Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. began its campaign to remove unmetered streetlights from barangays in Bacolod City on Thursday, June 9, Malou Parroco, Ceneco promotions section head, said.
This is part of CENECOs Bantay Kuryente campaign to put a stop to illegal electrical connections in violation of Republic Act 7832 or the Anti-Pilferage Act of 1994 and to bring down its systems loss.
CENECO incurred pilferage losses of P325 million in 2021 and has launched an aggressive campaign to arrest and file charges against pilferers,
Engineer Leo Arimas, CENECO Technical Services Division chief, said earlier.
CENECO said electricity theft is illegal, dangerous and losses are paid for by the rest of the consumers.
The public can help put a stop to theft of electricity by calling 0961-621-5718 (Smart), 0956-137-5793 (Globe) or 458-6777 local 1264 of the CENECO Apprehension Section.
Tipsters will received rewards and their identities will be kept confidential, Arimas said.*