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Killer ng reporter, kinasuhan

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.

Abra exec’s kin charged for stray bullet slay

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.

P100,000 reward for stray bullet suspect in Abra

Julliane Love De Jesus INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—A reward of P100,000 has been offered for information that could lead to the arrest of the person who fired a gun and hit an 11-year-old girl in Abra province on January 1.

“No Kiss And Make Up” Between Abra Power Coop, Gov

By Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra –Christmas has not stopped the “word war” between Abra governor Eustaquio Bersamin and the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco).

Rage Ensues Over Abra Three-hour Blackout For NGCP-Aboitiz Miscommunication

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).

Abra angry at Aboitiz Power

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.

Breaking News: Abra is back in darkness

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.

DOE Asked To Go After Pols Intervention In Abra Power Coop

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.

Aboitiz delivers disconnection notice to ABRECO for the nth time

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

Gov’t moves to oust watershed squatters

Dexter A. See BANGUED, Abra—The government has asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make a new survey and establish the boundaries of the Victoria Park, a protected area in the Casamata Hills in this province, to protect it from squatters and ancestral land claimants, Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin said.

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