Pachico A. Seares
EXPLAINER: How old was Juana Osmeña when she gave birth to Sergio Osmeña Sr.: 14, 16 or 20? Other takeaways from 'Big Reveal': father of Cebu's Grand Old man was Antonio Sanson who, Tomas Osmeña says, could've been convicted of statutory rape. Juana 'must have inspired' single moms.
June 06, 2023
Seares: Cebu City to spend P11.5 million for Independence Day celebration, including P7.74M for inter-brgy festival contest, P1.38M for Independence Day ball. ‘Too big. Gabaan tingali ta ini,’ says Minority Leader Archival... Kons Garganera-promised NGCP report came 'in no time' ... Mayor Mike surveys MCWD employees.
May 26, 2023
Seares: Look what's coming to Cebu City: a developed Waterfront area; transfer of City Hall to SRP, international port out of the city; Global City ala Bonifacio/Alabang; performing arts center ala Sydney Opera. And hosting the 2024 Palaro. Good plans. Even as the usual skeptics ask 'how' and 'how much.'
May 24, 2023
Seares: DBM declares Cebu City's P49.7B 2023 budget 'operative,' rejecting only P300M of original amount proposed. Accountant Gumia says spending will depend on actual revenues. Treasurer Reyes says no, she can't meet target without tax increase and re-assessment on real properties.
March 22, 2023
Seares: Activated Cebu City 'morality police' CAIB seeks tougher ordinance against indecency. To include in ban with penalty: sale of sex toys and sculpture showing male, female genitalia. Author Jessica Resch also wants to criminalize internet pornography, against provider and consumer.
March 13, 2023