By Matikas Santos
The canvassing of votes of the senatorial candidates was suspended for the third night Wednesday after it had canvassed a total of 36 certificates of canvass from cities and provinces because of the slow rate of transmission of results from the lower level boards of canvassers, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said.
By Jerome Aning
The Supreme Court has suspended a Bacolod City lawyer from legal practice for one year for letting his secretary sign a pleading.
JUDGE Rosabella Tormis of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities is from Tacloban City. She turned 63 last March 6.
By Jerome Aning
Notaries public have been forewarned. The Supreme Court has suspended a notary public from the practice of law for one year after he notarized a document despite the absence of the person executing it.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
Gov. Gwen Garcia thought she could sneak out from the governor’s office in the Capitol, where she had been holed up for over a month in defiance of a suspension order from Malacañang.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said it “deplores the apparent censorship of veteran columnist Bobby Nalzaro of Sun.Star by the newspaper’s owners.”
“We are ready to fight all the way to the Supreme Court.” Gwendolyn Garcia’s Manila-based lawyer made this statement yesterday as he laid down their legal options ahead of the possible release anytime this week of the decision of the 12th division of the Court of Appeals.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday called on people to pray for a “speedy and peaceful resolution” of the political stalemate at the Capitol which has dragged on for almost a month.
The prospect of being “physically removed” from her office by police prompted suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to file her complaint beforeCamp Crame.
By Malou Guanzon-Apalisok
As the Capitol standoff enters its fourth week and suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia continues to defy the presidential directive putting her in the freezer so to speak, speculation as to how and when she will end the protest action have become a hot topic. However, surrendering to the order of President Benigno S. Aquino is neither simple nor easy because she vowed to yield only over her dead body. She has called his issuance a “power grab” and politically motivated.
The Capitol building’s main doors were opened to the public yesterday for the first time since the Dec. 19 standoff when a Malacañang suspension order was defied by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.
Allies and supporters of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia promised a bigger crowd in a prayer rally tomorrow at the Capitol grounds.
“BLOOD is thicker than water,” said radio-TV broadcaster Bobby Nalzaro, explaining why his column no longer appears in Sun Star Cebu and Superbalita.