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Abra Cooperative Wrestles Off “Thirsty” Power Grab

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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”.

Abreco, while thanking its more than 30,000 consumer-members who settled their bills on time for the P7 million last trance due to APRI last week averting a power shut-off said, “strives to hurdle all the challenges to its existence as an autonomous and self-sustaining cooperative unshaken by political intervention”.

In behalf of the Abreco management, cooperative manager Loreto Seares Jr., threw potshots against a top local official, whom he did not name, in tandem with some “pseudo-advocates of social change”, “who have evil designs of political adventurism and power grab out to depose us and own (the cooperative)”.

A supposed petition asking the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to take over Abreco’s management is circulating in Bangued, Abra’s capital town.

Abreco in the past complained of intervention by political figures especially in the election of Board of Directors. But Abra governor Eustaquio Bersamin, who has been alluded to be the one dipping fingers into the affairs of the power cooperative took exception on charges that he wanted his own “anointed-one” to replace Seares Jr. ahead of the then 2013 midterm polls then.

Abreco has already paid in full last Tuesday afternoon its dues to the power supplier Aboitiz Renewable Power Inc. (Apri) averting last Wednesday’s supposed deadline that would have rendered the whole province in darkness.

“Even as they have resorted to black propaganda and sabotage in undermining the normal billing and collection activities of our employees, these people of power and religious influence cannot put down the spirit of cooperativism which governs our operations,” Seares Jr. vowed.

The Abreco manager promised, “we assert our determination to carry on the mandate of Abreco to deliver quality, safe, reliable, sufficient, and affordable electric power supply to Abrenios,” amid “the doomsayers and obstructionists equally hell bent on destroying our name, our family, and our cooperative administration.”

Abreco however “shall overcome and prevail,” Seares Jr. said as, “the truth shall keep our lights on,” adding, “we have started remitting the next scheduled payments for Friday 21st to cover the current bill.” It is still a long way to go, but we are back right on track as scheduled, the cooperative manager further added.***Artemio A. Dumlao***

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106 thoughts on “Abra Cooperative Wrestles Off “Thirsty” Power Grab

  1. Now you have the guts GM. Congrats! Keep the light shining.

    This is a senseful news which sets our hopes glimmering.

    Posted by COMLI2013 | November 25, 2014, 7:20 pm
  2. Your press releases mr gm is too good to be true…..the best thing you could do now to redeem yourself from this very humiliating situation where you and your family of having accused of stealing people’s money is to call for a GENERAL ASSEMBLY and present the coops financial statement to prove your claims and save your ass……

    Posted by Rabong | November 25, 2014, 7:54 pm
  3. Your press releases mr gm is too good to be true…..the best thing you could do now is to redeem yourself from this very humiliating situation where you and your family is being accused of stealing people’s money is to call for a GENERAL ASSEMBLY and present the coops financial statement to prove your claims and save your ass….if you really have the balls as ms comli says, face the member consumers by calling for a general assembly tell them straight from their face that you have not stolen any single centavo from them…..dont forget to invite ms comli to stay by your side since she’s your number one believer come that day…..

    Posted by Rabong | November 25, 2014, 8:27 pm
  4. Jak pati jak kita……awan la t ammok nga agpaayab dayta nga gm t general assembly d pay agtalimodaw nga mangsango kenyatayo nga member consumersen….t kayat ko lang nga isaludsod koma kenyana ket tay capital share ko dta abreco adu dayjay no maurnong nya…..ken dayta nga comli, jak ammo no mano t naited ni daddy jun kenyana tapno mabulsek isuna….

    Posted by Milette aka pinaputi | November 25, 2014, 9:19 pm
  5. THE BEST GM OF ABRECO THAT ABRA WILL HAVE

    Posted by MADAM - X | November 26, 2014, 1:39 am
    • madam x wala pa isang sentence wow mali pa grammar mo

      Posted by eric shawn | November 26, 2014, 8:07 am
      • Alisin mo muna ang inyong muta, bago mo sabihin may muta ng iba, yabang. Yong sentences mo pinagpapalitmo ng adverbs sa adjective o nouns. You don’t even know when to use period! Para kung sino, lokoloko!

        Posted by Capitan | November 26, 2014, 10:55 am
        • aha editor ako iho its my expertise to spot worng usage of words wrong grammar poor construction of paragraph ask my teacher in english 101 mam pet.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 26, 2014, 9:58 pm
        • TAMA KA DIYAN KAPITAN…PAPAANO BANG MAINTIDIHAN NI ERIC SHAWN ANG ENGLISH
          EH EDITOR IN CHIEF SIYA NANG TIKTIK MAGAZINE.KAYA MAKA ANIMAL ANG KANYANG PAG IISIP HAHAHAHa
          KULANG SIYA SA PANSIN KAYA NAGPAPANSIN..BIRO MO BA NA ANG SUV NIYA PALA AY BUSINA HAHAHA TALAGANG MAY SAYAD…KAWAWA NAMAN…

          Posted by KOLIGLIG | November 27, 2014, 12:45 am
        • koliglig n capitan i pity you because both of you are still reading tiktik i can give u all the issues of 2014 of my mens magazine if you can not afford to have one even a back issue.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 27, 2014, 1:32 am
        • koliglig why everytime i made a post you are irritated to eric shawn it seems that the book imreading authored by robert greene is probably true that im am superman.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 27, 2014, 1:35 am
        • KITAM TI SARITA TAY ADDA KORANG KORANG NA NGA EDITOR IN CHIEF TI TIKTIK MAGAZINE HAHAHAHA kaparis mo ERIC SHAWN SI Robert Greene NA BEEP BEEP HAHAHAHA HALA KET PONPONUAN DAKA LATTAN….BAGTITTT….HEHEHEHE

          Posted by KOLIGLIG | November 27, 2014, 2:06 am
        • APAY MAKADLAWAK KETDI ..APAY ADDA KA MET GAYAM DITOY CALIFORNIA ERIC SHAWN..ADDA AK DITOY SANTA MONICA MAYKA TA RAMANAM TOY KATAS NANG ABRECO HEHEHEHE

          Posted by KOLIGLIG | November 27, 2014, 2:14 am
        • PAY NGA WRONG GRAMMAR MET TI INKA PANAG PO-POST IDTOY A.COM SIKA NGA ERIC SHAWN APAY KASATNO TI PINAG EDITOR IN CHIEF MO NGARUD HAHAHAHAHA

          Posted by KOLIGLIG | November 27, 2014, 2:33 am
        • Baka immay naglemmeng dita California apo koliglig ta dina kayat ti agbayad ti kolyinti na ni Eric Shawn ,,,kita em baka busina an naka ta wallmart hehehe

          Posted by Amboligan | November 27, 2014, 3:07 am
        • apay ti kunam koliglig gapu ta balikbayan kan ket tama ti english grammar mo i challenge u to a debate but our medium of of communication is british english. let the DZPA our programme moderatore. sample lng yan ha.

          Posted by eric shawn | November 27, 2014, 7:01 am
        • ADDA AYA PANGABAK MO ERIC SHAWN KET LENGUAHE NI KOLIGLIG DETA ENGLISH TI BAYAG NA MET DITA AMERICA KONTRA TA CARABAO ENGLISH MO ANYA NGARUD MET TI INKA PARWAREN NALALAING NI FILIPINO CARABAO HAHAHAHA SAKA MIKI LABAN TI BRITISH ENGLISH INKA LA AGTAPUAK DIAY KAKALDINGAN NEN NALALAING HAHAHAHA

          Posted by PATUPAT | November 27, 2014, 10:45 pm
        • patopat no nalaing ka ti inglish everytime takit delivered a speech in enlish eventhough he spent his life in america there are still grammatically wrong in his speech ask mo yan sa mga english 101 teacher or mam betzy

          Posted by eric shawn | November 28, 2014, 4:29 am
        • Your word Gramatiically is a carabao English Eric shawn…yan ba ang Editor tsk tsk tsk
          Dika kaya Janitor Eric Shawn ???
          Wha hahaha

          Posted by Grrrr ahoo | November 28, 2014, 11:51 am
        • koliglig i doubt if u had read robert greenes book kc tiktik lng alam mong basahin e u dont even know my mens magazine which i am the editor

          Posted by eric shawn | December 1, 2014, 7:00 am
  6. i like your style apo GM
    WHEN I GROW UP I WILL FOLLOW YOU dahil idol kita

    Posted by Doriken | November 26, 2014, 1:47 am
  7. NO MAARAMID DA TA KOLYINTI SAAN NGARUD MET NGA PATI DETA NAWASA TAYO TOY BANGUED KET NAHUKOS POKOS MET TOY PONDO NA .
    APO GOV.KOLIGLIG MANGIBATI KAY MET A URAY NO TAY TULANG TI NAWASA NO ISO

    Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2014, 7:58 am
  8. even if THEY collect 1 million signatures …do you think NEA WILL TAKE OVER THE HEADACHE ..I DONT THINK THEY WILL…ITS ABRECO OBLIGATION TO PAY..ACCORDING TO SURVEY BY CONCERN INDIVIDUALS ITS ABOUT 99 PERCENT ARE ALREADY BEING PAID BY ABRA CITIZENRY ..WE HAD MILLIONS OF PESOS THAT ABRECO MUST PAY …WHAT HAPPEN TO OUR CAPITAL SHARES..GONE ISNT IT…..

    Posted by GRAMMAR | November 26, 2014, 10:49 pm
  9. Kasla kala puta nga baket Eric Shawn nga ganakgak nga ganakgak hahaha

    Posted by Mangkok | November 27, 2014, 3:17 am
  10. EDITOR? Saan pay nga agsusurot t pinagusar na t lupasi kada banbanen! Nalalaing ket dagitay grade school journalist sen ta mayat nga basaen dagitay school journals da….

    Posted by Milette aka pinaputi | November 27, 2014, 7:21 pm
  11. Anya ngarud aya nga di bino buisit ti ammo na detoy Eric Shawn ket Editor metla ti minamaniakis nga Tiktik magasin detoy
    Mangibaba in ti poli..agpeyso met ta konayo nga awan pay nasayaat nga maybaga na detoy

    Posted by Allagat | November 27, 2014, 9:24 pm
  12. just practicing the “use absence to increase respect and honor” law 16 mukhang ifictive kc namiss agad akon ng abrenian bloggers.

    Posted by eric shawn | November 29, 2014, 4:17 am
  13. Malayo na kayo sa issue. Hinila na kayo sa teretoryo ni Erica na lokaloka. Kaya ganito na lang ang Abra. Ano ba ?

    Posted by Capitan | November 29, 2014, 6:45 am
  14. mang kokolam daw itong si TIKTIK EDITOR ERIC SHAWN kaya tayo ay nasasabik sa kanya sabi ni popoy bhahahaha

    Posted by MAXI | November 29, 2014, 9:36 pm
  15. i would never be absent iN YHIS blog if koliglig still the koliglig of corruption, KOLIGLIG IS TAPPING INTO FANTASIES OF THE MASSES THAT HE IS A SAINT AND NOT CAPABLE OF MURDERING PEOPLE BUT THE TRUTH IS PINAGSASABONG NYA MGA TAGA ABRA FOR HIM TO BE SAINT ,

    Posted by eric shawn | November 30, 2014, 6:16 am
  16. i would never be absent iN YHIS blog if koliglig still the koliglig of corruption, KOLIGLIG IS TAPPING INTO FANTASIES OF THE MASSES THAT HE IS A SAINT AND NOT CAPABLE OF MURDERING PEOPLE BUT THE TRUTH IS PINAGSASABONG NYA MGA TAGA ABRA FOR HIM TO BE SAINT ,

    POSTED BY ERIC SHAWN | NOVEMBER 30, 2014, 6:16 AM
    REPLY TO THIS COMMENT

    Posted by eric shawn | December 1, 2014, 7:03 am
  17. Chismosang bakla ka Erica! Kung matapang ka at may alam kang anomalya, magdemanda ka! Puypoyot ka talaga.
    Pasko na, magbago ka na

    Posted by Capitan | December 2, 2014, 10:08 am
  18. how true is this, abreco employees haven’t received yet their october and november salary…..some of the employees are even force to take their leaves while others are in the state of demoralization…..why are these people are the ones being sacrifice by their (gm n some unscrupulous relatives/close to the gm) negligence and personal benefits? AWAN NGA TALAGA T BABAIN DAYTOY NGA GENERAL MANAGER T ABRECO…..

    Posted by RABONG | December 4, 2014, 5:27 am
  19. Abreco has been too politicized, but again, “where there is money-that’s where politics is”. Elections of Directors are forthcoming, watch for Mayors and money being involved. How are these so called Directors going to get back their ‘Investment and profit” in vote buying? Your answer is as good as mine.

    Posted by Genti | December 4, 2014, 5:34 pm
  20. Abreco has been too politicized, but again, “where there is money-that’s where politics is”. Elections of Directors are forthcoming, watch for Mayors and money being involved. How are these so called Directors going to get back their ‘Investment and profit” in vote buying? Your answer is as good as mine.

    Posted by Genti | December 4, 2014, 5:38 pm
  21. Pedro Abreno,I totally agree with all your postings, I have no issues with you. I am commenting on Erection’s claims of substantiating the evidences in the proper forum. He is fast and loose on his allegations.I am just echoing KOLIGLIG’s comment.

    Posted by hater | December 4, 2014, 6:52 pm
  22. GM is innocent. He is the victim here. The problem has been there before he assumed his post. If we want genuine change, help GM to implement reforms and make ABRECO better. Agtitinnulong tayo!

    Posted by COMLI2013 | December 5, 2014, 1:09 am
  23. GM is innocent. He is the victim here. The problem has been
    there before he assumed his post. If we want genuine
    change, help GM to implement reforms and make ABRECO
    better. Agtitinnulong tayo!

    Posted by COMLI2013 | December 5, 2014, 1:12 am
    • Then he should be setting an immediate general assembly and show to the member consumers the financial statement and let the public decides his innocence as you are claiming ms comli….am starting to smell fishy between you and the gm hehehe

      Posted by Milette aka pinaputi | December 5, 2014, 3:01 am
    • He(GM) is not tottaly innocent, coz instead of solving the problem, he make it worst by adding more corruptions.
      agtitinnulong my ASS!!!!!! tulungan nga agkurakot. Susssss,,,,,,,, what kind of thinking you have.

      Posted by Laud Daya | December 6, 2014, 9:41 pm
  24. Pudno unay nga ‘ti panagayat t kuarta ti puon t amin nga kinadakes.’ Daytoy nga pakaibokbokan ti ayat ket kasupadi ti ayat nga isusuro, I pateg koma ti maysa nga christiano tapno magun-od ti talna ken ragsak. Narigat nga maawatan ta ti ammok manipud kinaubing, maisursuron ti panagayat. Idi Boy Scout datao naisuro nga tallo ti pakaiturongan ti ayat nga representar ti 3 nga kattinga nga ramay. The middle finger, the highest represents God; the ring inger represent yourself and the forefinger represents others. God should be supreme above all things. Others, our neighbors should be second consideration, and ourself , the last. But existing general practices now is the opposite, from the common man to the highest authorities. Spiritual consideration seems to be nothing against the love of the glitters. Love of neighbors seems to have no more value. Love of oneself seems the priority of everyone. Worst the ‘ the HONORABLES’ swallow even the tiniest things intended for the majority poor. God forgive if I’m wrong, but maybe we are punished with endless miseries because most of us are hypocrites!
    For our leaders :’ you cannot serve 2 masters, either you love one n hate the oters; you cannot serve both God and mammon/ money- the devil.’ God said ‘ what does man gaiin if he has the world but forfeit his soul.’
    God is Love. God wants us to love Him First, others next then ourselves last. To have JOY: Jesus first,Others next Youselve last. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas !,

    Posted by TAGAMASID | December 5, 2014, 4:57 pm
  25. NAG-LAING KAY KET NGA AGSARITA DITOY A.COM MEN AYA KAKAILIAN KASLA LA AWAN LATEG YO APO
    UMAY KAY DITOY KAPITOLYO APO TA LINTEGEN TAYO DAGITA SASA-JNNEK YO APO
    DOKOMENTARAN TAYO A NGA UMONA SATAY TO APAN KASARITA DETA TAO NGA MANGMANGTED TI PROBLEMA YO…

    Posted by KOLIGLIG | December 6, 2014, 10:09 am
    • Koliglig, I have no particular issues against the governor. Review my previous posts how I defended and exalted him for being so different from others for his accomplishment in infra, peace campaign n other socioeconomic endeavor. My complain is general in nature, particularly addressed to mayors n other LEADERS. As I often mention, we have all shortcomings, that includes gov. Himself and myself. Even on issue in sub standard projects, I gave the blame to people whom he intrusted ; maybe his only failure is supervisions.
      I want to mention here one particular area where the governor failed to ‘oversee’ how funds are implemented. I visited Pilar last year where I worked for almost 10 yrs. after 5 yrs of absent. I went around the barangays to visit friends and relatives. I was glad to note that many roads are already cemented. I learned that these were done only in the last 2 yrswith the governor’s coordination. Poblacion Pilar to Dalit, some 20 km was sporadically cemented when I left, but now it is fully cemented, and Tikitic to Gapang, maybe 11/2 km , finished thru the governor’s innetiative according reliable info.Roads to Patad , and Nagcasan to Gapang were KALAHI PROJECTS, a national project.
      My point here is, had the good governor made closer supervisions on the implementations of funds earlier to Pilar, ( and all mayors, maybe greater portions of funds intended for the poor were not diverted by mun mayors to pockets. Pilar which receives no less than 50 million per yr. from RA 7171 should have improved the quality of life of the poor tobacco farmers. But After my 5 yrs absent in Pilar, I have seen A BIG LIFT OF PROSPERITY ONLY to the former Vice governor family as shown in their luxury cars and big houses.(I’m sure this is also true to most if not all “HONORABLES ” in different municipalities. )

      Governor sir, my salute- better late than never. More power!

      Posted by TAGAMASID | December 7, 2014, 12:02 pm
  26. Only an incompetent coop general manager would allow ABRECO to get to this point of being unable meets its financial responsibilities!

    Do the people of Abra a favor and put a lid on it and RESIGN so a new and more competent manager will be installed to fix a totally screwed-up job you endured under your watch! Sadly, I seriously think you DO NOT have the mental capacity nor the intelligence to fix this problem neither would you ever in the future! Because if you did, ABRECO will NOT be in the same predicament at it does now!

    Hence, JUST QUIT and allow those that have the know-how run the coop!! We call this, THE FINAL SOLUTION!

    Posted by Observer | December 7, 2014, 6:45 am
  27. Im hoping tru this blog those people mentioned about their criminal n graft practices soon to be investigated by the ombudsman if that happen il be the first one to provide documentary evidence to the investigators. It will be a great legacy of katokayo if somebody jailed bec of this web n of course pedro mario n otthers who were branded as cowards in attacking corrupt politicians u did a great job to ur province. Let those kuliglig boys be accountable of what they had done to our beloved province.

    Posted by eric shawn | December 7, 2014, 3:44 pm
  28. Apay nga tila metla inka maytodtodon sika nga ERIC SHAWN
    Ni apo Koliglig ti pontiriayo ken Pedro Abreno isu nga papayaban na kayo diay kapitolyo ta ipakita na kanyayu nga duwa dagitoy apanyo ibag baga ditoy nga awan kaustuanan na
    NO DIKAY KAYAT TI MIKI SANGO KEN apo Koliglig kayat na la nga sawen nga COCKROACHES KAYO nga duwa kenni Pedro Abreno ta diyo matakderan ti kina lalaki yo..awan latteg yo ..maawatam

    Posted by Karimbuaya | December 8, 2014, 5:52 am
  29. Kakaasi ti COA nga agrem-remedyo ti papeles nga sap-sapulen ti ombudsmanen maipanggep diay ghostpital ken gym mon yotTakio. Agawid ka ketdin diay Abra haan nga ti agbuabuakaw dita LA ti kukuem laglag.

    Posted by Ombudsman | December 8, 2014, 10:18 am
  30. Ombudsman here I come for you koliglig. Need all the papers and documents in regards to the hospital and gym expenses.

    Posted by Ombudsman | December 8, 2014, 10:21 am
  31. Daytoy 10 inggana ti 40 nga porsiyento ti kantidad ti anya man nga proyekto nga it-ited dagiti kontraktor wenno agtagilako kadagiti politiko (Gov, Cong, Mayor wenno Baryo Kapital) nga makinnakem iti anya man nga proyekto ket isu koma ti maguped nga mapinpinsan. Daytoy ti maysa kadigit adu nga mang-kaan ti pundo ti gobyerno ken gapu ti pinnatay no eleksiyon. Agpipinnatay dagitoy kandidato ta ammoda nga pinsan isu da ti makatugaw, adu ti pang-liksabanda nga illegal nga wagas nga pagkuartaanda.
    I think I am out line, but just a thought. What’s in your mind?

    Posted by Genti | December 8, 2014, 12:00 pm
  32. koliglig go to your budget and feel the sentiments of employees there wherein only popoy one eye jack ahve the bulls to pressure them to finish the voucher he asked because he needed the fund for the upcoming derby at agtangao. i mentioned also the ssps educated lady mayor who was asked a tongpats by leo nolasco they reported to you but you did nothing as you do to killings of abra where you let it happend for you to be saint compared to other politicians.

    Posted by eric shawn | December 9, 2014, 4:01 am
  33. This thread is about ABRECO,people should stick to the topic. As usual, it has been hijacked, what else is new? SYSOP should do something about this.

    Posted by Hater | December 9, 2014, 10:37 am
  34. koliglig go to your budget section and feel the sentiments the employees there wherein only popoy have the guts to direct them to rush the voucher he has asking because he needed the fund for his entry to the derby at agtangao.

    Posted by eric shawn | December 10, 2014, 4:46 am

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