Browsing All posts tagged under »graft and corruption«

Councilor wants ACT delisted from city scholarship

December 29, 2012


CEBU City Councilor Jose Daluz III said he would like to see the Asian College of Technology (ACT) removed from the list of colleges and universities accredited for the city government’s scholarship program until an anti-graft case against its owner, Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa, is resolved. Daluz said he worried that the scholarships of about 4,000 […]

Capitol on high alert in response to suspension order for Gwen

December 18, 2012


(2nd Update)     Tents and railings were set up all over the Capitol while police were on standby in response to reports that a suspension order will be issued today to Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. More than a thousand barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars mostly from the first and sixth district were […]

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 […]

Gwen vows to continue ‘restoring’ underwater lots, says it’s worth P623 million now

December 13, 2012


  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday said she will continue to “restore” underwater portions of the Balili property in Naga City even though the property and her decision to buy it for P98.9 million is the subject of a graft case in the Sandiganbayan. She said the value of the coastal property has gone up sixfold […]

Criminal, admin inquiry for Gwen, 6 officials over CICC

December 12, 2012


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has approved the formal investigation of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and six Capitol officials for allegedly giving undue advantage to a private contractor for undertaking extra work to complete the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). The CICC in Mandaue City was built at a cost of over P800 million to be used as […]

Osmeña faces graft case over Rallos lot payment

December 6, 2012


A member of the Rallos family yesterday filed a complaint against Rep. Tomas Osmeña for releasing government funds to pay for a property that was donated to the Cebu City government. Jack Rallos, who claims to be a relative of the lot owner, asked the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to investigate Osmeña, […]

Suspend Gwen, 7 others trader asks Sandiganbayan

December 4, 2012


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 […]

Agnes to Gwen ‘Just furnish us contract’

November 29, 2012


CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale is more interested in seeing a contract for the earth-moving work going on the controversial Balili lot than a briefing by Gov. Gwen Garcia about the development. “We do not need that. We are only asking for the contract of the backfilling,” Magpale said in a press conference yesterday. “December […]

Sitoy apologizes to Abunda Gwen to present Balili pact

November 28, 2012


PROVINCIAL Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy apologized to TV celebrity Boy Abunda for saying Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district used “squid tactics that only the likes of Boy Abunda can resort to.” “I made a mistake in terms of sentence structure. What I meant is that Boy Abunda could have done a […]

Abunda irked by remark on ‘squid tactics’

November 27, 2012


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 […]