Street­lights along Ken­non to be re­stored

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THE street lights that used to greet pas­sen­gers to Baguio through the scenic Ken­non Rd. will be re­stored by the Benguet Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive which wrote-off the power ar­rears and pay the in­com­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion through the co­op­er­a­tive so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity fund of di­rec­tor Robert Valentin of Tuba and Sablan towns.

In a let­ter, Valentin in­formed Benguet Rep. Ron­ald Cos­alan, pro­vin­cial gov­er­nor Cres­cenco Pa­calso, Tuba mayor Ig­na­cio Rivera and Punong barangy Ci­upri­ano Bali­nag of Camp 1, Tuba that the Beneco board con­doned power bills to­tal­ing P40,272.75, with fu­ture pay­ments es­ti­mated at P4,500 a month charged to his cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity fund.

The il­lu­mi­na­tion of the ap­proach to Tuba and Baguio was ear­lier spon­sored by Benguet Rep. Ron­ald Cos­alan but was dis­con­tin­ued in Novem­ber, 2010.

“We are like­wise pleased in­form you,” Valentin said, “that our Beneco Hon­or­able Board fa­vor­ably ap­proved the con­do­na­tion of the P40,272.25 un­billed power of the said street­lights. More­over, our co­op­er­a­tive will shoul­der the nec­es­sary re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of he street­lights as well as ex­ten­sion of sec­ondary lines with an es­ti­mated cost of P23,086.10.”

“We hope that our mod­est con­tri­bu­tion will im­prove the im­age of the Cordilleras as one of the pre­mier tourist des­ti­na­tions in the coun­try,” Valentin added.

Aside from il­lu­mi­nat­ing the ap­proach to Baguio, the street­lights at Camp 1 give com­muters trav­el­ing

at night the sig­nal that they are al­ready as­cend­ing to the city proper and to other parts of Benguet. – Ra­mon Da­cawi.

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