By Edwin Iyo
Mayors in the eastern part of Misamis Oriental including Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa have been questioning the series of blackouts in the municipalities and Gingoog City as they urge the management of Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperatives II (Moresco II) based in Medina Misamis Oriental to explain.
The mayors wanted Moresco II to shed light on its poor perfomance lately and also questioned why its private partner King Energy Generation System, Inc (Kegi) is also silent on the power outages.
Power outages have been occurring almost twice every day and lasted from two hours to 10 hours in some remote areas in the eastern part of the province.
According to Nicole Managbanag, city information officer, Cañosa has been receiving complaints from business sector and individual consumers in the city.
However, City Councilor Myrna Motoomull defended Moresco II by saying that “blackouts are normal.”
In his privilege speech last week, Provincial Board Member Wayne Militante proposed that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan should invite the officials of both Moresco II and Kegi to shed light on the spate of power outages.
“Nganong sigi man blackout nga naa may Kegi,” Militante rhetorically asked.
The provincial board members are also expected to question Kegi the power provider of Moresco II which stablished in 2014 located at Barangay San Luis, Gingoog City and other concerns.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan would like to know what is happening and the cause of frequent power outages, Militante said.