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By Ador Mayol
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.
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.
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.
By Malou Guanzon-Apalisok
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
By Tetch Torres
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.
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.
By Ricky Poca
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.
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 [...]
CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale is more interested in seeing a contract for the earth-moving work going on the controversial Balili lot than a briefing by Gov. Gwen Garcia about the development. “We do not need that. We are only asking for the contract of the backfilling,” Magpale said in a press conference yesterday. “December [...]
By Fe Marie Dumaboc
, Joy Cherry S. Quito
PROVINCIAL Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy apologized to TV celebrity Boy Abunda for saying Rep. Pablo John Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district used “squid tactics that only the likes of Boy Abunda can resort to.”
With all the fuss stirred up by the recent backfilling of the 24.7-hectare Balili property in Naga City, Cebu, which is the subject of a Sandiganbayan case, where’s the contract for the work?