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Abra might lose power supply again

Abra might lose power supply again
By Artermio Dumlao (philstar.com) | Updated December 25, 2012 – 6:12pm

BANGUED, Abra – Abra might lose power supply again as the AP Renewables Inc. (Apri) issued a fifth disconnection notice to Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) after the cooperative failed to pay its dues.

The fifth disconnection, which was dated December 17, will take effect at 12 p.m. on December 27.

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33 thoughts on “Abra might lose power supply again

  1. potden da met ulo ni jun searesen ah…

    Posted by Tayum City | December 25, 2012, 11:26 am
  2. Im not surprise

    Posted by jestoni | December 25, 2012, 1:20 pm
  3. When this happens, woe to the Seares family. I am certain the people of Abra will vent their collective ire on them. Not unlike a dormant volcano that has accumulated enough power to erupt, the people of Abra will make the members of this family pay for their crimes against the people. The long-suffering people of Abra may not be so forgiving this time. They have had enough of the corruption and dishonesty of this family that dates back to the time of their patriarch. Their monument to their corruption that is the Seares clinic is a stark reminder of their misdeeds. People of Abra feel the corrupt ways of this family because people know them and see them. People see their acquisition of real estate properties, cars. They ask themselves, how can the members of this family accumulate wealth when there is more often than not very few patients confined in their clinic? How can Jun Seares acquire so many cars? Could it be sheer genius, or is the stench of corruption so strong all the people can smell it? My advice to the Seareses is to quit while they’re ahead. Run while you still can. If the people catch up to you, then may your souls rest in peace.

    Posted by pedro abreno | December 25, 2012, 5:17 pm
  4. after all the crisis and humiliating issues of ABRECO wherein the seares are being drag off….here comes the young seares posting in his facebook wat he have for noche buena….lechon, padao, ham, fruits, salads to name a few. uray kasano t ayat ko koma met nga agisagana para pamilyak piman ngem in-unak pay jay pinagbayad ko t consumo mi ah nga kuryente ta narigat t maputdan t silaw na. tatta dadta manen t isasangbay t pinakaputed t kuryente tau t abran….NAGSAKIT NGA PANUNUTEN

    Posted by bunog | December 25, 2012, 5:20 pm
  5. I know how Bunog feels and I also know that like me, most of the people in the benighted province of Abra feel the same way. Well, what else can one say except that the Seareses have lost all sense of shame. Oh well, they never had it to begin with. Posting their noche buena fare on Facebook is the height of insensitivity to the plight of so many Abrenos who can only dream of having even the simplest noche buena. They simply don’t get the message that Abrenos have had enough of their lifestyle, one that cannot be supported by honest means. Shame on all of you Seareses and all of your kin. You are a disgrace to the hardworking and honest Abrenos.

    Posted by pedro abreno | December 25, 2012, 6:55 pm
  6. i saw also the posted pix which gayyem bunog is referring to……its the vice mayor allan seares and his familys feastive noche buena……….
    no wonder, dymphna seares (legal wife of vice mayor allan seares n administrative supervisor of abreco) registered the most cash advances, accdg to an insider.

    Posted by palileng | December 25, 2012, 7:57 pm
  7. do u still consider a young lad of 19 a minor? pardon my ignorance if this age still in your bracket of the so called minors…haven’t seen yet the revision/amendments of the law……

    Posted by palileng | December 25, 2012, 9:32 pm
  8. nasapa ti baro a taw en nu bgat.gimatangak ti ado a bala ko itay,inak raoten balay da gm nu awan kuryente nu bgat!kabaybayad ko laeng d kalman aldaw pay paskua ayat k lng hanak ag penalty agasemet 10percent penalty na.papadalayo amin nga agkakabsat.awan maabak kan allan seares.

    Posted by ikis | December 26, 2012, 5:26 am
  9. puskol man ti ruprupa gm seares ken bod guzman.agresign kayun ah makipagtangen kayo paylang nga nakatugaw dta abreco,dayta jun seares awan pay idi meeting ti sp jay kapitolyo ta mangeg kuma met ti boses na nga ag explain ti abreco.nyj a klase nga tao daytoyen?adu manen ti agpaputok t paltogna nu awan kuryenten.nyan aya dagitoyen.awan pay pakaamu da nu maputdan wenu saan.

    Posted by takosa | December 26, 2012, 5:36 am
  10. ayna apo nagikatak payen ken gm men a driveren narigaten bka hanko maabotan baro taw enen.18 ti lugan ni gm,mamin ano nga agsukat lugan nu pamanila kami tapno handa madlaw.umuna,agsabali kami lugan jay tangadan sakbay usok.ada maymaysa a balay djay sakbay usok,santo la union sukatkami manen resthouse gm,santo manen tarlac,santo manila.sangapulo t lugana djay,nabanbanugak unayen jay maanusanen.kuripot pay.adu t babai na,bga na isu kabaknangan ti abra jay chicks na.flight ko meten gudbye gm gudbye abra.gudbye abreco.gudbye pilipinas

    Posted by gm driver | December 26, 2012, 5:47 am
  11. DOE to help solve arrear problems of Abra power co-op

    Published on Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:11
    Paul Anthony A. Isla

    THE Department of Energy (DOE) is trying to find ways to help the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) resolve its multi-million peso worth of arrears with power generators, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla told reporters Thursday.

    “Even after Abreco restructured its debts with the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower), they still can’t afford to pay their arrears,” the energy chief said in an interview.

    Petilla said Abreco owes PSALM about P350 million, NEA about P27 million, and AboitizPower a little less than P54 million.

    Abreco has already been given demand letters, usually followed by notices of disconnection.

    Petilla said Abreco would usually try to settle a portion of its arrears, and then ends up not paying them again the month after.

    “It’s a vicious cycle which came to a point that they were disconnected from the grid last Dec. 10,” he said.

    After they were disconnected, Petilla said, Abreco settled P5 million of arrears with Aboitiz after three days. But they also have to settle their arrears of P15.9 million for October that is due on Dec. 24. Otherwise, AboitizPower will stop supplying electricity to them.

    Though AboitizPower has agreed to Petilla’s request to give Abreco until Dec. 27 to settle their debt, they are now asking if they could be given up to Jan. 2 to pay their arrears.

    Petilla said the energy department could not just meddle with Abreco’s woes since it is no longer under the NEA but now with the Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA). But among the options also being looked at includes asking President Aquino to use his emergency powers to step in, which could actually take time.

    While AboitizPower suggests that Abreco be managed by NEA, Petilla said that NEA could no longer manage or intervene once an electric cooperative opts to register with the CDA.

    Petilla said even NEA Administrator Edith Bueno is apprehensive in intervening, saying they will only intervene if Abreco wants them to.

    “Unfortunately, indications show that Abreco seems unwilling to receive intervention from NEA,” he said.

    Petilla said there would definitely be power interruptions in Abra, and that even Abra Gov. Eustaquio P. Bersamin has approached him asking for help because they don’t want power interruptions.

    “We can convince the power supplier not to disconnect, but there has to be a change of management to some extent, but the change in management at this point indicates that it would only be temporary solution,” he said.

    In September, former Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras said a number of electric cooperatives in Luzon and Mindanao might be disconnected from the power grid for failing to remit their payment to power generators.

    “As of end-June, all electric cooperatives have P18.68 billion in debt. We have been telling the electric cooperatives since day one that days of free electricity are over because there is no free electricity, as we have privatized the cost of generating capacities,” he said.

    Almendras said that while a number of electric cooperatives are properly operated, there are still electric cooperatives that continue to fail paying the power generators.

    Posted by rev | December 26, 2012, 7:18 am
    • peste true gayam nga almost a billion ti utang ket arreas lng bnabayaran tapos pumapalya pa. a big reason nga agpudot padak nga triger happy. anu say mu col soriano

      Posted by eric shawn | December 26, 2012, 7:55 am
  12. ayan na tatta jay nalaing nga cerafin alzate nga nangidagdagadag t ibaballasiw t abreco from NEA to CDA? ABRECO mandated (where is the principle of cooperativism that is free n voluntary) and collected capital share to its members ngem ayan na ngaruden jay naitintinag mi nga binulanen? lets do math for a clearer view no manon ti naibayad tayon………..

    40,000-member consumers plus (conservative figure)
    X 50 -peso/ month (not exact figure)
    2,000,000-total capital share collection per month
    X 12-months running time (since nov. or dec. 2011)

    24 million pesos—-total capital share collection to date

    sapay koma ta intact pay laeng daytoy nga kwarta t member consumers u……..

    Posted by palileng | December 26, 2012, 5:21 pm
  13. anya t damag jay payables t abreco t NGCP nga agdue no bigat jan. 03, 2013? 5 million pesos t monthly average nga transmission charges tayo dta abra…..tnx n blessed new year to all

    Posted by watersnake | January 2, 2013, 1:00 am
  14. Ammok kuma met ti agusar ti “aliases”…..diak met ammo ti pamay-ak JD, hehe.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | January 3, 2013, 3:23 pm
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