SHOOTING STRAIGHT
Duterte has a lot to thank the Santo Niño for
by Valeriano Avila - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
We have been constantly monitoring the activities of Taal Volcano that erupted last Sunday and the latest report we got was about the cracks and fissures happening in the areas surrounding the Taal Volcano, which...
Atty. Sabio just exposed the Opposition plot
by Bobit S. Avila - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
We have focused on reporting about the sudden eruption of Taal Volcano Island last Sunday and the telling news we are getting from the front page news of our national dailies is that the effects of that eruption...
Street wakes should be banned
by Valeriano Avila - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Mayor Edgardo Labella has decided to suspend the daily clamping and towing in many of the streets of Cebu City.
Looking at what Taal Volcano has done
by Valeriano Avila - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Thank God that despite the havoc that the Taal Volcano eruption has caused in Batangas and most parts of Metro Manila, flights have resumed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and therefore allowed many stranded...
Taal’s eruption disrupts Sinulog Festival
by Bobit S. Avila - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
It is the new year 2020 and if there is any unexpected news we got last Sunday afternoon was the violent explosion of the Philippines’ second most active volcano, the Taal Volcano island, a view that you can...
Taal Volcano erupts! Prepare facemasks
by Valeriano Avila - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
I was making this column last Sunday when the unexpected news came that the Taal Volcano erupted last Sunday afternoon and its plume rose thousands of feet into the sky.
The Sinulog festival is now on its 40th year
by Valeriano Avila - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
This is the Sinulog week for 2020 and if you add 20 plus 20, this is 40 and would you believe that this year’s Sinulog celebration is the 40th year we have been celebrating the Sinulog Festival?
The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ
by Valeriano Avila - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week we celebrated the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ and a week later our gospel reading today comes from Matt.3:13-17, which is about the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’d like to emphasize that...
Time to test the new MCWD Board
by Valeriano Avila - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
So there is a new set of Board of Directors at the Metropolitan Cebu Water District but pardon me if I don’t congratulate almost all of them who are my friends, as I believe that they were chosen by Mayor Edgar...
VP Robredo’s colossal mistake
by Valeriano Avila - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
What is this so-called “mysterious virus” that has caught the attention of Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia? I understand that Provincial Health Officer Christina Giango has advised the public to avoid public...
The war vs drugs: It is not a colossal failure
by Bobit S. Avila - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Finally after a long wait Vice President Leni Robredo told the media that the President’s war against drugs was a “colossal blunder.”
Will DILG remove tricycles from national roads?
by Valeriano Avila - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It is with sad news that I must announce the passing of my first cousin, Ted Segura, the son of the late war hero, Col. Manuel F. Segura who passed away at the Perpetual Succour Hospital because of pneumonia.
The return of the PAL Cebu-Los Angeles
by Valeriano Avila - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The best news for 2020 came to me as a text message from Philippine Airlines (PAL) Vice-President Harry Inoferio when he wrote, “Bobit we are relaunching our direct Cebu/LAX flights effective first week of...
Mactan Airport gets its second runway
by Bobit S. Avila - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
After a long, long time, I have a piece of good news for our readers when we learned that the consortium of Cebu-based company Duros Development Corp. and China Construction First Group won the bid for the construction...
Are we going to see another Middle East war?
by Valeriano Avila - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
For our first show in “Straight from the Sky” in 2020, we present to you a very good friend, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino.
The visit of the Magi
by Valeriano Avila - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is called The Feast of the Epiphany or what we used to call the Three Kings or the Visit of the Magi. Epiphany is a day or time of celebration for many Christians because it is the time when Jesus was revealed...
Two bucket list items in one day
by Valeriano Avila - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
This is my first trip to Hong Kong where we stayed at the Disneyland Hollywood Hotel, therefore there is really nothing here to remind me of the Hong Kong that I have always known in my past.
Message for the media in government
by Valeriano Avila - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
While I’m still in Hong Kong at this time, I was asked to make this advance column for Jan. 2, 2020 so in a way I would like to talk about something that has gone viral in my Gmail account.
Passing through the Hong Kong-Macao bridge
by Bobit S. Avila - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the reasons why we left Cebu for Hong Kong is to celebrate my wife’s birthday last Sunday and to spend our New Year’s celebration for the first time out of Cebu City.
Happy New Year 2020 to our readers
by Valeriano Avila - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It has always been my personal tradition to use the first column of the year as my personal wish list of things that hopefully would come true for the new year.
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