Osmena, Dino and the P17B BRT project

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/14/2018

I expected the negative comments of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena, the Bus Rapid Transit’s (BRT) main proponent on the proposal of Marikina 1st District Rep. Bayani Fernando to transfer the budget for Cebu BRT project to…

VSMMC again?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/07/2018

A supposed happy mother who delivered her baby at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) went to our radio station, DYHP RMN Cebu, and cried for justice for the tragedy that befell her and her baby inside…

Reviewing the SK Reform Act

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/31/2018

I was once an SK Chairman in one of the barangays of my hometown Baybay, Leyte. I learned a lot of things as a public servant, but I also witnessed how dirty politics is. I remember when…

Rama must be realistic in seeking a rematch

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/24/2018

Former Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama reiterated his announcement that he will run for mayor in Cebu City in the next year’s election. He will face a rematch with incumbent Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. Although the…

This ‘drug-cleared barangays’ brouhaha

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/10/2018

Asincere barangay captain narrated to me his assessment of President Rodrigo Duterete’s war on drugs. He said he is happy because the drug problem in his barangay has reduced since Duterte became the president. He admitted, however,…

Are they sure about cancelling the BRT project?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/26/2018

The National Economic Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee (NEDA-ICC) tasked a Technical Service Consultant (TSC) to reevaluate the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Cebu within 10 days. Hopefully, the TSC would give a sincere result of…

On Arcilla’s act: For official abuse also!

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/19/2018

When I learned about the issue on a red plate vehicle being spotted at Safari Adventure Park in Carmen, Cebu on a Sunday, I remembered a story of a good husband and a responsible father. The story…

Safety, not just profit, in swimming pools

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/12/2018

It is hard to imagine for an event taken to supposedly make enjoyment but turned out to be tragic. This happened to a mother, a happy and proud one who wanted to share her happiness with her…

Privileged communication

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/05/2018

Admittedly, there are a few members of the press, both in print and in broadcast, who are abusing their constitutionally-guaranteed rights on free speech. Some think that they have limitless freedom. They are not afraid of facing…

Scalawags in the war on drugs

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/22/2018

Last week, my friend, ship captain Ronald Librando who is enjoying his vacation, visited me in my office and invited me for a recreational target shooting or firing. While we were in the firing range, I met…

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