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NORECO 2 men bound for China
to inspect P52-M electrical poles

The Negros Oriental 2 Electric Cooperative will send two employees to China to do an ocular site inspection on the concrete poles it has contracted before they are shipped to Dumaguete City.

NORECO 2 board chairman James Fontelo said engineer Chito Lozano and Board secretary Jufer Aguilar will leave next week to check on the 4,428 concrete electric poles, worth around P52 million, that were manufactured by Yonder Industry Company in Zhejiang, China.

After the inspection, Sumai International Inc., contracted by NORECO 2 to supply the poles, will ship the electrical posts directly to the port of Ducomi in Bacong, then to a storage facility in Dauin, both in Negros Oriental, he added.

Meanwhile, the electric cooperative is looking for a fulltime general manager. The job is currently handled by finance manager Dionefred Macahig in an acting capacity, since the retirement of Ephraim Taclobo in September 11 last year.

Fontelo said a search committee has already been formed to assess applicants for the post, that is open only to NORECO 2 employees.

Aside from Macahig, Internal Audit Office manager Eunora Sameon and Engineering department head Chito Lozano also filed their applications.

The three are set to attend a public forum on September 7 at the NORECO 2 multipurpose center and answer queries from the member-consumers, and a panel interview at the coop board room on Sept. 14.

The committee, headed by Henry Sojor, outgoing president of the Negros Oriental State University, has evaluated the documents submitted by the three applicants and declared them qualified for the position, Fontelo said.

Sameon, 58, started her career with the National Electrification Administration; Macahig, 55, used to work with the defunct Visayan Electric Cooperative; and Lozano, 48, worked at the Philippine National Oil Corporation.*JG

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