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How to protect yourself from COVID-19, if you are a frontliner?

The most perplexing but sad part of COVID-19 Pandemic is, aside from patients, doctors are also dying due to the  virus. Sometimes, they die ahead of patients. As of now, Philippines has nine (9) doctors dead. Nurses, midwives and other health workers in the field and hospitals, police personnel, Bureau of Fire personnel, military and […]

What to do next, if COVID-19 positive is refused isolation?

If the hospital or the Local Chief Executive refuses to isolate you, being COVID-19 positive, in a health facility because of lack of space or could no longer be accommodated, what will you do? I advice that you do steam inhalation therapy, at home, to contain the virus and prevent its further spread, by killing […]

Steam Inhalation Therapy: Answer to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic brings to fore various behavioral reactions of different sectors of the society, worldwide, and it seems that everybody was caught by total surprise. There is lockdown and other terms that could only be heard today. From the standpoint of one of the COVID-19 sufferers, she testified that the virus causes irritation of the […]

Is salary increase for devolved PHWs possible despite the PS limitation?

In case, the Local Government Unit (LGU) is about to exceed the budgetary Personal Services (PS) Limitation, is there an alternative remedy for devolved public health workers (PHWs) to get salary increase, at par with their national counterpart? This PS limitation is provided under Section 325 of  R.A 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government […]

Are LGU Hospitals and RHUs exempt from PS limitation?

A major issue in devolved health facilities, e.g, devolved hospitals and Rural Health Units (RHUs),  concerns the personal services (PS) limitation being applied to them pursuant to Section 325 (a) of R.A 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.   This is invoked by majority of budget officers from the local government […]

PPHA Magna Carta Benefits Petition Partly Granted

In G.R. No. 207145, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc ruled on the petition on Magna Carta benefits filed by the Philippine Public Health Association, Inc (PPHAI) against the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Health (DOH) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC). The petition, which was decided on July 28, 2015 as […]

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Roman Catholic Church is the ‘Rock’, not the ‘Christ’s Church’


Is the Roman Catholic Church really the church being referred in Matthew 16:18 or merely the rock? This issue is worth discussing because of the statement in the verse stating that: “upon this rock I will build my church” and the qualifying statement, which states that: “and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”.

One major form of the gate of hell is fictitious name Jesus, which was merely created by the Roman Empire through Emperor Constantine. If the gates of hell have been prevailing and continue to prevail over the Roman Catholic Church, it becomes conclusive then that it is not the church that is being referred in Matthew 16:18. Thus, logically, Christ, in his personal capacity, has still to build His church and that the verse is actually referring to the building of the Church upon his return. (more…)

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