Parlade not red-tagging
by Valeriano Avila - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
If you ask me, the supposed red-tagging of Liza Soberano and Catriona Gray by Lt. Gen. Parlade Jr. is a good and an educational process for our ignorant celebrities who think that Gabriela isn’t allied with...
Time to investigate Cebu, Bohol officials
by Valeriano Avila - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
In the recent news, President Rodrigo Duterte said that the task force ordered to probe allegations of corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation will also investigate other government agencies.
Can the CBCP comment on what the pope said?
by Bobit S. Avila - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
An offhand remark that Pope Francis made about gay people in July came out a week ago; it’s still the single most memorable statement of his pontificate.
Great incentives for the barangays
by Valeriano Avila - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Even in the midst of this global pandemic, there are advocacies that we still commemorate like October being breast Cancer Month which “Straight from the Sky” has adopted for several years now when Meann...
The greatest commandment
by Valeriano Avila - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time and our gospel reading comes from Matt.22:34-40 regarding the greatest commandment.
Corruption is corruption, be it in DPWH or BIR
by Bobit S. Avila - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I read in The STAR that President Duterte has vowed not to forgive officials involved in corruption and has urged the public to report irregularities so that the government could act on them.
Killing our Christmas spirit
by Valeriano Avila - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As the new report goes, the active COVID-19 cases in Cebu City were down to 206 as of Monday, October 19, according to the data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7). It was a record-low number...
Great news for Cebuanos
by Valeriano Avila - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
I mentioned that the time has come for Congress as a unified body to call for changes in the 1987 Constitution for the Philippines and I dare say that it is high time to honor President Rodrigo Duterte as our first...
Wanted: Charter change
by Valeriano Avila - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that the rains are gone, I would like to emphasize the need for all the barangays situated along our riverbeds and creeks to start cleaning up our rivers while we’re not having any rains.
Troubling issues by developers in Cebu City
by Bobit S. Avila - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Island of Cebu was dubbed by the Conde Nast magazine as the Best Island in Asia, besting Boracay, the holder of the title for many years.
What’s with the BIR these days?
by Valeriano Avila - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
While the COVID-19 is still very much around, I dare say that Cebuanos seem to have learned from the last six months on ways how not to be infected by the coronavirus.
Jesus on paying taxes to the emperor
by Valeriano Avila - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
It is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time and our Sunday gospel talks about what our Lord Jesus thinks on paying taxes to the Emperor.
It’s going to be a merry MGCQ Christmas
by Valeriano Avila - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
As The FREEMAN headline yesterday pointed out, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella seems to agree with the Department of Health that Cebu City remain under a Modified General Community Quarantine until December.
Time to shift to a parliamentary gov’t
by Bobit S. Avila - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Call it a brief skirmish in Congress, but finally it ended when Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was forced to relinquish his post last Tuesday after weeks of sustained attacks against his successor, now Speaker Lord...
Mango Avenue flooded!
by Valeriano Avila - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It was indeed a very strong rain in Cebu City on Tuesday night but I didn’t know that it was tropical depression Ofel hovering over the inland seas of southern Luzon after making its second landfall in Sorsogon...
Congress now on stereo
by Valeriano Avila - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
To prove to you that the 2022 presidential election is fast coming, you can see a glimpse of the things to come with what has happened in Congress when Rep. Lord Allan Velasco (Marinduque) moved forward to unseat...
Suspend, but not close
by Valeriano Avila - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
I read this piece of news from The FREEMAN that due to the declining trend of COVID-19 cases in Cebu as a whole, the Bayanihan Cebu - Sacred Heart School Field Center in Cebu City will suspend its operation, something...
Answering letters
by Bobit S. Avila - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote about the up and coming partnership with the Archdiocese of Cebu with PLDT-SMART for the celebration of 500 years of Christianity next year in the Philippines. As a result, I got this email from...
How do we become Catholics?
by Valeriano Avila - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Because a week ago, I wrote about the partnership with the Cebu Archdiocese with PLDT-SMART for the celebration of 500 years of Christianity next year in Philippine history, where my dear friend Fr. Mhar Balili has...
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
by Valeriano Avila - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time and our gospel reading is another parable taught by our Lord Jesus Christ called the Parable of the Wedding Feast that is found in Matt.22: 1-14.
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