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Who foots the bill for their indiscretion?


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Who foots the bill to pay the salaries and back wages of reinstated employees earlier ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman? To be more precise, who pays the current and back wages of two employees of Igbaras, Iloilo now that the Omdudsman trashed the memorandum of dismissal recommended by a subordinate? […]

Fetid city slaughterhouse


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER Whenever yours truly comes across the tarpaulin screaming “My City My Pride” with someone’s face grinning from ear to ear beside it, I can’t help but exclaim: “What?” My City My Pride has the most fetid abattoir in all of Iloilo. It churns unsanitary pork that city residents consume unaware […]

Pagkirit-anay liwan, Ex-CICM students II


Life is too complicated to be captured by a mere camera but as the saying goes, it’s better than having no cam at all. The pics here were from the time our group was waiting at the ferry terminal in Iloilo, to our assembly point, Geronca Village bldg. in Bacolod before setting out to Kaitulari […]

Pagkirit-anay sg mga “Ex” of CICM 2012


  Pictures here feature the young and not-so-young alumni of the of the CICM seminary in Talisay, Negros Occidental, The Philippines October 12, 13 and 14, 2012. I thought it was “the reunion” but it turned out to be just a temporary reunion convened in order to plan the gran reunion on November 23, 2012 […]

‘Patarasak’ (Virginia Palanca-Santiago’s exercise of raw power 46)


By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper That’s an apt “kinaray-a” term for Virginia Palanca-Santiago, who before she retired last July, was “assistant ombudsman” for the Visayas, a non-existing post in the Ombudsman Act. It means “reckless” or “thoughtless” act. In “cebuano” it is “pataka” or “pasagad”. The term applies as well to her sidekick, Roderick Blazo, […]

Kamlon, Ibrahim in dilemna whether to praise or curse Art?


By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper The political dusts still siwrl after a gust swept the Liberal Party (LP) landscape in Iloilo. The LP hierarchy has unleashed a shakedown, defying in effect expectations from the ground by letting in a band of strangers to take over the helms of the LP from local members effective September 27. The gamble […]

Ombudsman clears two employees from admin rap


ILOILO CITY – The Office of the Ombudsman reversed the resolution of the Ombudsman – Visayas by dismissing the administrative charges against two municipal employees. In a nine-page resolution received by the respondents October 4,  the Ombudsman concludes: “Wherefore…the memorandum dated 15 February 2007 be reconsidered and set aside. The motion for reconsideration dated 08 […]