ILOILO City – MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) completed its comprehensive preventive maintenance of the Jaro substation yesterday an hour early than the expected 13-hour long task. There was a need to do comprehensive maintenance work on the Jaro substation, according to MORE Power, because the load of the substation’s 10MVA transformer was already on critical level. Several netizens acknowledged MORE Power’s prompt maintenance service. Facebook user Bien Anatan said, “Thank you for a job well done and MORE Power to the Ilonggos. God bless to everyone including those who are forever opposed and are everlasting critics of MORE Power. May MORE Power continue to provide you with excellent service to shut your mouth.” The previous distribution utility, Panay Electric Co. (PECO), did not do any preventive maintenance work on the substation for almost eight years, according to MORE Power. MORE Power took the task of fixing and upgrading all of the former distribution utility’s obsolete, broken, aging, and unmaintained facilities. In the past two months that MORE Power came into operation as Iloilo City’s legitimate power firm, it has already made significant improvements and repairs on the metropolis’ electric distribution facilities. Preventive maintenance should have been conducted every two years, said MORE Power’s technical experts. Unfortunately, PECO neglected to do maintenance and upgrading works which resulted in dilapidated facilities that MORE Power inherited, they said. From Feb. 29 to April 29 MORE Power has, among its other accomplishments, upgraded 51 distribution transformers, replaced 51 broken electric poles and fixed 97 hotspot connectors./PN The scheduled power interruption started at 4 a.m. It ended at 3:43 p.m. On the other hand, Jennie Pardilla expressed, “Earlier than expected. Kudos!” Following continuous assessment and inspection, MORE Power has now a benchmark of the expected lifespan of the facilities and has prepared the upgrading of their capacities. For her part, Jazy Borja stated, “Good job, MORE. Continue the excellent service. Dasig! I thought it’ll be at 5 p.m. that they will restore the power connection here in Sambag, Jaro. Pero 3:45 p.m. pa lang nagbalik na!”
“Pep Guardiola has been charged for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of the FA’s kit and advertising regulations,” the FA statement said.“He has until 6:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Monday 5 March 2018 to respond to the charge.”Following events last year surrounding Catalonia’s bid to break away from Spain, which included a referendum and a proclamation of independence, both deemed illegal, authorities jailed several leaders of the movement.The City manager, who was born in Catalonia, has previously explained his reasons for wearing the ribbon.Referring to the first two independence leaders to be jailed, he said in December: “I do that because in Spain two specific people who defend something like the vote, something the people in command do not agree (with), are in prison. It’s unfair.“To make a rebellion on something like that, you have to be something tough to be in prison. And they are still there. So, while they are not out, always here (points to ribbon) will be shared with me.“Because, OK, they can suspend me for doing that, but the other people are in jail. If they want to suspend me — UEFA, Premier League, FIFA — it’s OK.”The City boss explained his stance in response to comments from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who questioned whether the ribbon was within the rules and claimed he would not be allowed to do a similar thing.Last year world governing body FIFA backed down in its row with British football authorities over the wearing of poppies, worn to remember war dead.England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had previously been fined by FIFA for wearing or displaying poppies, which FIFA said were “political symbols”.FIFA’s climbdown meant none of the British home nations had to pay their fines.Guardiola’s Manchester City team face Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday. Victory would bring Guardiola’s first silverware as City boss after a trophy-laden managerial career with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.The club are 16 points ahead of their nearest challengers Manchester United in the Premier League, and thumped Basel 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Charged: Pep Guardiola sporting the yellow ribbon © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was on Friday charged by the Football Association over wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.The FA said in a statement that the symbol sported by the former Barcelona boss on his jacket broke its rules.