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Pachico A. Seares
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EXPLAINER: Cebu City's 'granular' lockdown may work. But listed areas must be localized and City Hall has to feed the people there.
THE SITUATION. Cebu City is under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from July 16 to 31, a slight improvement over its previous ECQ status. Before then, from June 1-15, it stayed at GCQ along with Metro Manila.When all the other ...
From 17 days ago
Seares: ADB survey says we the people did our part in Covid war. That means shortcoming is also somewhere else.
HERE'S an important finding that should debunk the popular belief that Filipinos have defied quarantine rules and are mostly to blame for the rise in Covid-19 cases.Asian Development Bank (ADB), "a multilateral institution without bias and partnership," surveyed 24 countries ...
From 19 days ago
Seares: Motorcycle riders and the barrier they don't need. 'OK' streamers and the panic they didn't cause.
WHAT'S wrong with the rules on motorcycle back-riding, as laid down by Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and implemented by the Transportation Office in Cebu and elsewhere in the country: REQUIREMENT ON ID CARDS. Proof of living together is not ...
From 20 days ago
Seares: Tabar: Non-OK streamers are OK. How Marcoleta makes God laugh. The dead 'can't watch' ABS-CBN.
Barug can write whateverBANILAD Barangay Captain Dennis Tabar: "Bisa'g unsa pay isulat nila [sa streamer]."Who writes the messages about the crisis on public forums and spaces in the time of coronavirus?To Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas Jr., it must not ...
From 21 days ago
Seares: 'OK' tarp streamers: Politics motivated their display and removal? You bet.
CALL it lying, coated or veiled but still some kind of falsehood. But that's local politics, that's how some politicians behave, whatever the time or season.Legitimate motiveWhen those who paid for the tarpaulin signs put them up at "various sidewalks" ...
From 22 days ago
EXPLAINER: Who decides on limiting use of cemetery to Covid victims: IATF or Cebu City Hall? New site moots dispute over Guba.
WHEN Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced last July 7 the city would build a cemetery, he cited the "unusual number of deaths" caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as reason for the urgency of the project.Labella was obviously in a ...
From 24 days ago
Seares: 'All are now in place' means things were not before. 2 councilors and a cemetery. Digong 12% 'unhealthy.'
MELQUIADES Feliciano, national inter-agency task force deputy chief implementer for Cebu, said at a press briefing Thursday, July 16, that all systems are now in place: with barangay officials, business leaders, the police and health workers, and even the councilors. ...
From 25 days ago
Seares: Cayetano concedes: ABS-CBN case is a press freedom issue, just not totally.
"The ABS-CBN case has not, nor has it ever been, purely an issue of free speech or freedom of the press." -- House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, February 18, 2020[RELATED READING: "CCPC: Why the ABS-CBN case is a press freedom ...
From 26 days ago
Seares: Cebu City Hall took shortcuts in 'tuob,' cemetery projects. Or it just fumbled.
NO ONE at Cebu City Hall is explaining it clearly enough and people are making their own conclusions. Many suspect mere irregularity; a few obliquely accuse officials of corruption.Set aside past similar controversies. Just consider the most recent two: FUROR ...
From 27 days ago
EXPLAINER: Where P2.5 million for 'tuob' kits came from. Unauthorized spending? What we know and don't know.
What the public knows(1) P2.9 BILLION COVID BUDGETS. The Cebu City Council approved last June 17 Supplemental Budget #3, appropriating P1.9 billion for "urgent expenses" related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That was about P1.4 billion lower than the original proposed ...
From 29 days ago