Archive | May 2011

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Patay Electric, again


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER The most notorious kidnap-for-ransom group Abu Sayyaf  is no match to this modern-day pirate. The former must live the life of fugitives, sweat it out, and risk life and limb of its members to make a living with a few million pesos at the maximum. The latter, however, can breeze […]

Killing goose that lays golden Killing goose that lays golden egg


Killing goose that lays golden egg   BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper Stalls selling lampirong or capiz shell (placuna placenta) cooked or raw now dot the national road from Oton to Guimbal towns in southern Iloilo. You cannot find the same scene in northern Iloilo. The phenomenon started about two to three years ago. The […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago (31)


BY PET MELLIZA, The Beekeeper Virginia Palanca-Santiago, assistant ombudsman for the Visayas and concurrently, head of its regional office in Western Visayas, recycled an administrative and criminal complaint against Rep. Niel “Jun-jun” C. Tupas, Jr. (LP, 5th district, Iloilo) who had hounded her former boss Merceditas Gutierrez, the latter lately learned. She ordered the solon, who […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (30)


BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper The criminal charges lodged by militant groups against disgraced former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez tell us: impunity must end. That’s similar to the flurry of criminal charges they lodged against retired Army General Jovito Palparan who murdered, maimed and kidnapped people and still got away with it. It is not enough that […]

Ex-communicate me, too


BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper The threat of using the ultimate weapon of the Dark Age, the thing called “ex-communication”, is being raised anew against infidels and heretics who want the Philippine government put more teeth to the United Nations Food Fund’s “millennium development goal” (MDG) to enhance mother’s and child’s survival and reduce maternal […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (30)


BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper The criminal charges lodged by militant groups against disgraced former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez tell us: impunity must end. That’s similar to the flurry of criminal charges they lodged against retired Army General Jovito Palparan who murdered, maimed and kidnapped people and still got away with it. It is not enough […]

Open skies, what’s that?


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Iloilo Gov. Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. hesitates to clap his hands when asked for comment on the “open skies” policy adopted by the P-Noy administration. His counterpart in the fake Queen City of the South, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, however, crows all over, clapping his hands and feet at the […]