Garcia camp seals Cebu capitol

Posted at 12/31/12 1:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has sealed the provincial capitol building where Garcia has been holed up since her suspension last week.

Employees who support Garcia were alarmed due to the presence of SWAT personnel early Monday.

This, amid reports that General Marcelo Garbo, Regional Office 7 Director, allegedly gave an ultimatum to the suspended governor that they will physically remove her from the capitol building anytime before the year ends.

Garbo, however, clarified that until they receive a mandate from the Department of Interior and Local Government, they will continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere at the capitol. -- Report from Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas