Time is f leeting










THE celebration of Ash Wednesday yesterday ushers in the start of the Lenten Season. The Holy Week starts on April 10 with Good Friday falling on April 14 and Easter Sunday on April 16. Indeed, time is fleeting and soon enough would be summer time. As we approach this time of the year, many are looking forward to spending leisure time at our summer beach resorts. Among the leading beach resorts in Camarines Sur are in Magtabid and Balogo in Pasacao; the Sabang beach resort and Gota beach in Partido and, of course, the famous CWC at the Provincial Capitol complex in Pili. In Naga we have the hot spring in Carolina, and the Haciendas de Naga resort with its much vaunted wave pool, and the Pichelitos resort in Magarao where one could either go swimming or just go fishing and have your catch cooked for you. Its wine cellar is also complete with local or imported liquors. I was watching the TV interview of Senator Riza Hontiveros by Karen Davila this evening and indeed, it is not surprising for her and three other LP senators to be ousted from their respective committees in the Senate. I believe that the ouster of Senators Hontiveres, Senate Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan and Bam Aquino for not being allegedly supportive of President Duterter’s legislative agenda is a blessing in disquise. This time we will have a real minority opposition in the Senate which is good for the country. As correctly pointed out by former President Benigno Aquino III, the opposition can “speak up” and make the party’s voice “heard again”. Before the ouster, it was an awkward situation to have a minority opposition in coalition with the majority members in the Senate. Reportedly, the ouster move was hatched at the Forbes Park mansion of Senator Manny Pacquiao. No wonder it was Paquiao himself who moved for their ouster during the Senate session. TRIVIA: Greetings to my daughter Tessie who will be celebrating her Nth birth anniversary this coming Friday, March 3. She is now a resident of Los Angeles, California. Belated birthday greetings to my friend Mayor Fermin Mabolo of San Fernando who celebrated his Nth birthday anniversary last February 21. Hi also to Atty. Mariano “Nitoy” Sibulo and his lovely spouse Cecil, to Atty. Mon Felipe III and my former boss former Comelec Chairperson Ramon H. Felipe, Sr. Hi also to my good friend Nitoy Abella whom I have not seen for sometimes. Nitoy has been a friend since our Jaycee days. QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: “YOU WILL FIND AS YOU LOOK BACK UPON YOUR LIFE THAT THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HAVE TRULY LIVED ARE THE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THINGS IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE.” HENRY DRUMMOND FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE: “THERE IS AN APPOINTED TIME FOR EVERYTHING, AND A TIME FOR EVERY AFFAIR UNDER THE HEAVENS.” ECCL. 3:1