SHOOTING STRAIGHT
Great events that happened last week
by Valeriano Avila - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
I arrived on the brand-new Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, to Manila in a direct 12-hour flight last Sunday.
We flew PAL’s A350-900 from Toulouse to Manila
by Bobit S. Avila - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When you are abroad, it’s often difficult to get news from home, especially when we learned that Sen. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao his fight against Lucas Matthysse.
Welcome to the Philippines Airbus A350-900
by Valeriano Avila - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow Straight from the Sky, we bring you for the first time in my 18 years of hosting this show Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, who is now the President of...
The mission of the twelve
by Valeriano Avila - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It is now the fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s gospel reading is about the mission of the 12 apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our gospel reading is very short but certainly the mission Jesus...
Terminal 2 more beautiful than terminal in Europe
by Bobit Avila - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
We left Heathrow Airport at 2 p.m. Thursday taking a 2-hour British Airways flight to Toulouse. If there is anything I can say about Heathrow International Airport, it is a huge airport, ten times bigger than the...
PAL: Getting its 1st A350-900 from Toulouse
by Bobit S. Avila - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
We arrived from London for an overnight stay at the Renaissance Hotel and had dinner at the Market Garden Restaurant together with 15 media personalities from Manila.
PAL gets its newest Airbus A350-900
by Bobit Avila - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
We arrived from London for an overnight stay at the Renaissance Hotel and had dinner at the Market Garden Restaurant together with 15 media personalities from Manila.
At last, Duterte made Lapu-Lapu a Filipino hero!
by Bobit Avila - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
It's a Wednesday today, but I'm not in Cebu as today I will be flying from London's Heathrow International Airport to the Toulouse Blagnac Airport as I'm one of the lucky media souls that Philippine Airlines invited...
Today's meeting between Church and State
by Bobit Avila - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday, President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte formally received a copy of the draft constitution from the Consultative Committee (Concom) that proposes to shift the Philippines from its present unitary form of governance...
Cebu gets 3rd bridge; and a 4th bridge?
by Bobit S. Avila - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
June last month was a red letter day for Cebu as no less than Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet swooped down to the Mactan Cebu International Airport for the formal blessing of the Terminal 2 done by the GMR-Megawide...
Carmageddon in Metro Cebu last Saturday?
by Bobit Avila - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow Straight from the Sky, we bring you the officials from the City of Haarlemmermeer who always come to honor their sister-city relations with Cebu City.
The rejection of Jesus in Nazareth
by Valeriano Avila - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
We are now on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time and today’s gospel reading speaks about the visit of our Lord Jesus to his own hometown in Nazareth where most of its inhabitants are his neighbors and know his...
A federal Philippines is now a reality
by Valeriano Avila - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
I received an emailed letter from former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. I’m publishing it here so that our readers would know that a Federal Republic of the Philippines is already near at...
Are we seeing the end of noise pollution?
by Bobit Avila - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
I just learned that the Cebu City Police Directorate has gotten its first female official -Senior Superintendent Royina Garma -as our director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).
Something was wrong with the Mahindra jeep
by Bobit S. Avila - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It wasn’t surprising for me to hear that the Commission on Audit questioned the problems plaguing the Made-in-India Mahindra jeeps that were given to the Philippine National Police, bought at the time of Department...
Today is our nation's true Independence Day
by Bobit Avila - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Exactly 72 years ago, the Republic of the Philippines was born when the US lowered the American flag and we raised the Philippine flag up to accept the Independence Day rights the Americans promised our political...
Once more, the peace talks are over
by Bobit Avila - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
After a long wait, finally the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) opened its Terminal 2 to full operations.
President Duterte should use President Magsaysay’s 4F
by Bobit S. Avila - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
For the nth time, the peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines, the National Democratic Front and the New People’s Army have faltered.
Sporting events should not worsen traffic
by Bobit Avila - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It was only last June 25 when the Philippine Accessibility Disability Services, Inc. (PADs) won the Paradragon Category for the second time in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival in Victoria Harbor.
Jarius daughter and the woman in hemorrhage
by Bobit Avila - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
We are now on the thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and our nation just witnessed President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte supposedly blaspheming God.
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