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Good Morning Judge: PCSO’s mandate

WE have read from recent newspaper and television reports that the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office has indulged in lavish parties and dole outs for its officials and employees. This has been allegedly justified by its management officials as deserving as it is done only once a year and the agency has the wherewithal to spend. If true, this is indeed, unfortunate as the PCSO by virtue of its Charter is mandated to channel its resources to cater to charitable purposes such as institutions and/or individuals needing assistance for medical care. Hopefully, the PCSO would re-direct its attention to the purpose for which it has been organized. The Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines, Naga City and Camarines Sur Chapter has recently held its 2018 Chapter Induction Ceremony and 1st Chapter General Membership Meeting last January 20 at the Haciendas de Naga at Uptown Carolina. Mayor John G. Bongat who installed the 2018 Officers emphasized in his speech that the REBAP has been an indispensable partner of his administration and the City of Naga itself in the socio-economic development of the city and in generating employment. He said that thru the REBAP, the landscape of the city has gained invariable development. He thus encouraged the REBAP and its officers and members to continue in these efforts as he promised that his administration will continue to support the REBAP. TRIVIA: The Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry will have its General Membership Meeting and Oath-Taking of the Directors of the Board and Induction of New Members this coming Saturday, January 27 at the Avenue Convention Plaza at 4:00pm. Mr. Ferdinand D. Sia is the Incoming President. The Guest of Honor is Associate Justice Ma. Luisa Quijano-Padilla of the Court of Appeals. This writer has been tasked to introduce the Justice Padilla. Members of AdeNU high school batch ‘54 Rufo Tuy, Jr., Belindo Tordilla and Jose Faviner will jointly celebrate their birthday anniversary this coming January 29 with a luncheon-fellowship at Jimmy and Tang Resto-Bar. Congratulations and many happy returns of the day to the celebrants. QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: “WE WILL DESTROY INSTITUTIONAL EQUALITY (OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE) IF WE INTERPRET ARTICLE 17 (OF THE 1987 CONSTITUTION) TO MEAN THAT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE SHALL VOTE TOGETHER AND NOT SEPARATELY.” REYNATO C. PUNO, FORMER SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE: ‘ALL RIVERS GO TO THE SEA, YET NEVER DOES THE SEA BECOME FULL. TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY GO, THE RIVERS KEEP ON GOING,” ECCLESIASTES 1:7

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