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NEA decides to re-publish vacant DANECO GM post; Laniba out

Posted in Alan Laniba, Allan Laniba, Daneco GM with tags , , , on June 2, 2011 by cha monforte

Feb 10-16, 2011

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has recently given the go signal to the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) board of directors to re-publish the notice of vacancy for the general manager position.

The NEA’s recent decision to seek for new applicants for general manager nationwide is seen as its usual paying of respect to the independence in the decision-making of the Daneco’s board whose current majority dislike Daneco insider-employee Allan Laniba to become the regular GM.

Last January the Daneco board in a resolution recommended to the NEA to re-publish the notice of vacancy of the GM post rather than go for the option of confirming Laniba to become the regular GM.

NEA Administrator Editha Bueno gave an advisory last December to either re-publish the notice of vacancy for the GM post or confirm Laniba, for which the board opted for re-publication visibly thumbing down the prequalification of Laniba following his short-lived OIC GMship in 2009.

For over two years now NEA has been noted to be often throwing back Daneco boardroom’s contentious issues for ultimate decision of the board.
NEA’s rules however provide the board of power cooperative to have the final say on the choice of the regular GM although it is NEA which tests, preselects, shortlists GM post candidates and recommends to the board.

Daneco insiders interviewed said that with the NEA’s decision and with the strong sticking out of the Daneco’s majority led by board president Dean Briz to give no-confidence measure to Laniba’s managerial capacity, “he has no more face to insist to become our GM”.

Reports said earlier that in the 12-man board only one director is supporting Laniba.
Laniba is currently defending charges of mismanaging the small affairs of the recently abolished Barangay Power Associations (BAPAs) where several BAPA officers were accused of pocketing several millions of power bill collections, which they failed to remit to Daneco’s coffers.

Engr. Nelson Balangan has been acting as the Daneco OIC GM since April 2010.(cha monforte)

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Not whim and caprices over Laniba

Posted in Allan Laniba with tags , on May 15, 2011 by cha monforte

DEC 30/10-JAN 5, 2011

Valley & City Chronicle

BLOGISTA

By Cha Monforte

The Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) board of directors presided by Dean Briz has crossed the rubicon: it decided to reject a non-engineer Allan Laniba as a insider employee to become Daneco’s regular general manager. Earlier, the National Electrification Administration (NEA), following its validation and screening of shortlisted applicants, recommended to the Daneco board to either confirm Laniba or have the vacant post re-published by newspapers. The Daneco board, under the law and the bylaws, has the final say who becomes the regular GM. NEA only screens, validates and recommends its choice. Stupid, it’s the Daneco board which finally decides who the Daneco regular GM should be!

My source said that of the 12 members of the board of directors now only director Orlando Bugas of Nabunturan is supporting Laniba. If I were Laniba I would not insist for the peace of Daneco. But he’s moving heaven and earth wanting unpeace by soliciting support from top politicians including Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and religous leaders unknowing of Daneco’s la affairs. I know Gov. RDR and Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz are men of peace, so here’s a history about Daneco’s GMship for their comprehensive info as especially the governor’s cordon sanitaire obviously failed to provide him one. And like Fr. Nards of Panabo City info office, the DavNor info men should be better inside Bananoy, the mascot.

Daneco’s GMship issue has now reached the peak in so far as Laniba is concerned and after 1 year of legal tussles and boardroom wranglings. Laniba, junior of many senior department managers of Daneco, was a protege of late GM Edgar Savellano and was designated to be OIC GM by the latter when he was still sick and on leave. The previous board, presided then by Dr. Antonio Sebumpan, MD and majority of whom were allied to Savellano, subsequently confirmed Laniba’s designation as OIC GM on April 4, 2009. NEA on April 15, 2009 finding Laniba to be backed up by the previous board affirmed the board’s action and gave Laniba 1 year probationary period.

On July 11, 2009 while Laniba was supposed to be on probationary period the previous board led by Dr. Sebumpan moved to make Laniba the permanent GM. The resolution net 8 votes and 1 “no” vote of Briz. Shortly after, Briz together with director-treasurer Ananias Darjan Jr and director Roman Calicdan questioned the board’s action and by mid 2009 NEA administrator counsel Atty. Edgardo Piamonte threw back the issue to the board to resolve it as a collegial body. Dr. Sebumpan answered NEA, stating that the issue was already settled by the board. On September 16, 2009 NEA counsel Piamonte wrote the board giving Laniba 1 year up to April 2010 to prove his worth during the probationary period with an advice that Laniba had still to be subjected to NEA evaluation and recommendation.

But on Dec. 12, 2009 six Daneco directors led by Briz in a simple majority moved to declare the GM post open and vacant in Resolution No. 293 . Four directors said “no” while one director abstained. It was contested by Laniba, backed up by Daneco’s legal consultant Atty. Jess Albacite, to NEA legal department and they tagged Res. 293 as invalid from the very beginning advancing that what was needed was 2/3 of the votes of 12-man board of directors or 7 votes and not simple majority of 6 votes. But NEA threw back again to the board the challenge to resolve the issue on majority votes in Res. No. 293. On February 28, 2010 the previous board, leaning to Briz contention, affirmed Res. 293 to be valid and in order with additional 1 vote gained, thus the 7 majority votes was reached and affirmed the contended resolution. But still Laniba protested even while he was yet acting as the OIC GM of Daneco with a board reeling in so divisive, tumultuos mood and so oriented to boardroom maneuverings that had one director crying for peace in the boardroom in Daneco Tagum office after he had a stroke. When Laniba was still the OIC GM he managed to sway the employees to his side even the contracting electricians instigating them to go against a Laniba-hostile board already chaired by Briz, who earlier wrested the presidency from Sebumpan in a new election of officers following vascillations of few directors towards Briz and company.

With Briz and company’s 7 votes as a backdrop, the previous board was then locked in a struggle in policy measures with hairline vote margin switching to and pro either favoring Laniba or Briz depending on the issue at hand. Briz and Co. contended that Laniba’s term as OIC GM could anytime be cut by the Daneco board citing a NEA ruling that the management of a power cooperative is vested on its board of directors, and therefore it can anytime declare the position open and vacant for application by anybody nationwide. They then asked NEA to publish the vacancy to a newspaper of national circulation with Daneco shouldering for the cost of publication, which NEA subsequently favored to publish it by second week of April 2010.

While Briz and Co. and Sebumpan and Co. locked horns on the issue of replacing or maintaining Laniba, the Briz and Co. had been blowing the lid off in baring alleged anomalies and “deficiencies” happening in Daneco with unresolved management, operational and financial issues harking back to the time of late first GM Atty. Jose Amacio. Briz and Co. wanted reforms, while Laniba was defending a status quo. Last year Laniba succeeded twice not to be unseated by Briz and Co. as he still got the majority in defeating the measure of replacing him with one who chickened out, and then the motion of rotating OIC GMship by department managers. If not of the publication of the notice of vacancy for Daneco GM, Laniba, unrepentant and clinging like kapit tuko to his post, would not have relinquished the OIC GM post as required to an Daneco insider applicant to the position. On April 27, 2010 technical department manager Engr. Nelson Balangan assumed as Daneco OIC GM. Balangan is proving to be well in managing Daneco even as there is now peace in the current board of directors led by Briz (who was reelected as board president July last year by his colleagues with two new directors – Zafra and Binasbas). By October 2010 three of the eight applicants for regular GM were shortlisted by NEA to be qualified for validation and screening even as earlier NEA deemed Laniba to be already automatically qualified for being the OIC GM on probationary period. And by December last year NEA gave an advisory to either confirm or re-publish the notice of vacancy of regular GM of Daneco.

POSTSCRIPTS: We are in democratic country, and a power coop is also democratic by the virtue that it is collectively owned by its members, who reposed their will to their elected board of directors. Since Briz and Co. is reportedly now composed of 10 directors, a so large majority, with only Bugas supporting Laniba, now how’s this far Gov. RDR? It’s the will of the Daneco members through the board that put Laniba to be the man not to be trusted to manage the multi-billionaire Daneco.Not by the directors’ whims and caprices. Laniba could not even manage well the small thing of the small BAPAs. And still give him the whole, big affairs of multi-billionaire Daneco? It’s doubly risky to put the management of Daneco to a junior, a neophyte, non-engineer and politician wannabe. Laniba is a suspect when he defends the status quo and resists reforms pushed by Briz and Co. and wants divisions and tumults to characterize Daneco’s boardroom. And look what he had done to peace in Daneco by his being kapit tuko? Instead, of getting more directors to his side, he has one Orlando Bugas digging up for him. (e-mail: chamonforte@yahoo.com)

OPINION: Not whim and caprices over Laniba

Posted in Allan Laniba with tags , on April 15, 2011 by cha monforte

BLOGISTA

By Cha Monforte

DEC 30/10-JAN 5, 2011

The Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) board of directors presided by Dean Briz has crossed the rubicon: it decided to reject a non-engineer Allan Laniba as a insider employee to become Daneco’s regular general manager. Earlier, the National Electrification Administration (NEA),  following its validation and  screening of shortlisted applicants, recommended to the Daneco board to either confirm Laniba or have the vacant post re-published by newspapers. The Daneco board, under the law and the bylaws, has the final say who becomes the regular GM. NEA only screens, validates and recommends its choice. Stupid, it’s the Daneco board which finally decides who the Daneco regular GM should be!
My source said that of the 12 members of the board of directors now only director Orlando Bugas of Nabunturan is supporting Laniba. If I were Laniba I would not insist for the peace of Daneco. But he’s moving heaven and earth wanting unpeace by soliciting support from top politicians including Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and religous leaders unknowing of Daneco’s la affairs. I know Gov. RDR and Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz are men of peace, so here’s a history about Daneco’s GMship for their comprehensive info as especially the governor’s cordon sanitaire obviously failed to provide him one. And like Fr. Nards of Panabo City info office, the DavNor info men should be better inside Bananoy, the mascot.
Daneco’s GMship issue has now reached the peak in so far as Laniba is concerned and after 1 year of legal tussles and boardroom wranglings. Laniba, junior of many senior department managers of Daneco, was a protege of late GM Edgar Savellano and was designated to be OIC GM by the latter when he was still sick and on leave. The previous board, presided then by Dr. Antonio Sebumpan, MD and majority of whom were allied to Savellano, subsequently confirmed Laniba’s designation as OIC GM on April 4, 2009. NEA on April 15, 2009 finding Laniba to be backed up by the previous board affirmed the board’s action and gave Laniba 1 year probationary period.
On July 11, 2009 while Laniba was supposed to be on probationary period the previous board led by Dr. Sebumpan moved to make Laniba the permanent GM. The resolution net 8 votes and 1 “no” vote of Briz. Shortly after, Briz together with director-treasurer Ananias Darjan Jr and director Roman Calicdan questioned the board’s action and by mid 2009 NEA administrator counsel Atty. Edgardo Piamonte threw back the issue to the board to resolve it as a collegial body. Dr. Sebumpan answered NEA, stating that the issue was already settled by the board. On September 16, 2009 NEA counsel Piamonte wrote the board giving Laniba 1 year up to April 2010 to prove his worth during the probationary period with an advice that Laniba had still to be subjected to NEA evaluation and recommendation.
But on Dec. 12, 2009 six Daneco directors led by Briz in a simple majority moved to declare the GM post open and vacant in Resolution No. 293 . Four directors said “no” while one director abstained. It was contested by Laniba, backed up by Daneco’s legal consultant Atty. Jess Albacite,  to NEA legal department and they tagged Res. 293 as invalid from the very beginning advancing that what was needed was 2/3 of the votes of 12-man board of directors or 7 votes and not simple majority of 6 votes. But NEA threw back again to the board the challenge to resolve the issue on majority votes in Res. No. 293. On February 28, 2010 the previous board, leaning to Briz contention, affirmed Res. 293 to be valid and in order with additional 1 vote gained, thus the 7 majority votes was reached and affirmed the contended resolution. But still Laniba protested even while he was yet acting as the OIC GM of Daneco with a board reeling in so divisive, tumultuos mood and so oriented to boardroom maneuverings that had one director crying for peace in the boardroom in Daneco Tagum office after he had a stroke. When Laniba was still the OIC GM he managed to sway the employees to his side even the contracting electricians instigating them to go against a Laniba-hostile board already chaired by Briz, who earlier wrested the presidency from Sebumpan in a new election of officers following vascillations of few directors towards Briz and company.
With Briz and company’s 7 votes as a backdrop, the previous board was then locked in a struggle in policy measures with hairline vote margin switching to and pro either favoring Laniba or Briz depending on the issue at hand. Briz and Co. contended that Laniba’s term as OIC GM could anytime be cut by the Daneco board citing a NEA ruling that the management of a power cooperative is vested on its board of directors, and therefore it can anytime declare the position open and vacant for application by anybody nationwide. They then asked NEA to publish the vacancy to a newspaper of national circulation with Daneco shouldering for the cost of publication, which NEA subsequently favored to publish it by second week of April 2010.
While Briz and Co. and Sebumpan and Co. locked horns on the issue of replacing or maintaining Laniba, the Briz and Co. had been blowing the lid off in baring alleged anomalies and “deficiencies” happening in Daneco with unresolved management, operational and financial issues harking back to the time of late first GM Atty. Jose Amacio. Briz and Co. wanted reforms, while Laniba was defending a status quo. Last year Laniba succeeded twice not to be unseated by Briz and Co. as he still got the majority in defeating the measure of replacing him with one who chickened out, and then the motion of rotating OIC GMship by department managers. If not of the publication of the notice of vacancy for Daneco GM,  Laniba, unrepentant and clinging like kapit tuko to his post, would not have relinquished the OIC GM post as required to an Daneco insider applicant to the position. On April 27, 2010 technical department manager Engr. Nelson Balangan assumed as Daneco OIC GM. Balangan is proving to be well in managing Daneco even as there is now peace in the current board of directors led by Briz (who was reelected as board president July last year by his colleagues with two new directors – Zafra and Binasbas).  By October 2010 three of the eight applicants for regular GM were shortlisted by NEA to be qualified for validation and screening even as earlier NEA deemed Laniba to be already automatically qualified for being the OIC GM on probationary period. And by December last year NEA gave an advisory to either confirm or re-publish the notice of vacancy of regular GM of Daneco.
POSTSCRIPTS: We are in democratic country, and a power coop is also democratic by the virtue that it is collectively owned by its members, who reposed their will to their elected board of directors. Since Briz and Co. is reportedly now composed of 10 directors, a so large majority, with only Bugas supporting Laniba, now how’s this far Gov. RDR? It’s the will of the Daneco members through the board that put Laniba to be the man not to be trusted to manage the multi-billionaire Daneco.Not by the directors’ whims and caprices. Laniba could not even manage well the small thing of the small BAPAs. And still give him the whole, big affairs of multi-billionaire Daneco? It’s doubly risky to put the management of Daneco to a junior, a neophyte, non-engineer and politician wannabe. Laniba is a suspect when he defends the status quo and resists reforms pushed by Briz and Co. and wants divisions and tumults to characterize Daneco’s boardroom. And look what he had done to peace in Daneco by his being kapit tuko? Instead, of getting more directors to his side, he has one Orlando Bugas digging up for him. (e-mail: chamonforte@yahoo.com)

Unauthorized “Radio Caritas” for closure- NTC-XI RD Go

Posted in Allan Laniba, Carlos Munda davao city, NTC-XI regional director Josue de Villa Go with tags , , , on December 25, 2010 by cha monforte

Oct 28-nov 3, 2010

Court orders radio station until December to comply City Hall’s PA requirement

By Cha Monforte

The regional office of the National Telecommunications Commission is seeking closure of an unauthorized radio station in Tagum City named by its owner as “100.7 Perfect FM Radio Caritas” even while a Regional Trial Court has ordered the same radio station to submit provisional authority (PA) as required by the city government for its business permit.

NTC-XI regional director Josue de Villa Go said in a phone interview Tuesday that he has already sent his recommendation to the NTC Commissioners to issue a Cease and Desist Order (CDO) citing the radio station’s gross violations of existing radio laws.

He said though that since NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba and his two deputy commissioners Douglas Michael Mallillin and Jaime Fortes, Jr. “are still on holdover capacity” following the May election of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III they have not yet acted on the matter.

The three top NTC officials were appointed by former President Gloria Arroyo and are accordingly waiting for President Aquino whether they would remain in their posts.

Go said that the subject radio station owned by one Rey Nagar has still no approved provisional permit (PA) although it filed application for it already.

The PA is a first major requirement that any radio station ought to have before it commences broadcasting to the public. Violation of this could land owners and operators of illegal and unauthorized radio stations in jail or be meted with heavy fine.

REVOKED BUSINESS PERMIT

“Radio Caritas” started operating last January with a station blessing even dragging the presence of Bishop Wilfredo Manlapaz and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario.

Last March 24 it was padlocked by Tagum City government after its business permit was revoked following discovery that it has no PA.

“Radio Caritas” subsequently sought for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and Regional Trial Court Branch 1 Judge Virginia Ang pinned a decision giving the radio station until December 2010 to submit the required PA by the city government.

In an interview, city legal officer Atty. Roland Tumanda said he respects the court’s decision but the same he has to wait for the station’s PA requirement until end of December 2010 and failure to submit it would mean its subsequent closure.

When it was padlocked, radio station’s officers Nagar and Allan Laniba and station manager Troy Jagunos questioned the city government’s action citing that it is only NTC which has jurisdiction to close broadcasting radio stations and cried over political harassment of city officials and of being singled out of the PA requirement while other FM stations in the city have been operating without PAs.

NO SUFFICIENT PAPERS

Per station papers, it appears that “Radio Caritas” has been operating with no sufficient papers for operate even while it was given only a radio frequency 100.7 by the NTC for a test broadcast without doing commercial business such as airing commercial advertisements and paid airtime.

The station was having limited period of test broadcasting for only about two months compared to the standard 6-month test broadcast where there would be no advertisement and commentator and disc jockey on the air.

Asked about IT earlier, NTC regional director Go claimed that the period of test broadcast is dependent on the decision of the NTC national officials.

When “Radio Caritas” was closed down, it went off-the-air for two days, March 24 and 25, and on March 26 owners started airing anew, claiming that it was NTC which “switched on the transmitter” and had them “go back on air via test broadcast with no business ads to be aired”.

As the act was not contested so much by the city government, later on from a renewed test broadcast it went full-blast with its commercial broadcasting.

RMC CLAIMS

Earlier, Nagar said that “Radio Caritas” is under his Sug-angan News Network (SNN), a DTI business name registered “advertising agency”.

He claimed that “Radio Caritas” is “an extension of RMC (Rizal Memorial Colleges) Broadcasting”, which is “owned by RMC Broadcasting Corp.”

He showed a Memorandum of Agrement signed between him as a “business partner” and “marketing agent” and one Carlos Munda representing the RMC Broadcasting Corp.

A certification was also obtained showing Rizal Memorial Colleges letterhead and logo and signed by Munda as “general manager” of the school certifying that the radio station under the SNN “is affiliated with RMC Broadcasting, Inc., which is allowed by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to operate using its broadcasting franchise.”

Nagar was described in Munda’s certification as “Chief Executive Officer (CEO)” of the SNN.

The station appears to be also not transparent who its real owners are as Nagar was described by Munda as CEO while Laniba has been actively claiming in the rounds to be one of its owners. Laniba had once said to a mediaman he has “classmates as his co-investors” of the station.

It appears that Munda has arrogated unto himself of being an NTC authority by grossly putting RMC’s franchise over the legality of “Radio Caritas” to operate while the latter needs a separate PA and shows to operating only on mere MOA of a third party SNN, which has revoked business permit and only verbal imprimatur from NTC regional director Go for renewed full-blast commercial broadcast, sources from broadcast industry said.

At presstime, the Valley & City Chronicle tried but failed to contact Munda for comments. (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)

 

OPINION: The rose of Darjan

Posted in Allan Laniba, daneco, dr. fred de veyra with tags , , on February 15, 2010 by cha monforte

BLOGISTA

By Cha Monforte

feb 3 

Daneco OIC GM Allan Laniba isn’t supposed to be the target of the Darjan’s List of 54 deficiencies of the power cooperative. Messy things inside were there before Laniba assumed as top management honcho, albeit temporary.I managed to browse the recent operations audit report of the National Electrification Administration, and a lot of officials, persons and agencies dealing with Daneco mentioned would still have to account, liquidate and justify their expenditures, or refund the monies disallowed by NEA or pay Daneco for the funds absconded. Most of these improper and questionable acts were done before Laniba’s assumption as OIC GM April last year. But this is worth for another series of essays on what’s happening with Daneco inside based on the NEA audit report.

Daneco’s primary lines, according to Darjan, are already over 20 years old and ideally, these need rehabilitation after ten years of usage. The director-treasurer asked on whether the management has already a program for rehabilitation of the primary lines. It was thrown as though the planning of this isn’t within the ambit of the policy-making powers of the BOD.

Darjan also reckoned that about 70 percent of Daneco’s 12,000 transformers has the age of over 4 years while transformers are supposed to have efficient time of two years only. What has been happening is that transformer is replaced only after it blows up. With the practice, core loss is happening and load assessment becomes messy, Darjan said.

There’s also this case where suppliers of Daneco transformers had not been lately required of certificate of warranty even as this had been imposed before as a supply contract requirement, though only halfheartedly, according to Darjan. The case led Briz, Darjan and Co. to inquire further until they reached the extent of whether the supply underwent bidding or not. Darjan bared that in some cases favored suppliers did not pass the bidding as the management only resorted to repeat orders.

But here’s a sweetener offered by Darjan: “I don’t question their integrity, but only the process itself kay sa ordinaryong tawo makaingon sila nga may binuang (for ordinary people might say there’s misdeed here)”. It is even alleged that some Daneco contractors and suppliers had been then favored “kay malakas sa sulod”, and knowing this, Briz, Darjan and Co. accordingly amended the Daneco procurement policy last year as “there’s a need to institute transparent and democratic process”.

Darjan further bared that before, in some instances few bidders did not even put up the bidders’ bond while others delivered late but were accepted without even being charged of penalty. Worst, Darjan added “advance payment to suppliers was made when it was only the purchase order ( PO ) that was delivered and not the supply. This was the case to the supplier of the 6,000 digital readers which were delivered on November 2009 while the PO was served sometime July to August last year, the time when “the supplier got 50-percent cash advance” from P6-million project even as the supplier had yet to go to China to procure the supply. (To be continued)

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BLOGS AND BITS: BLOGS AND BITS: One Israel ’s gaffe. Boardmember Roger Israel, candidate for vice governor in Davao del Norte has accordingly fetish for microphone. Without being asked, he took the microphone before the recent blessing of a FM station in Tagum City and started emceeing with his comic bolantero-like tones.…. Israel made an uncalled-for gaffe in one of national conventions he attended. There in a posh hotel in Manila , he took the initiative to become an emcee. Sources said Israel was quoted to have uttered “informative information” while emceeing. That’s just fine as he’s also a member of the local media, the mediaman who rose to become a successful Tagum politician…. Dr. Fred De Veyra is a versatile Tagum politician. He’s being loved by the masa for his natural ways of playing the art of politics. He’s a natural man on the street. He’s been serving the city and province by giving affordable eye care service and affordable reading glasses. He’s the Mata ng Bayan. He is running for boardmember in Davao del Norte’s District 1. (e-mail: chamonforte@yahoo.com)

NEWS: Daneco prexy slams NEA’s delay in publication of vacancy of GM post

Posted in Allan Laniba, Dean Briz with tags , on January 25, 2010 by cha monforte

By Cha Monforte

jan 14

The board president of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative has slammed the delay of the National Electrification Administration in acting on the board of directors’s resolution asking it to publish in national newspaper the notice of vacancy and search for regular general manager so applicants can be drawn nationwide.

Dean Briz, Daneco BOD president, said yesterday in an interview that the Daneco board  approved the resolution December 12 last year and forwarded it to NEA national office in Manila last December 21, but as of press time, no action yet has been made by NEA on it.

“That’s the problem with NEA and the 15-day period for NEA (officials) to make an action has already lapsed,” he said.

He charged that the NEA officials can be answerable for violating Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees).

The law obliges all public officials and employees, , among others, to act promptly on letters and requests. within fifteen (15) working days from receipt thereof.

Briz charged that there seemed to be “conspiracy” in implementing the required publication of the notice of vacancy of the GM post. He did not name names.

He said that currently Allan Laniba is still acting as officer in charge (OIC) GM since after the death of former GM Edgar Savellano mid last year.

“(Daneco) will shoulder the cost of publication. Thirty days after the publication, acceptance of applicants is closed, then NEA will screen the applicants and submit to the Daneco its list, and we will select and approve who will become the general manager” Briz said on NEA’s rules on GM selection.

He added that after the Daneco board selected the GM, NEA will then further evaluate the selected GM and make “background checking”, and if NEA found him to be worthy, “then NEA will confirm and the GM becomes probationary GM for six months,” within which the Daneco board “can still terminate him” if he is found not fit to the position. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

OPINYON: Problema sa Daneco

Posted in Allan Laniba, daneco, Dean Briz with tags , , on October 17, 2009 by cha monforte

oct 15

TSA PWERA
Ni Cha Monforte
May dakong problema ang mga konsumante sa Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative. Kini mo ang matag karon ug unya nga brownout. Matud pa sa bag-o nga presidente sa Board of Directors nga si Dean Briz kulang ang supply sa kurente nga moabot sa di momenus sa 10 megawatts gikan sa National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Matud pa ni Briz ang kanunayng may brownout mao ang mga lungsod sa Laak ug Monkayo. Nagsingabot na pod ang power crisis nga makaapekto gayud sa atong mga probinsya. Usa kini ka dakong problema sa katawhan busa dakong hagit kani sa atong mga lideres, labi na kadtong nagaposisyon na nga mahimong Presidente sa nasud.
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Kining National Gird Corporation (NGCP) mao na ang pribadong kumpanyang mi-takeover sa paghatod sa kuryente sa tibouk nasud nga kanhi gigunitan sa National Transmission Corporation kun TransCo sukad niadtong miaging Enero 15, 2009. Usa kani ka consortium nga gilangkuban sa mga kumpanyang Monte Oro Grid Resources Corporation (MOGRC), State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and Calaca High Power Corporation (CHPC). Gi-bidding man gud sa gobyerno ang franchise sa pagmentenar sa transmission network kurente sa tibuok nasud subay sa programang privatization ug kining consortium mao ang midaug. Singkwenta pa ka tuig ang termino sa prankisa sa NGCP.
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Hagit kani sa kasamtangang opsiyales sa Daneco sa pakigsabot sa NGCP aron katagaan kita ug permanente ug stable nga kuryente kay ang problema sa kasamtangan anaa pa man sa power transmission ug delivery, ug dili pa kaayo sa power generation, kung atong ikonsiderar nga may mga dapit sa Mindanao nga gamay ra ang power demand. O basi nagsige pa gihapon sila ug away kabahin sa isyu nga kinsa ba gayud ang mahimong general manager sa Daneco human mipanaw ang kanhi GM Edgar Savellano.
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Tabi lang Daneco BOD president Briz paki esplika lang kung nganong mi text ka man kang OIC GM Allan Laniba kung aduna bay siyay permiso nga mobiyahe sa Manila. Didto na si Laniba sa kauluhan dihang imo siyang gipangutana pinaagi sa text. OIC GM biya si Laniba ug matud pa dugay na nga may BOD resolution nga di na gikinahanglan nga mangayo ug permiso ang GM sa BOD kung siya mobiyahe. Gikinahanglan nga may independensya ang Daneco management sa pagdumala sa kooperatiba matag adlaw kay basig wa nay mabuhat kini kung matag karon ug unya, ug pati sa mga gagmay nga mga transaksyones gikinahanglan ang permiso sa BOD. Yuna pa, di ba policy-making lang ang papel sa Daneco BOD? Mora mag nagapanghilabot na ang mga apil-apilong Daneco directors sa management sukad na OIC GM si Laniba.
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Apan sa laing bahin, mora pog tama kini pag-inistrikto ni Briz kay kabalo biya ta nga sa panahon pa ni Amacio hangtud kang Savellano gamhanan gayud ang GM sanglit morag di na makit-an sa mga tag-iyang konsumante kung unsa gayud ang mga transaksyones sa Daneco. Nan, ang pagpaklaro sa mga minilyong transakyones sa Daneco o kung unsa gayud ang tinoud nga estado sa pinansya sa kooperatiba maoy indikasyon nga ang bag-ong BOD presidente ug bag-ong OIC GM gusto nga ipatumaw ang prinsipyong transparency alasng sa kaayuhan sa kooperatiba ug sa iyang mga konsumante. Mga sir, kumusta na man ang mga disbursements diha? Napakgang na ba ang mga kawatan sa Daneco?
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Morag natakdan na man gud ning Daneco sa sakit sa atong burukrasya sa gobyerno. May mga tawong gusto nga mag weder-weder, o kung anaa na sa posisyon mo take advantage pa pod aron magpakadato. Miestorya lang kita dire sa sakit sa organisasyon ug wa ta mitumbok ug tawo, buhi ba o patay. Hangtud wa kitay ebedensya, kutob lang kita sa obserbasyon sa mga panghitabo. Pero kining mga panghitabo tinoud biya. Daghang nadato nga mga opisyales sa gobyerno- mga kongresman, gobernador, mayor ug uban pa tungod sa ilang paghupot ug public position. Ug kutob na lang kita sa obserbasyon.
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