Archive | January 2013

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Comelec’s Resolution 9615

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper Bombo Don Dolido, Aksyon John Paul Tia, Kapuso John Mandario (Super Radyo) and Kasamang Rod Tecson (RMN) must now notify the Comelec in writing before interviewing any candidate for the May elections. Their days of unhampered live interviews with politicos are now over. Kaput. And so must Bords Trevor Morales […]

IDFI sells press IDs

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper Should Rommel Ynion make it to the May 2013 polls as mayor of Iloilo City, he should restore, pardon this unsolicited advice, to the city government full control of the Dinagyang festival. Since the festivity was handed to a private entity, Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc., (IDFI) a lot of unpalatable […]

Dinagyang: thanking the master for the chain

By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival is a tourism event, a religious occasion, cultural milestone even. The streets of the downtown area will be closed to traffic during the Kasadyahan (Saturday) and the Ati-Ati competition (Sunday). All roads will teem with humanity. The Dinagyang may be a cultural fete but its brand of culture […]

IBP Iloilo Buddha laugh

By Pet Melliza/The Beekeeper One thing that makes me thankful for having gone to Davao City to attend the 14th national convention and 40th anniversary fete of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), January 16-18, is Dr. Jaime Z. Galvez-Tan for his lecture on keeping ourselves fit and healthy. I must confess that most […]

What if he were gracious…

By PET MELLIZA/ The Beekeeper We can only speculate but I am not alone in this view that the political landscape in Iloilo City might be kinder to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog had he taken initiatives, not merely react to his challenger, Rommel Ynion. Ynion, so far, is succeeding in pulling Mabilog by the nose […]

What gives, Joe T?

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper I don’t believe Iloilo City mayor, Jed Patrick Mabilog, is an unreasonable man, much less panicky as to pull off acts that  lead the public to conclude he is one. Yours truly doesn’t believe he is behind the caper done by a chief lieutenant, Joe Tengco, boss of the TMTRO […]

Never again, Iloilo Sports Complex

By Pet Melliza/ The Beekeeper No, the Iloilo Sports Complex, a facility owned by the Iloilo Provincial Government, is not a hideous place. It is just that it should never be allowed again as last judging area for the Dinagyang. I am not against the festival but racketeers crowding City Hall who treat every opportunity […]