Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (Dasureco) General Manager Godofredo Guya apparently heaved a big sigh of relief for no longer taking charge of the overall supervision over the ailing Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco).
“I asked NEA (National Electrification Administration) that I be recalled here, and it was granted effective last March,” he said in an interview.
So, Guya is now purely the general manager of Dasureco since that month and was freed from the burden of being the NEA’s project supervisor over Daneco, which has been ailing and literally bleeding from violence since being still threatened by a rival Daneco-CDA group starting 2012.
He was appointed as Daneco PS in February 19, 2013 besides serving as Dasureco GM at the same time.
“Mamatay ta didto,” he frankly said, adding that when he was still Daneco’s PS he received a lot of death threats.
During his Daneco PS stint, three Daneco top spokesmen-officials were killed by still unidentified hitmen: blocktime broadcaster-Daneco radio spokesman Rogelio “Tata” Butalid on Dec. 11, 2014 by motorcycle-using hitman, mediaman-Daneco board president Gregorio Ybanez on Aug. 18, 2015 by auto-riding hitmen and Daneco OIC GM Engr. Maximo Roxas, Jr. on Oct. 4, 2016 by riding in tandem.
Justice has yet to be given to the slain as well as the motivation of their slaying has yet be separately uncovered by the police.
Current Daneco OIC GM Benedicto Ongking survived an assassination try on Aug. 15, 2012 but Daneco’s PS then was Evangelito Estaca, whom Guya succeeded.
Now Guya apparently luxuriates on his posh Dasureco office surrounded by young pretty woman employees (secretary and assistants when this reporter waited him to be interviewed).
He said: “I have done my best”.
He added NEA’s action was considerate of him as “I rose from the ranks” of Dasureco.
He boasted that unlike Daneco which is overburdened by PSALM power loan restructurings and power debts, “if you say Dasureco owes you millions of pesos from power and you bill me up today, today also I can pay you right away, that’s how healthy Dasureco is.”
He also said that Dasureco is “30 centavos less” per kilowatt hour than Daneco’s price of power.
Dasureco is Triple A (AAA) category by NEA standard, meaning it is excellent in serving its over 150,000 member-consumer-owners.
Daneco currently is still considered ailing electric cooperative and is still put under NEA’s supervision and lately put under its stepping-in powers under the Duterte Task Force Northern Mindanao Power.
Guya said Dasureco is fluid standing with its over P2 billion worth of capital base.
Meantime, there are accordingly wranglings also in Dasureco board of directors relating allegedly anomalous transactions but this buzz is still to be verified. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)