Garcia, allies take oath

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo June 28,2019 - 07:38 PM

Cebu Governor-elect Gwen Garcia takes her oath of office before CA Executive Judge Edgardo de los Santos on Friday, June 28. | Rosalie O. Abatayo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor-elect Gwendolyn Garcia and a number of allies in the Cebu provincial government have taken their oaths of office on Friday, June 28.

Garcia took her oath before Court of Appeals (CA) Visayas Executive Judge Edgardo de los Santos at the Niña Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel.

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Garcia’s 93-year-old father, former Governor Pablo “Pabling” Garcia, was among the attendees of the oath-taking. Also present were members of the Garcia clan that emerged victorious during the May 13 elections.

Elected Garcia clan members paid tribute to their patriarch, former Governor Pabling Garcia, during their oath-taking ceremony on Friday. (CDN Photo/Rosalie Abatayo)

“A jackpot,” the older Garcia described his family members’ victory.

Aside from Garcia reclaiming the gubernatorial seat, her brother Marlon Garcia was also reelected as Mayor of Barili. Pablo John “PJ” Garcia, the youngest among Pabling’s children, also won as representative of the third district.

Garcia’s daughter, Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco also won in her reelection bid while her husband, Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco successfully snatched the congressional seat in the fifth district.

The attending members of the Garcia family also paid tribute to their patriarch to whom they attributed their success in politics.

After taking her own oath, Garcia also administered the oath-taking of  her allies in the provincial government. Marlon, PJ and Duke took their oaths before Garcia.

Garcia also administered the oathtaking of allied Board Members-elect Yolanda Daan of the first district, Edsel Galeos of the second district, Jimbo Borgonia of the third district, Kerrie Shimura of the fourth district, Red Duterte of the fifth district, Thadeo Jovito Ouano of the sixth district and Christopher Baricuatro of the seventh district.

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TAGS: CA Visayas Executive Judge, Christina Garcia-Frasco, Duke, Edgardo de los Santos, Frasco, Garcia, Governor-elect, Gwendolyn, Marlon, Pabling, Pablo, PJ, Radisson Blu

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