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Pachico A. Seares
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Seares: LTO-7 chief's private wealth is no direct evidence of corruption -- or innocence. But a lifestyle check may help the ombudsman see which.
AT A GLANCE: 'RICH DON'T STEAL.' Director Victor Caindec uses that as argument against the charge of corruption. But President Rodrigo Duterte uses the same defense of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III against charges of being involved in the PhilHealth ...
EXPLAINER: Governor, congressman, who lost two brothers to Covid, question hospital practices. And billing, which may be tied to Philhealth irregularities.
DEATHS IN THE FAMILY. Two high elective officials of Cebu -- Governor Gwen Garcia and her brother, Representative Pablo John "PJ" Garcia -- did what most relatives of hospital patients would do only privately. They raised complaints and questions about ...
From 6 days ago
EXPLAINER: What dismissal of charges against Bambi Beltran over Covid-19 post instruct government leaders, social media users.
THE SITUATION.  Three charges against businesswoman, part-time film actress Maria Victoria "Bambi" Burdeos Beltran of Cebu City, whose April 18 Facebook post angered the city mayor, have been dismissed by the Municipal Trial Court in Cities:The first, cyber-libel, thrown ...
From 8 days ago
Seares: Reporting both sides: when the journalist goes beyond 'he-said, she said' and calls out the lie.
 New York Times headlines: 1. "Fact Check: Trump falsely claims 99% of virus cases are 'totally harmless'" (July 7, 2020). 2. "Trump falsely targets Buffalo protester, 75, as 'Antifa Provocateur'" (June 22, 2020) Posted on Facebook September 11, 2020 ...
From 9 days ago
EXPLAINER: Capitol limits action vs 2 dolomite firms to domestic sales. Evolving policy focuses on Cebu LGUs' income and public safety.
IT TURNS out the Cebu Provincial Government has not shut down, and does not intend to stop, the entire operations of Dolomite Mining Corp. (PMC) and Philippine Mining Services Corp. (PMSC), the two companies engaged in the mining, processing and ...
From 12 days ago
EXPLAINER: Dolomite issue not taken up by past Cebu governors, including Gwen. Lack of notice, public consultation and saving Siloy, ecology led to shutdown.
WHAT INITIAL NEWS DIDN'T SAY. The first news media stories about Cebu Capitol's cease-and-desist order against two dolomite companies based in Alcoy, Cebu did not make it clear that entire operations would be stopped.Stoppage of mining and processing of dolomite ...
From 14 days ago
Seares: 'Shutdown' of dolomite companies in Alcoy, Cebu: Capitol may look into health, safety of workers, townspeople.
THE news story about Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia's September 8 order to the two companies in Alcoy, which provided crushed dolomite rocks for the Manila Bay rehabilitation project, has some gaps that need to be filled: STOPPING EXTRACTION: Dolomite Mining ...
From 15 days ago
EXPLAINER: Crushed dolomite for Manila Bay's 'white beach': Cebu Provincial Board may look into breach of agreement, not legality. Extraction, processing, hauling of sand covered by contract and law.
THE SITUATION. Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia has made some noise over the report that the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project was using fine sand to cover a 500-meter stretch of shore. The synthetic fine sand turned out to ...
From 16 days ago
EXPLAINER: After MGCQ, 'Better Normal' may be next. Bill readied by Congress, which gives a glimpse of post-Covid era, seeks to last three years.
THE SITUATION. Most of the country is now under the modified general quarantine or MGCQ, the least restrictive of the four kinds of quarantine in the Philippines since the first ECQ was imposed last March 16.The local governments of Cebu ...
From 17 days ago
Seares: 'Cebu City Government' FB page was used under Tomas Osmeña's term. The Labella administration still has to get the 'rogue' account back or shut it down.
DISOWNED BY CITY MANAGER. The Facebook page bearing the name "Cebu City Government" is "unofficial," according to City Administrator Floro Casas Jr., as relayed to the public by Ed Karlon N. Rama in a Wednesday, September 2, post.Karlon, former news ...
From 22 days ago