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Ordinance seeks to prevent repeat of Balili case

A PROPOSED ordinance that would ensure transparency in any new purchase of land by the Capitol was introduced in the the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday. The sponsor, PB Member Grecilda Sanchez-Zaballero, cited the controversial P98.9 million purchase of the Balili property in Naga City, as the basis for the proposed law. The 2008 purchase [...]

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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THE Capitol stands by its decision to withhold payment of P6.88 million to a construction firm hired to backfill the 24.7 hectare Balili property in barangay Tina-an, Naga City.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Payment for backfill job in Balili cancelled

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The Capitol withheld P6.88 million as payment to a construction firm hired to backfill the 24.7 hectare Balili property in barangay Tina-an, Naga City.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

More trouble lies ahead for Garcia

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The 24.7-hectare Balili property in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City, Cebu, has brought more woes to suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia as she faces a formal investigation by the Ombudsman for a P26.6-million project to fill the property, mostly under water, with earth.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Capitol treasurer cleared to OK checks

A new Capitol treasurer was cleared by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) to sign any and all checks issued by the province following the dismissal of his predecessor, who was found guilty in the 2008 Balili property purchase.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ouano says only court can make him testify

PROVINCIAL Board (PB) member Thadeo Ouano said he will only testify on the Balili property case if there’s a court order requiring him to do so.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Quince

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The indictment by the Ombudsman of suspended governor Gwendolyn Garcia, five other provincial officials and two private individuals in connection with the purchase of the Balili estate in 2008 has been described as a double whammy for the beleaguered Garcia who is suspended for six months on orders of President Benigno Aquino III. Garcia faces [...]

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Finance execs group to help Salubre

MEMBERS of the Regional Association of Treasurers and Assessors (Regata) expressed sympathy for Cebu provincial treasurer Roy Salubre who was among those found guilty of grave misconduct in the 2008 Balili lot purchase. Cebu City Treasurer Emma Villarete said members of the group are saddened with Salubre’s suspension. At the same time, Villarete said the [...]

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gwen’s Balili cases not covered by election ban

Suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia isn’t exempted from the penalties cited in the charges levied against her in relation to the P98.9 million purchase of the Balili property in barangay Tina-an, Naga City.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gwen Garcia, 5 officials guilty of grave misconduct

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Gwen Garcia. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CDN

The Office of the Ombudsman on Monday ruled that suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and five other provincial officials of Cebu are guilty of grave misconduct in connection with the questionable purchase of the Balili property in Naga in 2008.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PB wants to verify Balili property status as ecozone

The Provincial Board will formally ask the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to clarify the status of the Balili property in barangay Tina-an, Naga City Cebu in relation to its proposed re-classification as a special economic zone.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Defiant Gwen

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Finally Cebu Gov. Gwen F. Garcia has been suspended from office for six months by the Office of the President after the Department of Interior and Local Government through the late Secretary Jesse Robredo found her guilty for grave abuse of authority stemming from a complaint filed in 2010 by the late Vice Governor Greg Sanchez Jr.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gwen vows to continue ‘restoring’ underwater lots, says it’s worth P623 million now

Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday said she will continue to “restore” underwater portions of the Balili property in Naga City even though the property and her decision to buy it for P98.9 million is the subject of a graft case in the Sandiganbayan. She said the value of the coastal property has gone up sixfold to [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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