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Duterte vows better energy supply in Palawan before yearend

/ 04:18 PM April 05, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Palawan will have better energy supply before the year ends, President Rodrigo Duterte gave this assurance on Thursday night during his visit to the island-province.

“I assure you that before the end of the year there’s a reduced rotation in the number of hours and maybe lessening of the inconvenience,” Duterte said during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally.

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The President noted that Shanghai Electric is currently conducting a study about the power situation in the province.

“Shanghai Electric will be completing its studies and hopefully by the end of the year,” he added.

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Duterte also lamented the slow the government action, saying that red tape hinders the approval of important state projects.

“I must admit that one of the reasons why I am pissed off to no end is really the way government moves. Napakatagal ho talaga (It takes a long time). At minsan napakatagal (Sometimes it takes a long time) because they purposely do it to commit graft and sometimes it is really circuitous thing, a very tedious process of getting the papers to the grid. There is always a monkey wrench,” he said.

In November last year, Duterte visited Palawan and asked its electric cooperative to resolve the frequent power outages.

READ: Power crisis hits Palawan

He even threatened to get a new electricity operator for the province should they fail to address his order. /ee

READ: Duterte to Palawan power firm: Shape up or face takeover

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