Pachico A. Seares
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
Seares: Pastor Quiboloy raised tough issues, e.g. nepotism and coddling drug dealers, in SMNI interview with Mayor Mike. But the pastor asked 'softball' questions, which didn't score journalistically but prodded the mayor to open up. Seven more takeaways from the Davao one-on-one.
February 08, 2023