Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib appealed to the management of Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc., formerly Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, to allow the province to seek other power service providers.
“We hope Nordeco will respect the decision of the people of Davao del Norte. Our people can no longer pay P2 to P3 per kWh, while having more brownouts and bad service and having no representation in the board. We have given Daneco 40 years to improve. My administration even tried to dialogue with them, but they refused to recognize us,” said Jubahib in a statement.
He said Nordeco could continue serving Davao de Oro and the other LGUs who chose to stay, but the people of Davao del Norte have decided. “We are appealing to Daneco, please let us go,” Jubahib said.
The municipality of Maco in Davao de Oro earlier asked Congress that they be allowed to join the franchise area of Davao Light and Power instead, because of alleged high costs and frequent interruptions in the service of Nordeco.