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PALACE DEFENDS VETO OF HOUSE BILL NO. 10554 expanding the franchise area of the Davao Light and Power

No “bill-vetoing spree”

Malacañang on Wednesday denied that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has gone on a “bill-vetoing spree” after the Chief Executive vetoed five measures in his first month in office.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos exercised his power to veto these five bills as part of the legislative process.

One of the bills vetoed by Marcos on July 27 was House Bill No. 10554, a bill expanding the franchise area of the Davao Light and Power Co. in Davao del Norte “due to its susceptibility to infringe on the franchise coverage area of the North Davao Electric Cooperative.”

On his first day in office on July 1, Marcos vetoed a bill that sought to establish a special economic zone in San Miguel Corp.’s Bulacan Airport City, noting its “substantial fiscal risks.”

The President vetoed two bills on July 29 – a bill proposing tax exemptions to the honoraria, allowances, and other benefits given to election workers because it “runs counter to the objective of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program” and a bill creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) because its proposed creation “is likely to create functional duplication, confusion as to authority, ineffectiveness, and deficiency in the performance of the responsibilities” as they are already being carried out by different agencies.

The President also vetoed two bills on July 29 – a bill proposing tax exemptions to the honoraria, allowances, and other benefits given to election workers because it “runs counter to the objective of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program” and a bill creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) because its proposed creation “is likely to create functional duplication, confusion as to authority, ineffectiveness, and deficiency in the performance of the responsibilities” as they are already being carried out by different agencies.

NORDECO’s P1.1 billion Igacos submarine cable project operational next

Submarine cable to address Samal Island’s power woes

SUBMARINE CABLE. Elvera Alngog, officer-in-charge of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc (NORDECO) says on Sunday (July 31, 2022) that the submarine cable project on the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte will be operational next year. With a total cost of PHP1.1 billion, the 14.7-kilometer submarine cable project will connect Barangay Aundanao in Igacos, to the Pantukan grid. (PNA photo by Che Palicte)

MONTEVISTA, Davao de Oro – An official of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. (NORDECO) announced Sunday that the submarine cable project on the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) in Davao del Norte that will address its power woes will be operational next year.

In a press briefing here, Elvera Alngog, NORDECO officer-in-charge, said the project is already 75 percent complete and the remaining 25 percent which is the laying of the cable will be done before the year ends.

She said the cable which is fabricated in Italy will be transported to the country next month and after its installation, it will be operational on the first quarter of 2023.

“The [cables] will have a three-month travel via sea and as soon as it will arrive in Samal, the laying of cable will just take about 15 days. Then all is good,” Alngog added.READ MORE

DAVNOR GOV. JUBAHIB SNAPS AT MARCOS VETO OF  HOUSE BILL 10554 EXPANDING DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (DLPC) FRANCHISE 

“Paminawon unta sa Presidente ang nahimong mulo sa mga katawhan sa kasamtangang electric utility.”

Jubahib and DavNor Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez are the prime movers of  HOUSE BILL 10554 EXPANDING DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (DLPC) FRANCHISE 

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MARCOS VETO VS. DAVAO LIGHT EXPANSION A VICTORY FOR NORDECO’S 200,000 CONSUMERS

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Fresh from its victory against an attempt to grab its franchise over parts of Davao del Norte, the North Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO) said President Ferdinand Marcos’ veto of House Bill No. 10554 is a victory for its more thhan 200,000 members, consumers and owners (MCOS).

NORDECO issued the statement as the President, on July 27, 2022, in his messafe to the House of Representatuves and the Senare, vetoed HOUSE BILL 10554 EXPANDING DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (DLPC) FRANCHISE IN DAVAO DEL NORTE

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NORDECO THANKS PRESIDENT MARCOS FOR VETO OF HOUSE BILL 10554 EXPANDING DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (DLPC) FRANCHISE IN DAVAO DEL NORTE

“A manifestation of the President’s commitment to the rural electrification of our country. His recognition of the efranchise of NORDECO shows his utmost respect for the laws of the land.”

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“With the continued guidance and protection of our Lord God Almighty, NORDECO Inc. shall continue to build its ground and and further improve its operation to ensure quality service to our MCOs.”

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“Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. has franchises in the expanded franchise areawhich will subsist until 2028 and until 2033. Yhe bill runs counter to the provisions of Section 27 of Republic Act No. 9136 of EPIRA mandating that an existing franchise shall be allowed to their full term.”

“While on its face, (HB10554 ) amends the franchise of another entity over the expanded area, (it) is a prohibited collateral attack on North Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. franchise.

“This is contrary to a jurisprudentially settled doctrine that a franchise cannot be subjected to a “collateral attack.”

“In view of these considerations, I am constrained to veto the above Enrolled Bill.”

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PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS JR VETO MESSAGES TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE DATED JULY 27, 2022