Negros Opinion

Labor Forum: A Thunderstorm Over CENECO

The series of events in Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) created a semblance of a thunderstorm over it, figuratively though, creating an atmosphere of commotion and excitement, but to some, disgust and frustrations. Ceneco as an electric utility firm has to contend with thunderbolts and lightnings from within, usually from those who are sitting in the table of power. It is unfortunate that the collective interests of the member-consumers, supposed to be represented by the BOD's, has been set aside, if not taken for granted.

Cane Points: Negros and the Federal Movement

Aside from zeroing in on crime, drugs and corruption, the incoming Duterte administration has vowed to pursue the shift from the present centralized form of government into a federal system.

A federal system ensures a more equitable sharing of power and resources between the state and the federal government. Federalism empowers the individual states by allowing it to retain most of its taxes and remit just a portion thereof, in an agreed upon ratio, to the national coffers.

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Bantay Banwa Group headed by President and Chairman Roberto “Dot” Soliven, Roger Yap, Atty. Ben Ortega, Ceneco Director Vic Tan, P/Supt. Noel Polines, Deputy Director for Operations, BCPO; PI Roger Ong, TMU Head; Reynaldo Butch Ebreo, BTAO Head(standing, back); P/SSupt. Flynn Dongbo, OIC Police Director, BCPO; Mayor Monico O. Puentevella and DILG head Cherryl Tacda at the Peace and Order Council Meeting in the Annex Building of People’s House.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Cane Points: United We Stand But During Biddings We Fall Apart

Yesterday, three planters federations conducted a block bidding of the Certificates of Conversion Rights for the 100,000 MT additional importation of sugar which will be brought in next month and in August to arrest the spike in domestic sugar prices during the off-milling season.

These groups are the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters headed by Enrique D. Rojas, UNIFED headed by Manolet Lamata and PANAYFED headed by Danilo Abelita. As they did during the “D” to “B” conversion last year, CONFED and the millers did not join the block bidding.