Browsing All posts tagged under »Gwen Garcia«

Opinion: Police official vs Garcia

January 3, 2013

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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 […]

Agnes drops treasurer

January 3, 2013

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She seeks cash examination of Capitol: ‘I won’t touch trust funds’ Cebu Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale started the New Year with a decision yesterday to replace the provincial treasurer for loss of trust, and asking for a cash examination by the Department of Finance (DOF). “I need people I can rely on,” she said, after […]

Gwen to seek relief even after TRO bid

January 3, 2013

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If the Court of Appeals doesn’t issue a temporary restraining order to stop the suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, her camp is prepared to take the legal battle to a higher court. “If a temporary restraining order is not issued, it is not the end of the road for us,” said her daughter and […]

Tomas says Garcia can be removed, isolated

January 3, 2013

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USING the police to physically remove suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia from her office at the Capitol is an option. Cutting off electric power and water to the office, and cracking odwn on the security detail are other options, said Garcia’s chief critic Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district. But Osmeña said Chief Supt. […]

Cebu LP: Gwen powerless, but still needs to leave

January 3, 2013

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THE Liberal Party in Cebu yesterday called on suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to abide by the rule of law and leave the Capitol building. In a press conference, Cebu-LP provincial chairman Hilario Davide III said they are supporting his running mate, Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale, a political ally affiliated with the Durano-led Bakud party. But […]

Capitol gets locked up to keep out police

January 1, 2013

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The east wing of the Capitol, where the Governor’s Office is located, looks like a bunker ready for an assault. French windows overlooking the quadrangle are boarded up with plywood and tied with aluminum wire. All doors of the Capitol building on two floors have heavy chains and padlocks. A security guard checks anyone who […]

Gwen’s son cries harassment

December 31, 2012

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Pablo “Paulo” Garcia III, son of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia appealed to police not to drag his security agency in the Capitol controversy. “Sobra naman nang ila, hasta ang akong negosyo gihilabtan”, said Garcia. (This is too much, they are even implicating my business.) The agency, GGC Security Group, is under scrutiny by the […]

Waiting for the court’s move after Jan. 1

December 31, 2012

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All eyes are on the Court of Appeals in Manila when it resumes office on Jan. 2. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her supporters have placed their hopes in the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) and to eventually reverse the order of President Aquino striking her out for six months. Garcia’s petition […]

Did cool Garbo plan eviction?

December 31, 2012

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WHILE Garcia supporters rallied outside the Capitol yesterday, Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo monitored the scene “somewhere nearby” he told Cebu Daily News. Garbo said his men exercised “maximum tolerance” in the Sunday afternoon rally and would continue to do so while waiting for other orders. Garbo’s cool handling so far of the sometimes-tense standoff at […]

Palace suspension order vs Gwen ‘final’, says OSG

December 31, 2012

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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) said President Benigno Aquino III did not violate any law in ordering Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia suspended for six months. The OSG, in a petition dated Dec. 27, formally opposed Garcia’s petition to stop her suspension in the Court of Appeals. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza said the embattled […]