22-man delegation from MORE Power off to Negros to augment Task Force Kapatid

PHOTO CAPTION: The 22-man delegation of MORE Power Iloilo with their president and chief operating officer Roel Z. Castro and other officials of the distribution utility during the send-off of the MORE Power contingent to Negros Island to augment the Task Force Kapatid of the DoE, NEA, and PHILRECA and help in the restoration works of NOCECO./iNews (Video grab courtesy of MORE Power Iloilo)

ILOILO CITY–A total of 22 personnel of Iloilo City distribution utility MORE Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) were mobilized to augment the Task Force Kapatid of the Department of Energy (DoE), National Electrification Administration (NEA), and the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) in the restoration works being undertaken by the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO) following the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Odette in the island over the weekend.

“Pupunta tayo doon kasi tutulong tayo. Ang maganda, tapos na tayo sa area natin, and again congratulation sa inyong lahat, sa ating lahat. So, ‘yung enthusiasm na ipinakita natin last time, ‘yun din ang enthusiasm na ipapakita natin sa pagtulong sa iba. And this is really a Task Force Kapatiran because we consider everybody part of this family, mga kapatid natin. So we give them the best; we do our service to the best that we can [We are going there to help. The good thing about this is, we’re already done in our area, and I would like to congratulate you all, us, for that. So, the enthusiasm we showed the last time, that’s the same level of enthusiasm we will show in helping others. And this is really Task Force Kapatiran because we consider everybody as part of this family, our brothers and sisters. So, we give them the best; we do our service to the best that we can],” MORE Power president and chief operating officer Roel Z. Castro told the delegation during the simple send-off program recently.

To recall, MORE Power was able to reenergize Metro Iloilo in less than a day after Typhoon Odette’s rampage.

“Subong, ang challenges ara sa aton, kay kadamu-damo sang trouble didto. So ipakita ‘ta ang aton ginapakita man diri nga ubra. Especially kon mag-ubra kita, pagkatapos ‘ta ubra, kinahanglan himuson ‘ta, limpyo. Ipakita ‘ta sa ila nga limpyo kita mag-ubra [Right now, the challenge is upon us because so much needs to be done there. So let’s show them the kind of work we do here, especially that we tidy things up when we’re done. Let’s show them how cleanly we work],” added Network Operations head Engr. Edwin Montemayor.

The MORE Power team, composed of engineers, line warriors, and customer care staff, are moving to Negros equipped with the necessary tools and equipment and are prepared to stay in the province for the rest of the holiday season until the job is done.

“Salamat sa pag-volunteer, sa enthusiasm [Thank you for volunteering for this mission, for your enthusiasm],” said Engr. Bailey del Castillo, Deputy Head of Network Operations, before rallying the 22-man strong delegation going to Negros with the traditional “Hip hip horray!” shout.

This is indeed the season for helping and spreading the love of Christ, according to Castro, and MORE Power is “glad and very much honored to be a part of this worthy endeavor”./iNews

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