Fiesta, PM’s visit all in a day’s work towns-A A +A
Sunday, October 21, 2012
GOV. Gwen Garcia has her hands full today.
Aside from welcoming French Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault to Cebu, she has been invited to attend the fiesta celebration of Ginatilan, which is also celebrating the canonization of Beato Pedro Calungsod, who is believed to be from the southwestern town. It also happens to be her son’s birthday.
Yesterday, the governor was in the towns of Barili and Dumanjug to attend their annual fiesta.
First up was the feast of the Holy Rosary in Barangay Guibuangan.
The governor was accompanied by her father Rep. Pablo Garcia (second district); her brother Rep. Pablo John Garcia (third district), who is One Cebu Party’s gubernatorial candidate next year; and his runningmate, former Danao City vice mayor Ramon “Boboy” Durano IV.
They were met by the governor’s other brother, Barili Vice Mayor Marlon Garcia and several barangay captains.
After lunch, the governor headed off to Barangay Panlaan in Dumanjug some 20 kilometers away, where her father was inaugurating a P2-million multi-purpose covered court.
The barangay was celebrating the feast of Birhen sa Rosaryo.
During his speech, Dumanjug Mayor Nelson Garcia, also the governor’s brother, promised to provide 500 bags of cement for the project.
Their father said he would provide additional financial assistance worth P500,000 for the concreting of the gym’s floor and side walls.
The governor, for her part, said the Capitol would shoulder the cost of building the bleachers.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 21, 2012.