Davao del Norte Provincial Board Member Alfredo “Ticque” De Veyra III stood in privilege speech on their session Monday and urged colleagues to reciprocate to the moves initiated by the provincial officials of the Compostela Valley to settle the conflict between the “two management groups” of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco).
He said he learned that Comval provincial officials initiated out-of-court settlement meetings between officials of the so-called Daneco-NEA and Daneco-CDA last August 11 and August 21 at Big 8 Hotel in Tagum City.
He bared that the meetings had 13 items in agenda, one of which resulted to the agreement to have an independent audit on the two groups by an independent auditing firm.
“With the support of the local government unit officials, which is crucial, we can overcome obstacles, and I urge my fellow SP members that we likewise do the same to fully end this running conflict,” De Veyra said.
He then moved to refer his privilege speech to the committees of infrastructures and of laws, which was unanimously approved by the body.
The session was steered and presided by Vice Governor Alan Dujali.
Daneco is now currently supervised and being troubleshoot by the Task Force Duterte Northern Davao Power (TFD-NDP) after the management takeover by National Electrification Administration last Aug. 10 to shore up the financially ailing cooperative.
TFD-NDP was created by NEA itself and consists of managers and board officers of nearby electric coops chaired by known leader electric consumerist in Cebu Ka Eric Bucoy, the campaign manager of President Duterte in Visayas in last year’s national election.
NEA through the TFD-NDP designated Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (Aselco) General Manager Engr. Emmanuel Galarce as Daneco’s Chief Operations Officer (acting as the general manager) and Agusan del Sur II Electric Cooperative (Surseco II) General Manager Iglorio Hinayon as Daneco’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).(mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)