More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) has donated four lighted signages to Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to make police stations more visible to the public.
MORE Power President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roel Z. Castro sealed the partnership with PCol. Leo Tejam Batiles of ICPO through a signing of Memorandum of Agreement last December 16.
The MOA embodied the objective of both MORE Power and ICPO to make the police stations more visible to the public at night especially in cases of emergencies where the safety and protection of the public are at stake.
MORE Power’s donation of the illuminated police signages is the company’s way of showing its gratitude to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their assistance in curbing the massive pilferage in Iloilo City since the company took over as the distribution utility of the metropolis.
According to Castro, the system loss was staggeringly high at 28-30% when MORE Power they started operating in the city. That amounts to three cases of pilferage for every 10 consumers.
After two years of being the one in-charge of the distribution system in the city, the system loss was reduced to 6% with the help of Iloilo City Police force. Meanwhile, MORE Power’s consumers increased from 62,000 to almost 90,000, converting those illegal connections to be 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 a grateful Castro.
The project further strengthens the partnership between the Philippine National Police and the power distribution utility in keeping Iloilo a safer place for the Ilonggos as well as its visitors.
“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.
“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 while helping them out become legitimate consumers of MORE Power.