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?
Today, the Philippine Senate started to look into the involvement of Senate President Franklin Drilon on the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center. While this is going on, where is Senator Drilon? He’s actually here in the U.S. This photo was taken today in a Premium Outlet in Livermore, California. Notice in the background is Drilon … Continue reading
by Artemio A. Dumlao La Trinidad, Benguet –An arms cache suspected to belong to a warlord whom police did not name yet, was seized at a barangay chairman’s home in Lagayan town in Abra.
by Zaldy Comanda Bangued, Abra — Provincial Election Supervisor Marychelle Belmes is walking on deadly ground.
By Artemio A. Dumlao La Trinidad, Benguet – Abra mayors were aptly warned by the Cordillera police that they would lose their control over their policemen if they won’t cooperate with the peace efforts in the province.
by Zaldy Comanda Camp Bado Dangwa, Benguet — Two high-ranking officials of the Abra Police Provincial Office (PPO) are set to be relieved of their posts on Wednesday in a bid to improve the anti-crime drive in this province, following the killing of newsman-turned-administrative officer of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Jack Turqueza.
Multiple cases has been filed against Lagayan Mayor Jendricks Luna and 5 others in connection with the disarming of two police officers and the shooting of La Paz Mayor JB Berno’s vehicles on September 30, 2014. The cases were filed in the Ombudman by CIDG. Watch Video Here in a report by Balitang Ilokano.
By Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra – Abra province is already out from the dark after the twin typhoons Luis and Mario that ravaged Northern Luzon.
By Artemio A. Dumlao La Trinidad, Benguet – A region-wide shake-up at the Philippine National Police in the Cordillera looms at the heels of Wednesday night killing of an administrative officer of the Abra provincial prosecutor’s office.
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…