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This scene, the statuette and painting of the Virgin Mary greets travelers entering the pre-departure area of the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan. The airport is supposed to be government property, for the public regardless of creed, gender, age and race. BY PET MELLIZA/THE BEEKEEPER Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International […]
BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper One need not belabor the wisdom of opting to be an “atheist”, rejecting the diety peddled by Scholasticism, the one it calls “Absolute Being” (AB), or One, Good, Beautiful, True, All Knowing, All Powerful, and what-not. Humanity continues to accumulate knowledge starting from the pre-historic era when humans have to […]
By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper In Scholasticism, the world is already complete in both material and spiritual realms. Morality is well defined with all principles neatly laid down by Divine Wisdom, and these set of precepts are transmitted to the hierarchs of religion who, in turn, are mandated to hand them down to the faithful […]
BY PET MELLIZA/THE BEEKEEPER People who oppose the RH Bill see it as “immoral”; it promotes promiscuity, among others. Their latest argument is enunciated by Bishop Socrates Villegas, the bill means “corruption.” Feminists like Gabriela, on the other hand, favor it as step to assert women’s struggle for gender equality, to control their bodies and […]
BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Last April 2010, in the homestretch of the local and national elections, somebody erected a billboard at the Western Visayas Regional Medical Center (WVMC) announcing the construction of a wing of the facility to be called “Iloilo City Hospital” The budget came from the discretionary fund of Sen. […]