8,500 indigent households
By Roi Lomotan

Some 8, 500 indigent households with no ac cess to electricity in the northern part of Negros Oriental will soon have their homes energized through the National Intensification for Household Electrification (NIHE) program.

Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative (NORECOI) General Manager Jose Juvileo Acabal said the program is intended for marginalized persons who are not part of the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), whose homes are near electric lines but do not have money to spend for installation of house wires in order to connect to the main line. “The government will provide budget for them. For NORECO-I, the target is around 8, 500 indigents and around P3, 000 to P3, 700 will be set aside per household,” Acabal added. However, a certification from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is needed to become a beneficiary of the program.

Mabinay power situation
By Roi Lomotan

The power situation in Mabinay town is expected to normalize by second week of August.

Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative (NORECOI) General Manager Jose Juvileo Acabal disclosed this in an interview with reporters after the Kapihan sa PIA in Manjuyod recently. Acabal said that currently, the power situation in Mabinay is unstable after the transformer in their substation broke down. Originally, the municipality is connected to Mabinay-Bayawan NGCP (National Grid Corporation) transmission line but because of the problem in the said sub-station, the town is sourcing electricity from the electric cooperative’s sub-station in Bindoy town at present. He noted that right now, Mabinay is prone to outages and power service interruptions. The electric cooperative already met with its contractor who gave a commitment to repair the damaged transformer within one month.

Civil service test Sept 1
By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) here has called on examinees for the October 23 Career Service Examination to submit early their application before the September 1 deadline.

CSC Provincial Director Atty. Gina Crucio of Negros Oriental Field Office explained that her office will no longer accept late applications after the maximum or determined number of examination rooms are already filled up. Thus, acceptance of applicants shall be on a first come, first serve basis and applications shall be closed any time before the deadline, Crucio said. Qualified applicants should bring the following requirements: four pieces of passport size ID pictures with white background showing a neutral facial expression and the ears; P500 application fee; and the original and photocopy of any of the following valid IDs with photo, signature and birthdate (Driver’s License, Passport, PRC, SSS, GSID/UMID, Postal, Barangay, Voter’s, Philhealth or BIR (with signature of the issuing head), current company/office or school IDs.

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