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Losing confidence in the UN…WHO, UNCHR
by Bobit S. Avila - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, just six days before it would have lapsed into a law, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terror Bill and only the anti-Duterte trolls attacked him in the social media…
Cebu City world’s longest locked down city
by Bobit S. Avila - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
How many times have we been told that during this global pandemic that now is not the right time to die because you cannot have a public wake, nor a big funeral.
Cebu welcomes Sec. Cimatu and his team
by Bobit S. Avila - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
No less than Pres. Rodrigo Duterte expressed his disappointment over how the COVID-19 situation in Cebu has been handled and how Cebuanos in general responded to the crisis, more so when he said in Bisaya that we...
Morong 43 and the Anti-Terror bill
by Bobit S. Avila - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Friday my good friend Rep. Raul Del Mar of the North District of Cebu City sent me this very important statement:
IATF should listen to people’s complaints
by Bobit S. Avila - June 18, 2020 - 12:00am
I usually answer all my emails and sometimes reprint those that have great appeal and can also help other readers.
Why are hospitals in Cebu filled to capacity?
by Bobit S. Avila - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The situation in the Philippines today regarding people affected by COVID-19 is that we have 24,787 cases of infected people, 5,545 recoveries and 1,052 fatalities since the middle of March.
IATF rules increase chances of infection
by Bobit S. Avila - June 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Since Cebu City was placed under a General Community Quarantine on June 1, after nearly three months of Enhanced Community Quarantine I went around Cebu City for most of the week to check as to which businesses were...
A challenge to the IATF
by Bobit S. Avila - June 9, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is anything very wrong with some of the ideas emanating from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases especially now that they made that major shift from Enhanced Community Quarantine...
What’s wrong with Americans these days?
by Bobit S. Avila - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am
When the virus hit the shores of America, one of the most strange things I learned was that Americans started buying a lot of firearms, many of them high-powered firearms…
An interview with Taiwan’s VP on the pandemic
by Bobit S. Avila - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It is already the second day of June and by now the City of Cebu has began its shift from being under Enhanced Community Quarantine to a General Community Quarantine like Cebu Province and this is due to our massive...
Cebu City awaiting final word on its ECQ
by Bobit S. Avila - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
This is now my last column for the month and by Monday, June 1, Cebu City will be off from Enhanced Community Quarantine , that’s if Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella of the Inter-Agency Task Force thinks that...
No to lockdowns extension
by Bobit S. Avila - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, I got this report from a publication called I & I, which has become viral in social media, as it is entitled, “There’s more evidence that lockdowns were a massive waste of time and...
More people die of dengue than COVID-19?
by Bobit S. Avila - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
More than a week ago I’ve repeatedly asked the Department of Health in Region VII headed by Regional Director Dr. Jaime Bernadas or Dr. Daisy Villa of Cebu City Health Office what really is the fatality or...
CBCP must decide how churches should reopen
by Bobit S. Avila - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is anything Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and many other Senators totally fail to understand, it is that the 33-year-old 1987 Constitution, often called the Cory Constitution, needs to be changed...
Cebu City still lowest in fatality rate
by Bobit S. Avila - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The much-awaited breaking news came from the IATF that issued Resolution No.35 placing low risk (minimum standards) for General Community Quarantine from Enhanced Community Quarantine. This puts the entire Region-7...
D-Day this Friday: From ECQ to GCQ?
by Bobit S. Avila - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
I already wrote my piece about the issue that closed the ABS-CBN Network by government regulators and even asked why they could not get a new franchise during the term of then president Benigno “PNoy”...
Media shouldn’t be made to get franchises
by Bobit S. Avila - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Finally we learned about the immediate closure of ABS-CBN as of yesterday.
New normal: Bring back ROTC next school year
by Bobit S. Avila - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Monday I was able to interview Maj. Gen. Marlou L. Salazar, Regional Director-7 for the Civil Defense Office in Region-7 and I found out that he is also the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force head for Region...
Kudos to mvp for helping fight COVID-19
by Bobit S. Avila - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
I got this text message from my good friend, and fellow STAR columnist Mike Toledo, “We thank MPIC Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan for his noble intervention and approval and positive response that saved the...
We need to prepare for the new normal
by Bobit S. Avila - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
We are exactly a month old with our enhanced community quarantine and the last report I got from the Department of Health on the COVID-19 cases is 7,579 on the number of cases all over the Philippines, while of...
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