By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) conducted the first batch of district elections over the weekend. The jurisdictions visiting the polls included District I, or Bacolod North, which services Barangays 1 to 7, Bata, Banago, and Mandalagan; along with District VI (Bago City) and District IX (Silay City).
District 1 Director Joyce Martha Cuenca and District VI director Robert Javellana were re-elected, while Engr. Nicanor Jison won in District IX.
While Cuenca garnered 2,291 votes against the 152 earned by her opponent, Engr. Erlo Sajo with 152 votes; Javellana and Jison both ran unopposed.
The second round of elections are scheduled for this weekend, March 21. Elections on the second date will be held for District IV, covering Bacolod East, which includes Barangays Villamonte, Montevista, Alangilan, Granada, Estefania, Vista Alegre, Mansilingan, and Abkasa; District V, which is comprised of Bacolod West, including Barangays 8 to 16, 21, 34 to 39, and Singcang-Airport; and District VIII (Talisay City).
Meanwhile, Ceneco Cooperative-Promotions Section head Malou Parroco said the co-op’s webpage is not open.
“The public, [at] anytime, has an update about the cooperative and they can also send their complaints and comments [on] the webpage,” she explained.
In addition, Parroco said Ceneco launched the Alvio application where member-consumers can view their bills anytime. However, in terms of bill payments, they must still visit a participating payment center./DGB, WDJ