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Son defends Acting Gov. Magpale

January 11, 2013


THE youngest son of Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale said the family stands behind her in her tasks as a public servant ”to help maintain the order of things” no matter how the Court of Appeals rules on the suspension case of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Provincial Board Member Miguel Antonio A. Magpale, in a statement, said […]

Capitol to give P500,000 aid, lend buses

January 9, 2013


FROM P3 million last year, the Cebu provincial government is giving financial assistance of P500,000 to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) this year. “We computed our finances and that’s the only amount we can afford to give,” said Cebu Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday. Magpale who earlier assured that the province would continue to support […]

Suroy Suroy to south Cebu without Gwen

January 9, 2013


The Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo will continue this month with a south Cebu trip, this time without Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia leading it. The tourism caravan will be held Jan. 23 to 25 or three days after the Sinulog parade. “I won’t oppose anything which is intended to promote Cebu,” said Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale, who […]

Gwen allies vow bigger rally

January 8, 2013


Allies and supporters of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia promised a bigger crowd in a prayer rally tomorrow at the Capitol grounds. The rally is set on the eve of the Jan. 10 oral arguments in the Court of Appeals in Manila, where Garcia is seeking a temporary restraining order. Rep. Benhur Salimbangon of Cebu’s […]

PB to slash Capitol budget

January 8, 2013


THE Cebu Provincial Board will reduce the P3.6 billion budget for 2013 proposed by suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to make it “more realistic.” “We will have a budget of less than P3 billion but more than P2 billion,” said PB Member Peter John Calderon, chairman of the committee on budget and appropriations. “Our basic services […]

SWAT men in Capitol alarm Gwen

January 6, 2013


About 20 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) members entered the Capitol compound yesterday morning. They stood at attention, had a group formation, counted off attendance, then left. The sight of the uniformed elite police alarmed suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia, who said they could be getting ready to evict her. Garcia, who has been holed […]

More unpaid bills: Travel agency, food caterers, others seek payment

January 5, 2013


Anxious to get paid, more suppliers went to see Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday to present their bills for services rendered before she took over last Dec. 19. They include a travel agency which said the Province of Cebu owed P1.5 million for local and foreign trips, and a food caterer with unpaid catering bills […]

Cebu LP: Gwen powerless, but still needs to leave

January 3, 2013


THE Liberal Party in Cebu yesterday called on suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to abide by the rule of law and leave the Capitol building. In a press conference, Cebu-LP provincial chairman Hilario Davide III said they are supporting his running mate, Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale, a political ally affiliated with the Durano-led Bakud party. But […]

Magpale wants to replace provincial treasurer

January 2, 2013


Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale asked the Bureau of Local Government Finance to replace Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre for submitting an inaccurate financial report. In a press conference this morning, Magpale said Salubre sent inaccurate data for the Capitol budget. She said this caused her to lose trust in him. The Provincial Board approved last month […]

Speedy, peaceful end to Capitol impasse sought

December 30, 2012


With two days to go to a new year, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and the head of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry called for a speedy, peaceful end to the impasse at the Capitol, where suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has been holding on to her office since Dec. 19 or 11 days. “We […]


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