Browsing All posts tagged under »One Cebu«

Supporters march for Gwen

December 30, 2012


by Marian Z. Codilla, Senior Reporter Over a thousand people mass outside the provincial Capitol to show their support to the suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. The crowd mostly members of organized groups from different towns and in the province and Cebu City converged at the Fuente Osmeña Circle where a mass officiated by Fr. Dennis Boltron. […]

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 […]

Roxas: Gwen’s suspension pushed by Robredo

December 19, 2012


by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon   CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s six-month suspension was decided five months ago by the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo’s successor, Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas clarified this in response to reports that the governor’s suspension was politically motivated. Roxas said results of a DILG […]

Steel barricades, vigil at Capitol

December 19, 2012


THE stage is set for high political drama in the Cebu Capitol building. Steel guard rails were positioned at the entrance gate until late last night to prevent easy entry. In the afternoon, visitors were asked to show their IDs before entering, including news reporters who frequent the Capitol daily. Two buses arrived at 9 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gwen elated over Sonny’s PJ prediction

October 18, 2012


Although they belong to opposite sides of the fence, former senator John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña did Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn a favor with his “fearless” prediction of her younger brother’s victory in next year’s elections. In Tuesday’s 888 News Forum, Osmeña said he believes Rep. Pablo John Garcia would win over rival Hilario Davide III of […]

Soco I’m no trick candidate

October 17, 2012


In spite of advice of the local administration One Cebu party, businessman Glenn Soco yesterday said he will continue with his vice gubernatorial campaign. In yesterday’s 888 News Forum, Soco denied speculations that he was a diversionary candidate of One Cebu for the vice gubernatorial post. He said he was the official candidate by the […]

‘Maestro’ Cayabyab gives songwriting workshop

October 14, 2012


Filipino composer Ryan Cayabyab gave hundreds of students in Cebu a free songwriting workshop last Friday as his way of encouraging the youth to write songs and develop their passion for music. The 350-seat Benedicto College auditorium at A.S. Fortuna Street in Mandaue City was filled with students from at least nine Cebu City high […]

Comelec officials told: Act mindful in public

October 12, 2012


Commission on Elections (Comelec) supervisors were reminded to be circumspect in their conduct and dealings with the onset of the election season that will last until the middle of next year. Comelec Regional Director for Central Visayas Timie Lambino issued the reminder in light of the controversies surrounding two top Comelec officials in Cebu Ci […]