Palace: No plans to drag Gwen Garcia out

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While suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia appeared to be girding for a siege, Malacañang has no plan to bundle her out of the provincial capitol, officials said Tuesday.

The officials, however, said Garcia’s continued defiance of a suspension order was “ill-advised” and “politically detrimental.”

“To my knowledge, there has been no plan … to bodily carry her out. As we have repeatedly stated, we encourage Gov. Gwen Garcia to observe the rule of law,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a text message.

“To my knowledge, we continue to exercise Job’s virtue,” Lacierda said, referring to the biblical character Job known for patience.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, however, said the decision to bodily carry Garcia out of the capitol lay with acting Gov. Agnes Magpale and her people “since they were closest to the ground.”

“As it is now, Garcia is largely ineffective even as she continues to physically occupy the office of the governor,” said Abad.

The Court of Appeals is expected to convene anytime to tackle the petition by Garcia to stop her suspension and issue a temporary restraining order.

In Cebu City, police denied planning to lay siege to the provincial capitol to bodily remove suspended Garcia.

Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo, Central Visayas police director, said there was no order to send a Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) to the capitol compound as claimed by the Garcia camp.

In her Twitter account, Garcia made a series of posts at 3 a.m. calling for people power to protect her from a supposed police siege meant to bodily remove her from the governor’s office in the capitol.

Garcia was ordered suspended by the President, through Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., for six months for usurpation of authority.

Garbo said he had checked Garcia’s claim with Senior Supt. Louie Oppus, regional deputy director for operations and the ground commander at the capitol, and was told it was not true.

“We haven’t received such an order from the PNP (Philippine National Police) or the Department of the Interior and Local Government,” Garbo said.

Asked why he thought the Garcia camp made such an allegation, Garbo said: “These people are politicians.”

“They’re up to something. This is just a matter of projection,” he said. Garbo said it was just a ploy to gain sympathy and political mileage.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    Governor Garcia was ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF CEBU. NLY THE  ELECTORATE  CAN REMOVE HER FROM  THE OFFICE . et the Court of Appeals  do their work. This President  Aquino is already abusing  its power. Kunyari   hindi  daw tatangalin si Gov.Garci  pero kuydawo ka, what he talks  is differentt  than what he  walks, balimbing!

    • mari suli

      tonto ka man diay bai.unsay elected by the people asa gikan imong reasoning .bisan nangawkaw ug nag abusar hulat ka pag election,naa tay balaod uy.uwaw uwaw ka man lang iro ni gwen.LOL.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

      edyot edyot edyot, thats what you are

    • catalansbarce

      Cge man ka ug laban ni Gwen nga klaro pa sa udtong tutuk ang sayop nga nahimo
      nya. Last 2010 election, si gwen ang binoto ko pero dihang iyang gilisod lisod si greg
      nagmahay ko nganong giboto ko sya. I prefer nga e eject sya sa kapitolyo by force.

    • Yobhtron

      Dapat meron T sa dulo ng Muri mo. MURIT ka dong!  NO TO BINAY and UNA!  NO TO APOg!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/B5VIXDJ2WNIXH2WGVMCMOEKZC4 Cmac

      Doling, ikaw ba yan?

      No to UNA and any Garcia on 2013!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6PP5AA42KYHWKAXUESVEUHO3U Arnel

        Hindi ka naman taga cebu ah????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6PP5AA42KYHWKAXUESVEUHO3U Arnel

      Well said

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZNY7QZZDDBH4EBGB5ZS4IOUATE mave

      President Aquino was ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES NOT ONLY CEBU..Gwen is playing like god in Cebu ang binuang amo gid iya…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y6NDRGGX6M5R2GSJMKBBOAKOFU Noel

    simple lang yan, dapat erase na yansa calendar

  • abner

    pag sinabi ng malacanang na hindi nila intention iremove by force ang ibig sabihin nun.malapit na kaladkarin si gwen…ganyan si panot..hehe….iba ang sinasabi sa ginagawa.

    • Yobhtron

      Mas iba ang sinasabi ng amo mong si Binay, mas kakampihan niya ang kanyang kawatan keysa sa taongbayan.  NO TO BINAY AND UNA!    NO TO APOg!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Habang hindi umaalis si Gwen sa kapitolyo ay parang nasa kumunoy ang UNA na unti unting lumulubog! Anti-dynasty movement is going to demolish your family in the political arena.
    Here’s an opening of the song ….. and now the end is near …..

  • http://www.facebook.com/vic.cabrera.77 Vic Cabrera

    HINDI PA KAYO NASANAY SA isang abnormal..

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Ewan ko sila, pero ako sanay na sa yo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    Napakabait at mapagbigay ang mga nasa Administration pinagbigyan ka pa hanggang New Year Ms Gwen Garcia kaya lang ikaw ang abusado kapit tuko ka rin sa pwesto kahit suspendido.

  • Love God

    Probably she had a nightmare last night. 

    Please pray before sleeping.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6PP5AA42KYHWKAXUESVEUHO3U Arnel

    Talagang takot gawin ang plano nila dahil alam nila na mali ang pagka suspenso ni Gov. Gwen

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZNY7QZZDDBH4EBGB5ZS4IOUATE mave

      Batas ka ba?

  • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

    Ang daming nagsusulat ng Sebuano sa balitaktakang ito, naisip ko tuloy labis nilang ikinahihiya ang ginagawa ni Gwen Garcia. Ayaw na nilang ipaalam ang mga ito sa mga taong nasa iba pang dako ng Pilipinas.

  • gwenbalili

    let her stay in the Capitol as long as she wants, she is committing blunder after blunder , theres a saying ” if your enemy commits a mistake.. do not interrupt” .. this will wipe out

    the garcia dynasty

  • Ricgwapo

    As long as all transactions of the city council is now with the incumbent mayor or any transactions signed by Gwen are illegal, then there is no need for force ejection of Gwen. Let her arrogance become a daily and continues embarrassment to her.

    I hope that no TRO will be granted, and if ever there is, it should be countered with solid argument why suspension was justified.

    One key question: if we have an elected official who has been proven to commit and been committed grave abuse of authority, should we let him or her continue holding that office? If someone is being investigated, like the mayor of Pagadian City, would it not be proper to suspend this elected office while the investigation is going on?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6GRDVQNV33224MI6GYE6TLQ5I Snoop

    Putulin ang elektrisidad at tubig sa  kapitolyo at tignan natin baka matulin pa sa kumakaripas na kabayong palabas ang kumag na yan……Ha..ha..ha.. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      wala kaya silang generator doon at wala kayang mag supply ng tubig kung sakali?

  • salvador contreras

    Let Garcia’s arrogance be her downfall. Everything can be seen right from the start.

  • $14170612

    dahil sa maliit at maitim na maligno na sumasapi ky gwen ngayun kya ayaw umalis

  • Guest

    Nakakatakot yang move na ni DILG Sec. Roxas. Talagang desidido siyang
    makontrol nila ang Cebu. Abangan ang kaguluhan at karahasan sa Cebu!

    • leonkilat121212

      Hindi po kami ganyan kabobo.

  • Guest

    Kapag kontrolado ni Sec. Roxas ang PNP sa Cebu, sigurado panalo na ang
    mga kandidato niya. Magkakaroon ng malawakang dayaan diyan sa Cebu.

  • SB_Salazar

    Mahina kasi ang mga kandidato ng LP sa Cebu kaya gusto ni Sec. Mar Roxas
    na kontrolin yan para sigurado panalo mga candidates niya.

  • josefe38

    MAGMAKTOL NA NAMAN SI ROXAS NITO, DI ANG KANYANG GUSTONG PWERSAHAN ANG MASUNOD. 

  • LegalJustice

    For sure if the Court of Appeal did not grant her a TRO  in which its not to her liking and wishes.

    She will still defy the rule of law and will state that the CA is under the influence of President Aquino.

    Let see and wait.

  • valsore

    Is she fighting for her people this way, or for herself only?
    What does she hope to achieve through this?
    Hers is a dishonorable act for a public servant.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    If they did it to  Mr.Tiwi who was bodily dragged from the PNR office, why not Garcia. This woman is more defiant!

  • entong238

    Ha ha ha ha. Aquino matuwid na daan. What kind of leader are you? Garcia had already defied and dared your authority as a president yet you turn your back to enforce the law. OMG. might as well resign, Aquino and give the helm to somebody with more grit than you. You’re a disgrace to the gallantry of your father who died in order to allow the wheels of justice to grind. 

    Aquino, Sayang lang ang boto ko sa iyo. Bakla ka pala 

  • kwapong654

    DUWAG PALA ITONG SI NGOYNGOY. DAPAT ITAPON ITO SA TSINA AT IPAKAIN SA BUWAYA.ANONG KLASE KANG PRESIDENTE HINAHAMON NA NGA ANG AWTORIDAD MO AY TAMEME KA. SIGURO KUNG AKO NA POBRE ANG HAHAMON SA BATAS SIGURADONG NATEGOK NA AKO PERO PORKE GOBERNADORA ANG NANGHAHAMON AY NADUWAG SI ABNOY . NAKAKAHIYA KANG PRESIDENTE. UMALIS KA NA DIYAN SA MALACANANG AT BAKA DUMOGIN KA PA NG TAONG BAYAN PARA PAALISIN NA KAGAYA NI MARCOS.

    HINDI AKO PROUD NA PILIPINO NGAYON KASI DUWAG ANG PRESIDENTE

    • leonkilat121212

      At mas lalo ko’ng ikinahihiya ang mga pinoy na katulad mo.utok bolinaw.

      • ramilnito

        Kung hindi ka proud maging Pinoy bakit nagsalita ka nang Pilipino…magpakamatay ka nalang para matapos na ang pagiging Pinoy mo….

  • Yuki Femme

    The people below who lambast the DILG or  Malacanang for this alleged political move to strengthen LP’s hold in cebu  are annoyingly misinformed of the real facts. Sana naman mag research muna kayo bago kayo magbitiw ng salita. Hindi po bobo ang mga Cebuano na agad agad magsisisigaw sa kalye para ipaglaban ang taong talaga namang may kasalanan. Gwen Garcia may have satisfied herself with this defiance, but  her action does not sit well with the majority of the Cebuanos.One of the findings of the investigation was that Garcia “usurped the appointing power of the office of the vice governor with the sudden and substantial deduction of the budget of the Office of the Vice Governor.” Investigation also revealed that Garcia committed grave abuse of authority when she hired consultants without approval of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Isipin nyo na lang ito:  Last year nag desisyon si Garcia na tumakbong senador but later backed out dahil wala naman po talaga siyang nagawa, mediocre projects siguro meron. So now, after 3 terms, congressman na lang ang puntirya nya (may pork barrel din naman eh) besides, yung utol naman ang tatakbong gobernador so okay lang. Kaya nga ayaw nyang ma suspend dahil mawawalan siya ng control sa darating na eleksyon. Infact  yung Sugbu TV mabuti’t sinara. Gwen Garcia lang naman lahat pinapalabas dun 24 hours habang ginagamit ang kaban ng bayan sa operasyon nito.

  • WeAry_Bat

    I have the feeling there is a stinking logic behind not having removal plans, something like mapahiya na lang og gawas na hilom lang (leaving in shame quietly).

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