July 26, 2017, 10:31 am
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Sine Cera: Without Wax

Life as we know It

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on January 27, 2014
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‘Life can hit us but we can always choose to live a life that is good for ourselves and for others. It all boils down to a choice – and who your source of strength is.’

Use things, not people

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on January 20, 2014
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‘The higher our position, the more powerful we are, the wealthier we are -- the more tempting it is to play God in the lives of others.’


by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on January 13, 2014
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‘It’s not adultery that causes many ugly marital wars. It’s money! The improper use and handling of money.’

Growing through rejoicing

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on December 09, 2013
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‘Christians are supposed to be a joyful lot. If you’re not, you’ve probably missed the point. Or just didn’t know it.’

What went wrong?

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on December 02, 2013
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‘if you depend on your spouse (who is imperfect and flawed like you) for your happiness, then you are being terribly unfair to your spouse. And you’re also setting yourself up for a life of misery.’

Sifting through the rubble

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on November 18, 2013
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‘We react and respond in different ways to disaster, untold misery, unthinkable destruction… Each of us has a choice. What we do in a time of crisis reveals our true character.’

The manipulator

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on November 11, 2013
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‘Manipulation is subtle. Deadlier. Like arsenic that’s administered in small doses. It kills slowly. Without a trace.’


by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on November 04, 2013
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‘I discovered that the words people used revealed, quite accurately, what they were really like, inside. Words are windows to our souls.’


by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on October 28, 2013
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‘Have you ever been disappointed with someone you really trusted? Someone whom you thought would come through for you, defend you, protect you – but that person did not?’

Surrogate reality

by CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS on October 13, 2013
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PEOPLE handle failure, a fall from grace or a season of loss, in different ways. Some in peculiar ways. Some in comical ways. Some in ways so contrived that we quietly chuckle and think – Why, how artfully done! I wouldn’t have known, if I didn’t know this person so well...


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Column of the Day

Wyoming, we want our bells back!

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 26,2017
‘I uphold and stand for the entirety of President Duterte’s SONA... Also for his demand for the return of the Balangiga Bells whose fate I wrote about 22 years ago.’

Opinion of the Day


By DODY LACUNA | July 26, 2017
‘The possible assassination of the very popular Duterte by the CPP/NPA would likely lead to an intense civil unrest, with the military suddenly cracking down on leftist groups, the opposition and the media.’