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CA sets oral argument on Garcia’s petition for TRO

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Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Court of Appeals on Wednesday set an oral argument on Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s petition for a temporary restraining order.

Garcia has asked the appellate court to stop the Office of the President from suspending her for six months due to usurpation of authority.

The Court of Appeals 12th Division set the oral argument on January 10.

Garcia, a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), was suspended by Malacañang after she was found guilty of grave abuse of authority in a 2010 administrative case filed against her.

Cebu Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, a member of the ruling Liberal Party, was sworn into office as acting governor.

The appeals court also asked Malacañang to file its comment on Garcia’s petition for TRO.


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Tags: Cebu , Gwendolyn Garcia , Politics , UNA


  • aldhins

    Ang hirap kasi iwan ang CHAIR :)  

    • Observer_din

      baka pag dumami kaso nyan bumili na din ng wheelchair at maglagay ng neckbrace, hehehe

  • marionics

    naku walang immediate relief. ibig sabihin walang compelling grounds on the face of the petition

    • Don Dee

      What these politicians should understand is that their office is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. And it is a very temporary privilege at that! Kung matanggal o masuspend ka bilang mayor, governor, chief justice, hindi yan “human rights violation” as these leeches is trying to make it out to be. Sa korte ka na mag explain ng side mo Gwen. Uwi muna at maligo, mapanghi na kili-kili mo. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCCZPQATUI5WCVB7B2NRF4G2YM pete

        Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh

    • JuanTamadachi

      good one. A most incisive comment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PZR7JI7G2WD2CTVMZ7LM667FD4 Ugly Bunny

    What a FACE! (pun intended)
     

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    May itsura dn pala etong si Garcia. Pero mukang mataray.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

      type mo?

    • Wei888

      ..mataray nga siya…kaya siya iniwan ng unang asawa niya…tapos pamilya nila talagang ilusyunado na …akala nila sila mga hari at rayna nga cebu…ayaw na yata iwan ang trono nila…and take note, sa picture lang yan guapa…ngayon ang dami nang pimples kasi wlang tulog at delikadong pang matunaw ang fake niyang ilong…hahaaah

    • Alejandro Canda

      FAKE NA MAN YUNG MUKHA NYA, GAWA NI VICKY BELO YAN.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Bat ang kakapal ng mukha (both figuratively and literally) ni Gwennie? I mean, c’mon, ikaw na nga ang nagkasala, tapos you still cling on to power kahit mali ka na. The graceful thing for you to do is to resign, pero given the fact that ang kakapal ng mukha (pun intended) ng mga letseng politiko sa bansang to, that would rarely happen. Ang kapal pa ng mukha (yet again) nyang mag-rally ng supporters. Pwede ba? End the rally mentality already. It worked in 1986 pero 2013 na tayo no! Kung ayaw ng tao sa isang bagay, rally kaagad? Asan na ang rule of law? Ang rally mentality ay characteristic ng mga COMMUNIST groups like ANAKPAWIS, KMU, etc. na walang gusto kundi makuha ang power sa gobyerno. Mga letseng partylists yan na walang ginawa kundi pumutak ng pumutak.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCCZPQATUI5WCVB7B2NRF4G2YM pete

      Bayaran naman ang nag attend ng rally ni Doling eh. What do u expect? The Cebuanos are fed up with this family’s penchant for making Cebu their personal playground. Enough is enough! You go down, girl! :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

        Talaga? I was able to watch her propaganda in Sugbu News (I’m not from Cebu; we just have the channel on cable). Seems like she’s just using the channel to score beauty points. Lahat ng mga ini-interview dun panay sweet words ang binibigay kay Gwennie.

        Grabe ha! Garapalan na talaga ng mga political families sa Pinas!

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    what is there to restrain? e nasuspend na nga, may kapalit na, at natanggalan pa ng authority to sign checks. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZWFLSTSBRRAVDDPF7NZ5OT6AEA Jim

    Would Gwen really obey the court? I’m sure if she’s denied a TRO she will claim that the president had a hand in her denial.

    Gwen is higher than the law!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQJOAMRIAPWFW6K45TTVO54P3M Penta

    Ma`am is there something that you want to hide that is why you keep on restraining the administrative order? Or you need to buy time so that your UNA allies can make a hocus-pocus for documents that need to be covered if ever the Vice-gov will take your seat? Kapangalan mo pa naman yung beauty contestant sa Miss World sigh… -_-.

  • William Dave

    guess the CA isn’t too eager to issue a TRO. imagine Gwen waiting since her suspension and yet when the CA finally got down to business, they decided to argue over it on January 10 pa? might as well go home Gwen and pamper yourself with all the beauty regimen you have missed to do since you occupy the Capitol Bldg.

  • $53950194

    Pwe!  Mga sakim!!!!!!!

    • diamond_digger

      Isn’t usurpation a sign of being ‘sakim?’ Also, didn’t Gwen’s brother who used to sit as President of the GSIS also tarry and overstayed in his posts despite calls for his removal and or abdication of his post? You must be referring to them, VeTee, are you?

      • marionics

        oo nga yang puki ng inang winston garcia na yan pweh!!!

  • Alejandro Canda

    Actually Gwen is already decapitated and what remains of her is the title “governor”. A suspended governor whose functions are already transferred to the Acting Governor is just like a toothless tiger that every time she growled would no longer elicit fear but laughter after exposing nothing of her fangs she had before. The POWER OF THE PURSE is the ULTIMATE INDICATOR of power  of a governor and once this is removed then he/she becomes a SCARECROW  that only the birds are intimidated. There’s no more use of physically removing her from the capitol as all the powers of the governor are already exercised by the Acting Governor. Anyway, by the start of the campaign period, she will be forced to leave the capitol to campaign in the 3rd district of Cebu. 

  • BurgerBeacon

    Magpale, Garcia, etcetera etcetera pare-parehong mga korap ang mga yan… Kwarta lang puno’t dulo ng gulo diyan…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      tinuod gyud

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Sino ba nag opera dyan….sobra ang lagay ng ilong…

    • Bunot-Supo

      Tanungin mo si Rico J. Puno.  Pinagalitan yan ni Gwen nung nandito si Rico J. sa Cebu at pinagkialaman kung si Belo ba ang nag retoke sa mukha nya.  Nag propose pa si Gwen sa Provincial Board na e declare is Rico J. na persona non grata.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

        mura’g na-a ka didto nung nangyari yun,  asa man di-ay to nahitabo?

      • rayingga

         English or tagalog please

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CTIMJZZANV2ZX4KOVFLYLQMEFM Jack

        magbinisaya mi kay kami ang concerned ini! bleh!

      • Bunot-Supo

        Taga Cebu ko bai. Daghan ko nahibaw-an. Didto pa sa Ormoc, hawod na ni si Gwen nga asawa kaniadto ni Mayor Dodong Codilla. Pangutana ug taga Ormoc kinsa nga rayna ni si Gwen

      • Observer_din

        ambot sa inyo dong, diri ko mana kayo naintindihan!!

      • Observer_din

        ambot sa inyo dong, diri ko mana kayo naintindihan!!

      • Observer_din

        totoo yun? pikon pala si Gwen pag ilong pinag-usapan, para sa kanya siguro questionin nu na lahat wag lang ilong nya, hehehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Siya ngayon ang PERSONA NON GRATA sa kapitolyo ???

    • Taiko_Kauna

      ano,ang ilong murag lagay?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCCZPQATUI5WCVB7B2NRF4G2YM pete

        LMAO :)))))

    • rayingga

       Si Belo

  • Bunot-Supo

    Gwen Garcia’s case is abuse of power.  If the CA absolves her, for sure she will become more abusive.  Then I expect her to sing Helen Reddy’s: “I am strong/I’m invincible/I am woman”.  Then only in the Philippines that the President can not sanction an erring subordinate!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Meanwhile, na hindi pa, ganito pa ang kanta niya:

      ………..CAN’T SAY GOODBYE TO YOU, YOU’RE SUCH A PART OF ME………..
      …………….WITHOUT YOU, I WILL DIE DEEP IN THE HEART OF ME……………..

      another Helen Reddy’s rendition of a wife who never was, parang usurping the role of the wife to a husband, who was ever hers.

  • Your_King

    Aquino is becoming more of a power hungry politician than being a the President and supposed leader of the Philippines.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

      don’t worry he’ll be more than marcos as we nurtured him to be like that. just wait.

      • Your_King

        I don’t think we should wait for Aquino to lead like Marcos, we all know how that turned out. Plus, Aquino will never really ever be like Marcos because Marcos was one of the smartest Filipinos ever. I’m not saying everything he did between 1965-1986 was good…i’m merely saying he was very smart which Aquino is clearly not so very.

      • dani77777

        Tsismoso

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCCZPQATUI5WCVB7B2NRF4G2YM pete

        You seem, like everyone of Doling’s beneficiaries, so good at deflecting the issue. The issue here is Doling’s abuse of power for which she was suspended. I don’t know what’s so hard to understand about this. Fight the issue on court, not on theatrics and temper tantrums. Kay Gloria na benefactor mo bumenta yan, but not this time. Over PNoy’s dead body. Sorry!

      • Your_King

        Theatrics and temper tantrums and whining and complaining and blaming etc…etc…etc…are all Aquino’s main traits. Oh and also, the abuse of power is another one of Aquino’s favorite activity.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Puro putak lang ang iyo, YOU’RE MAD, JESTER.
        Pero, walang itlog!

      • Observer_din

        WOW,ANG  TALINO MO!!! hahahahaa

      • Your_King

        Don’t we wish we can say the same of the President. Thanks for the compliment tho!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        We can, he deserves it !

        Sa iyo, pang-u-uto lang, You’re Mad Jester…
        malaki ang pagkakaiba ng matalino at uto-uto.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ang dami nga niyang tangke at armalites, tinalo naman ng krusipiho at mga imahen. 

        65,000 ang sundalo niya, tinalo ng 300…parang ‘yung mga Persians na hinarap ng 300 ni Russell Crow sa Battle of Thermopylae. 

        Saka, kahit hindi siya very smart, as you said, ilang mga powerful politicians ang nagsi-seek refuge and sanctuary ngayon sa hospital ICUs, di ba?

        ANO NGAYON ANG TAWAG SA MGA TINALO NG SINASABI MONG NOT SO VERY SMART?

        KING KOY, YOU’RE MAD JESTER?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      EH, ANO ANG TINGIN MO SA SARILI MO, YOU’RE MAD JESTER?

      YOUR USURPING THE TITLE OF A KING…OF WHAT, APART FROM BEING YOU’RE MAD JESTER?

  • Albert Einstien

    naku habang tatagal yan …malaking PR yan sa UNA…..naBLUNDER ata ang pnoy govt…wala naman KWENTA pala yung CHARGES ke garcia …wala namn KURAPSYON o NON-REMITTANCE of taxes…katulad don sa MAKATI stand-off sa suspension ng makati officials at pasay officials…yung JUETENG issue sa panggasinan pwede pa …

    • dukaponte

      Anong walang corruption si gov gwen? Sa dami nga ng nakuhang pera nagpapasalamat kaming mga taga cebu na naconvict siya sa administrative case. Parang mafia noon na sa dami ng malalaking kaso ay hindi maconvict, pero sa isang tax evasion ay doon nakulong. Iyan si gov gwen, maraming kaso gaya ng pagbili ng balili property for P98million na lubog sa tubig, overpricing ng construction sa ccic, at marami pa at ngayon nandoon sa ombudsman at sandigan. Medyo naka hanap siya ng katapat sa office of the president kaya convicted siya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCCZPQATUI5WCVB7B2NRF4G2YM pete

      Nonsense! Only idiots like you think this low! Pwe! EVICT DOLING!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      DAPAT KA PALA ABUGADO TALAGA, TAGAPAGTANGGOL NG MAY KASO SA BAYAN !  BAKIT KASI NAGTITIYAGA KA DIYAN SA PANGONGOPYA LANG NA HINDI MO PA KAYANG KOPYAHIN NG TAMA.

      HINDI MO PA BA ALAM KUNG SINO ANG MAS MUKHANG MALIGNO?

      PARANG LABAN NG MALIGNANT SAKA NG BENIGN.

      MALIGNANG BRINGS SUFFERING AND DEATH…
      WHILE BENIGN BRINGS HOPE AND SURVIVAL.

      SORRY, NAGKAMALI KA NG PAGKOPYA NG PANGALAN…SA SPELLING PA LAMANG IPINAKITA MO NA KUNG ANONG KLASE KANG MANGONGOPYA.

      • Albert Einstien

        sir dong, ·        my lonely friend…before you JUDGE a person..sir..please try to EDUCATE yourself first…
        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED!
        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…
        hope that i contributed a lot to your EDUCATION…. : > )

  • salvador contreras

    Seems the CA is not in a hurry to give in to the gov’r request.  What happens when another suspension comes?  The “lot under the sea” is about to come out and this is a bigger case.  What then?

  • bisdak2008

    Gwen got a new TRO – To Resist Order.

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Order from Binay……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJW2CHZBIO7YZ6MK3KVALX4VM4 Jhonny

    kawawang Gwen maghihintay pa ng 8 araw para sa oral arguments, naku albino na ang kutis nya at baka masusunog pa siya sa araw kung lalabas na sa Kapitolyo. 

    • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

      Ayus…dyan na lalabas ang tunay na kilatis nyan…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

        I’m sure atat na atat na yang umuwi. Wala naman atang spa facilities sa opisina nya siguro no? Tsaka walang malambot na kama upang tulugan. Tiis tiis na lang Gwennie! Hahaha! Pakapalan lang yan ng mukha. Pareho naman kayong (LP at UNA) gahaman sa kapangyarihan eh!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Unti-unti na ba siyang nagiging maligno?

  • TEAM PNOY

    Many people are asking why it is taking so long for CA to hear the TRO, sabi ng abogado ko, CA is waiting for the highest bidder daw – Gwen UNO or Kalbs LP.

  • kulittwit

    Kapit tuko ang trapo. No TRO even with the visit of the 3 musketeers and the cebu cardinal.

  • EOJ

    2 weeks na kayo dyan sa capitol. Malaki na bill nyo sa board and lodging. Kapal nyo mga garcia!

  • prodigalson60

    The CA’s action not to be in a hurry on Garcia’s petition shows that she is not that important anymore. Anyway the cebu government is functioning well except for the daily chaos caused by the illegal stay of Gacia in the capitol building. For sure the CA’s decision on the rhe petition will just be a conclusion on the final fall of this rotten spoiled brat. After all this drama her cases if corruption will be in full progress. Abangaaaaaan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CTIMJZZANV2ZX4KOVFLYLQMEFM Jack

    kaming mga taga-Cebu nalipay kaayo nga gisuspenso nang gobernadoraha na. Daghan kaayo binuang sa iyang liderato! Pahawa na diha Gwen! Baga ka’g nawong!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CTIMJZZANV2ZX4KOVFLYLQMEFM Jack

    Itsurang gurang!  ;-D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CTIMJZZANV2ZX4KOVFLYLQMEFM Jack

    morag lubot nga nangunot!  ;-D

  • madlangpipol

    Kapit tuko’ talaga itong mga Garcias. Ayaw bitiwan ang puwesto, gustong mapunta din sa isang Garcia ang upuan ni Gwen!…Ang mentalidad ng mga Garcias ay sila ang may-ari ng Kapitolyo.

  • LegalJustice

    The Court of Appeal will have the Oral Argument on January 10 but I don’t think Ex-Gov Garcia will vacate the vicinity in Capitol not unless the resolution of the C of A will be according to her liking.

    I don’t think Ex-Gov Garcia  will abide with  the C of A resolutionl if she was not granted a TRO.

    It’s like my way or no way for Ex-Gov Garcia.

    Good News there is a new development going:
    I believe  Acting Gov Magpale is already doing a good option to cut-off the water and electricity or she need to be evicted by force. 

    Good Job, Acting Gov Magpale !

    • Don Dee

      I dare the supporters of Gwen Garcia to bet against this observation/prediction! 



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