GOV. Hilario Davide III finds repugnant Rep. Gwen Garcia’s (Cebu, 3rd district) privilege speech asking for a House inquiry on alleged deficiency and mismanagement of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).

Gihilasan ko, hilas kaayo (It’s obnoxious), maybe she forgot, under her watch, 133 inmates died and two inmates escaped and hangtud karon, wa ma-recover (are at large until now),” the governor said.

The governor is hoping that the public will see the difference and reforms he is instituting in the jail facility.


Garcia last Aug. 31 delivered a privilege speech asking the House to investigate the alleged deficiencies, gross mismanagement and administration of CPDRC, under the watch of Davide.

“As regards to the inquiry she is asking, I will gladly and willingly face the House inquiry if I am summoned,” Davide said.

Discovery of drugs, cellphone and laptop inside the cells of inmates caught Garcia’s attention, saying that her administration’s success in transforming the facility has been overturned by her successor.

Drugs had been there since Garcia’s term as governor, said Davide.

Nisikat ang dancing inmates (became famous), in fairness to her, maayo to (it was good), but she did not see the dark side, the dark secrets of CPDRC, unsa may gibuhat niya (what did she do),” Davide said.

Honor roll

Garcia also pointed to the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) honor roll, saying some governors in the list are deserving, except that they are listed alongside with a governor who is undeserving and unworthy.

Davide said he did not ask or apply with the DILG to be on the honor list.

DILG may nagpili, na-S, lang tingali siya (It was the DILG who chose me, she’s probably jealous),” he said.

Davide was interviewed by reporters when he was one of the guests in the launching of the 4th Mega Cebu month held at SM Cebu in Mabolo, Cebu City.