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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.

Abra Cooperative Wrestles Off “Thirsty” Power Grab

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”.

Abra folks urge gov’t to take over power co-op

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.

UPDATE: Abra power supply stays, at least for now

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.

Breaking News: Abra power supply now a day to day saga

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.

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