Fallen posts, tangled wires still litter Tacloban

Posted at 01/23/2014 11:43 PM

TACLOBAN CITY -- More than two months after typhoon "Yolanda" hit Tacloban City, fallen and broken posts and tangled wires remain scattered on streets.

Officials of Leyte Electric Cooperative-II (Leyeco-II) said they are focusing on restoring the supply of electricity and haven't cleared all fallen posts and wires.

The cooperative added that not all the posts were used for electricity, and some were installed by other telecommunications and cable companies.

This is the reason why LEYECO-II will be stricter next time and would not allow other companies to use its electric posts.

According to Ma. Rosario Avestruz of LEYECO-II, they will only allow other companies to attach to the power cooperative's posts only after other firms seek approval.

The cooperative is also working hard to meet the deadline set by Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla who wants Tacloban's power supply to be fully restored by March. -- report from Ranulfo Docdocan, ABS-CBN News Tacloban