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Capitol faced with tight cash flow, P200 million in payables; burden falls on Acting Gov. Magpale

December 28, 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 immediately, obligations worth P200 million. He presented a cash report showing P90 million available in […]

Emotional noche buena for the Garcias

December 27, 2012

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She called it “the most unique Christmas celebration in my entire life.” Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia stuck to her word about not leaving the Capitol, and spent her noche buena with family and supporters in her second floor office. They also celebrated the 31st birthday of her elder daughter and lawyer, Christina, who turned 31 […]

Cebu Gov Garcia spends Christmas at the Capitol

December 26, 2012

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Christmas songs filled the room. Food and wine were served. Children were running around as family members and friends were engaged in conversation. It looked like a typical Filipino Christmas eve celebration but it wasn’t. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her family members spent Christmas inside her office at the capitol as she continued to […]

Opinion: A time for healing

December 24, 2012

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Mindfully Greenie by Atty. Golly Ramos   The ongoing drama at the Provincial Capitol unfolded when the defiant Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, true to form, stuck to her guts and disregarded the suspension order from the Office of the President. As a local chief executive, she was expected to set the example and be the […]

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 […]

Editorial: Public office is not absolute power

December 21, 2012

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Suspended Gov. Gwen Garcia has vowed to stay put in the Capitol, saying she would only leave “over my dead body”. In clinging to her post, Garcia invokes a mandate of Cebuano voters who elected her to serve until June 30, 2013, just six months away, the same period of the penalty of suspension. Acting […]

‘Teban’ declines post of acting vice governor

December 21, 2012

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  Cebu Provincial Board Member Julian Daan is in a dilemma. Should he assume the post of acting vice governor or stay by the side of his ally, suspended governor Gwen Garcia? “Mura ko’g bibingka ani, kayo sa ibabaw, kayo sa ubos” (I’m like a native rice cake, facing fire from above and fire down […]

‘Over my dead body’

December 21, 2012

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  Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday dared authorities to forcibly remove her from her office, saying her exit could only happen “over my dead body”. Policemen were fielded in the Capitol the night before, parking two trucks in front of the entrance and guarding barricades to prevent people from massing in the area but stopped […]

Opinion: Letting go of power

December 20, 2012

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The attempt to mount a “people power” of sorts in the premises of the Capitol in defense of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was a timely exercise of clout but not likely to last. The massing of hundreds of barangay health workers, hastily brought in by busloads from different Cebu towns to the Capitol social hall […]