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Gwen Garcia leaves Cebu Capitol to take part in Sinulog parade



Gwen Garcia. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CDN

MANILA, Philippines – Suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Sunday left the Cebu Capitol to participate in the parade at the Sinulog Festival despite rumors she might be barred from returning to her office.

But acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale told a television cable Sunday that there was no plan to block Garcia on her way back to the Capitol after the festivities.

“I will watch her dance from my TV set,” Magpale added.

Reports said Garcia stayed inside an airconditioned tent behind the grandstand to wait for her turn to dance at the Sinulog Grand Parade.

Garcia was accompanied by brother Byron, son Paolo, daughter Cristina and son-in-law Duke.

“I am ready to face danger…this is my supreme offering. My devotion and commitment to Sto. Niño is my t priority,” Garcia told reporters.

The suspended governor’s father, Representative Pablo Garcia, preferred to stay at the Capitol.

Earlier, Ricky Ballesteros, executive director of the Sinulog Foundation Inc., appealed for good manners and courtesy if Garcia actually shows up.

“I’d like to appeal to the public to show the respect due her (Garcia) as the governor and as a woman,” he told Cebu Daily News amid fears that she may be heckled or booed by partisans in the crowd who disapprove of Garcia’s defiance of the order of the Office of the President suspending her for six months in an administrative case for grave abuse of authority.

Ballesteros said he was notified by Garcia’s camp Saturday that she would be dancing with the Rosquillos Festival contingent of Liloan town, which won the Pasigarbo festival competition of the province last year.

“Her choreographers came to my office this morning,” he said, and an advance party has been checking the main stage and other conditions of the Cebu City Sports Center where over 40 contingents will enter for their main performances until 7 p.m.

Ballesteros said Garcia would be dancing with the municipal contingent, and not as head of the Cebu province contingent.


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Tags: 2013 elections , Cebu standoff , Gwendolyn Garcia , News , Regions , Sinulog 2013


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    stop idolatry….

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    BOTOX EX GOVERNOR

    • kimo211

      problema niya  yon,,,katawan  at  mukha niya yan,,,wala  tayong  pakialam,,,,kahit  saan  niya  gastusin  ang  pera,,,basta  pera  niya  lang  yon….

  • venfil29

    only in the philippines talaga mga politico sa atin,pakapalan kapit tuko sa mga posisyon kung pwede lang angkinin na ang mga posisyon sa gobyerno.pero dapat hwag maging selective kung sino ang su suspendehin kahit na kakampi sa partido pag may anomalya suspendehin hindi yong ang mga kalaban lang sa politica ang suspendido pero pag kakampi walang problema.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VXUWOGAA2TGEISTZWRNVGJVZ4 nrcarcht

       You know why? because mostly of our politician consider it as a business not only to the candidate but to the entire family as well. . . A very BAD precedent. . .

  • JV Velarde

    the nerve…. this ricky ballesteros is a true blue k i s s a s s fanatic of the suspended governor.

  • Enero Lamo

    it’s ok the suspended gov garcia dance in the sinulog..but she should not go back to capitol office …grabe naman ang kapal muks niya….baka yong gown ay charged din yan sa taxpayers money..huh

  • Albert Einstien

    baka pag-balik nya nakaPAKO na OFFICE …timing na ng  dilg/police yan …peaceful na wala na masasaktan kasi ns labas namn……lol

  • Hunter421

    When did the Cebu Capitol become a hotel?

  • gwenbalili

     imagine after pocketing P2B of cebu province money, may mukha pang mag sayaw… ibang level ang pagka kapalmuks nito

    • kimo211

      Solid  evidence  please,,,,

      • dani77777

        Liquid evidence na lang kasi nga ibinenta yong lupain e karamihan underwater pala.  

      • kimo211

        Maganda ba at  sexy  pa  si  Gwen,,,sa  natural?,,,,i  mean  with  physical  eye to  eye contact  with  her? magaganda  ang  mga   cebuana   dito  sa  states,,,na  base ko,,,kasi!

      • dani77777

        You need new pair of glasses. One does not need to figure out na retoke ang pagmumukha ni Garcia. It shows prominently.

        At ang layo ng pinagsasabi mo in reply to my comment.

        Sa states ka kamo? Which one, state of calamity? Kung saan ka man naroroon, sana diyan ka na lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    one qualifications for aspiring politicians: kapal muks

  • Facilitator1

    It would be a MAJOR TACTICAL mistake politically for acting Cebu Governor Magpale to restrict/deny/block suspended Gov Garcia to go back/return to the her office in the capitol. WHY?

    POLITICAL Mileage (pogi points) to be GAIN for camping at the Capitol is all used-up/exhausted. It’s OLD NEWS. Cebu’s governance (command/control/management) is back to normal and the CEBUANOS are getting OBLIVIOUS to the fact that their suspended governor is still occupying and /or protesting at/in her office.

    UNA (most specially, GARCIA) needs a NEW ploy to WIN back the HEARTS and MINDS of the CEBUANOS. HOW? Her sudden decision to leave the capitol and participate in the festivities in the HOPE that her political enemies will commit a FAUX PAS. Consequently, making her a MARTYR (a political victim or an injured party of a repressive government) by disallowing/blocking her return to the capitol.  PEACE…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    Gwen should be ashamed of herself. She still keeps office at the Capitoyo even if she is totally ignored. Gwen cannot govern because the people and the government staff no longer recognize her authority to manage the affairs of Cebu province. Gwen, nakakahiya ka!

  • Raymond Nepomuceno

    Watch out for the fake assassination attempt ala Imelda, that would be classic.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

      My diperesiya utak mo. Iparepair mo pare.

      • Raymond Nepomuceno

        “My diperesiya” – may diperensya keyboard mo, yan iparepair mo dre. Di ko na sasabihin utak ha, baka magalit ka…meron ba?

      • dani77777

        Meron daw, dispalinghado nga lang

  • Labandera1

    Grabe kabaga ug nawong kining si Gwen nga wakawak, may nawong pang ikaatubang sa mga tawo human sa iyang gibuhat. Ang tent niya airconditioned pa, aba sosyal talaga…..

  • kimo211

    final na  aatend  ako  ng sinulog festival,,,,,,Gwen  ,,,will  see  you   soon.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    “Hello Garci, by, by”

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

    Ang kapal ni Gwennie ha! As if naman magaling syang sumayaw. Seeing her on stage is similar to what I see in Marc Logan’s segment about old ladies participating in pageants: antanda tanda na, ayaw pang mag-behave.



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