Beng confident on power crisis solutions PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:46

After meeting with Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas the other day, House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Beng Climaco has expressed optimism that resolutions on the power outage problem in the city and Mindanao will be in place soon.

Secretary Roxas’ visit to Zamboanga City Thursday allowed a short meeting with Cong. Climaco where she sought the Cabinet official’s assistance to mobilize concerned agencies in the swift resolution of the Mindanao-wide power outages.

In a text message from Manila, Sec. Roxas confirmed that the matters discussed here in Zamboanga has already reached President Noynoy Aquino and that the Chief Executive has asked all concerned agencies to set-up a meeting in Mindanao to discuss the resolution of this problem.

In Congress, Climaco has called on the Mindanao bloc to likewise discuss the matters with the Mindanao legislators together with the Sec. Lu Antonino of the Mindanao Development Authority and the Department of Energy (DOE).

“We are all suffering from this power outages. All our industries will suffer If this continues. In my capacity as legislator, I feel that the need to act with urgency is what is demanded of the situation. I am thankful that Sec. Roxas has helped us gain leverage in addressing this problem. The soonest time this
will be solved, we are lowering risks of production problems of our industries in the region,” the congresswoman emphasized.

Different sectors look forward to a dialogue with the President regarding this issue and hopes that marching orders will be given to concerned agencies to make tangible measures in the resolution of the power outages.

Climaco is hopeful that with this development, people will understand the true situation of all these power interruptions.

“Speculations of these power interruptions and the real story behind this had been in question. We hope that the dialogue will help thresh out these speculations and other concerns. We hope we will see the ‘light” in all these,” she added. — Marvin Segura