Gwen wants transfer of some Capitol offices to abandoned courthouse


Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants other Capitol departments to hold office at abandoned Marcelo Fernan Hall of Justice.

They already informed the Supreme Court through a letter about the provincial government’s plan, said Garcia.

She noted that the property remains to be owned by the province because it was not donated.

There was also no usufruct contract between the Capitol and the Supreme Court for the use of the property. (

However, the high court funded the construction of the Palace of Justice, which was used to house the courts in Cebu City and the offices of the Department of Justice.

It was rendered unsafe after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Cebu in 2013.