Abra will still see the light after power supplier Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc. (Apri) agreed on Wednesday to give the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) until Dec. 15 to settle its debt of more than P5 million and spare the province of a power cutoff.
The Abra provincial board has authorized Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin to advance payments to another of Abra Electric Cooperative’s (Abreco) debtors, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), which restored power supply to all 27 towns on Thursday night, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) said on Saturday.
By Vincent Cabreza
Abra is getting back its power, hours after a blackout on Thursday, which residents had expected to last far longer than usual.
A management conflict over the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) has become a security issue because police fear that an unstable power supply would disrupt the conduct of the elections next year, police officials said.