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Meeting with the top people of Pres. Duterte
by Bobit S. Avila - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s not everyday that we are able to meet with the top leaders of our government and that’s exactly what we did last weekend.
Guns-for-hire are using our roads as killing fields
by Bobit S. Avila - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
We put more closed circuit television cameras on our major intersections simply because the technology is already very affordable and it lets authorities see what is happening in these places.
Pres. Duterte had more votes than reported
by Bobit S. Avila - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
By now, we ought to leave the issue of the ouster of Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno behind and move forward to focus on more important matters of the state.
CJ Corona vs CJ Sereno: A sharp contrast
by Bobit S. Avila - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a historic Friday when the Supreme Court (SC) ousted its own Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno in a quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida.
The solemnity of the ascension of Jesus
by Bobit S. Avila - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is day we have a lot to celebrate. First of all, it is the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ and it is also World Communications Day and for families all over the world, it is also Mother's...
Appreciating the work of the Concom
by Bobit S. Avila - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always been wary of reports coming from the surveys of Pulse Asia because as I have always said in more ways than one, the survey questions can be tailor-made to suit the group that has paid for the surv...
Haven't you heard? No man is an island
by Bobit S. Avila - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally, traffic managers from various local government units in Metro Cebu met at the social hall of the Cebu Provincial Capitol for the traffic management summit that aims to address the worsening traffic conditions...
Mactan’s Terminal 2 to be opened next month
by Bobit S. Avila - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, I had the golden opportunity to interview Andrew Harrison, chief executive advisor of the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. in his office at the Mactan Cebu International Airport for my TV talk show Straight...
The vine and the branches - Part 2
by Bobit S. Avila - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
It is now the sixth Sunday of Easter and today's gospel reading is a continuation of last Sunday's from John 15: 1-8 on the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ about the vine and the branches. Our Sunday gospel today...
EO ending endo is proof DU30 is no dictator!
by Bobit S. Avila - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte on May 1 signed an Executive Order (EO) to put an end to illegal contractualization and provide security of tenure for Filipino workers, known as "endo."
Time to help our own hotel/resort owners
by Bobit S. Avila - May 1, 2018 - 9:52pm
The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas sent me an official statement that Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino wants to convene hotel and resort owners in Mactan Island and...
Stop endo? What about gov’t casual workers?
by Bobit S. Avila - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
It is Labor Day and as usual, our workers are expecting something from Pres. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, and one of them is his campaign promise to end contractualization a.k.a. “Endo.”
NEDA-ICC cancels BRT project for Cebu
by Bobit S. Avila - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Here are some news regarding the much-awaited issue on whether the investment coordination committee of the National Economic and Development Authority which held a crucial meeting yesterday at the Bangko Sentral...
Today is D-Day for the island of Boracay
by Bobit S. Avila - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is D-Day for the famous Isle of Boracay where no less than Pres. Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte ordered its closure for at least six months due mainly to various violations of the National Building Code (NBC) and...
Mass transit for Cebu: BRT or LRT?
by Bobit S. Avila - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, National Economic Development Authority Secretary Ernesto Pernia held the Philippine Economic Briefing in Cebu and joined the debate on whether Cebu should have the Bus Rapid Transit favored by Mayor Tomas...
VP Leni’s apology
by Bobit S. Avila - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
I first saw that controversial photo of Vice President Leni Robredo and officials of the Liberal Party sitting on tomb-like monuments at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany, which I learned was posted by Rep....
Duterte’s apology to Hong Kong: A closure for Filipinos
by Bobit S. Avila - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Congratulations on the installation of Mr. Frederick Go as the first honorary consul of the Republic of Latvia to Cebu by Consul General of the Republic of Latvia, Robert Lim “Bobby” Joseph at the Summit...
A new role for Boracay to benefit farmers?
by Bobit S. Avila - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If there is anything that Filipinos did not know or simply missed out, is that October 2008 decision by the Supreme Court that had classified Boracay Island as both forest and agricultural land that belongs to the...
To regulate or not to regulate habal-habals?
by Bobit S. Avila - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposal by Councilor Dave Tumulak, while a very good safety suggestion, is not implementable simply because this law could be implemented only in Cebu City.
All that crap about judicial independence
by Bobit S. Avila - April 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is what we in the industry would call a great day for journalists because of so many news stories to tackle.
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