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Capitol gets P200 M bills

December 27, 2012

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Barely a week after Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia’s suspension,  several big bills have arrived at the Capitol for payment. Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre told acting Gov. Agnes Magpale the provincial government is short of cash to settle all of them. In a press conference, Salubre said the bills are for purchased Suroy-Suroy mini buses, food […]

Opinion: Agony in Cebu

December 27, 2012

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The suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, ordered by the Office of the President and enforced by the Department of Interior and Local Government, is a vexing issue. The high-profile visit the so-called Three Kings of the United Nationalist Alliance paid the suspended governor did not help matters; instead of defusing the tension at the […]

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

December 27, 2012

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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

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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 […]

It’s Christmas at the office for Garcia family

December 24, 2012

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PENDING the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Court of Appeals, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her family will spend Christmas at her Capitol office where she stayed in since Wednesday after being suspended. “Well, I said, I will stay here, so I am still here,” the governor told reporters yesterday. Garcia […]

Majority agree with governor’s suspension

December 24, 2012

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  Majority of those who responded to a Cebu Daily News poll believe the ongoing six-month suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is justified. The online poll which commenced on Dec. 21 had 308 responses as of 5:30 p.m. On Dec. 23, 2012 it had 190 respondents (61.49 percent) saying Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia deserves the […]

UNA officials visit Gwen

December 23, 2012

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(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 […]

Garcias decry ‘martial law’ at Capitol

December 21, 2012

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THE family of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said the current situation at the Capitol can be compared to martial law. In a press conference last Thursday Garcia’s daughter and Capitol consultant Christina Codilla Frasco said she she was offended by the way the policemen interrupted the Mass held by the governor’s supporters. “Personally no, […]

Prov’l treasurer’s post, Capitol bonus uncertain

December 20, 2012

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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 […]

Gwen determined to stay

December 20, 2012

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by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon    After she was suspended as Cebu governor, a combative Gwendolyn Garcia is determined not to step down. Garcia has not left her office at the Cebu Provincial Capitol since she arrived Wednesday morning. “Over my dead body,” Garcia said after she was asked if she would relinquish her post. […]