Officials of the three electric firms in Negros Occidental yesterday assured that there will be no power interruptions today, as Negrenses cast their votes in the barangay elections.
Arnel Lapore, president of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative said they have stand-by crews in the polling precincts who could respond immediately in case of electricity trips off.
Lapore said they had earlier formed a task force that inspected all the schools in their service areas that will be utilized as polling precincts, and ensured that the electrical connections are serviceable.
He said their hotlines, 09331003029, 09176333090, 09494010144, 1621, 709-1256 and 709-1257 are open so the public can inform them about any power interruptions in their areas.
Personnel from the VMCRural Electric Service Cooperative servicing towns and cities in the first and second district of Negros Occidental were also fielded in the towns and cities to ensure uninterrupted power supply, especially during the counting of votes, Danny Pondevilla, VRESCO officer-in-charge said.
Pondevilla said they had been instructed weeks ago to make sure that electricity in all polling precincts in the areas they cover is continuous and will not fluctuate before, during and after the elections.
Residents can contact 707-0511 in case of power interruptions during and after the casting of votes today, he said.
Like CENECO and VRESCO, Northern Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative general manager, Cornelio Somodio, Jr., said they have been preparing for the elections since last month.
Somodio urged their consumers to contact numbers 471-2229, 4712339 and 471-2170 if there are power interruptions.*APN