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MORE Power expansion to benefit consumers – Biron

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Iloilo Rep. Ferjenel Biron (4th district) said the expansion of MORE Electric and Power Corp., Iloilo City’s sole power distributor, will benefit consumers and businesses in his district.

His son, former congressman now Dumangas town Mayor Braeden John Biron, co-sponsored the bill that allowed MORE Power to expand into new areas of the province in response to consumer demand for better services and lower electricity rates.

House Bill No. 10306 lapsed into law on July 30 and officially became Republic Act No. (RA) 11918. (https://bit.ly/3bu9Clq)

RA 11918 amends RA 11212, which granted MORE Power the franchise to distribute electricity in Iloilo City, by allowing the Enrique Razon-led firm to operate in the City of Passi and the municipalities of Alimodian, Leganes, Leon, New Lucena, Pavia, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Zarraga (2nd district), Anilao, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Duenas, Dumangas and San Enrique (4th district).

The new law is attuned to the intent of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act or EPIRA Law which is to liberalize the power industry, said Biron.

He added that the entry of MORE Power in the province is not meant to push the Ilecos to extinction but to provide consumers with alternative service providers.

“The only way to improve service is by competition and the very intent of the EPIRA was to liberalize the power industry,” according to him.

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