A CON JOB IN QUEZON, part 1

a con jobFirst,  it all started as a simple idea.

In 2005, while he was on his way to Unisan, Quezon, his hometown, Congressman Danilo Suarez saw heaps of coconut husks along Bgy. Hinguiwin and he got his epiphany. Those refuse just petrify for nothing. There has to be one utility for this abundant resource. He’s tired of his Pavlovian dole outs. For more than a decade, he made politics in Quezon never the same again. Why not teach these leeches to fish.

Coco Resources Cooperative was suggested by his daughter Jennifer. Suddenly he waxed philanthropic. This is the right formula, he thought, at alleviating the insane poverty enveloping the entire Bondoc Peninsula. The sight of him makes the Bondocanios droll in paroxysm. His visits are days to remember. The mayors, kagawads, and barangay officials queue for his legendary generosity. He returns to his Forbes Park enclave empty handed and poorer by the millions. His political style is akin to a rechargeable battery: it can be empty at times. He needs a charger to keep him going, going, going. Without a charger, he knows that one lucky punch from a political foe spells disaster in his old age. He can die a pauper.

A cooperative is the answer. All he has to do is organize the entire district into one big membership and that in itself is his political organization. Teach them how to fish. As cooperative members, all they have to do is establish buying stations for biomass: a mix of unwanted refuse from copra making.

An expert told him a 1MW biomass-fired power plant is feasible in Bgy. Muliguin, Unisan, Quezon. With only about 50 tons of husks as daily fuel, coco leaves, fronds, kakawati and ipil-ipil, the power plant is a go and the Development Bank of the Philippines is willing to finance the project. What is one million US? (He was told that the rule of thumb in energy generation is one million US dollars per one megawatt). Now, he looks at himself as one saviour of this godforsaken district. Perhaps this is his takeoff from his long-burning ambition to being governor at last.

But he is now 68 years old and longs for retirement. He looks at his children as the rightful heirs of political dominion in his district. A Kingmaker or one political kingpin is all he aspires for, venerated by the likes of the tenant in Malacanang, Manny Villar, Mar Roxas, and other presidential timbers.

The technical study of 1MW biomass power plant is a breeze, its financials justified, and Quezon Electric Cooperative 1 would easily absorb the energy thru some renewable energy supply agreement. With this RESA, DBP is a willing partner and his name goes down in history as the first congressman who initiated a renewable energy generator owned and operated by his impoverished constituents. He sees the project as the solution to his war on poverty. He will be cited as the Father of Renewable Energy, lionized and toasted everywhere. Who knows, this might be his ticket to national awareness. One President might acknowledge his expertise in this field and an appointment to the energy portfolio is not farfetched. He then achieves  his destiny at last.

But something went haywire. Somebody in his inner circle said, “Big Boss, you simply don’t have the time! With GMA bowing out, this is the chance to cash in.” For 9 years he has not asked anything from the Malacanang tenant who christened him the “Tax Genius” and the inventor of the Road Users Tax that financed the Road Maintenance Program providing jobs for thousands. With the passage of RA 9495, he gets his own territory, Quezon del Sur. Why not two or three power generators spread in Unisan, Catanauan, and Calauag? The Tanadas parking fees have expired. They are heading for the big-time, anyway. With one province and 2 districts under his thumb, the Big Boss enjoys his awesome retirement. But the people in one December plebiscite repulsed him. Is this the alarum finally?

The idea of a cooperative was botched and here was born Coco Resources Corporation, owned 100% by the Suarez Family. The original 1MW capacity was enlarged to 10MW. And the US$1M price tag was blown up to US$27.7M.

COCO RESOURCES CORPORATION

Coco Resources Corporation (CRC) is a private stock corporation which was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 14, 2008.

Its Primary Purpose is as follows:

To engage in the domestic and foreign trading of copra, coconut oil, copra meal, and other coconut products and by-products; to own, operate, manage, distribute and generate a renewable energy facility using coconut by-products or biomass, and other clean renewable energy sources such as, but not limited to, the recycling of agricultural waste and municipal solid waste into an energy feedstock; to engage in the production of other energy related products from coconuts such as, but not limited to, coconut methyl esther or biodiesel; to establish coconut oil mills and other processing plants for the production of renewable energy and the manufacture coconut oil, copra meal, coconut protein, coconut flour, coconut vinegar, refined cooking oil, coconut wine, coconut honey, coconut charcoal, coir and other coconut products; to undertake research on the new processes for the production of renewable energy using biomass and the manufacture of coconut products and research on energy production efficiency with the use of coconut products; to engage in enterprises that have a social impact and using coconut as the primary raw material; and to engage in diversified coconut farming. (As amended on September 10, 2007)

CRC’s Incorporators are the following:

Name Nationality Address
Donaldo C. Suarez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Lydia S. Reyes Filipino 4D Twin Towers, Ayala Ave., Makati
Adel V. Garcia Filipino 48 Don Vicente, Filinvest 2, Q.C.
Danilo Suarez, Jr. Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Jennifer S. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Lamberto Lee Filipino 230 EDSA Ext., Pasay City
Jose Antonio H. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon

Simultaneously, a Board of Directors was selected as provided by its by-laws as follows:

Name Nationality Address
Donaldo C. Suarez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Lydia S. Reyes Filipino 4D Twin Towers, Ayala Ave., Makati
Adel V. Garcia Filipino 48 Don Vicente, Filinvest 2, Q.C.
Danilo Suarez, Jr. Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Jennifer S. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Lamberto Lee Filipino 230 EDSA Ext., Pasay City
Jose Antonio H. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon

CRC’s Stockholders are the following:

Name Citizenship No. of Shares Amount Subscribed
Donaldo C. Suarez Filipino 50,000 P5,000,000.00
Lydia S. Reyes Filipino 300,000 30,000,000.00
Danilo Suarez, Jr. Filipino 50,000 5,000,000.00
Adel V. Garcia Filipino 25,000 2,500,000.00
Jennifer S. Lopez Filipino 50,000 5,000,000.00
Lamberto Lee Filipino 25,000 2,500,000.00
Jose Antonio H. Lopez Filipino 1 100
———————- ———————————-
Total 500,001 P50,000,100.00

The said Stockholders subscribed and correspondingly paid the following amount:

Name Amount Paid
Donaldo C. Suarez P1,250,000.00
Lydia S. Reyes 7,500,000.00
Adel V. Garcia 625,000.00
Jennifer S. Lopez 1,250,000.00
Lamberto Lee 625,000.00
Jose Antonio H. Lopez 100.00
——————————————-
Total P12,500,100.00

Coco Resources Corporation’s Authorized Capital Stock is TWO HUNDRED MILLION (P200,000,000.00) PESOS divided into two million common shares with par value of ONE HUNDRED (P100.00) PESOS.

Since the paid-up capital is P12,500,100.00, the shares of stocks paid for is 125,00.00 shares.

The Treasurer of Coco Resources Corporation is Lydia S. Reyes.

The principal office address of Coco Resources Corporation is in V. Constantino St., Brgy. Raja Soliman, Unisan, Quezon Province, Philippines (as amended on September 10, 2007).

UNISAN BIOGEN CORPORATION

On March 27, 2009, a new corporation was organized styled as Unisan Biogen Corporation (UBC).  The Articles and By-Laws of Incorporation of Unisan Biogen Corporation except as to the name of the corporation and a number of its incorporators, stockholders and directors, are practically a cut and paste of the Articles of Incorporation of Coco Resources Corporation which was organized on January 14, 2008. It also has a P200M authorized capital divided into 2,000,000 shares at P100 per.

The Primary Purpose of Unisan Biogen Corporation (curiously very identical with that of CRC) is as follows:

To engage in the domestic and foreign trading of copra, coconut oil, copra meal, and other coconut products and by-products; to own, operate and manage a renewable energy distribution facility using coconut by-products or biomass, and other clean renewable energy sources such as, but not limited to, the recycling of agricultural waste and municipal solid waste into an energy feedstock; to engage in the production of other energy related products from coconuts such as, but not limited to, coconut methyl esther or biodiesel; to establish coconut oil mills and other processing plants for the production of renewable energy and the manufacture coconut oil, copra meal, coconut protein, coconut flour, coconut vinegar, refined cooking oil, coconut wine, coconut honey, coconut charcoal, coir and other coconut products; to undertake research on the new processes for the production of renewable energy using biomass and the manufacture of coconut products and research on energy production efficiency with the use of coconut products; to engage in enterprises that have a social impact and using coconut as the primary raw material; and to engage in diversified coconut farming.

UBC’s principal office is established in V. Constantino St., Brgy. Raja Soliman, Unisan, Quezon Province, Philippines.

Its Incorporators are the following:

Name Nationality Address
Adelino V. Garcia Filipino 48 Don Vicente, Filinvest 2, Q.C.
Lydia S. Reyes Filipino 4D Twin Towers, Ayala Ave., Makati
Jose Antonio H. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Vicente M. Joyas Filipino Australia St., Betterliving Subd., Lucena
Victor Rowell Q. Radovan Filipino Alvarez Subdivision, Pagbilao, Quezon

Its Directors are the following:

Name Nationality Address
Adelino V. Garcia Filipino 48 Don Vicente, Filinvest 2, Q.C.
Lydia S. Reyes Filipino 4D Twin Towers, Ayala Ave., Makati
Jose Antonio H. Lopez Filipino Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Vicente M. Joyas Filipino Australia St., Betterliving Subd., Lucena
Victor Rowell Q. Radovan Filipino Alvarez Subdivision, Pagbilao, Quezon

The amount subscribed is FIFTY MILLION (P50,000,000.00) PESOS and P12,500,000.00 was the paid-up capital.  In other words, 125,000 shares were totally paid.  Lydia S. Reyes was likewise elected as the Treasurer of the corporation.

RELATIONSHIP BY CONSANGUINITY

Incidentally, the relationship of Lydia S. Reyes with the Incorporators, Stockholders and Directors of Coco Resources Corporation is by consanguinity and affinity within the 4th civil degree. Lydia S. Reyes is the sister of Cong. Danilo E. Suarez of the 3rd District of Quezon.  Donaldo C. Suarez, Danilo C. Suarez, Jr. and Jennifer S. Lopez are the children of Cong. Danilo Suarez within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity.  Jose Antonio H. Lopez is the son-in-law of Cong. Danilo Suarez who is married to Jennifer Suarez Lopez and therefore within the fourth civil degree by affinity.  With regard to UBC, Vicente M. Joyas is the ostensible legal counsel of Cong. Danilo Suarez for more than 30 years.  Victor Rowell Q. Radovan was a former chief of staff of Cong. Suarez in the House of Representatives.

Cong. Suarez, as member of the House of Representatives, is disqualified to “directly or indirectly, be interested financially in any contract with, or in any franchise or special privilege granted by the Government, or any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including any government-owned or controlled corporation, or its subsidiary, during his term of office.  He shall not intervene in any matter before any office of the Government for his pecuniary benefit or where he may be called upon to act on account of his office.” (Art. VI, Section 14, 1986 Constitution).

By organizing these two (2) corporations, Cong. Suarez exposes himself to violation of the Anti-Dummy Law by installing the immediate members of his family as Incorporators, Stockholders and Directors thereof, he being disqualified as such being a member of Congress. Quezelco 1 is an electric cooperative organized under the enabling act of National Electrification Administration (RA 6038, as amended), hence, a subsidiary thereof.

10 thoughts on “A CON JOB IN QUEZON, part 1

  1. maari po gawan nyo po ako website para sa krusada pong ito dito sa camsur kasi my mga player na rin po na pumapasok sa ganitong gawain sa camsur

  2. ang kabalastugan ng quezon province napunta pa rito gago alam ko pakana nila yan moothballed kontrahin ninyo yan hindi yan makapaniwala alam nyo po saan kukuha ang unisan ng 50thousan kilo na husk kung dayami hindi yan pwede khit na bagasse buhat sa asukal ang tanging efficient na fuel dyan yung coconut husk at kahoy gago pala yang cong na yan 10mw kailangan 500thousand kilo bwat araw kahit buong bayan ng unisan sa loob ng isang araw hindi yan makakakulimbat ng cocohusk sabihin natin na galing sa ibang bayan hindi na feasible kasi added cost yan unless kakalbuhin mo ang buong unisan 2month lang ubos na yan at kakalbuhin talaga nyan bukid moothball yan o mga corporate genius na ngpapayaman

  3. may biomass na po dito na gusto lumagay ng planta dito sa sipocot at lupi camarines sur may duda ako na kasabwat yan o baka yan yung powerplant na di nakalusot sa quezon at pilit na dito dinadala sisirain ang kapaligiran nyan 50t to 500thou ang kailagan kayan na pang fuel hindi ako naniniwala na kayang tugunan ng 2km radius na pangnagilangan nyan kakalbu pa yan ng ibang lugar pakana yan at raket nila nakarating na dito sa camsur certain warren senar ang ngpropromote

  4. Ako po ay ipinanganak at mamatay sa bayan ng UNISAN, pero walang ganitong project. Ni hinde nararamdaman ng mga mamayan. Nasa Rancho nila ang magagandang lahi ng baka at kambing na sana ay sa projektong pakikinabangan ng lahat.

    Mahiya kayo sa balat ninyo asan ang project na pinasasabi mo…nagpagawa ka lang nang malaking bahay sa Unisan. At lahat ng pamilya mo tumakbo na sa pulitika. Tama lang pamilya kayo punta sa impeyerno.

    Hinde mo madadala ang kayamanan mo…Magsisi ka pagharap mo sa diyos, ewan ko baka naman iba diyos mo.

    1. Aling Isyang, Salamat naman po at malaking bahay pala naman ang ipinagawa. Tingnan po ninyo ang nangyari sa Maynila nuong isang taon ng bumagyo.Lumobog ang Maynila dahil sa basura ng mga squatter.Talaga pong ganyan ang buhay may mayaman may mahirap.

  5. This congressman Suarez, is definitely corrupt without any sign of fear from future legal cases such as; Erap’s Plumder Case and many more. You can tell from his body language and answers, as if the rest of us are bunch of idiots to accept his story and that’s the end of it. If there is really such thing as KARMA! Please Tita Cory and Mr. Ninoy Aquino, will you please come out from your resting place for the last time and save your beloved kababayans from these evil Filipinos, who continualy robbing and abusing us, without any signs of remorse or a little bit of shame, and lastly, a respect that we all deserves to have. Thank you.

    1. HEY! I’m only telling the truth about the Aquinos. Where is my e-mail I’ve sent 3 hours ago?

      TRUTH hurts?

        1. Please specify what I’ve written there that there’s a word you called “name calling”.

          Hey! I was young and stupid then, when Aquino was assassinated, I cried my eyes out.

          If you have the guts to communicate with me I will tell you how pathetic the Filipinos that bastardize that beautiful country.

          May I remind you that I don’t have any political affiliation in the Philippines.

          Thank you

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