Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez is pro-development and he understands that he cannot go full-swing about inviting investors into the city without reliable power. Just think, Landers Superstore Bacolod couldn’t open because CENECO’s supply is not stable in the area. At present, CENECO can no longer cope with the fast-paced development around metropolitan Bacolod City. That is why the city government has decided to put up JVA proxy voting booths for everyone’s convenience.
JVA Proxy Voting Launched for Everyone’s Convenience
Mayor Albee announced last Monday that since last week, the city has put up a JVA proxy voting booth to accommodate those CENECO member-consumers who have no time to go to their designated precincts during.
The plebiscite for the CENECO-Primelectric JVA will resume getting the people’s vote regarding the establishment of a new company called Negros Power Electric Corporation.
Our current electric cooperative CENECO will allow proxy (or substitutes) to vote in the plebiscite in the absence of the member-consumer. They are allowed to appear in the polling centers under the coverage areas of CENECO.
- Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2023
- Sept. 2 and 3, 2023
So if you are in favor of the joint venture agreement but do not have the time to vote, please take advantage of the proxy voting booths.
The Proxy Form
Fill up your proxy form. These are available at the CENECO JVA booth located at the following locations:
- SM City Mall
- Ayala Mall
- Robinsons Mall
- City Mall
- Gaisano Mall
- 888 Chinatown Mall
- Bacolod Old City Hall
- Bacolod City Government Center
- Taculing Barangay Hall
- Estefania Barangay Hall
- Tangub Barangay Hall
Why We Need to Say Yes to JVA
Actually, I have written several articles about the topic already, such as why CENECO needs help and how Negros Power can help. Below are the links to the articles:
- Say YES to JVA Between CENECO and Primelectric. It will mean better service and lower rate for the consumers of Bacolod City and Central Negros.
- Negros Power will use cheaper, renewable sources of energy. Read: Switching to Green Energy: MORE Power Teams Up with ERC and LGU for a Cleaner Iloilo
- CENECO no longer has funds to pay the consumers’ bill deposit refunds.
- The new company will buy mobile substations for use in augmenting power in certain areas and for repairs. Read: NEGROS Power: Why a Mobile Substation is Very Important
However, if you are still undecided, just ask yourself, are you happy with the current situation with CENECO? Do you try to control your electric consumption and still pay exorbitant charges on your electric bills monthly? Are you unhappy with the way CENECO handles repairs? Is disconnection after failing to pay one bill amenable to you, thereby inconveniencing the entire household?
As consumers, our main concern is convenience and how we can get good value service from what we are paying the distribution utility. Cheaper rates mean an addition to the family budget. CENECO is no longer delivering good-value service. We are being given the chance for change. I encourage you to grab it. If you are busy, take advantage of the JVA proxy voting booths provided by the city government.