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ABRECO polls a prelude to 2013 polls in Abra

Roger Luna

Syd Vasquez raised the hands of new member of the ABRECO BOD

La Trinidad, Benguet – Elections at the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco), which turned unruly over the weekend, is seen to be a prelude to the upcoming 2013 polls.

“It was highly politicized,” admitted Cordillera police director Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, who also hinted he himself was astonished.

Last Saturday’s election for the one-seat district election for Bangued of the cooperative was reportedly marred with even key political figures influencing the results.

Harassments around the polling area inside the Abreco compound were apparent as partisan political figures were physically present influencing voters, the police said.

“Di naman ganun,” retorted Bangued Mayor Ryann Luna, whose father—Roger—ran versus former Bangued Mayor Ramon Puruganan in the controversial polls. It is not us who were harassing, he insisted, while claiming victory during the cooperative’s election.

But Puruganan is protesting claiming a failure of elections must be have been declared.

Abreco general manager Loreto Seares Jr. was also was caught aghast with the turn of events and why it has to turn that way.

“All we wanted to have is a clean and honest election to fill up the vacancy of the district board so that consumer-members (Bangued district) will have a voice in the 9-member policy making body of the cooperative.”

Presence of peacekeepers was requested to maintain order and the police did what they have to do to thwart the situation which could have led to a more serious situation, said Seares Jr.

With the events, both Seares Jr. and Chief Supt. Magalong takes it as “a learning process”.

Seares Jr.’s only wish was that with Saturday’s “learning”, the consumer-members of Abreco “embrace the spirit of democracy and during such kinds of activities to always exercise their rights.”

While Magalong said, “now we know who is deceiving, who is who,” as the police official claim, they will be circumspect on the next polls with how to deal with situations like these including the 2013 polls.

Out of the 9,000 member-consumers of Abreco, only at least 2,000 went to the polling places.

But even with it, general manager Seares Jr. said, Abreco will rise up to the challenge of further giving selfless service to the consumer-members and the people of Abra.

The Cordillera police, which has been monitoring Abra’s situation ahead of the elections, according to Magalong, “will make the necessary adjustments on how to handle the situation in the 2013 elections.”

Saturday’s “unruly” elections at Abreco was perhaps the first of its kind in the 40-year history of the cooperative. -Artemio Dumlao
http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?articleid=850259
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8 thoughts on “ABRECO polls a prelude to 2013 polls in Abra

  1. either it is prelude or not. somebody or group not from luna should initiate to expose the alleged anomaly and lavish lifestyle og GM and BOD. it should come from the NGOs or the LCE of Abra himself

    Posted by line man | September 19, 2012, 8:16 pm
  2. Lutong makao iti election dita ABRECO ta dayta met gonggong nga Sid Vasquez iti nang decidir para kadaguiti Luna dayta nga election. PALSO NGA ELECTION! Not all the consumers were given the opportunity to vote not to mention that idiot Sid Vasquez brought home the ballots so he can alter them in favor of the Lunas. The election was a farce, the BOD of ABRECO is a joke! That entire lot of IDIOTS should be fired! Plain and Simple!

    Posted by Jefe | September 22, 2012, 5:53 am
  3. Breaking news!! Allan Seares now officially the Vice Mayor candidate of Dominic Valera, now Takit is laughing because he can now control Bangued once again.

    Posted by Postaquio Bulsaamin | September 25, 2012, 10:02 pm
    • Eustaquios wealth from 2007-2012 and still counting is about 500M.paid off houses in US,condos,fairview house and lot,marikina,antipolo,eastwood
      , joy bernos’ wealth 2010-2012 and still counting is about 300-400M (70m PDAF ANNUALLY) 40% no takers so automatically bagi da amin projects,plus dominic plus milas
      Cecylia seares luna’s wealth 300M cars dangdangla residence, hotel in casamata,condos in eastwood, resortsworld,qc,smdc,ferndale,bangued property,tarlac,lagayan,tineg,
      Glenn eduarte’s wealth about 100-150M pigsa met agsugal 200t min bet, 1.2M max vet tadi, properties in tayum, manila , pampanga, cagayan,fort bonifacio
      BOSS JB BERNOS 100M lapaz highlands,20dumptrucks forwards mixers backhoes etc,land cruiser bulletproof 8.5m, e150,grandia, navarra, pasig property,zambales beachfront resort,qc condos, greenbelt, fortboni,guns, gold mining, chikas, bodyguards etc
      Boss jentrix luna 50M dangdangla, ferndale,chengwengpinyung forwarders, condos,trucks,navarras,starex,chikas, bodyguards, bisyong nalulong jeje isu bimmaba networth na jiems ooppps, phoenix gasline
      SiRYAN LUNA 80M tirahan hotel, rylanyan hotel,sogo hotel, quensland hotel,lahat ng hotel jeje,guns goons chikas,baguio propert house n lote, jellybean barbietos takaw, phoenix gasoline,6 army type trucks….to bi continued next!!!

      Posted by Pepeng agimat | September 27, 2012, 7:40 am
  4. boss pepeng agimat, nalipatam met nga inraman jay SALN ni jun ken allan seares nga ceo t abra electric company.

    Posted by sabidong | September 28, 2012, 6:09 am
  5. i want to comment on the issue of graft charges against takit unfortunately wala post dito.

    Posted by popoy | September 28, 2012, 7:19 am
  6. baka agbalin manen nga lunatic cooperative ti Abreco heheh…

    Posted by manna.lon | October 13, 2012, 9:17 am

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