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CONSUMERS, SUPPORTERS HOLD PEACE RALLY VS. DAVAO LIGHT TAKEOVER OF NORDECO FRANCHISE AREAS

Two groups and consumers of North Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO) held a peace rally inTagum City on Friday, January 14, to express strong opposition to a take over of the electric cooperative by power giant Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC).

The Coalition Against Privatization of Electric Cooperatives (CAPECs) and the National Center of Electric Cooperative Consumers (NCECCO) Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro Chapter, Inc. provided muscles to a call by some 94,000 consumers of Nordeco against House Bill 10554, which expands the franchise of DLPC to the Cities of Samal and Tagum, and the Municipalities of Talaingod, Asuncion, Kapalong, San Isidro, New Corella, Davao del Norte, and the Municipality of Maco, Davao de Oro which are all in the franchise Nordeco.

CAPECs and NCECCO have petitioned legislators to junk the ill that has already been passed on second reading by the House of Representatives.

COMMENTARY: GOVERNOR, COPS HARASS PEACE RALLY VS. NORDECO TAKEOVER BY DAVAO LIGHT

Nakugang ug nakuyawan si Gob. Edwin sa gipahitabong “Peace Rally” nga gipasiugdahan sa mga miembro-konsumante-tag iya sa NORDECO INC

Unang lakang nga gibuhat sa gobernador nga “makadato” mao ang kalit nga pagdeklara og “Alert Level 3” sa tibuuk probinsya bisperas sa adlaw nga mahitabo ang maong rally.Ikaduha: sayo sa kabuntagon gipabutangan niya og mga checkpoint ang palibot sa Queen of Apostles College Seminary aron pagsulay nga madiskurahe ang mga MCO’s nga mosalmot sa rally gani nagpadala pa kinig mga pulis ubos sa mando sa provincial director og nakighinabe sa usa sa mga pari sa seminaryo nga badlungon ang mga nanambong ug pasidan-an nga ipatuman ang 30% capacity. (unsay labot sa pari nga dili man kini maoy nagpasiugda?) READ MORE

Mahibulong nalang ka nganong ingun ani kadasig si gobernador nga babagan ang lakang sa mga miembro-konsumante ug tag-iya? Dunay “intimadation” nga nahitabo tungod kay ang pulis nga nagpatuman og checkpoint naka- full battle gear.Kahinumdum ko kaniadto, nakita nako sa fb post nga kining maong gobernador naghilak hilak og mipadayag nga siya mopabor sa mga kabus ug hinikawan kay gikan kuno siya sa kabus nga pamilya. Apan ngano man karon nga mas gipasulabe pa niya ang interes ni Aboitiz?

Nipasibaw pa siya nga kinihanglan ilisan ang NORDECO kay taas kuno og singil sa “generation charge”! Kanus-a man nakapanag-iya ang NORDECO og planta sa kuryente?Nagpataka nalang man nig yawit ning tawhana? Bisan unsa nalang ipamasangil sa NORDECO aron lang madaut ang imahe niini?Halata ra kaayo ka gob nga nausab naka! Nakalimot naka sa mga kabus ug yanong katawhan sa Davao del Norte nga maoy nanag-iya sa NORDECO!!!

ELECTRIC COOPS FRIDAY PROTEST CONTINUES; PRAYERS OFFERED TO LATE GM SOTTO

January 7, 2022, NORDECO, Inc. offered a prayer for strength, wisdom, and guidance to all Electric Cooperatives (ECs) as a protest against all injustices to and unfair treatment of all ECs.

Moreover, the employees also offered a prayer to our late General Manager, Mario Angelo M. Sotto who already joined our Creator. His sudden loss fuels NORDECO to continue and keep on with the fight to protect and preserve the rights and gains of rural electrification towards sustainable development.

DIOCESE OF TAGUM ISSUES CIRCULAR VS. NORDECO PRIVATIZATION

Pag-ampo Alang sa NORDECO

“Alang sa atong electric cooperative, and NORDECO, nga taliwala sa mga hagit nga giatubang niini karon, magpadayon unta ang buhat sa tahas niini nga mao ang pagserbisyo ngadto sa mg miyembro-konsumante, industriya, mga patigayon dinhi sa atong probinsya, alang sa padayong kalambuan ug nga pagpatunhay niini ang kaangayan ug kaayohan lang sa kadaghanan nga nagatagad ilabi sa mga kaigsuonang kabus ug hinikawan sa atong katilingban. Mag-ampo kita.”

Circular Letter No. 016-2021 gikan sa Opisina sa Obispo Diocese of Tagum Disyembre 13, 2021

DAVNOR MAYOR: Politicians cannot decide on Nordeco privatization

By ROGER M. BALANZA

A town mayor in Davao del Norte said politicians should keep their hands off attempts by a power giant to take over the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO).

Asuncion Mayor Eufracio Dayaday, who is against the take over, said privatizing the power cooperative should be decided by consumers not politicians as six mayors of Davao del Norte signed a petition seeking to allow Davao Light and Power Company (Dalight) to take over the operation of NORDECO.

Dayaday is the lone mayor who refused to sign the petition.

The six mayors prodded by Governor Edwin Jubahib, a prime mover of the take over move, to sign the privatization petition were Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon, IGACOS Mayor Al David Uy, Talaingod Mayor Jinnie Libayao, Kapalong Mayor Maria Theresa Timbol, New Corella Mayor Jorjan Federiso and San Isidro Mayor Arnel Sitoy.

It is the people not politicians like mayors who should decide on the privatization of NORDECO, said Dayaday, speaking in Cebuano, in an interview on Monday, July5, 2021, in the program Bakbak on Tagum City-based RPFM 99.9.

Dayaday said he refused to sign the petition because he was not in a meeting by mayors where the subject was said to have been discussed.

Dayaday, a lawyer, also said the people should decide on the privatization only after consultations and discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of the turnover of NORDECO to Dalight.

The issue should be handled carefully and not hastily because it will have an impact on the day-to-day lives of the people of Davao del Norte, Dayaday told Bakbak anchorman Kid Libunao.

Reacting to claims that the power company had not served the needs of the people, Dayaday said NORDECO had survived for more than 50 years despite its problems, and should be given the chance to further serve the people of Davao del Norte.

Citing an advantage if NORDECO remains as a cooperative, Dayaday said the cooperative will continue to receive support from the government. He said NORDECO wuuld lose the support if it is privatized.

The attempt to privatize NORDECI started with a signature campaign posted online which urged Dalight to take over the areas within the remaining franchise area of NORDECO in Davao del Norte. Dalight already serves part of the province.

The online campaign initiated by the DavNor Consumer Coalition launched in change.org came at the same time as Davao del Norte First District Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez and Governor Edwin Jubahib also started a ground-level campaign luring signatures to the petition.

Privatization emerged as an unpopular move with the Alvarez-Jubahib effort getting only more than 10,000 signatures with nearly 100,000 against the move in a counter-petition organized by NORDECO.

Mario Angelo Sotto, general manager of Nordeco, said certain groups and individuals, whom he did not name, with vested interests, were behind the move to turn over NORDECO to Dalight.

“These groups only wanted to make money out of the privatization of the cooperative ,” said

Sotto was part of the team that President Rodrigo Duterte assigned to the cooperative to resolve more than two decades of fighting by two groups over control of the electric cooperative. Duterte’s intervention led to the creation of NORDECO, formerly the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) .