SHOOTING STRAIGHT
The Balangiga bells might be home earlier
by Bobit Avila - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
We wrote a couple of weeks ago that the Balangiga bells that were taken by American soldiers as war booty more than a century ago will soon be returned home to the Philippines possibly by December.
A new runway in Bantayan Island
by Bobit S. Avila - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally the Provincial Board has given Governor Hilario Davide III the authority to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority to develop the airport in Santa Fe, Bantayan...
A Cebuano veteran gets his Medal of Honor
by Bobit Avila - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I usually don’t write about something that actual came out already but apparently when this item came out no one noticed it, so allow me to reprint a letter about this case and later I will reprint the entire...
Someday corruption will belong in our past
by Valeriano Avila - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s not every day that we get to have guests who can talk about the past or the future of Cebu City, but apparently our special guests are Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella and former mayor Michael Rama.
Scribes denounced, a poor widow commended
by Bobit Avila - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It is now the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s gospel reading comes from Mark 12:38-44 where our Lord Jesus Christ teaches a warning against the teachers of the law or scribes, and in the same gospel...
Naga victims asking for economic sabotage!
by Valeriano Avila - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Thirty-nine residents of Naga City have filed a P4.5-billion lawsuit against entities they believe were responsible for the landslide that killed at least 78 people last September.
Reminiscing about my kidney transplant 2 years ago
by Bobit S. Avila - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Two years ago, I went through the most dramatic point in my life when I arrived from that historic PAL direct flight from Cebu to Los Angeles and back.
Yolanda and my kidney transplant
by Bobit Avila - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
There are two major anniversaries to talk about today. The first major one is the fifth anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international code name “Haiyan”) which hit Tacloban City, Leyte,...
About Sister Fox
by Valeriano Avila - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Sister Patricia Fox, that Australian nun who was recently deported, attacked President Rodrigo Duterte’s “reign of tyranny” after she returned home last Sunday.
Duterte’s “joke” really targeted himself
by Valeriano Avila - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally Senate President Vicente Sotto III has come up with a plan or proposal to privatize the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as a way to solve the crisis of corruption that has literally ruined this government agency....
Pres. Duterte in Cebu blasted Mayor Osmeña again
by Bobit S. Avila - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
A week ago, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was in Cebu for a National Security Cluster meeting.
The Cebu-Bohol bridge to be a reality?
by Valeriano Avila - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow Straight from the Sky we bring you the 50th or golden anniversary of Zonta 1 that is celebrating their anniversary on November 8. Zonta 1 is an organization that has helped...
The greatest commandment
by Bobit Avila - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
It is now the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s gospel reading is a question that the Jews asked Jesus, which is a very basic prayer for all Jews.
What purgatory means to all of us
by Valeriano Avila - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s All Souls’ Day today and we should examine what this means to the Catholic faithful. My good friend, Dr. Rene Bullecer timely emailed me what Mr. Larami Hirsch wrote last October 30, 2018. I had...
Happy All Saints’ Day to all our readers!
by Bobit Avila - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s All Saints’ Day today and it is a time to honor the saints that the Catholic Church put in its very long list of saints that gives the faithful Christian a very good example to follow.
All Saints’ Day a Filipino tradition and culture
by Bobit S. Avila - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is All Saints’ Day and tomorrow is All Souls’ Day and it is a holiday in the Philippines as it has been since time immemorial.
Balangiga bells to be returned by December
by Bobit Avila - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
I remember how many times I have written about the famous bells of Balangiga in this corner but for the sake of brevity, this time I went to Google and read the story on Wikipedia and this is what they wrote about...
Educating Filipinos about federalism
by Bobit S. Avila - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Saturdays are usually my time to relax more so that I’m fast approaching my 2nd year (on Nov. 8) as a kidney transplantee where I can say that I’m still 90 percent back to my old ways…
UK’s strange effort to fight poverty here
by Bobit Avila - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
I was totally puzzled by the headline news of The FREEMAN last Saturday which read: “UK to grant Cebu P200M” purportedly to help alleviate poverty.
A forum on federalism
by Bobit Avila - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow Straight from the Sky we bring you the 50th or golden anniversary of Zonta 1 that is celebrating their anniversary on November 8. Zonta 1 is an organization that has helped...
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