Bohol to distribute generators to water refilling stations

Published January 3, 2022, 3:58 PM

by Philippine News Agency

CEBU CITY – The provincial government of Bohol will distribute generator sets to water refilling stations in various towns where residents have only been relying on relief assistance for their potable water and food since the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, Governor Arthur Yap said on Monday, January 3.

“We will distribute generator (sets) to water refilling station so that we can help them back to operations. Even with the unstable electric power connections, we can at least make these water refilling stations sell their water to local communities,” Yap said in a presser, as the provincial capitol aims to stabilize the supply of drinking water.

The governor said the provincial capitol received 11 container vans of donated equipment, including several generator sets, as well as relief packs containing food and water.

The latest donations intended for the victims of Typhoon Odette that struck Bohol as it made landfall in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on Dec. 16, will be brought to the Bohol Wisdom School in Tagbilaran City for distribution.

Yap said the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported to him that it has completed energizing the Ubay, Alicia, Garcia Hernandez corridors with 69-kilovolts lines on Dec. 30 and 31.

However, the Power Barge 104 shut down its operation due to lack of load on the same days that the NGCP finished its transmission of power in these towns, causing the three power distributors – Bohol Electric Cooperatives 1 and 2 and Bohol Light – to stop their distribution.

“Even if the NGCP transmits its power for distribution, but still there is a problem because it is not enough to energize our household, retail establishments, restaurants and hotels,” Yap said in Cebuano.

He called on the three power distribution firms to get ready in case the generation plant starts to make a partial supply of electricity to its consumers.

Yap reported that the provincial government has assisted all the 48 localities, with more than 100,000 food packs from the capitol and over 70,000 family food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed to the typhoon victims.