Cebu capitol returning to normal despite refusal of Cebu gov to observe suspension

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Gwen Garcia JUNJIE MENDOZA / CDN

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Security at the capitol has scaled down six days after suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia started defying Malacañang’s order for her to step down for grave abuse of authority.

Employees and clients can now go in and out of the capitol compound, unlike the first few days of the standoff. Policemen also no longer ask visitors for their identification cards or require them to log in their names before entering the compound.

The number of policemen assigned at the capitol dropped from more than 200 during the first day of the standoff to less than 60 policemen.

Inspector Genesis Aniversario, team leader of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), said these policemen from the RPSB and the Cebu Provincial Police Office were assigned at the different capitol offices and buildings, including the treasurer’s office, radio room and the legislative building.

A handful of policemen stayed at the large tent that was put up in front of the capitol. But the police removed the police trucks that were parked in front of the capitol and near the entrance of the governor’s office.

But only one entrance of the building was opened for public use: This was the door located at the back of the building near the Provincial Assessor’s Office.

Provincial Social Welfare and Development Assistant Head Wilson Ramos told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that it was “business as usual” for all the offices on Wednesday, and they were able to respond to requests from the public.

Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale explained that they had to tighten security during the first few days of the standoff to protect the capitol facilities and offices, especially since these occurred during non-working holidays and weekends where there was no work at the capitol.

She said policemen have been asked to stay at the capitol to maintain peace, especially since Garcia has not stepped down.

Garcia told reporters that she was happy that the capitol was no longer in a “garrison-like” state.

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  • Mamang Pulis

    bakit si padaca–si pnoy pa nag pyansa??

    at ratsadang mar roxas ” political harassment” daw yun kay padaca,,,

    owwsss!!!—bu ll shi tter ka rin mar  roxas

    • HoyGago

      Wag mo ngang ihambing si Garcia kay Padaca. Totally different. Si Garcia sandamakmak na corruption ang ginagawa, si Padaca isang trumped-up charge ang kinakaharap.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Give up the Governor position, look at your face, very much haggard need to pamper yourself, go to spa ,have massage, facial and botox.

    Sayang lang ipinaglalaban mo, in the end mawawala ka rin sa puesto. Bakit sa Pilipinas ang mga pulitiko kapit tuko unlike in Japan.

    • edm365f31

      Policians in the philippines thinks that its their God given right to hold a position…rules and laws need to be implemented there is nobody above the law.

      • Mike Henry French

          eh si Aquino ba at De Lima sumunod sa Supreme Court?

      • indiosbravos2002

        Ano na naman susundin sa SC. Defective nga yng order di ba? Bopols kasi si Corona. Magooperation, sablay naman. Ayon never nagkabisa order. Magbasa ka nga bago humirit. Kaboom!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2R7GSYLB7LZC2XG4NNHTCTIN2Y richard

    Gloc 9 . . . banat . . .

    Kayo po na nakaupo,

    Subukan nyo namang tumayo,

    At baka matanaw, at baka matanaw na nyo

    Ang tunay na kalagayan ko

    UPUAN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Hanggang ngayon hindi pa naiintindihan ng mga Garcias ang popular na salita ni Erap sa mga politikong nawawala sa puwesto: “Weder weder lang yan.”

    Kailangan pa bang imememorize yan na wala na ang mga Arroyong backer ninyo?

  • theoklab

    ANG KAPAL MO! AYAW MO UMALIS SA PWESTO MO. YOU MUST SET YOURSELF AS EXAMPLE TO PEOPLE AS LAW ABIDING CITIZEN. WLA NA SI GLORIA AT CORONA IKAW NAMAN NGAUN.

    • Mike Henry French

        eh si Aquino ba at De Lima sumunod sa Supreme Court?

      • tolelot

        anong sundin kung ang sc  ay kawatan rin.ayusin mong buhay mo..bugokkk

  • dukaponte

    Hindi na kailangan na physically ay bumaba si suspended governor dahil wala naman siyang magagawa dahil ang mga banko ay recognized na ang acting governor na si magpale. At saka, si  governor Gwen ay governor pa rin, kaya lang suspended. Pagkatapos ng suspension, balik uli siya.

  • mamamia

    Thick as Thieves

  • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

    Napanood ko sa TV Patrol, ang pagdalaw ni Erap, Enrile at Binay kay Gwen Garcia sa kapitolyo ng Cebu. Ininterview si Binay patungkol sa suspensyon ni Garcia, sabi niya, Nanawagan siya sa pamahalaan na irespeto ang RULE OF LAW at huwag naman daanin sa TAKUTAN. Sabi ng misis ko, naiisip naman kaya ni Binay ang nararamdaman ng mga taong nakakakita ng kanyang mukha sa telebesyon at pahayagan.

    • Mike Henry French

       balang araw si Aquino rin ang makukulong…mental hospital arrest pa

      • tolelot

        may ninanakaw ba sya na kagaya mo?drug pusher ka siguro ano?or smuggler.

      • kulittwit

         Bitter loser!

  • regd

    Dapat maintindihan ninyo na ang taong tanga ay hindi niya alam na siya’y tanga! E kung alam nya, ba’t pa nya lubusan? Aba’y kabayo ang labas nya kung mangyari! Ganun yun.

  • watot

    Pano susunod ang ordinaryong tao kung ang bise presidente mismo ang sang ayon sa ginagawa ni Garcia. Sirang sira ka Binay.

    • Mike Henry French

       eh si Aquino ba at De Lima sumunod sa Supreme Court?

      • indiosbravos2002

        There was nothing to defy. The SC order was never enforceable because it lackec the requirements. Google it.

      • tolelot

        isa karing kawatan.gusto mo ring tumira sa kapitolyo?

  • Bobby Espedilla

    A good leader is a good follower. Follow the order ma’am!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002869177148 PatalsikinsiGwen PahawaGwen

    Please step down Gwen. The credit should have been, Philippine Government through local Provincial Government not your name if ever there are accomplishments. Cebuanos did not elect you to stick your name on every media. You should know that and for God’s sake you are putting yourself and your allies in bad light. Ang imong anak naghariharian sa Capitol nagtraffic enforcer. Ang iyang kauban atong panahona nanapak ug police. Ang imong igsoon giingnan ang police nga ipaddress ang inyong amahan ug Sir, Honorable unya gipaemphasize pa gyud ang dako-dako sa congresso. Ikaw nag-over-my-dead-body paka. Ang imong anak nga babaye, nag wonder siya nganong wala siya pasudla. Hala nag-assume siguro siya nga kaila na lang niya ang tanang tao. Pangayuan ug ID naghilas-hilas na kay anak kuno nimo. Ako dako ko ug respeto ni Mayor Duke hilabi na sa iyang amahan, pero ayaw intawon apil-apila siya. Mayor Duke, padaplin ha kay basin maangin ka sa gubot, ayaw intawon ug apil-apil kay madaot ang imong record. Busa Madame Gwen palihug ug pahawa sa pwesto una ang tawo sa Cebu maoy magpapahawa nimo. Ako mismo nakasubay sa imong gibuhat kang Greg Sanchez, gubaon nga CICC, lamp post, suroy-suroy nga walay merit, Barili properties, Sugbo TV nga puro lang nawong nimo ang gipasibya ug uban pa. Please lang.

    • Pert Cabatana

      I saw on TV how Gwen’s daughter Christina berated the poor, hapless policeman who was just doing his job of keeping order. Christina’s “performance” is very similar to that notorious “amalayer” girl. What a shame (especially because she’s supposed to be educated/lawyer).

  • pedronimo

    This is actually a WAR OF ATTRITION.

  • Pert Cabatana

    the biggest agony for the Garcias is the realization that , despite all the dramatics, the Cebuanos don’t really support them.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    another hopeless case tong si Garcia! I pity those who voted for her!

  • kulittwit

    Akala ko disenteng babae itong si gwen, trapo din pala. kapit tuko sa kapangyarihan. sa kapitolyo nag pasko!?hahaha! napakababaw mo! yong anak mong si carlos disiplinahin mo! wala syang karapatang manapak ng pulis!

  • basilionisisa

    the Three Blind Mice: Binay, Enrile, Erap… Cebu gimmick was wa epek!

    hindi nakatulong kay Garcia, hindi rin nakatulong sa halatang maagang pangangampanya, at lalong hindi rin nakatulong ang image ni Garcia sa kanila.

    By the looks of it, these three Blind Mice will be the First Casualties of the End of Political Dynasties in the Philippines. and quite deservingly so.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Kawawa naman si Garcia nabawasan raket pambayad ng BOTOX para sa kulubot at makapal na mukha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    abnoy is going to take down all his opponents by hook or BY CROOK, ! bakit susunod si Gwen, eh si abnoy nga di marunong gumalang pwe! hindi nga rinerespeto ng abnot administration ang karapatan ng tao bwisit lahat ng mga taga suporta niya!

    • isbuk02

      ganda ata ng ekonomiya ngayon! buwiset talaga noh? lalong gaganda ang ekonomiya kung wala na ang mga idolo mong mga buwaya lalo na ang buwaya dyan sa cebu na sobrang kapal ng balat!

    • EOJ

      The way you talk halatang ikaw ang abony. may pa pwe pwe ka pa dyan.LOL!

  • EOJ

    Itong mga garcia ang abusado. hindi makalimutan ng mga pilipino ang ginawa ng kapatid ni gwen na si winston garcia sa GSIS. Ngayon sa cebu capitol sobrang panggigipit ang ginawa ni gwen sa kalaban nyang si former vice gov sanchez. kinaltasan ang budget at tao. pinakialaman ang appointments ng mga tao sa legislative branch which is clearly abuse of her authority.

    Nang mamatay si sanchez, binalik lahat ni gwen ang kinaltas na budget sa legislative. maliwanag na ginipit lang nya talaga si sanchez.

    Ngayon, yong mga anak ni gwen ang pinaka halimbawa ng pang aabuso sa kapangyarihan.

    Justice is just being done. karma is in progress.

  • josefe38

    Normal ang operation ng Cebu capitol ito’y patunay lamang na hindi magugulo ang mga Garcia at taga suporta nito. 

    Maintindihan natin yan dahil mahal na mahal ng mga Garcia ang mga Sugbu-anon at ayaw nyang mapahamak ito. Maliban dyan ayaw ni Gov. Garcia na masira lang na-ipundar nyang kasaganahan sa province of Cebu.

  • Usi Sero

    Why can’t these administration wait for the mid-term election and let the people decide who they want. Election is just few months away and suspending governors of these rich-vote places is a suspect.

    For the bloggers who are dishing Toby…I trust him more than the majority in congress…he could have just went with the 180+ congressmen in the Corona impeachment and continue to receive the blessings of PNoy. Thanks to the congressmen and senators who voted for impeachment…we got a CJ who makes decisions based on her whims.

    • isbuk02

      dahil malapit na ang eleksyon kailangan palang huwag ng pairalin ang batas? babaw mo naman Usi Sero!

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