The Central Negros Electric Cooperative is holding the election of its board members next month in the northern part of Bacolod, Bago and Silay cities, Sulpicio Lagarde, General Manager of the electric firm said yesterday.
Lagarde said only members whose names appear in the final master list of voters, new members whose applications for membership were approved on or before June 30, shall be allowed to vote, and no proxy is allowed.
He said members should check their names in the master list of voters posted at public and other conspicuous places in their barangays. Those who are not listed, or members who would like to make corrections should immediately write to CENECO through its Member-Consumers Integrated Services Division on or before September 11, showing proof of membership.
The deadline for filing of certificate of candidacy is 5 p.m. of September 6 and those who wish to run for the board should get official application forms and inquire about requirements at the CENECO main office, Lagarde added.
All registered voters are required to bring and present any valid government-issued identification card and those who have inquiries may call CENECO through phone numbers 433-5475 and 435-3640.
Meanwhile, CENECO said in a press release that it will have maintenance activities Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
A 35-feet concrete pole will be erected and a 2-span V-phase to 3-phase primary line at Hilado Street, Bacolod City will be converted, the press release said.
In expectation of brownouts, electrical switch/es should be turned off for safety reasons.
When electricity supply resumes, consumers must wait about 10-15 minutes before switching on all electrical appliances and facilities to avoid power surge, the press release said.
For a list of the specific affected areas, consumers can call CENECO through telephone numbers 1621, 709-1256, 709-1257, it added.*APN