Garcia proposes gratuity benefit for barangay officials

Morexette Erram 04/09/2018

In compliance with the Local Government Code that allows honoraria, allowances, and other emoluments, Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia proposed an ordinance granting elected barangay officials in Cebu City a gratuity benefit. It was referred to…

Garcia unfrazed by Enricoso’s plan to file charges against him

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/04/2018

Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia welcomed Flora Enricoso’s plans to impose legal actions against him after Enricoso’s name floated for allegedly selling medicines from the Cebu City Government’s Long-Life Medical Program. Enricoso demands an apology from…

Davide ready for Gwen in 2019, Tomas says Garcia not qualified

Jessa Sotto, Morexette Erram 03/26/2018

CEBU Provincial Governor Hilario Davide III is looking forward to an “interesting” gubernatorial showdown with Deputy Speaker and Cebu 3rd Distric Rep. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia next year. Davide said he is not afraid to face the former…

Palace questions order to dismiss House Deputy Speaker Garcia

Inquirer.net 02/14/2018

Malacañang on Tuesday sided with Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia as she battled a dismissal order from the Office of the Ombudsman, saying the graft buster could not order her removal from her legislative post. Presidential spokesperson Harry…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 02/12/2018

GARCIA DISMISSAL Netizens were mixed over Deputy House Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia’s claim that the Ombudsman’s decision to dismiss her from the service was a “blatant attempt” to stop the looming impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. The dismissal…

Speaker won’t implement dismissal order vs Garcia as decision came late

Inquirer Visayas 02/12/2018

CEBU CITY–Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will not implement the Ombudsman order to dismiss Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia in connection with the questionable purchase of the P98.9 million Balili property in Naga City, Cebu when she was governor in…

Councilor Garcia wants BMOs abolished

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 02/07/2018

CEBU City Counclior Raymond Garcia wants Mayor Tomas Osmeña to shut down the operations of the Barangay Mayor’s Office (BMO). On his proposed ordinance, Garcia said that BMOs in some barangays are “encroaching on some of the…

Ombud indicts Gica; elevates criminal case to Sandigan

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette B. Erram 11/26/2017

Suspended Dumanjug Mayor Efren “Gun-gun” Gica has suffered yet another blow to his political career. He may not only face dismissal from public service but also criminal liabilities over the same offense of misappropriating P10,000 in public…

Rep. Gwen: New era of political unity in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/14/2017

One Cebu officials to join 12 LP mayors make PDP-Laban switch This will usher in a new era of political unity in the province. Deputy House Speaker and Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia said this to…

House leader Garcia backs moves to legalize same-sex civil union

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer.net 07/17/2017

THE leadership of the House of Representatives said on Monday that it supported legalizing civil unions between same-sex and heterosexual people. In a press conference, Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia said the times were calling for a law…