SEC warnings on KAPA and others

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/07/2019

When the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Cebu warned the public about investment scams following the operation of Kapa Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA), I remembered the P12 billion pyramid scam by the company identified as…

Capitol’s P1.3B debt and the voters’ perception

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/31/2019

  I have a good friend who came from zero and who is now a successful businessman.  He said that it is given that in every business there is a corresponding risk. You can be successful and…

Senator Kiko’s resignation: delicadeza or graceful exit?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/24/2019

  Finally, the Commission on Elections formally proclaimed on Wednesday the 12 senators who won in the May 13 elections. They are: Senators Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Christopher Bong Go, Pia Cayetano, Ronald de la Rosa, Sony…

Thanks Mayor Tom; welcome Mayor Labella

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/17/2019

There are two things that I should be thankful for to Mayor Tomas Osmeña. First, for what he has done for Cebu, and second, for showing his sportsmanship by conceding defeat the very night the counting of…

What can CBCP say on El Shaddai’s political endorsement?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/10/2019

  Last Saturday the Catholic Charismatic movement El Shaddai endorsed its preferred senatorial candidates for this coming Monday midterm election. El Shaddai is just one of the organizations under the umbrella of the Catholic Church.  The Philippines-based…

Does Mayor Quisumbing’s family grudge affect his political career?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/03/2019

     Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing’s statement in response to his grandfather, Norberto Quisumbing Jr.’s press release is carefully calculated and well written. As a background, the older Quisumbing said that he now puts his vote…

Thesa Marie Ygay: another victim of brutal killing

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/12/2019

  It is painful to imagine that a 14-year old beautiful lady who was supposed to be protected and loved but was brutally killed and buried in a septic tank. Thesa Marie Ygay, 14, Grade 8 student…

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: NBI and PNP should help each other in the Silawan case

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/29/2019

The need of gathering additional evidences in bringing to justice the culprits in the barbaric murder of Christine Lee Silawan in lapu-lapu City should wake the NBI and PNP up to help each other to ensure that…

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Quest for justice for Christine Silawan is on

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/22/2019

  Can a minor afford to kill a fellow minor in a most brutal way? Can a 17-year-old inflict 30 stab wounds alone, skin to the skull and remove some organs of his 16-year-old ex lover? Does…

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Puzzles on Christine’s death cry loud for solutions

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/15/2019

  What kind of mistake can a 16-year-old grade 9 student afford to do so that she would deserve a brutal death? How can a lady church tithe collector commit a sin that would lead her to…

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