Lamitan only has 4 hours of electricity PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 March 2017 11:15

Lamitan city has only 4 hours of electricity per day, a situation that prompted the city mayor to demand continuous power from the Basilan Electric Cooperative.

Lamitan Mayor Rose Furigay said that Lamitan only has two hours of electricity in daytime and two hours at night.

The blackout for several hours a day affects the conduct of business and thus, the progress and development of the province, according to Furigay.

Furigay said that there is no reason to have long hours of blackouts since most of the residents of Lamitan are paying their bills on time.

She called on officials of the Basilan Electric Cooperative (BASELCO) to instead cut off power in areas where the consumers are not paying their electric bills on time.

“Their treatment to the people of Lamitan city is unfair and unjust.  BASELCO should serve the people well,” said Furigay.

The Mayor is reportedly fast tracking the faciities where a generator set will be installed to provide continuous power to Lamitan consumers.  (Allen Abastillas)