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UPDATE: Abra power supply stays, at least for now

Abra Electric Cooperative (ABRECO)

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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.

In a statement by an APRI representative via email, APRI has agreed to a payment schedule for the balance, with specified dates and amounts. Likewise, Abreco is required to process their membership to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). “The cooperative is expected to comply with these two conditions”, the representative said.

Should the cooperative fail to comply again to these conditions, APRI will have no choice but to request a disconnection. (abrenian.com)

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48 thoughts on “UPDATE: Abra power supply stays, at least for now

  1. Datoy David Guzman nga alalay ti gm Jun Seares iso na ti gapoo ti pana ka bankcrupt ti Abreco ta inibos na ti kuarta idi nagkandidato nga mayor. Maysa pay gagayem nga taga abra ti damage ket isuna ti number one nga drug dealer ti Dolores, san juan ken lagangilang. Imagine 30 million ti cash advance na datoy nga David Guzman kasano ti panagbayad na ti utang na/ ti agsagrap ket ti umili ti abra . datayo nga taga abra koma ket agriing tayon ti kinagpayso ti kina corrupt ti ABRECO ta mangibabain da dagitoy agtotoray ditoy ken poro da amin addict.
    Naanos tayo unay nga taga abra ta no laeng koma maikan tayo ti gundaway ket ibitin tayon koma ditoy plaza ti Bangued datoy Guzman Ken Jun Seares tapnon Makita da to gura ti tao ditoy abra ta kakasi tayon unayen apo.
    Election apo ti directors ditoy abra no dec.14 ket sapay koma ta saan tayon nga suportaran dagitoy corrupt nga head ti abreco but to vote with our conscience and not because we are affiliated with any political party, let there be justice for the money that was pocketed by these corrupt personnel.

    LET US ALL SUPPORT THE CANDIDACY OF MEDEL TAVERNER FOR GM OF ABRA>

    Posted by col. dickson | November 18, 2014, 10:57 pm
  2. Apay ngarud nga awan kuryente toy ayan mi apo. Adda kadi kuryente yo ta sabali nga ili?

    Posted by Kadabra | November 19, 2014, 12:09 am
    • siasin nodta kadi apo ti ili yo kadabra baka saan kay pay a nakabayad ti kolyinti yo apo isu nga awan pay kolyinti yo

      Posted by KOLITSAGAN | November 19, 2014, 12:45 am
      • Taga Pilar nak sir Kolitsagan. But judging from your response adda ngata kuryente yo dita. I’ll assume nga jay minsanan lang nga panangiddep da ti kuryente. Nakabayad kami ti kuryenten sir and if not, alangan nga amin taga Pilar ket haan nga nakabayaden? hihi

        Posted by Kadabra | November 19, 2014, 12:52 am
  3. APAY MAKADLAWAK SA KETDI APAY NGA PORO METLA ABRECO TI PANAY POST mon SYSOP.
    …Addan sa met goram kanyami nga karubamon..
    .AGDAMDAMAG LAENG APO TA VERY OBVIOUS METTEN

    Posted by GINEGRA | November 19, 2014, 12:59 am
  4. Col Dickson apay ket colonel kayo dikay tiliwen daytoy david ket ammo yo nga drug dealer.

    Posted by manoloto | November 19, 2014, 1:43 am
  5. Toy Poblacion sir/madam Kotibeng. Nudjay kadi ti part Pilar ti ayan yo sir/madam ta nasayaat pay ta adda kanyayo.

    Posted by Kadabra | November 19, 2014, 1:54 am
  6. Sorry for the haters of gm jun and board chair david…..they will stay in abreco as long sec petilla is at DOE and gov takit as governor of abra…..no one will take them out from abreco….not even cda!

    Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014, 5:33 am
    • Not so fast, ANONYMOUS. In case you haven’t noticed, Gov. Takit and his spouse Madam Ruby were the first to sign the petition to Pres. Noynoy Aquino for the transfer of management of ABRECO from GM Jun Seares and his board to NEA. By the way, I do not hate GM Seares and the members of his board. What I cannot stomach is the way they have mismanaged ABRECO. You may be gloating that the GM and his board are untouchable. May I respectfully remind you that no one is above the law. There is an appointed time for everything.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 20, 2014, 5:19 pm
  7. next month to manen diay sumarunon nga disconnection notisen. nakabayad man metten. alla kasta lattan. ania ngalud kakailyan. di kay met agriingen.

    Posted by punyetitos | November 19, 2014, 8:01 am
  8. medel taverner manen? uray deta marco B. agpapada da gita nga nagita ti klepto na.
    nagado sabali pwe!

    Posted by waengtitagaabra | November 19, 2014, 8:30 pm
    • I agree absolutely, WAENGTITAGAABRA. Politicians, past and present should keep their itchy fingers out of ABRECO. Only people of known probity and integrity should be considered in electing people who will manage ABRECO.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 20, 2014, 5:24 pm
  9. What’s this. Regular disconnection of power without any warning? I don’t know kadagiti dadduma nga ili ngem apay metten nga regular metten ti random disconnection ti silaw ditoy ayan min? We are paying customers/members of the cooperative but we are experiencing terrible service. If this is about maintenance then at least give notice beforehand and not on the time when power is needed. If this is just about screwing with us then I’d suggest leaving your posts.

    Posted by Kadabra | November 20, 2014, 2:30 am
  10. The NEA, APRI, Capri or whatever should be blamed likewise for all these mess. They too are not qualified with their current sworn duties, otherwise the rise and fall of Abreco would have been prevented in the first place. Reorganize or better yet, kick out them all if we want an honest or better service. Mismanagement of Abreco only shows their inefficiency as business managers and insult or dishonor to the President.

    Posted by kurap | November 20, 2014, 9:50 pm
    • hahahaha KURAP isu da ti nagpa utang ti ABRECO ISU DA PAY TI AKIN BASOL HAY DIOS KO PAKAWANEN NAK HAHAHA KAYAT MO KADI NGA SAWEN BASOL DA A TA NAG PAUTANG DA TI ABRECO KASTA KADI HAHAHAHA SILA ANG NAG PAUTANG KAYA MAGHINTAY SILA HAHAHAHA AGSAKIT TAY TIYAN KON APO HAHAHAHA DIAK MET AWANEN APO TOY UTANG KO BAYADAK TO A NO ADDA KUARTAK PASENSIA TA SAAN KAMI PAY NGA NAKASINGIR KADAGITI CONSUMER MI NGA DIPAY NAKABAYAD TI KOLYINTI APO

      Posted by KURDAPIO | November 21, 2014, 1:33 am
  11. The info about the petition of Abra leaders lead by the governor to transfer Abreco management From G M Seares n his directors to NEA only prove that the governor is really sincere in his sworn duty to serve his constituents not his families. Gm is the son in law of HIS BROTHER Chito n( most if not all directors were supported by mayors in their candidacy whom he surely needed supports)
    Diay kanayon nga pammabasol ken gov. nga maysa a tarkok ket saan tayo laeng nga maawatan ti nalinteg nga takder na. Saan na nga kayat ti gulo; saan nga agusar ti criminal nga bodyguard. Italek na ti linteg kadagiti law enforcers n justice ti pannakasolbar dagiti krimin. Ken saan na kayat ti binnales ta daytoy nga aramid ket sigurado nga awan patinggana.
    Adda dagiti saan nga makaay-ayo nga pakababalawan ni gov. kas koma ti substandard projects. Ngem ti biddut na panagkitak ket dagiti naliway nga taltalkenna- saanda nga supervisan nga nasayaat dagiti kalidad ti materials nga maararamat.
    I’m not protecting the governor. In fact I also criticized him about this substandard infra. n alleged corruptions.I even used few bible verses to remind him of the evil of love of money, because he has been blatantly called Bulsaamin. But with all his shortcomings as human for me, I still believe that he is the best achiever toward peace and socioeconomic development in the province of all political leaders we have had in decades.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | November 21, 2014, 11:48 am
    • usto ka TAGAMASID

      Posted by LUBNAK | November 21, 2014, 2:11 pm
      • Then takit should be held accountable for the wrongdoings u had mentioned tagamasid that is the essence of public office id a public trust. What did he do when he kearned those misdeeds of his subordinates. Did he filed charges for him to be spared frm command respinsibility if not then he allowed them to make money for him as a result substandard projects n innocent lives died on the street for his failure to supervise the pnp in the neintenace of peace. Puro sumbong lng kc alam nya gawin sa mga heneral.

        Posted by eric shawn | November 22, 2014, 8:38 am
    • ammom TAGAMASID AGTAKAW KA MAN TI BASSIT KEN DAKKEL ISU LA NGA ISU..THOU SHALL NOT STEAL KONA NGARUD NI APO TAY SANGAPOLO NGA BILIN..TATTA MAN PAY NGA SEBSEBELI TI INKA TURONGEN NGA BESRSIKOLO ARIG NA NO AGSARITA KA NAKITAMON NI APO
      MAYSA KA MET NGA MAKA OLAW HAHAHAHA

      Posted by TAGAKOREKTION | November 21, 2014, 9:48 pm
    • TAGAMASID, it is a petition of consumer/members of ABRECO to President Noynoy Aquino. I cannot speak for the governor and his spouse but I think they signed the petition not as political leaders but as consumers. TAGAMASID, brickbats will come our way from all directions because of our stand on the ABRECO mess issue. The vigil held at the St. James Cathedral last Thursday by members of civil society, the Church and the youth speak so eloquently about the cry of our people for a more professional and honest management of ABRECO. This is a cause larger than ourselves, a cause worth fighting for. We will be insulted, derided and bashed by those who know no better and have nothing better to do. Let us ignore inane comments. They are not worth our while. Let us remain steadfast and all the more vigilant. These are the price we pay for a better and kinder society. if I may enumerate to you the pertinent issues about the mess at ABRECO for the enlightenment of those who may have been misguided: 1) repeated failure of ABRECO to pay Aboitiz Power the monthly electricity purchased by the same leading to 7 notices of disconnection, the last of which was Nov. 17 and moved to Nov. 19.; 2) failure of ABRECO to adhere to agreements with NGCP resulting in ABRECO’s failure to become a member of the WESM as proposed by Aboitiz Power; 3) failure of ABRECO to pay Aboitiz Power a security deposit of 32M PHP resulting in the payment of 780,000 PHP monthly as penalty, escalating per month.; 4) the Comprehensive Audit Report of NEA showing deep financial, technical and institutional problems covering the period June 2010 to June 2013.; 5) arrears of more than 400M PHP with the Power Sectora Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM); 6) failure of the ABRECO management to convene a General Assembly or a Special Assembly in the past 2 years despite two resolutions signed by 10 percent of the members submitted to the Board of Directors asking for a Special General Assembly dated Nov. 28, 2012 with 4,332 signatories as of Dec. 27, 2012 and January 9, 2013 with 3,239 signatories as of Feb. 1, 2013.;7) except for one member, terms of office of all other members of the Board of Directors have expired. (Since January 2007, ABRECO conducted only 3 district elections; 8) GM Loreto Seares, Jr. in his affidavit submitted to the DOE indicated that “in the event a Notice of Disconnection is served by any of the 2 creditors for non-payment of monthly bills and the same remains to be unsettled, on the 6th day after receipt of notice or the day prior to the disconnection date thereof, I undertake to voluntarily and freely step aside from my duties and powers as General Manager of ABRECO and will allow the DOE to appoint and designate a non-partisan observer”.
      TAGAMASID, don’t just take my word for it. Subject everything I wrote above to careful scrutiny. These are supposed to be public documents and therefore you will not have any difficulty checking. It is just a part of the letter to President Aquino that so many of our people, myself included, have signed. By the way, together with the letter, a copy of the Comprehensive Audit Report of NEA will also be given to Preaident Aquino. May the FORCE be with us, TAGAMASID.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 22, 2014, 4:37 pm
      • Given that one can get all of these technical evidences of corrupt practices of people in position. If you dig deeper you may actually see all the evils in our society and might get the surprise of your life to finally come up in the realization that the self is also corrupted. The scripture mentioned that “None is righteous no not one”. Tons of case were filled at the office Ombudsman already. But our justice system was so slow to finally give its verdict. It will took at least a decade to to get the case done. People are already tired of these vicious circles of violence and corruptions that was embedded in the human culture. Does any of the political frameworks were able to solve it? not at all. I am in firm belief that prayers can solve these problems. We have prayed for the coming together of conscientious individual centering on the churches. The spiritual power of prayers cannot be discounted. Abra is the bastion of SVD Mission in the Philippines, that may explains the spiritual root of the province of Abra. Early Missionaries went as far as the hinterlands to spread the Words to the natives. That may distinguish the spirituality of our Tinguian brothers with other natives in the Cordilleras. May we renew our call for people of the Churches for prayer and repentance. This will be our strength that we maybe vigilant, to protect our society from these few evil individual who are sowing havoc in the lives of our people. Prayers can move mountain, let alone if we have Gods word to be the pillars in our battle to free Abra from the dogs.

        Posted by naeling | November 23, 2014, 3:24 am
        • I would like also to remind tagamasid that iba ung sa papel at boka boka ni takit sa gawa nya. I learned all his style to name a few when he asked rosary at abra ppo during the turn over of fire arms of politicians sus maryosep very cheap propaganda pero kinagat ni tagamasid. Thats why i always said in this web that no all you had read n heard in the print and broadcast media are true wag maniwala agad bka ung columnist e nakapayola lng i know some in abra.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 23, 2014, 4:04 am
        • Naeling because of your pakikialam sa mga namumuhay sa bundok nakakadagdag kau problema. The aetas for once they are satisfied to eat crops n others that it can be found in their habitat what did you do you gave them canned goods nfa rice n clothing now that they used to be what tke lowlander gave them. The result bumababa sila to ask alms to the motorist for them to feed themsekves rice n canned goods now is the church have a viable solution to help them permanently like housing n livelihood here in lowland.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 23, 2014, 4:12 am
  12. Nagadu ket nga drama ditoy probinsiya tayon aya? Uray dinno nga anggulo ti pangsiripan, agpapada da amin nga agtatakaw (government servants, elected or not) ta no saan nasiyaat koma ti panagbiag ta saan nga nagliway ti national government nga mangmangted iti amin nga kasapulan of every Filipino citizen. Ngem ania ti mapaspasamak? Mapilitan nga ag-OFWs dagitoy in-inna uray ba-bassit pay laeng dagiti annak da. Iturtured da ti rigat ken iliw da uray payen pannaka-rape wenno possible nga ipapatay sarangaten dan. Ta dagiti kuarta koma nga pagtaudan ti pangalaan da iti education ken trabaho nga pangbiag da iti pamilya, saan metten nga agpaay kadakuada. Apay nga umadu dagiti underground criminal elements a kas drug-pushers, Pags, NPAs, prostitutes, scammers, ken dadduma pay nga makarurusok nga aramid? Dagitoy kakabsat kaaduan na ti saan nga nakaragpat iti nangato nga adal ken awan iti political connection da bareng makaala da koma met iti uray nababa ngem desente laeng nga trabaho. Ngem uray pay ngata nakaragpat da iti naan-anay nga adal, kurang to met laeng ti trabaho nga ipaay ti pribado wenno gobierno agsipud ta dagiti foreign debts/aids/grants in millions (dollar) nga para koma ti panag-dura-as ti ekonomiya tayo, taktakawen da laeng met apo. Mangrugi iti Senado, Kongreso, line govt. agencies like DLG, DNR, etc. etc. and etc. pati payen barangay captain ken regular employee laeng iti municipio makipagkuman. Ania ketdin Apo! Ngem adda to met laeng oras da dagitoy ta awan pay nakalasat iti makunkuna nga Bad Karma wenno dusa iti kina-agtatakaw da. Natangken ken nangisit nga talaga ti panagpuspuso dagitoy ta mairusok da pay laeng nga ipakan iti nagputaan da kadagiti inosente pay laeng nga annak da. If this bad karma traces your sins against the people of Abra, remember, there’s still a way out or the only way out like real repentance and forgiveness from Above. But why you are still waiting that to happen if you still have time to amend your evil ways? Isn’t that kind of stupidity or hypocrisy/pretension in the highest degree when the truth is you are not really smart as you think you are if you are always in denial? Bad Karma is alive and well! Don’t tell me you can also bribe or intimidate that bad karma to devour you alive?

    Posted by aguungab | November 22, 2014, 9:33 pm
  13. Probably I misunderstood about th info where the gov n wife also signed the request to transfer management of Abreco to NEA. But as a highest leader of the province supporting a move to improve services for Abrenians is worth appreciating for him not considering the negative impact to his political career. However, it is not I nor anybody else to judge the governor’s Motive. It is only him and God know the truth. As when The Lord said to the apostles” be wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove”. The serpent as the most subtle animal is being considered crafty evil responsible for corrupting mankind through the infamous tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden.
    The call of Naeling for a continuous prayer for God’s mercy is worthy of support. Unfortunately,sad to note that prevailing situation in the province shows that most of us who claim to be christian do not act, speak, and think as Christian should do. Humility,peace, love of neighbor and concerned to the needy is supposed to be considered supreme of all things.

    Posted by Tagamasid | November 23, 2014, 11:30 am
    • Then donate all you have to the needy tagamasid anyway god will provide u everything.

      Posted by eric shawn | November 23, 2014, 11:24 pm
      • In what capacity of madam x why she had signed such document just asking

        Posted by eric shawn | November 23, 2014, 11:27 pm
        • I believe she signed as a consumer/member. ABRECO is a private cooperative. Any consumer/member can sign the letter to Pres. Noynoy Aquino.

          Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 24, 2014, 12:53 am
        • PRESIDENT AQUINO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ABRA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CAUSE IT IS A PRIVATE ENTITY OWNED BY CONSUMERS

          Posted by DALOSAPI | November 24, 2014, 2:40 am
        • ok i know Abreco is cooperative but just asking again it is proper to describe as private cooperative? it was formed to serve the consumer with a purpose to benefit the Public not only one family and their allies.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 24, 2014, 4:40 am
      • I dont need to lift my heels to tell the world that I share God’s blessings to my less fortunate neighbors n helpless elderly as a way of gratitude for His kindness. I also pray for protection n guidance for our good leaders and change of heart to the abusive.

        Posted by TAGAMASID | November 24, 2014, 9:21 am
  14. THE ONLY WAY TO REPLACE THE WHOLE MANAGEMENT OF ABRECO WILL GO THROUGH AN ELECTION ORGANIZED BY CONSUMERS..
    ITS ABOUT TIME TO STAND OURSELVES NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY OUR OWN FEARS

    Posted by DALOSAPI | November 24, 2014, 2:50 am
  15. THE LEAGUE OF ABRA MAYORS SHOULD HELP US ALL TO GET ORGANIZED IN THE ABRECO ELECTION FOR NEW MANAGEMENT…BUT WHO DO YOU THINK COULD DO IT…MY GUEST IS MAYOR JENTRIX LUNA OF LAGAYAN HAS THE GUTS TO ORGANIZED FOR THE ELECTION OF NEW ABRECO MANAGEMENT MAYBE IN RETURN CONSUMER SHOULD CONSIDER TO VOTE HIM AS 2016 ABRA GOVERNOR
    WHAT DO YOU THINK FOLKS

    Posted by KAWITAN | November 24, 2014, 4:05 am
    • i hate him if he is the one who can solve not only the problem of abreco but the whole rotten system that is being practice by koliglig administration and if he can restore the deteriorating peace and order with out asking the helpf of generals thaen il vote for him 100x. sometimes we need a bad guy to fix a parennial problem that existing law of the land are being disregarded by powerful individual who can manipulate the criminal justice system. why duterte, lacson,chavit,lim were voted upon bec of their tough stance against criminal never mind if they violating the basic rights of individual.

      Posted by eric shawn | November 24, 2014, 4:50 am
      • Detoy ti imas nan ERIC SHAWN ta mayat tay to met ngamin nga padiktaran ken KOLIGLIG NAGBALIN NGA ALLA CALIFORNIA NGA UTANG TI NAKKI SALBAG NAN..PINAGBALIN NA TAYON NGA TAGA BAYAD KADAGITOY LOAN NAN…ITARAYAN NANTO DAGITOY UTANG NA KEN SANANTO KONA
        CATCH ME IF YOU CAN AMIGOS…TSK TSK TSK

        Posted by KAMANGEG | November 25, 2014, 12:27 am
    • FYI, no local executive official must be allowed to support any candidate for membership in the Board of Directors and the choice of the GM and other employees for that matter as mandated by NEA Reform Act of 2013 otherwise known as RA 10531. This has been the long festering problem in the affairs of the ABRECO. Even the private affairs of the ABRECO were manipulated by politicians. They treated it as part and parcel of the spoils of the elections to be given to whom they wish as they wish. Politicians must keep their dirty and itchy hands off the ABRECO. It is a private cooperative. The only reason why civil society resorted to seeking the help of Pres. Noynoy Aquino is because of the climate of fear created by politicians who think and act like God.These politicians think they are above the law even bragging that Sec Petilla is on their side.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 24, 2014, 2:53 pm
      • if Mayor Luna will be the man who could fix the problem on Abreco AND THE ROTTEN ADMINISTRATION OF KOLIGLIG;;
        CONSUMER of course DONT THINK TWICE TO VOTE FOR HIM
        ITS ABOUT TIME AGAIN MAYOR LUNA TO SHOW ABRA LIKE DUTERTE STYLE IN DAVAO A TOUGH LEADER WHO HAS THE IRON FIST….ABRA NEEDS YOU NOW……..

        Posted by KAMANGEG | November 25, 2014, 12:18 am
      • So there is a Reform Act prohibiting politicians to interfere in Board of Directors n GM election of Abreco. But As I mentioned before sir Pedro, we really have good laws. We have anti-gambling, anti-vote buying, RA 7171 , and countless laws mostly copied from developed countries, but this are abused by our supposedly honorable leaders and by lawmakers themselves. I don’t really understand how this shameful culture was developed by Pilipino race when history shows that we used to be known for our word of honor,honesty, integrity, bravery against tyranny and nationalism. It is really disheartening, while we are now allChristian, honorable qualities is already nothing , but the value of glitter of gold and power is the supreme consideration. I don’t know whom or where to blame of these evils, if schools or churches or parents themselves or government for lack of political will. The call of Naeling for prayers needs support but then God hates hypocrites, and it pains to accept that most Pilipinos especially leaders are really hypocrites. I’m really bewildered.

        Posted by Tagamasid | November 25, 2014, 9:04 am
        • You are right Pagayam Tagamasid. while it is true that people have believed in Christ but the real deal is how this faith be put into practice. We have professed our love to God but often fall short in loving other people. We are shouting for freedom from the bondage of corruption and violence, but the thing is, the self is also enslaved by sin and Satan (John 8:44). Saint Paul also lamented, “with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin ” (Romans 7:25). What we can do is to “pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances. Hold fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess 5:16-22). If we are desiring for change, humble ourselves to God first, recognized our sinfulness and make an effort to fight the devil in us. Only then that we can ask people, and those leaders to end their wickedness and be true to their sworn duty. Righteousness is finding its way to the heart of the people. We are going to witness more of these mass actions. People in position cannot continuously pretend that they are good and unblemished. Falsehood will not go the distance, it will come to an end, while the truth of will surely shines.

          Posted by naeling | November 26, 2014, 4:06 am
        • Yes, we are all sinners. But there are people who possess the humility to admit their faults and correct them, and there lies the difference. Furthermore, there are two ways by which you can commit a sin: by what you do and more importantly by what you fail to do. “If I tell the wicked man that he shall surely die, and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked man from his way, he (the wicked man) shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death” – Ezekiel 33:8. “A man who sees evil and does nothing about it is an accomplice”. What we have in Abra is a climate of fear, a culture of silence amidst the evil happening around us. Evil men would like nothing better than to perpetuate this situation.
          A blogger in this forum even derided us by referring to us as “those who “yup” too much, whatever she meant by “yup” because from what I know “yup” is just another word for “yeah”, a slang word for “yes” and therefore cannot be used as a verb. Perhaps, like the abusive officials in both the government and the private sector, she wants us to remain silent even when we see wrongs being done.
          At my age, I have seen how occassional failure to exorcise the ghosts in governance and leadership has weakened government and institutions. Will is often necessary to ram through painful reforms that are necessary to ensure equality and fairness. Time will vindicate unpopular actions that take the bull by its horn, accepting short-term disruption in exchange for long-term peace. Too often, we opt for uneasy silence, falsely hoping that ceasefires can be forever. Instead of meaningfully settling problems caused by wayward leaders, we opt for a temporary cessation of hostilities to preserve peace.
          According to St. Augustine. “peace is the tranquility of order”. When things are what they are naturally meant to be, there is peace even if there is deafening noise. But when things are not quite they ought to be, there is no peace even if silence envelops a place. As a matter of fact, that silence can be more deafening than noise. It is wrong to say that there is peace in the land because there are no heated exchanges even if wrongs are done with impunity by the very leaders who are supposed to serve us.
          Let us choose the path that is right but difficult over that which is expedient. Time rewards the courage of those who insist on resolutions and closures. It makes regretful those who choose the cowardice of compromise and the bankruptcy of fence-sitting. They are the true cowards.

          Posted by Pedro Abreno | November 26, 2014, 4:00 pm
        • Sir Pedro Abreno, I believe that with all your experiences in life you have built a portal of righteous indignation over the crooked society. For one, all your posts in a.com were directed to attack wrongdoings and are correctly put in proper perspective. I suppose that you once thought of running for a public office. It would have made you into a better position to change our rotten society. Just like everybody else who seeks answers to the many problems that plague us, I have come into a conclusion that only the truth of God can transform our wicked society into godly one. Buddha for example who once lived in the palace as prince, but with his enlightenment, he understood that the only resolution of these problems is through a state of emptiness, a benevolent heart, and tranquility within. Saint Francis of Assisi turns his back to materialism and lived an ascetic life since his fateful spiritual awakening. The American democracy was born out of the belief in God. If our leaders will come to the same awakening they will surely turn direction 180 degrees. Thus, we have made this call for all conscientious people to unite centering on the churches and to continuously pray for repentance and enlightenment.

          Posted by naeling | November 28, 2014, 2:30 am
  16. out of 27 abra municipalities angkik is the only mayor that has the balls against Gov.Koliglig

    Posted by KAMANGEG | November 25, 2014, 2:44 am
  17. I will Salute you 100% kamangeg, Jendrix is the only one who could kick out KOLIGLIG>

    Posted by Alumpipinig | November 25, 2014, 6:22 pm
  18. Now that Leonard Donato was out of bail by the Congress woman madam Jocelyn Bernos Valera, Now Jendrix couldn’t go to Pulot Cause ONAD DONATO can take the LUNA FAMILY.We will see what going to happen in few days.

    Posted by Alumpipinig | November 25, 2014, 6:28 pm
  19. So be it kill them all

    Posted by eric shawn | November 25, 2014, 7:16 pm

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