This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, June 10.

HERO. Cebuano activist Norlan Pagal, left paralyzed after an ambush last year, was honored for his fight against illegal fishing. (Photo from Oceana Philippines facebook page.)
HERO. Cebuano activist Norlan Pagal, left paralyzed after an ambush last year, was honored for his fight against illegal fishing. (Photo from Oceana Philippines facebook page.)

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.

Read: Freeman: Wheelchair-bound activist honored for fight against illegal fishing.

Sun.Star Cebu: NGO recognizes Cebuano for fight against illegal fishing.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Suspended mayor Mike Rama keeps tabs at City Hall.

Related: Sun.Star Cebu: Margot fires Rama’s 9 co-terminous employees a day after election ban is lifted

Osmena-Duterte alliance

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: BOPK strengthening ties with Duterte.

Sun.Star Cebu: Former LP allies meet with Duterte.

Other Cebu Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cop’s husband nabbed in Medellin drug bust

Sun.Star Cebu: Woman faces online libel for derogatory comment

Sun.Star Cebu: Fear of Duterte prods Mandaue pusher to give up

Sun.Star Cebu: Live-in partner prods ‘pusher’ to give up trade

Freeman: Driver in slay of pastor surrenders to cops

Freeman: Mandaue City starts implementing curfew for minors

Freeman: Police asset shot in Labangon

Freeman: Margot urges drug lords to leave Cebu City

Cebu Daily News: Duterte adjusting to life with PSG

Cebu Daily News: Margot reminds Osmena settlers of June 10 deadline

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: DTI secretary confident change in admin won’t hamper economic growth

Sun.Star Cebu: Developer sees low-rise condos as solution to scarce urban lots

Freeman: Sen. Cayetano to push for affordable health care

Freeman: Consultant urges local manufacturers to take advantage of demand in superfood

Cebu Sports Stories.

Sun.Star Cebu: SWU finishes third in Partners Cup

Sun.Star Cebu: Omega promises exciting action in parking lot fight

Freeman: Group organizers bike out for heroes

Cebu Daily News: UV takes Game 1 of Partners Cup final.

Cebu Daily News: Fajardo makes final lineup of Gilas Pilipinas.


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