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Editorial: Byron’s belligerency

January 8, 2013


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 […]

Byron hits police on SWAT presence, warns of jailbreak

January 6, 2013


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 […]

PB opens separate inquiry on aborted jail riot

March 5, 2012


AN inquiry into the near-riot that broke out at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) last month will be held by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) in its session today. Capitol consultant on jail matters Jose Ma. Gastardo was invited to shed light on the incident. In text messages sent to Cebu Daily […]

Inmates’ privileges, dancing suspended after near-riot

February 26, 2012


No more public shows or family visitors for Cebu’s world-famous “dancing inmates”. All that was put on hold by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia after Friday’s near-riot in the quadrangle where inmates were rehearsing for their monthly public dance performance. “We will see if they’re ready to behave in an orderly and disciplined manner, then we will […]

Fight cancels CPDRC dance show

February 25, 2012


A dance rehearsal of inmates of the Cebu provincial jail for their public show today was interrupted by a fight among inmates. One inmate brandished an improvised ice pick. Fellow inmates subdued Carillo Balueza but only after a commotion that sent Cebu City police rushing to the prison facility in Kalunasan, Cebu City, yesterday morning. […]

Ilocos, S. Cotabato plan to follow dancing inmates program

August 14, 2011


THE provinces of Ilocos Norte and South Cotabato plans to replicate Cebu’s rehabilitation program for its inmates who dazzled top officials with one of their dance performances yesterday morning. Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and South Cotabato Gov. Arthur Pingoy Jr. were accompanied by their contingents when they watched the performance of the famed dancing […]

Bruno Mars’ kin sings for dancing inmates

April 8, 2011


By Marian Z. Codilla, Reporter AT least 800 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) were disappointed when singer-songwriter Bruno Mars (real name Peter Gene Hernandez) didn’t show up yesterday to watch a dance performance that they had rushed to prepare in two days. But their disappointment turned to joy when Mars’ […]