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Power Watch backs out of Ceneco accord

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III

Allen Grajo and Wennie Sancho, member and secretary general of Power Watch Negros Association, and former Ceneco Board vice president Roy Cordova (l-r) tearing up copies of the MOU* APN photo

Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. has officially backed out from their memorandum of understanding with the Central Negros Electric Cooperative to safeguard the consumers of the utility firm.

The members of the group, led by its secretary general Wennie Sancho, together with former Ceneco Board vice president Roy Cordova tore up copies of the MOU during a press conference at the Negros Press Club building in Bacolod City yesterday.

Sancho said it is unfair that the MOU signing scheduled on April 13 was arbitrarily postponed and held in abeyance because of the ongoing pandemic. He said that in their letter to former Ceneco Board President Dwight Carbon on April 12, they stressed the importance of the MOU.

‘INSULTED’

But Sancho said there was no reply from the members of the board of directors until yesterday, or about a month and 18 days after they sent the letter.

He said they already waited long enough and don’t want to beg the BOD members to sign the MOU despite their good intention, adding that they felt insulted because of this.

In the statement they issued, the group strongly condemned the rejection of the MOU by some members of the Ceneco BOD.

Cordova said that the refusal of the members of the Board to sign the MOU is a blatant violation of Resolution No. 12880, series of 2021, that was recommended by Ceneco acting general manager Danny Pondevilla. Since the resolution was violated because of the non-pursuance of the MOU, he said, PWNA may pursue appropriate actions.*

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