Suspended gov won't be barred from reentering Capitol
MANILA, Philippines - Acting Cebu Governor Agnes Magpale said suspended governor Gwendolyn Garcia can dance all she wants and then come back to the Capitol to continue with her protest.
In an interview with ANC, Magpale doused fears from the suspended official that she will be barred from reentering the Capitol after her performance at the Sinulog festival late Sunday.
“I gave my word to her, there will be no order to bar her from reentering after her dance,” she said.
She said Garcia can stay at her office in the Capitol all she wants. “As long as services are not hampered, we tolerate her there,” she said.
On Sunday afternoon, Garcia left her office for the first time since she was suspended in December. Accompanied by her brother Byron, son Paolo and daughter Cristina, she left for the Sports Complex around 5 p.m.
Magpale described the atmosphere at the Capitol to be quiet as the Sinulog activities have been centered at the sports center.
She estimates the crown in Cebu at 4 million, based on fully-booked hotels.
Asked if she will watch Garcia’s dance, she said: “I guess I can watch from my television set.”