MORE Power Turns Over Police Signages to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO): More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power Iloilo) President and CEO Mr. Roel Z. Castro sealed the partnership with PCol. Leo Tejam Batiles of Iloilo City Police Office, through a Memorandum of Agreement last December 16, 2022. The MOA centers on the goal of both parties to make police stations more visible to the public at night, especially during emergencies.
MORE Power Police Signages: With this, the distribution utility donated four (4) signages as gratitude to the police force for their assistance in curbing the massive pilferage in Iloilo City. According to Castro, the system loss was at 28-30% when MORE Power took over. This means, there are 3 cases of pilferage for every 10 consumers.
After two years of being in charge of the distribution system in the metro, the system loss was reduced to 6%, with the help of the police. Moreover, the number of consumers increased from 62,000 to almost 90,000 – converting illegal connections to legitimate customers.
“We always make sure na pag lumabas yung apprehension team natin, the police will always be with them not only to protect us but it is really for the protection of the consumers,” says Castro.
“I am totally happy that we are doing this out of our own volition to help and be of assistance to our police force in making sure Iloilo City will be one of the brightest city in the country and one of the cities with the lowest systems loss,” Castro added.
The ICPO also shared its response.
“We are grateful of this collaboration with MORE Power, we appreciate their concern to the public and support to the PNP. Having thought of providing a better and brighter signages so the public can easily spot the location of our police stations is something that will help us serve the public better. We look forward to more partnership projects with them,” Col. Batiles said.
The Philippine National Police plays a pivotal part during the anti-pilferage operations of MORE Power by securing the apprehension team and the consumers for a peaceful consumer-awareness campaign. Related read: Accurate Meter Readings, MORE Power Assures