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Garbo to face damage suit

January 9, 2013

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PABLO Garcia III, son of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, said he would sue the chief of the regional police for recommending the revocation of his gun licenses. “Sige lang, see you in court (Chief Supt. Marcelo) Garbo sa imong pagka garboso,” Garcia said. Garbo, who was in Manila yesterday, finalized his recommendation to Camp Crame […]

Byron hits police on SWAT presence, warns of jailbreak

January 6, 2013

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by Senior Reporter Marian Z. Codilla Former Capitol security consultant Byron Garcia lashed out at Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo for detailing Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) members into the Capitol where his sister, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, has stayed in since last month. Byron, who visited his sister early today, also warned that there […]

‘Standoff’ affects public access to Capitol building

January 6, 2013

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People transacting business at the Capitol were asked to be patient with the current security setup which has restricted entry to the public since mid December. “I’m asking the public to bear with the inconvenience because peace and order will eventually return to the Capitol,” acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said. ENTRANCE The main wooden […]

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 […]

Last year’s P1.6 M loss a ‘learning experience’ Ballesteros says

January 5, 2013

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Almost a year has passed, but the Cebu City police have yet to solve the theft of about P1.6 million cash taken from the vault of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI). “The police should have looked at all angles,” said SFI executive director Ricky Ballesteros, who said he was frustrated with the unsolved case which […]

Cebu mayor wants Capitol police, barriers removed for Sinulog

January 4, 2013

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the police to remove metal barriers from the Provincial Capitol and pull out uniformed policemen before the Jan. 11 kickoff of the annual Sinulog Festival. “I do not want (people) to be seeing the Capitol like a garrison or to have the impression that the city is […]

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 […]

Capitol gets locked up to keep out police

January 1, 2013

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The east wing of the Capitol, where the Governor’s Office is located, looks like a bunker ready for an assault. French windows overlooking the quadrangle are boarded up with plywood and tied with aluminum wire. All doors of the Capitol building on two floors have heavy chains and padlocks. A security guard checks anyone who […]

Police officer tags Gwen’s son in direct assault complaint

December 23, 2012

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A police officer who was hit in the back of the head during a commotion with supporters of Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia named her son Paolo as one of two attackers. The scene, caught on TV cameras and replayed on GMA 7 Balitang Bisdak, took place at the entrance of the Capitol compound in the evening […]

Police assures security for Simbang Gabi

December 17, 2012

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SECURITY and traffic schemes were finalized by both the Cebu City and Mandaue City police for the annual Simbang Gabi. Senior Supt. Ramon Melvin Buenafe, Cebu City police chief, said they are tapping barangay peacekeeping action teams (BPAT) to beef up their personnel in securing the churches, malls and other commercial crowd-drawing areas. Night watch […]