Electric consumer group chapter prexy to quit, claiming pol meddling PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:13

Alleging interference from a local politician in the decision making of the National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms, (NASECORE), its local chapter president  said Monday he will tender his resignation Tuesday.

In his press statement, Ramon Follosco said he was dismayed with the sudden changing of the schedule for the election of new set of officers of the group.

Follosco said the local chapter has already met last December 26  at the residence of one of their chapter officers in Tetuan where they approved Resolution No. 03-15 setting the election on February 25, 2016 at a public place and to inform it to all stakeholders.

“But the irony is that there is our national leadership learned about the resolution,  he immediately called up, so I assembled again the officers and approved another resolution which moved the election from February 25 to January 4, 2016,” Follosco revealed.

Follosco said the group does not have autonomy to decide on their own as all instructions are being dictated by the national leadership.

“A key politician interferes in our local affairs which is a non-government organization. Only in Zamboanga City you have a leader that meddles into the affairs of an NGO,” Follosco lamented.

“My plan now it’s either to attend the election today and present my president’s report and inform the chapter that I’m not interested anymore on any position or I will just send a letter including my gratitude to all the officers and our national president Pete Ilagan for their support during my term,” Follosco said.

The local chapter of NASECORE was organized on February 25, 2015 and Follosco assumed as chapter president on July 6, 2015 after the ouster of their chartered controversial president Pastor Pablo Palis.

During Follosco’s term, he initiated the peaceful rally in front of Zamcelco on August 6, 2015 paving the ouster of former Zamcelco General Manager Engr. George Ledesma as the Zamcelco Board unanimously passed and approved several resolutions for his removal.

Follosco added that there are a lot of plans for the local chapter including the filing of cases regarding the over-charged system loss from 2004 to 2011.

“We are confident to win the case as we won over MERALCO initiated by our national president Pete Ilagan and refunded almost a billion of pesos to member-consumers in Manila. There’s a possibility for Zamcelco to refund also to the more than 100,000 Zamboangueño member-consumers,” Follosco added. – Dan Toribio Jr.