Escape for a Moment and Return to your First Love

In the news nowadays, as we read on social media. There are issues of #JunkTerrorBill #ABSCBN etc. Most of it raises our blood pressure and sometimes even when we are calm, resides in our minds and it seems like pain that stays in our head, especially the influential people we watch, read their posts, expressing their thoughts in social media. They are considered pillars of industry in the field of film, politics, and much more.

So I ask myself, is this the current era where if you want to offend someone, it is very easy to post on social media, you have thoughts against the government policy, you are free to charge and say everything, then when banned, will just defend the press freedom, freedom to express oneself?




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Yes I am there, as a person and as a Filipino, we have the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances [1], but that does not mean that we have the right to insult, to judge others' mistakes, we do not have to cross the line because there is an existing law about slander and libel where slander is the spoken defamation and libel is written defamation [2]. Cybercrime Prevention Law on Libel [3]

Remember: Ignorance of Law excuses no one.

So I figured, why do you think I used to wonder, admire that it seems to go along with society mockers. Are you with them too? Be careful.

Google Mockery
Psalm 1:1 NIV

Go Back to your First Love

Reminisce the past. Who we are before? I'm sure we were a very good student, generous friend and a loving child to our parents. That is the first characteristic of a child from the upbringing of parents.

If we remember, we used to like watching cartoon tv, but why now, some enjoyed watching their idols made up of so many versions and made fun of, on social media, are you among them making fun of the mistakes of others?

We used to love VCD about learning Phonetics, Mathematics, Science and English, but now you're watching vloggers' antics on youtube, making people's mistakes, funny, it's just normal to watch jokes. But there is a thin line between a good and a bad joke.

Why children idolized more about the Joker's Why so serious?
Joker Why so serious
Rather than Green Lantern's Lesson? Overcoming Fear.
There is a saying in Filipino
Ang mga tsismosa, hindi pa nila alam ang buong istorya, pero sa kanila may ending na.

Gossips are worst than thieves because they steal another person's dignity, honest reputation and credibility, which are challenging to restore.

Afraid to be the hot potato because of personal misery, they rather gossip someone to cover their own fear of controversy


Escape for a Moment and Kill Time

King Solomon once written ...there's a time to kill

So before you say bad words to others when you're angry, KILL YOUR TIME. Take a moment to think before you speak, some say it is also applicable in making promises when you're happy. KILL YOUR TIME and think, because when you do, you may prevent the worst result of your rush action.


Escape for a Moment: Search the Truth


Innocence and lies don't make a perfect match
Leave your door unlatched
I know a word could be untrue
And yet still move you

Does your idol being controlled by his superiors, suggest such an action and idea, since you idolize him too, you will be moved and follow such movements? Wait!

Lying cannot prove you as an innocent even inside your heart you know which is true but still you do what you intended to do.

Consider all news that you read elsewhere are fake unless you proved to yourself that its true, make a thorough research about the issue before you jump to a conclusion just because someone shared his/her opinion and gained million likes and shared in social media, don't be a fool. In the end it is easier to say you're innocent even you know that you lied.


Return to your First Love and Be Peaceful

Can't find your first love? Really hard?

Maybe it is easier to find the one who First Loved us?

1 John 4:19 NIV

As for me, my First Love is to Worship God as what my parents revealed to me when I was young. And this Worship Album I bought and shared to my children when they were young.


  • My Life Is in You Lord
  • The Spirit of the Lord
  • For the Lord is My Tower/ The Name of the Lord
  • Lord I Lift Your Name On High
  • Forever Grateful
  • I Sing Praises
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Still Amazing
  • I Worship You Almighty God
  • I Stand in Awe
  • In the Presence
  • I Will Sing
  • Sanctuary
  • Lord I Lift Your Name On High
  • For the Lord is My Tower/ The Name of the Lord (Reprise)

To God be the Glory! God Bless Us!



References:

[1] Article III: BILL OF RIGHTS

Section 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.
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[2] Book Two of Revised Penal Code of the Philippines
Republic Act. No. 3815 December 8, 1930

Title Thirteen
CRIMES AGAINST HONOR
Chapter One
LIBEL
Section One. — Definitions, forms, and punishment of this crime.

Article. 353. Definition of libel. — A libel is public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead.

Article. 354. Requirement for publicity. — Every defamatory imputation is presumed to be malicious, even if it be true, if no good intention and justifiable motive for making it is shown, except in the following cases:
  1. A private communication made by any person to another in the performance of any legal, moral or social duty; and
  2. A fair and true report, made in good faith, without any comments or remarks, of any judicial, legislative or other official proceedings which are not of confidential nature, or of any statement, report or speech delivered in said proceedings, or of any other act performed by public officers in the exercise of their functions.
Article. 355. Libel means by writings or similar means. — A libel committed by means of writing, printing, lithography, engraving, radio, phonograph, painting, theatrical exhibition, cinematographic exhibition, or any similar means, shall be punished by prision correccional in its minimum and medium periods or a fine ranging from 200 to 6,000 pesos, or both, in addition to the civil action which may be brought by the offended party.

Article. 356. Threatening to publish and offer to present such publication for a compensation. — The penalty of arresto mayor or a fine from 200 to 2,000 pesos, or both, shall be imposed upon any person who threatens another to publish a libel concerning him or the parents, spouse, child, or other members of the family of the latter or upon anyone who shall offer to prevent the publication of such libel for a compensation or money consideration.

Article. 357. Prohibited publication of acts referred to in the course of official proceedings. — The penalty of arresto mayor or a fine of from 20 to 2,000 pesos, or both, shall be imposed upon any reporter, editor or manager or a newspaper, daily or magazine, who shall publish facts connected with the private life of another and offensive to the honor, virtue and reputation of said person, even though said publication be made in connection with or under the pretext that it is necessary in the narration of any judicial or administrative proceedings wherein such facts have been mentioned.

Article. 358. Slander. — Oral defamation shall be punished by arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period if it is of a serious and insulting nature; otherwise the penalty shall be arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos.

Article. 359. Slander by deed. — The penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period or a fine ranging from 200 to 1,000 pesos shall be imposed upon any person who shall perform any act not included and punished in this title, which shall cast dishonor, discredit or contempt upon another person. If said act is not of a serious nature, the penalty shall be arresto menor or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos.
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[3] Libel under Cybercrime Prevention Law

Under Section 4. Cybercrime Offenses
(c) Content-related Offenses:
(4) Libel — The unlawful or prohibited acts of libel as defined in Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future.
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