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Gwen taps Corona’s lawyer to contest her suspension

January 6, 2013

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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) […]

More unpaid bills: Travel agency, food caterers, others seek payment

January 5, 2013

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Anxious to get paid, more suppliers went to see Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday to present their bills for services rendered before she took over last Dec. 19. They include a travel agency which said the Province of Cebu owed P1.5 million for local and foreign trips, and a food caterer with unpaid catering bills […]

Dance one last time, Sinulog exec urges Gwen

January 5, 2013

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WITH 2013 being her last term in the Capitol, can Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia join the Sinulog parade on Jan. 20 with a suspension order encumbering her? Sinulog Foundation Inc. officials hope so. They invited her to join the parade in a closed-door meeting yesterday in the governor’s office where Garcia has been staying since […]

Backfilling of Balili lot ‘tampers’ evidence, illegal, says opponents

December 8, 2012

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Backfilling the scandal-tainted Balili property in Naga has earned Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia two new graft complaints. One case was filed yesterday by Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III with the Ombudsman in the Visayas. Another was filed by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale and Provincial Board Majority Floor Leader Arleigh Jay Sitoy. Both moves […]

Mayor eyes Malapascua

November 15, 2012

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Daanbantayan Mayor Maria Luisa Loot said she is hopeful about regaining management of Malapascua Island now that she’s reconciled with Gov. Gwen Garcia. The governor is set to visit the island, a popular dive site with white sand beaches off the northern tip of Cebu, to inspect province-funded projects there. Garcia and Mayor Loot patched […]

Binay, Gwen’s pa confirms governor will run for Cebu’s 3rd district instead

September 21, 2012

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Vice President Jejomar Binay and the father of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday confirmed that Gwen is bowing out of the Senate race. She went to Manila to ask Binay and other United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) leaders that she be allowed to run for Cebu’s 3rd congressional district instead. “In fairness to Governor Garcia, hers […]

No Capitol funds in Gwen’s newspaper ads greeting INC

July 31, 2012

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Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia spent her own money to pay for national newspaper advertisements to greet the Iglesia ni Cristo on its 98th founding anniversary last Friday. No public funds were used, said Elizabeth Francia, the governor’s chief of staff, to queries about the greeting ads for the block-voting religious sect. The quarter-page full color […]

After Balili case, Capitol board is ‘more careful’

July 31, 2012

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After the Balili land anomaly, members of the Cebu Provincial Board are wary about rushing through any land project. A P21 million outlay for the expropriation of lots affected by a road widening project in barangay Tayud, Consolacion in northern Cebu underwent scrutiny by the board yesterday. Officials of the Provincial Assessor’s Office, Budget 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 […]

Balili kin, Bolo post bail, says Capitol lot purchase ‘legal’

July 24, 2012

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Though all of 84 years old, Amparo Balili still managed to walk through the doors of the Palace of Justice to post bail on charges filed against her in relation to the 2008 Balili property purchase. Balili, along with former board member Juan Bolo and lawyer Romeo Balili, each posted a P30,000 bail pending trial […]