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Capitol impasse day 13 Vidal can mediate if…

January 1, 2013

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Will Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal stay neutral and be available to mediate in the Capitol impasse? Yes, but only if all parties in the dispute ask him to step in, said Gricelda “Gigi” Sanchez-Zaballero. Last Saturday afternoon, it was the turn of Zaballero, daughter of the late vice governor Gregorio Sanchez Jr., to […]

Waiting for the court’s move after Jan. 1

December 31, 2012

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All eyes are on the Court of Appeals in Manila when it resumes office on Jan. 2. Suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and her supporters have placed their hopes in the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) and to eventually reverse the order of President Aquino striking her out for six months. Garcia’s petition […]

Did cool Garbo plan eviction?

December 31, 2012

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WHILE Garcia supporters rallied outside the Capitol yesterday, Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo monitored the scene “somewhere nearby” he told Cebu Daily News. Garbo said his men exercised “maximum tolerance” in the Sunday afternoon rally and would continue to do so while waiting for other orders. Garbo’s cool handling so far of the sometimes-tense standoff at […]

Palace suspension order vs Gwen ‘final’, says OSG

December 31, 2012

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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) said President Benigno Aquino III did not violate any law in ordering Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia suspended for six months. The OSG, in a petition dated Dec. 27, formally opposed Garcia’s petition to stop her suspension in the Court of Appeals. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza said the embattled […]

Gwen calls on supporters in Capitol rally; Agnes asks people: ‘Don’t be used’

December 31, 2012

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About a thousand people joined a rally in front of the Capitol yesterday to show support for suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the 12th day of a standoff with authorities. Supporters carried placards that read: “Padayon Gwen”, “LP stop harassment” and “Stop Martial Law”. Standing on a wooden table in front of the flagpole, Garcia […]

Acting Gov. Magaple asks DILG for audit of Capitol finances

December 29, 2012

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Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale has asked the Dept. of Interior and Local Government to conduct a “thorough audit” of finances of the Capitol a day after the provincial treasurer reported cash flow problems and P200 million in payables. Magpale, who described the situation as apparent “deficit spending”, said she wrote the DILG central office for […]

Opinion: Defiant Gwen

December 23, 2012

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Think Bits by Ricky Poca   Finally Cebu Gov. Gwen F. Garcia has been suspended from office for six months by the Office of the President after the Department of Interior and Local Government through the late Secretary Jesse Robredo found her guilty for grave abuse of authority stemming from a complaint filed in 2010 […]

Sunday fire razes home in Mandaue

December 23, 2012

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Fire hits a residential house in Gentle Breeze Subdivision in Mandaue City past 11 a.m., Sunday. SFO1 Wilfredo Romero of the Mandaue City fire station said the fire hit a house in No. 17, Gentle Breeze Subdivision in Hernan Cortes, Mandaue City is now under control. The cause of fire is still being investigated./ Christine […]

Capitol’s Sugbo TV, radio block-time programs closed or under review

December 23, 2012

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Changes have begun as a new administration under Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale started looking into expenses of TV and radio programs paid for by the Cebu provincial government. Magaple also requested for policemen to guard sensitive offices in the Capitol compound including the treasurer’s office and TV facilities. The 24-hour cable program Sugbo TV, a […]

Day 4 More visitors, a bed, food, allies

December 23, 2012

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IN Day 4 of the Capitol impasse, suspended Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia received visitors in her office, explaining for the nth time why she will be spending Christmas there instead of going home. She sat in front of a brightly decorated Christmas tree to deliver a videotaped Christmas message for Consolacion residents, whose activity she […]