By Cha Monforte
“Diha gyod na padulong (That will lead into that,” said Daneco board director Troy Jagunos in an interview.
Daneco might possibly be broken into Daneco for Davao del Norte, Comvaleco for Compostela Valley, and Igacoseco for the Island Garden of Samal.
Daneco when its congressional franchise expires in 2028 would be possibly broken into three electric coops and enjoy the benefits of being small and closely managed and still its respective workforces would enjoy high salaries and good benefits like the Leyte Electric Cooperative 3 currently managed by firmer Daneco employee and acting general manager Allan Laniba, Jagunos added.
Leyeco 3, one among the five Leyecos in Leyte, has only over 40,000 households in 9 municipalities served, which is just one fourth of Daneco’s over 160,000 households in 15 municipalities and two cities served in while of Compostela Valley and most parts of Davao del Norte (less Panabo City, Sto. Tomas, BE Dujali and Carmen which are served by Davao Light).
“Yet comparatively employees in Leyeco 3 have higher salary rates than Daneco employees,” Jagunos said.
“We’re still adjusting with our decentralization moves in our Comval, Tagum and Samal areas,” he said.
On next Sunday, Sept. 24, Daneco will be celebrating its 46th founding anniversary with meaningful array of activities.
Last August 10 during the management takeover of National Electrification Administration-created Task Force Duterte Northern Mindanao Power to Daneco, Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (Aselco) General Manager Engr. Emmanuel Galarce was designated as Daneco’s Chief Operations Officer (Acting General Manager).
He said that to prepare for the eventuality of having three electric coops in the future the Samal area, Davao del Norte area and Comval area would have a “friendly competition” but when one falters the other areas would come to help for augmentation. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)