By Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra — The Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) is wrestling off a “thirsty” power grab as the supposedly apolitical distribution utility has not shaken off the specter of “dirty politics”.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Consumers in Abra province have started a petition urging President Aquino to order a take-over of their rural electric cooperative, which was spared for a second time from a disconnection notice from its power supplier last week.
APRI has agreed to defer ABRECO disconnection until further notice as the cooperative settled the amount of Php9.25 million out of the required Php13.76 million it owed.
Like a sword of Damocles hanging above every Abrenian’s head, the power supply for every household in Abra is a trouble waiting to happen anytime.
Earlier, we reported that APRI will disconnect service to ABRECO at noon on November 17, 2014.
You think that the political turmoil, illegal drugs and the killings is enough as it is to Abrenians, here’s comes another nail in the coffin. How much more misery Abrenians can take?
Today, the Philippine Senate started to look into the involvement of Senate President Franklin Drilon on the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center. While this is going on, where is Senator Drilon? He’s actually here in the U.S. This photo was taken today in a Premium Outlet in Livermore, California. Notice in the background is Drilon … Continue reading