Resolution No. 8715

 

IN THE MATTER OF DEPUTIZING THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION, THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION, AND THE LOCAL ELECTRIFICATION COOPERATIVES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 10, 2010 AUTOMATED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

 

Promulgation: 17 December 2009

 

WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections is legally mandated to conduct and ensure the holding of a free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible national and local elections on May 10, 2010;

 

WHEREAS, for said purposes, there is an imperative need to provide the distribution, retrieval, polling and canvassing centers, the offices of deputized agencies of the Commission in the area and the Commission’s Central Office with sufficient uninterrupted electrical power supply during the critical days of the elections;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code and other related election laws, RESOLVED, as it hereby RESOLVES, as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  Deputation.  – To deputize the National Electrification Administration, the National Power Corporation, and the Local Electrification Cooperatives including their respective Heads or Chief Operating Officers in connection with the conduct of the National and Local Elections on May 10, 2010.

 

SEC. 2.  Duties and Functions.  – As such deputies, they shall have the following duties and functions:

 

(1)      Provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements from May 10 to 16, 2010 that will be used in the voting and counting of votes, transmission and consolidation of results and proclamation of winning candidates;

 

(2)      They are hereby authorized to shut off other users of electric power such as industries and other large commercial establishments during the said period to about 300 megawatts and to allocate these savings of electric power for distribution to strategic areas for use during the critical period of elections and for this purpose to:

 

(a)      Secure, as much as possible, voluntary load curtailment commitments from the industries and large establishments prior to exercising their powers of unilaterally curtailing the power needs of said industries and large establishments;

 

(b)      Give priority to the electrical power needs at the distribution and retrieval centers, voting and counting places at the precinct level and at the canvassing centers; and

 

(c)       Adopt such other measures as maybe necessary to accomplish the purposes of this deputation.

 

The Executive Director shall implement this Resolution, and the Education and Information Department shall cause the immediate publication of this resolution in two (2) newspapers of general circulation and furnish copies thereof to all parties concerned.

 

SO ORDERED.

 

 

JOSE A.R. MELO
Chairman

 RENE V. SARMIENTO
Commissioner

NICODEMO T. FERRER
Commissioner

 LUCENITO N. TAGLE
Commissioner

ARMANDO C. VELASCO
Commissioner

 ELIAS R. YUSOPH
Commissioner

(On Official Business)
GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL
Commissioner

 

 

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