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Later, the radio station alone would cost him millions more to sustain its operations. That same year, Bro. Mike became a born-again Catholic. In his eagerness to know more about the Lord Jesus Christ, he attended various prayer-meetings and studied the Word of God diligently. Thus, he learned about the practice of giving tithes and miracle-seed-of-faith offerings. He began to give financial support for the Mass and Healing Rallies of some charismatic groups that had started to flourish in the Philippines.
Brother Mike gave P50, as a seed-of-faith offering for that activity. Worse, his bank loans had snowballed to over P million because of runaway interests and penalties. A week before the rally was held, a group of businessmen approached him and bought part of his real estate holdings for P60 million! With joy in his heart, he shared about the miracle during the Araneta prayer rally and started telling people about that testimony in other prayer-meetings where he was invited to attend.
He recounted to them how God had returned his P50, seed-of-faith offering a thousandfold! Mike heard a mysterious voice telling him: He immediately called an architect to design a basilica with a seven-thousand seating capacity and set aside a piece of land at the Multinational Village for that purpose. However, his plan did not push through, inasmuch as his creditors and financial institutions started to foreclose most of his assets and real estate properties.
But this was a non-performing asset which instead ate most of his savings. Nonetheless, in the darkest moment of his financial crisis, Bro. Mike remained steadfast in his faith. He thought that if the radio station could not help him rise above his financial troubles, he could have at least used it in spreading the Word of God and by bearing witness to the miracles that God had done in his life.
This would provide him a way to reach more people and draw them to the Lord Jesus Christ. But before he could do so, he received a letter from a woman which read: Please continue with your radio program. One evening, when I felt I could die of migraine, which I had been suffering from for the last seventeen years, I happened to tune in to your program. As you prayed, I joined you and asked God to help me.
Praise the Lord, at that very moment I got healed! Now your radio program has become a part of my life. Mike to continue with his radio program. He read her letter on the air and, soon, letters from other listeners giving their testimonies on miracles they received from God, and some were asking for prayer and counseling flooded his office.
To deepen his commitment to the Lord, he issued a memorandum instructing the treasurer of his real estate company to set aside ten percent of every sale and collection as tithe for the support of the work for the Lord through DWXI Radio Station.
Miraculously, after this, offers were made on his foreclosed real estate properties, with the banks allowing him to sell these on his own terms and repay his loans out of the proceeds.
Soon, his loans had been settled and some of his foreclosed properties were recovered. After sometime, people from all walks of life were trooping to his office asking for prayer for the healing of their ailments and counseling for their financial and spiritual problems.
At first, we thought Aquino would give his arrival statement there. Manila-based journalists working with foreign news organizations were mixed with opposition leaders and Aquino family members, whom we hardly knew during those days because they did not involve themselves in politics and, ergo, were low key.
I personally felt that the Aquino homecoming would be different from previous events that I covered and chronicled at the airport, when I saw an inordinate number of fully-armed soldiers deployed in the airport terminal building.
No one among the journalists, opposition leaders, and Aquino family members were allowed to go out of the holding room the very moment we entered into it. We were completely locked in that room; we were sequestered there. We did not know anything that had happened outside the holding room. I saw the stern-looking Col. Vicente Tigas, a ranking official of Gen.
Journalists of the crony newspapers were assigned in a different area, but because they knew the airport terrain, they went to the area where they could see the China Air Lines plane that brought in Aquino.
I was just a few meters away when Ken Kashiwahara of U.
Then, the Aquinos, Tanada, Arroyo, and others broke into tears. Luther Custodio, took Aquino from his seat. Kashiwahara was our first source of information. Kashiwahara traveled to Manila to accompany Ninoy Aquino. His wife, Lupita, earlier arrived in Manila to prepare the homecoming.
Other journalists in the China Air Lines flight included Sandra Burton of Time magazine, Max Vanzi of United Press International, and the controversial Kiyoshi Wakamiya, a freelance Japanese journalist, who earlier said he saw a soldier shot Aquino but later recanted it.
I called up various sources — opposition leaders, defense and military officials, Malacanang, and fellow working journalists it was customary for us to share information — for updates. At that point, Marcos had firmed up the theory that Aquino was killed by an alleged communist hit man.
By nightfall, more details trickled in. Aquino was brought by his military escorts to the Army Hospital in Fort Bonifacio. Among the details I got: By late evening, I had an idea that Aquino was a victim of a military rubout, a conspiracy of the lowest kind. I consulted my media colleagues by telephone and the emerging consensus was that a military plot to kill him was implemented the moment he arrived in Manila.
By midnight, I felt the extreme exhaustion of our coverage. It was a long day indeed.
Suddenly, I felt tears started rolling down my cheeks. I am a journalist trained to take distance from my coverage. But I am also a Filipino, who felt indignant at the way they killed Aquino. It was most repugnant for me to see a patriot being murdered in broad daylight. My Japanese boss saw how I felt. He did not say a word, although I felt he sympathized with me. He allowed some minutes for me to compose myself out of respect for my feeling.
By 8 am the next day, I was in the office for another day of grinding, hard work. In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Manila on August 31 for the funeral of opposition leader Benigno Aquino, who was murdered when he arrived home from self-exile ten days earlier. Crowds carrying anti-government placards followed the coffin in a procession which stretched for nearly four kilometres two miles.
Police deliberately kept a low profile, although riot squads were said to be on standby. No incidents were reported, despite the number of mourners who escorted the garlanded coffin, borne on a ten-wheel truck, along its 27 kilometre mile route to a cemetery south of the capital, Manila.
The crowds were so dense that the journey lasted for nearly twelve hours. About one thousand people attended the affair and experienced the miracle-working power of God! Encouraged by the success of the rally, Bro. Some time later, as more people came to be led back to the Lord Jesus Christ, the rally was held weekly. Mike at Amorsolo St.
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After a while, Bro. Mike decided to air his program three times a week and began thinking of a new title and theme song for it. He made a study of the meaning of the term and discovered that it was one of the seven Covenant Names, by which God the Father revealed Himself to Israel. At this point, he realized that God wanted His Holy and Almighty Name to be proclaimed and made known throughout the world. Some prayer- partners even volunteered to serve without compensation.
Inspired by the outcome of events, Bro. Mike thought it was time to formally organize the community. It was organized, primarily, as an institution where Bro.
Mike could channel his tithes and donations derived from his real estate business and other companies to support the religious activities of various Catholic charismatic groups and some projects of charitable organizations. These however were not enough to support the expenses of the newly-founded charismatic community, especially the radio programs of DWXI and the Mass and Healing Rallies. And so, he had to continue shelling out funds from his own personal earnings.
For him, though, it was a great enough blessing from El Shaddai that his radio listeners came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and were receiving answers to their prayer-requests.
Inthe first overseas chapter of the Foundation was established in Hong Kong. It started when Bro. Joseph Church on May After the meeting, a group of seven Filipino prayer-partners working there and who were at the affair bonded together and held their initial prayer-meeting at the Jones Health Club, a gym formerly owned by Bro. Tessie Wong at North Point, drawing thirty persons. On August 7, the group invited Bro.
Mike, together with Rev. An estimated people attended the affair. These were formed by Filipino prayer-partners working abroad, who were motivated by the desire to bear witness to the love and goodness of El Shaddai. On that occasion, Bishop Bacani was beside Bro.
Mike, not to defend him, but to bear witness to what God was doing through the Foundation. The result of the meeting was satisfactory because most of the questions asked were clearly and humbly answered by Bro. This event paved the way for the recognition of the chapters of the Foundation by several dioceses and parishes of the Roman Catholic Church. It also initiated the launching of its Back-to-the-Parish program. As you read on, you will discover how the Foundation has grown dramatically through the years.
Mike Velarde as speaker. On the second quarter ofthe Foundation held Catholic Life-in-the-Spirit Seminars and fellowships in the following places: This is one of the many photos of the couple uploaded on Twitter. Credits to the owner. There are a lot of same sex relationships in the leagues and in society. I ask, why we must always turn a blind side to them. We see a male and a female go out and immediately there is a hunch about their status. The media is a very influential thing.
So if media continues to blind itself, so will the people on it. We have to recognize. How are we going to move from being non-inclusive to inclusive if we cannot even address the possibility of these kinds of relationships?
And we need more of that. We need to stop blinding ourselves to our fellow people. From A1 Arroyo, a deputy speaker, is among the 54 lawmakers who voted against the death penalty bill. Pichay said he admires Arroyo, who is in danger of losing her post, for taking into consideration principles rather than position. She had been president already. Why would you have to hang sustainably manage the undersea region.
Benham Rise is an important marine resource for the Filipinos, and holds tremendous potential for discovering more unique species and outstanding samples of marine resources.
Oceana was part of the expedition team led by government scientists which explored the area in May last year, which revealed a vast and pristine coral reef ecosystem in Benham Bank, the shallowest portion of the area. Scientists observed one hundred percent coral cover in the surveyed area, with a wide variety of colorful branching and plate corals.
The expedition team also documented a vast mesophotic reef ecosystem—coral reefs found at depths of up to meters feet. Scientists believe such deep sea reefs can serve as a potential source and refuge for shallow reef fishes and other marine organisms that could be affected by climate change. Benham Rise is an undersea region located east of Luzon. An officer of the Quezon City Police Department said he wondered how Manalo could amass such firepower, which included 56 long firearms, 17 short firearms, 27 grenades and close to 18, rounds of live ammunition.
This resulted in the shooting and wounding of two Quezon City police officers. His sister ManaloHemedez was released pending further investigation. Meanwhile, bail has been set for her son, Jem Hemedez. Additional charges of frustrated murder were filed against a certain Jonathan Ledesma, who was with Manalo at the time of the incident.
Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director, said last week that Manalo and his companions were charged after they failed to show any license proving ownership of the firearms. Dominguez said the team that will determine the amount due for the fake stamps will include himself, Dulay and Faeldon. Agcaoili also said that the leadership of the revolutionary movement had approved on Feb.
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She vowed there was no letup on their investigation into the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam. To facilitate the fund utilization, Datumanong requested the P3. The driver escaped unhurt but his assistant was pinned down to his death, according to police. In a belated report, Maj. Galvez said Kulin was an active and hardcore ASG member from Lantawan, Basilan, involved in the Lamitan siege where the extremist group took over the Jose Torres hospital, taking medical staff and patients hostages.