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Cleaning up Cebu City is a priority
by Valeriano Avila - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Sunday was Father’s Day. However, today is the nth birthday of my eldest daughter, Dra. Frances Angelique R. Avila Tequillo who 40 years ago made me a father.
Barug-PDP-Laban to become the ruling party?
by Valeriano Avila - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I didn’t make a big fuss when I visited London a month ago and while taking videos of Buckingham Palace, I didn’t realize that with so many tourists and people there that my wallet had been stolen.
Solemnity of the most Holy Trinity
by Valeriano Avila - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
When we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, so many of us thought that it would be last feast of the Catholic Church, but today is another feast, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity,...
Hong Kong Cancels the Dragon Boat Race
by Valeriano Avila - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
In the past two days, it seems that protesters in Hong Kong were met with hundreds of police firing tear gas and rubber bullets as the financial center’s Beijing-backed government showed no signs of yielding...
Duterte solving flight delays
by Valeriano Avila - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
If you’re wondering what makes President Duterte popular despite highly questionable accusations by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the war against drugs, it is due to the fact that among all the...
Politicians should not change our history
by Valeriano Avila - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is a holiday as it is the 121st Independence Day of the Philippines, which is called in Tagalog “Araw ng Kasarinlan” or “Araw ng Kalayaan”. As a journalist born in 1951, it still disturbs...
PhilHealth must sue scammers
by Valeriano Avila - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
When I read the report that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) confirmed that the agency has been defrauded and paid claims of dead kidney patients but clarified these have been properly investigated...
More on parliamentary-federal system
by Valeriano Avila - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Two years ago, the Philippine Accessible Disability Services (PADS) won the first Paradragon Division of the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races.
It’s Pentecost Sunday
by Valeriano Avila - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is the Solemnity of the Pentecost or the Holy Spirit or the Advocate that our Lord Jesus Christ promised to send to his disciples when he ascended into heaven, which was our gospel reading last Sunday. So this...
The time to shift to a parliamentary gov’t
by Valeriano Avila - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I did not realize that last Tuesday was the last session day in the Philippine Senate and it was the time we heard on TV news that six outgoing senators made their farewell speeches to their colleagues.
Now it can be told, no cheating in the May polls
by Valeriano Avila - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
First off, I read in The FREEMAN that my good friend Super “Bobby” Nalzaro is asking the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office to reconsider his indictment for libel, claiming that the alleged defamatory...
Attention, Cebu City politicians: Elections are over
by Valeriano Avila - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
I heard from many friends the disturbing news that officials of Partido Barug have been outdoing each other in getting positions that would be vacant or available after they take their oaths on June 30.
Remembering the Tiananmen Square incident
by Valeriano Avila - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
It was 30 years ago today on June 4, 1989 when the infamous Tiananmen Square Massacre happened in Beijing.
Finally, Duterte wants to ban Smartmatic
by Valeriano Avila - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I’d like to point out that the most important month for the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is June as it is Cebu Business Month (CBM), which has proven to Cebuano business groups that the Cebu...
The solemnity of the ascension of Jesus
by Valeriano Avila - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, which happens 40 days after his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Today, the Vatican also celebrates World Communication...
Finishing the CCMC is a priority for the city
by Valeriano Avila - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Sorry I couldn’t send a Wednesday column simply because the Wi-Fi was available to me for my Facebook use, but not the internet, so in the end I could not meet my deadline, just like what happened to my Monday...
Post-script to my Europe trip
by Valeriano Avila - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m back from my Scandinavian cruise vacation and it was a good time to think and ponder how these countries were doing. Incidentally, we were in Copenhagen, Denmark when the European Union (EU) held its elections...
Seeing St. Petersburg and Helsinki
by Valeriano Avila - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Since our last column, we left you with our travelogue on Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Estonia today, Russia tomorrow!
by Valeriano Avila - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
As of this writing it is 10 p.m. on Wednesday on board the “Serenade of the Seas” while it is already 3:40 a.m. in the Philippines and we just finished dinner.
My first visit to Stockholm
by Valeriano Avila - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
We left Copenhagen Monday afternoon and spent an entire day sailing towards Sweden, which is why we couldn’t send a Tuesday column. Anyway, we got into Stockholm early morning and it was amazing to see thousands...
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