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PB defers Gwen’s bid for Balili waste to energy plant

December 18, 2012

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THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) set aside approval of a resolution seeking to authorize Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to enter into a contract with a private firm for a waste to energy plant in the controversial Balili property in Naga City. The draft contract said the Province of Cebu would enter into an agreement with Waste […]

Southern Cebu victims of Pablo typhoon receive Capitol aid

December 16, 2012

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by Correspondent Carmel Loise Matus   Families in southern towns of Cebu who sustained damages in their homes and properties due to Pablo’s wake received financial assistance from the Cebu provincial government. At least 177 house owners whose houses in towns of Boljoon, Santander, and Samboan were destroyed received P3,000 each while 410 owners of […]

Leo I didn’t just criticize Gwen in columns

December 15, 2012

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was not the only target of criticism of dYAB station manager and ABS-CBN news anchor Leo Lastimosa in his columns. The broadcaster, who took the witness stand yesterday in a libel case trial, said he also wrote critical pieces against the governor’s rivals. Lastimosa denied that Garcia was the “Doleng Kawatan” […]

Suspend Gwen, 7 others trader asks Sandiganbayan

December 4, 2012

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Businessman-whistleblower Crisologo Saavedra called on the Sandiganbayan to suspend Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and three other officials facing graft charges filed last July over the 2008 Balili property purchase. In a manifestation sent to the Sandiganbayan last week, Saavedra said a preventive suspension order should have been issued as a matter of course as soon […]

Abunda irked by remark on ‘squid tactics’

November 27, 2012

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TV Celebrity Boy Abunda is upset. The “King of Talk” of Philippine showbusiness was reportedly affronted after his name was dragged in a word war between Cebu Provincial Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy and Rep. Pablo John Garcia in connection with the controversial Balili property. Mike Lopez, a Cebuano publicist, newspaper columnist and close friend […]

PJ Sue us, we sue back

November 25, 2012

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Rep. Pablo John Garcia yesterday welcomed the threat of gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III to file new charges over earthmoving activity in the Balili estate where coastal land is being backfilled with limestone. Garcia, who is also running for the governorship in 2013, said he would file countercharges if that happens. He said a field […]

Soil piled on submerged Balili site; Reclamation or restoration?

November 22, 2012

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Once submerged in water, a large portion of the Capitol’s controversial Balili property in barangay Tinaan in Naga City is now filled with soil. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Provincial Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy found this out in an ocular inspection of the site yesterday. “Di gyud kalikayan, to the ordinary mind, murag […]

Gwen mum, may soon announce turnaround

September 14, 2012

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A day after reports that some Cebu mayors want her to “stay” in Cebu and not run for the Senate, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia went about her work in the Capitol saying little about her plans. She said “hi” to reporters, smiled but did not entertain interviews about the matter. No denials were issued to squelch […]

Garcias, VP Binay campaign in Naga

July 22, 2012

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A DAY after her tough-talking State of the Province Address, where she said “dirty politics” would not defeat her, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia went on a campaign sortie to southern Naga City where her Senate bid was openly endorsed. She inaugurated a Senior Citizen’s Building and shook hands with some of the 200 elderly folk gathered […]

Garcia-Soco tandem an ‘accepted brand’

July 2, 2012

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Mandaue businessman Glenn Soco said that he is now just waiting for the One Cebu party to decide who will be Cong. Pablo John Garcia’s running mate next year. “I already signified my interest to run as vice governor. Gipahibaw-na nato sila. Naghuwat nalang ta sa ilang desisyon,((I already told them of my interest. Let’s […]