Archive | February 2012

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Kape kag Isyu 25 February 2012

  Today’s guests, Jefrey Celiz, political liaison officer of Iloilo City mayor jed Patrick Mabilog, and Ed Penaredondo, declare more multi-million projects await the people, the latest being the P300 million relocation site at Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo City.   The project comes from the lobby of Sen. Franklin Drilon and is billed as a “model” […]

May CT kag may price!

BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER We join the community of a Tsinoy high school celebrate its centennial but can’t help but comment on the knack of its leaders and the acquiescence of the Iloilo City government for allowing the celebrants drag an entire population to their otherwise private affair. Iznart Street from corner Solis until […]

Old and grey.

  And retiring as well. Pete Montejo is now retired. He was with a fellow retiree public school teacher from Cagayan de oro who went to Iloilo to attend the State Colleges and University Athletic Association meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex. they side-tripped to Boracay before flying back to CDO at noon, February 22, […]

Will he or will he not run

BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER With the filing of the certificate of candidacy to start and end in October 2012, the political grapevine rattles with queries whether this person-who-and-that will throw his or her hat in the political arena. In Iloilo City, not-so-few pundits focus their inquiry on Mayor Jedd Patrick Mabilog, Rep. Jerry Trenas, […]

Camote and dengue

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper Here comes dengue again. This January alone, it already claimed the lives of two persons in Iloilo from ten time that figure that had fallen ill from it. That reminds me of our son weakened and gasping 13 years ago at the emergency room of a hospital as we lined […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (41)

BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER The Western Visayas office of the Ombudsman, at Luna St., Iloilo City, changed guards with lawyer Ma. Antonette Sevilla-Daquita as acting head. Her predecessor, Virginia Palanca-Santiago, is back as director at the Ombudsman-Visayas in Cebu and no longer sports the title “Assistant Ombudsman” which does not exist in RA 6770.. […]

Recalling earthquake drill 10 months ago

April 5, 2011, employees at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol held an earthquake drill replete with mock rescue and evacuation (by ambulance). Jerry Bionat, secretary of the provincial disaster coordinating council, giving instructions on bullhorn. The first lesson is stop, look, listen; don’t panic. Employees walking calmly to the exit, their hands covering their head Building […]