Palace: Garcia departure ends standoff

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Suspended Gov Gwen Garcia CDN PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday expressed relief over suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s mistake of sneaking out of the provincial capitol, saying it ended a potentially costly standoff.

Edwin Lacierda, one of President Aquino’s spokespersons, said the decision by acting Gov. Agnes Magpale to lock Garcia out “settles the issue” of whether the suspended governor should be allowed to continue occupying the governor’s office in defiance of a Palace order that suspended her.

“The issue will move from the provincial capitol to the courts as it should,” said Lacierda.

“This is now a legal case. From the very start, we hold that the suspension has validity and it will stand legal scrutiny,” he said.

Garcia had announced she will be made to leave the Capitol only “over my dead body.” She tried to drum up support by reporting through her Twitter account that Malacañang planned to bodily remove her from the capitol.

Malacañang, however, said Garcia had just been imagining things and that there was no plan to physically remove her.

The opportunity to end the standoff came when Garcia sneaked out late Tuesday to attend the inauguration of a briefing center of the Oslob Whale Watching Program in Oslob town.

While she was out, Magpale ordered provincial administrator Eduardo Habin to padlock her office on Wednesday.

Malacañang ordered Garcia’s relief from office for usurping the powers of her then vice governor, the late Gregorio Sanchez. Garcia had appealed the order at the Court of Appeals.

Prior to being locked out, Garcia left her office on Jan. 20 to join the Sinulog Grand Parade at the Cebu City Sports Center grandstand and was able to return.

“Since the Office of the Governor is being turned into a laundry area according to Governor Magpale and since former Governor Garcia left the office, I understand, stealthily, or surreptitiously, it was deemed by acting Governor Magpale best to just close the office,” Lacierda said.

Magpale said she had been tolerating Garcia’s presence in the Capitol for over a month.

She said Garcia’s supporters turned the capitol’s offices into sleeping quarters, and did their laundry there.

In Cebu City, Magpale said she would move into the governor’s office as soon as an inventory of pieces of furniture, equipment, supplies and pieces of government property there has been completed.

In a press conference in Cebu City, Garcia said she will not force her way back into the Capitol but will move around the towns of the province to make the people aware about what she said is the injustice being committed against her. With a report by Jhunnex Napallacan, Inquirer Visayas

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

     Garcia had announced she will be made to leave the Capitol only “over my dead body.””
    Ang kaso ikaw naman pala ang umalis sa kapitolyo kaya naman hindi nahirapan ang panig ng gobyerno na tuparin ang utos na paalisin ka… Wala kang dapat ikagalit at hindi ka naman kinaladkad papalabas ng kapitolyo… Harapin mo ang kaso mo at mayron naman tayong demokrasya ang lahat ay patas sa batas… Medyo, hindi lang medyo tunay ngang masakit sa kalooban yung kunin sa’yo ang kapangyarihan akala mo ay panghabang-buhay… Relax ka muna. Buti pa punta ka muna kay Belo…

    • 33Sambuang2

      aayawan ni belo yan. kahit dalhin pa yan dito sa states, walang doctor ang pwedeng magopera dyan kasi mukha ng aswang. pwede siguro kung palitan na lang ang mukha. lahi kasi sila ng magagandang unggoy……

  • bongarroyo

    wala pa dito si sugbuangon…..

    huwag niyong babatikusin ng husto dito si gwendoling at baka di na makapag pahingan niyan si sugbuangon sa kasasagot na naman sa inyo…LOL

    • catalansbarce

      Nagpahinga pa si Sugbuanon.., natutulog pa.., nagpondo pa ug hangin para
      pamboga sa mga critics ni Gwen.., si arikutik muna ang representative niya.

      • 33Sambuang2

        arikutik and sugbuanon. mga buang or bogo mong duha. PAGHILOM

    • 33Sambuang2

      utotan nako ng nawong ni sugbuanon aron makamata…..

  • Jim De Garman

    I suggest..gwen should travel to the jungle of tawi-tawi or basilan to take refuge from the suspension order to her cousins and relatives.. she is very much welcome to be the queen of orang-utans.

    • 33Sambuang2

      dapat lang sa kanya. punta sa sa tuktok ng Mt Apo at lumundag baka makabalik pa siya sa capitol ng Cebu. Bwa hahahahahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6LZKWWWOJTNBOOZJVX4FLC5MA Marcela

    ang tapang ng babaeng ito, grabe! wala na sa katwiran.

  • ARIKUTIK

    Locked out Magpale also by sorounding the capitol with human baricades. The Cebuanos own the Capitol, NOT Magpale of LP party of Malacanang. Lock Out for Lock Out. The MIDNIGHT Suspension is ILLEGAL. It is colored with incoming election. The LP of Penoy is cheating the Cebuanos. All government officials of Cebu must now rally for their duly elected Governor. Malacanang is DICTATOR, the entire citizens of PH including the Faithfuls must defend democracy. Magpale is appointed by a DICTATOR in Malacanang.

    • 33Sambuang2

      arikutik, usa pang hinampaka ka. elected governor kay namalit mag boto. ngano man gud nga ang mga kawatan pabalikon pa man………. paginom ug kape aron makamata kang buanga ka. bogoa gyud nimo oi

      • ARIKUTIK

         Si Penoy ang dakong kawatan sa tibuok Pilipinas. Gaum-um ug 30+ Billion CCT. Ug gipa dak-an pa gyud niya ang PDAF. Kana maoy klarong pangawat.

      • virgo57

        Hubog ka bay mora ka ug bayot sa Jonquera na wala naka um um gapataka Lang jud ka ug yawit

      • adriel0104

        kalooy sad sa imong anak kung di ka bayot na moliwat nimo na ABNO!paghikog oi.

    • im_earth

       baseless opinions. actions of Magpale is legal.

  • 33Sambuang2

    Oi Gwen oi. over my dead body. e nawong pa lang nimo dead na, body pa kaha…. pakatawa kang kawatan ka………. amahan, igsoon, ikaw puro kawatan. labi na tong magulang nimong head  sa Gsis….. kuyapi mo. igo ra mo mutila sa lubot ni Gloria. Karon tila na sad mong mga hinampak mo sa lubot ni binay, enrile ug estrada. way mga uwaw

  • 33Sambuang2

    Mga igsoon nakong Cebuano. Ayaw na tawon mo pailad sa mga Garcia. Husto na, Kitang mga taxpayers ang gapakaon anang mga hinampak, atong buwis ang gigasto sa mga giatay. Hangol sa power ang mga walay batasan ug kawatan……..Hinomdomi si Winston Garcia kun unsay gibuhat sa Gsis. Daghan na na silang nakurakot sa atong gobyerno , walay kabusugan ang mga aswang……Tila pa sa lubot ni Gloria aron dili maibanan ang sapi nga gikawat……. 

  • im_earth

    leave gwen and dont come back.
    kawatan plus lumalabag pa sa batas.

  • MrRead

    Get a life, you monkey looking ugly woman. Can’t stand looking at that face.. brrrrrrr. My dog is better looking than she.

    • ARIKUTIK

       She’s got a face of a lady but the one who suspended her displays a face of an Abnoy ….. nya…..hahaha…… Will the Cebuanos accept the dictates of an Abnoy in Manila ? Never will it be …. yeheyyyyyy…… tigok na ang LP ni Penoy.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

        magkano ang ibabayad sa akin pag nag like ako sa post mo?

      • calipso_2100

        A night with the ‘witch’ maybe?

      • botets

        kun di ka taga cebu ayaw ka pag intra intra, saba dinha, giatay ka hehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLJTDAJBXYODZXD5KAK76UT73Q Nerraw

    “Garcia departure ends standoff” Sabi ni Pnoy abnoy noon walang standoff sa Cebu. Ngayon sabi ng Malacanang end of standoff..Ano ba talaga kuya????

    • ARIKUTIK

       Eh ano namang maa asahan sa isang Abnoy na siya mismo ay hindi nya maintindihan ang pinagsasabi ng kanyang sariling dila. The tongue of Penoy reveals a head with feeble brain. A sure ingredient of corrupt mind.

      • Maitum

        Talaga? So, you’re much better than him, ha.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

        uu magaling si arikutik sa KAGAGUHAN…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4RLENCX7D5QB7BPFJFBENEPZNE rage b.

        really magaling ka?ikaw ang abnoy look at your post ?pakibasa nga kung normanl na pag iisip ang may sulat nyan,nakawa ka siguro sa mental or talagang abnoy ka? hahahaha

    • ryepim

      Eh baka, Newspaper lang ang nagsabing “Stand-Off”…

  • linobog

    Sino ba ang photograher nito?……. patay kang bata ka ni Gweng grrrrrr.  Hindi mo na-edit, tingnan nyo ang mukha at eyebrows  nya…..walang plantsa, hindi nilagyan ng fillers, tapos konting sanding.   Kung empleyado ka niya, segurado tanggal ka kaagad-agad

    • RHumabon

      Balita ko, ‘Magpale’ daw ang apilido ng photographer. Kaya okey lang na i-imprenta ang natural at hindi yung ginamitan ng retoke o brush o photo shop. 

  • virgo57

    Napaka photogenic talaga ng mahal na Gov. Gwen Garcia kahit sa ang anggulo hanep parang bagong embalsama na hindi tinapos o kinapos Lang ng formalin at cotton balls. Ganda talaga!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q44GBKJ4VU2P732IVRSVYA45Z4 Ned

    Wot a beautiful witch!

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    CEBU!!…Ito ba ang katangahan, eh katangian na gusto ninyo sa isang Governor, isang lider na  nalulusutan at sukdulan nang katigasan ng ulo. Lider na pinapakita ay siya ang batas at higit pa sa batas. Gising na Kabayan!!..Lipulin ang mga salot sa larangan ng Politika!! UNAhin natin ang mga Political Dynasty!!!…

  • Gallimaufries

    She made no mistake.   No need for any “over my dead body” thing either.  It was a backdoor compromise-negotiated graceful way-out.  She had realized she couldn’t live at the Capitol forever.  Her only condition was that she first be allowed to do her priceless yearly ritual – to join the Sinulog parade – and go back to the Capitol, one last time, and with no padlocking distraction to spoil the celebration.  Otherwise, why wasn’t she locked-out then?  And why leave the Capitol later to merely attend a “Whale-watching Program?”  Sounds fishy to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    What Garcia is doing is complete contempt and she should be charged with rebellion at least to discipline rebellious government official. It should set an example to all LGU executives the we are a government of law.
    Kulang nalang mag secede ang si Garcia from the National government.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQRDASE2HXIZ6R4QQ7LETHJTS4 Arvin

      Tama…..She’s trying to make things difficult for her……

  • Barak_O

    indeed gwen is having a face of a dead body

  • calipso_2100

    Nawong murag bal-bal. Pa retoke sag balik.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/25UAHA74QQS5NENIA3EXO2A7PY Faisal salman

    Mukhang naaagnas na ang mukha ni Kulubot…para na syang si Madam Auring,,,nakakatakot na ang hitsura…

  • LegalJustice

    Ay kaluoy hintahon morag na buang na si Inday Gwen Garcia – Ang badlis sa kina buhi.

    Na wala na god ang iyang mga suporter na si Binay, Enrile og Estrada nag-eskapo na – kaluoy hintahon – ang utok ni Gwen Garcia murag gilamaw na gayod – kana ang hinatnan mga abusado.

    Kung ni uli kanalang og nag-kilaw ka maayo pana Day.

  • droccu

    Her face looks “suspended” also… surgically suspended perhaps? :-)

  • virgoyap

    Binay, Enrile, Estrada, where are you???

  • delia kelly

    Garcia tried to save face by kuno sneaking out. Kasi Hindi Siyamakakatagaldoon ng another four months? Ang sabi kasi niya she can only be removed over her dead body.correction over her Botox face.

  • Ivideo

    Outwitted and outmaneuvered by Magpale….good for her!

  • AllinLawisFair

    Baka naman gusto na talagang umalis sa provincial capitol si Gwen Garcia. Sa tingin ko, yung pagsayaw niya sa Sinulog Festival at yung pag sneak niya kung saan posibleng hindi na siya payagang makapasok sa capitol ay mga paraan upang hindi siya mapahiya.

    Face saving, ika nga. Mabuti na ang nangyari.

  • dikoy321

    Gwen’s case is now MOOT AND ACADEMIC …!

    Even the CA has “LOST INTEREST” in her case !

    hahaha!

    She sneaked out and got KICKED-OUT !

    hehehe

    Good job, Acting Gov Magpale, no shots fired !

    hahaha

    Bye Gwen !

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • fernan107

    nagsawa din , wala sigurong kumakagat sa mga pakulo niya … idaan mo na lang sa kapal ng mukha..

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Kailangan ngang idaan sa kapal ng mukha at make up. 1 month pa lang nakakulong sa kapitolyo na walang ginagawa, nagmukha na syang 10 years older. She should have taken her cosmetic alalays with her when he decided to hole up in the Capitol.

  • fernan107

    dapat sinamahan siya ni erap binay enrile para makumpleto ang samahan ng mga makakapal. same feather flock together….

  • INQ_reader

    Padlock at kadela lang ang katapat ni Gwen…bwah-ha-ha!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    Ayaw ka buto sa mga Garcia sa Cebu kay ang ilang pamilya ay nagsuporta sa Political Dynasty na bawal sa atong constitution.

  • Your_King

    It’s funny or weird or ironic that the costly standoff was initiated by Malacanang. Garcia is an opposition and a threat to Aquino and his candidates so he needed the Garcia who is the Gov of voter rich Cebu out. If it’s an opposition like Garcia, on minor infractions that several government officials are guilty of, Aquino will go through great lengths to attack but if it’s one of his own KKK like like Nereus Acosta, he is even quicker to post bail and cover-up for them. 

    • Thea Tres Reyes

       FYI….Garcia is not a threat to Aquino. She was not able to give Gibo the vote he promised her in the previous election, why would she be a threat now? Cebuanos are intelligent, way more than you think..

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        I agree. Cebuanos are an informed lot. They can now distinguish between an opportunist and a person who will work for them. 

      • Danny Larona

         i can see that u r not a cebuano. Marami kami LP noon. karon d na . Ibasura amg LP Candidates!

  • ARIKUTIK

    A picture of roaring lioness deprive of her cubs. May Garcia be sucessful in defending democracy. The Midnight Suspension is mockery of election rules. A brazen display of dictatorial cheating done with impunity. Penoy is corrupt with out Moral respect for Cebuanos.  

    • jgl414567

       Shut up bago ka sumali dito magaral ka muna ng grammar and spelling kasi ang daming mali ng sinulat mo nakakahiya ka bagsak ka yata di lang sa English kundi mas lalo sa psychology kasi parang may kulang sa utak mo kasi napansin ko na noon pa man inaalipusta mo na si president Pnoy na matuwid pero ang mga corrupt na tulad ni GMA at Gwen pinapanigan mo!

      • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

        They must be all in the same company, a company of the corrupts.

      • jgl414567

         Tama ka and thanks for the support!

  • jgl414567

    What injustice are you talking about you dirty trapo! Your family lorded over Cebu for so long as if you have a franchise to lead Cebuanos and you even “delivered more than a million votes to a cheating and plundering usurper (GMA).

    ANG KAPAL MO GARCIA MAGKAROON KA NAMAN NG HIYA ALIS DIYAN!!

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Unfortunately, like her patroness unanox, Gwen does not have it. Walang hiya sa sarili man or sa taumbayan. Its all about them, a bunch of political dynasty member.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Aling Gwen! Bawasan nyo ang sobrang galit. Sa totoo lang hindi bagay sa’yo ang magalit…
    Matanong ko lang, kailan po ba kayo huling bumisita kay Belo?

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Medyo matagal na. Looking at her in presscons, yung 1 month stay nya sa kapitolyo, mukha na syan tumanda ng additional 10 years. Must be missing her trips to her cosmetic surgeons.

    • jgl414567

       Kahit araw araw pa yan si gwen magbelo eh naapektuhan na ng corruption niya ang katawan niya kasi ang baho na mas mabaho pa sa malansang isda!

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