MORE Power Iloilo Releases Juvenile Fishes at Iloilo River: “Whenever they fish at the Iloilo River, they will think of… sweet and sour,” jokes Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas as he expresses his gratitude to More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power Iloilo) for the DU’s donation of juvenile Lapu Lapu fishes that were released last February 13 at the Iloilo River. A total of 730 juvenile fishes were released during that day.
Titled ‘Fish Be With You’, the event highlights the release of juvenile fishes in celebration of MORE Power’s 2nd Year Anniversary as Iloilo City’s distribution utility. The DU recognizes the metro’s efforts in populating the Iloilo River with a variety of fish, improving the river’s ecosystem and its surroundings.
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is grateful for the initiative. Here is his response.
“MORE Electric and Power Corporation have been our great partner in creating a sustainable city and has been proactive in fixing different electrical issues. As they celebrate their second anniversary in giving power to the Ilonggos, they released a total of 731 juvenile fishes, equating the number of days of service, as part of their corporate social responsibility. They also donated 23 life jackets for our personnel who worked very hard to protect the river.”
“It is not always that you will see a utility distribution company that is involved in the propagation of fishes in the Iloilo River, and I am very thankful for MORE Power. We have seen that through the years, our river has become cleaner and cleaner through the efforts of our City Agriculturist Office, our river clean-up team, Sen. Franklin Drilon, and now, with MORE Power. With the strong partnership of different sectors, we can build a level up the City of Love.”
The dispersal is the support of MORE Power to the efforts of Mayor Jerry Treñas to restore the ecological balance of the Iloilo River, and as part of his banner program on food security. The activity is also part of the month-long celebration of MORE Power in commemorating the 2nd year anniversary of its franchise signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 14, 2019.
It may be recalled that on February 14, 2019, Republic Act 11212 was signed. Republic Act 11212 grants MORE Electric and Power Corporation a franchise to establish, operate, and maintain, for commercial purposes and in the public interest, a distribution system for the conveyance of electric power to the end-users in the City of Love, Province of Iloilo, and ensuring the continuous and uninterrupted supply of electricity in the franchise area. Read more: Everything You Need to Know as a MORE Power Consumer