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A new landfill
by Aven Piramide - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
On a newsstand along the way to the airport last Friday for my trip to Davao City, I was horrified to read the headline of The FREEMAN saying “Labella stops trash dumping”.
A city college?
by Aven Piramide - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me start with my own feeling. Mayor Labella humored me with his discourse on the establishment of a city college. I could not suppress my smile.
Rama’s paradigm shift
by Aven Piramide - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I yield this space to the speech Vice Mayor Michael Rama delivered in the inaugural session of the Cebu City Council. He entitled it “Paradigm Shift”.
Repetition of ugly history
by Aven Piramide - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
I remember that in 2016, when the BOPK, the group of former Mayor Tomas Osmeña, was in control of the Sanggunian Panlungsod, the numerically dominant councilors acted like the establishment in The Adventurers....
Panelo, the persuasive speaker
by Aven Piramide - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I was once an active member of the Queen City Toastmasters Club. When I joined in 1981, there were only five other such clubs in Cebu compared to about 40 today.
The President risks an impeachment
by Aven Piramide - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I considered my younger years to be a period of exploration and the senior years that I now live to be that of reflection.
Fear
by Aven Piramide - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Thinking that in my insignificance, I still could add one little voice to the growing horde of opinion makers, I recently wrote in this column my feeling of personal insult when our former Supreme Court justice Conchita...
A Filipino tragedy
by Aven Piramide - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Two short lines (from the lyrics) of two old standard songs speak of fools. Elvis Presley once sang “Wise men say, only fools rush in”.
A shaping City Council
by Aven Piramide - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Whoever said “when it rains, it pours” (aside, of course, from singer Luke Combs) must be referring to the unbelievable twist of good fortunes favoring mayor-elect Edgardo Labella, of the PDP-Laban, the...
Leadership crucible
by Aven Piramide - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The seemingly ongoing developments in the unpredictable world of Cebu City politics are turning to be a test on the leadership for Mayor-elect Edgardo Labella.
One significance of Barug slash PDP
by Aven Piramide - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
We are just three weeks away from the assumption of office of Edgardo Labella as Cebu City mayor and Michael Rama as the vice mayor.
Initial expectations
by Aven Piramide - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
As I humbly attempt to dwell on “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as a topic of this article today, I must clarify I refer only to the physical aspect in the ideals of living in a clean Cebu City.
The Osmeña centerfold
by Aven Piramide - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The term centerfold had, in my youth, exciting connotation. If mentioned among mischievous friends, we would associate it with Playboy magazine.
Distasteful
by Aven Piramide - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The initial line of Rolando Carbonell’s “Beyond Forgetting” has, since I read it first in the late 60s, always fascinated me.
Absolute power? OFF TANGENT
by Aven Piramide - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It was in my freshman year in Law school when Robert Ludlum published his work “Scarlatti Inheritance”.
Apalling
by Aven Piramide - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The electoral campaign last election was, pardon my word, prostituted. There never had been an election where campaign organizations were more heavily funded than in the last one.
The lures of Candijay
by Aven Piramide - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I happened to be born in Candijay, Bohol, because my father, Napoleon, a native of Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, was assigned there. Guindulman, the home of my mother, Veronica, is only seven kilometers from my birth...
Post-elections musing
by Aven Piramide - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I like to believe that the political dust has settled, the accompanying hurt it inflected upon opposing personalities healed and the acrimony it brought to otherwise friendly relations appeased.
A card Robredo has to read
by Aven Piramide - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I’d like to thank Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for sending me a card that reminds me firstly that he descends from President Sergio Osmeña Sr.
Critical collaboration
by Aven Piramide - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
While going over the list of candidates for senator the other night, I played a few of the less-popular record albums of some great singers in my collections.
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