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Son defends Acting Gov. Magpale

January 11, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Editorial: Byron’s belligerency

January 8, 2013

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From lawyers to Americans and now a police chief, former Capitol consultant Byron Garcia isn’t one to shy away from a fight. In 2011, Byron confronted an American neighbor whose road blockade he tried to remove. The younger brother of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia also challenged the management of the Filinvest subdivision for failing […]

Capitol doors open, Rename e-Gwen?

January 8, 2013

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The Capitol building’s main doors were opened to the public yesterday for the first time since the Dec. 19 standoff when a Malacañang suspension order was defied by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale led Capitol employees in Monday’s flag raising ceremony, her first since assuming the post. No speeches were delivered and the […]

Sun.Star suspends columns of broadcaster Nalzaro

January 7, 2013

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Columnist says management accommodated request of Garcia elders    Did the camp of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia finally gag veteran Sun.Star columnist Bobby Nalzaro? Since the start of the new year, Nalzaro’s Saksi column no longer appears in Sun Star Cebu and its Cebuano tabloid Sun Star Superbalita. Asked yesterday if it was true that his […]

Swat units sent to reinforce Cebu city, province jails

January 7, 2013

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Police yesterday scrambled to secure the Cebu provincial jail and the adjacent city jail after rumors spread that a riot or a jail break would occur apparently to embarrass acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale who was scheduled to visit the penal facility. About 10 members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit of the […]

SWAT men in Capitol alarm Gwen

January 6, 2013

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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

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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 […]

Are Gwen, Agnes, ready to dialog with cardinal?

January 4, 2013

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Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said she is open to a dialogue with Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, who earlier expressed willingness to mediate between her and suspended governor Gwen Garcia if both parties ask him. “You know I’m just doing my job. I have nothing to do with this case. It just […]