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!”
FOSA which is making its debut on continental football will now progress to the first round where they will play Mauritian opponents AS Port Louis 2000 who beat Comoros side Ngazi Sport 5-2 on Tuesday.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano made good his intention of making drastic changes from the team that played in the first leg.AFC Leopards will be seeking at least a 1-0 win to progress to the first round.Gabriel Andika dropped to the bench with new signing Jairus Adira starting between the sticks while there was a two-fold change in the defence.Dennis Sikhayi started at right back ahead of youngster Yussuf Mainge who scored in the first leg while Mike Kibwage started in defence at the expense of Robinson Kamura who dropped to the bench.Joseph Kuria also came into the starting 11 partnering Victor Majjid in midfield with Collins Okoth missing. Jaffery Owiti and Brian Marita were also thrown into the starting team with Ezekiel Odera spearheading the attack in the absence of the injured Prince Arkoh.Fosa Juniors players line up before their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe hosts, buoyed by a sea of orange on the stands pushed AFC from the first whistle as they tried to break the deadlock and put their feet firmly in the tie.Playing on an artificial turf, the home side found it easy to play their swift passing game but Matano’s charges were disciplined and guarded their rear with caution.Despite increased tempo in the second half, nothing could separate the two sides.Ingwe will now jet back home with focus tied on their Kenyan Premier League fixture against Ulinzi Stars in Thika on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fosa Juniors skipper Andriamirado Aro Hasina attempts to stop a header from AFC Leopards’ Prince Arkoh during their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21- AFC Leopards will rue the single away goal conceded to Madagascar’s FOSA Juniors in the first leg as they exited the CAF Confederation Cup despite holding the Madagascar side to a 0-0 draw in the return fixture in Mahajanga on Wednesday.Ingwe were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg 10 days ago at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega and the team will rue that slight defensive lapse that saw Fosa equalise and earn an away goal.