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Power firm assures Ilonggos: Underground cabling project ‘safe, advantageous’

The rehabilitation and development of the Concepcion fish port in Iloilo’s fifth district resumed despite facing years of technical drawbacks.

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ILOILO CITY — An electric distribution utility in Iloilo City on Thursday assured Ilonggo consumers that the proposed underground cabling project is “safe and advantageous.”

More Electric and Power Corporation, represented by Engr. Bernard Bailey Del Castillo, deputy head of the Network Operations Department, said the people need not worry because the project is safe.

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On Wednesday, July 27, the Iloilo City Council approved the Underground Distribution System project to get rid of the “spaghetti electric wires” in the Calle Real area.

More Power agreed to fund the project amounting to P96 million which will be charged to the consumers gradually.

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Several telecommunications companies in Iloilo City also pledged to give a total of P54 million for the project.

The plan has yet to be finalized and presented to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for approval.

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