Zamcelco sets special polls in District 2, 5, 10 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:25

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Zamcelco) yesterday announced that it will conduct special elections in Districts 2, 5 and 10 simultaneously on August 5, 2012.

According to Zamcelco OIC Charito C. Mabitazan, the Board of Directors in their regular meeting on July 6, 2012, adopted Resolution No. 60-12 calling for the conduct of special district elections in the mentioned districts.

To recall, on May 13, 2012, District 2 had its regular election, however, the same was considered a failure as the total number of voters failed to meet the quorum requirement, hence, the need to call for a special election. In Districts 5 and 10, the special election is to fill the vacancy following the disqualification of the incumbent board members per order from the National Electrification Administration (NEA).

“A special election is called by the Board, through a resolution  as in the above mentioned districts to fill any vacancy due to resignation, disqualification, death and similar causes, and if the unexpired term is two (2) years or more; the last election in districts V and X was on May 2011 and the vacancy occurred in the same year, hence, the unexpired term is still more than two years until the next regular election in 2014,” Mabitazan said.

Election refers to the process of choosing a director in a district to represent its members in the Coop’s Board of Directors through secret balloting, and Board of Directors is the body composed of representatives elected in every district to promulgate policies, rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the electric cooperative.

Bonafide coop members in the mentioned districts who are interested to run for a seat in the board, may secure the official form of the Certificate of
Candidacy at the Zamcelco office during office hours.

The last day of filing of the Certificate of Candidacy is on July 26, 2012 or 10 days before the scheduled election through the Member Services Division (MSD), Institutional Services Department at Putik Office.

Management also advises Coop members who do not have their Coop ID cards to see the MSD office for more details on how to secure and/or replace ID cards.