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Gwen Garcia calls Ombudsman’s dismissal order ‘persecution’

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Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia called the Office of the Ombudsman’s decision to uphold her dismissal from public office “political persecution.”

The Ombudsman junked the Cebu politiko’s motion for reconsideration in relation to her dismissal over the controversial backfilling of the Balili property in Naga City.

“What do you expect from a retired Ombudsman who has done nothing else but to persecute us?,” Garcia said.

She said retired Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is a close friend of former chief justice Hilario Davide Jr.

Davide is the father of Garcia’s political rival, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III.

“It’s very clear that she is after me because I’ll be running against the incumbent governor who is her friend and whom she shares lunch together with every Wednesday,” Garcia said.