We need to enforce the National Building Code
by Bobit S. Avila - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
One common question people tend to ask during the month of March is, why do fires occur in March at the time when the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) always declares March as Fire Prevention Month?
Who knows more about Kerwin Espinosa?
by Bobit S. Avila - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the proverbial “Ides of March” which we learned from the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, when a “soothsayer” named Spurinna warned Caesar to ‘beware...
ConCom: What about political butterflies?
by Bobit S. Avila - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Things are apparently getting serious with the Constitutional Commission (ConCom) led by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno when it tentatively agreed to include a self-executing provision regulating political dynasties...
Saving the judiciary from another circus?
by Bobit S. Avila - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Supposedly today, the House committee on justice was to make a decision whether to impeach Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno or not, however it deferred action on this issue until the SC comes up with a...
Boracay a cesspool? The entire Philippines is a cesspool
by Bobit S. Avila - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I had a lot of comments on the article we wrote about the Cebu-Bohol Bridge that would decongest Cebu.
Cebu-Bohol Bridge would decongest Cebu
by Bobit S. Avila - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Three years ago I interviewed on my TV talkshow Straight from the Sky a fellow who was very good in explaining the taxes we pay in this country.
PDP-Laban party in Cebu must unite or else
by Bobit S. Avila - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Election lawyer Atty. Romulo “Mac” Macalintal sent me an email warning that the third postponement of the scheduled barangay elections is a violation of the Constitution.
So buildings above four stories high are okay?
by Bobit S. Avila - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The murder of Ronda town vice mayor Atty. Jonah John Ungab by gunmen at the North Reclamation Area so near the Qimonda Hall of Justice has sent shivers down the spine of many lawyers whose job is to defend their...
PDP-Laban's leadership confusion is not a war
by Bobit S. Avila - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It is only now that we Cebuanos learned that former Camputhaw Barangay Captain Lorenzo Basamot has been appointed as vice president of the PDP-Laban Cebu City Chapter by DENR Undersecretary Noel Felongco who is the...
Yes, infra projects should be done double time
by Bobit S. Avila - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Life and I have always wanted to feature this year-long event in our talkshow Straight from the Sky.
The temptation of Jesus
by Bobit S. Avila - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the First Sunday of Lent and the gospel reading is perhaps one of the shortest we have ever come across. It is about the Temptation of Jesus that you can read in Mark 1:12-15.
Why the ombudsman must be impeached
by Bobit S. Avila - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
On Valentine’s Day, Deputy Speaker Gwen F. Garcia had a privilege speech at the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives not just for her personal defense but to educate those congressmen who, like Ombudsman...
Ombudsman: Ignorant of its own laws!
by Bobit S. Avila - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
While waiting for the arrival of President Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte, at the Vicente Sotto Medical Center (VSMC), I chanced upon Philippine National Police Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa and he recognized me as one...
The ombudsman & political persecution
by Bobit S. Avila - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
A happy but a wet Valentine's Day today as we expect that tropical storm "Basyang" (international code name "Sanma) will hit south of Cebu City, which means Metro Cebu will be drenched today.
Political dynasties must be removed
by Bobit S. Avila - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I'm supposed to be reporting on the visit of Pres. Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte in Cebu City today, but then most of his activities begin after 2 p.m. and leaves me very little time to meet our daily deadline.
Pres. Duterte launches Malasakit program
by Bobit S. Avila - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and at the same time, it is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season. This is the first time I have ever encountered Ash Wednesday happening on Heart’s Day.
The launching of the Malasakit Program
by Bobit S. Avila - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
There came a time when we are asked to interview people whom we have never met before, but we featured them in our talkshow Straight from the Sky because they have a message for us Cebuanos.
Still no end to endo even in City Hall
by Bobit S. Avila - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the promises of Pres. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte was the end of contractualization (endo), but the latest report on this issue that came out in yesterday’s news came from Associated Labor Union...
DU-30 wins a crucial legal victory at the SC!
by Bobit S. Avila - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court voting 10-5 dismissed the four consolidated petitions that there was no need for an extension of Martial Law in Mindanao, therefore affirming the decision by Pres. Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte for a...
Life is cheap in the Philippines
by Bobit S. Avila - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In western nations whenever an accident occurs on a freeway or a major thoroughfare, and when safety is an immediate concern, there is never any argument on whose fault it is; the fault lies on the government agency...
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