Lapu mayor to telcos: Clear wires or lose permits

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has warned telecommunication companies that the City Government will no longer renew their business permits should they fail to eradicate the spaghetti or dangling wires in the city until December 16, 2022.

Chan said he had given the telcos an ultimatum along with the Mactan Electric Company (Meco), considering that it is almost a year since the onslaught of Typhoon Odette yet entangled wires can still be seen in the city.

The mayor said this had caused a lot of traffic incidents in the city, some which had resulted in death of several individuals.

“Mag-usa ka tuig nata gikan sa bagyong Odette. Wala sila’y pagpakabana, hinay kaayo ilang trabaho,” he said, adding that the telcos reportedly left the wires the moment they were able to return the services to their customers.

Chan said the telcos should be united in removing their wires as he is set to revisit the city streets on December 16.

The mayor said the City Government will revoke or no longer renew their business permits next year should they fail to clear the spaghetti wires.

On Thursday evening, November 25, Chan also inspected the spaghetti wires that can be seen along the road in Barangay Buaya.

He said only PLDT did not cooperate unlike other telecommunication companies who started their clearing operations.

“Ato nana silang gipasidan-an sila, gitigom, gi-meeting nato sila nga kinahanglan atong limpyohon ang atong mga linya tungod kay eyesore kaayo sa katawhan ug gawas niana, daghan nang nadisgrasya,” he said.

Chan said they should not wait for any other typhoon before they will act on it. (MKG)