In a recent post by the Iloilo City Government, it warns the public to not deal with power fixers, also reiterating that the local government, together with new distribution utility MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), has launched iKonek. iKonek is a program aiming to address the power needs of the masses, especially of informal settlers and low-load applicants. The program also aims to address electric pilferage in the metropolis.
In the post, more than 5,000 who applied for electrical connections were approved among 8,000 applicants. Moreover, the local government warns the public against fixers.
“The drawing of the lot plan, and the sign and seal are definitely for free. We cater to new applications, and electrical applications for MORE iKonek,” states Bernard Bierneza, Electrician II of Task Force Boltahe.
A help desk within the City Engineer’s Office – Electric City Division at Fort San Pedro is also made available for low-load applicants. The office is available from 8am to 4pm. Moreover, auxiliary and police personnel have been deployed to monitor fixers and illegal activities.
MORE all-out crackdown on illegal jumpers
MORE Power is all out in investigating and taking down illegal jumpers in the City of Iloilo. Dubbed ‘Oplan Kakas Jumper’, the DU has been posting their operations on social media. The crackdown on power pilferage is part of MORE Power’s initiative to improve overall power distribution in Iloilo City.
“Jumpers have been tolerated for far too long, disrupting service to consumers and damaging the distribution system. Past circumstances have forced this situation and we’re now paying the price. MORE is committed to fixing the mistakes of the past to give Ilonggos the service they deserve.” – excerpt from a post of MORE Power on its Facebook page.