Archive | January 2012

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Cereza, super tree


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER   It is hereby declared the policy of the State to improve the quality and delivery of health care services to the Filipino people through the development of traditional and alternative health care and its integration into the national health care delivery system.   It shall also be the policy […]

Bayan Muna rep chides Miriam for going ballistic


Congress, Philippines (26 January 2012) — After a hearing at the Sandiganbayan, I dropped by the office of Rep. Nery Colmenares (Bayan Muna Party List) after lunch.  Colmenares is the team leader of the prosecutors of the Lower House for Article 7 (issuing of  TRO to let GMA flee the country) of the impeachment complaint […]

Press ID for sale


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Gov. Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. should not relinquish to a pack of racketeers disguised as members of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundationg, Inc. (IDFI), the accreditation of media persons at the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC) next Dinagyang. This will avoid the repeat of the scandal of non-journalists enjoying the license of […]

Dinagyang day one: hala bira!


Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper   Kasadyahan, day one of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City (January 21-22), was impressive. The competitors and non-competing participants were champions in their home turfs — Negros Occidental, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras and Iloilo — giving the fete the flavor of Western Visayas.   For the 2,000 or so at […]

Stupid security measure at the Dinagyang


Alfonso (standing behind a police officer) lost a pen to a security guard but he was not arrested for possession of a “deadly weapon”. The police did not announce that bringing of pens was illegal inside the sports complex   Eduardo Alfonso, a retiree from British Columbia, Canada loses his pen morning of January 21, […]

Dinagyang day one: Kaladlawan, este, Kasadyahan competition


Mayor Jedd Patrick Mabilog’s kilometric welcome remarks prolonged the agony of viewers at the Iloilo Sports Complex The first day of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City, the kasadyahan competition today (21 January 2012), was impressive. The competitors and non-competing participants were champions in their respective territories — Negros Occidental, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras and […]

IDFI has no public accountability


Why did the government of Iloilo City hand on a silver platter the “management” of Dinagyang Festival to a private group called Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI)? Because, a private sector is more efficient than the public? Ridiculous. Before the festival was handed by Mayor Buenaventura Geronimo to IDFI in 2001, the dinagyang was already […]