“The brownouts start from 8 a.m. until5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. We, in AKELCO are doingeverything to immediately transfer the poles so that these will not reach theone month target,” Martinez said. MALAY, Aklan – Power interruptions inBoracay Island may be experienced for a month, according to Engr. JoelMartinez, head of the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) engineeringdepartment. PHOTO BY JUN N. AGUIRRE/PN “We have to transfer our electricalposts to give way to the road widening of the DPWH. This effort is part of theenvironmental rehabilitation of this resort island,” Martinez added. Resorts and hotels use generator setsto power up their respective firms./PN Martinez said around 8,000 consumersexperienced a series of power brownouts last week due to the transfer of electricalposts amid Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) road wideningprogram. It can be recalled that PresidentRodrigo Duterte closed this island to tourists last year for six months toundergo environmental rehabilitation. After the closure, another year and ahalf commences to continue what has been started.
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