This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 10.
Wheel chair-bound Cebuano feted for fight against illegal fishing .
WHEELCHAIR bound anti-illegal fishing crusader Norlan Pagal, who has survived several attempts on his life, was recognized for his efforts and was named one of the four Ocean Heroes Award. Pagal, who survived an ambush last year and a dynamite blast thrown at his patrol boat in 2010, has been a staunch advocate of fishery laws for 13 years. He received P50,000 as part of his reward.
I am standing up for my principle because we earn our living from the sea. It is where we get our food and our livelihood that sends our children to school. Norlan Pagal.
Rama keeps tabs on City Hall’s actions.
SUSPENDED Cebu City mayor Mike Rama said he is keeping tabs at Cebu City Hall and express worry about the fate of the job-order workers, whom he said were just caught in the middle of partisan politics.
I am still the mayor though suspended but still it doesn’t mean that I will be oblivious to what’s going on. Mike Rama.
He (Rama) said they were just victims of partisan politics. Those employees were doing their jobs and not politicking. It’s just that they were identified with Team Rama. They have nowhere to go. Dominic Dino, Mike Rama’s former chief of staff.
Related: Sun.Star Cebu: Margot fires Rama’s 9 co-terminous employees a day after election ban is lifted
Though he is allied with the Liberal Party and campaigned for Mar Roxas, there is a new alliance emerging between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Tomas Osmena’s Bando Osmena-Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK). Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa, BOPK’s reelected bet for the South District, said he was joining Duterte’s PDP Laban hours after the president-elect met with BOPK officials including Osmena.
It has become urgent for me to join the political party of the incoming president and support his legistlative-executive agenda. The interest of our constituents is foremost so that the projects and programs for them and for the City of Cebu can be carried out. Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa.
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