Archive | August 2012

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Patronize manok Bisaya


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER   Iloilo is home to the “litson manok Bisaya”, free ranged chicken marinated then roasted on barbeque stick.   Without mentioning the restaurants offering them, they taste similarly when they are stuffed with tamarind leaves, lemon grass and even dried banana leaves, and broiled on slow charcoal heat.  They command […]

Esplanade: tourism ek-ek


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Our leaders are just too fond of wishing for “foreign tourists” to swarm here. When the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) mulled placing the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan under the “open sky policy”, Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog was ecstatic. According to him, the open sky policy would […]

Sanhedrin vs RH Bill


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER The Philippine Sanhedrin is at it again: threatening with fire and brimstone advocates of the RH Bill or House Bill 4244 sponsored by Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, and Senate Bill 2378 by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Lately, the Sanhedrin, also known as Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), is […]

Who owns Iloilo City Hall, Esplanade?


BY PET  MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Any Juan, Pedro and Maria know that the people own them; everybody knows that except one Jed Patrick Mabilog. Mabilog, mayor of Iloilo City, stakes like the conquistador the two public places as his own to the exclusion of  two local dailies run by the publisher who Mabilog hates. The […]

MIWD water-less again


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, the taps of MIWD were dry. They flowed but the water they produced was not enough even to fill a bucket. MIWD is the acronym for Metro Iloilo Water District but given its dismal performance, it should be renamed Metro Iloilo Water-less District. […]

War on dengue pol show


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Some 1,600 barangay officials of Iloilo City converged at the Iloilo Sports  Complex (ISC) on August 11 to “declare war” citywide against dengue. The organizer, the president Liga ng mga Barangay in the city, of course had more creative plans in mind. It’s obvious that declaring war against dengue at […]

Housing scandal revisited


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER The saga of Pavia Housing Scandal suggests that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales must do more housecleaning. Pavia proposes that the more accurate term is “Iloilo City housing scandal in Pavia” because the town, a mere venue, has nothing to do with the mess. The project, implemented in 2001, targeted to […]