SHOOTING STRAIGHT
For the nth time we need an NTSB office!
by Bobit S. Avila - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the nth birthday of our dear friend, Mrs. Preciosa Soliven, the widow of my mentor, the late Sir Maximo V. Soliven. I have not seen her for some time now, but since we are Facebook friends with her daughter...
Amid our suffering, the earth is healing
by Valeriano Avila - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Before I write on events happening around us, allow me to reprint an article that I read in my Facebook, which is quite relevant in the times that the entire world is experiencing.
We are not accepting new tourists in Cebu
by Valeriano Avila - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Allow me to comment on the front page headline of The FREEMAN entitled, “Gov hits MCIA, DOT” As the news report said, “Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has called out the Mactan Cebu International Airport...
Another crash of a medical aircraft
by Valeriano Avila - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
You turn on your television set on Sunday, the news about the COVID-19 has become a bore simply because, except for the numbers of those infected or dead, the reports or the news are much the same worldwide as this...
Things we can do to keep from being bored
by Bobit S. Avila - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no question that Cebu City is on a strict lockdown, that means staying at home and getting bored.
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
by Valeriano Avila - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
It is the fifth Sunday of Lent and today’s gospel reading is quite long. It comes from John 11:1-45 on Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.
I am celebrating my 20th year as a TV host
by Valeriano Avila - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
In these dire times when the whole world is suffering from COVID-19, I cannot forget that today I am celebrating the 20th year of my talk show “Straight from the Sky”.
Priests no longer give last rites to the dying
by Bobit S. Avila - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
I learned from my Facebook page that many frontliners in Metro Manila, notably, doctors Raul Jara, Israel Bactol, Rose Pulido and Greg Macasaet have all reportedly died due to COVID-19. All we can say is, we salute...
How are lives have changed with COVID-19
by Valeriano Avila - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In my column last Tuesday, I wrote that this is not a good time for you to get sick or die.
Today is the annunciation of our Lord
by Valeriano Avila - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
With Holy Week two weeks away, allow me to reflect on our Lenten Season as today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
Oil prices in a declining world economy
by Bobit S. Avila - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s been three full days since I stopped going out of the house because Cebu City has gone into community quarantine, even asking senior citizens from age 65 and up to stay home.
These are times we shouldn’t get sick or die
by Valeriano Avila - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
These are indeed trying times.
Cheap oil prices, but no one can enjoy it
by Valeriano Avila - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
This is the week that I celebrate my 20th year in television.
Jesus and the man born blind
by Valeriano Avila - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the fourth Sunday of Lent and it is high time that in this historic era where there is no Holy Mass said for the public that we ought to go on a spiritual journey.
Cebu City should start curfew at 10 p.m.
by Valeriano Avila - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Perhaps the best statement I saw in my Facebook page was “During World War II, our parents or grandparents were asked to sacrifice for three years… while we are only asked to sacrifice for a month.”...
Cebu Archdiocese suspends holy masses
by Bobit S. Avila - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
What I recently got from my social media network was a colored map that revealed the areas and the numbers of people infected with the COVID-19 or coronavirus…
No masses but churches are open
by Valeriano Avila - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
I just learned that Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, at a presscon last Tuesday afternoon, decided that the archdiocese will suspend all Holy Masses in all the churches, including all other religious events like Via Crusis...
There’s just too many smart alecks around
by Valeriano Avila - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
We all saw the news on TV that thousands of workers on their motorcycles crowded the border between Meycauayan and Valenzuela.
Remembering Pres. Ramon Magsaysay today
by Bobit S. Avila - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Before I write on the latest COVID-19 happenings in Cebu, allow me to bring you back in time…
Now the whole nation is under quarantine
by Valeriano Avila - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Exactly 63 years ago today, the Philippines heard terrible news when they learned that the 7th president of the Philippines, Pres. Ramon Magsaysay, died in a plane crash in the mountains of central Cebu, specifically...
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