It has been two years since the request of ISAT-U is ignored by the previous distribution company of the city. Iloilo Science and Technology University (“ISAT-U”) is thankful that MORE Power has finally acted on it last Sunday.
After the construction of the overpass linking the two campuses of ISAT-U, the university waited for the 69kV line to be relocated. Unfortunately, the former Iloilo City power distributor failed to grant it.
Last Sunday, the relocation of 69kV was successfully completed by the engineers and linemen of MORE Power. This was also the day dedicated by the team for preventive maintenance works at the Mandurriao Substation.
Safety of ISAT-U Students is Imperative
According to Engr. Paterno Cabangisan, MORE Power’s Head of Transmission Lines, “MORE installed an intermediate pole in order to clear, as per the school’s request, an overpass bridge that crosses the highway and links their two campuses. They had been requesting PECO non-stop for this work to be done for years but it remained a problem until we came along.”
In addition to this, Mr. Roel Castro, MORE Power president, pointed out that “It entailed a little inconvenience on the part of our consumers—our apologies–but the safety of ISAT-U students is imperative. And we had to do this on the least interruptive day. Buti na lang (It’s a good thing) the consumers understood why this had to be done.”
The relocation was completed in about six hours and it was done with the supervision of MORE Power president Roel Castro with selected ISAT-U officials.
ISAT-U is Overjoyed with the Relocation
Russ Allen Napud, ISAT-U Director for Planning Development and Auxiliary Services is extremely happy for this development expressing “I am very, very happy that after two long years, it’s finally done. At long last, we can proceed with our overpass project.”
Mr. Napud also added that “On behalf of the University, we would like to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of our hearts to MORE Power for realizing the transfer of that 69kV line to a much safer place. Now, there’s nothing that prevents us from completing the overpass.”
Lastly, Engr. Gabriel Salistre, Jr., VP for Administration and Finance of the university is also grateful for the action saying “Actually, the entire University is very happy. Construction of the skywalk started in 2017 but had to stop the next year because of the 69kV line. We requested PECO to help us relocate the line, but they did nothing. Now we are extremely glad that this was carried out with the help of MORE Power. We are all looking forward to the completion of this project very soon.”
Message from ISAT-U President
ISAT-U president Dr. Raul Muyong said that “In fact, MORE Power visited the site as soon as they received our request to evaluate the situation. They also promptly submitted a proposal to correct the problem, which we agreed with.”
He also added that “We are grateful because it will now be very easy for us to access the other side of the campus.”