Cebu City lawyer Gealon leaves BAC post

CEBU City Attorney Rey Gealon has resigned from the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for Infrastructure after eight months of being its chairman. Gealon submitted his irrevocable resignation to Mayor Edgardo Labella and City Administrator Floro Casas Jr. on Sept. 1, 2021. Gealon was appointed chairman of the BAC for Infrastructure last Jan. 4 after […]

Bzzzzz: Still-unvaccinated Guv Gwen won’t force anyone to be vaxxed. Atty. Rex’s link to human rights cause may lessen chance of his murder being solved.

It’s not ‘Vax me if you can’ CEBU Governor Gwen Garcia is not vaccinated yet. But she will be soon, she announced Friday, August 27, once the vaccine that won’t cause severe allergic reactions will arrive. She didn’t name the vaccine or when she’ll be vaxxed. The suspense must be killing her critics. The governor […]

Killing of Cebu lawyer condemned

Some lawmakers on Friday condemned the killing of a Cebu-based human rights lawyer, saying it was an assault on legal independence. Before Rex Jesus M. Fernandez was assassinated on Thursday, he had expressed dissatisfaction and frustration with the Duterte government, Party-list Rep. Eufemia C. Cullamat said told an online news briefing. Mr. Fernandez was a human rights lawyer and one of the founding members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers in Cebu. He represented eight people who were arrested for alleged violations of the community quarantine. The clients had also protested against the country’s Anti-Terrorism Law. — Russell Louis C. Ku