Cebu governor to face trial in another case

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CEBU CITY—After being suspended for six months, Gov. Gwen Garcia was found by the Office of the Ombudsman guilty of grave misconduct, together with five other Cebu provincial officials, for the irregular purchase of the Balili beachfront property in Naga City, Cebu, worth P98.9 million which turned out to be mostly under water.

Garcia, who is serving a six-month suspension by the Office of the President for grave abuse of authority, will face trial on two counts of graft and one count of technical malversation or illegal use of public funds.

In a 26-page decision issued on Jan. 25, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also declared guilty of grave misconduct Juan Bolo, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Cebu; retired Provincial Assessor Anthony Sususco, Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre and Provincial Engineer Eulogio Pelayre, all members of the provincial appraisal committee; and Emme Gingoyon, provincial budget officer.

Also charged with graft were landowners Amparo and Romeo Balili.

Morales, however, said the administrative liability of Garcia and Bolo “has been mooted by their reelection in the 2010 national and local elections” while Sususco, Salubre, Pelayre and Gingoyon were meted out the penalty of dismissal from the service, together with its accessory penalties.

The Ombudsman has denied for “lack of merit” a motion filed by Garcia and the other seven respondents.

Christina Codilla-Frasco, Garcia’s daughter and lawyer, said they had not received a copy of the Ombudsman resolution.

Garcia’s other lawyer, Tranquil Salvador, would not say if they would go to the Supreme Court to stop the arraignment and preventive suspension of Garcia, saying they had yet to read the resolution.

In denying the motion, Morales said the grounds raised by the respondents in their motion were mere repetitions of the matters that had already been dwelt on.

P50-million diversion

The antigraft office said that the accused diverted at least P50 million in government funds intended for housing and site development programs to pay for the Balili land, which turned out to be mostly under water.

Morales said the parties, particularly Garcia, acted with gross inexcusable negligence in the purchase of the Balili estate with the admission of landowner Romeo Balili that there was no survey conducted before the agreement on the sale was signed.

“Without a doubt, the purchase of the Balili properties is grossly and manifestly disadvantageous to the government … given that the substantial portion thereof is submerged in seawater and cannot be utilized for the province’s housing program,” Morales said.

Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol said that with the Ombudsman’s decision, the Sandiganbayan would schedule the arraignment of Garcia and the seven others.

“This also serves as a warning to all government officials. We will not hesitate to file charges if there is any irregularity. We will not relent in our fight against corruption,” he said.

After the arraignment, a 90-day preventive suspension would follow.

“We expect the preventive suspension to be issued at any time. It’s not affected by the forthcoming elections,”said Apostol.

He said that only a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court could stop the arraignment or the suspension.

“She can be suspended even if she will be elected congresswoman,”he added.

Garcia will exchange places with younger brother Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district. She will run for the district’s seat in the House of Representative while her brother will run for governor under the One Cebu Party.

3 separate complaints

The case stemmed from three separate complaints filed by the Office of the Ombudsman–Visayas’ Public Assistance and Corruption Prevention Office (PACPO-Visayas), Manuel Manuel and Crisologo Saavedra in connection with the alleged irregular purchase by the Cebu provincial government of the Balili estate consisting of 11 parcels of land with a total area of 249,246 sqm for an aggregate amount of P99,698,400, of which P98,926,800 had already been paid.

The purchase was made possible through a memorandum of agreement signed by Garcia on behalf of the provincial government for the estate, of which 19.67 hectares were submerged in water, located in Tina-an, Naga, Cebu, at P400 per sqm.

According to the Ombudsman’s decision, the transaction was tainted with irregularities as the provincial government at the time had no available funds specifically appropriated for the purpose of “providing a good opportunity for the province of Cebu to develop and cater to the needs of interested investors.

It said that 50 percent of the total payment made by the provincial government “actually came from the [P50M] budget of the province not specifically earmarked for that purpose but for Site Development and Housing Program under Social Services.”

Of the 11 parcels of land, “about 196,696 square meters of the total area of 249,246 square meters is submerged in seawater,” hence, it cannot be used for the intended purpose of developing an international seaport and attract investors nor even for site development or housing, the decision said.

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  • quirinomayer

    It’s not gross negligence. It’s clear intent to defraud the government and to get rich at the expense of tax payers. This woman and her cohorts deserve to rot in jail for their brazen and inexcusable crime.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    High flight thievery as usual, 

    never accountable, 

    always irresponsible

    always arrogant

    This family is a disgrace and a nuisance to the country

  • JV Velarde

    Where’s Botox Queen’s ardent defenders, calling Attorney Binay, Attorney Enrile & Mentor Estrada??

    UNA sa katiwalian
    UNA sa kurapsyon
    UNA sa kasinungalingan

    Junk ALL UNA Candidates !!!

    • JuanTamadachi

      I guess the 3 Stooges are avoiding Dwendolyn like the plague for fear that continued association with her – given Dwendolyn’s current intense unpopularity – might prove most damaging to them.

  • 33Sambuang2

    ayan kawatan ka kasi. patong patong na kaso mong pangit ka… presohan ang madangtan nimong hinampak ka

  • 33Sambuang2

    buang nipalit ug yuta unya puno diay ug tubig. yabaga nimong aswang ka. kawatan…. ug unsa kabaho sa bilat nimo mao sad kabaho ang imong transaction.;…

  • mabyrik

    That is a clear CORRUPTION, not just gross negligence. Just the same, Garcia is now in deep s$6#t. And to argue that she didn’t know that the 83.33% of the expensive coastal land she bought is under seawater is like saying that she bought 80″ smart HDTV only to find when she got home that she bought a very cheap rice cooker instead of a HDTV, then blamed the customer assistance for it.

    Any buyer, specially at a price involving millions, will verify, investigate and re-check what he is going to buy. This alibi of Garcia that she didn’t know that 83.33% of land is under the sea is pure hogwash and extremely UNBELIEVABLE. 

    This shows how corrupt Garcia is and yet the Bishops supported her and blessed her (reminiscent of the blessings of bishops when corona was impeached) for ignoring the suspension order imposed on her. 

    And the 3 bugok na itlog named Binay, Enrile and Erap advised her to stay put. What a shame.

    UNA-una sa kurakot!!!

    • Taiko_Kauna

      if she did not know that 83% of the property are underwater, taga saan ba si Garcia? History repeats itself with Tranquil – before it’s corona now it’s garcia, hallelujah!

  • 33Sambuang2

    botox queen. giatay kang daku. kawatan kang daku. pareho pareho lang mo sa mga igsoon nimo ug amahan. walay kabusugan. hangol sa kwarta nga gikan sa among mga taxpayers…..kadaghan nimong kwarta nganong wa nimo pailisi ng nawong nimong murag abat. 

  • Jane Tan

    Dami mo angal, Garcia. Magnanakaw ka din pala!

  • 33Sambuang2

    kaulaw palit ug yuta nga 83.3 % underwater…… kawatan kang daku. baho kag bilat….. hinampak……  pusila na ng ulo nimo aron pahuway ka ng buanga ka…..

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

      mas humot pa siguro ug bisong si Cristina brader…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

    Almost 20 ha. underwater?  No wonder she didn’t want to leave the Kapitolyo.  She knew that her next destination would most probably be jail.  Interesting to see how United Nakaw Alliance (UNA) will defend her now.  Time to sing “My Way” to your political career & your freedom Gwen… 
    “And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain….. 
    I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption….
    To think I did all that, and may I say, not in a shy way 
    Oh no, oh no not me, I did it my waaaaay!!”

  • Guest

    Garcia’s pathetic excuse: The property’s now under water because of climate change.

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

      oo nga naman, its not her fault, blame it on Nature, therefore she should be exonerated.

  • 33Sambuang2

    UNA………….UNAHAG PAPHA SI GWEN ASWANG…………… KAWATAN……..PAGHIKOG NA LANG DAY OI……………….

  • WAJ

    Mukha talagang pera ang Gobernadora…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      yeah… will do anything for the money, money, & money above all…

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

    paging paging UNA – the 3 stooges ( Binay, Erap, Enrile the viagra kid ) where are you guys, please come to Cebu and defend Gwen Garcia and advise her to seek TRO and then declare Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales persona non grata

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

    Bakit kaya halos lahat ng kadikit at suporter ni GMA ay iisa ang kulay ng balahibo nila, tulad sila ng ibong mataas kung lumipad, matalas ang mata sa paghanap ng mabibiktima at wala silang patawad, ang tawag sa kanila ay vultures…

  • kapayapaan_1900

     Hey Gov Gwen, kung bumibili ka ng sarili mong damit, pabango, at iba pang gamit sa sarili,  hindi ba ang pinipili mo ay yung mga maiinam at mga sikat na designer brand?  Bakit nang ibili mo ng  “beachfront property” ang lalawigan ng Cebu na pinanumpaan mong paglilingkuran ng buong puso’t katapatan, ang pinili mo’y ‘yun pang nakalubog sa dagat?  Bakit? Bakit? bakit?  Anong klaseng buyer ka?  Mas mainam pa sa ‘yo ng di hamak ang tindera sa talipapa na pumipili ng hindi pa kupas at buo pang mga damit sa ukay-ukay para ilako at pagtubuan.  Ikaw nama’y ilulubog mo pa sa utang ang iyong mga kababayan.  Ni hindi ka rin puwedeng palang maging “Kristo” sa sabungan    

  • Htee

    Nakahuli rin ng malaking isda si Pnoy….daliiii…ilagay kaagad sa basket (JAIL) para hindi makawala….
    Itong isdang ito hindi pwedeng kainin dahil matanda na pero pwedeng ilagay sa aquarium ng museum.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      VMMC lang naman magkatabi sila ng room sa beloved president nya na si GMA… bigyan natin ng chance si GWEN “hospital arrest” lang… let’s be kind to animals…

      • akongednamzug

        Ibig mong sabihin,  VMMC means VETERINARY MEDICINE MEMORIAL CENTER.

  • bongarroyo

    kawawa naman si gob. gwen masyado ng inaapi ni PNoy wala naman ginagawang masama iyan…….kagaya ng kaalyado niyang si gma….parehong matatapat sa panunungkulan iyan ni isang kusing walang ninakaw sa kaban ng bayan iyan…LOL

  • nes911

    Corrupt pala talaga. Jail her for good.

  • farmerpo

    Will the dancing gov be a wheelchair granny???? abangan!

  • speedstream2

    When it rains, it pours. Or is it weder-weder lang?

  • elgeepee

    i salute those who filed the complaint vs garcia et. al. they are the true brave pinoys. YAN ANG DAPAT NATING TULARAN FIGHTERS AGAINST THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
    MABUHAY PO KAYONG MGA MATATAPANG NA CEBUANO COMPLAINANTS.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    Kaya pala  KAPIT-TUKO  sa pwesto ang governor  na ito ay dahil  madaming katiwalian  na kinasangkutan. . GRABE !!  Protection lang pala sa sarili  ang habol nito at hindi para magsilbi  sa mga Cebuano !  Biro mo, lupang nakalubog sa tubig, binayaran  ng P98 M . .  samantalang ang daming mga naghihirap na Cebuanos. . .Asan na kaya yung 3 bugok na protectors nito. . .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      tama ka pedro, niloko ni gwen ang pinagyayabang nyang 2.5M voters ng sugbo…. they are a family of liars a.k.a. lawyers in cahoots with each other coz they knew well it would take years to decide a case if one files a complaint… these family are so brilliant in terms of legal battle… and the people of cebu will soon decide…

    • D_BystandeR

      The temptation to amass wealth in terms of millions of pesos is hard to say “NO.” Just imagine that piece of land with an area of 24.7 hectares was years ago offered by the Balilis to a group of Real Estate Agents at a price of only P200 per sq. m. but there was no taker. And to think that it is now discovered to have 3/4 of the total area or 20 hectares out of 24.7 hectares is underwater is a big problem. And here comes the Cebu Governor Gwen who was in cahoots with GMA during her “stolen presidency” who pampered Gwen to the hilt that she felt no iota of fear for that kind of anomalous transaction. She bought that land at a staggering price of P400 per sq. m. which totaled P98.9 million. She appeared untouchable with that land purchase during GMA’s time because the Ombudsman was “controlled” by GMA. Mabuti na lang at dumating ang “matuwid na daan” ni President Noynoy kaya hayan nasuspenso na si Madam Gwen. But it is not for that 2008 land purchase but for what she did to “usurp the powers” of the Vice Governor Greg Sanchez, which ultimately many believed caused his early “rendezvous” with his Creator. VG Sanchez died a broken man as a result. At may kasabihan, “lintik lang ang walang ganti.” And she is now slowly but surely paying for her “sins.”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

         Sorry hands down she will win a seat in Congress in the coming elections…

  • simondj

    wala kahit na isa na matino sa ating gobyerno, wala. lahat iyan sa ibat ibat degree nagnanakaw ang mga iyan. at hindi masusupo iyan, maliban na sila ay magsisi at hilingin sa Diyos na tulungan sila. hindi magbabago ang isang tao maliban na Diyos ang tutulong sa kanya. hindi kayang baguhin ng tao ang sarili niya kahit anong gawin niya, dahil malakas ang hatak ng pera. gusto mong malaman? tingnan mo ang balita paulit ulit na lamang.

  • rod69

    To the cebu dancing inmates: Oh mga kakosa, darating na ang inyong reyna. Aabangan namin ang performance nyo sa youtube. Maaaring magka-guinness award ito. Galiingan sana ng kapatid nyang si byron ang choreography. :-) 

    • doncleo

      papaano pa mag sasayaw yan e sasakay na yan sa wheelchair at sasakit ang leeg,tataas ang bp, hindi makakakain, magkaka-cancer sa matres,magkakableeding ulcer, mag-aapply mangibang bansa dahil mas magaling ang mga doktor dun..at kukunin nya si Fortun na abogado para di na matutuloy ang litis puro motion na lang…Gwen at mga kalahi mo, ano ba nakukuha nyo sa pagnanakaw? marami ngang pera pero kung kasuklaman at murahin naman kayo ng taongbayan lampas langit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

        kawawa naman si topacio ipupusta pa naman ang isa niyang bitlog..kung si ortun ang kukunin

  • Dy Pailad

    Gwen Garcia is the face of UNA. The party needs more than a cosmetic surgery to change its image.

  • EOJ

    Una sa kurakot ang mga trapo sa una. pinangungnunahan ng tatlong trapong hari ng kurakut – binay, erap, enrile. Reyna ng cebu dancing inmates si gwen.

  • PasswordFlame

    tourist attraction daw yun dilang nila naintindihan,gagawin daw nilang little Venice only in cebu.hahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Another case again?? The old style of the new government. What do you expect??

    • Verchez

      Are you insinuating that this government should just tolerate the sins of the past?

  • bryanbrian

    Junk gwen garcia, her brother and father!

    Junk all una candidates!

  • Guest

    That corrupt high ranking officials like Garcia are not above the law and will be prosecuted restores my faith in the judiciary, the legal arbiter of the land.  This decision is a welcome reminder for all Filipinos that we are all equal under the law. Mabuhay ang Office of the Ombudsman!

  • yesyesyo

    Nasan na ang obispo at cardinal??? Nasan na ang tatlong hari ng kurakut???

  • Rovingmoron

    A big portion of the beach property can be reclaimed. Even then, Garcia et al has the culpability to answer the criminal charges against them at the Office of the Ombudsman because of the mystery surrounding the source of funds used to finance the questionable land purchase.That’s the issue. While there were other priority projects that should have been attended to, why this beach front property?

    • joshua kings

      why? kailangan pa bang itanong yan, kabayan? 
      magkano kaya komisyon, 30, 50%?
      pwede namang i-verify yan eh; follow the money trail…..first, the check issued by cebu gov’t in favor of the sellers; then, check issuances or cash withdrawals of the sellers afterwards….dapat nahuli ng anti money laundering yan….
      kasimple….

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        hindi ganyan ka simple kung cash ang ginagamit sa bayaran.

  • 33Sambuang2

    ombudsman apostol. ipadayaw ang kaisog kang taga bugasong…… papreso nga linti nga ri-a para indi ron manakaw. 

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    birds of the same feathers makes a good feather duster.

  • joshua kings

    ginang ombudsman, kailan naman po yung sa kay winston?
    trntdong yan, di tuloy makuha ng asawa ko yung retirement pay niya dahil inubos pera ng gsis….
    maghihintay pa raw ng sampung taon…., 

  • etomacq

    Election time… labasan na ng baho! 

    Sorry ka Garcia, hindi sasagutin ni Noy ang bail mo. ha ha ha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    Itong si Gwen Kulubot aral na aral sa panrarambong sa Tatlong Hari ng Corapsyon..

    • spider69

      who are the three Kings. do not say they are Enrile, Binay & Erap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    baka gagawin palaisdaan para sa tilapya..kasi bibili si abalos sa taiwan ng fingerlings mura daw don

    • spider69

      hindi, mali ka, dahil natapos na ang teleserye na Aryanna ay doon na titira sila titira sa ilalim ng tubig kasama si Pokwang na nanay ni Aryanna.

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    ano pa naman ang ipinakikipaglaban ni tranquil salvador? Naghahanap ng technicality? mahiya ka sa balat mo dahil may pera ng gobyerno na nawala.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

      tranquil salvador is a lawyer by profession & is being paid just to break free his client. what matters here is the amount envolved & it’s taxpayers money… atty. salvador knows this. he’s just setting aside patriotism to this issue…

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         thats because by law someone HAS to represent those accused.

        if not him, or any other private representative, it is the GOVERNMENT’s job to provide one. Lest the case be overturned from guilty simply because the defendant was not properly represented during trial.

        “he’s just setting aside patriotism to this issue…”

        you miss the point.

        The point is that he has to represent ALL people regardless of prejudice. A fair fight in and out of law.

        Di naman pwede dahil HINDI POPULAR ang inuusig eh, ok lang na tapak tapakan ang rights niya, o di kaya walang mag representa sa kanya dahil hindi sya popular.

      • Verchez

         Kung lawyer ka tapos may isang client na alam mong guilty ay ipagtatangol mo parin ba sa korte?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        hindi ba IYON YUNG POINT. kung walang magtatanggol, di bali wala ang justice mo.

        Kahit ang mga nazi war criminals, may nag tanggol. Simply because THEY ARE AFFORDED equal protection of the law, kahit sila ay makasalanan.

      • GuRamoy

        Ipagtatanggol ko po. Tungkulin ng isang manananggol na siguruhing naaayon sa batas ang proseso (due process of law) at  hindi nayuyurakan ang karapatan ng isang nasasakdal. Ang tungkulin para maghusga ay hindi nakaatang sa manananggol bagkus ito ay tungkulin ng isang hukom. Kung walang magtatanggol sa isang nasasakdal, walang saysay ang isang proseso. 

  • edleon

    Yung ibang Provincial Governors ay nag iisip kung paano ma aalis ang kanilang kababayan sa tubig baha.. Si Gov. Gwen Garcia naman ay gustong patirahin ang imga Cebuano sa mismong baha! hay naku po… at kinampihan pa ng UNA!  Hintayin nyo ang galit ng mga Cebuano sa darating na eleksyon!

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

    Don’t vote Garcia clan in Cebu politics as it will only make graft and corruption rampant!

  • boi skater

    A twice-corrupt Garcia and her minions finally got their dues.
    She and her minions not only used the money not meant for this land purchase
    but purposely paid for a piece of “land” that is mostly under water. We can all
    guess where the real money went with this transaction. I guess they never
    expected to get caught because these kinds of dealings are regular occurrences
    in this country.  Also corrupt is the law
    that excuses an elected official from wrong-doings simply because they have
    been re-elected into office. What does one have to do with the other? This law
    just emboldens corrupt officials to continue being corrupt as long as they can
    spend all kind of money to be re-elected. Who made this law?

  • Elizabeth Lugmo

    Pano yan VP Binay, panggigipit pa rin ba ng LP ang sasabihin mo with the evidence presented before the Ombudsman against your Governor Garcia? Kaya di nya alam na na sa ilalim ng tubig yung binili niyang lupa e dahil madalas dun kay Belo nakatambay at wala sa constituents nya….Kung talagang Cebuana siya she should know Cebu like the back of her face este palm pala….

  • Love God

    MOCKERY OF JUSTICE
    Look at these two scenario and compare:

    1. A poor man out of hunger may steal or snatch a bread/coin. 

    Consequences: He will be hand cuffed and paraded as a thief and sent to jail;

    2. A politician / Public official caught stealing millions or billions public money;

    Consequences: Take a flight abroad and come back after the elections. Or Take a wheelchair and admit yourself in a luxury hospital. Or invoke Aguinaldo Doctrine. Call it a political harassment. Or join the ruling party and apply for Presidential pardon. In case nothing is working, share your loot or bribe the judge.

    For case no. 2: Above Case is dismissed for lack of evidence.

    • geminimind

      Not only that,there are typical terms used in courts such tainted evidence,not a solid evidence,mis-representation,not enough evidence,no winesses etc.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Don’t Forget !

      In Davao and Cebu,
       
      when the poor and starving Juan de la Cruz going out of jail for petty crimes, 
      they where used to be killed by Death Squads waiting for them at the jail gate, 
      publicly supported by the Majors.

      In Cebu according to CDN and Major T.O. declarations, 
      it was 25’000.-Pesos rewards per head from Thomas Osmena, 
      supposedly own pocket.

      Where from his pocket money coming ?

      Your guess is the same as mine.

      Cardinal Vidal reacted after only 200 + victims

      At that times the Pier’s area where turned into a daily shooting range….

  • dukaponte

    Meron pang ibang kaso. Gaya sa pag gawa ng Cebu International Convention Center(CCIC) na grossly overpriced. Naka pending din iyan sa ombudsman. Mabuti hindi siya nakasama sa lamp post scandal na grossly overpriced din. Aywan ko bakit kinukuha siya ni VP Binay, siguro, para sa fund raising. Meron guts din naman itong si Gov Gwen kaya lang sa masamang paraan ginagamit.

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

      corruption, thievery , dishonesty breeds company
      Binay+Erap+Enrile+Gwen=corruption, crookedness big time!

  • droccu

    I’m still waiting for comments from the “Three UNA Kings” Binay, Erap and JPE on this. Will you still rush to Cebu crying of LP persecution or drop Gwen now like a hot potato with all these cases coming out? Maya yabang kasi at di muna alamin kung ano talaga details nang mga kaso…..

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

       ALAM NILA ANG DETAILS… ANG SABI NILA MALIIT LANG NAMN ANG NINAKAW EH…

  • Dy Pailad

    LP is the cause of Gwen Garcia’s downfall but it is Land Purchase.

  • JuanTamadachi

    When it rains, it pours. In the case of dwendolyn, its raining fire + brimstone.

  • akongednamzug

    Sang-ayon sa aking espiya, si Gwen na sa paningin natin ay matinik, ay biktima rin pala ng isang pang-loloko. Napaniwala siya ni Belo na siya ay may pag-asa pang gumanda.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Hindi biktima si Gwen ng panloloko. Talagang sinadya ang ganyang presyohan dahil naghatian si Gwen at ang Balili family sa P98M proceeds. It’s that simple!

  • virgoyap

    If this accusation against Gwen Garcia is true why is she allowed by the Catholic TV station (CCTN) to become her propaganda tool the whole day around? I’m just confused. Imagine a Catholic TV station? Are they being paid for this? How much?

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

      simply because after the death of Cardinal Sin the CBCP has turned into a motherfcker monster.
      The catholic church teaches paganism, case in point, the feast of Nazareno Quiapo and other……. too many to mention

      • boldyak

        you don’t have any idea regarding our religion…the more you comment like that the more you expose your ignorance….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      For all we know, that CCTN is controlled by Pajero Bishops. Gloria Arroyo gave the Pajeros to the Bishops and Arroyo and Gwen Garcia are very close friends since both of these ladies are super corrupt! 

      • virgoyap

         He he he I’m serious with my confusion but is your accusation true?

  • rethinking_madness

    It’s not the first time that Ombudsman Morales let herself and her office to be tools for political persecution of the Aquino Administration. She’s the modern legal berdugo of the Administration against its political enemies.

    • mapicchu

       duh!  far from it…come back to earth please

      • boldyak

        why can’t we accept that his/her comment is possible?..

    • marivon

      That’s what you trolls always say.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

      Hello Mikey..

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

      pag sure oi…..I think you are paid by Gwen…..klaro kaayo…….Balili lot is gwen scam

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

      olol! you sick motherfcker

    • EOJ

       Tanga! there were 3 separate cases filed against gwen garcia on this issue which happened during arroyo’s time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      You must rethink your comments! It’s pure and simple irrelevant!

      • boldyak

        but it is possible and therefore relevant

      • meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

         Kung posible, relevant na?

      • meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

         Kung posible, relevant na?

    • bryanbrian

       I am sure idol mo ang corrupt na tuta ni gloria na si mercy gutierrez.aarrrgggh!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUHNRXD2SMYRGJ7GQOS3L2K4ZA Cannabis

      Boy Negro ikaw ba yan? Jejomar ano ba?!!! Political persecution ka dyan? Nabuang na ba ka?!!! Futanahmu…hala pumunta ka dun sa Water World ni Inday Gwen…isubsob mo ang mukha mo dun sa ilalim ng tubig baka sakaling bago ka malagutan ng hininga e marealize mo na dapat ngang kasuhan itong nayabag na Gwen na ito…hing palit ug yuta diri sa ilalum sa dagat…wag ka nang magkokoment dito ha….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3EWAM33FLS7BQEFYPE4MCIY3ZQ DANIEL

       you certainly a mad but more of an idiot.apologist of corrupt politicians.

    • Observer_din

      SASAGOT PA EH!!!
      UMAMIN NA NGA,PALUSOT NIYA DI DAW NIYA ALAM PINIRMAHAN NYA..

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

    Pagnanalong Congresswoman itong si Madam Gwen e malakas talaga ang dating nya sa Cebu kaso malas naman ng nasasakopan nito kahit lawa at dagat gusto yatang bilhin para gawing water world sa halip na bahay bangka nalang ang ipamimigay mo Madam kagaya sa Hongkong para unique ka talaga.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Only in Cebu! No offense meant to freedom loving Cebuanos!

  • Fulpol

    from 5 pesos per square meter to 400 pesos per square meter…

    wow…

    • marivon

       more “fund” in Cebu

  • wakats

    The heavens fall on the culprits – and the songbirds keep singing “my way”

    In not so distant future, gwen & co. will receive arrest warrants and setting bail – and the mandatory 90-day suspensions follow on gwen and bolo.

    The owners of Balili estates made a killing by selling their mostly-submerged property at P4M per hectare, which they could use to hire high-end lawyers for their part in the manifestly disadvantageous purchase of mermaids’ lair.

    Defense lawyer salvador has not known tranquillity due to two succeeding high-profile court losses, one from corona, although they don’t bother him much since he continually receives fat checks for lawyering. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Now, I don’t want my son to go the Ateneo Law School as Corona and Tranquil Salvador are graduates of that school! These two are not fighting for principles but only after for the money! Mukhang pera, ika nga!

  • marivon

    kelan sila ikukulong?

  • ewankosayo

    kanino nila ito binili?
     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      From Balili family

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4APE7363CIP3Y7HWKK2IAJFVDU Jeremy

    gloria look and act alike….

  • UrHONOR

    PADAMI-ng-PADAMI ang mga TNL na MMM sa bayan.  Taon-taon, lumalaki ang bilang nga mga nagnanakaw, nandarambong, at nagungulimbat sa kaban ng bayan.  Ano ang dahilan?  Yan ang pinak-PRODUKTO ng lipunan natin.  Kung ano-anong sakit ang dumadapo sa inang bayan….tamor, cancer, galis sa lalamunan, pigsa sa likuran, pusong nawawasak at kung ano-ano pa.  Ang sakit ay hindi mapapagaling hangga’t ginagamot.  AYAW gamutin ng lipunan sa kung anupamang dahilan.  At habang hindi ito ginagamot, magpapatuloy ang mga sakit ng bayan  at lalo pa itong dadami.  Sino ang dapat na gumamot?  LAHAT ng ANAK ng inang bayan na ang turing sa kanilang mga sarili ay TUNAY na PIIPINO at hindi yong FREE RIDER na pa-asa-asa lamang sa dugo, pawis, at pagod ng iba…..at sa pagmimiron at panonood lang magaling.

    • Ivlivs

      Nakakalungkot kasi ang nakakarami mga Katoliko. Ang karamihan sa senador, sa tonggressman, sa mga nagpapatakbo ng hudikatura at ng pamahalaan ay Katoliko. Mukhang walang epek ang mga misa, dasal at prosisyon.

      • UrHONOR

        ANG GALING ng kaisipan mo!  Wala akong kaso sa relihiyon na yan dahil yan, tulad ng nakakarami sa ating mga kabayan, ang ipinamulat ng ating mga ninuno sa atin na wala namang din silang iba pang pagpipilian dahil PARANG tinutukan sila ng baril at kanyon sa pag-yakap ng TNL na samahang yan. At wala din akong ibig sabihing hindifff ka-aya-aya sa KAHIT NA ANUPAMANG PANINIWALA dahil yan ay isang bagay na pang PERSONAL.  NGUNIT ang pagpuna sa isang bagay o kaisipan ay isang larangan na maaaring sakyan o gawin kahit ninuman kailanpaman.  TULAD ng ginawa mong pagpuna sa isang kiatotohanan….karamihan o 98% ng mga kabayan nating naninilbihan sa bayan ay mga bantay-$alakay.  Mabuti na lang ay ang pamahalaan ngayon ay UINTI-UNTING pinagbabago ang kaisipan at lakaran ng pamamaraan ng buhay at kabuhayan sa ating bayan sa TULONG na din ng ating mga kababayan na unti-unti na ding namumulat sa katotohanang HINDI NAKUKUHA O NADADAAN sa padasal-dasal at panisa-misa ang pagbabago sa ating bansa na ilang daang taon ng ginagawa na wala naman ding nangyayaring mabuti, bagkus ay padausdos pa nga….kundi ang pag-u-unat-unat ng mga bisig at paningin sa paggawa ng nararapat para sa kabutihan ng llahat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYGFHD364DW7G2EQAPWADY4P7I Renato

    Naks. Namimili pala ng dagat ang Cebu Provincial Government. May beni-benta akong dagat dito sa amin sa Cagayan na medyo malapit sa Pagudpud at maraming lumalangoy na isda. Sino kaya makontak sa Cebu para mabenta ko din itong dagat na pag-aari ni Lolo Johnny or si Lolo Manong.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Even a 5th grader will know that this is pure and simple graft. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Garcia family of Cebu who are under United Nakaw alliance or UNA is in good company as the three leaders of UNA like Binay, Erap and Enrile are also super corrupt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    The Feb 12 opening salvo of UNA in Cebu will be led by Erap, Binay, Enrile and Gwen Garcia! It’s not hard to guess the common denominator of these four politicians! Their common denominator is GRAFT and CORRUPTION!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    UNA-United Nakaw Alliance

    Binay – Makati City Hall riddled with graft and corruption
    Erap-convicted with plunder
    Enrile-big time car smuggling at Port Irene at Cagayan Valley Freeport

    Ito ba ang sasamahan mong partido? Puro magnanakaw at ilegalista, pre!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    We hope that the pending cases of Binay at the Ombudsman will be decided upon ASAP. There are still a lot of pending graft cases against Binay at the Ombudsman!

  • bryanbrian

     I like that: United Nakaw Alliance

    • jimi_c

      This is good UNA…..United Nakaw Alliance and Unahin Natin(aking) Anak

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

        United Nakaw Alliance or Unahin Natin Anak (ko) makes sense.

  • RomyLitz

    this time Gwen will have to sing together again with Gen.Garcia of the  NBP. The plunderers and looters will have a grand reunion at the St. Luke of VMMC with their ubiquitous wheelchairs as their entrance fees.

  • filipinaskoh

    Excuse me lang po!

    nasaan ka na Binay? Ngayon mo sabihing “wag kang susuko”

    Kapal muks nyo!

  • boldyak

    WAIT A MINUTE…can the ombudsman “declare guilty”

    • joshmale2004

      Under the Ombudsman Act, they can be investigated and declared guilty of Grave Misconduct which is Administrative in nature. This is different from criminally guilty which is criminal in nature and carries a penalty of imprisonment. Penalty of Administrative case is mostly removal from public office while criminally guilty is rendered by the Sandigan Bayan and not the office of the Ombudsman.

    • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

      Yup!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UARTQ67N5L6UUO6TPEWXU7NMOY Iceman

    tama si toby tiangco political harassment lang to, bumili lang naman ng lupa na nasa ilalim ng tubig hehehe housing para sa isda hehehe magtuturo pa na yung appraisal committee daw may kasalanan e sya ang governor, kukunin pang senador ni VP hindi nga magawa ng maayos yung trabaho sa local kakandidato pa sanang Senador na mas malawak , sino na naman kaya ituturo nya kung naging Senador  sya. Pinaglololoko tayo ng mga ganitong klaseng pulitiko kapag nahuhuli kung ano ano sasabihin, kung sino sino ituturo at kung ano anong alibi porket mapera at kayang paikutin ang batas na pumabor sa kanila. kung manalo si VP sa 2016 malamang lusot na naman to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFQCCGSJWSMP4I7AY4RBYSDDQI Isko

    “Without a doubt, the purchase of the Balili properties is grossly and
    manifestly disadvantageous to the government … given that the
    substantial portion thereof is submerged in seawater and cannot be
    utilized for the province’s housing program,” Morales said.” 

    Ombudsman Morales, probably the said purchased property is intended for building stilt houses. 

    • AlexanderAmproz

      An inconvenient truth

      It’s shows the administration consideration to the peoples,
      to be able to rob them with confidences, they despised them.

      A foreign army occupying the country wouldn’t act differently,
      in fact the administrations and politicians majority are at war with the masses and natives,
      not only destroying the environment and sold out the fishing right to starve them,
      but displaying fake text books, too often under acacia’s trees schools.
      Fake text books purpose is to destabilize the basic common sense….

      The Administrations and Politicians target is to rape the country by hook or by crook,
      with Justice, AFP and PNP complicity.
      The result : a socially war ravaged, a destroyed and polluted Archipelago.
      All of this covered by a blanket of lies habits.
      The major inconvenient, its smell children’s death everywhere.
      The most chocking is the Clergy complicity under God name,
      the NO to RH Bill or Divorce are proofs among others.

      Philippines Forward is impossible without to wake up,
      improvements are impossible if not everybody togethers to

      built a nation standing on their own feet and not on lies, robbery and killings,
      with an up side down result like it is today, a country stepping on the head !

      A tough task waiting for P-noy

      • Jeff Clint

        anxiety disorder??

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Don’t tell me the thief’s are used to support their victims.

        Witch politician or high Official don’t steal ?

        You can count them on your hands and feet fingers !

        Did You belong to them ?

      • Jeff Clint

        Paranoia??

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Is it the fake text books impact 

        or are you blindly compromised by your stubborned habits like Gwen ?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        meron na palang fingers ang paa ngayon hehehe

      • mavtan

         Gutom lang yan bro! Learn how to use grammar check!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        The message could be interesting, 
        not the messenger grammar and syntax

        HERRARE HUMANUM EST

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

        hoy boang, how did you get access sa internet
        Hey bloggers, i know this man hes a resident of mental hospital

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        what ?don,t inglis me im panic…alam ko na kumuha ka ng post graduate course sa wanbol university kaya napakagaling mo sa english

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

    Magkano kaya ang commission sa bentahan at sino sino?
    Yung mga nasasakdal, sino pa!

  • AlexanderAmproz

    How come she will be allowed to run for Congress ?

  • Jeff Clint

    Would the 3 kings (kongs) come to rescue Gwen?

    Here’s an out of topic news from other media source. It’s worth reading:
    Enrile son spends P30M on early ads!
    Got my thumbs down for this crazy man.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    Is there such a thing as gross inexcusable stupidity and incompetence? I think this fits the crime better. A housing project on a piece of land that’s mostly submerged! Are they not planning to build a resort? 
    Calling on Juan Ponce Enrile, Joseph Ejercito Estrada and Jejomar Binay please come to her rescue one more time and show the Filipino people what kind of leaders are you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    UNA= United Nakaw Alliance, Unahin Natin Anak (ko). Arangkada na sa kampanya. 

  • tata_boy

    Wala bang kulong ang mga kawatan na ito? Binay, Erap, JPE at UNA, ano say ninyo?

  • regd

    Maybe they intend the housing to be on stilt? Di mo na kailangan ang septic tank, diretso sa tubig! Savings sa gobyerno yun di ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAB42FXZYNCU3ODZNRCDRDTGAY MORE HUMAN

    pagmananalo yan ngayong election.. bisaya jud kaayo ang mga taga cebu..

  • entong238

    Mabuhay ang mga kawatan sa gobyierno dapat pa silang dumami kasi kaibigan nila sina Binay, Erap at Enrile na popular at gustong gusto ng mga botante. Sige limasin niyo ang pera ng bayan at hindi kayo makukulong kasi pag nagpresidente si Binay sa 2016 ay laya na kayo.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    She is so much in love with the poorest and herself, 

    inventing a new free auto cleaning social housing, with a tide concept experiment…

  • dequis

    o ayan tuloy, ayaw nang ilagay ng inquirer ang picture ni inday gwen, pintas kasi kayo nang pintas sa itsura niya.

    • Observer_din

      Sir, naghahanap daw ng lumang pix ni Gwen yung bata pa sya.. hehehe

  • 123pinoy_ako

    Eto ba ang uri ng lider na hinalal ng mga taga Cebu??? Pulos kurakot!!!! NO wonder kasama sya sa UNA.. Erap, Binay, Maceda. Enrile… Same feathers flock together talaga. Sana lang hwag na sila manalo, pag nagkataon… lubog na naman ang Pilipinas. Gising mga taga Cebu.. Sama sama tayo, piliin natin ang mas maayos na lider, hwag yung mga sa UNA::. dahil UNang Una sila sa kawatan at Immoralidad!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T6YOSLK74SEBOC3SNZE6NPPJWM ted

       mga big time crooks are from luzon,,just to name a few,, Marcos, gma,  erap plunderer,
      maceda, abalos, mga retired generals,, are all from luzon,,ilocano, kafamfangan, tagalog
      batangueno,
      in cebu, well,, gwen garcia, and of course mga small time crooks din meron

  • mojo76

    ok i will bet na si garcia  ay uupo din sa wheelchair…..

    • Observer_din

      sana lang wag tanggapin sa saint lukes, dapat sa kanya ma confine sa East Ave Medical Center.. hehehe

  • Observer_din

    CALLING SUGBUANON AND ARIKUTIK, KAILANGAN KAYO NI GWEN NGAYON, WALA NANG NAGTATANGGOL SA KANYA DITO.. SI RETHINKING_MADNESS NA LANG KAILANGAN NYA TULONG NINYO.

  • Komen To

    UNA sa lahat…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4SPOPRBFNMNW6QPLHMEO23N22M Ildz

    binay,enrile & estrada help gwen garci now..you people must rally your support to your beleaguered corrupt leader in cebu!! we will see if people in cebu will heed you. because we know who you are..you were all the same corrupt & liar!!!!!!! shame on you..

  • rodben

    Since 1986 isang besis lang ako nag boto at laking pagsisisi ko pa dahil sa mga pangako na gagawing pantay2 daw lahat ng Pinoy, kya hanggang ngayon maypobya na akong bomoto, dahil wala na akong tiwala sa lahat ng politiko sa Pinas, itong kaso na to sana ganito rin ang gawin ng administration kila Alcala, Llamas, Puno at Padaca na nasasangkot din sa kaso para pantay ang laban….GOD BLESS MGA AMIGO’S

    • bryanbrian

      Halatang alipores ka ng mga corrupt.

      Yong kaso ni gwen ay 2 years nang naka file sa ombudsman na tinulogan ng corrupt din na si mercy gutierrez. ang kaso ay dahil sa mga ginawa ni gwen nong panahon pa ng corrupt na si arroyo.

      Yong kay alcala ay kahapon lang na file. ano kaso ni llamas? ano kaso ni puno? yong kay grace padaca ay halatang talagang politically motivated dahil ang ugat ng kaso ay ang pagbibigay ni padaca ng financial assistance sa isang farmer’s group pagkatapus ng provincial board resolution. ito ay pending na sa korte at wala sa kamay ng administration.

  • bryanbrian

    Simpleng catering lang hindi pa nga nabayran ng corrupt na governor na yan. yong mga kinain nila sa capitol noong 2010 at 2011 hindi pa nabayaran yong caterer. Saan napunta ang budget???

  • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

    Huwag iboto si gwen garcia, ang kapatid nya, at ang tatay nya!!

    Huwag iboto ang lahat ng kandidato ng una! 

  • kilawon(the return)

    inquirer
    is bias to LP AQUINOS! no imperial capital should dictate CEBU,it’s
    time for CEBU to lead the PH or else secede…for the imperialist has
    made this country into a trashbin,the land of starstruck ignoramuses who
    keeps electing celebrity politikos! “SEIG REPUBLIC of CEBU”

    • kulittwit

      Imperor? limahong ikaw ba yan??

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

      secede? now who’s getting retard? beeeeeeeee!!!!!

  • kilawon(the return)

     i give the moderator A “middle finger” for flagging my comments!  tsk a$$h*le

  • kulittwit

    I can just imagine how stressed gov gwen is these days…oh no!her face!! more BOTOOOXXXX!!

    • kilawon(the return)

       another retarded from the capital!…..pls search”The Balili property from the Governor’s view” the freeman!… ignorance is really a bliss huh ! like the the rest of the pignoys they jump into bandwagon throwing allegations, corruption 2x! how can they fight corruption if they themselves  never been a vanguard for truth! esep2

      • kulittwit

        The freeman is the mouthpiece of the garcia family. read it kilawon. I am sure you have a free supply of that everyday.

        Whatever you say here will not elevate the whole of balili property above seawater.LOL!

        BTW, name calling is the lowest form of argument. and you just exposed and described yourself.

      • kilawon(the return)

        WOW! an exemption! ….are u not  calling someone a bottox to the alleged gov..oh pls… if that is not a name calling,then i dont what it is!

      • kulittwit

        When on earth did the word BOTOX became namecalling?LOL!

      • bakitkailangan

         Baka Buttocks O kaya naman Batoks ang ibig niyang sabihun…Hahahahahahhhh!!

        Ano ba yung Butuks?

  • Sippho

    hala!!! niabot na ang gaba ni Gwen….Hope the Ombudsman will also look at the Lamp Posts purchases ug CICC projects…dako kaau ang ilahang kickback anang mga projects…

    Kudos!!! Dako na pud kausaban ang Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo kay wala na ang taas nga balak ni Gwen…Imbes nga mag-enjoy ang turista sa una, nag-oration man si Gwen…The essence of tourism was compromised kay ang limelight gusto man sa iyaha ug wala sa tursimo….Hay!!! Salamat na lang, justice is served to the Cebuanos….We have long awaited for this day to come…..VIVA CEBU!!!!

  • Taiko_Kauna

    as usual “they have not yet receive the copy from the ombudsman”. They should get a copy of the inquirer instead he he he, mas detalyado ito Atty Tranquil – another defender of the corrupt!

  • joshua kings

    gng. ombudsman, kailan naman po ninyo isusunod na ihahabla si kuya wenstun………..daig pa niyan si hurricane katrina and sandy combined sa pananalasa sa kaban ng gsis….
    kasuhan na, po.

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