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Capitol doors open, Rename e-Gwen?

January 8, 2013

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The Capitol building’s main doors were opened to the public yesterday for the first time since the Dec. 19 standoff when a Malacañang suspension order was defied by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale led Capitol employees in Monday’s flag raising ceremony, her first since assuming the post. No speeches were delivered and the […]

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 […]

Kintanar, former Cebu City vice mayor, passes away

January 5, 2013

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FORMER Cebu City Vice Mayor Vicente “June” Kintanar Jr. passed away yesterday morning. He was 73. His son, Boobi, said his father “died a peaceful death”. Several close friends said Kintanar suffered a heart attack. Kintanar left behind his wife, Paula “Lee” Boholst and four children : Sheldon, Han Christopher, Niel Richard and Carla. A […]

Are Gwen, Agnes, ready to dialog with cardinal?

January 4, 2013

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Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said she is open to a dialogue with Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, who earlier expressed willingness to mediate between her and suspended governor Gwen Garcia if both parties ask him. “You know I’m just doing my job. I have nothing to do with this case. It just […]

Comelec cancels Wakee’s mayoral dreams

January 4, 2013

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BOXING promoter Rex “Wakee” Salud is out of the mayoralty race in Cordova town, Cebu. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted the petition of Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy to cancel Salud’s Certificate of Candidacy (COC). The Comelec’s second division in Manila ruled that Salud’s evidence was insufficient to prove that he already abandoned his house […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acting Gov. Magpale Twice promoted

December 31, 2012

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WITHIN a single three-year term, Agnes Almendras Magpale rose from being an elected Provincial Board member to vice governor and then acting governor of Cebu province—all through succession. Before that, she established herself as a a political figure whose forte was legislation and advocacy of women’s and children’s rights and over 20 years in government […]

Supporters march for Gwen

December 30, 2012

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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. […]