting thin, and insomia. Now i feel like i am really insecured coz i feel so unhealthy, ugly, loser. I still believe in God and My tIta does always remind me of HIM. I am very THANKFUL TO HER and to HER HUSBAND coz they raised me up. Though they do not know how grateful i am, I kept always praying in my mind for their lives and health. She is also sick. Please heal me and save me from this.
MARIA
 
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Requesting Blessings and Spiritual Healing  upon me and my family: Jordan V, Eleanor CJ, Kyle J, Kylen & Kayden V. Amen
JORDAN
 
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Please Pray,use all your faith and believe GOD will unite me and my soul mate together as soon as it is possible with GOD by any means necessary. Never been on a date or ever had a girlfriend and been Praying and hoping for this for at least 18 years…Thank You…….1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
PHIL
 
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Good morning, Sister Raquel RVM. Hoping you will please, you send the Creed:  daily prayer for the Year of Faith, to share with people who are dear to you.
Luigi Filocamo, The Last Supper, Basilica S. Rita
 
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, born of the Father before all ages: God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were created. For us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and was made ​​man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, died and was buried. The third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified, He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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ORIGINAL ITALIAN
Buongiorno, Sr. Raquel Rvm. Sperando ti faccia piacere, ti inviamo il Credo: la preghiera quotidiana per l’Anno della Fede, da condividere con le persone che ti sono care.
Luigi Filocamo, L’ultima cena, Basilica S. Rita
 
Credo in un solo Dio, Padre onnipotente, Creatore del cielo e della terra, di tutte le cose visibili e invisibili.Credo in un solo Signore, Gesù Cristo, unigenito Figlio di io,nato dal Padre prima di tutti i secoli:Dio da Dio, Luce da Luce, Dio vero da Dio vero, generato, non creato della stessa sostanza del Padre; per mezzo di Lui tutte le cose sono state create. Per noi uomini e per la nostra salvezza discese dal cielo, e per opera dello Spirito Santo si è incarnato nel seno della Vergine Maria e si è fatto uomo. Fu crocifisso per noi sotto Ponzio Pilato, morì e fu sepolto.Il terzo giorno è risuscitato, secondo le Scritture, è salito al cielo, siede alla destra del Padre. E di nuovo verrà, nella gloria, per giudicare i vivi e i morti, e il suo regno non avrà fine. Credo nello Spirito Santo, che è Signore e dà la vita,e procede dal Padre e dal Figlio. Con il Padre e il Figlio è adorato e glorificato, e ha parlato per mezzo dei profeti. Credo la Chiesa, una santa cattolica e apostolica.Professo un solo Battesimo per il perdono dei peccati. Aspetto la risurrezione dei morti e la vita del mondo che verrà. Amen.
NEWS MONASTERIO SANTA RITA DA CASCIA
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
I need prayers for the healing of my husband’s severe intolerable headache. He is now 76 yrs. old and has been suffering for the past 20 years.  We have consulted several specialists, neurologists and headache specialists in the Philippines and abroad but to no avail. He can not do anything but just sleep all thru the day, no appetite and does not talk  We are often in the hospital whenever he thinks he has an overdose of the potent analgesics.  He was under the care of the pain management center in St. Luke hospital, the Fort. and Dr.Marcel, a Filipino doctor in Los Angeles , California . I believe in your healing prayers and i know you can help him with his sufferings. Thank you very much!
Dra. Zeny A
 
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dear sister raquel,
i am praying for the total healing of my mother adelaida who cannot walk due to her bad fall last july 8 at east avenue hospital and we let her be operated for the hip replacement but it was not successful. and addition to that my father felix passed away last oct 1, 2012 due to pneumonia and please include also in your prayers the reposed of he’s soul and for the soul also of my brother florante  who passed away last march 5 .2007..please give me strentgh also to overcome my addiction to cigarettes..i hope in your help o Jesus help me to quit again..and also to my sister who is not a beleiver anymore of our catholic faith to please touch her heart once again bcos im so worried about her soul due to her belief.and for the transformation of my other sister who is hurting me and also my mother bcos of her greediness in everything. pray also that my husband be back in going to the church together with my son. i am asking all of these in Jesus name. amen, amen.
charito
 
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Sr Raquel, please pray for the healing of: 1). my nephew, Jayvee C, 23 years old, suffering from end stage renal disease and has been on dialysis for more than 2 years now; 2). my sister in-law, with breast cancer. Thank you and God bless
NELLY
 
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Jermilou P, a good friend of mine, was scheduled to visit the healing center yesterday. However, before she could do so, she lost consciousness the night before. She was diagnosed with breast cancer about 2 weeks ago. She is in serious need of a blood transfusion. Please pray for her full recovery. She is happily married with two small children. Flood heaven with your prayers! Thank you prayer warriors!!!
MARK T
 
THE RED CROSS GIVES BLOOD FOR FREE IF YOU GO TO THEIR CENTER AND ASK. RED CROSS BLOOD IS SAFER BECAUSE SOME PRIVATE BLOOD BANKS DO NOT TEST THEIR BLOOD FOR DISEASES WHICH CAN BE PASSED ON, BECAUSE REAGENTS FOR TESTING ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. ASK FIRST IF THEIR BLOOD HAS BEEN TESTED BEFORE RECEIVING IT.
 
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Dear Pastor,
I am catholic, but not married. I got huge problems with my boyfriend, he is not catholic and not christian. We can’t make a family or even marriage work and this all is driving me nuts. We are 7 years now togeather, but he has hurt me so much all this time. I did a lot of sins too in my life, because I was not rased as catholic. My father was catholic, but my mom is not a christian, so I was raised without any belief in Jesus and catholic church. Still I attend church sometimes and I do my daily prayers at home. Please I got some illness, could be cancer. Got memory loss.  Please pray for my healing and my life in Jesus and the renewing of my spirit and also all the pain that I felt from the side of my boyfriend and their parents. I have forgiven them. Please pray for my situation.  Thank you.
Anda S, Riga, Latvia
 
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Prayer Request : Praise the Lord! In need of a Blessing from the Lord.. Pls Pray for me to stop my divorce  and restore marriage Due to some reasons and pressure from the elders from both the sides I have or had to agree to the terms of divorce by mutual consent and Filed it on Aug-22-2012 but I don’t want divorce…. our next hearing court date is on 23-Nov-2012.. I’m a born-again christian and took accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour in oct-16-1996 and my husband took baptism just a week before of our wedding..i.e., may-09-2009,on my insist. Please pray that God send my husband for Good and open the communication lines between us, to Speak to my husband, soften his heart, and return him to our  marriage. to strengthen the relationship between my husband and me! That any barriers between us will be removed permanently and that we may have a lifetime of happiness and love together. I’m the eldest daughter in my family and I have 2 younger sisters and one younger brother to get married. It is so hard and difficult for my family members to watch this. Pray for reconciliation of my marriage and stop the divorce case. Yours sister-in-Christ,
VIJAYA
 
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In your prayers, please remember Mrs. Nellie B I, who joined our Creator on Friday, 26 October 2012, at the age of 93.
ATENEO ALUMNI AFFAIRS
 
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Hi my name is Alex M, I am a 33 yr old male from GTA in Canada. I have been suffering from undiagnosed neurological problems and hope you can pray for my healing. Thank you in advance. God Bless you all!!!!
ALEX M
 
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Dear Sr. Rachael,
Please continue for the full deliverence prayers requested earlier from me. May our Mother Mary and God’s blessings cover you and your ministry, epecially for the conversion of sinners and the divine protection of all those within the Immaculate Heart of the ever-Virgin Mother of God. May  the Immaculate and Triumphant Heart of Mary, our most Holy Mother, pray for us all.  with prayers for all of your concerns united to the Blessed and Holy Mother Mary’s Intentions
Connie and son Mathew James T, Canada
 
ONE OF THE PRIMARY MESSAGES OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA IS TO PRAY FOR THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS. LET US PRAY.
 
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Dear Sir/Madam
I humbly ask for your prayers for my father’s recovery. My father has been hospitalized since 18 Oct for bacteria infection. He is on antibiotics but fever keeps coming back. The doctors asked what is the family’s decision if his condition deteriorates, something that may happen. His condition improves but the fever returns on and off. He even had a blood transfusion done. Please, please please pray for my father’s recovery. Please pray that God will banish the illness from his poor body. Please help pray for my family. I know that all things are possible through God and His healing grace. Thank you very much for reading this email. God bless you.
Humbly,
Ho K S c-o LENA
 
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Dear Sis. Racquel,
Pls. include me in your prayers. I have a gallbladder stone about 4 yrs now. It needs to be remove or operated immediately i need your prayers for my operation. prayers also for the result of my examinations before the surgery. I need also Physical, emotional, spiritual healing.    Thank you very much.  
jrch
 
PLEASE HAVE A SECOND OPINION ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF YOUR GALL STONE. SOME DOCTORS SAY DO NOT OPERATE UNTIL IT STARTS TO BOTHER YOU. IF YOU EXPERIENCE EXCRUCIATING PAIN, YOU HAVE TO BE OPERATED WITHIN 24 HOURS. BUT BEFORE THAT, SOME DOCTORS SAY DO NOT TOUCH. I AM NOT AN EXPERT. I JUST SAY WHAT SOME DOCTORS SAY, CONTRARY TO OTHER DOCTORS. ALSO, THAT MAY BE TRUE ONLY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF CIRCUMSTANCES. BERNIE.
 
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I heard from my attorney today that cps has filed a motion to say I am disqualified from being a party to the case and they are not handing over the information they have to my attorney as they are required to do by law.  They will do whatever they can to keep the precious baby from being returned to her family.  This is such pure and blatant evil.  I am terrified they will destroy my family and find a way to keep from returning her.  Which would really be something we can’t face.   Badly need prayers and God’s intercession and all the angels as well and Mother Mary. In desperate need of massive prayers!  Thank you
D H
 
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Dear Friend in Christ,
Thank you for entrusting your prayer intentions to us.  Please know that we are continuing to remember you and your special intentions for the complete physical, mental and spiritual health for you and your prayer intentions at our times of adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist, during daily Masses and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The fruits of the Holy Spirit, such as love, peace, joy and patience, are found when two or three come together in prayer.  These bring true happiness and a stronger faith to help people overcome their difficulties.   The message of mercy is that God loves us – just remember the ABC’s of the Divine Mercy message. Ask for His Mercy.  God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world. Be Merciful.  God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others just as He does to us. Completely Trust.  God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust.  The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.   God bless you,
Fr. Joseph, MIC Director
 
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Dear Sister Raquel
Please pray for me hve numerous problems with mouth , tongue and throat, mainly discomfort and pain, been to numerous tests and Dr’s , they cant seem to find problem.  Experiencing anxiety, fear, depression.   Please forward a number that I can fone for prayer if possible as I live in SA.  Can please send prayer oil to following
ANUSHA
 
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Please pray for me ..I hav financial difficulties.
James from Ireland

 

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APPENDIX
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GUIDELINES FOR NEW PRAYER WARRIORS
As a prayer warrior, you are now an integral part of the healing ministry. Subscribe as member at www.sisterraquel.com to receive prayer request bulletins automatically. If you do not receive it, inquire at sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. You are free to choose your form of prayer. Suggested are 1) one hail mary per request or group of requests, 2) say “Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Mother Ignacia” per request or group of requests, 3 hail marys after reading the entire bulletin.
 
GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER REQUESTERS
English is better so non-Filipinos prayer warriors can understand your prayer requests. Put a subject title “prayer request” to avoid being identified as a spam. ‘No subject’ are not read but deleted. We protect the privacy of requesters. Email addresses and last names are not published. This does not affect the efficacy of the prayers. Make your requests short and do not post repeatedly as it results in confusion and double entries we cannot all monitor.
 
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The Lord sanctifies prayer requesters, prayer warriors, and anyone who reads this bulletin. Upon reading, you may realize that perhaps your pain is nothing compared to those of others. Your pain and their pain are acts of prayer if offered to the Lord. Pain sanctifies and may often be the Lord’s instrument to bring us closer to Him.
 
The MOTHER IGNACIA PRAYER WARRIORS, with worldwide on-line members, are praying for all requests in this bulletin, published regularly at www.sisterraquel.com. Subscribe as member to get it automatically and to receive all inspirational materials as they are posted.
 
When you pray for others, you pray for yourself a hundred fold. To join the MOTHER IGNACIA PRAYER WARRIORS send request to – sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com
 
PREDOMINANT PRAYER REQUESTS –
Physical healing– cancer and other terminal diseases.
Spiritual healing– depression, confusion, loss of faith.
Relationship healing – friends and family quarrels, separations, conflicts.
Financial rescue– unemployment, exams, businesses, medical expenses.
 
For the sick, request for healing oil for free by postal mail. Just give your postal address to sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. But first read about its history, healing oil that appeared miraculously a day before Ondoy-
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/02/announcement3-–blogsite-library-links/

 

HEALING MINISTRY’S COMPLETE LIBRARY
Browse thru the ministry’s extensive archives of inspirational materials –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/04/archive00-entire-ministry-library/
Save this link for future readings.
 
The Lord Heals in Cyberspace
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