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Cebu LP: Gwen powerless, but still needs to leave

January 3, 2013


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 […]

Gwen calls on supporters in Capitol rally; Agnes asks people: ‘Don’t be used’

December 31, 2012


About a thousand people joined a rally in front of the Capitol yesterday to show support for suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the 12th day of a standoff with authorities. Supporters carried placards that read: “Padayon Gwen”, “LP stop harassment” and “Stop Martial Law”. Standing on a wooden table in front of the flagpole, Garcia […]

Gwen’s son charges Mar Roxas, 3 cops over tent confiscation

December 27, 2012


The Capitol standoff entered its eighth day with the son of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia filing robbery charges against a Cabinet secretary and police officials for removing three tents used by her supporters in front of the Capitol. Pablo “Paolo” Garcia III filed the charge yesterday against Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas […]

Security eases up in Capitol Wait till New Year, says Palace

December 27, 2012


SECURITY was scaled down at the Capitol yesterday after Capitol officials and police were criticized for making it look like a “garrison” as suspended Governor Gwendolyn Garcia refused to leave her office for the eighth day. Gone are the two police trucks parked at night in front of the Capitol quadrangle and near the main […]

UNA officials visit Gwen

December 23, 2012


(2nd Update) Bigwigs of the United Nationalist Alliance paid suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia a visit in her Capitol office Sunday. Known as the UNA big three, Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay, Senate Pres. Juan Ponce Enrile, former Pres. Joseph Estratda. showed up in the Capitol where Governor Garcia has been holed up since her suspension […]

Prov’l treasurer’s post, Capitol bonus uncertain

December 20, 2012


Cebu acting Gov. Agnes Magpale indicated the release of Christmas bonus of Capitol employees may depend on Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre’s financial report. The problem, Salubre has not reported to Magpale to report to her the financial standing of the Capitol. Magpale said she has been calling Salubre to give her a report on the […]

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

December 8, 2012


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 worried BRT deferment may discourage World Bank

December 4, 2012


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he worried that the World Bank and other funding institutions may start having “reservations” about financing a Bu Rapid Transit system for Cebu City after President Benigno Aquino III deferred action on it. Rama said the bus proposal has to push through next year as planned to avoid the […]

Davide vows to file graft case if Visayas Ombudsman ‘too scared’

November 24, 2012


Gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III yesterday said he is ready to “file the appropriate case” in the anti-graft court over what he called an obvious anomaly in the land filling of submerged portions of the Balili property in Naga City. He said the discovery of ongoing reclamation work in the province-owned lot was “another […]

Barili’s LP mayor, One Cebu VM tussle over 2013 proposed budget

November 12, 2012


IT will be rough sailing for Barili Mayor Teresito Mariñas’ proposed annual budget for 2013 as Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia sees the eventual slashing of some items. “These are political items that he can use during the campaign. The mayor should expect rough sailing for his proposal,” said Vice Mayor Garcia. Topping the list of […]