Oponganons told: Stop looting downed electric wires

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Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan appealed to his constituents to stop the looting of electrical wires from the electric poles toppled by Typhoon Odette.

Chan cited reports of looting of electrical wires, after the typhoon, that had been sold to different junk shops.

This incident would only give additional problems to Mactan Electric Company (MECO), especially in their efforts to restore power in the city, according to him. (

“Our MECO personnel continue working. I appeal to the people that they will not touch or steal the electric wires. I appeal to the junk shop owners not to buy copper wire taken from electric wires,” the mayor said in the vernacular.

Chan said he has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor junk shops that buy electric wires from the public.

“Junkshop owners who will be caught buying electrical wires, copper wires from electric wires, or transformer boxes, I will be the one to file a case in court against them,” he warned.