BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Nine out of 10 voters have voted “yes” to the proposed Joint Venture Agreement between Central Negros Electric Cooperative, and Primelectric Holdings Inc/Negros Power.
As of press time, around 74,100 had cast their votes during the plebiscite last 19 and 20 August, or about 42 percent of the total voters. Of the number, 67,500 voted YES, while 6,600 voted NO.
Some went to the precincts to personally cast their votes; others resorted to proxy voting.
According to the press release by the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, the results were the product of massive and widespread information campaigns about the JVA so the public is better informed about the advantages of entering in the joint venture.
The public has been informed that entering into a JVA would mean better and more stable power supply.
CENECO and the National Electrification Administration is conducting the plebiscite on 19, 20, 26, 27 August and 2 and 3 September 2, 2023.
The following are the results of the plebiscite:
June 24: Yes 13,587 (78% ), No 3,748 (22%); June 25: Yes 8,087 (78%),
No 2,319 (22%); August 19: Yes 24,641 (99%); No 284 (1%); August 20: Yes 21,247 (99%); No 250 (1%)