Free Cold Water for Consumers Affected by 12-Hour Power Interruption

MORE Power never runs out of ideas to lessen the inconvenience caused to its consumers affected by the 12-hour scheduled power interruption on Sunday, April 21, 2024. 

From giving out mugs, rice, and organizing parlor games in affected barangays, this time they're beating the heat by providing FREE cold water for washing and bathing to the barangays affected by power interruptions.

In cooperation with the Bureau of Fire Protection – Iloilo City, their long-time partner in their  Information, Education, and Communication fire prevention campaign, and Federation Fire Iloilo,  MORE Power scheduled water delivery to 12 affected barangays from 10:00 AM until power was restored. 

Although some barangays initially declined the delivery due to their sufficient water supply, MORE  Power optimized the delivery to larger barangays experiencing water shortages. 

“It's heartwarming to see both kids and adults finding joy in simple things like this. We hope we can  help ease the discomfort caused by the heat and lack of electricity in their area,” said Maricris  Cabalhin, MORE Power’s Head for Customer Care, referring to the kids enjoying taking a bath from the hose of the fire truck. 

Residents who benefited from the free water expressed deep gratitude to MORE Power, particularly as water scarcity remains a significant challenge in their area. 

“Thank you gid MORE, kag salamat gid sa inyo bulig kag sa subong pa nga daan ang bomba namon sa  tubig, lubog naman ang nagagwa,” shared Leny Griño. 

Joel Banayo added, “Madamo gid nga salamat nga nagkadto diri ang MORE kag ang fire truck.  Tungod kay brownout subong, indi kami makapatubod sang tubig maayo lang kay nag abot sila.” 

Barangay Captain Bebing Padilla of Cubay, Jaro, remarked, “Sa amo ni nga situation ilabe na sa  subong nga tion nga kulang ang tubig sa amon nga area kay ang mga bubon mamala na, dako gid ini  nga bulig sa amon nga mga pumuluyo kay iban nagabakho sila nga kulang sila tubig. Pero subong iya,  nagbulig gid ang MORE para sa mga pumuluyo sa barangay.” 

While Barangay Captain Antonio Jacobo Jr. of Balabago, Jaro, echoed the sentiment, saying, “Ang  bubon diri naghubas naman. Bisan pampaligo kag panghugas problema gid. Salamat gid sa inisyatibo  sang MORE Power nga paghatag sang libre nga tubig.” 

The same sentiment was shared by Barangay Captain Amadeo Sultan of Simon Ledesma, Jaro. 

The 12-hour scheduled power interruption last weekend is Phase 2 of cleaning, washing, and replacing post insulators on the 69kV lines due to contamination. Because of El Niño and light rain,  dirt and salt have built up on insulators and facilities, leading to potential sparks and outages during light rain.

Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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