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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 27, 2012


NORECO-1 sets district elections for BOD

by Minerva BC. Newman

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 27 (PIA) -- Member-consumers of Negros Oriental Cooperative 1 (NORECO-1) are set to take part in district elections for board of directors in February and March, this year.

The three districts elections under NORECO-1 will be conducted in the towns of Vallehermoso on February 25; La Libertad, March 3; and Bais City on March 10.

Institutional Services Manager Lynn Manlalangit of NORECO 1 explained that candidates should be a bonafide member of the cooperative for at least 90 days before the election, at least 21 years old on the date of election and a resident of the district he or she seeks to represent for at least one year before the election.

Manlalangit said candidates should not be in any way employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or electrical hardware to the cooperative and/or doing business with the cooperative, including the use or rental of poles, among others.

Aspirants must also have no unsettled or outstanding obligations to the cooperative at the time of filing the certificate of candidacy, including accountabilities of commercial or industrial connections of the candidate is the owner or co-owner; has not been apprehended of electric pilferage by the coop and has not been removed for cause as director or employee from any electric cooperative.

Also, government employees who wish to run in the election should secure a permit from the Department Secretary/Regional Director/Elective local official or duly authorized representative prior to filing the certificate of candidacy.

Candidate who ran in the local or national elections is disqualified from running for cooperative director within one year from the date of the local or national elections. (mbcn/jct/PIA-NegOr)

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