Browsing All posts tagged under »Balili«

PJ Sue us, we sue back

November 25, 2012

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Rep. Pablo John Garcia yesterday welcomed the threat of gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III to file new charges over earthmoving activity in the Balili estate where coastal land is being backfilled with limestone. Garcia, who is also running for the governorship in 2013, said he would file countercharges if that happens. He said a field […]

Davide vows to file graft case if Visayas Ombudsman ‘too scared’

November 24, 2012

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Gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III yesterday said he is ready to “file the appropriate case” in the anti-graft court over what he called an obvious anomaly in the land filling of submerged portions of the Balili property in Naga City. He said the discovery of ongoing reclamation work in the province-owned lot was “another […]

With graft case pending, what’s Naga project really for, asks vice gov

November 23, 2012

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We didn’t visit the Balili property to steal goats.” So said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale about her surprise visit to the province-owned Balili lot in Naga which is the subject of a graft case filed in the Sandiganbayan against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven others. Magpale said she wanted to know why P27 million was […]

Soil piled on submerged Balili site; Reclamation or restoration?

November 22, 2012

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Once submerged in water, a large portion of the Capitol’s controversial Balili property in barangay Tinaan in Naga City is now filled with soil. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Provincial Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy found this out in an ocular inspection of the site yesterday. “Di gyud kalikayan, to the ordinary mind, murag […]

Court pushes trial on Balili case

November 12, 2012

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 THE Capitol’s bid to regain the P37.8-million it paid for the controversial Balili property in barangay Tina-an, Naga City was validated by a court ruling last week. In a ruling dated last Nov. 7, Regional Trial Court Judge Raphael Yrastorza of Branch 14 rejected a plea by widow Amparo Balili who asked to dismiss the […]

Balili lot reclaimed, but case to go on—Ombud

August 11, 2012

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WHAT used to be mostly underwater property in the province-owned Balili estate has been largely backfilled and covered with limestone or anapog. The ongoing reclamation of the coastal land by the Cebu provincial government was confirmed by residents in barangay Inoburan, a neighboring village of barangay Tina-an where the Balili property is located. Resident Japoy […]

After Balili case, Capitol board is ‘more careful’

July 31, 2012

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After the Balili land anomaly, members of the Cebu Provincial Board are wary about rushing through any land project. A P21 million outlay for the expropriation of lots affected by a road widening project in barangay Tayud, Consolacion in northern Cebu underwent scrutiny by the board yesterday. Officials of the Provincial Assessor’s Office, Budget Office […]

Gwen moves to stop Sandiganbayan trial

July 28, 2012

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The legal team of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is challenging the decision and jurisdiction of the Ombudsman in the graft charges filed against the governor in connection with the 2008 purchase of land in the Balili Estate which turned out to be mosty under water. Her daughter, lawyer Cristina Codilla-Frasco filed a motion for reconsideration […]

Balili kin, Bolo post bail, says Capitol lot purchase ‘legal’

July 24, 2012

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Though all of 84 years old, Amparo Balili still managed to walk through the doors of the Palace of Justice to post bail on charges filed against her in relation to the 2008 Balili property purchase. Balili, along with former board member Juan Bolo and lawyer Romeo Balili, each posted a P30,000 bail pending trial […]

Ombud says no plunder, only graft raps for Gwen

July 22, 2012

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and other officials couldn’t face plunder charges despite spending P98.9 million in Capitol funds to purchase the controversial Balili beach property in Naga City, the Ombudsman-Visayas said. Pelagio Apostol, Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, said Garcia and the other officials could be charged with plunder if they accumulated wealth of at […]