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Duterte in Naga, Cebu to help disaster victims
by Bobit S. Avila - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the 12th anniversary of the 888 News Forum as originally conceptualized by Bobby Joseph as Cebu’s foremost “Kapihan” for the Cebu media.
Cebu celebrates its 26th Press Freedom Week
by Bobit S. Avila - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the 26th celebration of Cebu’s Press Freedom Week, which kicked off with a holy mass officiated by Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Villarojo of the Cebu Archdiocese who challenged the Cebu media in his homily...
Our Catholic church leaders in crisis
by Bobit S. Avila - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Toward the end of August, a former top-ranking Vatican official came up with an 11-page exposé with shocking allegations about Pope Francis, literally accusing him of covering up horrific abuses by disgraced...
Now the judiciary can return to normalcy
by Bobit S. Avila - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Aug. 28 we entitled our column “An impeachment impossible” because I personally believed that newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita de Castro and Justices Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Andres...
We remember the 9/11 terror attack in New York
by Bobit S. Avila - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is a red-letter day for the Kaiser Health Group as it formally opens its 3rd medical center (the first one was years ago at the Mactan Export Processing Zone) and the next one was opened only this year at...
Only in the Philippines is this happening
by Bobit S. Avila - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally, the Duterte administration has done something to keep that noisy Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV looking back at what he has done or should I say that he has undone for this country.
Duterte issues a tough speech vs Mayor Tomas Osmeña
by Bobit S. Avila - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the birthday of the late Philippine STAR publisher Maximo V. Soliven who would have turned 89 years today.
Rename Mactan Airport Lapu-Lapu Airport
by Bobit S. Avila - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Monday was National Heroes Day, but for Cebuanos, it was an unforgettable day because no less than Pres. Rodrigo Duterte who last June finally gave Chief Lapu-Lapu the recognition he deserves by making his day,...
An impossible impeachment
by Bobit S. Avila - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally after a long wait, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has been appointed as the new chief justice by President Rodrigo Duterte...
The Plaza Miranda bombing and the CPP
by Bobit S. Avila - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a holiday last Aug. 21 as it was Ninoy Aquino Day. After all, 35 years have passed since he was assassinated as he went down the stairway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the airport that bears his...
Mother Lily’s 80th birthday bash
by Bobit S. Avila - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
With proper permission from Entertainment Editor Ricky F. Lo, allow me to write a showbiz article because last week, no less than Mother Lily Monteverde called to invite me and my wife Jessica to Manila on her 80th...
The Philippines need an NTSB
by Bobit S. Avila - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña clearly stated that he was not in favor of placing PAGASA and Phivolcs under DDM’s jurisdiction
Rename Philippine Insurrection to Fil-Am war
by Bobit S. Avila - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Twenty years ago when I visited the famous Iwo Jima, a monument of World War II in Arlington, Virginia that shows the statues of American soldiers in Mt. Suribachi raising the American Flag, I went around and saw...
Digging deeper into Comelec corruption
by Bobit S. Avila - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
When my good friend, Atty. Glenn Chong, former Congressman of Biliran Island appeared before a Senate investigating committee on the 2016 Automated Elections, it revived many questions that we raised not just during...
The Vatican’s ruling on the death penalty issue
by Bobit S. Avila - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, the Vatican came up with the latest decree coming from Pope Francis who ordained that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign...
Cebu Pacific’s ‘Juan Effect’ tourism program
by Bobit S. Avila - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a great Tuesday noon to meet with Department of Tourism Regional Director-7 Shalimar Hofer-Tamano at the Makati Shangri-La for the launching of Cebu Pacific’s Juan Effect Sustainable Tourism Program...
We need a Philippine version of federalism
by Bobit S. Avila - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, the Consultative Commission led by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno had a conference on federalism at the Mandaue Sports Center.
Federalism vs unitary on wealth imbalance
by Bobit S. Avila - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been elected as Speaker of the House, many people in Facebook chose to vilify her for her “Hello Garci” incident and that she was corrupt when she...
The federal state of California
by Bobit S. Avila - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
I found out that the State of the Nation Address of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte was to be presented at 4 p.m., this means, we have very little time to dissect it and present our views about what the President has said...
Federalism is better than our unitary form
by Bobit S. Avila - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Here we go again… Social Weather Stations came up with a survey that showed that only 37 percent of Filipinos support the shift to a federal system of government while only one out of four Filipinos are even...
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