The Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco) said Wednesday it is planning to relocate their electric posts along the national highway to give way to the road expansion project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), adding this is expected to result to repeated power service interruptions.
“We can’t do something about it because when we relocate posts there will be power interruptions as we need to power off for the safety of our linemen,” Paleco General Manager Ric Zambales Sr. said in a press conference Wednesday, December 6.
Zambales said he already discussed the matter with the project contractor for southern Palawan, where the superhighway project began mid-2017.
He added they will negotiate with landowners for the relocation their posts within their property.
“Since we’re a cooperative, we are appealing to the affected landowners to allow the post inside their property since they themselves are among the many who will benefit from the power service,” he said.
Meanwhile, the superhighway project is being opposed by environmental groups for failing to secure necessary government permits and conducting an impact study before starting the construction.