‘10-hour Visayas blackout
shows Negros vulnerable’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The 10-hour blackout that hit the Visayas Saturday is a glaring reminder of the urgent need for Negros Occidental to generate more of its own power, Roberto Montelibano, president of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said yesterday.
The impact of the blackout on business was very bad, power is very critical to ensuring investor confidence and the economic growth of the province, said Montelibano, who is also a director of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative.
Negros needs to invest in its own power generation, Cebu and Panay are already building more plants to meet their needs, he pointed out.