Garcia camp preparing for a siege



CEBU CITY—The camp of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia appears to be preparing for a siege, boarding up and fortifying the office that Garcia refuses to vacate with padlocks and chains.

Garcia had padlocks the size of fists and chains installed in doors and windows boarded up with plywood at the office that she currently occupies in defiance of a Malacañang order suspending her for usurpation of authority.

At the back entrance near the Provincial Assessor’s Office, the door was also padlocked. Because of this, policemen detailed at the treasurer’s office, accounting office and the closed circuit television (CCTV) room were no longer allowed entry inside the capitol building.

Policemen, who talked on condition of anonymity for not being authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said this type of tension has not been seen in the capitol during the holidays.

At least four policemen were detailed to each office in the capitol.

The Garcia camp had sounded the alarm at around 3 a.m. Monday about the alleged arrival of members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) from the Cebu City Police Office at the capitol compound.

Garcia posted several messages in her Twitter account at the same time.

“There’s a steady build up of forces in the capitol premises. SWAT personnel are manning the gates,” was her first post.

Then, she added that, “Outside the gates, our people are no longer allowed entry. Are they planning to take me out by force now?”

“Calling on all Cebuanos who care: they are forcing entry,” she further posted.

“We are surrounded. We only hope Cebuanos will come to help us,” was her fourth message.

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  • JP

    Kapit tuko sa pwesto

  • Ramil Abalon

    ha ha ha kung ako syo wag mong c binay isipin mo na lang na ikaw ay halaw pero may pagkakamali…at kung may TRO ka pasalamatka ha ha ha

  • Raad

    I am Cebuano…I will help you get out there…you have to answer your case in the court…that building belongs to us-Cebuanos…that is not your residence…dont wait us to drag you out…

  • sakinlang

    Matagal nang hindi umuuwi sa bahay niya kaya napa praning na! Epekto yan ng sobrang pag-inom ng kape at puyat. Marami ka bang kinupit, Gob? Takot na takot kang iwan yang opisina mo ah. Wag kang mag-alala, astig naman ang mga lawyers mo di ba? Wala ka pa bang tiwala kay Binay, Erap, Enrile at Maceda na mailulusot ang kaso mo kaya ayaw mo pang umalis diyan? Kung sabagay, sino pa nga ba ang nagtitiwala sa kanila?

  • prodigalson60

    Kala ko matapang ka? Why call help from the cebuanos? Marunong ka na ngayong magmakaawa ha? Tinatawanan ka na ngayon ng lahat na sinindak mo! Ayaaaaan!!!
    You are not only SUSPENDED! You are now a PRISONER of your own doing!!!
    Kung ako ang mga police dagdagan ko pa yung mga kadena at padlock na ginamit mo sa opisina mo!
    Hayaan nyong kukulongin ni GWEN sarili nya!
    Bigyan nyo pa ng posas para iposas nya sarili nya sa kung anong bakal sa loob ng opisina!

  • David Suarez

    Kapit tuko!
    I’ve read the charges against you and if they are accurate you are a scheming politician and deserve to be kicked out.
    If the charges are wrong or fabricated you will have a chance to prove it in court.
    Whether the charges are right or wrong you have to obey a legitimate order to leave.
    What makes you think you are above the law?
    If everyone who feels they are aggrieved acted like you, there would be total chaos in this country.
    You should also be charged with insubordination and causing public disorder.

    Mr Binay, your performance as vice president before this incident had me hoping that someday you could be a good leader and asset to this country. You have just uncovered your true character – a traditional opportunistic politician whose loyalty to party mates, supporters and friends are above & beyond your loyalty to the country.

    • prodigalson60

      You are very right, David!

    • Pope


      Binay has shown his true colors.

      This blatant disregard for the rule of law is something the voters will make him pay when his time comes.

      We can not allow these kind of Tra-Pos to continue to poison our country.

  • batangsulpok

    Bakit hindi i-pull ang fire alarm kung may fire alarm system ang capitol building at may sumigaw ng SUNOG?

  • Maluloy_on

    May makain ka ba dyan Gov? Tatawagan ko si Mayor Rama. May budget pa daw natira ang city hall para sa mga lechon, snacks, etc.

  • fredo_arnibal

     kawatan na si gwen garcia……………..

  • lolo_Jose

    Abnormal na babae ! Iyan napapala niya sa sobrang kaiinom ng kape. Pweee

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  • concernedofw02

    youre idiot Gwen…you dont have the authority to stay in the capitol…the call of the Cebuanos is for you to respect the law, not the other way around … imong gi sidate ang mga cebuanos to support you, pero wala ba ka kahibalo that the cebuanos do not want you anymore…kinsa ra man gud nang mga tawo nga inyo gipang bayran para kunuhay mag rally atubangan sa capitol…ang uban ana gikan pa sa inyong hometown sa third district….you are sick Gwen…mas mosamot nga maulawan ka kung ibton ka diha sa capitol…sorry for you Gwen….ingon-ingon pa ka ug over my dead body….so in short, mas oaky nimo nga maghikog ka….mas maayo pa nga mopauli na lang ka, dili pa ka mosamot kaulawan…..

  • est

    Hoy hawa na diha uy kung naay kapay dignidad nga nabilin paka ulaw lang ka daku sa mga taga cebuano

  • Pope

    why is she asking the Cebuanos to  join her in Mcreating havoc and chaos?
    is she planning to use innocent civilians as human shields?
    does she truly believe that the rule of law does not apply to her?
    is this the kind of leadership she wants to display to her constituents?

    defend your case in the courts instead of inviting arm conflict by barricading the city offices. 
    there are civil, peaceful and legal ways to defend your rights while still upholding the rule of law.

    another example of a politician who has become drunk with power, and refuses to obey the same laws that she expects everyone else to follow.

  • Tausog51

    As it is clear that VP Binay, not only objects to the suspension of Gov. Gwen, but even obstruct the implementation of the suspension order , although coming from the President, VP Binay, ought to resign from the Cabinet and openly criticize or attack the President in the suspension of Gov. Gwen. VP Binay should show to the People of Cebu that the next possible president of the Philippines is not a coward and a sly.

    • ame

      I totally agree with you. Binay should resign sa member of pnoys cabinet. How can he undermine an administration when he is a part of it? He really does not have an iota of Delkadeza . Ang kapal ng mukha parepareho na slang mga magma kapartido…

  • boi skater

    Shameless, disgusting, corrupt and lawless Garcia. The Garcias don`t own Cebu, drag her out of that office already.

  • serapious

    Filipinos, we are all noble freedom loving people, Our country noted among the most corrupt country in the world, to resolve we must go for redress/national glorification to glorify the “MARCOS”- Marcos macoy miong aguinaldo, Aquino ninoy marcial bonifacio, Rizal lopezjaena delpilar all our heroes, CRIMES OF SACRIFICES..That crimes/ curse in corruption/a lesson to learned again and again..unless purify/glorify…pres Pnoy contradict to complement pres Cory “ipa sa Diyos natin ang Bayang Pilipinas, Our corrupted nation, One corrupt people, Mr. pres Pnoy how corrupt we are to  suspend our  corrupt Cebu governor, was happened in iloilo to gov. Tupas before, masama sa aming mga toto o ilonggo… also masama sa mga tunay na cebuano to suspend even their corrupt governor by powerful corrupt president of our corrupt country… Mr. President, We love all our presidents, priests, and people.. Mr. Pnoy…Sir.. Act Ei Know yourself
    being president of corrupt people (like me) are  you exempted and good more than us….the law is law, our  maxim law of the land must uphold the supreme law of heaven…let me present this c i a conscience intelligence absolution..Equality our all redemption, E=mc^2 –Everyman has an= equal magnitude of conscience/correction centralize in God is Love.. Mr. pressdent, why you cannot love your (enemy) fellow corrupt  politicians, ofcourse not, rizal said the first enemy of man is his ownself… how can you love our country/us , if you are a slave of your own cowardness.. we must be brave to lead for national repentance, forginess, love and unity in Equal Glory of God is Love…INRI CIA ALLAH…
    in a corrupt country the president is the head of all evil… in glorious order democracy , soveriegnty resides in the presidency of the people by the people and for the people….
    GOD- Glorious Order Democracy for Glorious Republic of the Philippines and Global Peace…
    *toto*serapio camposano for governor of iloilo panay-philippines america nations all yunity-  capital of global peace….. Act E*Know  for our national repentance/acceptance of the already given love and forgivess of God to us all thru Jesus. The meaning that sealed in our glorious flag and national anthem ( also to usa alike )….

    • jun

      What is this guy talking about? incorigible, imcomprehensible, incoherent. Parang si Gwen ang may pakana nito. Alis na nga.

      • Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

        living example of why people shouldn’t sniff glue

  • joboni96

    hayaan niyo gov ni zte aroyo
    at ngayon ni vinay

    cut off nyo lang water
    but not drinking water

    cut off din landline at
    cellphone signal

    yan ang dapat sa mga opisyal
    na ayaw sumunod sa batas

    hindi tulad ng mga ordinaryong pilipino

  • jun

    humihiingi ka ng tulong sa mga Cebuano? tulungan ka parang lumabag sa batas? ganoon ba? ikaw ba ang bagong gobiyerno diyan na talo mo pa ang national government? umalis ka na lang Gwen, parang wala nang gulo.

  • $14170612

    panu pumunta lng ung maliit at maitim na maligno lalo pang yumabang tong garcia nato

  • santamaria_63

    Abangan sa January 10 ang oral arguments sa CA if the Camp of the suspended Governor has an approval of the justices to get a ‘ TRO ‘ – TEMPORARY RESIDENCE ONLY. For me, may bad omen itong si Atty. Tranquil Salvador as one of the lawyers. Si PJ, Winston, Cristina at Pabling hindi pa ok to? Bar topnotchers – the corrupters?  

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