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Son defends Acting Gov. Magpale

January 11, 2013


THE youngest son of Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale said the family stands behind her in her tasks as a public servant ”to help maintain the order of things” no matter how the Court of Appeals rules on the suspension case of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Provincial Board Member Miguel Antonio A. Magpale, in a statement, said […]

Waiting for the court’s move after Jan. 1

December 31, 2012


All eyes are on the Court of Appeals in Manila when it resumes office on Jan. 2. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her supporters have placed their hopes in the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) and to eventually reverse the order of President Aquino striking her out for six months. Garcia’s petition […]

Acting Gov. Magaple asks DILG for audit of Capitol finances

December 29, 2012


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 […]

Police looking into Paolo and 2 friends

December 28, 2012


The standoff in the Capitol, entering its ninth day, has focused police attention on the 33-year-old son of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. The family’s manpower agency, GGC Services, which offers security guard services, will also come under scrutiny. Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo ordered his intelligence officers to check the background of Paolo Garcia Codilla and […]

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

December 28, 2012


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. […]

Opinion: A time for healing

December 24, 2012


Mindfully Greenie by Atty. Golly Ramos   The ongoing drama at the Provincial Capitol unfolded when the defiant Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, true to form, stuck to her guts and disregarded the suspension order from the Office of the President. As a local chief executive, she was expected to set the example and be the […]

Day 4 More visitors, a bed, food, allies

December 23, 2012


IN Day 4 of the Capitol impasse, suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia received visitors in her office, explaining for the nth time why she will be spending Christmas there instead of going home. She sat in front of a brightly decorated Christmas tree to deliver a videotaped Christmas message for Consolacion residents, whose activity she […]

Capitol standoff ‘like playing a chess game’

December 23, 2012


IT’S like playing a chess game.” In a Rappler interview, this is how Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr., regional police chief, summed up the political situation in Cebu, following the suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Garbo oversees police operations in the Provincial Capitol where Garcia remains holed up for the past four days. Acting Governor […]

Gwen determined to stay

December 20, 2012


by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon    After she was suspended as Cebu governor, a combative Gwendolyn Garcia is determined not to step down. Garcia has not left her office at the Cebu Provincial Capitol since she arrived Wednesday morning. “Over my dead body,” Garcia said after she was asked if she would relinquish her post. […]

Roxas: Gwen’s suspension pushed by Robredo

December 19, 2012


by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon   CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s six-month suspension was decided five months ago by the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo’s successor, Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas clarified this in response to reports that the governor’s suspension was politically motivated. Roxas said results of a DILG […]