Garcia defies DILG, files for TRO

HOLDING GROUND. Cebu Gov Gwen Garcia refuses to leave the provincial capitol 3 days after her suspension order was released.

Cebu Gov Gwendolyn “Gwen” Garcia is holed up at the provincial capitol for the third day after challenging her suspension before the Court of Appeals. Garcia said she is waiting for the court to grant her petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on her suspension. Without the TRO, the governor has vowed to leave the post “over my dead body.” She spent her second night in the capitol Thursday, December 20. Garcia is fighting Malacañang’s order to suspend her for 6 months, effectively cutting short the rest of her term ahead of the May 2013 polls. Now on her last term as governor, she is running for representative of the province’s 3rd district.

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