Rep. Acosta to mediate Paleco woes

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, 3rd District Rep. Gil Acosta and DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi Photo Credit: Agnes Acosta-Magdaug

Representative Gil P. Acosta of the 3rd district of Palawan, has urged Paleco to seek the assistance of Palawan’s various political leaders to once and for all resolve the problems that has been plaguing the power sector and manifesting in frequent blackouts.

Acosta is set to meet with Paleco officials this week to offer the assistance of Palawan’s congressional representations in resolving the key challenges faced by Paleco that result to its failures in providing adequate services to its member consumers.

“Magsalita dapat ang Paleco. Ano ba ng pwedeng gawin namin sa Congress? Member ako ng Committee on Energy and Committee on Cooperative. Hindi man lang natin nadidnig kung ano ang masakit sa kanila?” Acosta said.

Acosta was reacting to the City government’s threats to file a lawsuit against Paleco officials following a series of brownouts last week. He said he also wanted to know from cooperative officials what the problems are and how they can help in Congress.

Paleco has attributed the recent brownouts to the disruption caused by the tall vegetation underneath the National Power Corporation’s main transmission lines in Irawan that isolated the grid from the power generators.

Acosta noted that in the case Paleco recent problem of a limited power supply, the provincial government and congressional leaders were able to help them apply pressure on the national government agencies to approve a power supply contract needed by the cooperative.

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