LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 24:14, the Holy Bible).
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS IN RP? What is the work—or the mission, if you will—of the Church that Jesus, our God and Savior, established in the Philippines, pursuant to Matthew 16:18 and Isaiah 46:11 of the Bible? A reading of the Bible indicates that the Church of Jesus in the Philippines will lead in proclaiming, and thereby allowing people to be saved by, the truth that Jesus is God and Savior.
THE ISSUE IS THE ILLEGAL CHINESE WORKERS, PERIOD! The issue that we must not lose sight of in the controversy over the alleged bribe try of online gambling operator Jack Lam against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Chairman Andrea Domingo of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is the apparent smuggling, as it were, of Chinese citizens into the country to work illegally in Lam’s casino.
In the face of the conflicting claims of Lam, through his partners here, and of Aguirre, on whether there was indeed a bribe offer or not, it is clear everybody are in agreement that some 1,300 or so Chinese have been working illegally at the Jack Lam-owned Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino at Clark Freeport Zone in Clark, Pampanga.
How did these Chinese workers get into the Philippines? How come they were allowed to come here? And why did Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino allow them to work illegally, as Aguirre had been saying? Did this not violate the franchise given to Jack Lam to operate a casino and should therefore result in the cancellation of that franchise?
DOJ, IMMIGRATION, MUST DISCLOSE RECORD OF CHINESE WORKERS: Another question that Jack Lam and Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino must answer is: did not their franchise include a provision that requires the employment of Filipino workers in their casino? As far as I can gather, this employment of Filipino workers by licensed foreign gambling operators is mandatorily provided for in their franchises.
On the other hand, I suggest that Aguirre’s department and the Bureau of Immigration should disclose to the public the immigration records of the arrested 1,300 or so Chinese workers at Fontana Leisure Park and Casino. The public has a right to know whether these workers legally entered the Philippines, and what their qualifications are that prompted Jack Lam to allow them to work for him.
What is more, our countrymen should also be informed as to whether anyone of those arrested already came into the country before. Sources are telling me that some of them previously came to the Philippines, worked for a while, but were deported back to China because of their inability to legalize their stay here.
CHURCH OF JESUS IN RP TO PROCLAIM JESUS AS GOD AND SAVIOR: Now that it is clear that Jesus, our God and Savior, established His Church in the Philippines, the next point of inquiry should be the work or the mission of that Church. Matthew 16:18 and Isaiah 46:11 clearly express this work of mission of the Church: to fulfill Jesus’ end time purpose, and that is to save souls, by proclaiming Him as God and Savior.
Matthew 24:14 attests to this, when it says that before the end of the world, the Gospel of Jesus will have to be proclaimed first to all the world. Now, what does the Gospel of Jesus consist of? It is that He, Jesus, is God and Savior, and that He truly is God, the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (AND KNK, or the Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church is doing this, precisely, now.
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