Marinduque assured of power supply up to yearend
BOAC, Marinduque – The National Power Corporation (Napocor) has assured this island province of a stable power supply up to the end of this year.
This assurance was made by Napocor during a recent Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) session where the pressing issue on power interruption facing the province was tackled.
Former Marinduque Congressman Edmund Reyes, Jr., who is now consultant to Governor Carmencita Reyes, reported to the board that he had discussed with Energy Secretary Rene Almendras the energy crisis Marinduque has long been suffering from. He said he was informed that other provinces were facing similar problems which may be even worse.
The former congressman, quoting Secretary Almendras, also confirmed that there was discrepancy in records regarding fuel delivery at the Napocor barge. He told the SP that the provincial government should monitor fuel deliveries together with Marelco (Marinduque Electric Cooperative).
During the provincial board session, SP member Annie Rosas said she received reports about fuel pilferage. She said it would help if there would be a bigger storage at the Marelco compound.
For his part, Board Member Allan Nepomuceno asked Napocor to submit an audit or inventory report. Reyes asked him to head a task force that would investigate the matter. (By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)