Quantcast
Latest Stories

Gwen transfers to Barili


AS promised, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia transferred her voter’s registration to Barili in the 3rd congressional district yesterday.

She said the family has roots in Barili, a southwest town where her grandmother, Dona Josefa Paras, was a native.

“It’s required that a transfer of registration be done … ideally one year before,” she told reporters even as she insisted that the move was “not entirely” for political reasons.

The 3rd district is led by her brother Rep. Pablo John Garcia, who announced last week that he was running for governor in 2013, leaving the seat open for another candidate of One Cebu.

Gwen’s transfer meant giving up her voter’s listing in the adjacent town of Dumanjug in the 2nd district, where her father is seeking reelection.

Asked if the move to Barili was a fallback in case she no longer pursues her bid for a Senate seat, Garcia said that she will just allow people to “speculate.”

Residency of six months before the May 13, 2013, election is a legal requirement to qualify as a candidate for congressman.

The deadline for filing certificates of candidacy is Oct. 1 to 5.

Gwen said she transferred voter’s registration “para ang mga taga Barili maka ingon nga ay nia na sab namo narehistro pinangga gyud diay mi (so that Barili residents can say they, too, are special to me).”

She signed a form for her transfer of voter’s registration in Comelec Barili and had her photo taken by a Comelec officer.

Her eldest son Paulo, is also set to transfer his voter’s registration today in Barili town, southwest Cebu.

“People will always start speculating… There are those who don’t believe me so I cannot stop them from speculating or trying to read more to this transfer of registration than what it actually is,” said the governor.

Barili has 42,000 registered voters as of March 31, according to the local Comelec office.

Before the signing, Garcia was received by her brother, Barili Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia with municipal councilors and barangay captains.

She said she was pleased to the group: “Sakto ra diay akong desisyon nga motransfer ug rehistro .. hapit na gud mahuman akong termino (I made the right decision to transfer.. my term is almost over),” she said.

Garcia and the rest of the group then went to Pinamungahan town where One Cebu party allies and members gathered at the rest house of 3rd district Rep. Pablo John Garcia for lunch./CorrespondentCarmel Loise Matus


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Barili Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia , Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia , Politics




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
Advertisement

News

  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Big Chill freezes Cafe France to arrest skid
  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Lifestyle

  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement