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Seares: Tomas ‘gift’ for SK leaders
LAST week, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña announced during the mass oath-taking of 640 youth council (Sangguniang Kabataan or SK) officials in the city that he’d provide them scholarship and allowances.In a year or so, I’ll have them for you, ...
From 744 days ago
Seares: Journalists can’t be sued just anywhere the article is accessed
THE Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act #10175) has worsened the lot of journalists or anyone else whose published material is made the basis of a complaint for libel.To those working in the news media, that means most of ...
From 747 days ago
Seares: Next SC chief justice: ‘not a woman’
“Gusto ko yong bilib ang tao sa integrity (of Sereno’s successor). Of course, he must not be a politician. Lalo nang hindi isang babae.”-- President DuterteTHE Constitution lists the qualifications of a candidate for a Supreme Court justice: (1) citizenship, ...
From 748 days ago
Seares: Pro-Sereno justices didn’t see her sinless
THE Supreme Court justices, six of them, who voted against the ouster of Ma. Lourdes Sereno as chief justice supported her not because they believed she did no wrong. They just didn’t believe the method of removing her -- quo ...
From 749 days ago
Seares: Who tried to kill Vic Loot?
“...It’s as if you wanted me jailed or killed...”-- Mayor Vicente Loot, March 18, 2018DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot has told the public he is not sure who ordered five armed men to attack him at the New Maya Port ...
From 751 days ago
Seares: The follow-up: neglecting or misusing a journalism tool
IT’S a journalism jargon that news consumers understand: the story or feature that follows the reporting of an event. The follow-up may be the second-day, third-day and so-forth piece on the same or related subject.It’s often neglected -- unused or ...
From 754 days ago
Seares: How SC might cook Sereno’s goose
ON the eve of the Supreme Court en banc session today (Friday, May 11) on whether to evict Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the position of chief justice, two contrasting demonstrations were made:* Red ribbons were strung, reportedly by SC employees, ...
From 755 days ago
Seares: Duterte scorns Time label, Forbes list
 Related column: Is Duterte a strongman? No, not yet. (News Sense, May 7, 2018) A STRONGMAN in the Time cover story on the “Rise of the Era of the Strongman.” Then, in the Forbes annual ranking, one of the ...
From 756 days ago
Seares: Our Boy Herrera and the ‘endo’ law
FORMER senator and trade union leader Ernesto Herrera of Samboan, Cebu and Calape, Bohol died on Oct. 29, 2015, less than two months after his 73rd birthday on Sept. 11.Best remembered for his role as a member of Agrava Board ...
From 758 days ago
Seares: Legitimate media as source of fake news
FACEBOOK chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has identified as fake news “promoters” these three: spammers or unethical advertisers, state actors, and legitimate media.And legitimate media, he said, pose the “most challenging” threat. Spammers may be removed although it could take ...
From 761 days ago