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January 10, 2013

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No one begrudges Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, her allies and supporters the right to hold a rally to denounce the suspension order issued against her by the Palace even if it did cause some major traffic congestion yesterday. What should be addressed is the use of governmnet buses to fetch followers from various towns in […]

Activist groups: End ‘state of uncertainty’ in Capitol

January 9, 2013

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Various activist groups yesterday called on the national government to stop the “state of uncertainty” in the Cebu Capitol and to implement the six-month suspension of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia. Leaders of Sanlakas, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Phil. Earth Justice Center (PEJC) Inc. and Kongreso ng Maralitang Lungsod (KMLP) in a press conference yesterday. […]

PB to slash Capitol budget

January 8, 2013

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THE Cebu Provincial Board will reduce the P3.6 billion budget for 2013 proposed by suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to make it “more realistic.” “We will have a budget of less than P3 billion but more than P2 billion,” said PB Member Peter John Calderon, chairman of the committee on budget and appropriations. “Our basic services […]

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 […]

Police chief sizes up ‘threat’ of governor’s brother, seeks son’s gun license cancellation

January 8, 2013

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After Byron Garcia dared Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo to a fistfight and warned of a riot in the provincial jail, the police will have a closer look at whether Byron’s present and past actions fall squarely within the law. The chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) yesterday ordered his staff to study the record […]

Sugbo TV employees mull options

January 7, 2013

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With their program closed until further notice, what’s to become of the employees of Sugbo TV and Sugbo News who decided not to renew their contracts? One of them, 35-year-old Dioneses Canonigo, said he plans to work as an English teacher in one of the schools here. “It was a personal decision not to renew […]

SWAT men in Capitol alarm Gwen

January 6, 2013

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About 20 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) members entered the Capitol compound yesterday morning. They stood at attention, had a group formation, counted off attendance, then left. The sight of the uniformed elite police alarmed suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia, who said they could be getting ready to evict her. Garcia, who has been holed […]