Bobit S. Avila
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Can the CBCP comment on what the pope said?
by Bobit S. Avila - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
An offhand remark that Pope Francis made about gay people in July came out a week ago; it’s still the single most memorable statement of his pontificate.
Corruption is corruption, be it in DPWH or BIR
by Bobit S. Avila - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I read in The STAR that President Duterte has vowed not to forgive officials involved in corruption and has urged the public to report irregularities so that the government could act on them.
Troubling issues by developers in Cebu City
by Bobit S. Avila - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Island of Cebu was dubbed by the Conde Nast magazine as the Best Island in Asia, besting Boracay, the holder of the title for many years.
Time to shift to a parliamentary gov’t
by Bobit S. Avila - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Call it a brief skirmish in Congress, but finally it ended when Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was forced to relinquish his post last Tuesday after weeks of sustained attacks against his successor, now Speaker Lord...
Answering letters
by Bobit S. Avila - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the up and coming partnership with the Archdiocese of Cebu with PLDT-SMART for the celebration of 500 years of Christianity next year in the Philippines. As a result, I got this email from...
Letter from Rep. Atienza
by Bobit S. Avila - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week I got a nasty letter from former three-term Manila mayor and former DENR secretary Lito Atienza, now Buhay party-list, responding to my Sept. 15 column entitled, “Cimatu has done right for Manila...
Cebu archdiocese partners with PLDT-Smart
by Bobit S. Avila - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Here is one big breaking news from Cebu. Last week, the Archdiocese of Cebu joined hands with PLDT-Smart for the Philippine celebration of 500 Years of Christianity next year. The celebration, spanning a period of...
The COVID-19 fear is still very much around
by Bobit S. Avila - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
I read this news report from The Philippine STAR that said, “Despite the easing of quarantine measures in most areas in the country, nearly nine in 10 adult Filipinos still fear that they or a member of their...
Support MSMEs and buy local
by Bobit S. Avila - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
I was requested to support MSMEs as SM launched the Kasama ng SM, a nationwide campaign inviting all its customers to buy local to help all of us bounce back better. The country’s MSMEs contribute about one...
Investigate the former Comelec chair
by Bobit S. Avila - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
I read the news report that 20 months before the May 2022 local and national polls, a lawyer and information technology expert has been nominated as the newest commissioner of the Commission on Elections.
EP human rights report on Phl fake news
by Bobit S. Avila - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The latest report we just got from the European Parliament (EP) is that it has approved a resolution condemning the “rapid” deterioration of human rights and press freedom in the Philippines under President...
Time to cancel a Netflix movie
by Bobit S. Avila - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I got a lot of comments regarding the article that I wrote last Tuesday in praise of Department of Environment and Natural Resourses Sec. Roy Cimatu on the issue of bringing the Dolomite white sand to Manila Bay....
Remembering Don Sergio Osmeña Sr.
by Bobit S. Avila - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
In Cebu, Sept. 9 is a special non-working holiday in honor of the 142nd birth anniversary of the Grand Old Man of Cebu, Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. who was born on Sept. 9, 1878 and died on Oct.19, 1961.
Birth of the Virgin Mary is not in the Bible
by Bobit S. Avila - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s been a distressing week for us in Cebu because last Sept. 1, 2020, Nelson Garcia, the younger brother of Gov. Gwen Garcia, passed away due to Covid-19.
Remembering Sir Max?
by Bobit S. Avila - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Tomorrow Sept. 4th is the birthday of my friend and mentor Sir Maximo V. Soliven.
The humility and compassion of Pres. DU30
by Bobit S. Avila - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the first day of the so-called “Ber” months that tell Filipinos that we are just less than four months to Christmas.
Why we need to change our Charter soon?
by Bobit S. Avila - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no doubt that those who belong to the Yellow Aquino Regime have always been against the administration of President ” Duterte and have lately been spreading news that the President was ill and had...
We are not having a revolution at this time
by Bobit S. Avila - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, a group that met in a gathering in Clark Freeport consisting of some 300 people, in a group called the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, led by Duterte...
Another fake news vs DU-30 spotted
by Bobit S. Avila - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
I don’t know why people or their organization go to extreme lengths in sending fake news through social media, which for me is total shamelessness.
Would the legislature accept a 50% pay cut?
by Bobit S. Avila - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
I read in the news that eight out of ten Filipinos believe their lives got worse in the past 12 months, according to the latest Social Weather Stations mobile phone survey.
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