Gwen’s hold order stays

January 10, 2013

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Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia remains grounded and will not be allowed to leave the country pending the resolution of the graft cases filed against her. The Sandiganbayan 2nd Division sealed Garcia’s fate after it dismissed her petition to revoke the hold departure order (HDO) issued against her. A report in radio station dzMM’s website […]

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Show of force, peace

January 10, 2013

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A sea of red blanketed the front of the Capitol yesterday as an estimated 3,000 supporters of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia held a rally on the eve of an appeals court hearing of her petition to stop Malacañang from suspending her for six months. Supporters in red shirts gathered at Fuente Osmeña and marched to the […]

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Cebuana beauty to dance in Sinulog

January 9, 2013

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Another beauty titlist has committed to dance in the 2013 Sinulog finale in the Cebu City Sports Center on Jan. 20. Rizzini Alexis Gomez who won the recent Miss Tourism International (MTI) at Sunway Resort and Spa in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia , is the second Cebuana beauty queen in recent years to dance in the […]

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Capitol to give P500,000 aid, lend buses

January 9, 2013

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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 […]

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‘Walk with Jesus’ to start Sto. Niño’s celebration

January 9, 2013

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Thousands of devotees are expected to join the “Walk with Jesus” from Fuente Osmeña to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino in downtown Cebu City at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow. The more than two-kilometer walk will usher in the 447th fiesta celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA, rector of […]

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Legal aid for Joavan

January 9, 2013

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LEGAL assistance will be provided to Joavan Fernandez, adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez to defend him in criminal charges filed against him and two companions by a sand and gravel operator. Joavan faces charges of carnapping and usurpation of authority filed by hauler Julius Abad. The mayor said Joavan and his companions […]

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Suroy Suroy to south Cebu without Gwen

January 9, 2013

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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 […]

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Rama okays P5.2 billion budget, but retains veto

January 9, 2013

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While he signed the P5.2 billion budget for Cebu City this year, Mayor Michael Rama said he isn’t finished arguing with the City Council. In a veto letter sent to the council dated Jan. 7 Rama outlined his objections to the council’s reduction of several items he made a priority. “The reduction or putting zero […]

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Activist groups: End ‘state of uncertainty’ in Capitol

January 9, 2013

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Various activist groups yesterday called on the national government to stop the “state of uncertainty” in the Cebu Capitol and to implement the six-month suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Leaders of Sanlakas, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Phil. Earth Justice Center (PEJC) Inc. and Kongreso ng Maralitang Lungsod (KMLP) in a press conference yesterday. […]

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Garbo to face damage suit

January 9, 2013

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PABLO Garcia III, son of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, said he would sue the chief of the regional police for recommending the revocation of his gun licenses. “Sige lang, see you in court (Chief Supt. Marcelo) Garbo sa imong pagka garboso,” Garcia said. Garbo, who was in Manila yesterday, finalized his recommendation to Camp Crame […]

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