Secretary-general Wennie Sancho of the General Alliance of Workers Association said President Rodrigo Duterte's administration needs to expedite the revocation of labor contractualization.
During his campaign, Duterte strongly expressed opposition to the practice of contractualization, but it was later clarified by incoming Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez that other contract-based jobs will still be allowed.
Dominguez said on June 22 that it is the five-month contracts that the Duterte administration is pursuing.
Power outrages explained
An unscheduled power interruption that lasted up to three hours was experienced in five major feeders on Saturday, July 2, after the 69kV line 2 was damaged in Purok Katilingban, Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative reported that the 69kV line 2 was hit by a fallen bamboo tree and damaged it, causing power outage from 6:32 p.m. until 9:36 p.m.
Consumers connected to the Bacolod-Silay 69kV line affected were those served by Burgos Feeders 1 to 4, Mt. View Feeders 1 to 5, Panao-gao Feeder 1 and 2, Lopez Feeders 1 to 3, Talisay Feeders 1 to 3, it said.
NONECO manager blames
solar plants for fluctuation
There is also a negative side to the solar power plant operation in northern Negros, that is being blamed for the power fluctuation by the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative.
NONECO general manager Danny Pondevilla said the National Grid Power Corp. has no solution to it, yet, although the problem has already been brought to the Department of Energy.
Under the Distribution Code, Pondevilla said it is the obligation of the NGCP to deliver correct voltage and maintenance of its transmission lines.