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Garcia’s first order as governor: Stop Cebu Capitol center project

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The building project, which conservationists oppose, is funded by a P1.3-billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines during Hilario Davide III's term

PRIORITIES. Newly-installed Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia orders a stop to the pet project of her predecessor and now Vice Governor Hilario Davide III. Photo from Garcia's Facebook

Garcia asks Davide to stop Cebu capitol center works

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:28 PM

The building is being funded by a P1.3-billion loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines

DWARFING THE CAPITOL. This is the artist's rendition of the proposed Cebu Provincial Resource Center, which conservationists say will tower over the historic capitol. Image from the Cebu provincial government website

Davide 'insulted' by Garcia’s warning vs midnight appointments

May 21, 2019 - 10:17 AM

'I don't find it necessary,' outgoing Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III says of the reminder of his successor, Gwendolyn Garcia

CEBU LEADER. Outgoing Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III will take on a new role as vice governor after noontime of June 30, 2019. Photo from the Facebook page of the Cebu Provincial Government.

Call on Sereno to resign 'far worse than impeachment' – Davide

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'The call is condemning without evidence, judging before hearing, applying additional political pressure on the Chief Magistrate, rather than according her the rights to a fair trial, to substantive procedural due process, and even to the rule of law,' says the former chief justice

Alvarez’s flip-flop on Cha-Cha hit in forum

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:25 AM

'I find it absurd that some brilliant mind in the House said that they should just vote jointly. No,' says a UE law professor on Speaker Alvarez

FLIP-FLOP? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention but quickly shifts to calling for a Constitutional Assembly and strongly pushes for it. File photo

Ex-CJ Davide: Cha-Cha's threats to judiciary meant for dictatorship

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:18 PM

'That is what we should probably be aware of, and have to fight hard,' says former chief justice Davide

DICTATORSHIP? Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. believes that the proposals to 'defang' the judiciary is meant to put up a dictatorship. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Is there a need to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution?

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:30 PM

While the Constitution is not perfect, many argue now is not the time to change it

HIGHEST LAW. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is attempting to change the Constitution to make way for Federalism. Photo by Rappler

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from epic jail to epic fail under Governor Hilario Davide III

DAVIDE'S FAULT? Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia condemns the recent jail inspection that required Cebu inmates to strip naked. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Gwen Garcia seeks House probe into Cebu jail drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The congresswoman blames Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III for the entry of drugs and other contraband into the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Ex-Chief Justice Davide against amending Constitution

Aug 14, 2016 - 10:30 AM

If plans for charter change push through he hopes amendments will be done via a Constitutional Convention

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Cebu jail raid: warden owns fighting cocks seized by cops?

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The early morning raids of the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and the Cebu City Jail yield P4 6 million in cash shabu and drug paraphernalia among others

TIMELINE: The short-lived 2010 Truth Commission

Jul 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM

What led to its quick abolition? After a petition by lawmakers allied with Arroyo the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional

Cebu governor Davide to swear in senator-elect Risa Hontiveros

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Hontiveros won 816 000 votes in the vote rich province of Cebu in last month s elections

NEW SENATOR. Risa Hontiveros is proclaimed one of the country's newly-elected senators on May 19, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cebu gov’t suspends canyoneering in 2 towns for 'safety reasons'

Jun 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

The executive order comes after the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office found lapses in the safety of the canyoneering activities

Cebu City to join #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 01, 2016 - 1:37 PM

While the earthquake drill on June 22 aims to simulate the possible scenarios of the movement of the West Valley Fault in Metro Manila and nearby provinces Cebu province is not exempted from the threat of an imminent earthquake

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. In this file photo, Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. The drill aimed to inform students and participants about disaster risk and assessing the school's ability to respond to emergency situations.  Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Cebu's Davide: LP to continue good governance platform

Mar 28, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Cebu Governor Hilario Junjun Davide III and other Liberal Party candidates in the country s most vote rich province begin their campaign

LP starts losing southern allies

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:12 PM

The break from LP is apparently triggered by the administration party’s decision to support Alayon Party led by former congressman and ex Talisay City mayor Eduardo Gullas

CHANGING LANES. Mayoral candidate Venci del Mar (2nd from R) and vice mayoral candidate Rolando Yabut (2nd from L) confirm their support for One Cebu’s candidates for Cebu governor, lawyer Winston Garcia (R) and Vice Governor Dr Nerissa Soon-Ruiz. The City of Naga candidates used to be allied with the Liberal Party. Photo by Arni Aclao/Sun.Star

A cry for justice

Nov 12, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Arming judges for their own protection may not be the ultimate solution Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said in 2007 this creates a false sense of security

SHOT DEAD. Former Cagayan judge Nathaniel Pattugalan was assassinated by two unidentified hired goons. Newsbreak file photo

Peace Council: Bangsamoro law constitutional, acceptable

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:43 PM

House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law chair Rufus Rodriguez however maintains his position on deleting 8 provisions of the proposed law

RECOMMENDATIONS. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council answer questions from lawmakers during the hearing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representative in Quezon City on April 27, 2015.

Palace downplays apprehensions over BBL citizens’ council

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte clarifies that the National Peace Summit won’t replace Congress but will be an additional discussion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan bannered by the 1-Bangsamoro group, converged at the Mendiola Peace Arch on February 20 to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Tagle, Ayala lead citizens’ council on Bangsamoro

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III announces the creation of a council that would help the public understand the Bangsamoro Basic Law

TRUTH? President Benigno Aquino III's past statements contradict some findings of the Board of Inquiry. Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Cebu gov blocks reinstatement of Gwen Garcia appointee

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III says he cannot reinstate Marivic Garces as provincial social welfare chief pending a final court ruling on her case

ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT.  Cebu Governor Hilario 'Junjun' Davide III will exhaust all legal options in the reinstatement bid of an appointee of his predecessor. Rappler file photo

Duterte: Stall Bangsamoro law until SAF deaths are resolved

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Famous for his ironclad approach to peace and order the mayor of Davao City says he was disturbed at how the dead bodies of the policemen were desecrated in MILF territory

LP’s Davide beats Garcia for Cebu governor

May 17, 2013 - 5:24 PM

LP s Hilario Junjun Davide III is proclaimed governor of Cebu winning a rematch with an old rival and ending the Garcias 18 year hold on the province

NEW GOVERNOR. LP's Hilario "Junjun" Davide III, the son of the former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr, is proclaimed the new governor of Cebu. File photo

LP wins in only 2 of 8 battleground provinces

May 15, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Of the 8 crucial provinces where the Liberal Party targeted as to replace entrenched governors it succeeded only in Cebu and Zamboanga del Norte

LOCAL PUSH. Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III proclaim LP gubernatorial candidate Cavite 3rd District Representative Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi and running mate Ronald Jay Lacson, during the Proclamation of Cavite LP Candidates at the Apostle Arsenio Ferriol Complex, Maranatha Christian Academy, Barangay Malagasang II-D in Imus City, Cavite on Monday (September 24, 2012). Liberal Party was founded on January 19, 1946 by Manuel Roxas, the first President of the Third Philippine Republic. (Photo by: Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Leading bet Davide: Cebuanos tired of Garcias

May 14, 2013 - 8:36 PM

LP s Junjun Davide says his lead over Pablo John Garcia shows Cebuanos want change

NEW GOVERNMENT. LP candidate for Cebu governor Hilario “Junjun” Davide III vows to make good on his campaign promise to push for transparency if proclaimed governor.

Roxas: PH 'real winner' in election

May 14, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Liberal Party LP president on leave Mar Roxas congratulates the nation who he believes was the real winner in the recent midterm elections

FOR THE COUNTRY. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas congratulates the nation who he believes is the winner in this election. File photo

Canvassing troubles in Cebu

May 14, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of 9 40 am the Provincial Board of Canvassers had only received returns from 20 out of 51 cities and municipalities

EMPTY CHAIRS, EMPTY TABLES. Media wait for the canvassing of votes at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Tuesday, May 14. Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Cebu: Long lines but peaceful voting

May 13, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Re electionist Cebu Mayor Michael Rama is running against LP stalwart Rep Tomas Osmeña a scion of the powerful Osmeña clan

EARLY BIRDS. Voters showed up as early as 6 am at Guadalupe Elem School in Cebu City to check voter lists. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/RAPPLER

Will PNoy or Gwen prevail in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Cebu s gubernatorial race is seen as a proxy war between President Aquino and suspended Gov Gwen Garcia Whose candidate will win?

Game of Perks: LP challenges Cebu’s Garcias

May 09, 2013 - 8:41 PM

What does it take to become governor of the country s de facto second capital and most vote rich province?

Can LP end the Garcia dynasty in Cebu?

May 09, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Can the LP muster the alliances strength and perks to end the Garcia dynasty in Cebu?

Cebu's Garcia vs Davide: Continuity or change?

May 07, 2013 - 10:38 AM

In Cebu LP s Junjun Davide is challenging the Garcias 18 year hold on the capitol Will Cebuanos choose change or continuity?

PNoy on UNA ads: They have more to prove

Jan 16, 2013 - 3:00 PM

President Aquino takes a swipe at the opposition alliance as he campaigns for his senatorial bets in Cebu

Cut off water, electricity in Cebu capitol?

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Long time critic Rep Tomas Osmeña makes the recommendation to increase the pressure on suspended Cebu City Governor Gwen Garcia

entrance to the office of the governor silent and peaceful

LP gov bet in Cebu among 2010 losers trying luck anew

Jan 02, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Odds in a past election are not necessarily the same in the next Campaigns are envigorating for perennial politicians

LP bet Davide joins 'Cebu standoff' debate

Dec 24, 2012 - 1:30 AM

Cebu s gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III joins the word war over the political standoff in the province

Cebu politics: When Dad's presence is enough

Oct 01, 2012 - 9:29 PM

Junjun Davide the Liberal Party s gubernatorial bet in Cebu is the first to file his candidacy in the province