After several failed attempt to exonerate Jesus, Pilate succumbed to the Jewish authorities' pressure on him to execute Jesus. The Gospels indicate Pontius Pilate's indecision, citing that he conceded to letting Jesus go at one stage of the trial, but later rescinded the offer.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7, NKJV)
Today in Philippine History. August 8, 1901, the Philippine Constabulary (PC) was organized pursuant to Act No. 175.
August 8, 1897, the Spanish Premier Antonio Canovas del Castillowas Assassinated to Avenge Execution of Rizal
August 8, 1897, Sunday afternoon in Spain, a lone gunman shot then Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Canovas del Castillo point-blank, and killed him.
Today in Philippine History. August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established in Bangkok, Thailand through the Asean Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).
“For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.” (Psalm 149:4, NKJV)
Today in Philippine History. Educational Act of 1940 is also known as Commonwealth Act No. 586. It was passed On August 7, 1940 by the National Assembly, providing for the revision of the system of public elementary education in the Philippines including the financing thereof.
Today in Philippine History. August 7, 1901, the City of Manila was incorporated by virtue of Act 183 of the Second Philippine Commission (known as the Taft Commission, appointed by U.S. President William McKinley) which was passed on July 31, 1901. Act No. 183 is also known as the City Charter of Manila. Brigadier-General George W. Davis, the last provost-marshall of Manila,
For the Lord is our Judge, The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us. (Isaiah 33:22, NKJV)
“The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” (Psalm 119:160, NKJV)
“The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130, NKJV)
Characteristic of both Deuteronomy and the Books of Joshua and Judges are the strong moral notes, the sermonic style and the emphasis on the word of God spoken through the leader, whether Moses or Joshua or one of the judges.
Today in Philippine History. On August 4, 1964, President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act No. 4166, which formally designated June 12 of every year as the date on which we celebrate Philippine independence.
“Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:2-3, NKJV)
Today in Philippine History. August 02, 1968 an earthquake with an intensity of VIII in the Rossi-Forel Intensity Scale rocked the town of Casiguran, Aurora, At 4:19 AM (local time).
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22, NKJV)
August 1, 1944 (American time), President Manuel L. Quezon died of tuberculosis at 10:05 in the morning at Saranac Lake New York.
Today in Philippine History. August 1, 1944 (American time), President Manuel Quezon died of tuberculosis at 10:05 am at Saranac Lake New York.
Today in Philippine History. August 1, 1898, General Emilio Aguinaldo wrote United States Consul Oscar F. Williams, asking him earnestly that the "Government at Washington recognize the revolutionary government of the Filipinos".
This August, the Philippines celebrates History Month with the theme “Pagkakaisaysayan sa Paglaban at Pagbangon” (History of Unity in Struggle and Recovery).
“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” (Psalm 119:114, NKJV)
Today in Philippine History. On July 31, 1975, the National Housing Authority was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 757 dessolving all other existing housing agencies.
Today in Philippine History. July 31, 1946, PAL becomes first Asian airline to cross the Pacific when it operated a chartered Douglas DC-4 on the first of several flights to ferry home initially 40 US servicemen. Each crossing took 41 hours with fuelling stops at Guam, Wake, Kwajelein and Honolulu.
Eid al-Adha 2020 in Philippines began in the evening ofThursday, 30 Julyand ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July.
The death penalty as a capital punishment for heinous crimes is a continuing source of discussion and debate in the Philippines. The discussion was revived when President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his call for a “swift passage of the law reviving the Death Penalty by lethal injection for crimes specified under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”, in his fifth State of the Nation Address last Monday, July 27, 2020.
Death penalty is the oldest penalty in human civilizations dating since the ancient times. Since then, there is no empirical data yet to support the claim that death penalty deters crime.
Today in Philippine History. On July 29, 1910, the Philippine Anti-Tuberculosis Society was founded in Manila by a group of Filipinos and Americans to combat the spread of tuberculosis.
Today in Philippine History. July 29, 1931, General Aguinaldo states that the Philippines is ready to assume the responsibilities of an independent nation.
Today in Philippine History. July 28, 1909, Governor-General William Cameron Forbes endorsed the reconstruction of Rizal's house in Dapitan, site of the hero's exile, thus, Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte became a major historical landmark where the Rizal Shrine is located.
July 28, 1963, 24 delagates to the 11th Boy Scout World Jamboree in Greece perished in a tragic plane crash.
Today in Philippine History. On July 28, 1963, United Arab Airlines Flight 869 crashed into the Arabian Sea a few miles off Bombay, India. A total of 60 people perished in the tragedy, among them were the 24 Filipino boy scouts and scout officials en route to Athens, Greece for the 11th World Jamboree.
Today in Philippine History. July 27, 1914, Brother Felix Manalo founded Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), largest homegrown Christian Church in the Philippines, in Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)
Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution states that, “[T]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”
Plaza Roma was the main public square of the city and the venue for bullfights and other public events during the Spanish period.
July 26, 1969, US President Nixon arrived in Manila; Gloria Diaz headed home with Miss Universe title
Today in Philippine History. July 26, 1969, US President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon arrived in Manila for a state visit, the same day Gloria Diaz left New York en route to Manila via Honolulu for her homecoming after winning the Miss Universe pageant.
Human life is important to God. we can see that in the manner by which Adam was created.
In the Bible, people come to know God through their life experience with him.
Today in Philippine History. July 23, 2004, Sai building, a then 5-year old 8-story building on Padre Rada Street, Divisoria, Manila collapsed.
The story of Ibrahim (Abraham) is also recorded in the book of Genesis of the Jewish and Christian Bible. There are differences though, such as, in Islamic belief the son is Ishmael not Isaac, while in Christian tradition the name of the father is Abraham not Ibrahim.
Message of the Day: Christian Freedom is not a License to Continue in Sin, but an Opportunity to Serve One Another in Love!
"For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another."(Galatians 5:13, NKJV)
Part of the problem is people's initial and usual reaction to change. Most of us are uncomfortable when confronted with change. Let us try every available means first and adjust as we go along so no one is left behind. We learn as one!
The Book of Deuteronomy is Moses' farewell speech recalling Israel's history and calling the Israelites to a covenant renewal.