After being suspended for two months, Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib is suspended again for 30 days more.

Jubahib was supposed to report to office on Monday, June 10, 2024, after the 60-day preventive suspension ordered by Malacañang was over, but another suspension order prevented him from doing so.

The Office of the President issued a 30-day preventive suspension against Jubahib on Friday, June 7, 2024, for allegedly supporting a protest rally against the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO).

In a video message, Jubahib said the power problem in the province was elevated in the national level after the negotiations with NORDECO failed.

“Bisan pa man sa atong maayo kaayo nga katuyuan, ang inyong ubos nga alagad gipahamtangan sa dili makatarunganong 30 days preventive suspension tungod sa akong pagsuporta sa mga mulo sa katawhan ug mga negosyante,” Jubahib said.

Jubahib said he will take the suspension as a challenge.

“Ako kining gibarugan ug gipaglaban kay nakita nako nga nag-antos mo… nag-antos tang tanan tungod sa perwisyo nga dala sa serbisyo sa NORDECO. If this is the price that I have to pay in the name of public service, so be it,” Jubahib added.

The province’s local chief executive said the suspension may be orchestrated by people who have political and personal interests.

Vice Governor De Carlo Uy will remain as acting governor.

It can be recalled that Malacañang suspended Jubahib preventively in line with grave abuse of authority and oppression complaints last April 11.