PECO’S FATE IN SE­NATE’S HANDS

Panay News - - FRONT PAGE -

ILOILO City – To­day the Se­nate Com­mit­tee on Pub­lic Ser­vices chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, an Ilongga, is sched­uled to hold a hear­ing on House Bill No. 8302 that grants MORE Elec­tric and Power Cor­po­ra­tion a fran­chise to dis­trib­ute elec­tric power to this city.

Its rail­road­ing could po­ten­tially push Panay Elec­tric Com­pany (PECO), the sole power dis­trib­u­tor in the city for nearly a cen­tury, out of busi­ness and put at risk elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion here.

Con­sumers and mil­i­tants op­pose the en­try of a new pri­vate elec­tric power dis­trib­u­tor in Iloilo City. They press for a gov­ern­ment takeover of the power dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem in the metro, dur­ing a re­cent down­town rally.

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