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Govt studies takeover of Abra electric co-op

By Alena Mae S. Flores | Posted on Feb. 05, 2013 at 12:01am

The Energy Department asked the board of Abra Electric Cooperative to comply with certain conditions of its financial rehabilitation or face a possible management takeover.

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla told reporters he concluded a meeting with the stakeholders to discuss Abra Electric’s repeated failure to settle its obligations.

Petilla said Abra Electric was disconnected by Aboitiz Power Corp.’s subsidiary AP Renewables Inc. on Jan. 24 for five hours until the local government unit of Abra paid P4.7 million.

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126 thoughts on “Govt studies takeover of Abra electric co-op

  1. Sec. Petilla, Sir we the consumers of ABRA favor a management takeover, because if you let this GM run the show it will be the same. “SUMALASU”. Sir, we pray for this “management takeover”.

    Posted by Jingo | February 5, 2013, 11:39 pm
    • not all, am only in favor of the management take over if personalities to compose the new management are not protegee of politicians.

      Posted by eric shawn | February 6, 2013, 5:37 am
      • Would you like my mommy to take over as GM of ABRECO??

        Posted by Joylibee | February 6, 2013, 6:44 am
        • why not she is qualified. she worked as govt employee before she become a succesful bussinesswoman. even madam x is also gualified accndgly she held various position in america before she became a first lady.

          Posted by eric shawn | February 6, 2013, 8:24 pm
  2. apay tga DOE ni mommy’n? kaanu pay?

    Posted by KIPIT | February 6, 2013, 7:52 am
  3. ni MOMMY D attorny, let’s give her a chance konak koma ngem haan met nga qualified ta asawa met t politician, senate bill 3389 wc has been passed on third and final rdg in d senate n house of reps, nu haanak nga agkamali ket paritan na dgiti politician ken relatives up to 4th civil degree nga agofficial t kooperatiba t kuryente

    sent from my myPhone

    Posted by KIPIT | February 6, 2013, 9:26 am
  4. Dismantle our cooperative!
    Allow our national government to reconstruct and manage it permanently, NOW. There should be no more political intervention, otherwise we will be suffering again a lot of issues that further humiliate Abrenians all over the world. We have been known as corrupt politicians or bunch of thieves but unluckily and surprisingly our court system could not prosecute us. WHY?
    My guess is, maybe the ruling party want to use them for future election strategical purposes for their political advantage refusing to accept the fact or without regards to the majority voters who are already vomiting them. But what advantage if our life is still miserable due to this still unfulfilled promise of eradicating corruption in all levels including municipal and barangay? How in the world could they convince us again to vote for their next Presidential candidate?
    The President’s “Matuwid Na Daan” advocacy in our province is disrespected by most if not all politicians who are willing to kill just to gain access to our taxpayers money, foreign aids, and foreign debts. When the President is gone, don’t expect too much from his predecessor for as the most honest president, he can’t do it in our province how much more if he is gone?
    Would it be better if we the silent majority voters would see these thieves jailed first then pouring out our overflowing support to whoever run as their Presidential candidate? If they couldn’t, would it be more practical if we will take another chance again from others?
    It’s your vote, it’s your life, you decide…!!!
    As a starter, let’s observe first how the remaining years of the President unfold.

    Posted by tuloy ang laban abra | February 6, 2013, 12:26 pm
    • I wonder if the ABRECO cooperative would consider selling to a private entity.

      Posted by interested buyer | February 6, 2013, 5:35 pm
      • abra lng tau let our national leaders resolve their issue in their level. as for possible replacement of gm jun seares a lot of qualified abrenns who are working at the private sector with vast experience in organizing people for a purpose of empowering them to be a productive to the community. we can find them at sss, adtempco, pag-ibig, bank managers.corporate lawyers, ex politicians.if u dnt like them then we choose among the woman behind the success of our present leaders haha.

        Posted by eric shawn | February 6, 2013, 7:17 pm
    • correction: Instead of predecessor it should be “successor”, thanks….

      Posted by tuloy ang laban abra | February 9, 2013, 9:06 pm
  5. Well said Eric, but GM Jun is not jumping off the ship, not just like Mrs. MD Seares who is jumping off. Kapit tuko giem. pati arinsaid wenno ittep awan pakawanen na, he, he, he,

    Posted by Jingo | February 7, 2013, 5:51 am
  6. Congrats GM Jun Seares, 3 months is a blessing to you and to the people of Abra. Capitalize from it, prove your worth. I always know that you can do it. We are behind you..

    Posted by Carmelita Omli | February 7, 2013, 7:42 am
  7. Asus adu met ti kiteb kada sipsip ditoy Abra gayam! LOL

    Posted by Waikiki | February 7, 2013, 12:25 pm
    • What do you mean Waikiki or Madam C? Could you please elaborate it?
      Thanks……

      Posted by Sir Yoo | February 7, 2013, 2:34 pm
    • That’s absolutely true Waikiki, too sad, too many sipsip and balimbing there in Abra. Time to reflect and assest ourselves, and we’ll know that the attitude and manners of our provincemates, hinders the progress of our beloved province. To the people of Abra, you can always count on me. I am very happy to be of help. I have the resources, just let me know.

      Posted by Carmelita Omli | February 7, 2013, 8:59 pm
  8. I’m all for the suggestion of tuloy ang laban abra. Maraming kasangkot diyan na bagsakan ng sisi. Mga nagkakanya-kanyahan sila kaya ang kapakanang pampubliko ay tuluyang nalapastangan. Maraming mga kamay ang naghalu-halo at naki-pagluto riyan kaya milyones man ang makokolekta kung kurakot ang pupuntahan at mismanagement na pamamalakad ang partner niyan, talagang walang pupuntahan ng Abreco.

    Posted by Ruben C. Piston | February 7, 2013, 7:34 pm
  9. Madamne Omli, just a piece of advice mam Jun seares will never succede he has tarnished the name of the whole SEARES clan of abra imbabain na amin ida so pls try to stop helping him because you do not actually know the real score of abra politics!

    Posted by Pedro Acena | February 7, 2013, 10:08 pm
    • I have spoke to the good GM the other day, I can see the sincerity of his heart to solve the crisis. It was inherited, he was a victim. Debt was there before his appointment. He needs the help of everyone. Stop calling me names pls, it just shows how barbaric the abrenians are

      Posted by Carmelita Omli | February 7, 2013, 10:35 pm
      • nt good alibi ms omli it shows how weak his management skils. it was a public knowledge before that abreco was financially broke yet he applied for the job and one of his mandate is to fix abreco . he failed so he must be accountable to the consumers who entrusted him to lead the coop to its objective.

        Posted by eric shawn | February 7, 2013, 11:48 pm
        • if indeed he inherited debts when he assumed as gm what did he do did he investigated his predecessor? if he did nothing another accmuntability tn the consumer

          Posted by eric shawn | February 8, 2013, 9:50 pm
  10. ne apay nga mangiramraman ka metten apo omli?BARBARIC? sinno? kitaem ta bagim ! omlisolution !!! maysa ti nagkomentaryo,iraman nakami amin a taga abra ! BARBARIC ? OMLISOLUTION !

    Posted by pagalsem | February 7, 2013, 11:44 pm
  11. I think many hate me because of my position to defend the GM. Try to understand, people! He is still the GM. Not just anybody could remove him from his position, even the president of the Philippines could not. Its a democratic process, its a majority decision. So, what shall we do? Force him out illegally? Isn’t it better to help him?

    I’m optimistic that he will serve ABRECO until he retires at the age of 60.

    Posted by Carmelita Omli | February 8, 2013, 1:12 am
    • to be humane justice must be served. that is the rule of law

      Posted by eric shawn | February 8, 2013, 3:59 am
    • How democratic processes resolves anything Madam C if our mind is killing us of guilty conscience especially if the accusation is true?

      Posted by lemon tree | February 8, 2013, 2:19 pm
    • Ms. C, that’s very nice for you to say because you do not live here in Abra, you do not feel what we feel. Kakaasi ti kasasaad mi ditoy maipanggep iti dayta nga Abreco, aglalo tay bassit a negosiok ket koryente ti kasapulan na. La nasayaat kaniam dita ta aglaplapusanan ka ti dolyar. No adda mangidaulo ti demonstrascion laban ti agdama nga management ti Abreco sumurutak pa yen, makaamo na ditan.

      Posted by Jingo | February 8, 2013, 5:51 pm
    • with all due respect madam, would you believe me if i say mr jun seares is not a legitimate gm of abreco since he did not pass the qualifications of being one? for god sake, where can u find a ceo or a general manager who is not a degree holder, only in abreco? we all know that jun is a college drop out and has no experienced in any business related endeavors. if he is sincere enough as what you are claiming, why is he so afraid to face the member consumers thru general assembly to inform us whats really the status of the coop? why is it only now he realizes the many short fall of his leadership? regarding your so-called inherited debts of abreco, what did he do during his early years of office to present just to ease down that heavy load being shouldered by his leadership? got a lot questions to ask if your gm would only avail himself to us member consumers…..
      your affiliation to the GM really disturbs me…..but i do believe only a mother could love the most cursed and hated son!

      Posted by watersnake | February 8, 2013, 8:44 pm
  12. Ang problemang tinatamasa ngayon ng Abreco ay hindi kayang lutasin ng iisang tao dahil ang ugat ng problema ay sanga-sanga. Ang mismanagement na minana ng bagong halal na management board ay hindi rin kakayaning lutasin ang pagsabog bigla ng problema na nahilom na lamang dahil sa katagalan na nitong naroroon. Magmilagro man si Jun Seares, kahit magpakasanto pa – hindi malulutas ang probema ng Abreco ng basta-basta, dahil sa dami ng kabalbalang pumapaikot sa kooperatiba na ito. May jumpers diyan. May mga hindi nagbabayad diyan. Nariyan pa na Overstaffed ang kooperatiba sa pinansiyal, pero undermanned naman sa performance outcome. Nariyan pa yong abusadong paggamit sa gratis at pribelehio. Sisihan dito, sisihan doon – hala, pasahan ng paninisi at pambubuska. Ang mga mamamayan ay walang pakialam hangga’t hindi sila nakakaranas ng inconvenience’, By the time na dapat makialam sila, huli na at puro ANGAL na lamang ang alam na ikontribyut. Maigi pa nga na i-take over ng national body at baka sakaling mapipilitan lahat ang bawat apektadong sektor na gumalaw-gumanap ng nararapat at magsasakatuparan ng obligasyon . Isa pa, para maiwasan ng pangungurakot.

    Posted by Ruben Piston | February 8, 2013, 5:31 am
  13. putyaragis……fooliticians ameng!……….ken dakayo met a as-aso da ituloy u latta a pabangloen dagita amo yo…..d kayo lang mabain nga mangpakpakan kadaguita pamilya yo iti naggapo iti nakarugrugit a banag…….baka d yo pay napanonot nga dayta kwarta nga inkayo ingatang ket biyag iti nakagapwan na……damn…….boyok!

    Posted by qif | February 8, 2013, 9:10 am
  14. Wen, met kakadua. Ms. Omli is the only defender of GM Jun. La no isu ti adda nga kapanunutan na, tay kunadan kursunada na ti underdog. La ket counter-arguments ti i-presentar yo, saan nga atake ti character na, kas kuna ni Atty. JD. La, manso ngarud idatag yo ta counter yo, tapno naganganas ti agbasa.

    Posted by Jampol | February 8, 2013, 8:21 pm
  15. The way i see this , Mrs. Omli is not defending Jun Seares but instead itortorong na laeng ngata met apo ti pagsayaatan ti cooperatiba ti abra by talking to this lameduck GM. I was listening to the Tuinguian Umali ket awan met apo ti makitak wenno nangeg ko nga pinangbastos ni Hans Luna kada apo Adonis, mam Bersalona kenni Mam pura, ti la ibagbagana ket para ti pagsayaatan awan ti pinagbastos na datoy nga ubing but according to a person nga nakangeg kano ket bastos isuna but the truth ket awan apo ti naaramid nga madi.
    Mrs. Omli if i were you nasayaat ka unay nga tao ta ada met makunam a prisipiom so just stay away with the mess that was created by the Gm and board of directors nga impangoluan ti kaolbodan kenn kaalasan ti ugali nga DAVID GOLIATH GUZMAN nga mahilig ti REPRESENTATION AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCE!!!!!!!! i also have heard the interview of DAVID TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ket dinamag da kanyana no ada miss management ti abreco ket kunana ada so the mere fact that he admitted the faulth then by all means he should resign right away ngem ti rason nga saan nga maka ikat isuna ket gapo ta involve isuna ti corruption ti abreco.
    Now let the will of the people decide if they want Gm or DAVID stay and also some of the BOd or agkiddeem latan ti pobre nga tao ditoy abra, we need not only to brave to fight their evil acts to prove they are wrong.

    Posted by Pedro Acena | February 8, 2013, 8:52 pm
    • I also heard the tapes and my humble analysis/impressions are these:
      1. I admire the courage of Roger Luna in lambasting the inadequacies of the Abreco management/operation by reporting it or seeking assistance from the NBI;
      2. Hans Luna’s aggressive style is well-suited in the Congress and I hope he will be elected as our representative in the law making body where he could introduce a Bill that seperates our Province into two. If he succeeds, I still want him to be our Congressman to the newly created province and Bernadine Joson as our Governor. We can use my place sitio of Lingsad as the site of our Capitolyo and center of commerce if you want. I don’t care if they run us like hell as long as long as there’s no more killings and they will assist our children to obtain a college degree or skill thru free scholarship for the minorities and other school/trade programs for the poor and under-privileged. The old province shall be then run by Rimat and Pedro Abrenio and other peace-loving citizens of Bangued and its vicinities like the Governor’s wife (maybe?) or citizens of left-over municipalities from the new province; and
      3. The over-all result is quite impressive for I found out that not just the majority victim of Abreco’s problem with the support of good governance groups are pushing hard for its rehabilitation for long-lasting solution but with the involvement of the Luna family also. My only wish however is, if the present management could no longer endure and if the national government will take over, forming its fresh “Management Team” or hiring allowable number of workers would be then in accordance with the existing Civil Service laws and regulations in order to avoid professional jealousy and favoritism.
      Lesser corruption? What, I can’t hear you?

      Posted by pitti-pitti | February 11, 2013, 12:39 pm
      • I am sorry, I forgot to include for this rehabilitation effort (NEA transfer?) and thank the Governor and his board members of their contribution in making Abreco operable again although not all of them were present during the forum.

        Posted by pitti-pitti | February 11, 2013, 1:11 pm
  16. @Waikiki…..can you tell me which thread you are referring that “kipit” made allegations about my OMLISOLUTIONS? I haven’t been on facebook or even on this site for the last 2-days. I’d appreciate very much.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 9, 2013, 1:16 am
  17. Atty JULIDIZON….it’s urgent you please contact me……facebook PM. A’d appreciate it very much. Thanks.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 9, 2013, 1:18 am
  18. kung hei fat choi,

    To madam c, we appleciate so much yol intention to help the plovince, i know you’l a good pelson, keep up!

    Posted by CHINESE COMMUNITY | February 9, 2013, 7:23 am
  19. Please stick to the topic! Out of topic comments will be deleted without warning. Any user who doesn’t follow the rules will be banned indefinetly. thank you.

    SysOp

    Posted by SysOp | February 9, 2013, 11:29 pm
  20. Thanks Atty Dizon and Sysop…..and I cannot figure out all of these comments with my name? I did not make these comments at all? How in the hell this ever happen? Okay la koma if they do not make “mud” of my name ? What is the connection of “OMLI SOLUTIONS” to your discussions? Talking about my integrity? I have been running this business for almost 40 years….and I still am? What’s you guys problem? I was never in jail or never been suspended to run my business? So, I don’t understand the gossips as posted by a “KIPIT” (I have not seen it yet and I tried to look diay thread nga imbaga ni “Waikik)i”. Adda latta met ah pagbiddutan ti maysa nga business especially this kind of business that I ran. Makabasol to pay tay lisensiyado ket kalalaingan nga abogado, siak to la ketdin? At least I don’t “scam” people. At least saanak nga agkurkurakot. At least saanak nga agpuspsipos ti ulo ti tao. Nia problemam kaniak “KIPIT”? THINK BEFORE YOU TRY TO HURT ME ta dikanto maguilty conscience. Sorry kaniayo nga dadduma . Nasayaat met ti intentions ko ngem adda latta met gayam dagidiay “dakes” ti pampanunot da ti pada da nga tao. AGAIN, saan ko nga mabalin nga husgaran ni Jun Seares inggana awan ebidensiyak. The discoonections and black-outs in Abra doesn’t mean he is a criminal. We’re working on the Rehab Plan and I have in my hands “audit reports from 2003-2006. I am reviewing it and when the time comes…….I will promise you, I will present all my “findings” and hopefully “answers” to all the questions you all dreading to hear.

    Some of you is also asking how is he able to afford to buy all those expensive cars nga kunayo? Adu met ngata ah ti “diskarte” na nga madi yo ammo? Do you guys have proof nga naggapu ti Abreco? Nalaing tayo nga aghusgar ti padatayo nga tao ngem awan met ebidensiya yo? No mapaneknekak ngata nga awan inusar na nga kuarta ti Abreco, agparintumeng kayto ngata amin nga agpakawan kaniana? Naalas nga kababalin ti agpabpabasol ti saan nga nasayaat ti padam nga tao ta Lord is up thereto give his Judgment Day ti maysa ken maysa kadatayo. Daytoy kakabsat ket just a gentle advise from your humble Mng COT. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT! Why can’t we just be happy for one another?

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 10, 2013, 4:00 pm
    • …to their discussions kunak koma…sorry

      Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 10, 2013, 4:23 pm
    • Can you make a brief outline of your arguments on issues that you want to raise or had been raising Ms Omli? Please do it in numerical order so it will be easier for others to refer to them in their counter-arguments. Thank you!

      If we can discuss the issues in a civilized and methodical manner we can surely provide a clearer prospective on what is going on with ABRECO, if we go on the name calling or character assassination of posters, or spitfire of foul words…I can only see that we are justing our time and are not really true to our claim that we care for our beloved province but more on gutter talks that evoke hatred and not a productive dialogue!

      C’mon we can “agree to disagree” and while Abra has been tagged as the Killing Field of the North ( after that movie Killing Fields set in Cambodia), I’d like to believe that we can still allow Reason to prevail instead of barbaric behaviors! After all we would ALL want Abra to be a better place to live in for us, for our children and their children and for all future generations to come and be able to stand proud to proclaim to the world that they are ABRENIANS!!!

      WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

      Sent from my iPhone

      Posted by attyjulidizon | February 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
    • Misis, your above post makes me smile! I know you are not that naive, misis. We do not need a rocket scientist to figure out (who and how) this Abreco mess. Was there a similar problem before he assumed his GM-position? How did he manage to have this position? He does not even qualify for this position. Some powerful politicians must have a hand in his appointment as gm. Now do not tell us that you don’t know the character of most of our politicians. I call them MONEYsians. I tell you the GM may not be the sole beneficiary of this mess. He knows what happened. He knows where the money went to. Command responsibility, misis. Mr. Seares should resign at least. I say at least because he can and will never do what a japanese GM will do under similar “messy” situation.

      Posted by waikiki | February 15, 2013, 4:18 am
  21. Ms. Omli sees Abrenians as barbaric, that is probably how the GM portrayed the people of Abra. No wonder they get along together. Whatever they do, the objective here is to have a continuous uninterrupted supply of electricity for the province of Abra.

    Posted by Bangued Abra | February 11, 2013, 9:02 am
  22. dimo gayam nabasa, misis. la baamon no dimo nabasa. total awan met ti nangeimention kenka no ania dediay. tuloy to debate . . .

    Posted by waikiki | February 11, 2013, 11:16 am
  23. La, diyo unay padakkelen deta nga banag a barbaric . . . total, adu met ti primitive ken uncivilized ti labasda nga agpopost ditoy kas kaniak . . . he he he he. nia ti ilokanonan aya ti barbaric itayen . . . LAGLAG! LOL

    Posted by conan da barbaryan | February 11, 2013, 2:22 pm
    • BARBARIC ti ammok nga kayat na a saw-en ket taga barbario, wen met barbaric tayo ta taga barbario tayo ngarud, ta ti abra ket kasla bassit lang nga bario ti ili nga Pilipinas. U-LOL! 😕

      Posted by CHINESE COMMUNITY | February 11, 2013, 11:48 pm
  24. Let’s stick t the issue here. The comments of ms omli defending jun seares only shows her ignorance of the real problem plaguing abreco and abra. Does she know what she is saying? I don’t think so. By the way she talks, she is a friend of jun seares. Defending a friend is indeed noble but defending the more people from suffering is sublime. Ms omli for your information the woes of abreco started eversince jun seares took over as gm. His predecessor atty marrco bautista run abreco with excelence. When he stepped down to run for mayor of san juan, indeed abreco had debts but minimal maybe approximately 10 million. During his term abreco was one of the big depositors of abra. Abreco was being given 3% discounts every month for paying npc for prompt payments of its bills. The employees of abreco enjoyed all the benefits allowed by law. Then came jun seares, abreco started to avcumulate debts now amounting to 350 million plus, that is to power suppliers only. Abreco could only pay on or after due date. Abreco has not paid the remitances of employees to BIR, sss, pag ibig and philhealth. Employees are no longer enjoy their benefits like 13th month pay among others. Why these happened is the question in the minds of the consumer members. Ms omli that should be your question to your friend jun seares and tell it to us if you really want to help the people of abra as you claim. Ms omli to give you some background of where the money of abreco went. With his meager salary as gm, could he afford the various luxury vehicles he posses? Could he afford maintaining several concubines with his salary alone. Could he give lavish gifts such aas cars and others to his women? You could ask that to your friend jun seares. Tell your friend to face the member consumers and show proof of where the money went and let the people judge and not you saying that he sits there until he retires. To my mind a new management is needed. Instead of retenching people who have served abreco for much longer than he had for no valid reasons he should resign instead. For how could he run a big coopertive such as abreco whe did not even manage his family and himself. Let the people decide his fate, not me, not you, not the BOD but the member consumers in a general assembly. Ms omli I hope ypu will be there to defend your friend but I hope that time ypu will be on our side. A copy of the financial statement of abreco has been leaked out, you could ask your friend to provide you for your perusal. Anyway you could also come and defend your friend in court for several employees of abreco have sued him and his cohorts for syndicated estafa.

    Posted by mario bang | February 11, 2013, 9:44 pm
    • My friend Mario, I think the good lady is now painstakingly studying (free of charge?) the Abreco’s “Financial and Progressive Reports” that would finally shed light on how its present predicament drew the ire of consumer-members. We can not judge her yet as playing favoritism or bias until the moment of truth comes where she will reveal the real culprits, accomplices, or front players of this alleged corruption or mismanagement. Hopefully, she would not let any single stone unturned in uncovering the truth which may provide stern warning for the future if she still desires to serve her province mates in a provincial-wide basis that if elected “she will not tolerate under any circumstances any anomalies or abnormalities and determined at all costs to dismantle the knots and bolts of corruption in all levels, barangay up to the national, political or not, especially those who are just using their office or agency as scapegoat for corruption in our province ”
      Needless to mention, she is a die-hard member of a politically-oriented organization committed to save life and human dignity of people in our ravaged province.

      Posted by domin-gorda | February 12, 2013, 11:12 am
      • Dormin gorda what she has is her hands are the financial stetements of abreco are the years 2003 to 2006 when abreco was in its best state. What she should see into are the years that followed 2006 where there were no general assemblies done to show the financial state of the coop.

        Posted by mario bang | February 12, 2013, 8:49 pm
        • Don’t worry Mr. Mario Bang. I will also ask for those years. I am doing one step at a time sir. Thanks you for your patience.

          Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 13, 2013, 1:27 am
        • Mario Bang….Best state? you’re very wrong sir. I have my findings and you’ll be shock when I post all of it. I am taking my time coz I don’t like to cause any problem with anyone. Can you answer me why NEA was replaced by CDA? I like to know what you know? Thanks.

          Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 14, 2013, 4:05 pm
  25. In the beginning, as everyone knows I was one of those who wanted him removed and prosecuted. I have never met Jun Seares nor spoken to him in anyway. All I know, he is a Seares Boy. Adu ti saan nga makmakan ti aso nga pammabasol kenkuana ti kaadduan and I was led to believe all of that. So many accusations from almost everyone but I do not see anyone of any ‘evidence”. The disconnections which resulted to blackouts and delayed payments and defaulting to all the “providers” doesn’t mean he “stole” all the money of Abreco? We all have to take into consideration that Abreco is already a “debt-ridden” cooperative before his takeover. What does that mean? I’ll leave that for all of you to answer. He took over a “debt-ridden” cooperative hoping to be able to fix the problems, but he didn’t realize he was going deeper and deeper until everything is going out of proportion. Everyone is also wondering about his lifestyles and his expensive cars. Ti tao nadumaduma ti diskarte na ti panagbiag. Adda dagidiay naalisto ken nasuerte. If I can prove to all of you nga saan nga naggapu ti Abreco ti inggatang na kadagita nga luglugan, what are you guys going to do? Kneel before him and ask forgiveness? Adu ngata met ah ti connections na ti “buy and sell”?

    FACTS: GM Seares is being accused of misuse of Abreco funds, pocketing Abreco funds, in short accused of stealing all the moneys of Abreco causing the disconnections and or delays of payments to all the providers. ABRECO has been a “debt-ridden” cooperative before his takeover.

    ARGUMENTS: 1. GM Seares is been employed since 2007, somehow; managed to take care of the debts.
    2. GM Seares was not asked to leave his post until only recently by biased politicians and
    by manipulated consumers.
    3. Dept of Energy (DOE) somehow believes he can fulfill his promise to follow the “Rehab Plan
    presented at the DOE meeting.
    4. All of the prominent Energy providers including DLIG were present at the DOE meeting and
    unanimously agreed to the decision of Sec. Petilla to retain GM Seares to his post for 3-mos.
    possibly longer as long as he is going to fulfill the Rehab Plan.
    5. GM Jun Seares should not be removed until he is proven guilty.
    6. NO POLITICIANS should be allowed to intervene to the affairs of ABRECO.
    7. NO POLITICIANS ALLOWED TO COERCE OR MANIPULATE ANY OF THE BOD and most
    especially the consumers.
    8. I have in my possession the Audit Reports from 2003 to 2006 and I am reviewing them. I will
    make sure the public will know about my findings.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 12, 2013, 12:40 am
    • I also have a copy of the REHAB PLAN. I cannot divulge the goals set for GM Seares because I do not trust the gov’t for now.

      Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 12, 2013, 12:47 am
      • Ms. C, the rehab plan has been leaked, upon my studies at the end of the day there is only one solution, that is necessary funding. Where in the air could he (GM Jun) could he get this. We are speaking of millions of pesos almost every week or every 10th day of the month to pay the necessary payment to the power provider. Well maybe he have the means, let us see.

        Posted by Jampol | February 13, 2013, 12:35 am
    • Madam C, what if the Coop could not follow the approved Rehab Plan, are you willing to sacrifice your own financial resources( without interests) with the CONDITION that all BOD members, the legal division who set to file a case against Mayor JR Seares in lieu of his alleged violation on RA7832 as posted at “Running vs. Dynasties, a Supreme Sacrifice” blog, and the heads of the different division/section will tender their resignation voluntarily and their replacement will be determined later? These are the crocodiles or leeches that allegedly keep sucking the blood of the Coop which I believe their management expertise are not really that important. For the time being, if only the GM could just appoint Rimat and Pedro Abrenio as consultants or just hire one or two business-minded local Chinese, the big difference that will take place particularly the cost-cutting scheme will be a big stride for its successful rehabilitation.
      I understand how you feel Madam but please just forgive those who misunderstood you for they don’t know that only few of your kind left nowadays, willing to help when no one else dares, willing to bite the bullet whatever it takes, and more importantly, fueled by christian beliefs that every mistake made deserves a second chance or forgiveness. Your kind big heart Madam C was just mistakenly construed as a sign of stupidity, false pretensions, and arrogance seeking for attention by those ignorant individuals like me.
      Just ignore our destructive or sarcastic criticisms and just allow the only One who judges everything we rightfully do on earth especially those we don’t do righteously and courageously.
      GOD blesses your heart and more POWER to you Madam C……

      Posted by gordadinah | February 12, 2013, 4:14 pm
      • I am sorry to hear about Mayor JR Seares’ case filed by the BOD of Abreco? Seems I need to know more about these BOD’s. GM, Jun Seares has my full support to make sure he follows through with the Rehab Plan. I believe he means well. For now, I do not want to “distract” my attention to the cooperative. It’s a lot of reading, thinking and understanding of the whole scenario.

        I do not pay attention too much about what other people say, although it hurts sometimes; what can I do? I just shrug my shoulders and say “nia ket ti taon”?

        Lawyers here in Hawaii always tell me: “you’re practicing law without a license” and ” you’re taking the food off our mouth”? My response: there’s nothing in the lawbooks that says it is against the law to help others. And, if you are doing a good job, I’m not going to take-away the food off your mouths.

        Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 12, 2013, 7:54 pm
      • Correction: “few of your kind are left or very rare nowadays,……….”

        Posted by gordadinah | February 13, 2013, 11:35 am
    • Ms omli. Your arguments are quite bizzarenly untrue. It seems that you are blaming atty marco bautista for the woes of abreco. You mentioned about the financial reports of abreco for the years 2003 to 2006 as being in your hands. Mind you the manager at that time was atty bautista and mind you there were general assemblies in which the financial status of abreco were presented. Did anyone then questoned the reports? No because there was transparency in the transactions then. Since june seares took over as gm, let me ask you, had there been an assembly in whivh he presentedthe financial status of abreco? To tell you quite frankly, NONE. Let me ask you again, why? That means something wrong is happening that jun seares do not even show his face to the member consumers. Your defense of jun seares’s vehicless as he being madiskarte and not stolen from the cofers of abreco is titally untrue. I will be willing to kneel to jun seares or even cut off my head if he did not steal from abreco that’s why he possesses many luxury vehicles. I know jun seares ando his entire family. Ms omli if you want I could even point to you where these vehicles are being hidden. You could ask the employees of abreco what kind of a person jun seares is. Many are are afraid to talk against him because he maintains hired killers. It is common knowledge what kind of a person he is. Abrecos woes started when ju seares took over so what you should see into are the financal statements of the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 because you are barking up the wrong tree. The rehab plan you are holding should not be confidential as you say. The people ought to know the contents of the plan for transparencies sake. Not even your assurance that the plan is good would suffice to ease the worries of the people. Everybody is in limbo. The three months given for the rehab plan drawn by jun seares is suspect. You see, the elections willl be in three months. What’s boiling? Retrenching employees will not solve the problem specially retrenching the old timers in abreco who served well. If there people that are to be retrenched, they should be his appointees. Tell me one outstanding person he appointed. What is a midwife doing in abreco? What is a person booted out of government due to falsification of public documents doing in abreco? These aret the questions that the people are asking and many more.is the demotion of the finance manager part of the rehab plan? Tell me ms omli. I admire you defending jun seares up to now. What is your agenda. Is it realy for the people or jun seares that you are protecting.?

      Posted by mario bang | February 12, 2013, 8:07 pm
      • Res ipsa loquitur

        Madam omli, that present condition of abreco speaks of the performance of GM Jun. How can you rate it? is it good? mediocre? excellent?poor or very poor? just stop, look and listen and you will be enlightened!

        Res ipsa loquitur, madam

        Posted by ap-ap solution | February 12, 2013, 9:22 pm
      • Mr. Mario Bang”

        I don’t see in my arguments where I am blaming Atty. Marco Bautista? All I want is to find out why the cooperative was a “debt-ridden” cooperative before GM Seares took over. I would blame both of them for NOT taking a “closing report” to cover each other , this way, the review of the 2003-2006 would have not been necessary. For someone to render an honest opinion, the previous management’s activities is a big factor.

        I am sticking up my neck to find the TRUTH for the people of Abra . I want to make this clear to you sir. I am not getting paid for what I am doing. I am spending my own money for the sake of the people. I have to send $300 to our NGO President to attend the DOE meeting and to meet the CDA Chairman and someone from ERC. I am sacrificing for a “good cause”.

        Just to let you know, I am also inquiring about him. Knowing the family he come from, his dad who is an officer of the court, and talking to a couple of very close family, I have not doubted, he is a good kid. In regards to your new allegations about his personal life…..let me tell you this. Whatever he does outside of Abreco and after work is non of our business. Everyone of us has their own life to live! What I know is that he comes from a good family. I am sorry but I do not entertain hearsays or gossips.

        Let me repeat myself: Jun Seares is innocent until proven guilty. What I am doing now is his right of due process. He is very cooperative with everything I ask of him regarding Abreco. The fact that there were no assemblies doesn’t prove he is ignoring the consumers. The fact that he has not preented any financial statement doesn’t mean he is not a good manager. Did it ever come across in your head that “he could be covering up someone in the past or even now? I hope my hunches is wrong.

        As far as the Rehab Plan, I am sorry that I could not divulge any of it for now. I am protective of it because there are informations that could be sabotaged if he’s not careful.

        I will ask of him the audits if any or financial reports during those years that you mentioned. Thank you for your patience.

        Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 13, 2013, 2:26 am
        • thank you ms omli for taking the time and your own money to help the people of abra. we are together in seeking the truth but for you saying that what i am saying is gossip is something. yes you know the family as being good and does that mean that all the children will be like their father? the eldest,dr roy seares, is no doubt the son of judge loreto seares sr because of his integrity. allan seares? i do not know what happened to him after he turned his back to his second cousin who made him vice mayor of bangued. barangay captain mark is in a quandary who to follow, his brother or his second cousins, then comes rey. ask rey how he abhors the deeds of his older brother. it is rey who hates his brother because he could not take what his brother does in abreco. now tell me ms omli who knows who. have you not heard that loreto sr is in and out of the hospital because of jr’s doings?
          ms omli i am not talking here of hearsay. the affairs of jun seares is none of our business if it is beyond office hours and that we have our own lives to live is true. But dont you know that the mistresses of jun seares are from abreco? milet castillo, christine pena among others are all from abreco and add to that his sister-in-law dympna. these women enjoy all the perks. vehicles of abreco fetch them in their houses to go to office and bring them home from work, is that none of our business. tell me ms omli. i am not a politician nor am i a prominent person in abra but i yearn for a good abra. but i have my moles that work at my command that is why i know facts not gossip.
          jun seares as you say is cooperative with you now, but let me warn you, he may see that you as the one who could bail him out of his worries in abreco. dont let him fool you maam
          if you could prove that jun seares is not guilty as you assume, i will be willing to kneel infront of jun seares and cut off my head if my allegations are not true. you dared us to say that and i am now staking my life to prove to you that these are all true.
          by saying that abreco is debt ridden before jun seares took over abreco maybe partially true, the fact is during the term of jun seares, abreco had gone worse if not worst. as i’ve said, the debt of abreco when atty bautista left abreco was at the most 10 million. but look at the debt of abreco now, as DOE said is around 400 million.so the question is where did jun seares put the money.
          ms. omli, as you say he could be covering somebody in the past or now. in your honest opinion who could be who?
          to add to your knowledge about jun seares madam, jun seares is a bigtime user of methamphetamine. ask him to undergo drug testing. if he goes negative in a duly accredited drug testing facility outside abra then i will also be willing to cut off my head. infront of you.
          regarding the rehab plan. who will sabotage who.? jun seares will have only himself to blame for the mess he made. he drew the plan as he claims to ensure that he is still in command of abreco till election comes for family’ sake. who would want your brother to lose his vice mayoralty race, who would want your wife to lose a municpial councelors seat? ms omli, i am not concerned with politics but my concern is where the capital share that i paid to abreco went. of course you dont know that because you dont live here. it is not abreco but jun seares himself,who needs rehabilitation for drug anuse.
          let me ask you this ms omli, are you willing to cut your head off if what i am saying is true and not gossip?

          Posted by mario bang | February 13, 2013, 6:28 am
        • ms. omli i saw your comment about you being sorry for mayor jr seares being sued by the bod of abreco. let me shed light to you on what is really the real score on this. the board president of abreco, david guzman is running for mayor in the town of dolores where mayor jr seares is the incumbent mayor.the bod accused jr seares of violating an RA. the substation manager of abreco in dolores abra was tasked to disconnect the connection of the residence of mayor seares but failed to do so because of fear to mayor seares. after that the subsstation manager and his companions were sacked or were given dismissal orders from the gm and the bod president. for not being able to cut off the power line to mayor seareses residence. is that what you call due process madam. lucky for you, you have all the resources to feed your family. But what about these people? they may have wanted to obey their masters’ wishes but could not do so because of fear. if you were them madam, what could have you done? the fact is that everything here in abra is politics. damn if you do damn if you dont.
          i admire your sincerity in trying to help but you should ask credible people madam. please do not ask gov takit, all he knows is that his wife ruby is smart and that he should ask permission from her, hahahaha, ask from the people who cares for abra. lend an ear to the accused but listen more to the accuser, because nobody complains if nobody abuses

          Posted by mario bang | February 13, 2013, 7:16 am
  26. Res ipsa loquitur

    Madam omli, that present condition of abreco speaks of the performance of GM Jun. How can you rate it? is it good? mediocre? excellent?poor or very poor? just stop, look and listen and you will be enlightened!

    Res ipsa loquitur, madam

    Posted by ap-ap solution | February 12, 2013, 9:23 pm
    • I cannot make a comment yet because I am still doing my “fact-finding”. What does it represent to you for the Dept. of Energy to allow him to continue running the cooperative? Why don’t you tell “Res ipsa loquitor” to DOE?

      Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 13, 2013, 2:34 am
      • What kind of fact finding you are doing.. In your previous post you had exonerated GM already. As if there is nothing there…….

        Posted by Erec Shawn of FHM | February 13, 2013, 5:56 pm
        • Exonerated him kind-of because I was led to believe about all the allegations against him until I saw the interview of the Gov. I said , wait a minute, something is not right and that’s when I started to do more fact-finding to now.

          Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 14, 2013, 12:57 am
  27. Am disgusted when I learned that you have plan to run for congress madam. At first I admire you for being yourself in giving inputs to this site. Politics talaga all the reasons bit ganito my beloved province

    Posted by Eric shawn | February 12, 2013, 11:30 pm
  28. Im disappointed when I learned that you have plan to run for congress. Cheap strategy to be known to fellow abrenian. Sorry. At first I admire you being brave enough to be yourself in giving inputs to this site.

    Posted by Eric shawn | February 12, 2013, 11:39 pm
  29. You can not blame me, I’ve heard all your promise and plans to other politicians before.

    Posted by Eric shawn | February 13, 2013, 3:39 am
  30. Madam please stop a while and listen, Salus populi est supreme lex, you have to listen also to the members because they are the highest in the hierarchy of ABRECO, not one sided please,. We respect your arguments even though Cessante Ratione sometimes. Majority of the members see Solutio indebiti in ABRECO. How can we restore the confidence of the members? How can we win back the glory of ABRECO? How can we restore the morale of the employees? How can we reconcile the members and the management? Time is running madame.. Do something for the welfare of the majority

    Posted by ap-ap solution | February 13, 2013, 5:48 am
  31. *Madam please stop a while and listen, Salus populi est supreme lex, you have to listen also to the members because they are the highest in the hierarchy of ABRECO, not one sided please,. We respect your arguments even though Cessante Ratione sometimes. Majority of the members see Solutio indebiti in ABRECO. How can we restore the confidence of the members? How can we win back the glory of ABRECO? How can we restore the morale of the employees? How can we reconcile the members and the management? Time is running madame.. Do something for the welfare of the majority

    Posted by ap-ap solution | February 13, 2013, 5:50 am
  32. NO…NO…NO….I will object his request for a “Side Bar”! Just reprimand him in-front of these disgruntled member-consumers of his unprofessional manners. I wonder what kind of school he acquired or finished his legal expertise?

    Posted by gordadenis, atty. out-law | February 13, 2013, 11:18 am
  33. Objection your mamahalan ivan tagol,there are always exemption to the rules and regulations of this honorable V.court. Misleading questions are sometimes not objected either by prosecution and defense especially if the question is asked to the expert witness. Eric Shawn is an expert witness if you have known him in his role to the men’s magazine. Wala na bng pagpapatawad…?

    Posted by .......premier | February 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
  34. Objection kamahalan my post in response to Ivan Tagol was nowhere to be found nevertheless, misleading questions are sometimes not objected especially if it is being asked to the expert witness like Eric Shawn.

    Posted by .......premier | February 13, 2013, 6:48 pm
  35. Dura Lex Sed Lex!

    Posted by darlo Bello | February 13, 2013, 7:45 pm
  36. I just want to let everyone know that I have reviewed the 2003-2006 Abreco Comprehensive Audit Report. I want to render my “partial” findings but I am too tired tonight. I want to do it tomorrow. For now, all I can say is my findings is “horrible”…Sorry but that’s the truth. Too many falsification of documents, violations of procurement procedures, splitting practices with supplier, purchases were against quotations are manipulated…. I could not eat my food last night thinking about my findings. I don’t know how to start to tell all of you.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 14, 2013, 1:37 am
  37. Why are you all hiding under ‘disguises”….just asking.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 14, 2013, 4:13 pm
  38. Madam C, before posting your impartial/partial fact-findings report, let me remind you that you are still under oath, and anything you present or say might be used against you. I therefore urge you to present only steel-proof/ hard-fact evidences, not just circumstantial or fabricated that may lead to LIBEL lawsuit. However, it’s stupendous stupidity to use this (libel) as a last resort of silencing you, because I believe that a woman of your caliber will become more fearless to open more “can of idolatrous adulterous worms or leeches”
    You may now proceed Madam C……..
    Ta innak met agbannait manen ti totot diay bani.

    Posted by apoiban-golda | February 15, 2013, 1:43 pm
    • That’s the reason why I am careful how to start my findings. However; I have evidences in my hands and I am not afraid to say how I feel about my findings. It is a certified Audit by NEA and it is official so I don’t have nothing to fear. My fact-finding was very important so as to avoid fabrications or made-up stories. I want to see them for myself.

      There’s just one important question that I ask of MARIO BANG? He seems to know a lot about Abreco. I was asking him why NEA was replaced by CDA?

      I want answer of this before I post my partial analysis of the Audit. Thanks!

      Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 15, 2013, 2:30 pm
    • I HAVE A COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF ABRA to tell the TRUTH and that’s what I’m going to do. NO ONE CAN STOP ME. Ita pay na naammuak ti husto nga napaspasamak before the GM’s takeover?

      Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 15, 2013, 2:33 pm
      • I suggest that you need to seek authorization first from the Site Administrator and consult your politically oriented organization if the Philippine government existing laws authorizes you to do so.

        Posted by mangisakit | February 15, 2013, 11:49 pm
        • As an NGO, representing the best interest of the people of Abra, I have no fear exposing my findings. That’s what we are for. The Audit reports of 2003–2006 was a “top secrect” for Abreco. I am sure this was what GM Seares was protecting all along. I myself do not know how to explain. What I cannot stomach is that all the blame was geared to only one person for the downfall of Abreco. He took over the management thinking he could fix the problem and not realizing he was going deeper and deeper. I am thinking how he could do this alone? I am still bogging GM Seares for all his year-end financial reports for me to have a better understanding of the whole Abreco situation.

          Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | February 16, 2013, 3:02 am
        • Does the proposed “Freedom of Information” (FOI) law and “Privacy Act” law has something to do with this or inapplicable to what Madam C is trying to expose?
          May the members of the bar educate us with this in a simple explanation (layman’s term) that we can easily understand, please?
          WE need to raise the bar of our awareness with what’s going on to our Cooperative.
          Thank you very much….

          Posted by apo iban | February 16, 2013, 3:41 pm
  39. ms omli
    atty marco bautista opted to apply to cda for the cooperative to transfer from nea to cda for several reasons. firsts of the reasons is that with abreco being under cda , abreco will no longer pay local taxes it being a business enterprise in the municipality of bangued. this is embodied in the cooperative law. second reason is that the member consumers will benefit financially from the proceeds of the gains of abreco, after paying the capital share, the capital share will be used for investments as in any cooperative like adtemco so that the member consumers will profit from these investments.lastly, so that the member consumers will have a more pro active role in the cooperative. but the approval of abreco being under cda did not come until jun seares took over the helm of abreco.

    Posted by mario bang | February 15, 2013, 9:02 pm
  40. tanggaling dapat mga official na nagmamagaling dyan sa abreco!!!!

    Posted by danger | March 16, 2013, 11:49 pm

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