Archive | December 2012

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Escorpion plays it cute


BY PET MELLIZA/THE BEEKEEPER Igbaras, Iloilo mayor Vicente Escorpion continues to play it coy in defying the order of the Ombudsman reinstating two town employees it had earlier kicked out. Municipal treasurer Cynthia Cabanero and accounting clerk Pio Elumba, received October 4 the resolution of the Ombudsman granting their motion for reconsideration, in effect, reversing […]

“I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, His Son…”


 By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper A congressman recited and completed that prayer called “Credo” to the last “amen”. His name is Augusto Syjuco (Lakas, 2nd district, Iloilo). Hallelujah praise the Lord! And he spews that holy vituperation  against the RH Bill. The social medium FaceBook has a box showing nine members of the Lower House, Syjuco […]

‘Apir’ this Yuledtide


BY PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper We don’t need the Department of Health (DoH) to advise us to celebrate the Yuletide with blow horns, electric sounds and lights, instead of fireworks. On second thought though we need that department to nag us twice, thrice and even the umpteenth time to ensure a safe Christmas and New […]

Mabilog’s Kadamay blues


BY PET MELLIZA/The Beekeeper The busiest propaganda bureaus hereabouts belong to the camps of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patgrick Mabilog and his challenger  Rommel Ynion. Aside from tapping friendly reporters and buying radio and cable TV blocktimes, both unreel scenarios that catches public attention. Ynion has Manuel “Boy” Mejorada whose opinion pieces land in The […]

Eye Bag hates RH Bill


BY PET MELLIZA/ THE BEEKEEPER   The RH Bill, though at the back burner the past 15 years, is not about to die yet. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says they have the number to pass it at the Senate.   The staunchest RH Bill proponents at the Senate are women: Sen. Pia Cayetano and Defensor-Santiago; at […]

RH Bill has enough votes in Senate?


That is what Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says in a report that has been “twitted” on my account. Well, that’s good news. The RH Bill has been sidelined the past 15 years, says its principal author at the Lower House, Rep. Janet Garin (1st district, Iloilo). Incidentally, the staunchest RH Bill proponents at the Upper House […]

Pass RH Bill now


By Pet Melliza/ the Beekeeper   Rep. Janet Garin breezed through three straight elections notwithstanding her authorship of the Reproductive Health Bill. She won all elections in the first district of Iloilo Province despite tags denouncing her, a doctor of medicine,  “pro-abortion”.   Oppositors equate the RH Bill to abortion though all that you can […]