By By Fernan A. Gianan
Someone should follow Camiguin solon’s lead
posted 16-Jul-2018  ·  
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Through this corner, the bereaved family of the late Nanette Gianan-Molina wishes to announce that the last rites would be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 3 P.M. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral following the 2 P.M. necrological services. My sister, the eldest in the six children of the late PBM Fredeswindo Gianan Sr. and the former Zune Arcilla, died in her sleep in the morning of July 7 at their home in Gogon, Virac. She was 56 years old. We ask Tribune readers to join us in praying for the eternal repose of her soul.


Last week, the website of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) had a new item on the administrative complaint filed against the general manager and other officials of the Camiguin Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CAMELCO) in connection with allegations of overcontracted power supply agreements.

The NEA Administrative Committee set the July 5 hearing at Camelco's headquarters in Mambajao, Camiguin.

The administrative case is a motu proprio investigation arising from the letter of Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo asking the NEA to investigate Camelco's alleged overcontracting of its power supply, which have resulted in high electricity rates in the island province.

Romualdo claimed that Camelco entered into power supply contracts with three power generating companies for a total contracted capacity of 10.73 MW, on top of the 2 MW from the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM). However, the congressman said, Camiguin's power distributor's maximum peak demand is only 4 MW, resulting in higher electricity rates.

The Camiguin administrative case makes you wonder why nobody among our leaders bothered to file a similar complaint when it became known that the previous management and board of First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) approved the controversial 1st and 2nd amendments to a power supply agreement without even studying its implications.

Perhaps, with the 2019 elections looming large in the horizon, a complaint could be filed with NEA on the alleged contract violations of the two private suppliers with which FICELCO has existing contracts. One politician, who has been a recipient of financial assistance from a supplier during past elections, can be counted out. The other, also an incumbent, would more likely file the complaint.


A keen observer of local issues is expecting some controversial surprises once the Makati RTC orders the destruction of the evidence at the shabu lab..

According to a source, a number of things have gone missing, including two airconditioning units. This is apart from the P3-M diesel generator and CCTV cameras allegedly taken by police officers from Camp Simeon Ola shortly after the search olf the warehouse in November 2016. This claim is worth verifying.

The police unit guarding the warehouse now occupies a shed outside the shabu lab compound after typhoon Nina tore off a large part of the building’s roof.


VIRTUE REWARDED. A man is standing at the Pearly Gates before St. Peter.

“All you need to have donbe is one good deed, and we will allow you passage into heaven.”

The man says, “No problem. I was stopped at a crossroads once and saw a gang of blokes harassing a young woman. I got out of my car, walked up to the leader, who was over seven feet tall and must have weighed a hundred kilos, and I told him that abusing a woman is a cowardly act and that I would not tolerate it. I then reached up, yanked out his nose ring and kicked him in the balls to make a point.”

St. Peter is amazed and starts searching for the man’s life his book in front of him and says, “I can’t find that incident anywhere in your file. When did that happen?”

The man looks down at his watch and says, “Oh, about two minutes ago.”

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