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Incoming Cebu governor sends letter anew to stop Capitol Resource Center project

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The Capitol Resource Center will be built within the Cebu provincial complex. -- CEBU.GOV.PH

CEBU GOVERNOR-elect Gwendolyn F. Garcia has again asked the outgoing provincial administration to stop the construction of the 20-storey Capitol Resource Center, a brainchild of Governor and now vice governor-elect Hilario P. Davide III. The latest letter reads, “(P)rudence dictates that you immediately discontinue the project bearing in mind the irreversible economic loss that the said works will entail given that the incoming governor… has already declared… that the project is not part of her program of government and that she never agreed to it.” Excavation works are ongoing at the site. Ms. Garcia’s lawyers, who compose part of her transition team, handed over the letter personally Monday morning at the governor’s office. Lawyer Frank Eduard Dinsay, the signatory of the June 3 letter, emphasized that “the ongoing activity will be an exercise in futility and will result into additional unnecessary expense on the part of the provincial government which, under Governor-elect Garcia’s administration, will restore the excavated area to its original state.” A separate letter was also sent to the contractor, WT Construction, Inc., indicating that Ms. Garcia, upon assuming office on June 30, will not honor the contract agreement between the provincial government and the firm. — The Freeman





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