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Eddie O. Barrita

Eddie O. Barrita

Eddie O. Barrita

Eddie O. Barrita

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In 1984, Eddie O. Barrita started his media career as reporter of radio station dyRC (now defunct). He covered the police and military beat for the station’s flagship news and public affairs programs, “Balita Patrol” and “Balita Numero Uno.” He was also correspondent of The Freeman.

He was dyRC’s news editor when he joined the Philippines News Agency (PNA) in 1988 upon the invitation of Henry Redula, then PNA Cebu bureau chief. Eddie was named PNA Cebu bureau chief when Redula retired.

A lawyer, Eddie wrote a legal column in Cebuano, “Kay Balaod Lagi,” for Sun.Star Superbalita, spiced up with a section on humor about the legal profession, “Joke-risprudence.” He continues to write the legal column, now renamed “Tipik sa Balaod,” as well as the opinion column, entitled “Tikdul-tikdol” for Superbalita. Eddie also pens an English opinion column for Sun.Star Cebu.

Columns

Barrita: First RevGov sans a revolution?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

RUSSIAN communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist Vladimir Lenin once said, “A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.”

How about a revolutionary government (RevGov)? If a revolutionary situation does not always lead to a revolution, would there be a need for a revolution to have a RevGov?

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Barrita: Real number of PH drug users

Saturday, November 18, 2017

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said more than a million drug suspects turned themselves in since the war on drugs started on July 1 last year.

Thousands of drug suspects were killed in police operations.

Tens of thousands more were arrested and are now facing criminal cases in court.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama had raised the human rights issue over the bloody war on drugs, prompting President Rody Duterte to call him “son of a whore.”

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Barrita: DU30 as astute diplomat

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PRESIDENT Rody Duterte showed his astute diplomat skills as chairman of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila from Nov. 12 to 14.

The summit brought together 19 world leaders, including those from the 10-member Asean regional bloc.

Everything in the summit was, of course, choreographed by experienced diplomats. But the president played his role so well.

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Barrita: Robots to replace call center agents?

Friday, November 10, 2017

IN 2035, humanoid robots serve humanity and fill government positions all over the world.

This is depicted in the Will Smith-starrer, the dystopian, neo-noir science fiction action movie, “I, Robot” (2004).

The robots soon took over the US government, including the military and the police purportedly to save humanity from extinction.

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Leaders of the Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) industry are worried robots will replace workers in the $23 billion sector, a Reuters report said.

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Barrita: Cebu City’s untouchable funds

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

ACTING Cebu City Accountant Arlene Rentuza said the city government is not allowed to use the initial payment of P9.8 billion for the sale of 45.2 hectares of lots at the South Road Properties (SRP).

These lots were sold to three giant developers in 2015 during the administration of former mayor Michael Rama.

This could be the reason Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants to get a P3-billion loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines and sell a three-hectare SRP lot.

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