NEWS: Daneco GM Savellano still on leave since February due to spine injury

april 30

The general manager of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative has remained to be on leave since February due to a certain injury in his spine at the back which he reportedly got after massage session made by a manghihilot.
But Daneco GM Edgar Savellano said in a text message that his doctor has still advised him to go for further rest adding that he has never had the time to take a rather long leave to rest since then in his long years of serving the electric cooperative.
Savellano has been working in Daneco for over 30 years now, climbing in the organizational ladder from being a mere employee in early 70s to being the man in charge at its helm as the third GM starting in 1999.
He took over the reins of the coop from his predecessor late Engr. Ricardo Tio, who had a brief GM stint and who succeeded the first and longest serving late GM Atty. Jose Amacio.
Savellano is considered as one of the pioneers and pillars in the growth of Daneco in its 37 years of existence.
Inside sources from Daneco Tagum office said that since February all the seven department managers in a series have been having brief stints of becoming OIC GM.
Last Tuesday, finance department manager Elsie Mationg effectively retired, resulting to the reshuffling of managers to other departments, said the new administrative Rose Traje in an interview.
By April, institutional services manager Allan Laniba started serving as OIC GM.
Laniba, who is 35 years old, is considered as the youngest, senior after the age of new finance manager Marilou Impuesto. He started working in Daneco sometime in 1998-1999.
A few Daneco members interviewed said Laniba is “under-age” to steer on the wheels of a billion cooperative amidst the regular occurrences of Daneco brownouts these days and the looming energy crisis ahead.
Daneco has over 120,000 member-consumers at present. For its 37 years of existence now from 1971, Daneco is already billionaire cooperative deriving about P1.2-billion operating revenue as of November 2007, per official Daneco report.

The electric cooperative covers the entire Compostela Valley and most of Davao del Norte areas including the Island Garden of Samal.It has already energized 100 percent of the barangays under its coverage areas.

Meanwhile, a weekly publisher Ciriaco Boy Conejos has called on Laniba, who has reportedly become a de facto GM owing to the resolution of the Daneco’s Board of  Directors, to resign as the president National Press Club– Davao del Norte-Comval Chapter due to “conflict of interest“.
“He could not serve two masters as the same time,” Conejos said adding that Laniba should also resign as a barangay kagawad of Apokon, Tagum City.
Even as a Daneco information man, Laniba styled himself as a mediaman.
Laniba, at press time, could not be reached for comment.   (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)


One Response to “NEWS: Daneco GM Savellano still on leave since February due to spine injury”

  1. edgar savellano is an old friend of mine, also his older brother, Pal…back in the 70s, i stayed in Mawab for a while, the creation of Compostela Valley as a province was still, i guess, in the minds of the old politicos then…he was already w/ Daneco then…please extend my regards, in fact i want to call him, i just dont know his number…

    in case you have the chance to contact him, pls mention also my regards to Ed Flores, also a Daneco guy from Mawab..

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