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After seven years of dispute, two factions fighting over control of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) have put an end to their bickering.

The factions–Daneco-National Electrification Association (Daneco-NEA) and the Daneco-Cooperative Development Authority (Daneco-CDA)– wrote finis to the squabble with the signing of a resolution of reconciliation in Tagum City on Thursday.

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The reconciliation was brokered by former Compostela Valley Province Governor Arturo Uy and his son, incumbent Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy.

Daneco serves about 200,000 electric consumers in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley.

The conflict, which sometimes led to violence, started in 2012 when the Daneco management split into two, with each group insisting over the electric form’s operations, including the collection of monthly dues.

This resulted in confusion among consumers and caused huge damage to the cooperative.

Under Thursday’s resolution, both parties agreed to merge under the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) Inc. (with PNA report)

Compostela Valley province honors PWDs

More than 400 Persons With Disability (PWDs) from various areas of the province joined the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration Thursday morning in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley.

HONORING THE PWDs. The province of Compostela Valley Province leads celebration for the Persons With Disability (PWD) who showed their talents as part of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week on Thursday. (Photo by Rey Antibo, PIO)
“The annual celebration aims to recognize the vital role of the PWD in the society and their contribution to nation-building,” said Aldrin Berti, PWD provincial focal person.
Anchored on the theme: “Lokal na Pamahalaan: Kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Karapatan ng mga Taong May Kapansanan,” the event aims to raise awareness on PWD rights and privileges, recognition of PWD’s contributions to the society, and showcase their talents through socio-cultural presentations.
Berti said said the hundreds of participants hailed from the province’s 11 municipalities.
Preciosa H. Toledo, Social Welfare Officer of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD, expressed her gratitude for PWDs who, “despite of their disabilities, still contribute and function normally in the communities.”
The celebration is based on Presidential Proclamation No. 1870, declaring the third week of July every year as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.(PNA)