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Board member says CUC now headed in right direction

MIRANDA Manglona, a board member representing Rota, said the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is now headed in the right direction, adding that it has recently completed a number of projects for the three main islands.

Manglona has been on the board for close to a year now. On Thursday, the Senate held a public hearing on her reappointment.

Senators commended her for working with her fellow board members to address some important projects that were “previously held back by the former board.”

Senate Vice President Steve Mesngon thanked Manglona and CUC for the quick response in bringing Rota back to normalcy after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the island last month.

Sen. Justo Quitugua applauded her for the implementation of a 5-percent pay increase for CUC employees on Rota.

He noted that CUC has also invested a lot in its employees by providing extensive training.

Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board member Miranda V. Manglona, center, poses with family members, CUC officials and senators after the public hearing on her reappointment, Thursday morning in the Senate chamber.Commonwealth Utilities Corp. board member Miranda V. Manglona, center, poses with family members, CUC officials and senators after the public hearing on her reappointment, Thursday morning in the Senate chamber.

The senator said, in a relatively short time, Manglona has done a lot for Rota and the entire Commonwealth.

Sen. Frank Cruz, chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations, urged Manglona to continue working with her fellow board members to ensure the delivery of CUC services to the people of the Commonwealth.

In an interview, Manglona said she is looking forward to her confirmation so she can focus on CUC’s priority projects.

“We still have a lot of projects that need to move forward and that will be our focus,” she added.

In related news, another CUC board member, Jovita Paulino of Tinian, was sworn in by Gov. Ralph Torres on Thursday.

Paulino and Manglona were appointed last year to replace Eric San Nicolas and Taitano, respectively.

Bernadita Palacios of Tinian, who was appointed to the Civil Service Commission, was also sworn in by the governor on Thursday.