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Sereno’s case now Philippine jurisprudence
by Valeriano Avila - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
In fairness to Mayor Tomas Osmeña, we never accused him of coming up with a sweetheart deal on the P18-billion Kawit deal that he presented to the public last year.
Will Governor Davide listen to the NHC?
by Valeriano Avila - June 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Exactly a week ago, a local daily came up with a headline and photo of the Cebu Provincial Capitol building with the headline blaring “20 Levels ‘Too High.”
Nothing wrong with Senator Sotto’s request
by Valeriano Avila - June 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Apparently the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) last Saturday said that Senate President Vicente Sotto III is attempting to suppress the freedom of the press in his request for an online news...
Ma. Lourdes Sereno interviewed by BBC
by Valeriano Avila - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I spent my early morning watching the British Broadcasting Company’s frank and honest interview of ousted Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno yesterday as it was publicized by many of my Facebook...
Trump-Kim meet: CNN had ugly comments
by Valeriano Avila - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
I spent a good time last Tuesday morning until the afternoon with my eyes glued on TV to watch history being made when North Korean leader Kim Jung Un went to Singapore to meet with US President Donald Trump in a...
The brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ
by Valeriano Avila - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Last week, it was Corpus Christi, the solemnity of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which unfortunately, many Catholics still cannot embrace
Cebu plus factors: A new airport and a new port
by Valeriano Avila - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I don’t know why it has taken so long for the critics of President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte to move forward from this kissing issue in Seoul, South Korea, last Wednesday.
We welcome the blessing of Terminal 2 Cebu
by Valeriano Avila - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is a monumental day for me personally because it is the blessing of the World’s Friendliest Resort Airport, a name that the GMR-Megawide consortium have adopted for the Mactan Cebu International Airport...
Why don’t we have scrapyards in PH?
by Valeriano Avila - June 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Exactly 74 years ago today was the world famous D-Day landings in Normandy in what was called by allied troops as “The Longest Day.”
Jesus commissions his disciples
by Valeriano Avila - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity because the Trinitarian formula is found at the end of the Gospel of Matthew.
Remembering Marawi’s hero: Pvt. Ryan Bayot!
by Valeriano Avila - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
How fast time flies! Yes it was a year ago when we read the news that a group of armed Muslim fighters, now known as the Maute Group held the City of Marawi, closing all avenues to hostage the city.
It’s Pentecost Sunday
by Valeriano Avila - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Sunday was Ascension Sunday and with our Lord Jesus Christ now seated at the right hand of the Father, it is time to send the Advocate, a.k.a. the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, and thus introduce the heavenly reality...
Why is Cebu City losing out to Iloilo City?
by Valeriano Avila - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Every time there is a barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election, every Tom, Dick and pundit always reminds us that the barangay and SK elections are apolitical, meaning it should not be placed in the same level...
We so badly need a social transformation
by Valeriano Avila - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero acknowledged the reality that the Philippine government is the biggest violator in having its own contractual employees, which they call “casual employees.”...
The vine and the branches
by Valeriano Avila - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s the fifth Sunday of Easter and today’s gospel comes from John 15: 1-8 on the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ about the vine and the branches.
What really is the fate of the BRT?
by Valeriano Avila - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Yes, my friends asked me why I said in my Philippine STAR column yesterday that the “NEDA-ICC canceled the BRT” when the headline news of The FREEMAN blared “NEDA Wants Further Evaluation: BRT verdict...
Time to get back the three-meter easement
by Valeriano Avila - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
When I first read the news that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources had discovered there was a cesspool in Mactan and Panglao, my first thoughts were those high-coliform content seas did not happen...
Duterte’s apology for Hong Kong a closure for RP
by Valeriano Avila - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow on Straight from the Sky, we flew to Davao City courtesy of Philippine Airlines (PAL) for the official introduction of PAL’s latest aircraft acquisition, the Bombardier...
Checking out PAL’s new Q400 domestic aircraft
by Valeriano Avila - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
First off, it is the first death anniversary of my good friend, Sir Roberto “Bobby” Aboitiz who passed on to eternal life because of medical complications.
Checking out PAL’s new Q400 domestic aircraft
by Valeriano Avila - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
First off, it is the first death anniversary of my good friend, Sir Roberto “Bobby” Aboitiz who passed on to eternal life because of medical complications.
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