NEA junks Atilano as Zamcelco GM PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2012 14:20

The National Electrification Adminstration (NEA) has rejected two resolutions approved by  Zamcelco’s Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) last June 17, declaring the position of General Manager of Zamcelco as vacant and approving the appointment of Board Member Elbert C. Atilano Sr. to that position.

In a letter dated June 26, 2012 addressed to Zamcelco (Attention Elbert Atilano Sr.), NEA  informed that it cannot favorably act on the two resolutions since the selection and hiring of an Electric Cooperative General Manager must strictly follow a process as enunciated under NEA Memorandum No. 2004-022 “Revised Policy on the Selection, Hiring, Termination of Service/Suspension for General Managers of Electric Cooperatives”.

NEA said any proposal for the hiring or appointment of a new General Manager

should conform with the requirements as set forth in the same NEA Memorandum.

Expedito Marquez Jr., one of the active leaders of Movement for Better Zamcelco, who gave Daily Zamboanga Times a copy of the NEA, said that Atilano was personally informed by NEA when was in Manila recently that he is not qualified for the Zamcelco GM position.

It was Councilor Abdurahman Nuño, as a member-consumer, who sponsored the resolution endorsing Atilano for that GM position.

Zamcelco OIC and NEA Consultant Charito Mabitazan had earlier said that the resolution is subject to NEA’s approval in Manila.

After the resolution was passed during the general assembly, Atilano was quoted to have said that “the member-consumers through AGMA have already spoken. We have faced many challenges, we’ll accept it but we need to pass a process as we’re still under the supervision of NEA.

Atilano was also elected as the new Zamcelco Board President during a meeting with the Board of Directors after the assembly with Efren Perez as Vice President; Omar Sahi, Secretary and Ernesto “Toy” Perez as Treasurer.

NEA early this year appointed Jesus Castro as Zamcelco OIC and supervisor after it fired Reynerio Ramos as general manager amid charges of irregularities and corruption.