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Benguet dads ask BENECO to look into faulty streetlights
Susan C. Aro / PIA
Benguet, 4-13-2014


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial board asked the Benguet Electric Cooperative to look into the provincially paid streetlights installed in municipalities which are lit even during daytime.

Board members Jack Dulnuan and Johnny Waguis proposed a resolution asking Beneco to put off streetlights during daytime to conserve energy and save the provincial government from paying expensive bills.

Waguis said the provincial government pays around P2 million yearly for streetlight consumption. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 24, it already paid P190,913,43.

Beneco Operations and Maintenance Department Manager Rocky Pallogan said an automatic switch, a device which turns on the light during night time and shuts it off during the day, is built in every provincially paid streetlight installed in some areas particularly Atok, Itogon, Tublay, and Sablan.

Due to wear and tear however, Pallogan said these automatic devices malfunction.

Pallogan said from time to time, a crew from Beneco monitors the status of streetlights. He said even meter readers also check on the streetlights when they conduct their duties. He said defective streetlights are replaced when these are reported.

He asked barangay officials and concerned citizens to report to help Beneco in replacing or repairing defective streetlights by reporting them to 0908-865-7202, 0917-592-1698, 442-6663, or 442-2295.



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