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Pachico A. Seares
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EXPLAINER: Sandiganbayan convicts 4 persons over decorative lamps in Lapu-Lapu, clears all 11 over similar lamps in Mandaue. Ruling recalls public anger over 2007 Asean Summit scandal.
WHAT WE KNOW. The decision of the Sandiganbayan, promulgated September 24 and made public Wednesday (September 30), found guilty of corruption only three of the 11 persons charged over decorative lamp posts bought for Lapu-Lapu City and cleared all the ...
From 24 days ago
Seares: Stronger weapons needed vs corruption? No way to stop it, the president says, offering anew to resign.
[Related comment: "Seares: The 'ifs' in Duterte's threats to quit," SunStar, July 9, 2018.]https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1751850/Cebu/Opinion/Seares-The-ifs-in-Duterte-threats-to-quitPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte Monday night, September 28, in a televised speech, offered to resign because of his failure to address the problem of corruption. "I offered to ...
From 27 days ago
EXPLAINER. Covid-positive patients with no or mild symptoms must be confined in government isolation centers. Who can avoid the new rule and stay home.
NEW IATF ORDER. Under Resolution #74 of IATF-MEID or Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, dated Thursday, September 24, a new rule is laid down for people tested positive of Covid-19 but show mild or no ...
From 27 days ago
EXPLAINER: How Tomas Osmena’s son Miguel revived two cyber-libel charges against Bobby Nalzaro: he filed new complaints.
THE SITUATION. Last Friday, September 25, Pablito G. Nalzaro, known in multiple media as Bobby Nalzaro, posted P80,000 bail on two cyber-libel complaints filed by the Cebu City Prosecutors Office with the Regional Trial Court (RTC).The charges stemmed from the ...
From 30 days ago
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 ...
From 33 days ago
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 37 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 39 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 41 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 43 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 45 days ago