Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, via social media post, lauded the efforts of More Electric and Power Corporation, Iloilo City’s distribution utility. Instead of purchasing gifts, the company has donated Php 50,000 assistance to ten institutions and Php 49,000 for the COVID Laboratory consumables.
“Instead of buying gifts, MORE Power decided to provide assistance to 10 institutions at P50,000 each,”states Mayor Treñas in his social media post.
“The institution like yours and your people are the one who made valiant efforts in extending help to the most vulnerable individual in the city. We are inspired and motivated by the heroism you did for the needy. With this, we are grateful with the efforts that you have taken part in combating the pandemic,” excerpts from a letter from More Power to the Office of the City Mayor.
“While we won’t be able to celebrate Christmas with you in person, please accept our love gift as something that we would like to share for the improvement of the COVID laboratory,” the letter adds.
It may be recalled that the local government has intensified efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Last November, the city has inaugurated the USWAG Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Barangay San Pedro, Molo. The facility aims to augment the testing capacities of COVID-19 laboratories in the city to ensure a faster turnaround of test results.
The Iloilo City Government got a go signal for the establishment of its own testing laboratory after the Department of Health, together with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and World Health Organization inspected the proposed location of the Iloilo City’s COVID Laboratory and Dormitory in Molo District.
More Power has also intensified its efforts in providing the electricity needs of the metro. It may be recalled that the DU has powered its 10MVA mobile substation nestled along Explorer Road in Iloilo Business Park, November 20, Friday. The mobile substation is expected to supplement the electricity needs of the metro. It is part of the five-year development plan of More Power to ease the overloaded system of other substations.