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ABRECO Elections…NOT!

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Syd Vasquez raised the hand of new member of the ABRECO BOD Roger Luna. source FaceBook Public Page

Bangued, Abra. Abra Electric Cooperative (ABRECO) was supposed to hold an election to fill the vacant seat for it’s Board of Directors yesterday September 15, 2012.

But according to a post on United for Abra FaceBook Group, about 10:30 in the morning, the election committee declared and passed a failure of election resolution.

Upon learning of the resolution, one of the candidate Ramon ‘Monang’ Purugganan, a former Mayor of Bangued, walked out of the proceeding.

Strangely, according to the same post, the election resumed later that day.

According to another source, this incident heightened tensions between Purugganan’s supporters and the other candidate Roger Luna’s. There were reported fist fights between the group.

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19 thoughts on “ABRECO Elections…NOT!

  1. ti kayat ko nga maipasa nga resolution ket a resolution be made that abreco will be insvestigated alleged rampant corruption and lavish lifestyle of all its board of directors and the GM. il ask mam to initiate the proccedingds.

    Posted by popoy | September 16, 2012, 2:50 am
  2. i dont care what had happened during the election what i wanted as coop member is the LCE of Abra, SP ,consumers and NGOs should step in to look the issues behind the alleged fist fight bet. former director of abreco and the GM. wag kc tau playsafe mga taong namention ko part ng work nyo yan to investigate sa mga ngpapahirap sa constituent nyo.

    Posted by line man | September 16, 2012, 3:04 am
  3. INCOMPETENCE REIGNS!! Get rid of those overseeing the election and replace them with people who know what they are doing. Meanwhile keep the MIRONS out of the picture!

    Posted by insti | September 16, 2012, 7:28 am
  4. I agree popoy. There should be investigation and audit. ngayon na. dapat malaman ng taong bayan bakit may milyon milyon daw utang ang abreco. paano ngakaroon ng ganito o totoo ba?

    Posted by ??? | September 17, 2012, 7:10 am
  5. Correct me if I’m wrong? Abreco is not covered by the Commission on Audit, so if that is the case there is no check and balance. You are correct line man, the personalities you have mentioned including the CCAGG will step in to the picture now. Hwag na sana kayo mag-play safe. If the people like you and believe in your capacity to lead they will still vote for you, please restore the image of our province.

    Posted by BARANGABANG | September 17, 2012, 4:35 pm
  6. Syd Vasquez is the chairman of the Election Committee. Syd is a supported and works for Mayor Luna. Syd declared a failure of election then retracted later when Monang was gone. The election commence and Roger Luna was declared the winner. So what’s wrong with this picture? Everything is wrong. And to think Syd Vazquez the so called Mr Environment, who claimed he was cheated during the times of Vicsyd Valera, somehow did the same to Monang. You just flush your credibility out the drain Syd. Shame Shame

    Posted by Shame | September 17, 2012, 10:33 pm
    • Electric coops in 5 provinces face disconnection on mounting debt
      By: Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo, InterAksyon.com
      September 17, 2012 6:48 PM

      MANILA – A number of electric cooperatives across the country face disconnection from the grid because of their mounting debts, the Department of Energy said on Monday.

      In a press conference, Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras said electric cooperatives in Lanao del Sur, Albay, Isabela, Abra and Camarines Sur have amassed bulk of over P13 billion in debts of electric cooperatives.

      “Electric cooperatives cannot pay because they are not being run properly,” he said.

      The debt is owed to National Power Corp., Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. and the National Electrification Administration.

      These electric cooperatives risk being cut off from electricity supply as the DOE vowed not to step in on their behalf. 

      “We have been telling the [electric cooperatives] since day one that days of free electricity is not around anymore because there is no free electricity because we have privatized the cost of generating capacities,” Almendras said.

       “If they cannot pay up what they are supposed to pay, then I’m sorry, not even the Secretary of the DOE can stop the disconnection,” he said.

      Besides the threat of disconnection, Almendras said electric cooperatives’ poor operations and collections are hampering power projects in the country.

      According to DOE estimates, at least a dozen proposed power plants have stalled because their proponents have had a hard time securing financing for their respective projects.

      “None of them are moving because they cannot achieve financial closing unless they can show an acceptable off take arrangement [or supply deal with distribution utilities],” Almendras said.

      To improve the operations of electric cooperatives, lawmakers need to pass legislation amending the charter of the NEA, he said.

      Posted by Po | September 17, 2012, 10:56 pm
      • the personalities mentioned by lineman can initiate a proceedings to determine the status of our coop. the problem is some local officails intead na tignan ang problema na abreco ngiinstigate cila na kaguluhan within the abreco.

        Posted by jack rubi | September 19, 2012, 12:40 am
    • Pabasolem ah da Demonic, diay asawa ken anak na joy of sex. Adda da Amin didiay. No madi kayat ti Tao Idan. Uray ananuem.

      Posted by Badz Domingo | September 22, 2012, 6:02 am
  7. and the info that i gathered from the circle of tsismoso from the PNP. the PNP again is to be blamed of what had happened during the election

    Posted by jack rubi | September 19, 2012, 1:13 am
  8. Daytoy ti basa-en yo apo http://www.baguiocity.com/news_article/abreco-spends-p189m-technical-services-5-years. Su met la nga pati 25m nga cheque ti abrecon ket talbog.

    Posted by Badz Domingo | September 22, 2012, 5:53 am
  9. abreco if not no. one (1) is in the top ten of the highest in rate in the phils., why? ask the management, it is supposed to be a cooperative-the rate is higher than meralco. why?

    Posted by korikz | September 25, 2012, 1:14 pm
    • damagem diay ERC, haan nga abreco ti agapprove ti bukod na nga rate. Adda pending nga application ti rate increase, adda met consultation ti consumers sakbay approbaran ti ERC

      Posted by fistbewithyou | September 25, 2012, 3:44 pm
  10. Read the above article by journalist Anonuevo where DOE Sec. Almendras just warned that electric cooperatives including Abra coop will be cut off with electricity supply due to their mounting debts from the NPC who is in control of the said supply. Sabagay, saan met nga masapul nga makita ti pagsasaritaan ta mabalin pay nga iyarasaas, ngem kasanon ngay dagitoy business establishments tayo nga pagdepdepen-dian toy agtungtunglab la ngaruden nga economiya tayo?

    Posted by imon | September 26, 2012, 12:44 pm

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