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PNP to reduce Gwen’s guards during gun ban

January 5, 2013

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Fewer policemen at the Capitol to avoid making it look like a “garrison”? No problem for Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr. He welcomed as “very good suggestions” the appeal of Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama to remove barriers and pull out policemen in the Provincial Capitol. “If you can remember, we first deployed 200 policemen […]

Wakee not giving up on poll bid

January 5, 2013

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REX “Wakee” Salud is not giving up his mayoralty bid just yet despite a ruling by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila granting the petition of Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy to cancel the boxing promoter’s Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for lack of residency. “I’ve told my supporters not to worry. It”s not final yet. […]

Comelec cancels Wakee’s mayoral dreams

January 4, 2013

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BOXING promoter Rex “Wakee” Salud is out of the mayoralty race in Cordova town, Cebu. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted the petition of Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy to cancel Salud’s Certificate of Candidacy (COC). The Comelec’s second division in Manila ruled that Salud’s evidence was insufficient to prove that he already abandoned his house […]

Capitol gets P200 M bills

December 27, 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. In a press conference, Salubre said the bills are for purchased Suroy-Suroy mini buses, food […]

Opinion: Agony in Cebu

December 27, 2012

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The suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, ordered by the Office of the President and enforced by the Department of Interior and Local Government, is a vexing issue. The high-profile visit the so-called Three Kings of the United Nationalist Alliance paid the suspended governor did not help matters; instead of defusing the tension at the […]

Security eases up in Capitol Wait till New Year, says Palace

December 27, 2012

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SECURITY was scaled down at the Capitol yesterday after Capitol officials and police were criticized for making it look like a “garrison” as suspended Governor Gwendolyn Garcia refused to leave her office for the eighth day. Gone are the two police trucks parked at night in front of the Capitol quadrangle and near the main […]

Palma questions use of PCOS machines in 2013

December 27, 2012

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THE head of the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines said he favors a review of the counting machines used in the country’s first computerized general elections. Cebu Archbishop and CBCP President Jose Palma said the performance of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that were used in the 2010 election would be taken up […]

Garcias decry ‘martial law’ at Capitol

December 21, 2012

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THE family of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said the current situation at the Capitol can be compared to martial law. In a press conference last Thursday Garcia’s daughter and Capitol consultant Christina Codilla Frasco said she she was offended by the way the policemen interrupted the Mass held by the governor’s supporters. “Personally no, […]

Gwen determined to stay

December 20, 2012

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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. […]

Opinion: Letting go of power

December 20, 2012

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The attempt to mount a “people power” of sorts in the premises of the Capitol in defense of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was a timely exercise of clout but not likely to last. The massing of hundreds of barangay health workers, hastily brought in by busloads from different Cebu towns to the Capitol social hall […]