This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, August 8, 2016.
Rama denies coddling drug lords
After getting publicly named and shamed by President Rodrigo Duterte in a televised speech as one of the drug protectors, former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama denied the allegations in a press conference. Rama, who lost to Tomas Osmeña in last May’s elections, was flanked by his allies, friends and family in his press conference.
How could I have been a protector when, in the past years of being a mayor, two of my regional directors were removed? Four of my chiefs of police were removed. So how can I be protecting, if there is such a protector, when I did not have much control over the police? Former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama.
Tomas gloats, blasts Rama’s social media trolls
Though he is abroad for a medical checkup, Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña took to social media to take a dig at rival Mike Rama, who was named as one of the drug protectors by president Duterte.
And guess who he named? And Team Rama’s social media trolls kept trying to make it look like I was the drug protector? Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena.
Ironman Cebu a big success
The fifth edition of the Cobra 70.3 Ironman went off without any major glitch as thousands of volunteers trooped to the streets to help ensure the success of the event.
Mas alegre karon, mas dali nahuman ang race kay mas paspas ang mga participants. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza.
Other Cebu News
➤ The Freeman: DILG 7 to wait for palace guidelines on action vs. gov’t officials included in drug list.
➤ Cebu Daily News: Vice Mayor Fralz Sabalones cries mistaken identity, says Duterte may be referring to brother Franz Sabalones
Cebu Business News
Cebu Sports News