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Netizens on Gwen suspension: Admin should go after LPs too
Bea Cupin Posted on 12/21/2012 7:24 PM | Updated 03/26/2013 5:59 PM
MANILA, Philippines - It's not every day that a provincial governor is suspended by the President for 6 months.
It becomes all the more an oddity when the suspension happens 5 months before a pivotal mid-term election—against a political rival, in the vote-richest province, and based on a two-year-old administrative offense that, observers say, practically every other governor commits.
The governor claimed that the move was political, contrary to the Aquino administration's "tuwid na daan" campaign. "The capitol is under siege. This is vote-rich Cebu," said Garcia, who as of posting has refused to step down.
The province of Cebu has the largest voting population in the country. As of 2010, it had 2,434,809 voters.
Cabinet secretaries, who are also Liberal Party members, dismissed UNA's accusation. Both Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Budget Chief Butch Abad said the evidence will point to the truth.
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