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Grand Plan at the Kingdom by the River (22)


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Idiot giving birth to new idiots


By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper An item struck me in the morning program of RMN Iloilo radio last April 25: a couple gave birth to quartet. The mother, 17, is jobless, the father, 18, earns by helping an uncle make earthen pots and hawk them. The infants, all boys, are premature and need to be incubated for two months. And one […]

UI-PHINMA screws nursing students


By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper It screws students. The University of Iloilo (UI)-PHINMA  bilked each of 699 senior nursing students P15,000 for the “comprehensive enhancement program” (CEP)  and  P1,000 for the “emergency nursing seminar” (ENS). Both are useless. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ruled against the “registration fee”, later renamed CEP. Students call that […]

Karma visits UI-PHINMA


Kape kag Isyu talk show takes cudgel for graduating nursing students of UI-PHINMA (L-R: Larry Locara, this writer, Dwight Trasadas, Peter Jimenea, resource person Darwin Joemel Papa, and Neonita gobuyan. ICER head Darwin Joemel Papa denies charging UI-PHINMA students training fees. “We train people for free,” he says. One with UI-PHINMA nursing students. This writer […]

Serendipity at Tib’s Rock


By Pet Melliza There’s a rustic ambience at Tib’s Rock resto that attracts visitors. It’s not a classy watering hole in fact; its nipa roof and bamboo walls need repair. The two clumps of bamboo at the entrance and the tweaking of its poles and the rustling of its leaves, and the surrounding trees make […]

UI-PHINMA shocks and awes students


By Pet Melliza UI-PHINMA’s decision to deny its nursing students graduation questioned by King Araneta (center) and Marivic Pastolero (right), graduating nursing students. On the left is host Peter Jimenea. ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES (April 16, 2011)  — Holy Week evokes “Calvary”, suffering and humanity’s redemption singlehandedly done by one man, the Carpenter from Nazareth, named Isa, Isaiah, Iesu, […]

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