In order for Bukidnon Sub-Transmission Corporation (BSTC) to halt its earlier plan to disconnect the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative or BUSECO from their system on September 15, 2016, the latter has to pay over Php 7 Million.
BSTC Manager Artis Tortola said that the amount, which covers February to August 2016 connection charges, is based on current rates and not on their proposed new rate increase as this is still pending before the Energy Regulatory Commission.
Last week, BUSECO released an advisory explaining their side. There, they claimed that BUSECO no longer had a contract with BSTC. Their sub-transmission connection agreement already expired last January 25, 2016.
To this, Tortola reasoned that despite not having a contract, BSTC continued to serve BUSECO. Tortola also added that if the lack of a contract was BUSECO’s main reason as to why they refused to pay up, then all the more BUSECO should be disconnected.
Earlier today, a hearing on this BUSECO vs BSTC issue was set at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Bukidnon Online will strive to get updates on that.
Meanwhile, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, upon learning from Bukidnon Online about this issue, has immediately filed a Senate resolution calling for a committee hearing on the matter.