SHOOTING STRAIGHT
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.
What to learn during a cruise ship vacation
by Bobit S. Avila - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Actually we left London for Copenhagen, Denmark to start our Scandinavian Cruise with my family.
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...
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...
A visit to England and Denmark
by Bobit S. Avila - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
COPENHAGEN – It was truly a great week to be in London with the weather giving us a sunny week.
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.
Post election surprises in Cebu
by Bobit S. Avila - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
LONDON: I’m supposed to continue writing on what I’m doing in London during my family vacation.
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...
London revisited
by Bobit S. Avila - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
LONDON: Yes we left Cebu last Saturday morning to fly to Manila to take my PAL PR 2824 direct for a 13-hour flight to London.
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...
Low inflation rate due to Pres. Du30
by Bobit S. Avila - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Wing news is that inflation in the Philippines slowed to a 16-month low of 3.0 percent in April on lower food prices as the government implemented a law easing restrictions on rice imports to avoid the supply shortage...
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.
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