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Cebu mayor wants Capitol police, barriers removed for Sinulog

January 4, 2013

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the police to remove metal barriers from the Provincial Capitol and pull out uniformed policemen before the Jan. 11 kickoff of the annual Sinulog Festival. “I do not want (people) to be seeing the Capitol like a garrison or to have the impression that the city is […]

Why the police won’t pounce—yet

January 1, 2013

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SHE walked out of the Capitol’s main door, crossed the quadrangle and addressed an open crowd in full public view in Sunday afternoon’s rally in support of an embattled Cebu governor. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was an exposed target for law enforcers if they had wanted to shut her out of the building– or take […]

Capitol impasse day 13 Vidal can mediate if…

January 1, 2013

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Will Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal stay neutral and be available to mediate in the Capitol impasse? Yes, but only if all parties in the dispute ask him to step in, said Gricelda “Gigi” Sanchez-Zaballero. Last Saturday afternoon, it was the turn of Zaballero, daughter of the late vice governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., to […]

Gwen’s son cries harassment

December 31, 2012

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Pablo “Paulo” Garcia III, son of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia appealed to police not to drag his security agency in the Capitol controversy. “Sobra naman nang ila, hasta ang akong negosyo gihilabtan”, said Garcia. (This is too much, they are even implicating my business.) The agency, GGC Security Group, is under scrutiny by the […]

Gwen calls on supporters in Capitol rally; Agnes asks people: ‘Don’t be used’

December 31, 2012

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About a thousand people joined a rally in front of the Capitol yesterday to show support for suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the 12th day of a standoff with authorities. Supporters carried placards that read: “Padayon Gwen”, “LP stop harassment” and “Stop Martial Law”. Standing on a wooden table in front of the flagpole, Garcia […]

Supporters march for Gwen

December 30, 2012

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by Marian Z. Codilla, Senior Reporter Over a thousand people mass outside the provincial Capitol to show their support to the suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. The crowd mostly members of organized groups from different towns and in the province and Cebu City converged at the Fuente Osmeña Circle where a mass officiated by Fr. Dennis Boltron. […]

Speedy, peaceful end to Capitol impasse sought

December 30, 2012

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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 […]

Acting Gov. Magaple asks DILG for audit of Capitol finances

December 29, 2012

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Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale has asked the Dept. of Interior and Local Government to conduct a “thorough audit” of finances of the Capitol a day after the provincial treasurer reported cash flow problems and P200 million in payables. Magpale, who described the situation as apparent “deficit spending”, said she wrote the DILG central office for […]

Capitol faced with tight cash flow, P200 million in payables; burden falls on Acting Gov. Magpale

December 28, 2012

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Barely a week after Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia’s suspension, several big bills have arrived at the Capitol for payment. Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre told acting Gov. Agnes Magpale the provincial government is short of cash to settle all of them immediately, obligations worth P200 million. He presented a cash report showing P90 million available in […]

Gwen’s ‘lifestyle change’ after nine days in Capitol

December 28, 2012

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IT’S been a ‘major’ lifestyle change for suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, who has been living in her Capitol office for over a week in defiance of an order by the Office of the President to step down for six months. “Never for so long have I been confined in such a small space,” she said. […]