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Activist groups: End ‘state of uncertainty’ in Capitol

January 9, 2013


Various activist groups yesterday called on the national government to stop the “state of uncertainty” in the Cebu Capitol and to implement the six-month suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Leaders of Sanlakas, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Phil. Earth Justice Center (PEJC) Inc. and Kongreso ng Maralitang Lungsod (KMLP) in a press conference yesterday. […]

Gwen taps Corona’s lawyer to contest her suspension

January 6, 2013


Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia met yesterday with her lead counsel from Manila to prepare for oral arguments to be made before the Court of Appeals on Jan. 10. She met behind closed doors for more than two hours with lawyer Tranquil G.S. Salvador III of the Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles (Romulo) […]

Are Gwen, Agnes, ready to dialog with cardinal?

January 4, 2013


Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said she is open to a dialogue with Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, who earlier expressed willingness to mediate between her and suspended governor Gwen Garcia if both parties ask him. “You know I’m just doing my job. I have nothing to do with this case. It just […]

Magpale wants to replace provincial treasurer

January 2, 2013


Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale asked the Bureau of Local Government Finance to replace Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre for submitting an inaccurate financial report. In a press conference this morning, Magpale said Salubre sent inaccurate data for the Capitol budget. She said this caused her to lose trust in him. The Provincial Board approved last month […]

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. […]

Support for Gwen up in online survey

December 27, 2012


AN informal online poll on the Cebu Capitol impasse showed that majority of respondents still believe the suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is justified. But three days after the first results of the Cebu Daily News poll were released for Dec. 21 to Dec. 23, the gap narrowed between those who say Garcia deserves the […]

Cebu Gov Garcia spends Christmas at the Capitol

December 26, 2012


Christmas songs filled the room. Food and wine were served. Children were running around as family members and friends were engaged in conversation. It looked like a typical Filipino Christmas eve celebration but it wasn’t. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her family members spent Christmas inside her office at the capitol as she continued to […]

Majority agree with governor’s suspension

December 24, 2012


  Majority of those who responded to a Cebu Daily News poll believe the ongoing six-month suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is justified. The online poll which commenced on Dec. 21 had 308 responses as of 5:30 p.m. On Dec. 23, 2012 it had 190 respondents (61.49 percent) saying Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia deserves the […]

Osmeña New lady governor ‘is in control’

December 21, 2012


  WHO’S calling the shots? Rep. Tomas Osmeña said he was taking a back seat in handling the impasse at the Capitol where his political nemesis, suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is holding out. “Governor Magpale is very much in control of this emerging development. You can experience her command of the situation in the extensive […]