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The start of our Scandinavian cruise
by Valeriano Avila - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Sorry, we failed to send a column yesterday because there are no cellsites in the high seas. This is because we are taking the humongous “Serenade of the Seas” by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for...
Welcome once more, Gabii sa Kabilin
by Valeriano Avila - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the week when the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) celebrates the Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK).
The new commandment
by Valeriano Avila - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It is the fifth Sunday of Easter and like last Sunday’s gospel reading we have another short gospel today, when our Lord Jesus calls for a new commandment which you can find in John 13:31-35. This is proof...
Visiting Scotland on a day trip by train
by Valeriano Avila - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Monday, we took a two-and-a-half-hour tour bus ride from the Victoria Coach Station and visited for the first time, the world-famous Windsor Castle, the City of Bath, and finally the United Nations heritage...
Dynastic families are biggest losers
by Valeriano Avila - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
It was truly a stunning victory for those supporting President Duterte and his political allies against the once-vaunted Liberal Party (LP) which has been in power over 30 years now.
Cebu moves forward with new leaders
by Valeriano Avila - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I was going to write about my visit to London, this time my first-ever visit to Windsor Castle, the City of Bath, and yes, Stonehenge, but apparently this travelogue will have to wait for the next day because of...
Being a tourist with my family in London
by Valeriano Avila - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
We arrived at Heathrow Airport in London at 7:30 p.m. and it took more than an hour to clear the super-crowded immigration booths.
It doesn’t feel like we are under martial law
by Valeriano Avila - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is the day of the midterm elections in the Philippines, and finally we bring you a topic that is totally non-political.
A desperate move by the LP-Otso Deretso
by Valeriano Avila - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
I watched the ANC presentation of a media briefing by presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, who revealed what he described as a “deliberate conspiracy” of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) and the Magdalo...
Duterte’s high rating a boost for Labella
by Valeriano Avila - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
I was waiting for the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) debate between Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, the standard bearer of the opposition party, Partido Barug-PDP Laban,...
Cebu City’s major issues; garbage and water
by Valeriano Avila - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Appearing at the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Plaza was Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Rep. Raul del Mar, and Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos.
Will the Osmeña-Labella debate ever happen?
by Valeriano Avila - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday morning I was planning to attend the scheduled debate between Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella as this is already the final week of campaigning ahead of the midterm e...
We need to watch Comelec this time
by Valeriano Avila - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Because this is the final week for campaigning by all candidates seeking an elective post, it is also our final candidates’ presentation on our talkshow Straight from the Sky.
The appearance of Jesus to his disciples
by Valeriano Avila - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
It is now the 3rd Sunday of Easter and today’s gospel reading comes from John 21: 1-19 about his appearance to his disciples in Lake Galilee.
No, there is no such thing as a catholic vote
by Valeriano Avila - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Allow me to begin this column as my observation that today is the 60th Death Anniversary of the Avila Clan patriarch, Don Jose Avila
Direk Matti doesn’t know what makes Cebuano food tick
by Valeriano Avila - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday was Labor Day and since we had no office, I had the time to check out Netflix’s special episode entitled “Street Food Asia”.
At the Klarohay forum with the BOPK & Barug
by Valeriano Avila - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday was the final day of the Klarohay Ta! Candidates’ Forum at the Buttenbruch Hall of the USC Main Campus that we have been doing since the end of February, bringing to Cebu senatorial candidates and...
Listening to what the opposition has to say
by Valeriano Avila - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, the opposition in Cebu City led by mayoralty candidate Edgardo Labella, vice mayoralty candidate Michael Rama, North District congressional candidate Richard Yap, and South District congressional candidate...
At least we have some good news from China
by Valeriano Avila - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s already the end of April and the midterm elections will soon be upon us.
Meeting with BPI yesterday and Aboitiz today
by Valeriano Avila - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
We’re in Fairmont Hotel in Makati attending the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) 2019 annual stockholders meeting.
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