CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES- She is still set to be officially proclaimed today, May 16, 2019, but Governor-elect Gwendolyn Garcia has an earlier word for capitol employees, “shape up.” “All capitol employees shape up. We are going back in instilling pride in ourselves as Cebuanos and as government employees, they will have to be examples of professionalism.
That was what we had before if they have had six years of sloth and laziness, those six years are over.” Asked what she will have to do to those who will not heed to her, she quickly answered, “then ship out.” Garcia said that she had to work on several concerns since Cebu which used to be number 1 in competitive index slipped in the present administration of outgoing Governor Hilario Davide lll.
Garcia pointed out that Cebu went down to number 45 and she intends to work on that so that the province will regain its former status. “We were the premier province in the entire country, we became the model for other provinces to follow, right now, there is a national competitive council index which rates provinces at one point, we reached number 45 so we are in the doldrums right now.
There’s a lot of work that needs to be done.” Garcia has a lead of over 250, 000 votes against Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, 838,550 votes for Garcia against Magpale’s 563,497 votes. Provincial Comelec supervisor Jerome Brillantes has scheduled the proclamation of Garcia at 11am today at the Capitol social hall. Davide will remain in the Capitol however as he will assume as Vice Governor after he won over the running mate of Garcia, Daphne Salimbangon.