Alice Guo and 7 others cited for contempt, ordered arrested

Alice Guo and 7 others cited for contempt, ordered arrested

/ 11:32 AM July 10, 2024

Alice Guo, others cited for contempt for skipping Senate hearing

Alice Guo and homeschooling composite image from INQUIRER file and stock photos

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate panel on women cited for contempt and ordered the arrest of suspended mayor Alice Guo and others for skipping the chamber’s hearing on the local official’s alleged ties to Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) in Tarlac.

During the Senate panel on women’s Wednesday hearing, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian made the motion to cite for contempt the following individuals:

  • Alice Guo (Guo Hua Ping)
  • Nancy J. Gamo
  • Dennis Cunanan
  • Wenyi Lin
  • Seimen L. Guo
  • Jian Zhong Guo
  • Wesley Guo
  • Sheila Guo

Panel head Sen. Risa Hontiveros accepted Gatchalian’s motion.


“This committee is ordering the arrest of the persons cited in contempt to be submitted to the Senate President for his signature,” said Hontiveros.

She likewise explained that she would write to Senate President Chiz Escudero’s office after the hearing.

READ: Pogo probe: Guo, 2 other Bamban execs suspended

“The chair has ruled to cite them [for] contempt. Pagkatapos ng hearing, susulatan ng chair ang Senate President,  once i-affix ng Senate President  yung citing [for] contempt ng chair, in effect, mase-set in to motion na ‘yung pag-issue ng warrant of arrest,” said Hontiveros.

Apart from citing the aforementioned individuals for contempt, the Senate panel on women will also issue a subpoena to the following individuals:

  • Jaimielyn S. Cruz
  • Roderick Paul B. Pujante
  • Juan Miguel Alpas
  • Katherine Cassandra Ong
  • Alberto Rodulfo “Ar” De La Serna
  • Jonathan Mendoza
  • Ronelyn B. Baterna
  • Michael Bryce B. Mascarenas
  • Stephanie B. Mascarenas
  • Rodrigo A. Banda
  • Jing Gu
  • Xiang Tan
  • Daniel Salcedo, Jr.
  • Chona A. Alejandre
  • Duanren Wu

READ: Pagcor chief Tengco appears in Senate probe into Pogos

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