Don’t include brygs. with night schools, council asks Veco

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE Cebu City Council yesterday asked the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) to spare the city’s night high schools from its rotational brownouts.

That way, their classes won’t be disrupted.

In its regular session yesterday, the legislative body passed Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr.’s resolution, asking Veco not to implement its evening rotational brownouts in barangays with night high schools.


In every rotational brownout, Gabuya said teachers automatically stop classes and instruct their students to go home.

“Kung mo-last ni for pila ka (If this lasts for how many) months, what will happen to our students?” said Gabuya, who is the chairperson of the council’s committee on public services.

The councilor pointed out that classes had to be suspended both in private and public schools since the Cebu was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Oct. 15 and super typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8.

Veco started implemented the rotational brownouts after Yolanda since the Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant and the Unified Leyte were heavily damaged during the typhoon.

List of schools

The Cebu-Negros-Panay Grid gets one third of its 450-megawatt power consumption from these two plants.

In an interview yesterday, Gabuya said he is willing to submit to Veco the list of barangays that have night high schools.

Based on records of the Department of Education Cebu City Division, there are more than 30 night high schools of the 122 public elementary and secondary schools in the city.

Some of these night high schools are located in Barangays Mambaling, Tisa, Lahug, Sambag I, Banilad, Zapatera, Tejero, Talamban and Mabolo.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 12, 2013.

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