Visayan Electric Company reaches 50% power restoration as of Jan. 10

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THE Visayan Electric Company had restored power supply to 50.84 percent or 241,121 of its 474,182 consumers as of 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Despite missing its target to reenergize 80 percent or 379,346 of its consumers by Jan. 10, Visayan Electric has assured Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama that the city’s electricity will be fully restored before the end of January 2022.

Visayan Electric president and chief operating officer Raul Lucero, however, said this can be achieved only if the 50 personnel from the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) sent by business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan upon the request of Mayor Rama, will not abandon the Visayan Electric linemen until the electricity is back 100 percent.

During the meeting called by Rama on Saturday, Jan. 8, Lucero revealed that 48.26 percent or 103,924 of the city’s 215,339 households have had their electricity restored.

Meanwhile, the MCWD, through public affairs manager Cesar Pelarca, for its part, said they would use the stub-out joints for their water tanker so they can supply water to every household so that the people will no longer go out and line up along the roads where water is available, mostly up for sale at P5 to P10 per container.

As of Jan. 10, MCWD’s daily water production has reached 203,500 cubic meters or 85 percent of its normal daily water production of 240,000 cubic meters. Of its 138 production wells, 78 are already energized by Visayan Electric while 25 are being powered by generator sets.

This means water supply in 118 barangays within its service area has been restored. MCWD has a total of 200,000 connections in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu and Talisay, as well as the towns of Compostela, Liloan, Consolacion and Cordova. However, several pocket areas within Metro Cebu are being served by private suppliers.

To avoid having people line up by the roadside to fetch water from MCWD’s delivery trucks, the water district will directly inject the supply to the distribution line so that MCWD consumers can get water from the tap.

PLDT and Globe, on the other hand, revealed that the reinstallation of their DSL and fiber lines for internet connections went smooothly. (REV with PR)

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