Iloilo City’s new power distribution utility, More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), enjoys the support of both business and transport sectors. Leaders from these groups are happy with how More Power continue to improve power distribution services in the city after taking over from Panay Electric Co. (PECO).
For the past weeks, MORE Power conducted several corrective maintenance on the existing facilities. Although these rehabilitation activities resulted in brownouts, both groups understand that these will benefit the Ilonggos in the long run.
What is also notable is that the consumers are currently enjoying an electric rate of less than Php10 per kilowatt-hour, which greatly helped ease most Ilonggos’ financial burden.
|MORE Power does rehabilitation works even during night time.|
Businessmen are very much impressed with MORE Power’s commitment in improving the quality of power distribution in the city. The Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILEDF), a group of Iloilo City's varied business associations, recently issued a statement through its executive director, Francis Gentoral.
“We are confident that MORE Power remains true to its commitment to provide transparent service and has never shied away from informing the public of the unscheduled power interruptions, their durations, and causes. ILEDF calls for unity in the face of the global health crisis for Iloilo City to move forward and level up as envisioned by the city government," said Gentoral.
Gentoral added that local businesses will gain a lot as they continue to enjoy better power distribution service and lower rates. As profits of companies increase, this will likewise result to the city’s economic development.
|MORE Power personnel are hard at work in the service of the Ilonggos.|
Praises from the transport groups
In a separate statement, the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA), represented by its president, Raymundo Parcon, said that they are giving their all-out support to MORE Power.
“Members of the group, being drivers, are low-income earners, so a decrease on their monthly electric bill is a big help. Aside from lower power rates, we are also happy to note that MORE Power continues to upgrade the current power facilities, particularly the substations,” said Parcon.
Another transport group, Western Visayas Transport Cooperative, hailed MORE Power’s efforts to deliver the needed upgrades. Halley Alcarde, the cooperative’s general manager, said that the current state of power distribution service will help improve the Ilonggos' quality of life.