Member-consumers of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative under the Cooperative Development Authority faction (Daneco-CDA) would be charged criminally for “illegal reconnection” of their lines at the time the faction took over management of Daneco.
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An official of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative-Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA) faction on Wednesday said that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) “violated the due process of law” when the latter compulsorily closed down the former’s offices.
Member-consumers of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative are enraged that more power outages will be done soon because the firm failed to pay its half a billion debt to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation.
The battle as to who controls the city’s beleaguered electric service provider tightens as officials of the two rival factions of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO) reject the referendum on February 16.
An electric consumers group in Davao del Norte disclosed that one of two rival managements to the electric cooperative here has been inviting an Aboitiz power company to buy into the cooperative.
Butalid is the third journalist killed in the country in the past three weeks, all in Mindanao, following Joas Dignos in Valencia, Bukidnon on November 29 and Michael Milo in Surigao City on December 9.
CDA board chair Abenir Labja slammed the decision as a “conspiracy” to dismantle electric cooperatives in favor of “big power players like Aboitiz, Pangilinan and San Miguel.”
Women consumers of DANECO picket the DANECO NEA office in Tagum City during the SONA protesting the purchase of P260 million generator sets and moves to privatize the electric cooperative. (davaotoday.com photo by MART D. SAMBALUD)
Students marched through universities to protest state budget cuts and high cost of education. Workers held a rally in a strike camp to demand job security. Farmers held a picket at a military headquarters to decry militarization and abuses. The rallies culminated with a burning of Pres. Aquino’s effigy in a gathering at the city’s Rizal Park in the afternoon.
Rodel Arquiza (right) of Save Daneco Movement raised concerns on the cooperative’s P300 million loan for expensive generator sets which he says will be passed on to consumers and cooperative members. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)