Bobit S. Avila
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NY Times book predicts COVID-19 39 years ago
by Bobit S. Avila - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no question that we do get a lot of news from the social media networks like Facebook and too often even if an important piece of news appears in my Facebook page, not many Netizens give some news items...
Man’s law vs the law of God. God wins
by Bobit S. Avila - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday next week is already Ash Wednesday.
The new official name for nCoV is covid 19
by Bobit S. Avila - February 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day but I would like to believe that the current global problem with the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID 19 by the World Health Organization) would affect this Valentine’s...
The importance of VFA for us Filipinos
by Bobit S. Avila - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
I’ve been wondering if the Philippines has already abrogated the Visiting Forces Agreement.
A people power rally in edsa, or fake news?
by Bobit S. Avila - February 6, 2020 - 12:00am
We started the year 2020 with the deaths of two close friends and a cousin of mine. But now that February is here, I thought that we’d no longer have such problems.
Brexit has allowed the UK to leave EU
by Bobit S. Avila - February 4, 2020 - 12:00am
While the whole world is concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus, which now has killed 304 people as of last count, last Jan. 31st was a historic day for the United Kingdom.
The clean-up of Manila Bay: A year after
by Bobit S. Avila - January 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Wow! How time flies indeed, I didn’t realize that a year has already passed when I challenged then newly installed Commodore of the Manila Yacht Club…
We shouldn’t panic due to coronavirus
by Bobit S. Avila - January 28, 2020 - 12:00am
What has the year 2020 in store for us? While we just suffered from the volcanic eruption of Taal Volcano whose alert level has now been reduced to Level 3 scientists or volcanologists don’t have a clue whether...
Facing a new virus threat from China
by Bobit S. Avila - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
There was a presscon called by Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in Manila the other day that revealed that the DOH is now investigating the case of a five-year-old child from Wuhan City in China,...
Du30 will help Cebu solve its traffic crisis
by Bobit S. Avila - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, Cebu celebrated the 40th year of the annual Sinulog Festival, which starts with Sinulog sa Kabataan and many other events leading to the annual Fluvial Parade between Mandaue City and Cebu City where the...
Atty. Sabio just exposed the Opposition plot
by Bobit S. Avila - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
We have focused on reporting about the sudden eruption of Taal Volcano Island last Sunday and the telling news we are getting from the front page news of our national dailies is that the effects of that eruption...
Taal’s eruption disrupts Sinulog Festival
by Bobit S. Avila - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
It is the new year 2020 and if there is any unexpected news we got last Sunday afternoon was the violent explosion of the Philippines’ second most active volcano, the Taal Volcano island, a view that you can...
The war vs drugs: It is not a colossal failure
by Bobit S. Avila - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Finally after a long wait Vice President Leni Robredo told the media that the President’s war against drugs was a “colossal blunder.”
Mactan Airport gets its second runway
by Bobit S. Avila - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
After a long, long time, I have a piece of good news for our readers when we learned that the consortium of Cebu-based company Duros Development Corp. and China Construction First Group won the bid for the construction...
Passing through the Hong Kong-Macao bridge
by Bobit S. Avila - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the reasons why we left Cebu for Hong Kong is to celebrate my wife’s birthday last Sunday and to spend our New Year’s celebration for the first time out of Cebu City.
A Happy New Year to all our valued readers
by Bobit S. Avila - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
While this is the time of year that we do our last column for 2019, I normally do not travel at this time since many flights are booked to somewhere.
It wasn’t a stormy Christmas for Cebu City
by Bobit S. Avila - December 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite all the media warnings of Typhoon “Ursula” following the path of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” six years earlier, Cebuanos prepared for the worst… after all, it has been six long...
A very Merry Christmas to all our readers!
by Bobit S. Avila - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
While I wrote in my Freeman column about the major civilian maritime disaster that happened in Manila Bay when the SS Corregidor of Compania Maritima hit a US mine off the Island of Corregidor on Dec. 17, 1941 or...
We’re getting distressing and disturbing news
by Bobit S. Avila - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday, I wrote in my Freeman column a distressing news that the Philippines ranked the lowest in reading comprehension and second lowest in science and mathematics among 79 countries covered by the 2018 Programme...
Lack of FOI bill only adds to the confusion
by Bobit S. Avila - December 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, we attended the 50th anniversary of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council at the Marcelo Fernan Press Center where Cebu City Councilor Edu Rama appraised us that he has filed an ordinance that seeks to apply...
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