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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 […]

Jailbird Wagas seeks 5th district congress seat

October 6, 2012

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by Carmel Loise Matus, Correspondent Being behind bars didn’t stop  former  Compostela mayor Gilbert Wagas from seeking a congressional seat in Cebu’s 5th district for the second time. Wagas, who is serving a prison term for  graft and corruption  in Muntinglupa, sent a proxy yesterday to file his certificate of candidacy (COC). Ma. Rosella Avellaneda  […]

Balili lot reclaimed, but case to go on—Ombud

August 11, 2012

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WHAT used to be mostly underwater property in the province-owned Balili estate has been largely backfilled and covered with limestone or anapog. The ongoing reclamation of the coastal land by the Cebu provincial government was confirmed by residents in barangay Inoburan, a neighboring village of barangay Tina-an where the Balili property is located. Resident Japoy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]