Browsing All posts tagged under »Gwen Garcia«

Editorial: Byron’s belligerency

January 8, 2013

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From lawyers to Americans and now a police chief, former Capitol consultant Byron Garcia isn’t one to shy away from a fight. In 2011, Byron confronted an American neighbor whose road blockade he tried to remove. The younger brother of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia also challenged the management of the Filinvest subdivision for failing […]

Nalzaro Second columnist dropped

January 8, 2013

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“BLOOD is thicker than water,” said radio-TV broadcaster Bobby Nalzaro, explaining why his column no longer appears in Sun Star Cebu and Superbalita. Nalzaro, an arch critic of suspended governor Gwendolyn Garcia, said he did not receive any warning before from Sun.Star editors to stop his attacks against Garcia, a cousin of the chairman of […]

Gwen allies vow bigger rally

January 8, 2013

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Allies and supporters of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia promised a bigger crowd in a prayer rally tomorrow at the Capitol grounds. The rally is set on the eve of the Jan. 10 oral arguments in the Court of Appeals in Manila, where Garcia is seeking a temporary restraining order. Rep. Benhur Salimbangon of Cebu’s […]

Capitol doors open, Rename e-Gwen?

January 8, 2013

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The Capitol building’s main doors were opened to the public yesterday for the first time since the Dec. 19 standoff when a Malacañang suspension order was defied by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale led Capitol employees in Monday’s flag raising ceremony, her first since assuming the post. No speeches were delivered and the […]

Police chief sizes up ‘threat’ of governor’s brother, seeks son’s gun license cancellation

January 8, 2013

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After Byron Garcia dared Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo to a fistfight and warned of a riot in the provincial jail, the police will have a closer look at whether Byron’s present and past actions fall squarely within the law. The chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) yesterday ordered his staff to study the record […]

Sun.Star suspends columns of broadcaster Nalzaro

January 7, 2013

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Columnist says management accommodated request of Garcia elders    Did the camp of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia finally gag veteran Sun.Star columnist Bobby Nalzaro? Since the start of the new year, Nalzaro’s Saksi column no longer appears in Sun Star Cebu and its Cebuano tabloid Sun Star Superbalita. Asked yesterday if it was true that his […]

Swat units sent to reinforce Cebu city, province jails

January 7, 2013

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Police yesterday scrambled to secure the Cebu provincial jail and the adjacent city jail after rumors spread that a riot or a jail break would occur apparently to embarrass acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale who was scheduled to visit the penal facility. About 10 members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit of the […]

Byron hits police on SWAT presence, warns of jailbreak

January 6, 2013

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by Senior Reporter Marian Z. Codilla Former Capitol security consultant Byron Garcia lashed out at Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo for detailing Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) members into the Capitol where his sister, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, has stayed in since last month. Byron, who visited his sister early today, also warned that there […]

SWAT men in Capitol alarm Gwen

January 6, 2013

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About 20 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) members entered the Capitol compound yesterday morning. They stood at attention, had a group formation, counted off attendance, then left. The sight of the uniformed elite police alarmed suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia, who said they could be getting ready to evict her. Garcia, who has been holed […]

Are Gwen, Agnes, ready to dialog with cardinal?

January 4, 2013

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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 […]