Browsing All posts tagged under »Balili«

Gwen’s hold order stays

January 10, 2013


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 […]

PB defers Gwen’s bid for Balili waste to energy plant

December 18, 2012


THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) set aside approval of a resolution seeking to authorize Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to enter into a contract with a private firm for a waste to energy plant in the controversial Balili property in Naga City. The draft contract said the Province of Cebu would enter into an agreement with Waste […]

Balili End doesn’t justify the means

December 14, 2012


“The end does not justify the means,” said Cebu Provincial Board Member Arleigh Sitoy. This was his reaction to Wednesday’s two-hour presentation of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia who vowed to continue to “restore” underwater lots in the Balili estate and develop the almost 25-hectare property in Naga City as a special economic zone. “Future gains in […]

Gwen vows to continue ‘restoring’ underwater lots, says it’s worth P623 million now

December 13, 2012


  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday said she will continue to “restore” underwater portions of the Balili property in Naga City even though the property and her decision to buy it for P98.9 million is the subject of a graft case in the Sandiganbayan. She said the value of the coastal property has gone up sixfold […]

Backfilling of Balili lot ‘tampers’ evidence, illegal, says opponents

December 8, 2012


Backfilling the scandal-tainted Balili property in Naga has earned Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia two new graft complaints. One case was filed yesterday by Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III with the Ombudsman in the Visayas. Another was filed by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Provincial Board Majority Floor Leader Arleigh Jay Sitoy. Both moves […]

Agnes to Gwen ‘Just furnish us contract’

November 29, 2012


CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale is more interested in seeing a contract for the earth-moving work going on the controversial Balili lot than a briefing by Gov. Gwen Garcia about the development. “We do not need that. We are only asking for the contract of the backfilling,” Magpale said in a press conference yesterday. “December […]

Sitoy apologizes to Abunda Gwen to present Balili pact

November 28, 2012


PROVINCIAL Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy apologized to TV celebrity Boy Abunda for saying Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district used “squid tactics that only the likes of Boy Abunda can resort to.” “I made a mistake in terms of sentence structure. What I meant is that Boy Abunda could have done a […]

Capitol dads ask Where’s contract for Balili backfilling?

November 27, 2012


With all the fuss stirred up by the recent backfilling of the 24.7-hectare Balili property in Naga City, Cebu, which is the subject of a Sandiganbayan case, where’s the contract for the work? The Provincial Board (PB) yesterday agreed on mass motion to ask for a copy of the contract from the administration of Gov. […]

Sitoy to talk on Balili, slams PJ on ‘girly talk’

November 26, 2012


When Provincial Board (PB) member Arleigh Sitoy takes to the podium during the board’s session sometime this afternoon, he won’t resort to “girly talk” similar to what he accused Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district of doing recently. “What real men talk when they mean business. Not talking about collateral issues. (My privilege […]

Gwen says P60M set for Balili dev’t

November 25, 2012


ABOUT P60 million was approved by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) to develop the Balili property in 2010, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said yesterday. She said the amount was appropriated in the item “Airport, Seaport and other Economic Enterprise Site Development Program”. “(Vice Gov.) Agnes Magpale and the whole PB approved the provincial budget. We […]