The column deals with media standards and accountability, particularly on issues involving the community press, and is published in Sun.Star Cebu.
Pachico A. Seares, public & standards editor of Sun.Star Cebu and Sun.Star Superbalita [Cebu], has worked with media for more than four decades.
His stints in journalism and allied endeavors include work as editor-in-chief of four publications: The Freeman, Sun.Star Cebu Yearbook, Sun.Star Cebu, and Sun.Star Superbalita [Cebu]; correspondent of “Manila Chronicle’; trustee of Philippine Press Institute (PPI) and Cebu News Workers Foundation (Cenewof); and journalism lecturer at University of the Philippines Cebu College.
He’s executive director of Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) and chairman of the board, Cebu Press Freedom Week, Inc. and Cebu Media Legal Aid (Cemla), Inc. He writes an opinion column “News Sense” in Sun.Star Cebu.
U.P. System awarded him the Gawad Plaridel, 2008; Province of Cebu, the “Garbo sa Sugbo” award, 2008; and Philippines Foundation, Inc. “Perlas Valuable Filipino Award,” 2009 — all for his work in the community press.