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Opinion: Police official vs Garcia

January 3, 2013


by Malou Guazon Apalisok   The political drama in the Capitol enters its 15th day today after suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia holed herself up in her office in defiance of an order signed by President Benigno Aquino III suspending her from office for six months. The case stemmed from an administrative charge filed by the […]

Garcias decry ‘martial law’ at Capitol

December 21, 2012


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, […]

‘Over my dead body’

December 21, 2012


  Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday dared authorities to forcibly remove her from her office, saying her exit could only happen “over my dead body”. Policemen were fielded in the Capitol the night before, parking two trucks in front of the entrance and guarding barricades to prevent people from massing in the area but stopped […]

PH-US defense pact cited in Pablo relief efforts

December 17, 2012


MANILA — US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. cited the mutual defense treaty between the Philippines and the United States for enabling US soldiers to assist in the search and rescue operation in typhoon-hit Mindanao where the death toll has reached a thousand and more than 800 remained missing, as of Sunday. “We continue to […]

Gov confirms payment for CICC additional works

December 16, 2012


Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia confirmed that P215 million was paid to the contractor for the additional works on the Cebu International Convention Center in 2009. In a press conference yesterday, the governor said the Capitol paid WT Construction after it had won a lawsuit against the Province of Cebu for its money claim. She insisted […]

PIO defends P2.9 budget for Cebu City mayor’s newsletter

December 12, 2012


It was the turn of Cebu City councilors to question the city government’s newsletter and television program, saying these were being used as a tool by Mayor Michael Rama against his political opponents. At yesterday’s budget hearing, the City Council placed the city’s public information officer, Carlo Dugaguda, in the hot seat. The PIO is […]

Political color at Pacman telecast

December 10, 2012


  YESTERDAY’S live telecast of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight in Cebu City gave contending local parties a chance to campaign among residents ahead of next year’s elections. A free live showing in barangay Tinago hall was sponsored by Team Rama which hung their tarpaulins all over the place. One of Team Rama’s council candidates Bobbi Kintanar […]

Mayor mulls P20T bonus for each city gov’t worker

December 7, 2012


Christmas will be merry for thousands of Cebu City Hall employees if Mayor Michael Rama’s plan to give them a windfall bonus pushes through. The mayor yesterday said he is thinking of giving out bonuses of as much as P20,000 for each employee, double what they received last year. Rama said the Christmas bonus would […]

Revenue collection can’t fund proposed budget – treasurer

November 27, 2012


Cebu City Treasurer Emma Villarete yesterday said her office can only raise P4.8 billion from local sources to fund Mayor Michael Rama’s P6.7 billion proposed 2013 budget. Villarete told the City Council there was a need to pass legilsative interventions to enable Mayor Rama to “exercise his convincing power to raise the remaining P1.9 billion […]

P12.2B Annual Investment Plan gets ok from Council

November 22, 2012


The Cebu City Council yesterday approved a P12.2 billion Annual Investment Plan which will serve as guide in the implementation of development projects next year. Councilor Margot Osmeña, chairperson of the Budget Committee, said that the council approved the 2013 AIP even if this was almost double the P6.7 billion budgetary outlay proposed by Mayor […]