The Electric Power Industry Management Bureau has requested the National Electrification Administration to investigate a complaint about the power reliability and affordability of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, documents furnished the DAILY STAR showed yesterday.
EPIMB, through director Mylene Capongol, also asked NEA to look into CENECO’s contract with electricity supplier KEPCO SPC Power Corp. on the allegation that it was “over-contracting”.
In a letter to the DOE Secretary Jericho Petilla dated October 16, 2013, a member-consumer, who identified himself as Troy Colmenares of Bacolod City, complained that many electronic equipment have been destroyed because of voltage fluctuations due to frequent blackouts in CENECO’s service areas.
It’s all systems go for the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental that will host this year’s Organic Farmers Festival at the Capitol Grounds this week, on the theme, “Rediscovering Culture and Tradition of Food for a Sustainable Future”.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lascon will give messages, at the opening program 10 a.m. Thursday, a press release from the Capitol said.
Expected guests are Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the National Organic Agriculture Board, who will be the keynote speaker; Gov. Rodel Degamo of Negros Oriental; Director Dennis Miralles, Domestic Marketing Department of the Bureau of Investments; and Director Larry Nacionales of the Department of Agriculture, Region VI, among others.
Egg prices increase
as expected - PVO
The prices of eggs in the market have gone up by P1 to P2 since last week following the destruction brought by super typhoon Yolanda, Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Officer Renante Decena, said yesterday.
Decena said there is a deficit in the supply of eggs in Negros Occidental. Of the nine million eggs being supplied to the province monthly, four million are from the typhoon-torn Bantayan Island while the rest come from local poultry growers.
During a visit to the province, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the provinces of Batangas and Cavite will temporarily supply eggs to the Visayas region, as Bantayan has yet to recover from devastation but Decena said this measure is still not enough.