Atty. Pachico Seares
The column deals with media standards and accountability, particularly on issues involving the community press, and is published in Sun.Star Cebu.
Pachico A. Seares, public & standards editor of Sun.Star Cebu and Sun.Star Superbalita [Cebu], has worked with media for more than four decades.
His stints in journalism and allied endeavors include work as editor-in-chief of four publications: The Freeman, Sun.Star Cebu Yearbook, Sun.Star Cebu, and Sun.Star Superbalita [Cebu]; correspondent of “Manila Chronicle’; trustee of Philippine Press Institute (PPI) and Cebu News Workers Foundation (Cenewof); and journalism lecturer at University of the Philippines Cebu College.
He’s executive director of Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) and chairman of the board, Cebu Press Freedom Week, Inc. and Cebu Media Legal Aid (Cemla), Inc. He writes an opinion column “News Sense” in Sun.Star Cebu.
U.P. System awarded him the Gawad Plaridel, 2008; Province of Cebu, the “Garbo sa Sugbo” award, 2008; and Philippines Foundation, Inc. “Perlas Valuable Filipino Award,” 2009 — all for his work in the community press.
PLASTIC, poor-quality diapers offered by Magellan to Lapu-Lapu, not defense of Mactan Island, led to the battle that the "Magellan" song of Roman "Yoyoy" Villame (1932-2007) promoted more widely and efficiently than any history book did or will do.
When Lapu-Lapu's wife exposed the gift and compared it to the EQ diaper on their child, Lapu-Lapu fumed, saying the foreigner betrayed their friendship.
IT WAS Sen. Chiz Escudero, at the LP rally in Plaza Miranda last Feb. 11, who teased President Noynoy Aquino that running the country is tough: look at PNoy's receding hairline. The president can't govern the country alone, he needs a partner, Chiz added.
IT didn't surprise most Vatican watchers that new pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, wasn't among the front-runner papabiles, who included Manila's Cardinal Luis Tagle.
What did surprise was that the new pope is non-European, from Argentina, the first in more than 1,200 years, a cardinal who had distaste for, if not fear of, the Curia.