Whenever there is brownout, especially when this happens regularly, people
say, here we go again, soon there will be an increase in the charges of our
electric rates! Giving credence to this statement is the worsening power crisis
all over the country.
In Bacolod City, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) has to bear
the brunt of criticism during brownout. Not a few observers said that irregular
power supply does not only give rise to irritation in haggling brownout pay but
thievery and pilferages are also paid for by all consumers, regardless of their
pattern or level of consumption, leading others to believe that the energy or
power of CENECO is dimming. We are reminding the CENECO Board of Directors in
the hope that brighter light will be shed on the causes and effects of the lack
of power and rate increases as the basis for better and more rational decisions
concerning the problems and prospects of power or energy relevant to the needs
and expectations of the consumers.