April 2018

eastwind journals21 Apr 2018 09:05 am

The Blessed Virgin Visits Your Home

Our Bleesed Virgin wants to bless your home.

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eastwind journals18 Apr 2018 09:53 am

Vol 3 MINI-EDITORIALS * 2nd Mediatrix Miracle Saves Thousands * BBL to Bring War not Peace * Lumads in Deep Crisis

eastwind MINI-EDITORIALS Volume 3
Second Mediatrix Miracle Saves Thousands from Flood
Appeal to Du30 – BBL to Bring War not Peace
Lumads in Deep Crisis
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Miracle of the Flood in Compostela Valley
On December 4, 2012, 4 days before the Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, like an angel of death, super-typhoon Pablo ravaged the town of New Bataan, Compostella Valley.

Prior to the flood, a mysterious woman warned the four boys to pray to Our Lady Mediatrix, predicting that a disaster similar to that in Cagayan de Oro would soon take place. The four prayed devoutly together.
Andap ng Liwanag
A second miracle occurred at Barangay Andap, a few kilometers upstream of Kibinuangan. Two giant boulders split the flood, protecting hundreds of evacuees at the San Roque Chapel and at the marketplace downstream. The evacuees punched a hole in the ceiling of the chapel to reach the safety of the roof. A memorial shrine called Andap ng Liwanag (Andap of Light) was built in between the two boulders which parted the raging waters.


The Andap ng Liwanag Memorial Shrine in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

 Our Lady guards the entrance to the Mary Mediatrix Village. All residents are survivors of the flood. All have a Mediatrix statuette or photo or altar in their homes. Our Lady is in their homes and in their hearts.

Our Lady Mediatrix of Grace Shrine in New Bataan today, now a new pilgram center.

Forged only to Get Moro Votes
We Need a New Peace Plan Based on Integration not Separation
I hope some group members have access to Du30 to warn him about this.
Mr. President, the BBL will create a BANGSAMORO ARMY which may later turn against the government, if hostilities escalate. The government will be arming and funding this army, a potential future ‘enemy’. Grassroots military intelligence will break down because Moro CAFGUs and intel agents will be more loyal to the Moro cause than to the government.
Please ask your generals. The rebels will know every movement of the military, when and where they attack, etc. The SAF 44 massacre was such a case. The rebels knew beforehand the military was coming, so they staged an ambush. BBL may result in bigger and more Marawis and SAF 44s.
The solons who authored the BBL are only after the MORO VOTES. They will give anything to the rebels to get these votes and stay in power. The rebels can ask for anything. BBL is giving too many unreasonable concessions.
Peace can be achieved two ways 1) SEPARATION or Moro autonomy, 2) INTEGRATION or coexistence at the grass-roots level of unarmed ordinary citizens – farmers, fishermen, traders, not armed groups like soldiers and rebels. Muslim and Christian communities are essentially non-belligerent, and depend on each other for trade. ARMM is an example of a failed corrupt autonomy model mirroring government corruption. BBL will simply replicate a new bigger ARMM.
I appeal to the President to please consider peace plans and peace talks dominated by non-government, unarmed grass-roots communities, and unarmed bishops and ulamas, no just power politicians, armed generals, and armed rebels. Moro Christian extremists comprise about 2% of population, yet they dominate peace policies. Mr. President, peace must be people-based, grass-roots based.
The ‘Peace Zone’ Concept is the Only Hope
Duterte warned the Lumads not to join the NPA. He should also warn them not to join the AFP. The key to the survival of the Lumads is NEUTRALITY
In the last two decades, the Lumads are being massacred into extinction. The AFP and their Baganis (Lumad CAFGU) kill Lumads who side with the NPA on mere suspicion. The NPA kill Lumads who are known supporters or informants for the AFP. In the end, Lumads for AFP and for NPA kill each other while the AFP and the NPA drink beer in their camps.
The Lumads are now in deep crisis. They are caught in between. They become the pawns of either side in an never-ending war. It has evolved into a ‘slow genocide’ picking up momentum lately. The massacre of Lumads have quadrupled in the last decade. The only way out is to stay neutral.
Duterte promised the Lumads livelihood. That is not the solution. The Lumads turn to the NPA not because they are hungry, but because they are killed by the AFP on mere suspicion of being NPA supporters. There is no trial or evidence. The same with the NPA who kill Lumad AFP informants on mere suspicion in fear they will be pointed out. 
There have been short-lived but successful civilian-led PEACE ZONES in Lumad territories during the GMA Administration, as in the Arakan Valley, Cotabato, and Sagada, Mountain Province. Armed AFP and NPA are not allowed in these zones. It was undermined by suspicions of violations from both sides. The peace zone concept can be revived, but there must be sincerity on both the AFP and NPA sides, and strict monitoring by residents. This is the only hope for the Lumads in crisis. Now, they are an endangered specie.
The authoritarian Duterte is in a position to impose the Peace Zone concept. He can tell both the AFP and the NPA to stop recruiting Lumads, and to stay away from peace zones. It is worth doing a pilot model. 
Bernie V. Lopez,eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Freelance journalist-columnist
Inquirer * Rappler * ex-Bus World * ex-Mla Times * ex-Mla Chronicle
Healing Ministry of Sr. Raquel, RVM * cancer-healer * inquire by email
eastwind verses

anger consumes, forgiveness heals
anger weakens, forgivenss strengthens
in the death march
those who thought of one step at a time survived


eastwind journals15 Apr 2018 11:18 pm

MEDIATRIX MIRACLE OF THE SUN LINKED TO FATIMA * Pulsating Sun Stuns Witnesses * (new version 2)

Pulsating Sun Stuns Witnesses (see 10-second Youtube)
Happened the same day exactly 100 years after Fatima
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by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Matalam, North Cotabato. On December 13, 2017, witnesses screamed as the sun pulsated like a disco light with many colors. This was EXACTLY 100 YEARS AGO  OF THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN IN FATIMA, October 13, 1917, linking and relating the two events – Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal and Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace in Lipa. 2017 is the 100-year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
In Matalam, at the Shrine of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace (see photo), the Miracle of the Pulsating Sun happened after a concelebrated mass led by Kidapawan Bishop Colin Bagaforo. First hand witnesses interviewed by this author reported that the sun became bright and dim intermittently, as the corona changed to different colors. 
Watch the ten-second footage on Youtube. In spite of the poor visual quality due to the bright sun on the camera, the audio reveals the screams of the stunned viewers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXSnayC6nI8&feature=youtu.be
Another link between Fatima and Lipa was witnessed by Anacleta Trivino – the Mediatrix statue in the Carmelite Convent in Lipa sheding tears on the day Fatima visionary Lucia was dying. (Source – The Wonders of Lipa, by Dr. Francisco Villanueva, Jr.).
The link between Fatima and Lipa has vast geopolitical implications, related to Saint John Paul II’s Ecclesia in Asia, which cites three phases in global evangelization – the First Millennium (31 AD or Christ’s death to 1000 AD), in the Old World, the Second Millennium (1001 to 2000 AD), in the New World, and the Third Millennium (2001 to 3000 AD), in Asia. 
Although the Mediatrix devotion had its origins decades ago, as in Belgium in the 1930s, and in China in 1946, it was in Lipa where the first miracles occurred – the apparitions to visionary Sister Teresing Castilla, a Carmelite postulant, and the shower of rose petals bearing religious images. Pope Francis embraced the Mediatrix statue during his visit to Tacloban. Pope Francis looks up to the Philippines, as the only Christian nation in Asia, to lead the Third Millennium thrust.
The Apparitons are under question but the devotion is allowed by the Church.
In the first investigation back in the 50s, the Vatican declared the Lipa apparitions as ‘not of supernatural origin’. But this was questioned when a Bishop involved in the final report, on his deathbed, recanted his statement, written under pressure from then Papal Nuncio Vagnozzi. More Filipino bishops who signed the report recanted subsequently.
Due to mounting protests, the Vatican conducted a second investigation, which was again questioned because 1) the date of announcement was prior to the date of approval, 2) it was not clear who really disapproved the authenticity of miracles, Pope Pius XII or just some cardinals using his name. To both questions, the Vatican was silent. 
But there is no problem. In spite of these negative Vatican pronouncements, the Mediatrix devotion is growing rapidly because both the Vatican and the CBCP have issued statements that THE APPARITIONS ARE UNDER QUESTION BUT THE DEVOTION IS ALLOWED BY THE CHURCH.
Satan is working hard against the Mediatrix devotion because it is the key to Pope Francis’ Third Millennium thrust. It opens doors in the evangelization of Asia. An informal survey of Filipino bishops and priests nationwide reveals that more than 90% believe in the Mediatrix but are silent in fear of Vatican sanctions. The few vocal ones campaigning against it say the devotion and Sr. Teresing are the works of the devil, when they are the ones accused of being inadvertent agents of the devil, by suppressing a devotion allowed by the Church. Sr. Teresing, like St. Therese of the Flower and Padre Pio, was tormented by the devil. 
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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eastwind journals15 Apr 2018 07:42 pm

Vol 1 MINI-EDITORIALS * LTFRB-SMART Monopoly * Mediatrix – Vatican Issues * TRAIN to Derail Economy * Bongbong Paid P80m+

eastwind MINI-EDITORIALS volume 1
LTFRB-SMART Monopoly in Davao
Mediatrix – Vatican Issues
TRAIN Will Derail Our Economy
Bongbong Paid P80 Million +
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
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Duterte Helpless to Rescue Riding Public?
Davao City commuters are up in arms over an LTFRB-SMART monopoly, complaining that President Duterte and Davao City Mayor Duterte seem helpless to rescue them. Their protests in Davao print-radio-social media were simply ignored. The corrupt-prone LTFRB, instead of regulating and servicing, is going into business for itself. It is inducing monopoly which will yield run-away fares.
According to Davao taxi drivers interviewed, LTFRB has created HIRNA, its own GRAB-type service in partnership with SMART, which taxis are OBLIGED to join. Result, taxi rates have increased. Ultimate victims are riders and drivers for higher meter and boundary rates. Ultimate beneficiaries are LTFRB and SMART in the billions per year, and operators. LTFRB’s reply is yan ang batas (that’s the law). Drivers claim it is not the law. People claim people were hired to ‘legalize’ the monopoly on the local level. Help, Mr. President, Ms. Mayor.
The LTFRB is presently getting a windfall in handling the UBER-GRAB-TAXI dilemma. They have increased franchise fees to the high heavens charged to the riding public. They have catered to power politicians behind the taxi industry. LTFRB’s mandate is to service the riding public, not make a lot of money for itself, and induce monopoly. By law of supply and demand, new players will kill the monopoly eventually. GRAB’s 2-minute fee per minute is just the beginning of monopolistic practices. Greed is the issue.
Devotion Spreads
This article aims to clarify negative Vatican Declarations on Our Lady Mediatrix of Grace, as many Marian devotees are confused and hesitant to join the devotion. In spite of Vatican negative declarations, however, the devotion is spreading rapidly, which the Vatican and CBCP ironically say is not forbidden.
The Vatican declared in the 50s that the apparitions and miracles attributed to Our Lady Mediatrix of Grace in Lipa City through visionary Sr. Teresing Castillo were ‘not of supernatural origin’. But when a Filipino Bishop admitted at his death bed that he was coerced to change his positive statement, with five other Bishops following suit later, a re-investigation was conducted.
The re-investigation was again questioned when there were inconsistencies in the Vatican declaration, if Pope Pius XII really reconfirmed it ‘not of supernatural origin’ or if it was just Vatican elements saying that. There were inconsistencies in dates, which Vatican elements were silent about to this day. A third investigation is brewing.
The Vatican and the CBCP issued statements clarifying that the THE DEVOTION IS ALLOWED EVEN WHILE THE APPARITIONS WERE STILL IN QUESTION. After all, who will say it is a sin to pray to Our Lady. This go-signal triggered a rapid growth of the Mediatrix devotion all over the Philippines – Batangas, Manila, Cebu, Davao City, Digos, Kidapawan, even California. About 85,000 Mediatrix statues are now in many churches and homes nationwide. There is no stopping the Filipino to be truly loyal to Our Lady.
Saint John Paul II, in his Ecclesia in Asia, cites 3 historical phases in the Church’s global evangelization – the First Millennium (31 AD, Christ’s death, to 1000 AD), in the the Old World, the Second Millennium (1001 to 2000 AD) in the New World, and the Third Millennium(2001 to 3000 AD) in Asia. Pope Francis looks up to the Philippines is the pivot for the evangelization of Asia today. Marian devotees believe the pioneer Mediatrix shrine in Nanjing, China, is part of God’s evangelization plan.
CLARIFICATION. In the first investigation, the Vatican declared  the Lipa apparitions as ‘not of supernatural origin’, but, together with the CBCP, declared that THE DEVOTION IS ALLOWED. When the investigation was questioned, a second one was conducted, which is again being questioned. A third investigation is brewing. Satan works hard thru unbelievers and doubters because he knows the Mediatrix is critical to Pope Francis’ Third Millennium thrust. Today, the Mediatrix devotion spreads rapidly in spite of Vatican concerns.
Call Centers, 4,000 PEZA firm, Power Rates, All Businesses Affected
Will Trigger Bigger Capital Flight
Some of the 4,000 PEZA firms may move abroad because of tax hikes from TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion). PEZA tax exemptions to attract business contradicts TRAIN tax hikes to discourage business. We better make up our minds. Do we want them or not? PEZA insists the tax exemptions hold, based on past Supreme Court decisions. TRAIN is a regression, and has vast implications on the national economy.
BPO is the second largest dollar earner next to OFWs, and the fastest-growing industry today. But call center owners predict NOT GROWTH BUT DECLINE OR EVEN DEATH because of TRAIN. There is right now a de facto freeze in expansion due to perceived TRAIN over-taxation. The government is just too greedy. Worse, the call centers may also migrate abroad as the government strangles the industry more. We may lose this billion-dollar industry in the blink of an eye.
TRAIN-2 will result in more power rates increases, on top of our having one of the highest power rates in Asia. TRAIN-2 will over-tax the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP, our power-grid manager), which will ultimately be charged to both home and corporate consumers. Many industries have resettled in Thailand and Malaysia because of the bad business environment here due to corruption and government red tape and over-regulation. This over-taxation is the last straw, the coup de grace to strangle the Philippine economy. It will kill many SMSEs. By the way, over-taxation actually induces more corruption, and vice versa.
For Election Protest Filing Fee
Bongbong paid more than P80 million to file his election protest. Where did the money come from? Why is there no hidden wealth probe? Government agencies of course fear pro-Marcos Duterte, but how about the opposition or the public? What happened to the gold and money FM smuggled out of the country? Are they back to put his son to power?
by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Freelance columnist/journalist/blogger
Inquirer*Rappler*ex-Bus World*ex-Mla Times*ex-Mla Chronicle
Healing Ministry of Sr. Raquel, RVM * cancer-healer * inquire by email