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Seares: A Torre de Cebu row? Not quite
IN the current debate or conversation on the issue of the Cebu Provincial Government planning to build a 20-story edifice beside the historic Capitol, these may have been obscured or underplayed: COMMERCIAL VENTURE. The high-rise building is not just to ...
From 728 days ago
Seares: Tomas needs one more defector
THINGS brightened for Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña after the May 14 barangay and youth council (Sangguniang Kabataan) elections. BOPK dominated both polls, clinching the ABC and SK federation leaderships and two more seats in the City Council.It has been ...
From 730 days ago
Seares: Media coverage of courts may not be getting better
A SERIES of “Hustisya Natin” training sessions on “monitoring the judiciary” held last year in the cities of Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod did not just take up the usual problems of media coverage of the ...
From 733 days ago
Seares: Bashing Margot Osmeña
A NUMBER of people, including one or two broadcasters, expressed surprise that Cebu City Councilor Margarita “Margot” Osmeña was included in a tirade of former mayor Michael Rama against Mayor Tomas Osmeña.One radio commentator said Councilor Margot should’ve been spared ...
From 734 days ago
Seares: Mike Rama in 2019: why he’ll run again
IF you’ve been listening to former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama talk about his plans for the 2019 elections, compare his statements a month or so ago with the more recent ones.In content and intensity, he is now more determined ...
From 735 days ago
Seares: Calida’s ‘conflict of interest’
SOLICITOR General Jose Calida’s family owns the Vigilant & Investigative Security Agency that has just bagged P150 million contract from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Neda and Pagcor.DOJ and Neda are part of the government: Calida’s office is a “component” ...
From 737 days ago
Seares: Cebu’s other Senate presidents
WITH the election of Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III by his peers last week, he became the 24th Senate president of the country.Few remember there were two other Cebuanos who led the Senate in their time: Mariano Jesus Cuenco, the ...
From 738 days ago
Seares: News leaks: leakers are liable but journalists bear risk too
A WHITE HOUSE aide commented last May 13 that they need not mind cancer-victim Sen. John McCain (Rep.-Arizona), who had opposed the appointment of Gina Haspel as the U.S. first woman CIA chief, saying “he’s going to die anyway.” Soon ...
From 740 days ago
Seares: What in Vic Loot repels Duterte?
* Related column: “Who tried to kill Vic Loot?” (May 2018)TWO days apart, President Duterte stepped up his attack on alleged drug lords in his narco-list, specifically the alleged drug lords in Cebu, more particularly, retired police general Vicente Loot.Loot, ...
From 741 days ago
Seares: Archbishop Soc and vulgarity
IN a message to his Catholic flock, Most Reverend Socrates Villegas, archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, has called for an end to the “Reign of Murder and Vulgarity” in the country.Archbishop Soc didn’t specify but it was clear he referred to President ...
From 742 days ago