DISTRICT IV-Bacolod East Director Roy Cordova was elected president of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) Wednesday, May 10 replacing lawyer Arnel Lapore of District II-Bacolod South who was reelected in June 2015.
The election was held in the first board meeting and reorganization of the Ceneco Board after the Annual General Membership Assembly held on April 30.
Cordova assured consumers of transparency and consultative leadership, adding that he will reach out to consumer advocates as well.
Those who voted for Cordova were Directors Dwight Carbon of Districts VII and X-Murcia and Salvador Benedicto, Joselito Gaston of District IX-Silay City, Noel Alarcon of District VIII-Talisay City, and Cordoval himself.
Only Director Robert Javellana of District VI-Bago City voted for Lapore’s retention.
Director Joyce Martha Cuenca of District I-Bacolod North abstained while Director Jojit Yap of District III-Bacolod Central was absent.
Cordova started working for Ceneco in 1982 as meter reader. He was promoted supervisor, and also served as president of Ceneco Union of Rationale Employees for 15 years.
In 2011, he resigned and was elected director for a three-year term.
In 2014, he attempted to run for director, but he was disqualified under the new requirement set by the National Electrification Administration that a director should be a degree holder.
He finished his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2016 at the age of 56.
Cordova was unopposed when he ran for director in March this year.