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“No Kiss And Make Up” Between Abra Power Coop, Gov

Gov. Bersamin vs. ABRECO

Gov. Bersamin (inset) vs. ABRECO Leadership

By Artemio A. Dumlao

Bangued, Abra –Christmas has not stopped the “word war” between Abra governor Eustaquio Bersamin and the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco).

While Gov. Bersamin has been pressing the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to take over (Abreco) citing alleged “incompetence by its officers prompting frequent blackouts,” these blackouts the governor, who is oftentimes abroad, Abreco general manager Loreto Seares Jr. said, “is referring to occurred in December 10, 2012 for a couple of hours, and in January 24, 2013 for less than a day.”

Seares, in behalf of the cooperative’s offficials, is also taking exceptions from Gov. Bersamin’s ranting about the cooperative’s alleged “bankruptcy” and sets the record that Abreco never reneges on its power supply obligations. “Throughout (our) business negotiations with the Aboitiz Power Renewables, Inc. (APRI), there were some delays in the remittance of payment due to the difficulty of collecting electricity bills from several consumers, to include the provincial capitol officials who never miss an opportunity to portray an imagined picture of bankcruptcy.”

Last November, the electricity at the provincial capitol where Gov. Bersamin holds office, was cut off for at least a day because of unpaid bills.

Seares denounced wrong notions being peddled by what he called as “doomsayers” about the power market. The maintenance of Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. (APRI) power generators is a market necessity, he explained. The Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) operates under government regulation. But it seemed that Gov. Bersamin “is cynical about the government action to address the energy situation of the country. Or, he is just woefully clueless about the mandate of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA),” the cooperative manager wonders.

Since 2012, Gov. Bersamin has been consistent in raising several doomsday scenarios for Abreco, Seares said. He “continually importunes DOE, CDA and NEA to find ways to oust the Abreco management and Board of Directors.” Calling his bluff, a top-level summit of DOE, NEA, CDA, PSALM, APRI, NGCP, and Abra local officials was held at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City in February 2014. It was there and then that GM Seares said he made a commitment for the financial rehabilitation of the coop for at last six months. Hence, an undertaking was signed to the effect that the power supply of Abra would be maintained with no disconnection within the next three months of the financial rehabilitation period. “That has been successfully hurdled by the Abreco management.”

Instead of helping, Seares said, Gov. Bersamin “is hankering and invoking about a past deed, while trying to mislead government officials, religious leaders, and his followers, as much as he has misled himself into believing that Abreco is his, rightfully and destined so, for the taking.”

Setting the record straight, said Seares, the actual notice of disconnection started only after the billing period of October when APRI passed on to the coop the ‘force majeure’ bill of P7M as cost of repair and rehabilitation of the former’s typhoon-damaged generation facilities and demanded payment for just one billing, on top of the actual current power charges.

After the foiled black-out on December 15, Gov. Bersamin again called on DOE and NEA to help Abreco find a reliable power supplier that will guarantee sustainable power supply to the people of Abra and prevent outages during the Yuletide season.

But Seares laughed off the Governor’s “too-late-the-hero” concern. “We are in transition with the guidance of DOE and NEA. Under WESM, we are assiduously and painstakingly exploring ways to find a better power supply agreement, Seares said, adding that, “the old Power Supply Agreement (PSA) with APRI was regrettably tainted with political intervention and media over-hyping.”

Gov. Bersamin who has been strongly pressuring DOE and NEA to oust Abreco officials, Seares said, “is consistently troubling deaf heavens with his misguided campaign,” explaining that, the provincial governor seemed has “little regard for nor working knowledge about the operations of the RA 10531 (EPIRA). It seemed like, the Abreco manager said, “(the governor) would like the government agencies concerned to operate within his own myopic grasp of political issues and problems besetting his own province.” There are a lot of social and economic development woes and roadblocks confronting Abra, Seares said, further adding, “(Bersamin) has been instrumental in bringing those about upon the Abrenios since he took over the Capitol.” He is just wagging the dog’s tail to cover up his own failures and shortcomings in good governance, he added.***Artemio A. Dumlao***


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184 thoughts on ““No Kiss And Make Up” Between Abra Power Coop, Gov

  1. Kasta ti nasasapawan. aramiden na amin nga mangidadnes tay nakakasapaw, hahaha! you guys have a problem not me. awan pay maibaga yo nga naaramidan yo. Nia ti trabaho yo? clerk wenno janitor wenno agsagsagad wenno security guard ti pagbaludan? kokkorukok kay met amin ta madi yo pay maitured ti tumunglab nga mangipakita kadagita ruprupa yo. TARKOK! Mapaksiyat yo aya ni GM ken David? I do’t think so.

    Why do you think Sec. Petilla do not like to replace the GM? Uray awan college degree na nga kunayo, nasirsirib pay ngem ni apoyo.

    Agdatag kayo tapno mamati ti taga Abra kadagita salsalawasawenyo. Pagan anuk ti leader nga tarkok no siak ket makabutosak?

    No nasisirib kayo, apay nga nasapawan nakayo ni congresswoman yo? Gapu ta tarkok kay amin. Awan makatured no oras ti labanan. Nalaing kayo no nakakumot kayo. Nia serbi ta patpatangenyo no diyo pay maitured ti rummuar ta kulunganyo?
    Balbaliwan yo dagita nga mentalidad yo tapno bareng mabaliwan met ti sasaaden ti probinsiya tayo nga ABRA.

    No makipinpinnangatokayo kadagitay adda kabaelanna, awan epekto dagita kina lablab yo. Isu nga agbaliw kayon tapnu adu mapasurot yo. Awan ti mayat nga makikaykaysa kaniayo ta puro kay met nakakumot nga MORONS, Nalaing kay pay nga sumao. Your mouths are worst than those of a WHORE. HAHAHAHA puro MORON!

    Kakaddua na kay siguro ni Sysop kenni Julieto Barona aka Saks Barona nga adminstrators cuz they allow all of your unspeakable behavior here on his blog. I don’t give a f#@#k,

    Oops, but Saks is on his way to San Diego this morning, I should have told him when he called to wish me a Happy New Year at 2:a.m.

    Mauyong? 2-US Presidential candidates used my offices for their Press Conferences? Kaya ba ninyo yan?


    Posted by comli2013 | January 1, 2015, 6:36 pm
  2. I am hopefull for a better management. I am hopeful they can get out of all the problems they have incurred in the past. Their performances in the last 2-months speaks for it that they are able to cope with all the huge payments to aboitiz. Abreco’s GM & it’s staffs are hardworking. They are not quitters and I commend them for all of that. The employees had made sacrifices, that it’s all recognized and one day, they will all be rewarded when things gets better!

    ” I am taking all the humilliations & insults for abreco because I believe in you & I trust that you are telling me the TRUTH. What are your plans for 2015? Will you be calling for a General Asembly” ? These were my questions to GM, Jun the other day.

    I got his response last night: ” Our responsibility to defend the truth is biblical. The misconception of abreco’s huge debt to aboitiz has gone, and the predicted brownout dates has passed with lights on in Abra. It speaks volume about the true status of abreco. Our member consumers deserve to know the real truth hence, the urgency to hold a General Assembly. We will refute every tongue that accuses the leadership of abreco. We hold the truth in righteousness. The gov has the truth but he willfully rejects it.

    I consider your idea to hold a General Assembly. the soonest time possible”.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 2, 2015, 5:14 pm
    • Yes madam comli, that’s the clamor of the majority of the consumers. For the members consumer info, please find at http://www.nea.gov.ph website, look at CAR electric cooperative regarding the actual ABRECO operations and status. From the NEA Finacial profile data, ABRECO has the highest average power cost @ 7.19 Php/kWhr compare to the other CAR electric cooperative (No kitaen tayo ti bills tayo ti kuryente apay a nangatngato pay ti singer da on the average cost). Makita yo pay ditoy ti advances /unliquidated advances ti emplyado ken dadduma pay nga operating expenses. If you further look or analyze on the other data’s of ABRECO on NEA website, I doubt how will ABRECO survive, this is the real and actual fact to ABRECO current situation.

      Posted by John Doe | January 2, 2015, 8:32 pm
      • No matter what we all said over here in a.com the bottom line and best for abrenian is to dissolve abreco and organized a new abra cooperative for a new beginning of Abra the more we stay with Abreco the more weare all in debt

        Posted by Jj | January 2, 2015, 10:37 pm
  3. @John Doe…I have all the financial reports and had compared to that of NEA’s copies. I have concerns about advances & shares after reviewing the files. I wanted to understand more but time did not permit me to meet with hiim again. I had to come back to the US. I will be meeting with him soon again to talk about the matters of concern and the General Assembly.

    Posted by comli2013c | January 3, 2015, 4:47 am
    • Why does abreco was so hard for them to call a general assembly
      It is not so obious that they are covering something that a consumers need to know????

      Posted by Rafael | January 3, 2015, 2:32 pm
    • The above so called (by comli) financial reports of Abreco in her possession really bothers me. Why a non member can get hold of such report but Abreco wouldn’t let the General assembly (of members) can’t have a look at it? Who is comli to GM or vice versa? any thoughts????

      Posted by Genti | January 3, 2015, 7:59 pm
  4. Mga kapatid, walang mapapala sa uri ng tao na sarili lang ang pinapakinggan- na siya lang ang magaling at maraming nagagawa. Sayang lang ng uras ninyo!

    Posted by Capitan | January 4, 2015, 9:59 am
  5. I don’t waste my time either to “unintelligent conversations”. I love the conversation between John Doe & I.

    Capitan, at least I am doing something for Abra not like you running your mouth for nothing.

    Gent, read my previous posts. I care for Abra, I wanted to help however I can. I am a member/ consumer too. I have a house in Lagangilang & I am also paying electricity. I have families all over Abra who also pays electricity.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 4, 2015, 12:41 pm
    • The last time I posted a comment in this forum was last December 17, 2014 at 3:22 PM on the thread “Rage Ensues Over Abra Three-Hour Blackout”. I went on a self-imposed silence out of respect to and in deference to the celebration of the birth of our Lord until the Feast of the Ephipany. I have not posted a single comment on this thread.Yet my name was dragged into the back and forth between citizens expressing their outrage on the mess at ABRECO and the apologists of GM Seares. I welcome the reincarnation of the acceptance of my mistake, the apology I made to the family of SC Justice Lucas Bersamin and to all participants in this forum and my taking in stride all the brickbats that flew in my direction. Why? Because it takes a whole lot of humility and courage to accept one’s mistake without dragging anybody into the picture and without blaming anyone else. I was taught early in life by my parents to admit my faults and correct them whenever I make any. The family of SC Justice Lucas Bersamin has forgiven me a long time ago and I believe it is because they are strong, and only the strong can forgive. I never thought that after all this time you have not forgiven me. If that sad episode in my life will be the stick you want to beat me with, then be my guest. Give it your best shot. I am prepared to accept more punishment for my mistake.
      Having said that, may I comment on your post,”I care for Abra. I wanted to help however I can”. Now tell me, how in God’s name can you reconcile that with your post last Jan. 1, 2015 at 6:36 PM? You insulted not only the people in Abra, in every nook and cranny of the Philippines but also people all over the world who earn their keep honestly, by doing what to you are lowly jobs like clerks, janitors, sweepers and jail guards. These are the people who have been denied opportunity by a government engaged in patronage politics. In this neck of the woods, it is not what you know but whom you know that matters. Many of these people have college degrees but they do not have the connection to the powers that be. They are the people described by Christ as the salt of the earth. They swallow their pride taking menial jobs because they have mouths to feed, while a college dropout is placed as GM of ABRECO by his patrons. Who do you really care for? You have insulted us incessantly for using a nom de plume telling us to unmask ourselves. Now it turns out you are the one who has been unmasked. You revealed your true character through your foul mouth and through your condescending attitude toward those who have less in life that make up the majority of this benighted province. To use the word “fucked” even in a figurative way is a sign of an uncouth person. Go to the home page of Abrenian.com so will understand that this forum is for those who are sick and tired of the absence of genuine change despite the numerous changes in leadership. This is not a forum for the fans club of GM Seares or of any politician for that matter. In the following days, I will refute everything you said while I was gone with lucid arguments. I will not go to the depths where you have sunk. I gave you enough rope to hang your tongue by. As Napoleon Bonaparte correctly said, ” Never distract the enemy when she is committing a mistake.” Your post at the top of this page will be forever remembered by the genuine residents of this province as a description of your true persona and character.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | January 4, 2015, 4:07 pm
      • PA, you are right in every angle. Those words of Comli that pertains to clerks, janitors, sweepers and jail guards is absolutely insulting and demeaning. In our common lingo MATAPOBRE. Remember Comli if there are no poor people there are no rich people otherwise all people are on the same level. As the saying goes” Beware of False Knowledge; it is more dangerous than Ignorance”. You belong to this Comli.

        Posted by Loud & Clear | January 5, 2015, 12:27 am
  6. Pedro Abreno, you are absolutely right and let me quote you, ” Your post at the top of this page will be forever remembered by the genuine residents of this province as a description of your true persona and character.” By the way comli posted, she had shown her true personality. PALENGKERA.
    Comli, how many times have I told you that Sec Petilla has no power whatsoever in removing your idol. It is the board that will vote for the retention or the removal of the general manager. Sec Petilla is just interceding for abreco to have continuous power supply and not dictating on who will sit as general manager. The new board when sworn in has that in order.
    the general assembly is what we are waiting for. All of the people of abra is clamoring and itching for this assembly to happen. I hope your idol was not making lip service to you as you have posted the reply of your idol.

    Posted by mario bang | January 5, 2015, 7:58 pm
  7. Kakaasi kami pay nga para sagad laeng ta napaidaman kami ti adal. Baam ta no masapol mon to ti botos mi comli ket paidaman da kan to met, saan ka nga madanagan hehe.

    Posted by Assasin | January 5, 2015, 8:29 pm
    • Posted by COMLI2013 last Dec. 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM – “….Napagbasak amin nga annak ti kakabsat ko ti kolehiyo….All my siblings passed and I took care of all of them….I brought their remains back to Abra di matay da. NO HELP FROM ANYONE!….I go to church all the time. I go to Bible studies every Wed. I say the rosary before I go to bed….Siyak laengen ti pagdamagamon ta dagitoy nga na-araramid ko ket saan ko nga impangpangas ti uray siasino….” – Huh? You just proclaimed to the whole world via the net all the things you claim you have done. You even have to use all caps to shout to the whole world that you did everything without the help of anyone. You may have helped people, especially members of your family, but you took away their dignity by trumpeting to all and sundry all you have done for them. Your post is full of I’s. I did this, I did that. Nobody else did anything. Gosh, you are so full of yourself. Braggart is a very kind word to describe you. It is also truly sad and unfortunate that you have not learned the lessons taught by the Bible. It admonishes us that when we pray, we must go to the inner room so no one knows we are praying. It also teaches us that whenever we give help, our left hand must not know what our right hand is giving. Madam Omli, just when will you grow up?

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | January 6, 2015, 4:29 pm
  8. COMLI, here is a saying for you that may wake you up, coz it is now happening in your real here in A.Com. “A session of boasting & bragging won’t attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target.”

    Posted by Loud & Clear | January 6, 2015, 11:23 pm
  9. Erratum; in your real life here in A.Com

    Posted by Loud & Clear | January 6, 2015, 11:24 pm
    • I was just responding to everyone’s assasinating my name & character in this A.Com for defending the TRUTH about ABRECO..

      We’re all here on a dialogue for ABRECO….RESPECT MY OPINIONS AS i RESPECT EVERYONE’S!
      Don’t put me down or call me names cuz I can do the same to you.

      Intelligent & educated people don’t behave the way you guys do in this blog.
      Assasinate the issue NOT MY NAME, NOT MY CHARACTER and don’t involve my family….OMLI nga paspasurot?
      comli nga mental? Read all your posts! How do you think I feel?

      DIALOGUE DIALOUGE DIALOGUE that’s what we’re suppose to be doing here.

      UNMASK yourselves and we’ll see who you really are? Is is fair how you all treat me here?

      and you PA & Mario Bang…….walk what you preach, unless if you are all the same person using different ID’s like one concerned poster said in one of his comments about you guys.

      NO BALLS NO GLORY gentlemen…….

      Posted by comli2013 | January 7, 2015, 3:30 pm
  10. I have to be very careful now what to say before I will totally lost my privilege in this forum but I find it very unfair being treated the way things was scrutinized with my comments. Happy Three Kings!

    Posted by gabriel | January 7, 2015, 2:55 am
  11. Napinpintas nga adayo agpayso tay adda sursuro na nga polos ti adal na ngem tay NAKAADAL NGEM AWAN MET TI SURSURO NA. toinks!

    Posted by Assasin | January 7, 2015, 8:03 am



    Posted by comli2013 | January 7, 2015, 3:09 pm
  13. Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan. 2, 2015 at 5:14PM – “I am taking all the humiliations and insults for abreco….”
    Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan. 1, 2015 at 11:51AM – “You must be a nobody from Aboitiz, nothing but a gossiper like the rest of you.” Note: sweeping statement.
    Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan. 1, 2015 at 12:58PM – “Bartekero kayo siguro amin…” Note: another sweeping statement.
    Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan. 1, 2015 at 6:36PM – “Nia ti trabaho yo? Clerk wenno janitor wenno agsagsagad wenno security guard ti pagbaludan”? Note: still another sweeping statement.
    Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan.1, 2015 at 6:36PM – “….puro kay met nakakumot nga MORONS”. Note: another sweeping statement made all the more insulting by the use of all caps.
    Posted by COMLI2013 last Jan.1, 2015 at 6:36PM – “Your mouths are worse than that of a WHORE. HAHAHAHA puro MORON”. Note: sweeping statement made all the worse by the use of all caps.
    All the above comments take the cake for sheer repugnance. Is there any need to contradict you, Madam? You certainly outdid yourself. You, yourself, destroyed whatever little credibility you had left.
    On another note, it is your name Madam that is being used by different people. I even caught one of them. Now, why would I want to use another name? The number of people participating in this forum who support you can be counted by the fingers of one hand. Those who oppose you are so numerous you have become paranoid and see ghosts where there are none. Madam, when particants in this forum disagree with you, it does not mean they do not respect you. You insult us for using a nom de plume but you condone the handful who likewise use a nom de plume if they express the same kind of canine devotion to GM Seares like you. You even dragged Sysop into the fray. Madam, the mess at ABRECO has taken a life of its own. The outrage of the people has gone viral. If you surf other sites, Inquirer.net, for example, you will notice that more than 95 % use a nom de plume. There is no certainty that the others who use a name are real people. You have experienced it because people have been using your name. Surely, it would be illogical to conclude that all posters who use a nom de plume are cowards. That is just a way of diverting the issue. Now tell me, where in this opinion did I disrespect you? I only used your very own words to show how good you are in contradicting yourself. And last of all, how sure are you that you are better educated and knowledgeable than each of us? How sure are you that you have a higher station in life than each of us?

    Posted by Pedro Abreno | January 7, 2015, 6:01 pm
  14. I wrote this in nth times: ” By your words, you are justified. By your words, you r condemned.” “You reap what you saw.” I wonder why you don’t accept, you are plain egoistic! While you wrote some sense, you are destroying yourself , your image n credibility by shouting to the world of your accomplishments. Sorry but in Ilocano, they call this ‘bunggayad’ – paatidogenna ti pandilingna! That’s the truth. I know it hurts. But truth is truth. Listen to the voices of the majority; ‘the voice of the people is the voice of God.’ Open not only your eyes but your heart! Until you stop believing only of yourself, you’ll never be happy n contented in your life. Otherwise, this is called plain MANHID!!!

    Posted by TAGAMASID | January 7, 2015, 6:25 pm
  15. My comments is exclusively for Comli2013!

    Posted by TAGAMASID | January 7, 2015, 6:29 pm
  16. Madam omli I feel complemented whe you say that me and Pedro Abreno are one and the same person because of the eruditeness of Pedro Abreno. But then again you are terribly mistaken, Keep on guessing madam omli. You tend to guess that identities of those who rebut you are the same people using different IDs to make it appear that we are not majority. To tell you madam omli, i think you are dreaming and in its deepest, in REM. I hope that when you will be awaken, you will realize that your realities are fantasies.
    I need not say anymore, I couldn’t but agree more to the statements of Pedro Abreno. It is well said about your character madam omli. And so with Tagamasid’s post.

    Posted by mario bang | January 8, 2015, 7:29 pm
  17. Nagado nga talaga t kinapalpak t abreco ken kadagiti t mangimatmaton daytoy nga cooperatiba….nag oath taking gayam dagiti new set of boarden last friday in a close door and heavy guarded abreco…..hoy abreco you should revisit your constitution and bylaws on whom the board of directors should take their oath….they should be taking their oath during the annual general assembly (third month of the year) as prescribe by the coop law…..meaning ang..ang kayo nga talaga dita abreco

    Posted by Okel.....okel | January 10, 2015, 6:42 pm
    • I appreciate the move to oust seares at abreco but ti install an alipores of a politician is indeed a milking cow of certain individuals. Seares out whoever the choice of koliglig in so whats new? What we want is a genuine reform if not total reform

      Posted by eric shawn | January 10, 2015, 10:13 pm
  18. So what’s the news? Who’s the board president now? I heard that mayor Valera presided the first meeting of the new board. Any good news brought by the mayor? Hope that he’s for a better ABRECO…

    Posted by Unruly | January 12, 2015, 5:43 am
  19. Happy Birthday GM! May you have more happy birthdays to come. My wishes:

    May you stay as Abreco GM until your retirement at age 60.

    May you succeed in transforming Abreco to a better cooperative

    Posted by COMLI2013 | January 13, 2015, 1:46 am
  20. Madam M is on his way ti ABRECO, Whats Out!!! Napoliticon ti ABRECO/ ABREDA

    Posted by Loud & Clear | January 14, 2015, 8:23 pm
  21. Eric, I absolutely Agree!!!!!

    Posted by mokong | January 15, 2015, 1:15 am
  22. comli2013was in a major car accident on Jan 8th 9:47 pm
    so she could not possibly be the one making the birthday wish for GM Jun Seares.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 15, 2015, 6:04 am
  23. This is what I cannot understand? Why use my name? I am nobody like how some of you perceive of me?

    Posted by comli2013 | January 15, 2015, 12:23 pm
  24. I am glad about technology of today.
    Imagine just a click of a button?
    The wonder of the internet.
    Everything in the internet.
    I learn from the internet.
    I read news from the internet.
    I watch movies in the internet.
    I socialize through the internet.
    I call my relatives abroad via internet.
    I book flights through internet.
    I shop through internet.
    I make withdrawals and deposits through the internet.
    I search solutions to problems in the internet.
    I pay bills through internet.
    See, everything in the internet?

    Without electricity, what is internet?
    So abreco management, i comment here through internet
    that you must do something for a better use of internet
    a quality service to optimize the benefit of internet
    and that our fellow abrenians be benefited by internet

    I read here in a.com thanks to internet
    comments of mismangements i read in posts in the internet
    by freinds who are fond of using the internet
    so pleasd abreco, just for the sake of internet – hedragon

    Posted by Rustico Talingdan | January 20, 2015, 10:19 am
  25. Finally, the board were sworn-in and has voted their officers. Congratulations to all! Mr. Jun Bejarin, new Board Chairman will be presiding soon i’m sure for all the new Board to start their functions as policy making body of Abreco. God Bless!

    Posted by comli2013 | January 24, 2015, 9:35 am
    • that election was a sham madam omli. the winner of the true election for the board presidency is Medel Taverner. the score was 6 against 3. Bejarin had only 3 votes. these 3 votes for bejarin came from bejarin himself, dumlao of pidigan and gonzales of bucay.But damn because of the meddling of the mayor of bangued, dominic valera, it was overturned. That is plain and simple robbery of the rights of the people.
      and one thing more, dominic valera has no right to administer the ought of office of all the directors. the oath taking should take place during the general assembly as embodied in the bylaws of the coop and not within a highly guarded room.
      see madam omli, i have foretold you about this coalition between seares and valera against takit.

      Posted by mario bang | January 25, 2015, 7:53 pm
  26. Mayor Dominic was the invited guest of honor to administer the oath taking. How can he have anything to do with the election when he was even convincing them to have the swearing-in before electing their officers?

    Did you know that 2-of the directors are protegees of a politician? These 2-secluded themselves with the other 7 in the boardroom hour before the scheduled oath taking? They were persuading the 7 to organize & elect officers before they get sworn-in?

    Coalition between Seares & Valera to go against Takit?
    Why the concern now? I thought you said you didn’t like Takit?
    Maybe someone is barking the wrong tree?

    It was rumored the capitol intensely & aggressively lobbied to have the new board under their own agenda?

    Posted by comli2013 | January 26, 2015, 3:36 am
    • madam omli, who invited mayor dominic valera to administer the oath? and why on a private occasion. madam omli, the oath taking of the new board of directors should not be in private but during the general assembly as stated in the coop’s bylaws. the problem is, the camp of GM seares is in such a hurry to swear in the new board president so to cling on to power. With numbers going against GM’s side, he had to call in his ally, dominic valera to intimidate the other directors. There was a voting done, in which ex-mayor medel taverner of san juan won with a score of 6 to 3. But that was reversed in favor of bejarin, the bet of dominic valera, because of the latter’s meddling. Money spoke here and even during the elections of board of directors.
      madam omli, I may not agree with some of takits programs but as I have previously posted, I agree with takit’s move for the ouster of GM seares because the woes of abreco will never be solved if seares continues to hang on to power in abreco.
      madam omli I may not like takit but I like him better than dominic valera. See the woes of the people of bangued? small businesses are dying, tricycle drivers complaining, delivery trucks being harassed and demanded to pay exorbitant fees. We may have no choice but to chose between two evils.

      Posted by mario bang | January 26, 2015, 9:28 pm
  27. Does it really matter who invited the Mayor? They had a program prepared to start @10 am that Friday. It was my understanding the 2-protegees were the one who could not wait to elect their officers ? They were not even sworn-in as directors & they rushed to put themselves in seclusion inside the boardroom @9:am before the oath taking. Mayor & the abreco mgt. did not go inside.

    I have a copy of the By-Laws and I could not find where it says “only at a General Assembly” that new directors could be sworn-in. Can you pls. cite me the article pertaining to this? I’d appreciate.

    I am surprised of your new allegation about the election results
    Knowing Medel he would not allow such thing to happen..

    Money spoke during the election? In what way? How could that even happen?

    Woes of Abreco? Service of electricity is provided to consumers always. There may have been interruptions before but somehow, it has always been taken care of. If you are referring to employees getting paid on time, I had been discussing it with the GM. This has to be a priority also because families are affected. They need to have food on the table.

    I feel & understand your frustrations but, ouster of GM Seares should not be the solution to a better Abreco.

    I want you all to know that the elections of the directors from their districts was a very special synchronized elections upon the advice of DOE & NEA who supervised & guided the whole exercise.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 27, 2015, 10:59 am
    • madam omli, people are afraid to talk because we fear for our lives. we do not dare come out because we know what the powers that are are capable of. Medel taverner could not even complain of what transpired during the board president elections because he knows too well of what the mayor of bangued is capable of. What he told me is that he already wants to resign because he is not able to fight for his mandate. Even ex-mayor domasing of manabo has signified that his nephew, the board director of manabo district, will no longer attend the board because he is irked with what transpired.
      madam omli, there were two districts that had two candidates vying for the directorship, your town lagangilang and pidigan. you could ask your relatives what happened in lagangilang. in pidigan, it was a trial by the camp of domino valera on his hold on the people of pidigan. money flowed, 1000 per voter plus sundo hatid.
      the bylaws has no use to GM seares. Seares thinks he owns abreco. His wish is the law.

      Posted by mario bang | January 27, 2015, 5:59 pm
    • to add to my comment madam omli,, the municipality of bangued had harassed medel taverner by not issuing him his business permit? His permit will only be issued if he retracts his candidacy for board pres in favor of bejarin. That is how your idol and his allies work. Now tell me madam omli, who is more evil, takit or dominic, your new idol.
      By the way, do you know that the swearing in of the directors by dominic valera was not acceptable to NEA. NEA now wants the voting and the swearing in to occur in manila so that it would be out of reach to your allies?

      Posted by mario bang | January 28, 2015, 2:31 am
      • Just want to inform you that a top executive from NEA witnessed the whole process…from election of bod officers to oath taking. That the DOE Secretary invited all of them , new BOD to a subsequent meeting but Medel snobbed the invitation?

        Posted by comli2013 | January 29, 2015, 9:42 am
        • They were invited for a subsequent meeting at the Central office of NEA, but was s nobbed.

          Posted by comli2013 | January 29, 2015, 9:47 am
        • medel did snob the invitation because he wants out because his business interest in bangued is more important for him than even risking his livelihood and life arguing with the mayor of bangued who wants his minion bejarin to be board president to save jun seares his ally.

          Posted by mario bang | January 29, 2015, 6:28 pm
  28. Pls. stop misinterpreting me idolizing anyone. Truth is what I i am defending. Mayor Dominic doesn’t even know me & vice versa.
    Like you, I am relaying only what is told to me from my sources.
    Isn’t the election if the BOD officers over? And the oath taking is also done? So what is this election & oath taking at the NEA again? I checked with my other sources in Manila if that is possible and this is what I was told: DOE or NEA doesn’t have to approve or accept the results because the BOD election of officers & oath taking is internal among the directors.

    You’re asking me who is more evil between Takit & Dominic?

    How about this: Takit is trying to compel the Abra mayors league to sign a resolution seeking the ouster of GM Jun Seares. That if Mayor Dominic doesn’t go for T akit’s wishes, he will be running against him for the mayoral seat of Bangued & his wife Ruby running for governor next election? I laughed when I heard about this.

    So, who is more evil? The uncle who only thinks for his best interest and who doesn’t even think of his grand- nephews being affected if their dad is ousted by him?

    Posted by comli2013 | January 28, 2015, 2:12 pm
    • the move of takit is what is needed for abreco to get out of its woe. GM seares is the root of all the problems of abreco. Dominic valera is also the woe of bangued, specially to the poor. It is the camp of dominic valera that is hostaging the people by imposing what they like. the board of director could not muster enough votes for him to be board president that is why dominic valera was called to intimidate the other board of directors.
      the harassment of medel taverner is one classic example of the dirty tactics that the allies of jun seares are capable of doing just to hang on to dear power.
      madam omli, what if i told you that only 1 of every hundred like your idol to stay as GM. just like in this thread no one is with you. let me reiterate too that I dont like both takit and dominic but I have to chose what is right.
      your sources madam omli are either biased for GM seares or the GM himself because you know no one who will give you a fair report.

      Posted by mario bang | January 28, 2015, 6:53 pm
  29. It would be better if ISECO takes over power supply for the whole province. No more dirty ABRECO. Ta makita man no kabaelan dagitoy polpolitiko ditoy probinsya tayo nga banggaen ni Singson.

    Posted by Assasin | January 29, 2015, 6:57 am
    • @Assassin…you should change your name. You make me nervous.

      Anyway, I am hopeful that after the new BOD’s orientation on the electricity industry, a General Assembly will be scheduled as per GM on my last conversation with him before X’mas. I told him it will make everyone happy!

      Posted by comli2013 | January 30, 2015, 12:39 am
  30. What does ISECO stands for sir?

    Posted by comli2013 | January 29, 2015, 9:28 am
  31. “Just like you in this thread no one is with you”.

    What is this thread for…a contest?
    I don’t need them to be making comments here because they know I can handle you. My sources do not want to stoop their levels here. . . esp. to haters ken dagidiay awan ti nawadwad ti kapanunutanna. Who do you think are giving me all the deedbacks? They are all concerned abrenians who doesn’t alsowant to be known just like you. You should be the one checking your sources if they are reliable or not. Do not be judging my sources… you’ll be surprised when I will be disclosing them to you when the time comes.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 29, 2015, 11:54 am
    • madam omli my sources are within the walls of abreco, some are the victims of the repressive GM So I get first hand information.
      let me quote you madam omli, “dagidiay awan ti nawadwad ti kapanunutanna”
      hehehe madam omli, you should not say that because you do not know who you are talking to. do not brag of your accomplishments or your curriculum vitae because you may not even compare to mine. I hate to do this but I am fed up with your bragging and belittling of the people who speak their mind.
      your sources madam omli are GM seares and his minions. Have you ever made contact with the employees of abreco who are suffering because of GM seareses mismanagerment and have nothing to feed their families? have you ever contacted people who were illegally retrenched by GM seares? have you talked to the other former board of directors who are dragged into this mess because of the doing of GM seares and BOD pres david guzman? I don’t think you have! I did madam omli! I am witness to their suffering.

      Posted by mario bang | January 29, 2015, 6:22 pm
    • Apay nasirib ka la unayen comli ta ibagam pay haan nga nawadwad ti kapanunutan min? Dim aya ammo nga kuawarti mi nga consumer ti pagpabpabaknang dagiti maseknan?

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      Posted by Rustico T. | January 29, 2015, 8:53 pm
      • Rustico T. Are you my classmate in the grade school? His name is R ustico Tan. This is my first time to see you here. I like yourr poem though. Soc i would not be referring that to you. This is an unending issue about Abreco. It will never be resolved no ditay amin usaren ti nawadwad nga kapanunutan tayo. Regardless of who the GM or BOD president , I am sure we all can work out together for a better Abreco like how everyone hope for. I am sure that GM Seares, & its management would listen. There are so many solutions to all the woes like Mr. BANG said. Ouster of GM Seares is not the only solution.

        Hate, prejudice, discriminating, calling names, angry, threats , don’t work at all! It only make things worst.

        Does it really matter who can resolve the woes of abreco, or the consumers? I would be happy if anyone of you can.

        Some of you cannot stomach that I am getting more information or suggesting maybe better resolutions or me having abreco documents that they don’t. I did my homework at my own expense so why would i be questioned aboutbthat?

        Posted by comli2013 | January 30, 2015, 12:48 pm
  32. Correction: feedbacks Not deedbacks

    Posted by comli2013 | January 29, 2015, 11:59 am
  33. Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative madam omli. It’s just a suggestion out of desperation because ABRECO for me today is no longer a cooperative because of lack of cooperation between member/consumers and your highness GM. No more annual general assembly, Closed door payen ti binnotos sigun tay kuna tay maysa nga commentator kasakno paylang nga makuna nga cooperatiba dayta ket isu-isu da laeng metten ti agkikin-naawatanen. Dyaske.

    Posted by Assasin | January 29, 2015, 8:53 pm
  34. Belittling you Mr. BANG? You are the one always putting me down. I am only responding to your statement…should I quote again? Read your comment . Why do you get upset?
    I am not even comparing my qualifications with yours. I don’t doubt yours is much better than mines.

    I wanted so much to work with you but it seems I cannot calm you down at all. You’re full of hate like the gov towards GM.
    You guys should take MEDIATION classes so you’ll understand me.

    We can work on all the woes you are referring, why not… whoever the BOD’s or GM . You should review all your comments & see what’s wrong with it.

    Posted by comli2013 | January 30, 2015, 12:22 am
  35. @Assassin…you should change your name. You make me nervous.

    Anyway, I am hopeful that after the new BOD’s orientation on the electricity industry, a General Assembly will be scheduled as per GM on my last conversation with him before X’mas. I told him it will make everyone happy!

    Posted by comli2013 | January 30, 2015, 12:40 am
  36. okay madam Omli urayenyen mi dayta ita 2015. Sapay kuma ta di tayo manen agbaro tawen nga awan manen ti mapasamak ng ragop ti consumers ditan ABRECO.

    Posted by Assasin | January 30, 2015, 4:29 am
  37. cosumers care less than necessary whoever is installed as gm of abreco, much less on how it is being run.if abreco adapts the rules of satan in its operations it is none of our business for as long as our lights keep on, so be it as it may seem.
    If politics undermine the operation of abreco, that is subject to another idea.
    a politician who has excessive desire for power is more evil than satan. If this is the case mr politician, set aside abreco for that matter. We stick with the status quo.

    Posted by clara | January 31, 2015, 3:23 pm
  38. Congratulations! New Board of Directors as a result of the Reorganization of Officers per Board Resolution No. 05-2015

    1. Chairman – Jun Bejarin Jr. – Bangued
    2. Vice-Chairman -Flor de Alona Domasing-Manabo
    3. Treasurer-Redentor Gonzales-Bucay
    4. Secretary- Amante Dumlao-Pidigan
    5. Auditor – Constantine Cabanas-Pennarubia
    6. Victor Lumcang- Lagangilang
    7. NicasioTurqueza -La Pay
    8. Eduardo Sotelo-Pilar
    9. Medel Taverner- San Juan ( Absent )

    Posted by comli2013 | February 3, 2015, 10:07 am
  39. It appears that people with commendable and worth learning ideas like sir Pedro Abreno, Neiling, Mario Bang etc were tired with recent issues. How about a change of topic, with due respect permission of sir Sysop, on matters that have bearing on national concern. Whether we like it or not, we will have another president after 14 months. The leading aspirants based on surveys are in the person of Binay, ( let us see his percentage of approval for the 1st qtr of 2015), Grace Poe, Meriam Defensor and others far behind. There is a big move in Mindanao n Visayas to push the controvercial mayor Duterte of Davao City, claimed to be the most peaceful city in the Philippines. Who among the aspirant do you believe is capable to continue the Matuwid na Daan program of our president?

    Posted by Tagamasid | February 6, 2015, 12:08 pm
    • Let us push the candidacy of our very own mayor of bangued, dominic valera. He is not corrupt. Dagiti ubbing nga agtakaw, luguban na. Dimakkel ti tax collection ta Dimmakkel ti fees iti munisipyo. Awan ti agdawat ti tulong iti LGU ta ngamin sakbay ti eleksyon, ited nan ti tulong nan. Pinapintas na ti abreco ta di na kayat nga maikkat ni hon GM ta adu pay arapaap da nga proyekto para ti pagsayaatan ti consumer. Awan ti pinpinnatay iti panagturay na. Ken naanus pay ti asawa na, ni madam mila.

      Ikkis ti pamilya

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      Posted by Reynante T. | February 6, 2015, 1:18 pm

      Posted by MADAM-X | February 7, 2015, 7:48 pm
  40. A.com should only stick to issues concerning our beloved province. Abreco issue is a done deal. New faces, new ideas i’m sure from the newly elected BOD’s

    We should focus about the APH; the ongoing mining in Baay/Lacub, unsolved murders & other issues affecting the livelihood &peace of our kakailians.

    Posted by comli2013 | February 7, 2015, 2:05 pm
    • Wen kakua yo latta ta abrecon comli. Naragsak ka met ngata tattan ta makaanges ni GM mon.

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      I shop through internet.
      I make withdrawals and deposits through the internet.
      I search solutions to problems in the internet.
      I pay bills through internet.
      See, everything in the internet? – “he dragon”

      Posted by Reynante | February 8, 2015, 5:21 am

    Posted by MADAM-X | February 7, 2015, 8:04 pm
  42. takit insists his wife ruby to be his successor instead of chary or lucas. ruby will cover up the erronous activities of the lame duck very soon future ex governor common citizen takit. the failed economic venture of takit among others was the
    constuction of aph Worth P400m.takit has manipulated the BAC and its proccess (SP files), bac issued a notice of award to the bid winner. Bac endorsed the bid winner to the Sp. The sp thru a relosution issued a notice to proceed to the bid winner.
    40% of the P400m project cost went straight into his pocket.
    takit intensified his solicitation effort abroad por couvrir his 40 kickback.
    2. Takit has not done anything about the mining operation simply because he is a discreet owner. Pura sumangil has reasons to oppose the operation but suddenly went mum. Pura sumangil drags her welfare advocacies into a question. in the know: a meeting was held in la uniun last year attended to by operators, financiers, gov and his co owners of the mining activities in Abra to discuss the opposition and advocacy of pura sumangil against the mining operation in abra. My knowledge regarding this issue ends there..address your questions directly to pura.

    3. Takit now has 2 palacio like houses in manila. The two houses are adjacent to each other. takit actually owns 3 houses in manila but i was not able to confirm the third. i wish you guys can have actual sight of leo nolasco’s house in agtangao and popoy barbosa’s house in calaba. carmelita bersalona is enjoying her farm in calaba courtesy of Takit.

    With the prevailing mode i dont see optimism in the eyes of ruby as governor. Abra will be the same.

    Posted by ex sp | February 8, 2015, 4:58 pm
  43. When my request of change of topic was not deleted, it is presumed that sir Sysop see the relevant bearing of Abra problems with national concern. Funds used in APH, for roads from RA7171, salaries of govt officials n employees and other basic needs come mostly from national fund. I don’t see how an ambitious congressman could nt see this simple logic. Or does she want also to bully Sir Sysop because she believes too much of herself as the best, and the only one who knows the best for Abra? With her experience in life, did she not learn that no man is an island? That even autonomous regions depend much from the national government, how much more to Abra which one the poorest province of Abra? Miss Comli, your answer, please.

    Posted by Tagamasid | February 9, 2015, 11:39 am
    • Did you see Sysop delete anything that’s posted here….good or bad?
      I am not refuting your idea to change topics for dicussion. All you have to do is write your article and send to Sysop for publication so that whoever is interested can participate.

      You don’t have to educate us regarding where all the monies pocketed by our crooked politicians are coming from. We all know about World Bank & the National Fund.

      I am sure you are referring to me as the ambitious congressman who couldn’t see the simple logic. I just thought that your idea is not a priority for abrenians at the present unless if your intentions is to try to endorse your candidate for the Presidency…just like your candidate for the Abreco BOD’s presidency? I never in any way said I am the best and someone who knows best for Abra. It’s all a matter of common sense when I give my opinions.

      How long has Abra been labelled as the poorest province of the north? Whose fault is it? Is it the President’s?

      My opinion of sticking only to issues that concerns our province is only appropriate for abrenian.com
      Prioritizing what is best for our kakaillians and our beloved province is my main concern, regardless of who the President or Vice President of our country. I could care less really.

      I just want to make sure that all the monies from the national fund like you said are spent legitimately for the people of Abra and not to the crooked politicians themselves , their families , relatives or friends who are serving them.

      How do you feel after reading the post of EX-SP above? How is that possible for someone who barely makes it in America becomes an “overnight success” in Abra? Don’t you feel obligated to know how that happen considering the fact that Abra, your province is the poorest? Yupping is not just enough sir/ma’am. We all have to act together NOT argue or fight against each other.

      Don’t you know that corruption of our crooked politicians is the real reason of our province to be the poorest of them all?

      How you talk to me makes me sick….but I forgive you!

      Posted by comli2013 | February 10, 2015, 6:08 pm
  44. That should be ‘ one of the poorest provinces of the Philippines’

    Posted by Tagamasid | February 9, 2015, 12:22 pm
    • saan mon sa met nga basbasa enen TAGAMASID toy posting ni madam comli TI ibagana poorest province of the NORTH APAY AYA nga sumabali ka aya calaba konana koma pacifico konam manen ay apo aya ta lilibeg ka met nga paris ni ERIC SHAWN NGA MAMMALTOT AYAYAY

      Posted by MARTILLO | February 12, 2015, 3:55 am
  45. I do believe that Sir Sysop is a better man than you think. He delete only what is bad, contrary to your allegation of both good and bad.

    Concerning to the post of Ex. SP about the governor’s shadowy involment of people’s money and with his alleged current wealth, I found some points to show that allegations are nothing but hearsay. Example, the APH was funded only by 180 million plus 20 for repair not 400 million. The alleged 2 palacio-like in Manila, why not file charges if this really exist?

    Your claim that somebody barely makes in the USA and become an overnight success is pointed again to our gov.
    What do you mean by ‘barely makes’? Do you really know how theytworked? How they managed or saved? Belittling somebody is lady like attitude, or disgusting canto boy mentality? Do you know that the governor owned one the commercial buildings near the Capitol built before he became governor? I tell you something, a close friend of mine with 4 kids went to America 12 yrs ago. When i visited him last year, he already owned 700 k dollar ( this is more than 300 million pesos) worth house and with 7 cars mostly brand new! Think about it, the gov. Stayed in the USA for almost 30 yrs! Do you know also that governors n. other high profile VIP in all provinces receive some 300 k monthly each from elligal hueteng? ( unfortunately churches refuse the legalization of Hueteng which both churches n national government can’t controll)

    So, you know the pain of receiving unkind words. Man receives what he/she deserves, no more no less.”…….by your words, you are condemned”. Review the post of sir Pedro Abrenio on Jan. 7, at 1:06 pm; how he summarized you
    r posts if you deserve better words. I wish I have the ability of sir P Abrenio n Mario Bang to express my thoughts with their level. But claim to have an equal heart who knows how to listen to the painful voices of exploited and ready to fight for their cause.
    Thanks, for the forgiveness and I also forgive you. ‘Forgiveness heals everything’ , it gives us peace n better health.

    Posted by Tagamasid | February 13, 2015, 10:56 am
    • Kudos to you Tagamasid for rebutting the hearsays. The problem sometimes is that a lot of hearsays being thrown here is taken as a fact without being rigorously verified. I do believe that a lot of readers here at A.com can discern hearsays from facts.

      Ti rigat na ket naka iggem da la ti bassit nga kwarta kunam sa met no isuda la adda kwarta nan,LASTOG. Para kaniak,basta contento ak ti stasyon ko ti biag ket naragsakakon.

      Posted by hater | February 13, 2015, 11:43 am
      • tagamasid and others can not distinguish facts and hearsay because they are suffering information gap they believe what they have read n heard that were being fed by PR hired by politicians

        Posted by eric shawn | February 28, 2015, 7:14 am
  46. Finally! GENERAL ASSEMBLY for Abreco took place today (Philtime) @ 8 a.m. at DWC auditorium.i received the invitation only last night.

    Posted by comli2013 | April 24, 2015, 9:42 pm

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