SHOOTING STRAIGHT
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...
The Catholic teaching on subsidiarity
by Bobit S. Avila - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Thursday we wrote an article chastising the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for questioning the proposed shift from our unitary form of government into a federal form of government.
Traffic makes living in Phl cities unbearable
by Bobit S. Avila - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
My readers know that the issue on traffic is right up my alley simply because many Filipino drivers, notably Cebuano drivers, need to be educated about good driving habits.
Cebuano is a language, it is not a dialect
by Bobit S. Avila - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
For our special presentation on our talkshow on Straight from the Sky, we introduce to our TV viewers newly-appointed Department of Tourism-7 Regional Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano who got his marching orders only...
The cure of Simon’s mother-in-law
by Bobit S. Avila - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s the fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time and our gospel reading today is quite short, but it is a continuation of last week’s gospel reading about the cure of the Demoniac that our Lord Jesus cured when...
Enforcing the curfew and the anti-noise law
by Bobit S. Avila - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
In an effort to put some teeth into Cebu City Ordinance no. 1786 known as the curfew ordinance that prohibits minors from loitering outside their homes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
This is another pitch for the creation of MCTA!
by Bobit S. Avila - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Wow! January is gone already and in two weeks, it is Valentines Day once again and it just makes me wonder how traffic would be like on that "Hearts Day" when lovers and former lovers (the folks who end up getting...
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