MANILA — The local government of Romblon has barred DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) for allegedly blocking the operation of a diesel plant in the island.
Romblon declared DMCI persona non grata after the said plant blocked by the company lost a bidding.
DMCI “is disregarding the longstanding need of the people for a stable supply of electricity,” a resolution submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission stated.
The resolution indicated that 200,000 residents of the province opposed the company’s efforts to stop the construction of an eight-megawatt diesel power plant.
“This selfish vested interest of (DMCI) disrupts the delivery of basic government services, business and tourism industry, thereby seriously affecting the well-being of more than 200,000 residents on the island of Tablas due to daily power interruptions,” it said.
“Now, therefore, be it resolved as it is resolved to declare (DMCI) persona non grata in the municipalities within the franchise area of Tielco (Tablas Island Electric Cooperative),” it added.
The resolution was signed by Mayors Gerardo Montojo of Romblon; Baltazar Firmalo of Odiongan; Artemio Madrid of Sta. Maria; Jovencio Mayor Jr. of Ferrol; Leila Arboleda of Looc; Fernando Robillos of San Andres; Emmanuel Madrona of San Agustin; Robert Fabella of Calatrava; Fe Asher Visca of Sta. Fe; Eddie Lota of Alcantara; Ronnie Samson of San Jose; and Salem Tansingco of San Fernando.