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gwendolyn garcia post on general garbo

A Facebook post from TV Host Mike Acebedo Lopez caught the attention of Former Governor and Congresswoman Gwendolyn Garcia, which pertains to the former governor herself and retired General Garbo.

Here is Lopez’s post:

No wonder Gen. Garbo was all too eager to execute LP’s illegal suspension order against Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in 2012. (Garbo used all the powers of the police to harass Garcia and her staff and garrisoned the Cebu Provincial Capitol like it was worse than Martial Law.) It could be remembered that the feisty former governor declared an all-out war against drugs.

Now things are starting to unravel, and the connection of LP politicians to the drug trade is becoming very clear.

Many crimes happening in the Philippines, from corruption in government, to street crimes, rape, robbery, and murder, can be linked to narco politics and drug use. So what’s happening right now, this epic purge of the biggest fish, is very, very good for our country.

To the passionately anti-Duterte and pro-jaundice among us, aren’t you so glad you were dead damn wrong?

And here is Gwendolyn Garcia’s post attaching Lopez’s post:

In my second term as Governor of Cebu, I chaired the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Region 7.

One RPOC meeting, I remember having a spirited exchange of words with then Assistant Regional Director Garbo. I had asked that PDEA, the AFP and the PNP join hands in our total all-out war against illegal drugs.

Surprisingly, Garbo refused. He said it was PDEA’s problem, not the PNP’s. Notably, neither PDEA nor the AFP agreed with him.

On my third term, in December of 2012, Pnoy issued a patently illegal 6-month suspension order against me. It was conveniently 5 months prior to the May 2013 elections.

In the early morning hours right after the suspension order was served, Garbo (now RD for Region 7) came to my office at the Capitol. He reminded me of that exchange of words we had and his refusal to join me then in my campaign against illegal drugs.

I thought then that he only had an ax to grind against me. Little did I realize that there was a deeper, more sinister reason.

Garbo then said that he was ready to join Magpale (Pnoy’s and the LP’s anointed OIC Governor) and turn the Capitol into a garrison state.

“You’ll have to understand, Ma’am. I’m working for my second star.” He was a one-star general then.
After that, Garbo proceeded on his meteoric rise in the PNP ranks. He almost became PNP Chief of Staff.

But a dossier on his drug links thwarted his ambitions.


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One Comment

  1. may testigo na pala ang Government…. na totoong protektor ng Drugs ang General na iyan at parang related talaga sa LP ang Drug Business sa Pilipinas

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