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What Jerry did not do THE BEEKEEPER By…


What Jerry did not do THE BEEKEEPER By Pet Melliza Name a single accomplishment funded exclusively by his administration in nine years that he was mayor. That was asked by columnist Peter Jimenea. I could point to none. Jerry Treñas, mayor from July 2001 through June 2010, is better known for authoring signs and billboards […]

Kape kag Isyu: Energy saving tips


By Pet Melliza   Iloilo City, Philippines (24 September 2011) — Today’s edition of Kape kag Isyu has two officials of Panay Electric Company (PECO) as guests.  Pearlie Domingo, executive assistant to the vice-president for operations of the power distributor, has a power-point presentation on energy saving tips. PECO is adjusting its rate by P3.40 per kilowatt/hour […]

Consumers’ right no ERC, PEDC concern


THE BEEKEPER By Pet Melliza   We thought all the while that it is the Formosa Heavy Industries-Global Business Power that had the highest stake when the coal-fired power plant was still in the drawing board.   Now, we realize that it is Uygunku (never mind the spelling) who also owns the only flour mill […]

Missing organic vegetables at Capitol


THE BEEKEEPER Pet Melliza Leon and Alimodian towns stand as models in Iloilo Province in organic farming. Both have organized farmers’ groups committed to the earth-friendly farming system that considers chemicals as “last resort” if not irrelevant. Both have local officialdoms sympathetic to their cause. During the first incumbency of Gov. Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. […]

‘Sikad’ drivers and his downfall


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER It was not the “sikad” drivers who did him in when he fell from the political wayside in 2010. He was handily outraced in vice-mayoral for Iloilo City because he got ensnared in the ploy of outgoing Mayor Gerry Trenas who  succeeded in snatching the congressional seat in the same breath. […]

DA’s corn advocacy step to disaster


THE BEEKEEPER By Pet Melliza (With pictures below) Blurb: Farmers are still buried in debt as the profits from the destructive farming practice flowed into the pockets of capitalists, compradors, and dealers of agri-chem products While warnings from the Mines and Geo-Science Bureau are up on the possibility of landslides in Iloilo, our very nice people […]

Occupational Health and Safety


by Pet Melliza on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:48am ILOILO CITY, Philippines (10 September 2011) — Dr. Tino Alerta, resource person in today’s episode of Kape kag Isyu, tackles occupational medicine as topic. A faculty member of the College of Medicine, Central Philippine University (CPU) in Iloilo City, Alerta asks companies to exercise “corporate responsibility” in […]