Boracay slowly regains power supply

Published January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — More than a week after the devastation wrought by Typhoon “Ursula,” world-famous Boracay Island is slowly regaining its power supply.

An electrical post is seen toppled at popular beach destination of Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province after Typhoon Ursula. Hotels and resorts are mostly running on power generators.  (Photo courtesy of Pia Miraflores/ MANILA BULLETIN)
An electrical post is seen toppled at popular beach destination of Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province after Typhoon Ursula. Hotels and resorts are mostly running on power generators. (Photo courtesy of Pia Miraflores/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Only some parts of the island have electricity,” said Mayor Frolibar Bautista of Malay town, Aklan province.

“Ursula’s” strong winds knocked down electrical posts in Boracay and the rest of Aklan province.

Bautista told the Manila Bulletin that only a part of Manocmanoc village in the resort island has electricity.

The town mayor said the prolonged lack of regular power supply is affecting Boracay’s businesses as hotels, resorts, restaurants, and souvenir shops have to rely on power generators.

Since Christmas Day, Boracay’s local residents had to endure days without electricity.

Bautista is hopeful that power distributor Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) can get all the manpower it needs to reenergize the entire island of Boracay.

Bank operations in the resort island have resumed on Thursday.

 
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