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Kape kag Isyu/ With Nilo Sason and Kgd. Jeffrey Ganzon


Since 2001, a group of volunteers collected over 300 metric tons of flotsam at the Iloilo River.  “We did it on our own,” recalls Nilo Sason, a businessman holding the rank in the Philippine Navy Reserve Command as commander. His group, the 6th Philippine Navy Auxiliary, in two or three motorized outriggers, cruises the Iloilo […]

‘Going after Tupas not an achievement’ — SP Flores


BY JEZZA NEPOMOCENO Panay News/ July 28, 2011 ILOILO – Endorsing to the Office of the Ombudsman the Commission on Audit (COA) report on the disallowances incurred during the administration of then Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. cannot be considered an accomplishment, said Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Gerardo Flores. Flores was reacting to the State of the Province […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (36)


By Pet Melliza/ the Beekeeper Somebody named Gloria slumped in her seat last July 25 when someone called P-Noy named Conchita Carpio-Morales, a retired Supreme Court justice, the next Ombudsman, during P-Noy’s state-of-the-nation address (SONA). Gloria was rushed to the hospital. Carpio-Morales replaces Merceditas Gutierrez who resigned last April after being besieged by public opinion and tormented […]

Fighting corruption destabilizing?


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Last Saturday(July 23), Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog was guest at Kape kag Isyu hosted by Peter Jimenea. Atty. Dwight Trasadas, Larry Locara, Joel Estuche and Nitz Gobuyan were co-panelists. He enumerated a lot of projects that are being implemented and many more are in the pipeline. Incidentally, not all of […]

Sa “tuwad” na landas: the other state of the nation address (SONA)


by Pistong Melliza on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm While a certain PNoy was delivering his SONA this afternoon which seems to describe another country being ruled by the devil, a certain Gloria and her alipores, some 3,500 protesters from the workers, peasants, students, women and government employees, marched the streets and rallied at the […]

IBP-Iloilo hosts presscon with DOJ De Lima


ILOILO CITY, Philippines (22 July 2011) — I fear that the P-Noy administration would strike a deal with the Ampatuans accused in the muder of 57 people in the infamous “Maguindanao Massacre” in November 2009. Thirty-two of them were journalists. Zaldy Ampatuan, a principal suspect, offered himself to be a state witness, with the implication […]

Induction of UI law student council officers (Conclusion)


By Pet Melliza THE BEEKEEPER About 100 people attended the induction of officers of the UI-Phinma College of Law Student Council last July 17. The council is called In Solidum “frasority” (fraternity-sorority). In legal parlance, in solidum is a “joint and solidary” obligation, that gives a creditor has the option to collect the entire amount […]