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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
Murder of a 10-year-old girl not yet a closed case
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - January 14, 2022 - 12:00am
On the day the remains of the 10-year old murder-rape victim were buried, the Talisay City Police station nabbed the suspect who was about to escape from the long arm of the law.
Thanks to the haunted elevator
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - January 7, 2022 - 12:00am
After super typhoon Odette hit Cebu City, almost all Cebu-based radio stations went “comatose”, including our station dyHP RMN Cebu.
Trust that we will overcome
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - December 31, 2021 - 12:00am
There may have been typhoons stronger than Odette, but based on my personal experience, this one is the strongest, so far.
Politicians’ commitment fluid  
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - December 10, 2021 - 12:00am
During national elections, many people wait with bated breath as to the bets of local politicians.
Bong Go’s continuing saga
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - December 3, 2021 - 12:00am
One can only speculate on the reason behind Senator Bong Go's withdrawal from the presidential race.
Adios, Mayor Edgar Labella  
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - November 26, 2021 - 12:00am
“I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Sara’s decision leveled the playing field
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
“If Sara decides to run for president, it’s game over,” said Secretary Salvador Panelo.
Sara’s game
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - November 12, 2021 - 12:00am
All eyes are now again on Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Sara Duterte's one and only chance
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - November 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Sara's one and only chance of becoming a president is 2022. That chance may never come again.
Online Undas
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - October 29, 2021 - 12:00am
All cemeteries across the country are closed starting today until November 2 for the second year in a row, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Chopsuey” Senate slate
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - October 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The phrase “great days of the Senate” brings nostalgia to some people.
Will Duterte’s unconventional political strategy still work?
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - October 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Seasoned politicians in both local and national elections employ different political strategies in different political seasons and scenarios. They seem to be just like playing the game of chess.
Osmeña, Rama, Tumulak,in Cebu City’s mayoralty race
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - October 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Within this week, I had the chance to interview both Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama and former Cebu City councilor Margot Osmeña separately.
Bar exam resetting, an opportunity
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - October 1, 2021 - 12:00am
For the second time, the Supreme Court has reset the Bar examination because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Questionable hospital procedures during pandemic
by Atty. Ruphil Bañoc - September 24, 2021 - 12:00am
I want to express my gratitude to the management of The FREEMAN for inviting me to write a column in the oldest newspaper in Cebu. I feel honored.
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