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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.

UPDATE: ABRECO to live another day

Earlier, we reported that APRI will disconnect service to ABRECO at noon on November 17, 2014.

ABRECO: “Abra out of the dark”; Not so fast says APRI

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?

Where in the world is Senator Drilon?

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

“Warlord” Arms Seized In Abra

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.

Next target: Abra poll officer

by Zaldy Comanda Bangued, Abra — Provincial Election Supervisor Marychelle Belmes is walking on deadly ground.

Abra Peace Deteriorating?, Abra Mayors Warned VS Losing Control Over Policemen

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.

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