Here’s a comment from one of our users. I would think it deserves to be posted on our main feed:
For the past two weeks, Abra has borne witness to heavy artillery of statements tossed from your camp to the Abreco management.
The brownout that precipitated all of these has long been gone and electric power has been restored in all the franchise areas of Abreco in the province. Yet the blame game goes on; all fingers are pointed toward Abreco that is relentlessly demonized in the local media and in social networks. Everything but the kitchen sink has been thrown to the hapless cooperative.
Amid the alarm and confusion spawned by your bombardment, the Abreco management is furiously working round-the-clock to survive the financial crisis besetting its operations. All the attack leveled against it would not distract Abreco from the mandate of delivering quality, safe, secure, reliable, and affordable electric power supply to its 40,000 plus member consumers.
If Aboitiz’s intransigence is the Damocles’ sword hanging above Abreco’s neck, your incessant bickering about leadership change is the albatross hovering menacingly over Abreco’s back. We admire your political acumen in riding piggyback on this issue to reap maximum mileage for your re-election campaign. You parlay misery adroitly into publicity points.
On second thought, aren’t you just wagging the dog’s tail, Sir and Ma’am, in order to divert attention from your own imminent Waterloo viz the unfinished Abra provincial hospital project? Just asking. But let us not digress.
Admittedly, the financial woes of Abreco continue to fester for many billing months to come, like an open gangrenous wound that refuses to heal. Well-intentioned leaders like the Congresswoman have already offered their substantial help to salve and save this ailing public utility organization.
Aside from your maneuverings at NEA, PSALM, Aboitiz, and of late at DOE, and your collaboration with certain NGOs all geared toward leadership change in Abreco—what can the Abreños expect from you in order to address the issue on power crisis?
Do you intend to play possum indifferently until the right moment of power grab plays right into your hands? In that case, you may be correct in expecting a lot of pay-offs from this mess. That’s what you are conjugally in power for. (When in control, ponder.)
Or, you could be in for a big surprise if and when the shit in the fan flies back into your matrimonial face. The winds of change alter direction without your knowing it.
You should not wait out for the mess to run its course. Abreco needs all the help it can get, sans your obstructionist posturing, sans your blatant scheming for more power.
In moments like this, you have the rare opportunity to stand tall in exercising statesmanship above the reach of small quarrels and short expectations. You should help Abreco without setting the pre-condition of possessing it.
After all the artillery of harsh words and dubious plans, you can still emerge big in the hearts of Abreños if you can salve and save Abreco too, beyond mere lip service.
To quote Don José María Aruznendiarrieta: “Cooperativism is the affirmation of faith in human beings, in work, in integrity, in human coexistence, all of which are facing constant and progressive improvement.”
We, your constituents, hope and pray for your enlightenment.
Leopoldo P Ardiente