City gov’t power cut,
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative disconnected the power connection of the Bacolod City Hall, new government center, Libertad Market and other government offices early yesterday morning citing the city’s failure to pay its accounts with the power firm.
As a result, the Bacolod City government padlocked the administrative building of CENECO after revoking its Mayor’s Permit for its failure also to pay its franchise taxes and real estate property taxes to the city.
CENECO president Vicente Sabornay said the city failed to pay its account with CENECO within 48 hours despite the letter they sent on Dec. 19, 2008 and another reminder a few days ago. “But if their heart is hard and they have no intention to pay, there is nothing we can do,” he said.