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Coalition formed to monitor Iloilo City’s power supply

first_imgILOILO City – Fed up with frequent power outages, a group of power consumers formed a coalition to monitor the service of the metro’s new power distributor More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power). “Mananawagan kami sa Congress to investigate,” said Supeña. Should there be inaction, Aquino said they are ready to bring the matter to the Energy Regulatory Commision (ERC). Koalisyon Bantay Kuryente was launched Friday during a virtual presser. Ruperto Supeña was named interim chairman and Jose Allen Aquino was coordinator of the coalition. For his part, Supeña said MORE Power appeared to have poor technical expertise, citing 13-hour brownouts. But Aquino said power outages have affected consumers, businesses, hospitals, and schools./PN MORE Power previously assured residents that the city’s power supply would stabilize under its watch. Supeña also appealed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod to conduct a public hearing and invite all stakeholders. He appealed to Lone District Rep. Juliene Baronda to initiate a congressional inquiry. The coalition will bring up these complaints to MORE Power, said Aquino. According to Aquino, the coalition will serve as a venue or platform where residents could air their power distribution concerns.last_img

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