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VP Leni is correct on Duterte’s drug war failure if…

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 01/10/2020

I might agree with Vice President Leni Robredo’s report that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is a failure as of this time, if we swallow her idea of a passing score. But I don’t agree that…

Sinulog liquor ban: A test of Labella’s leadership

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 01/03/2020

In Cebu City, the events are running so fast. People are so busy from the All Saints’ Day, Christmas celebration up to the New Year’s celebration. Right after the New Year’s celebration we are again  preoccupied with…

Celebrating Christmas in the midst of calamities

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/27/2019

While people in other areas in the country greeted this year’s Christmas evening with great joy, many greeted it with great sorrow as typhoon Ursula devastated lives, houses and other properties. Ursula left Eastern, Central, Western Visayas…

Lady Judge bravely convicts the Ampatuans

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/20/2019

After many years of abusively reigning like untouchable sacred cows in the province of Maguindanao, the Ampatuan clan’s stupidity finally ended. It took a lady to stop a perceived strong and barbaric regime. Quezon City Regional Trial…

Another irony on education: An indictment of the system

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/13/2019

After the irony of teaching our neighboring countries on how to plant rice that ended up us as the ones importing rice from them, now there is another one, not on the aspect of agriculture but on…

Hurray to our patriotic Filipino athletes in the SEA Games

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/06/2019

Unlike before when we needed to be there in the venue to let our athletes know of our support, now we can already do it through social media.  In the advent of internet, we can already convey…

The initial challenges in the SEA Games 2019

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/29/2019

Do Filipino athletes feel the so called “home court” advantage now that the South East Asian (SEA) Games is held in the country this year? Will they not be affected by the noise on social media as…

Ralph Barajan, a hero coast guard officer

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/22/2019

Almost every time a sea tragedy happens, the Philippine Coast Guard is lambasted by different criticisms because of its lapses that directly or contributively cause the mishap.  The latest sea accident however is a totally different story.…

Lessons for Carcar’s lechon vendors 

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/15/2019

The four lechon vendors of Carcar City who unjustly misled their customers finally got a dose of their own medicine after city Mayor Merciditas Apura shut down their stalls.  The four stalls that were ordered closed immediately…

On illegal drugs: Will VP Leni walk the talk?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/08/2019

It is clear from the very start that the Filipino people agree to the style of President Rodrigo Duterte in solving the serious illegal drug problem in the country.   His style was clearly communicated by him…

‘Teleserye’  like story of Mayor David Navaro’s last days

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/01/2019

The chronology of events leading to the last chapter of the life of the late Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navaro was like a “teleserye” that is about to end, full of action and thrill. Each episode…

UC administration must face the issue squarely

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 10/25/2019

In answer to my previous column entitled “What can UC and CHED do to UC students’ problem?” Atty. Augusto Go, University of Cebu (UC) President,  gave an interview to CDN Digital to express his side.  Sadly, Atty.…

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