Category Archives: NORDECO

DAVAO DE ORO: NORDECO VOTE FATAL TO RUWEL PETER GONZAGA, DOROTHY GONZAGA

By RIGOR ZABALA

Apprehensive that the franchise of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) in Davao de Oro would be hijacked by power giant Davao Light and Power Company of the Aboitiz Group as what is about to happen in Davao del Norte, Members-Consumers-Owners (MCOs) of the cooperative in the province are junking the reelection of 2nd District Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga and the gubernatorial bid of his wife, Dorothy Gonzaga.

The plus 100,000-strong MCOs spread around Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte are opposing moves to disenfranchise the 60-year old cooperative.

Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, chairman of the opposition party Reporma, authored the House bill that would give Davao Light , which already has a franchise covering Davao del Norte’s Second District, the right to operate in the province’s First District.

Alvarez was supported by Governor Edwin Jubahib, Reporma secretary general, who was behind a signature campaign calling to disenfranchise Nordeco.

The reelection of Alvarez, former ally turned foe of President Rodrigo Duterte, is facing an uphill battle against Tristan Aala (HNP); first termer Jubahib’s reelection is contested by veteran politician Board member Roy Catalan.

In Davao de Oro, Gonzaga and his politically neophyte wife, Dorothy, a former associate justice of the Court of Appeals, are running under the banner of the Reporma Party chaired by Alvarez.

The fear overwhelming MCOs in Davao de Oro is that the Gonzagas, if they win in the May 9 polls, could do an Alvarez-and-Jubahib stunt and sell out Nordeco’s Davao de Oro franchise to Davao Light.

This fear has basis: the House bill authored by Alvarez gives a franchise to Davao Light not only over Davao del Norte’s First District but also over Davao de Oro’s municipality of Maco.

In Davao del Norte, Nordeco’s MCOs are coming out in full force to deliver in the May 9 election what they call as the NORDECO VOTE, a resounding “No!” to the reelection bids of Alvarez and Jubahib.

In the May 9 contest in Davao de Oro, Gonzaga’s reelection is up against former Governor Jose Caballero of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte while Dorothy Gonzaga is contesting the gubernatorial post with comebcking former Governor now senior Board member Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, also of the HNP.

100,00Oplus “NORDECO VOTE” TO BLOCK ALVAREZ, JUBAHIB REELECTION BIDS

By Rigor Zabala

The more than 100,000 Members-Consumers-Owners (MCOs) of Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) are coming out in full force to deliver in the May 9 election, a resounding “No!” to the reelection bids of Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Governor Edwin Jubahib.

The revenge ‘Nordeco Vote’ is electrified by efforts of Alvarez and Jubahib to cancel the franchise of Nordeco and turn over operation of the 60-year old cooperative to Davao Light and Power Company of power giant Aboitiz Group.

Nordeco and the MCOs vehemently opposed the take-over with a position paper signed by the MCOs against the power grab.

Former House Speaker Alvarez of the opposition party Reporma authored the House bill that would give Davao Light , which already has a franchise covering Davao del Norte’s Second District, the right to operate in the province’s First District. Jubahib was behind a signature campaign calling to disenfranchise Nordeco.

The Nordeco Vote would come as a fatal blow to the reelection bids of Alvarez and Jubahib who are facing opposition from candidates of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

The reelection of Alvarez, former ally turned foe of President Rodrigo Duterte, is facing an uphill battle against Tristan Aala (HNP); first termer Jubahib is gunning for reelection contested by veteran politician Board member Roy Catalan.

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.

NORDECO GENERAL MANAGER MARIO ANGELO SOTTO,PASSES AWAY

NORTHERN Davao Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Nordeco) confirmed the passing of its general manager, Mario Angelo “Dodong” Sotto, on Thursday, January 6. He was 53.

Sotto had “touched so many lives with his bright personality, his will to change lives, and his passion and mission to make a difference, “ Nordeco posted this line on Facebook Thursday noon, as it confirmed the demise of its top official.

“Your Northern Davao Electric Cooperative, Inc. family will always remember you and we will continue to live up to your words to do our best in all ways [sic],” Nordeco said in its post. READ MORE

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'In loving memory of MARIO ANGELO M. SOTTO SUNRISE: MAY 28, 1968 SUNSET: JANUAR 6, 2022 Always in our thoughts, Forever orever in our hearts. You will forever be an inspiration to NORDECO, GM Dodong. You will always be our light to continue the fight. We will always remember your words to work and do our best. Thank you for being one of the greatest fathers of NORDECO.'

94,000 CONSUMERS PROTEST DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER TAKEOVER OF NORDECO

Slam House Bill No. 09978 granting power giant an expanded franchise

TAGUM CITY—Protests have snowballed against the granting of the congressional franchise to the Aboitiz-owned Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), which is expanding its operation to six towns and two cities in Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro provinces.

Protests snowball vs proposed Davao power firm’s franchise takeover of electric cooperative areas

Mario Angelo Sotto, general manager of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. (Nordeco), and Engr. Emmanuel Galarse, Nordeco supervisor who helped unify the electric cooperative’s feuding factions two years ago, said in a position paper that granting the franchise to DLPC through House Bill No. 09978 would double the electric rates of households in its distribution charges.

A manifesto, signed by 94,000 Nordeco members, said the privatization of the areas covered by the DLPC franchise application would adversely affect the national government’s Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) and deprive more than 600 still-to-be-energized sitios under Nordeco operation.

To read the full article, click this link: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/…/protests-snowball-vs…

DAVAO DEL NORTE: NORDECO IN OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA ON WHEELS IN ASUNCION

OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA ON WHEELS AT ASUNCION

181 school bags and school supplies provided by SMCPC were given to the residents of Sitio Rizal particularly the students of Rizal Integrated School in Binancian, Asuncion, Davao del Norte during the NORDECO’s OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA ON WHEELS last October 15,2021.

Present in the event were Mayor Eufracio Dayaday Jr., School Head Eugene Divinagracia, ISD Manager Marilou R. Impuesto,Area 3 Services Head Ferdinand Giangan and NCECCO Barangay Chairperson Mary Ann Arnejo.

Aside from the school supplies, the residents of Sitio Rizal were also beneficiaries of food packs on the Community Pantry On Wheels program.

In a message given by Mayor Dayaday, he emphasized that NORDECO, Inc. provides these kind of programs to the Member-Consumer-Owners as its way of giving back to the people as it doesn’t only distributes electricity but also conducts social activities that people shall benefit.

Moreover, he stands firm in his decision against Privatization of the EC and he urged the people to believe in facts.Programs by the EC like Oplan Balik Eskwela is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Electric Coop aims to distribute school supplies, alcohol, multivitamins and provide free school wiring inspection in the public schools within the franchise area.