Power coops slam
WESM rate increase
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Power cooperatives in the Visayas are opposing the allegedly highly “anomalous” charges of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market that will drive up the power bills of their consumers, Central Negros Electric Cooperative president Arnel Lapore said yesterday.
He said the WESM charges will drive up Ceneco power rates by P2 per kilowatt hour and even to P3 in other cooperatives.
Despite the repeated calls by officials for vigilance, the ransacking of municipal and city halls in Negros Occidental continues.
The treasurers’ offices of Valladolid and Moises Padilla have been added to the list of those ransacked by still unidentified suspects on Friday and Saturday, bringing to six the number of local government units similarly victimized since June, police records show.
Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said yesterday that Ronnie Cabuay, municipal watchman, reported to the Valladolid police Saturday that the municipal treasurer’s office door had been destroyed.
Bishops, priests converging
in Dumaguete October 14-16
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete, called on the people to give their “warmest welcome” to the 18 bishops and more than a hundred priests, religious and lay participants to the 9th Visayas Regional Pastoral Assembly October 14-16 in Dumaguete City.
Cortes said the theme of the assembly is “To become one body, one spirit in Christ” and it is an honor for the Diocese to host it after more than a decade since the last one in Cebu. He said the practice has been for the Archdiocese of Cebu to host the assembly.