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Seares: Media can help in curbing abuse in ‘tambays’ campaign
PRESIDENT Duterte talked about arresting loiterers or “tambays” on street-sides and public places last Sept. 18, 2017. But it is only this week that police began cracking down in a massive scale on vagrants, resulting in the arrest of more ...
From 654 days ago
Seares: When church bells tolled for Duterte
PRESIDENT Duterte was making a speech in Cabatuan town in Iloilo, outside Iloilo City, last Wednesday (June 20) when church bells rang and interrupted his talk.He was not sure what the bells rang for: was it to gather the faithful ...
From 655 days ago
Seares: Death of drug lords in jail
THE killing of inmate Steve Go, 40, in the Mandaue City jail last Tuesday (June 19) got more than casual public attention because (1) the victim was an accused drug lord and (2) he was killed with a gun.People quickly ...
From 656 days ago
Seares: ‘Tambays’ annoy President Duterte
“...Just leave them there (an office by the Pasig river). I’ll take care of it. Tie the hands. I would throw (them)...”-- President Duterte, June 13, 2018PRESIDENT Duterte looks at loiterers as potential trouble. That explains his off-the-cuff remark last ...
From 658 days ago
Seares: Is fake news protected speech? Law defining fake news is crucial
“Is fake news, as defined by CCPC (Cebu Citizens-Press Council), unprotected speech? Can fake news be regulated by post-publication penalty?”-- Wayne Agramon, University of Cebu law student, in an e-mailWHEN Harry Roque, presidential spokesman, tangled with Sen. Grace Poe on ...
From 661 days ago
Seares: ‘They are killing our priests’
“They are killing our flock. They are killing us the shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our church.”-- Archbishop Socrates Villegas, June 11, 2018BY “flock,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas must mean the 16,000 people or so killed ...
From 662 days ago
Seares: Tomas and Capitol’s new building
Item: NHCP or National Historical Commission of the Philippines has informed in writing the Cebu Provincial Government to change its plans for a skyscraper beside the Capitol, a heritage-declared property, to preserve “balance and symmetry.”Item: A public hearing last May ...
From 663 days ago
Seares: Tomas’s ‘poultry’ tag on airport sticks
CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña made the comment about the look of the multi-billion-peso passenger terminal in December 2013 when GMR-Megawide consortium unwrapped the design for the building.Tomas said it “looks like a poultry (house)” and, adding nastiness, suggested “they ...
From 665 days ago
Seares: Duterte’s kiss got him massive worldwide press. Here’s why.
“You’re just envious...We enjoyed it.”-- The president, on criticisms against his kissing of a woman on the lips in SeoulTHE envy that President Duterte said prompted critics to lash out over the incident in South Korea last Sunday could refer ...
From 668 days ago
Seares: Council house rules and Kawit issue
THE ruling party at Cebu City Hall must be aware of the problem in reviving the P18 billion project to develop Kawit Island.Mayor Tomas Osmeña and BOPK will have the control of the City Council starting July 1. With two ...
From 669 days ago