July 19, 2024

Let’s start with a prayer for healing and belief: “Dear Lord, I come humbly before You asking You to heal me in every area of my life. I give You my heart in faith that You can make me whole praise Your name. Jesus, I believe that You are my healer and redeemer! I love You, Jesus. Amen.”

An article published in a broadsheet revealed that once domestic travel for leisure is allowed amid the public health crisis caused by the Covid-19, most citizens would prefer traveling to destinations closer to where they live.
It cited results of a survey entitled “The Philippine travel survey report: Insights on Filipino travelers’ sentiments on the new normal” that disclosed some respondents living in Metro Manila and the Luzon area would choose to have their vacation in tourist destinations like La Union, El Nido and Coron in Palawan, the Bicol region, and in Baguio.
The survey also found out that those living in the Visayas region would travel to Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo, and Bohol while Mindanao residents would prefer visiting Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Siargao.
Let’s hope that a vaccine be found soon to end this pandemic.

FYI: Mayor Benjie Magalong has issued a memorandum directing all barangays to monitor and ensure compliance of their constituents with quarantine and health and safety protocols following the lifting of the liquor ban. Erring barangays face lockdown, the mayor warned.

Here’s “Incantation” by Czeslaw Milosz: “Human reason is beautiful and invincible./ No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books,/ No sentence of banishment can prevail against it./ It establishes the universal ideas in language,/ And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice/ With capital letters, lie and oppression with small./ It puts what should be above things as they are,/ Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope./ It does not know Jew from Greek or slave from master,/ Giving us the estate of the world to manage./ It saves austere and transparent phrases/ From the filthy discord of tortured words./ It says that everything is new under the sun,/ Opens the congealed fist of the past./ Beautiful and very young are Philo-Sophia/ And poetry, her ally in the service of the good./ As late as yesterday Nature celebrated their birth,/ The news was brought to the mountains by a unicorn and an echo./ Their friendship will be glorious, their time has no limit./ Their enemies have delivered themselves to destruction.”

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