Duremdes returns in UNTV Cup Season 2

Quezon City, Philippines [82/11/2014]  Unusual it seems, but for a brave and charitable cause that brought in such an anticipated breath of air and doubled a heartbeat is something to be commended for. UNTV Cup Season 2 brings the excitement once again as it happens in Smart Araneta Coliseum, February 11th, 2014. Half-dawn and a massive crowd filled the premise of the iconic coliseum.

while waiting, people gather around the UNTV Drone
while waiting, people gather around the UNTV Drone

The colorful opening ceremonies were very much applauded by the huge crowd. The game ended with the score of 83-72 win by the Senate Defenders against the  HOR (House of Representatives) Solons. Cheers filled the air as Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon thanked the supporters and players. This is an unexpected strong support by various sponsors and different  private sectors.

photo: courtesy of UNTV Cup Facebook page
photo: courtesy of UNTV Cup Facebook page

One of the prestigious PBA’s 500 Three-Point Club Member and MVP, the “Captain Marvel” Kenneth Duremdes, 40,  proves that he still have the games. Dominating the 3-point shooting range made him the Player of the Game with a score of 36 points – 10 rebounds and 9 assists and 4 steals for the Defenders easy win. The House of Representatives’ Niel Tupas Jr scored  22 points, not enough to hit the winning score game.

Crowd favorite, Sen. Sonny Angara  from Season 1 is back with doubled agility in campaigning this seasons charity basketball league. As the crowd grew, same with statistics. In Trendinalia Philippines, just more than an hour, the hashtag #UNTVCup2 had rocketed the 3rd spot trending in Twitter.


Before the event ended, a message from Bro. Eli Soriano addressing the event as Every Game Day is People’s Day. Encouraging everyone to support this one of a kind advocacy that benefits our fellowmen.  Together with Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon, in making  their dreams one step to reality. Players and supporters, with their talents and strength with a cause.

Valentines Day is a Hoax! The sad truth about Valentines Day

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This site is dedicated to the “she wolf” that suckled the orphans Romulus and Remus to survive the woods after the flooding. Drinking the milk of the she-wolf was somehow incorporated with the attitude of both brothers. They had soon founded the City of Rome in 753 B.C. The brothers had fought on who is taking over the city that ended up killing his own brother, Remus.

photo taken from Google
photo taken from Google

  “From your  Valentine.”

… the last three words written in cards and gifts every 14th of February — from your valentine. The ‘love month’ as they call it. To make someone special– special.  Prettiest flowers and chocolates wrapped in elaborate red wrappers with printed hearts. Anyone who is in a relationship can totally relate to this event.  Red is the color of the day that even families go out for fun wearing reds.  Needless to say, everything in this day is sparkly red. Coincidentally, this might be the most frustrating event if you are single and have no one to be with. Probability is, watching television alone – and not much surprise, a love story. 

When is Valentine’s Day celebrated?

Practiced in the early Christian Rome, Lupercalia, a pagan festival that is celebrated in the 15th  of February and the festivity begins by sacrificing a goat and a dog to the altar until their blood had dried up. The skin of these animals is shaved and made into strips or rawhide.  Men would run around naked and chase woman and whip their buttocks with the rawhides. Luperci, as the young nobles are called is derived from the word “lupa.” In an article by Leonhard Schmitz, Ph.D., F.R.S.E., Rector of the High School of Edinburgh, the goats and the dogs is appropriate for the sacrifice because of their remarkable sexual instinct, which animals are known.

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Where is the Lupercalia being held?

The Lupercalia  is built underground at the foot of the Palatine Hill. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Palatine Hill is where the city of Rome started wherein the pre-historic remains were found. This is the fertility ceremony. Mainly, to make babies. While the pregnant ones that were being whipped believed to have a safe labor. The unmarried women who are whipped would receive fertile womb.  

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photo: google

But no one will forget the Valentines Day Massacre. This is the fight of two gangs — mobsters. A bloody warfare between gangsters Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Bugs” Moran — ironically, February 14th.

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http://www.conservaphoto: pedia.com/St._Valentine%27s_Day_Massacre

Is there a St. Valentine?

During the middle ages, a priest, by the name of Valentine, as Emperor Claudius ordered that all men is not permitted to marry and his reason is for the men to concentrate and engage in the battle without family to think. The priest, Valentine, secretly wed young couple. This had brought to the attention of the Emperor and sentenced his death.  While at his prison cell, his sympathizers were giving him red roses and letters to show support. 

Valentines through the years

This festivity had evolved into a different kind of celebration. From the pagan, lavish celebration to the more wholesome giving of cards, flowers and chocolates; minus the street slapping and an overly concentrated to drawing of names to future partners whose agenda is to make babies.

Today, Valentines Day is a billion-industry. $16 Billion, that is.  An article of Judith Aquino of the Business Insider, 10 entrepreneurs turned this day a $16 Billion Industry as follows:

·         Manufacturers of candy hearts like NECCO sold an approximate earnings of 100,000 pounds.

·         1-800- Flowers.com gets 1,000,000 new customers every Valentines Day.

·         Armellini Express, a trucking business that transports the mass production of flowers before Valentine’s Day.

·         John Sortino’s Vermont Teddy Bears – although this huggable bears shared their piece of controversies because of the messages this bears created, thus, sparked issues to the mental health professionals and PajamaGrams for both men and women.

·         Milton Hershey chocolates.

·         Roy Raymond’s Victoria’s Secret’s lingerie

·         Tiffany &Co.’s stationery and fancy goods emporium.

·         Joyce C. Hall’s Hallmark Cards

·         Benjamin Franklin’s concept of postal service.

Flirt-bot, an automated chat program to get victims provide details about themselves. E-mails that shows a heart icon that automatically downloads credit card numbers. Despite of the technology that humanity had been enjoying, it had turned against human itself by some scrupulous people taking advantage to this occasion and specially to people’s feelings.

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Bro. Eli Soriano slams Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ!

Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines (2/7/2014) The much anticipated debate between Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ took place on February 7, 2014 as both parties is provided 15 minutes. The live debate is aired in all 1,281 remote satellite stations nationwide. Bro. Eli is on the negative side while Mr. Catarinen takes on the affirmative side.

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The program Ang Dating Daan re-scheduled the monthly Bible Exposition to give way to the debate. This special event is also promoted through different social media. The hashtag #DebateBroEli seated 5th on Trending Topics, Facebook and Twitter. But as the debate progressed, it reached  the #1 spot.

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For a fair debate, the moderators and time keepers are not affiliated to both parties. Mr. Simpicio Villegas Mijarez (Catholic); timekeepers: Janice B. Bulandres (New Apostolic) and Mr. Roejen M. Tejano (Born Again) joined the panel.

cross-examination of Bro. Eli to Mr. Catarinen
cross-examination of Bro. Eli to Mr. Catarinen

“Sa kabila ng mga pang-iinsulto ni G. Catarinen, pinatatawad ko na siya. Kahit sinabi pa niyang masasama ang taga-Dating Daan.” – Bro. Eli Soriano

“Despite Mr. Catarinen’s insulting words and even saying that the members of Ang Dating Daan is evil, I forgive him… “ – Bro. Eli Soriano

Mr. Catarinen had been bashing and throwing hurtful words to his person, thus, saying malicious words to the organizers halfway the event.

The Topic:   I will prove that our Lord Jesus Christ s the founder of the true church and He is also the owner of the true church based on the Bible. 

Bro. Eli implies that the Church is an entity. A group that the Father owns. People around the globe witnessed and definitely learned a lot from the debate, even the moderator, who admitted and understood the essence of who owns the church. The church is an entity owned by the Father.

1 Ped. 2:9 –Datapuwa’t kayo’y isang lahing hirang, isang makaharing pagkasaserdote, bansang banal, bayang pag-aaring sarili ng Dios, upang inyong ipahayag ang mga karangalan niyaong tumawag sa inyo mula sa kadiliman, hanggang sa kaniyang kagilagilalas na kaliwanag.

1 Peter 2:9 — But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

Ang absolute owner ay ang Ama, ipinagkaloob kay Kristo — ang pangulo sa lahat ng mga bagay sa iglesia. Colosas 1:18   At siya ang ulo ng katawan, sa makatuwid baga’y ng iglesia; na siya ang pasimula, ang panganay sa mga patay; upang sa lahat ng mga bagay, ay magkaroon siya ng kadakilaan.

Colosians 1:18  He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

To close the debate, Bro. Eli has this to say: “May God bless us all, and may we continue to quest for the truth as long as we live. Triumph belongs to God. Glory belongs to God.”

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