In celebration of its 2nd year in service, MORE Power Iloilo, together with the Iloilo City Government released 730 juvenile Lapu-Lapu fishes in the Iloilo River on February 13, 2021
The event, entitled “Fish Be With You”, is part of Mayor Jerry P. Treñas’ initiative to restore the ecological balance in the Iloilo River
MORE Electric and Power Corporation has been the Iloilo City Government’s outstanding partner in creating a sustainable city and providing solutions regarding electrical issues for Ilonggos
MORE Power, Iloilo City’s lone electricity distribution utility, heightened its best efforts in making Iloilo River livelier by releasing 730 juvenile Lapu-Lapu fishes in its premises last Saturday, February 13, 2021. This was made successful through the collaborative efforts with the Iloilo City government.
The event, entitled “Fish Be With You”, is a part of MORE Power’s social corporate responsibility and is done to celebrate their 2nd-anniversary celebration. In fact, the number of fishes released (730) represents the number of days MORE Power has been in service in the city. Also, it signifies the company’s franchise which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 14, 2019.
Aside from donating fingerlings, MORE Power also donated 23 life jackets to the personnel who maintain the river’s cleanliness.
The dispersal program is the support of the distribution utility to the efforts of Mayor Jerry Treñas to restore the ecological balance at the Iloilo River. This is also part of his banner program on food security.
MORE Power and the Iloilo City Government, hand in hand in making Iloilo City a sustainable place
MORE Electric and Power Corporation has been the Iloilo City Government’s outstanding partner in the making of a liveable city and providing solutions regarding electrical issues. Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed his gratitude for the said corporation by posting on his official FB page, where he said:
“It is not always that you will see a utility distribution company that is involved in the propagation of fishes in the Iloilo River, and I am very thankful for MORE Power. We have seen that through the years, our river has become cleaner and cleaner through the efforts of our City Agriculturist Office, our river clean-up team, Sen. Franklin Drilon, and now, with MORE Power. With the strong partnership of different sectors, we can build and level up the City of Love.”
Mayor Treñas also appear to be amused with the Lapu-Lapu fingerlings dispersed in the Iloilo River. “Whenever they fish at the Iloilo River, they will think of… sweet and sour,” he jests as he expresses his gratitude to MORE Power Iloilo.
“If the river is alive, Iloilo is alive”
“More fishes in the river actually makes the river alive,” quotes MORE Power President and COO Roel Z. Castro during the program held after the dispersal of fish.
“If we see that the river is alive, it means that the initiatives of the LGU in cleaning the river, in instilling the discipline in people, and regulating how it should be is very much alive,” he added.
Mayor Jerry Treñas was thankful that MORE Power “got involved in so many community programs of the city.”
“It is not always that you will see that a utility company that is also involved in the propagation of fish in the Iloilo River. This is really part of our program when we said that we are going to level up Iloilo City. Even the fish has leveled up,” he said.
He also expressed his appreciation for the company for its proactive efforts in repairing the city’s power distribution system, most especially for its persistent driving force to clean up the barangays from power pilferers.