Archive | March 2012

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By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper We join in sighing with relief, the family of a student in Cebu City who was convicted and excluded from the graduation ceremonies by a pack of religious educators, ironically. This morning (March 30), the early TV news flashed a report that the Regional Trial Court (RTC) had ordered the […]

Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power (42)

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper We commended earlier in this space Atty. Sonette S. Daquita for advocating two measures upon her assumption as regional director of the Office of the Ombudsman in W. Visayas. One is to hone the skills of her investigators, the other to de-clog the docket by referring to the Commission on […]

Fishing boats gone from Iloilo River

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper   Gone are all the fishing boats from the Iloilo River Wharf, showing the trend that the once center of  economic life in Iloilo City is heading to, well, desolation.   That’s one of the points raised in our round table discussion during lunch last Saturday after “Kape kag Isyu” […]

With William Martirez, guest of Kape kag Isyu

  William Martirez, former provincial administrator of Iloilo, now works to ensure low income communities ILOILO CITY (24 March 2012) — Microensure released P18 million in compensation to victims of Typyoon Sendong in Mindanao, today’s guest in the talk show Kape kag Isyu disclosed. Over 2,000 perished and 700 remained unaccounted for in the wake […]

‘Orphaned’ Iloilo provincial guards

BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER   During the 20th annual assembly of the Iloilo Provincial Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. (coop, in short), at Punta Villa, Iloilo City March 18, yours truly stumbled into a round table discussion with provincial guards who had endless tales to tell.   Uncertainty faces them as they would cease in three […]

Govt coddles mining firms

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper   Antique holds the largest coal deposit in the Philippines, if not the world, yet how come this province remains poor and its people wretched?   During the incumbency of Gov. Salvacion Perez, the province clinched a favorable court decision of more than P700 million in real property tax arrears […]

Waiting while watching cook makes noodles

“Tarzan” is not a man but a noodle resto along Calle Real where diners have the chance of viewing how their orders are prepared by the chef who starts with a dough which in a few  minutes, is turned into fresh noodles.  At P78 per steaming bowl, the noodle soup serves as a meal with […]