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Gwen allies vow bigger rally

January 8, 2013

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Allies and supporters of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia promised a bigger crowd in a prayer rally tomorrow at the Capitol grounds. The rally is set on the eve of the Jan. 10 oral arguments in the Court of Appeals in Manila, where Garcia is seeking a temporary restraining order. Rep. Benhur Salimbangon of Cebu’s […]

PB to slash Capitol budget

January 8, 2013

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THE Cebu Provincial Board will reduce the P3.6 billion budget for 2013 proposed by suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to make it “more realistic.” “We will have a budget of less than P3 billion but more than P2 billion,” said PB Member Peter John Calderon, chairman of the committee on budget and appropriations. “Our basic services […]

Police chief sizes up ‘threat’ of governor’s brother, seeks son’s gun license cancellation

January 8, 2013

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After Byron Garcia dared Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo to a fistfight and warned of a riot in the provincial jail, the police will have a closer look at whether Byron’s present and past actions fall squarely within the law. The chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) yesterday ordered his staff to study the record […]

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 […]

Byron hits police on SWAT presence, warns of jailbreak

January 6, 2013

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by Senior Reporter Marian Z. Codilla Former Capitol security consultant Byron Garcia lashed out at Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo for detailing Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) members into the Capitol where his sister, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, has stayed in since last month. Byron, who visited his sister early today, also warned that there […]

Joavan plays eco-warden; truck owner to file carnapping raps

January 6, 2013

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Joavan Fernandez is back in the limelight after a businessman complained that the adopted son of Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez, illegally confiscated his truck loaded with sand for the second time. The apprehension was made Friday evening in barangay Lagtang where the truck was stopped on the road about 6:30 p.m. The driver, Leandro […]

Gwen taps Corona’s lawyer to contest her suspension

January 6, 2013

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Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia met yesterday with her lead counsel from Manila to prepare for oral arguments to be made before the Court of Appeals on Jan. 10. She met behind closed doors for more than two hours with lawyer Tranquil G.S. Salvador III of the Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles (Romulo) […]

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 […]

Hole found in ferry’s bottom

January 6, 2013

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A hole at the bottom of the MV Zamboanga Ferry is preventing retrieval teams from the Coast Guard and the ship owner from towing the vessel back to Cebu City. This was uncovered in an underwater inspection done yesterday at 9:10 a.m. by Uni-Orient Pearl Ventures Inc., a Cebu-based salvage firm hired by George and […]

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 […]