Visayan Electric sends linemen to help power restoration efforts in Bohol

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THE Visayan Electric Company has sent 10 of its linemen to Bohol to help restore power lines there that were damaged by Typhoon Odette (Rai) last Dec. 16, 2021 and by heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm Agaton last week.

Visayan Electric president and chief operating officer Raul Lucero said the linemen, who are from two of their contractors, will be deployed to Bohol to help fast-track the power restoration efforts there.

Lucero said they decided to lend a hand after receiving a letter request from officials of the Bohol Electric Cooperative (Boheco) 2.

Lucero said they had consulted with Boheco 2 on what help their linemen could provide before the deployment.

Lucero said Boheco 2 is prioritizing the reenergization of schools in the municipalities of Buenavista and Getafe that will serve as voting precincts during the national and local elections there on May 9.

He added that they also dispatched its two boom trucks and other equipment to Bohol to help in the power restoration efforts.

Lucero said if necessary, they are willing to send more linemen to Bohol.

After Typhoon Odette hit Cebu, at least 275 linemen from different power companies in the country were deployed to Cebu to help Visayan Electric in restoring power to its affected franchise. (PAC/TPT)

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