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Sitoy to talk on Balili, slams PJ on ‘girly talk’

November 26, 2012

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When Provincial Board (PB) member Arleigh Sitoy takes to the podium during the board’s session sometime this afternoon, he won’t resort to “girly talk” similar to what he accused Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district of doing recently. “What real men talk when they mean business. Not talking about collateral issues. (My privilege […]

With graft case pending, what’s Naga project really for, asks vice gov

November 23, 2012

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We didn’t visit the Balili property to steal goats.” So said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale about her surprise visit to the province-owned Balili lot in Naga which is the subject of a graft case filed in the Sandiganbayan against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven others. Magpale said she wanted to know why P27 million was […]

Lapu-lapu barangay officials on trial for malversation of funds

October 24, 2012

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October 24, 2012   By Norman V. Mendoza, Correspondent   The barangay captain and treasurer of barangay Looc in Lapu-Lapu City are facing cases of malversation of public funds in the city’s Regional Trial Court. Barangay captain Mateo Dungog and Rosela Oyao, Looc barangay secretary were charged by the Ombudsman-Visayas before RTC Branch 27 for […]

Gwen: Capitol team didn’t tell me property was under water

August 10, 2012

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Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said she was “unaware” that part of the Balili properties in Naga bought for P98.9 million by the province four years ago was submerged until after the land was purchased. This was her new line of defense in a motion for reconsideration and reinvestigation filed last July 25 with the Office […]

Gwen moves to stop Sandiganbayan trial

July 28, 2012

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The legal team of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is challenging the decision and jurisdiction of the Ombudsman in the graft charges filed against the governor in connection with the 2008 purchase of land in the Balili Estate which turned out to be mosty under water. Her daughter, lawyer Cristina Codilla-Frasco filed a motion for reconsideration […]

Ombud says no plunder, only graft raps for Gwen

July 22, 2012

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and other officials couldn’t face plunder charges despite spending P98.9 million in Capitol funds to purchase the controversial Balili beach property in Naga City, the Ombudsman-Visayas said. Pelagio Apostol, Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, said Garcia and the other officials could be charged with plunder if they accumulated wealth of at […]

No hand in Gwen’s graft charges—Durano, Bakud party

July 22, 2012

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SENATE aspirant JV Ejercito has earned the wrath of the Durano clan after saying that graft charges against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia were “possibly one of the conditions imposed by the Duranos during their signing of an alliance with the Liberal Party.” The Bakud party led by Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI yesterday rejected Ejercito’s statement […]

Gwen’s lawyers set to stop preventive suspension order

July 22, 2012

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Legal advisers of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia are preparing to head off a 60-day preventive suspension order for her. Her brother Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 34d third district said they are exhausting all possible remedies after graft charges were filed on July 19 in the Sandiganbayan in connection with the purchase of 24.7 hectares […]

Osmeña’s hand seen in Gwen’s graft cases

July 21, 2012

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama expressed dismay over the graft charges filed against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. “I felt sad. What bad timing,”said Rama, a guest in her State of the Province Address. Rama said he saw the hand of his political nemesis Cebu City south district Rep. Tomas Osmeña, who days earlier announced that an […]

Gwen: ‘I WILL ENDURE’

July 21, 2012

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Gwen slams ‘forces of division’ in State of the Province Address     Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was in a fighting mood during her last State of the Province Address, telling her enemies she would not give in to “political persecution”. Addressing a full plenary hall in the Cebu International Convention Center, she repeatedly denounced what […]