Bangued, Abra (March 3, 2015) – Not long ago, the Philippine flag went up flying again in hinterland Tineg town in Abra. Now comes electricity.
Elections 2016 is just hovering above us. Expect some major movements from politicans and would-be politicians in the next few months. Friends will be foes and foes will be friends.
Ni Raymund Catindig (Pilipino Star Ngayon) TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Sinampahan na ng kasong kriminal ang pangunahing suspek sa pagpatay sa mediamen na si Jacinto “Jack” Torqueza na pinagbabaril noong Oktubre 8 ng nakalipas na taon sa Tayum, Abra.
By Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Police have filed charges against a relative of a budget officer in Tayum, Abra for the death of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet during the New Year revelry.
By Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra –Christmas has not stopped the “word war” between Abra governor Eustaquio Bersamin and the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco).
By Artemio A. Dumlao La Trinidad, Benguet (December 16, 2014) – Rage has ensued over a three-hour blackout Monday noon after an alleged communication lapse between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. (APRI).
Dexter A. See BANGUED, Abra —Aboitiz Power Renewables (APRI) cut off power supply to this province on Monday, restored it after a few hours but angry residents threatened to sue the company for various charges, including the inconvenience of having no electricity, officials said.
Several of our users had inform us that the disconnection has just happened a few hours ago. We checked with our contact at APRI and they confirmed the disconnection.
Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home. Wherever you may be, we wish you all A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year Abrenians! May all your wildest dreams come true… – SysOp Here’s a two-minute compilation video of abrenian.com
By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (December 11, 2014) –The Abra Electric Cooperative holding its board of directors’ elections over the weekend is asking Energy chief Carlos Jerico Petilla to look into the alleged intervention of politicians in the supposedly independent exercise of the cooperative.
We have lost count how many disconnection notices ABRECO has received from Aboitiz Power (APRI). Each time ABRECO somehow was able to avert disaster. Incidentally, exactly 2 years ago today, Aboitiz went ahead and delivered the coup de grace and pulled the plug. Barely a month has gone by since APRI and ABRECO agreed to maintain the status-quo … Continue reading
By Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra — The Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) is wrestling off a “thirsty” power grab as the supposedly apolitical distribution utility has not shaken off the specter of “dirty politics”.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Consumers in Abra province have started a petition urging President Aquino to order a take-over of their rural electric cooperative, which was spared for a second time from a disconnection notice from its power supplier last week.
APRI has agreed to defer ABRECO disconnection until further notice as the cooperative settled the amount of Php9.25 million out of the required Php13.76 million it owed.
Like a sword of Damocles hanging above every Abrenian’s head, the power supply for every household in Abra is a trouble waiting to happen anytime.
Earlier, we reported that APRI will disconnect service to ABRECO at noon on November 17, 2014.
You think that the political turmoil, illegal drugs and the killings is enough as it is to Abrenians, here’s comes another nail in the coffin. How much more misery Abrenians can take?
By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY – The House committee on Public Works and Highways will pursue its scrutiny on the 200-million Abra Provincial Hospital, one among the government infrastructures built by controversial Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation (HCC) being investigated for alleged overpricing and possible corruption.
The province of Abra has been placed under a state of calamity after being assessed as the most devastated of all the provinces in the Cordillera region following the onslaught of Tropical Storm Mario and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon.
By Ernest De Guzman (phdesire.com) With the advances in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) there is no question that embracing the implementation of Electronic Health Record systems is tantamount to increasing the quality of healthcare services.
By Dexter A. See BANGUED, Abra—Senior Supt. Benjamin Lusad, outgoing Abra police chief, recently turned over his post to Senior Supt. Virgilio Laya, saying Abra has shed its image as a hotbed of political conflict and violence.
This just in. The controversial new Abra Provincial Hospital (APH) can’t seem to shake the bad omen. After so many issues on the P200 Million Hospital, here comes another one.
Waste water from the hospital is allegely poisoning the Calaba River.
Here’s some collections of photos I took while vacationing in Abra. Enjoy and more to come…