Bauko Hed­cor plant bombed

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Llanes

PEACE and power sup­ply of the Monatanosa was com­pro­mised in a bomb­ing Tues­day evening by still uniden­ti­fied sus­pects.

The prov­ince suf­fered a power black­out fol­low­ing the bomb­ing of the con­trol room of Hed­cor’s 14-MW Sa­ban­gan Hy­dropower Plant tap­ping point in Otu­can Norte, Bauko, late Tues­day evening.

Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Chris Fael­nar of Hed­cor Sa­ban­gan, Inc. said "We de­nounce this at­tack that re­sulted to the cur­tail­ment of power sup­ply and ham­per­ing the de­vel­op­ment in the prov­ince, we con­tinue to closely co­or­di­nate with the lo­cal govern­ment of Bauko, Sa­ban­gan and Moun-

tain Prov­ince on our next steps to re­cover from this un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent"

The Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice - Cordillera said the Moun­tain Prov­ince Pro­vin­cial Po­lice Of­fice is cur­rently con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the in­ci­dent with bomb­ing sus­pects are still at large.

Fael­nar said "We are co­op­er­at­ing with the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice and the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines, who are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent and have en­hanced se­cu­rity on site.”

Fael­nar said 90 per­cent of com­pany’s equip­ment was dam­aged but was quick to as­sure “[We] have ac­ti­vated our Busi­ness Con­ti­nu­ity Plan to re­store the Sa­ban­gan Hy­dro op­er­a­tion within the soon­est pos­si­ble time.”

The Sa­ban­gan power plant is more than a re­new­able en­ergy fa­cil­ity of AboitizPower and Hed­cor, it is a community en­deavor.

The plant con­trib­utes to the wel­fare of its host community through royalty shares and en­ergy reg­u­la­tion (ER 1-94) shares out of the plant op­er­a­tions. We em­ploy peo­ple from our host community, we pay lo­cal and na­tional taxes, and our CSR ac­tiv­i­ties try to up­lift the lives of our neigh­bors.

HED­COR of­fi­cials as­sured that no one was hurt dur­ing the in­ci­dent and that all Hed­cor per­son­nel were safe and ac­counted for.

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