Archive | June 2011

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Lethal combination: Trenas-Mabilog


By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper One year after the “closure” of the so-called Pavia housing scandal, its ghosts still squirm inside the closet. The last term of Mayor Mansueto Malabor (1998-2001) floated bonds to raise P120 million to erect 413 houses at the lot along the national road at Pavia town. The property was owned by […]

Beware of CD-R King


By Pet Melliza THE BEEKEEPER I rarely go to CD-R King due to unsavory tales spun in its wake by irate customers. Its products are substandard and many have sad tales to tell about CD-R King. Last Saturday (June 5) though, I violated my own rule and found myself shortchanged. I bought from its SM […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (34)


By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper  I  had the rare opportunity to talk with Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol, and he confirmed the abusive behavior of Virginia Palanco-Santiago. This woman was part of the cover-up structure put together by Mark Jalandoni to protect the crooks and plunderers in the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo government. Apostol […]

Disproving celibacy


The Beekeeper By Pet Melliza I never had an idea that the supposed re-union I would be attending had nothing  to do about tete-a-tete among alumni of a Catholic seminary. It turned out to be a serious discussion on how to attract vocations, that is,  applicants to assure the continuity of a religious congregation that […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (33)


By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper  I  had the rare opportunity to talk with Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol, and he confirmed the abusive behavior of Virginia Palanco-Santiago. This woman was part of the cover-up structure put together by Mark Jalandoni to protect the crooks and plunderers in the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo government. Apostol […]

Task-force-what?


By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper Even god almighty is as ignorant as the sovereign people on the number of “task forces” and their members operating in Iloilo City. They simply sprout like mushrooms before we wake up in the morning. There’s the Task Force Adam’s Apple, TF Anti-Jaywalking, TF Anti-Littering, TF Anti-Smoking, TF Kilohan, TF Anti-Dengue, […]

Camote, why not?


BY PET MELLIZA/The Beekeeper Palay has dipped to P10 per kilo and farmers saddened by the depressed price have no choice but dispose of their produce that cheap because traders already feel the glut and slow down buying. Two or three months back, a farmer earned P14-P17 per kilo of palay. Favorable rainfall has enabled […]