Lim on Zamcelco critics:’Forgive them for they know not what they’re saying!’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 April 2014 13:37

“Perdona ya lang kanila cay nusabe sila cosa ta abla, (Forgive them for they know not what they’re saying).”       Thus said Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Zamcelco) Vice President Rudy Lim in reaction to criticisms against the coop’s recommendation to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) for the purchase of modular generator sets of 16MW from Camec JCB whose bid is more expensive than the lowest bidder of P84 million.

Lim said in an interview over RPN-5/DXXX that the critics should be careful on what they are saying as top officials including personnel in the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and the Technical  Working Group (TWG) have their own family.

“They (critics) can not immediately accuse them as they have dignity to preserve. We are not hiding anything here,” Lim said.

Prior to his election as Board vice president, Lim served for three consecutive terms as city councilor in District 1.

He said the Modular Genset program is not of Zamcelco but of NEA and the Department of Energy (DOE).

“Why do we have to bid it when we’ll not be the one to buy it?” Lim asked.

He said the bidding was fairly decided by the TWG through a normal process and endorsed to Zamcelco Board then recommeded to NEA for approval.

“We have nothing to do in the bidding process, so, why accuse us? El ariba (NEA) probetcha y sila todo ta dicidi nuay el Zamcelco alyi,” Lim said in the vernacular.

Meanwhile, Zamcelco management through General Manager Engr. George Ledesma is waiting for positive response from NEA on their request for “review” of the latter’s earlier decision disapproving Zamcelco’s recommendation on Camec.

Ledesma said during a board meeting early this week, the management is not appealing nor filing motion for reconsideration, “but to review the basis of their (NEA) decision one by one. What’s inside in the package, try to find out?,” Ledesma asked. — MLF