Death Penalty and the Bible

THERE ARE AT LEAST 10 “crimes” that deserve capital punishment according to the Old Testament of the Bible:
1. Murder
Exo. 21:12: "Whoever hits a man and kills him is to be put to death.”
Exo. 21:14: “But when a man gets angry and deliberately kills another man, he is to be put to death, even if he has run to my altar for safety.”
2. Rape
Deut. 22:25: "Suppose a man out in the countryside rapes a girl who is engaged to someone else. Then only the man is to be put to death;”
3. Adultery
Lev. 20:10, 11-12: “If a man commits adultery with the wife of a fellow Israelite, both he and the woman shall be put to death” ...


Essential Lessons in Translation

10 Essential Principles of Translation

1. A translation must give the words of the original.
2. A translation must give the ideas of the original.
3. A translation should read like the original work.
4. A translation should read like a translation.
5. A translation should reflect the style of the original ...

The Mysterious ‘Nothing’

... Some philosophers of language dismiss each use of the nothing as nonsense, and here I beg to disagree with them. One proof that the use of the nothing is nothing less than sensible is the fact that it practically makes sense to verbally sketch some political crises by using the different usages of the term nothing. Here is my example:

          “There was nothing for it but for the government to admit its guilt, some critics say. The government officials accordingly are nothing if not culpable. Nevertheless, some are alarmed, for it’s positively not for nothing that the President, with all of these hubbubs, is apparently doing nothing ...



THIS IS A LECTURE submitted by Engr. Rosanna A. Villapando, a Computer Professor in New Era University and Rizal Technological University, Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering. (You, too, can have your lectures, readings, researches, articles, etc. posted here. Send them through e-mail to

Beginners encounter difficulty in programming, especially when solving mathematical problems. The basic concepts in programming is the used of control structures. Programmers must learn the three control structures used in programming. These three basic structures are for  loop, while loop, and do while which can be used to develop any kind of program.



This article was submitted by a teenager from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines. (You, too, can  have your lectures, readings, modules, researches, articles, etc. published here. Send them through e-mail to

ONE MID-AFTERNOON while waiting for my mother's  appointment with her cardiologist, I noticed an article written in one of the monthly newspaper of a certain Health Maintenance Organization. For me, it made a lot of sense that I decided to share it.


An article contributed by a psychometrician in Zamboanga City, Philippines who is currently taking up her masteral degree in Psychology. (You, too, can have your articles published here. Send them through e-mail to


FOR PEOPLE who are very much concerned about their hair, here are some tips on how to give their head and hair a good shampoo.

1. Brush hair briskly to smooth out tangles and loosen dirt.

2. Massage scalp firmly for 5 minutes to make it supple.

3. Wet hair with warm water. Apply shampoo and work up a good lather. With your fingertips, work the suds into your scalp. Gently pull the suds through your hair strands. Massage the areas behind the ears and at the base of the skull where the oil=producing glands are. The top of the head, which has no oil-glands or muscles, needs massaging to stimulate circulation.


Education in Belgium: Some legal cases

Case # 1: Belgian Linguistic Case

FRENCH-SPEAKING RESIDENTS of certain Flemish-speaking areas of Belgium, who wanted their children to be educated through French.  While Dutch-speaking children in a particular French-speaking area were allowed to be educated in Dutch-speaking schools in a bilingual district outside the neighbourhood, French-speaking children in an equivalent Flemish area could not attend the French-speaking schools in the same bilingual district but were compelled to attend their local Dutch-language schools ...
          The Applicants argued that Section 4 of the Belgian Act of 30th July 1963 "relating to the use of languages in education" breached Articles 8 (right to private and family life) and 14 (non-discrimination) of the European Convention of Human Rights and Article 2 of Additional Protocol 1 (right to education) to the Convention ...


Education in Belgium: 10 features

1.Founded in 1425, the oldest Belgian university, the Catholic University of Leuven dates from the Middle Ages. Since 1970, it divided into independent French- and Dutch-speaking universities ...
2. Among OECD countries in 2002, Belgium had the third-highest proportion of 18–21 year-olds enrolled in postsecondary education, at 42%. (OECD is Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development which has 30 member nations, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Australia.) An estimated 98% of the adult population is literate ...
3. Mirroring the dual structure of the 19th-century Belgian political landscape, characterized by the Liberal and the Catholic parties, the educational system is segregated within a secular and a religious segment. The secular branch of schooling is controlled by the communities, the provinces, or the municipalities, while religious, mainly Catholic branch education ...


Belgium: 20 Basic information

... 2. Belgium is famous for seafood (such as mussels), chocolate, some 300 varieties of beer, waffles, and frites (fried potatoes)—which Belgians claim to have invented and which are sometimes served with mayonnaise.
3. The Belgian chemical industry leads the world in the production of cobalt and radium salts and also ranks high in the production of fertilizers and plastics.
4. Belgium is a founding member of the powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a defense alliance created to enhance the stability, well-being, and freedom of its members (e.g. United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, etc.). NATO’s headquarters are found in Brussels, Belgium ...


Countryside Superhero

MARK JOSEPH TAJO SOLIS, the contributor, is from the KYUSHU UNIVERSITY in Japan. This essay he contributed was adjudged as one of the ten national winners of the Hands On Manila Volunteer Chronicles 2 National Essay Writing Contest organized by the Hands On Manila Foundation, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Powerbooks. (You, too, can have your articles published here. )

...When I was a small kid, about six or seven years of age, I already knew that superheroes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From Batman to Astroboy, from Ironman to Gundams, and the Justice League all the way to the X-Men, I knew that those beings are of extraordinary nature. They possess superpowers that can save the world within the snap of a finger and will always end up saving the day as well the entire humanity.  They have awesome gadgets, well-crafted costumes, and exceptional instincts that render them immutable. And oftentimes, they are also of wealthy dispositions in life like Batman or prominent personalities of their age like Ironman. In other words, they are – no more, no less – the greatest of their own worlds ...




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