Joe III wants dialogue with Duterte over power crisis in Iloilo City

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Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III is seeking a dialogue with President Duterte to address the power distribution issues in Iloilo City.

“I will call (former special assistant to the president) Bong Go to give us an opportunity to talk to the President. I have questions regarding our city’s power situation,” Espinosa said in The Daily Guardian report.

Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and MORE Power and Electric Co (MORE Power) are competing to get the legislative franchise for the distribution of electricity in the city.

The franchise application of More Power has already been approved by Congress and is only awaiting Duterte’s signature.

PECO’s application for renewal, on one hand, is still pending in the House Committee on Congressional Franchises.