Suspension gives Gwen time to visit towns-A A +A
Monday, March 4, 2013
SUSPENDED Gov. Gwen Garcia said her suspension gave her plenty of time to visit the towns.
“I’m actually enjoying myself,” she said of her visits to different municipalities.
In a press conference yesterday, Garcia said she was able to get in contact with people even in the farthest sitios in the province.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, who attended yesterday’s CFI Cooperative General Assembly, said he will be back in Cebu to campaign for the local candidates of his party, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
“Ganun kami sa UNA, sama-sama. Walang iwanan. Ako particularly, babalik ako (That’s how we are in UNA, we are one. No one is left behind. I will be back in Cebu),” Binay told reporters.
Gwen’s brother, Rep. Pablo John (Cebu, 3rd district) said they visit as many as three to four towns in one day.
Pablo John visited Medellin last Saturday and will be in Samboan, Santander and Mandaue City today.
He said these visits gained him the trust of the people. “that’s why I have not stop going around the Province,” he said.
He said Gov. Gwen joins him whenever the she can.
The governor visited five barangays in Balamban last Saturday, the same day Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale visited the town.
“I heard that earlier she was there but she did not stay,” Gwen said, referring to Magpale, who is running for vice governor under the Liberal Party.
Pablo John is running for governor against the LP gubernatorial candidate, lawyer Hilario Davide III.
While Gwen did not run into Magpale, she met Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma by accident.
Gwen also went to Toledo as she was invited to the Anad partylist assembly. She then proceeded to Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan.
Gwen was suspended for grave abuse of authority, a case filed by the late Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez. Good for six months, the suspension began last Dec. 19.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 04, 2013.